Sunday, May 31, 2009

Raad Salah: Netanyahu will Try to Rebuild the Jewish Temple

Sheikh Raad Salah, leader of the Northern Wing of the Islamic Movement in Israel, believes Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will try to rebuild the Jewish Temple.

Speaking at a conference organized by website Islam Online in Doha, Qatar, Salah stated his belief that Netanyahu may try to build the Jewish Temple – which the Islamic preacher called “the false temple” – during his current term after allegedly failing to do so in his first term as Prime Minister in the late 1990s.

“I ask that those with the power to make the political decision hear me,” Salah exhorted his audience. “Netanyahu is about to build the false Temple, and when the Jews build the Temple they will do so upon the ruins of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque].”



According to the New Testament, any engaging of mystical practices contributes nothing to one’s regeneration and justification. Mystical practices can no more affect one’s salvation than walking down the aisle, saying a prayer, or signing a decision card at the end of an evangelistic meeting. People become right with God by His grace (i.e., unmerited favor). They are regenerated by the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5). They are justified through “repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21).

A believer is justified by the righteousness of Christ alone (2 Corinthians 5:21). As Paul wrote, “Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand” (Romans 5:1-2). Mystical experiences possess no power to justify or regenerate sinners. Neither can intentional spiritual practices sanctify saints.

Spiritual disciplines originate with man. Therefore, they are works of the flesh. Such works possesses no power to sanctify the human soul. As Paul wrote to the Galatians, “Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?” (Galatians 3:3). Of activities like spiritual disciplines that are designed to promote and engender mystical experiences, the apostle wrote to the Colossians, “These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence” (Colossians 2:23). (No Pass For Campolo’s Impasse)

-Pastor Larry DeBruyn

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What Kind of Evangelicals Belong To The Baptist General Association of Virginia?

Friday, May 29, 2009

A tsunami? The apocalypse? No, it's just the moon


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — It's only the moon, emergency officials in Puerto Rico are telling nervous islanders who have feared that recent extreme tides portend a tsunami or biblical catastrophe.

Waters receded up to 50 feet (15 meters) this week during low tide on Puerto Rico's southern coast, sparking a flurry of calls to seismology and geological agencies from people worried about natural disasters or supernatural events. Tsunamis are sometimes preceded by a dramatic drop in sea level.

"There are people who have said it's a biblical sign," said Pedro Calixto, who lives in the southern coastal town of Guayama. "There are others who don't dare go into the ocean because they believe it's a supernatural thing."

The extreme-tide phenomenon has been noted across the Caribbean and in Central America.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


The Festival of Pentecost

Yeshua: The Hebrew Word for Jesus


And you shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks, that is, the first fruits of the wheat harvest... (Exodus [Shemot] 34:22 NAS).

You shall count seven weeks for yourself; you shall begin to count seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain. Then you shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks to the Lord your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give just as the Lord your God blesses you (Deuteronomy [Devarim] 16:9-10 NAS).

The Omer: Countdown to Sinai
The period called "the omer" begins the day following the sabbath during Passover (Pesach) and continues until Shavuot (Pentecost). The Torah commanded that seven weeks be counted from the time of the offering of the omer...

Because of this ritual of counting, the period between Passover (Pesach) and Pentecost (Shavuot) came to be known as the omer. In fact, Shavuot does not have a fixed calendar date in the Bible, but rather falls on the day after the completion of the omer count -- that is, the fiftieth day after the omer offering is brought.

Learn more of the wedding, wind and trumpets of The Feast of Pentecost here.

Editor's note: Pentecost begins Thursday, May 28, 2009 at sundown. The observance continues through nightfall, Saturday, May 30 2009.

See related video, Season of Signs: Passover Through Pentecost 2008 .

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


From Apprising Ministries:

Many man-centered pied pipers of pretending to be Protestant evangelicalism and the Emerging Church of Emergence Christianity, which is thought to be the new reformation, continue a repudiation of Sola Scriptura in their sordid lust affair with spiritually corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism. A highly subjective spirituality that actually flowered within the antibiblical monastic traditions of apostate Roman Catholicism.

This ought to be cause for pause when you’re hearing so much praise for e.g. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the spiritual Gestapo unit known as the Jesuits. But in their desire for existential experiences centered on the self, and a phony form of ”unity,” now evanjellyfish is turning to the mystic speculations of spurious Spiritual Formation as taught by Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster; with an able assist from his friend and spiritual twin ordained Southern Baptist minister Dallas Willard.

Is Mary the 'Coredemptrix' of Humanity?

by Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service

VATICAN CITY -- When Pope Benedict XVI told a crowd in St. Peter's Square in April that the Virgin Mary "silently followed her son Jesus to Calvary, taking part with great suffering in his sacrifice, thus cooperating in the mystery of redemption and becoming mother of all believers," most listeners probably heard nothing remarkable in the statement.

After all, devotion to Mary is a pervasive element of the Catholic faith, and one of the features that most clearly distinguishes it from Protestantism.

Yet for one group of devotees, Benedict's statement was a milestone -- a sign that he had moved one step closer to granting their wish for a new dogma on Mary's contribution to human salvation.

At least 7 million Catholics from more than 170 countries, including hundreds of bishops and cardinals, have reportedly signed petitions urging the pope to proclaim Mary "the Spiritual Mother of All Humanity, the coredemptrix with Jesus the redeemer, mediatrix of all graces with Jesus the one mediator, and advocate with Jesus Christ on behalf of the human race."

Learn more of the Mary of Rome here.

NKorea threatens to attack US, SKorean warships


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened military action Wednesday against U.S. and South Korean warships plying the waters near the Koreas' disputed maritime border, raising the specter of a naval clash just days after the regime's underground nuclear test.

Pyongyang, reacting angrily to Seoul's decision to join an international program to intercept ships suspected of aiding nuclear proliferation, called the move tantamount to a declaration of war.

"Now that the South Korean puppets were so ridiculous as to join in the said racket and dare declare a war against compatriots," North Korea is "compelled to take a decisive measure," the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said in a statement carried by state media.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Russia, Iran and War with Israel

...Forover fifteen years I have speculated that the "hook in the jaw" of Gog that Godcould use to bring a reluctant Russia down upon the land of Israel could besome thing like the following scenario that I articulated to Hal Lindsey on aNational television show[7]in 1990 on the day the first Gulf War ended: I could see the Muslims coming tothe Russians and telling them that America has set a precedent for an outsidepower coming into the Middle East to right a perceived wrong. (America has done it again in recentyears by going into Afghanistan and Iraq.)

On that basis, Russia should help out her Muslim friends byleading them in an overwhelming invasion of Israel in order to solve the MiddleEast Conflict in favor of the Islamic nations. Will this be the "hook in the Jaw" of Gog? Only time will tell. But something is up in the Middle Eastand Russia appears to have her fingerprints all over things. We know that the Bible predicts justsuch an alignment and invasion to take place "in the latter years" (Ezek.38:8). Maranatha!

Read the rest from Dr. Thomas Ice here.

See related articles here:

North Korea Tests a Nuclear Weapon, Israel Prepares for War

The Coming Middle Eastern War

Huge Natural Gas Reserves Discovered In Israel

Isralestine: The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East

Russia's first Persian Gulf naval presence coordinated with Tehran

Debka Files:

Russian warships are due to call Wednesday, May 27, at the Bahrain port of Manama, seat of the US Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf, DEBKAfile's military sources reveal. They will be following in the wake of the Russian vessels already docked at the Omani port of Salalah, the first to avail themselves of facilities at Gulf ports.

Their arrival is fully coordinated between the Russian and Iranian naval commands.

According to our sources, this is the first time a Russian flotilla will have taken on provisions and fuel at the same Gulf ports which hitherto serviced only the US Navy. Moscow has thus gained its first maritime foothold in the Persian Gulf.

California Supreme Court: Civil Unions - Yes, Gay Marriage - No

John Schwartz The New York Times

The California Supreme Court upheld a ban on same-sex marriage today, ratifying a decision made by voters last year that runs counter to a growing trend of states allowing the practice.

The decision, however, preserves the 18,000 marriages performed between the court's decision last May that same-sex marriage was lawful and the passage by voters in November of Proposition 8, which banned it. Supporters of the proposition argued that the marriages should no longer be recognized.

Today's decision, written by Chief Justice Ronald M. George for a 6-to-1 majority, said that same-sex couples still have the right to civil unions, which gives them the ability to "choose one's life partner and enter with that person into a committed, officially recognized, and protected family relationship that enjoys all of the constitutionally based incidents of marriage."

Central Florida Flooded by Record Two Feet of Rain


While hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1, recent tropical-like rainfall in Florida found many residents cleaning up from flooding, or waiting for the water to recede, instead of focusing on usual holiday activities over the Memorial Day weekend.

Less than a month ago, emergency officials were warning the severe drought could produce damaging wildfires, Instead more than 1,000 buildings have been damaged following record May rains.

In parts of the state, Volusia County (in which Daytona Beach is located) in particular, it is estimated that $52 million in damage has already been reported. The early estimate assessments show 967 buildings have already been reported damaged. As people return to their homes and businesses over the next few days, that number is expected to rise dramatically.

France To Israel: Divide The Land

Sarkozy calls Palestinian state 'legitimate right' by Chris Perver, Prophecy In The News

French President Nicholas Sarkozy has called the establishment of a Palestinian state a "legitimate right" of Palestinian Arabs, and remarked that the creation of such a state constituted Israel's best guarantee for security. His statement precedes an official visit to the United Arab Emirates, during which the president is to open a newly constructed French naval base in the country, underscoring France's commitment to the stability of the Middle East. His comments also follow increasing tension between the French and Israeli governments over the direction of the peace process.

Marking the 42nd anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu proclaimed that "Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. It has always been, will remain so forever and will never be divided". The comments drew an angry response from foreign ministry spokesman Desagneaux, who criticized Israel's settlement expansion in east Jerusalem and called for the capital to be divided between Jew and Arab. The Israeli Prime Minister is due to meet with President Sarkozy next month.

North Korea Tests a Nuclear Weapon, Israel Prepares for War

North Korea Tests a Nuclear Weapon By Joel C. Rosenberg

With North Korea testing a second nuclear warhead (just weeks after testing a long-range ICBM) — and Iran feverishly trying to develop its own nuclear weapons — Israel’s deputy defense minister said today Israelis need to prepare for all out war. A massive, full-country war readiness exercise will commence in Israel on May 31, designed to test the nation’s emergency preparedness for thousands of missiles coming in from all directions.

One concern is that Iran may be secretly funding North Korea’s nuclear weapons development program, and receiving the test data. If that is the case, military commanders and engineers in Tehran may be far closer to testing — or using — their own nuclear warheads than is currently believed in the West to be the case.

See related article:

The Coming Middle Eastern War , Huge Natural Gas Reserves Discovered In Israel , Isralestine: The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East

UN: Global Government Needed To Fight Catastrophic Climate Changes

World Business Leaders Hear Catastrophic Climate Warnings

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 25, 2009 (ENS) - "We meet at a critical moment in human history. Our planet is warming to dangerous levels," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the opening session of the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen on Sunday.

Encouraging world business leaders to create a global economy that is "cleaner, greener and more sustainable, Ban told 700 delegates from the business community that "climate change is the defining challenge of our time."

"You and your colleagues have the ingenuity and vision to lead by example where others, including governments, are lagging behind," he said. "With your support and through your example, we must harness the necessary political will to seal the deal."

Editor's note:

Please see Global Warming Tied To Global Government?

See also:, NEWS FLASH: Sun's Magnetic Field May Impact Weather And Climate , WARNING: The Coming Solar Storm , Astrophysicist Says Global Warming Related To Sun , Global Warming Caused By The Sun , Great Global Warming Swindle , Green Lies and Amazing Truths

U.S. Senate Report: Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming , Climate Change Causes Rise in Tide of Ecumenism , Great Global Warming Swindle , Global Warming or Global Governance

Green Lies and Amazing Truths , The Seeds of the Global Warming Police State? , Climate Change: Stand Against False Gospel , WHY ARE AMERICANS IGNORANT OF 'AGENDA 21'?

Monday, May 25, 2009

World Health Organization: Prepare For Global Pandemic

WHO chief says world should prepare for severe flu by Laura MacInnis and Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries should be ready for more serious H1N1 swine flu infections and more deaths from the newly discovered virus, World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said on Friday.

The highly contagious strain must be closely monitored in parts of Asia, Africa and South America where the winter season is beginning in case it mixes with seasonal flu and mutates in "unpredictable ways," Chan told the closing session of her United Nations agency's annual congress.

...The WHO's global flu alert is currently at level 5 out of 6, meaning that a pandemic is "imminent."

Editor's note: Several government agencies point to preparations to include 3 month food, water, medical supplies. Flu season typically begins late September, peaks in February and slows in May.

There is still time.
See emergency preparedness resources at Dare To Prepare.

See what happened last year during this time of year: Season of Signs: Passover Through Pentecost 2008.

Now is a good time to look in the mirror and ask yourself: Are You Good Enough To Go To Heaven?

If you believe you are a Christian, have you taken the time to Examine Yourself ?

US & Jordan Call For UN Flag Over Western Wall

Obama Calls for a UN Flag to Fly Over the Western Wall

By August Rosado, Bible Prophecy Today

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed at the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva in Jerusalem Thursday night that the Israeli flag will continue to fly over the Western Wall (Kotel). The first prime minister in years to appear at the venerable yeshiva on Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), he ignored U.S. President Barack Obama’s apparent trial balloon that he wants to see the United Nations flag fly over the Old City holy sites. Jordan’s King Abdullah II said the president put forward the proposal during his visit to the White House last month.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

US Promised Jerusalem Will Be Palestine's Capital

From The Palestinian Media Center

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been assured that US President Barack Obama's new peace plan includes a Palestinian state with its capital in Jerusalem.PA officials told the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot that the US intends to stand by its policy that East Jerusalem should be the Palestinian capital. Obama is expected to roll out the peace plan in Cairo on 4 June.

From Joel Rosenberg's commentary on the issue:

While I am not surprised by where the President is headed, I am horrified nonetheless. Right at the moment when the U.S. and Israel need to be working with Arab states in unity against the Iranian nuclear threat, this White House is systematically turning against Israel.

Editor's note:

Any peace deal dividing Jerusalem more than likely would involve Jordan. See this interesting 2007 piece from WorldNet Daily:

Jordan quietly gaining Temple Mount control

JERUSALEM – Jordan has been quietly purchasing real estate surrounding the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in hopes of gaining more control over the area accessing the holy site, according to Palestinian and Israeli officials.

The officials confirmed to WND the Jordanian Kingdom has been using shell companies during the past year to purchase several apartments and shops located at key peripheral sections of the Temple Mount.

Daniel 11:39

39 He shall deal with the strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god. Those who acknowledge him he shall load with honor. He shall make them rulers over many and shall divide the land for a price.

Joel 3:2

2 I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations and have divided up my land

Google Finds The Missing Link

Google adds to the media frenzy of the missing link discovery...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Israel: Iran's missile test is playing with fire

From The Times Online

Iran celebrated the beginning of its election campaign yesterday with the launch of a new missile capable of reaching Israel and US bases in the Gulf.

The stated 2,000km (1,245 mile) range of the surface-to-surface Sejil 2 missile would bolster the amount of medium-range weaponry with which Iran could strike in the region.

This raises concerns not only in Israel but among American-allied Arab states such as Saudi Arabia, which are nervous of Iranian regional hegemony after the demise of a Sunni bulwark in Iraq. Israel has raised international concerns by hinting at pre-emptive strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities if it is decided that diplomatic overtures cannot stop Tehran building a bomb. Iran has said that it would respond to any raid by attacking Israel and US interests in the region.

The Memorial Day Flood of Deception: The Missing Link Found

Revelation 12:15
The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood. 16But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth. 17Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring...

Media blitz: 'We found missing link' By Drew Zahn© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Darwinius masillae, the fossil known as "Ida"

A book, a movie, a press release, news reports, television specials and an interactive website – all launched today – have converged in a multi-media exclamation, set to shout to the world that the "missing link" in man's evolution has supposedly been found.

"This little creature is going to show us our connection with the rest of the mammals. This is the one that connects us directly with them," trumpeted Britain's nature television star Sir David Attenborough about today's announcement that "Ida," a lemur-like fossil that has been studied in secret for years, is now being unveiled to the world.

"Now people can say, 'OK, we are primates, show us the link,'" Attenborough said. "The link they would have said up to now is missing – well, it's no longer missing."

Editor's note: The History Channel is engaging in heavy publicity for this "discovery". THC will air a two hour special on May 25th, proclaiming that humans did evolve from animals, and now physical evidence exists.

The season of signs 2009 is shaping up ominously to the Season of Signs: Passover Through Pentecost 2008 . Are You Good Enough To Go To Heaven?If you believe you are a Christian, have you taken the time to Examine Yourself ?

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Who Is Your Creator? , Darwin and Lincoln: The Race Connection , The Vatican's Techno-synthesis of Faith

Church of England Apologizes to Darwin , The Emergent Church of England: A Sign of Things To Come , Quest For The God Particle

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

US Preparing For Global Pandemic Announcement

US Preparing for Possible H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic By VOA Lisa Schlein, Geneva

A senior U.S. health official urges countries to adopt aggressive measures to contain the H1N1-A swine flu virus. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius says everyone must cooperate in this activity because disease knows no borders.

A debate is raging at the World Health Assembly as to whether the WHO should raise its international influenza alert from phase five to phase six, which would trigger a global pandemic alert.

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius says the United States believes WHO should have the flexibility to decide this matter.

She notes the United States already is taking measures consistent with phase six. So, raising the level of alert, she says, would not trigger any additional activity.

WHO Urges Countries to Prepare for Possible Flu Pandemic

The World Health Organization is warning against complacency and urging countries to prepare for a possible pandemic from the Swine Flu A-H1N1 virus. The annual World Health Assembly got off to a vigorous start with a high-level consultation to assess the current global situation.

In an unusual move, this year's World Health Assembly has been shortened from nine to five days so health ministers can get home to deal with the swine flu crisis.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Two Witnesses Cometh?

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Revelation 11 and the end of the Mayan calendar are linked. There are 1,260 days from July 11th 2009 until December 21st 2012, counting the 11th of July. If that day is not counted, the countdown begins on the 10th...or the evening of the 9th as it will still be the 9th of July in America when the "10th" of july begins in Israel...

Learn more about David Flynn's research here.
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Los Angeles shaken by 4.7 quake and aftershocks

See list of current activity here.

East & West Coasts of US Rocking

In a trend since Italy's "Passover " earthquake, U.S. quake activity on both the East and West coasts, and points in between continue to increase...

Magnitude 3.0 - NEW YORK

Magnitude 2.1 - NEW YORK

Magnitude 3.0 - VIRGINIA

Magnitude 2.0 - NORTHERN TEXAS

Magnitude 3.3 - NORTHERN TEXAS

Northern California earthquake swarms

See related article: Eastern Region of North America Continues to Rock

See a snapshot of more quakes in the western hemisphere since April 6, 2009.

See earthquake preparedness resources at this FEMA website and the USGS website.

See the all-hazards emergency preparedness resources at Dare To Prepare.

The season of signs 2009 is shaping up ominously to the Season of Signs: Passover Through Pentecost 2008 . Are You Good Enough To Go To Heaven?

If you believe you are a Christian, have you taken the time to Examine Yourself ?


"...Count back 1260 days from December 21, 2012 and check the news for information about a charismatic diplomat who negotiates a peace treaty allowing Israel to re-start their system of sacrifice on the Temple Mount without threat from radical Muslims. The temple need not be built for the Jewish sacrifice to commence, but watch information about the rebuilding of the Temple on the site of Solomon 's Temple. The diplomat who arranges this treaty will surely be seen as a hero to Israel, perhaps they will proclaim him their messiah outright, but there will be signs and omens as well. Perhaps this diplomat will arrange a peace directly after the Gog Magog War occurs, and so look for that battle in the mid-east to occur sometime between now and 1260 days before December 21, 2012."

Read the rest of this provocative assessment here.

Editor's note: Israel is preparing to draft a peace treaty with the many. The holy land will be divided. The Gog and Magog war drums of Psalm 83 and Ezekial 38 are beating louder.

1260 days from December 21, 2012 is July 10, 2009.

Israel is ready for two-state solution

THE AUSTRALIAN , John Lyons, Middle East correspondent

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will walk into his White House summit prepared to commit to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, says his Defence Minister and confidant.

Speaking as Mr Netanyahu flew from Jerusalem to Washington yesterday, Ehud Barak said: "I believe Netanyahu is ready for a process whose end is two states for two peoples."

He said in an interview on Israel's Channel 2 that he believed a regional peace deal was achievable within three years.

See related article: The Oslo Accords: Is This The Covenant To Be Confirmed?

US Expected To Tell Israel: Divide The Land

Differing two-state solutions coming from Obama, Bibi by Bridget Johnson , The

On Monday, both President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will bring their respective plans for a two-state Mideast solution to the table – but the devil will be in the details.

Obama is pressing hard to quickly restart the Middle East peace process, placing his first call from the Oval Office to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in January. “Obama promised that he'll continue efforts to push the peace process forward in order to arrive at a two-state solution,” the Palestinian Authority said in a statement after the conversation.

"...For Israel to get the kind of strong support it is looking for vis-a-vis Iran, it can't stay on the sidelines with respect to the Palestinians and the peace efforts," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said last month.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Jordan Tells Israel to Accept Two-State Solution

New York Times

JERUSALEM — The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, met on Thursday with King Abdullah II of Jordan, who urged the Israeli leader to commit to a two-state solution with the Palestinians, according to news reports.

Mr. Netanyahu made the unannounced trip to Jordan hours before he was to meet in Nazareth with Pope Benedict XVI, and days ahead of a pivotal meeting with President Obama, scheduled to take place in Washington on Monday. It will be the first meeting between the Israeli and American leaders since the conservative-leaning Mr. Netanyahu took office six weeks ago.

The Obama administration has pronounced the two-state solution — the establishment of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel — to be the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Mr. Netanyahu has so far refused to publicly endorse the notion of a sovereign Palestinian state, a point of possible friction with Washington.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pope & UN Call For Dividing of Israel

UN Security Council calls for a Palestinian state News Date: Edith M. Lederer, 5/11/09
Source: Washington Post

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council sent a strong message to Israel on Monday that the international community is demanding “urgent efforts” to create a separate Palestinian state and achieve an overall Mideast peace settlement.

Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered,and I will give you the land of Israel.”—Ezekiel 11:17

Rabbi to pope: Go split Rome
Pontiff slammed for comments in support of Palestinian state

By Aaron Klein© 2009 WorldNetDaily

JERUSALEM – If Pope Benedict XVI so fervently supports a Palestinian state – which would split sections of Israel
– he also should divide Rome, charged the leader of a coalition of more than 350 Israeli rabbinic leaders and pulpit rabbis.

"I was shocked to hear that the first thing the pope had to say when he landed in Israel was that the Holy Land must be divided to make room for a Palestinian state," said Joseph Gerlitzky, rabbi of central Tel Aviv and chairman of the Rabbinical Congress for Peace, which includes some of Israel's most prominent Jewish leaders.

Mary of Fatima

OUR LADY OF FATIMA - Catholic News Agency

May 13 is the anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the small village of Fatima in Portugal in 1917. She appeared six times to Lucia, 9, and her cousins Francisco, 8, and his sister Jacinta, 6, between May 13, 1917 and October 13, 1917.

The story of Fatima begins in 1916, when, against the backdrop of the First World War which had introduced Europe to the most horrific and powerful forms of warfare yet seen, and a year before the Communist revolution would plunge Russia and later Eastern Europe into six decades of oppression under militant atheistic governments, a resplendent figure appeared to the three children who were in the field tending the family sheep. “I am the Angel of Peace,” said the figure, who appeared to them two more times that year exhorting them to accept the sufferings that the Lord allowed them to undergo as an act of reparation for the sins which offend Him, and to pray constantly for the conversion of sinners.

Editor's note:

Learn more about the Mary of Rome...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pope calls for cooperation between Christians and Muslims

Los Angeles Times:

Reporting from Amman, Jordan -- Pope Benedict XVI today called on Christians and Muslims to serve mankind with the "light of God's truth" while warning that extremists in nations such as Iraq were exploiting religious differences for political and violent agendas.

This theme - inter-religious cooperation to counter moral and social ills -- has been emerging throughout Benedict's papacy. He reiterated today that without the benefit of God's truth, human reason could not alone preserve human dignity and civil rights. He has also expressed concern about the discrimination that he says Christianity and other faiths face in Islamic nations such as Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

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First Catholic church opens in Qatar, Papal Pandering To Protestants & Muslims, Preview of The Coming Global Religion, Co-Starring Rick Warren , Common Ground: Conciliation with a Lie , Rick Warren, Evangelicals, Invite Muslims to Love God Together

Begging forgiveness of Islam? , Rick Warren Asks For Allah’s Forgiveness , Common Ground & Peace For The Sake of the World , Pope’s U.S. InterFaith Meeting to Focus on Peace , Is The Pope Emergent? , Spreading The Global Religion ,

The Global Peace Plan for a Global People , The CFR, The Social Gospel, & The Peace Plan , Purpose Driven Peace Plan & The Vatican sending the same message ? Rome’s Mayor: UN and Pope For ‘United Religion’ , Reconcile This, Rick? The Universal Community of Hope? , Vatican: Pope's Prayer In Mosque Is A 'New Horizon' In Interfaith

Eastern Region of North America Continues to Rock


See the recent Eastern region quake activity since Italy's April 6 "Passover" Quake:

Magnitude 2.3 - EASTERN KENTUCKY

Magnitude 2.5 - SOUTH CAROLINA

Magnitude 2.2 - ALABAMA,


Magnitude 1.6 - QUEBEC, CANADA

Canada, Eastern US Quake Activity

See a snapshot of more quakes in the western hemisphere since April 6, 2009.

See earthquake preparedness resources at this FEMA website and the USGS website.

See the all-hazards emergency preparedness resources at Dare To Prepare.

The season of signs 2009 is shaping up ominously to the Season of Signs: Passover Through Pentecost 2008 . Are You Good Enough To Go To Heaven?

If you believe you are a Christian, have you taken the time to Examine Yourself ?

Friday, May 8, 2009

Magnitude 2.3 - EASTERN KENTUCKY

California's State Sponsored Religion Initiative

In the pursuit of addressing the urgent and critical mental health issues that threaten the youth of society, the California Institute for Mental Health (CiMH) is co-sponsoring The 2009 Northern California Mental Health & Spirituality Conference .

From the website:


To increase awareness of spirituality as a potential resource in mental health prevention, early intervention, and recovery.

To encourage collaboration among faith-based organizations, mental health services providers, consumers and families in combating stigma and reducing disparities in access to services for diverse populations.

Workshops include:
  • Mental Health Spirituality and Faith
    Honoring Spirituality, Religion and Cultural Diversity
    Spirituality in Wellness & Recovery
    Family Issues, Spirituality, Mental Health
    Spirituality and Treatment Issues
    Social Justice Issues

...experience new body-mind-spirit practices for self-care and helping others , learn about diverse cultural/religious traditions.

...participate in a groundbreaking event that will showcase
California’s Mental Health and Spirituality Statewide Initiative.

Editor's note: Government endorsed ecumenism energized by mysticism. Sounds like a prototype of the Fourth Kingdom.

National Day of Prayer & Meditation?

While the White House invoked the Golden Rule and opted for a private observance of the National Day of Prayer, another segment of the Federal government was promoting National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.

Embedded in the The Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (TA Partnership) website are links to youth spirituality and meditation resources.

Here's just a few examples:

National Federation of Families conference in December 2007

"There will be some focus on youth leadership, there will be several activity-oriented workshops, and a draft agenda has been posted at the FFCMH website. Brittany Couch from OK will be presenting a Friday AM workshop specifically for youth coordinators. On Saturday and Sunday 6:30 AM there will be cardio hip-hop and meditation (guided imagery) options for conference participants."

Summer System of Care Community Meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma , June 3–6, 2003 workshop:

Patty Sauter uses a holistic program that includes meditation, acupuncture, massage, creative arts and art therapy, and exercise as ways to help empower young women to know that they can control their lives.

See more meditation & spirituality resources from the federally funded TA Partnership.

Editor's note: Thanks to TM-Free blog for the head's up.

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Terrorist threat against the Pope

Taliban warn pope on conversion by

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 7 (UPI) -- The Taliban told Pope Benedict XVI there will be "serious consequences" if he continues in what the group called efforts to convert Afghans.

The warning appeared Thursday on, a Web site with connections to the Taliban, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. It was a response to footage on the Al Jazeera network that showed U.S. soldiers with Bibles translated into languages used in Afghanistan.

...After Al Jazeera showed the Bibles, the U.S. military released a statement saying military personnel are banned from religious proselytizing and said the Bibles had been confiscated and destroyed.

Pope to visit Middle East as 'pilgrim of peace'

Pope to visit ME as 'pilgrim of peace'

Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday that he is going to the Holy Land next week as a pilgrim of peace in a region marked by injustice, mistrust and fear.

Benedict's eight-day pilgrimage, which begins Friday, will take him to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories.
The pope told members of a charitable group in a speech at the Vatican that he was asking for prayers for all the peoples of the Holy Land.

Photo: AP [file]

Pakistan: One of the world's largest exodus

Thousands flee Pakistan fighting: BBC

A Pakistani offensive against militants in the Swat Valley has displaced some 200,000 people recently, the UN says.

A spokesman for the UN's refugee agency UNHCR said another 300,000 were already on the move or about to flee.

Added to the more than 550,000 who had already fled, this threatened to create one of the world's biggest displacement crises, the UN says.

Pakistani spokesman Gen Athar Abbas said the government had taken measures to provide for the civilians fleeing.

But reports suggest some civilians are being prevented from leaving militant-held areas.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Magnitude 2.5 - SOUTH CAROLINA

Eastern portion of US continues to light up the seismic radar...

See also this week's Magnitude 2.2 - ALABAMA, Magnitude 1.7 - SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI
Magnitude 1.6 - QUEBEC, CANADA.

The Coming Middle Eastern War

Set to explode in the not so distant future, is a devastating war in the Middle East. The Jews will fight off Arab aggression and end terrorism once and for all! Israelstine; The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East, boldly unveils significant Bible prophecy that has eluded the discernment of todays great scholars.

Once upon a foretold time the Jewish people were to meet with a holocaust type condition, out from which they would return back to their ancient homeland of Israel. They would begin as refugees, but promptly emerge into an exceedingly great army. As per Psalm 83, destinys design for this great army is a head to head confrontation with a formidable Arab confederacy consisting of Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians, Jordanians, Saudis, and Egyptians, and their affiliated terrorist entities like the Hamas, and Hezbollah.

See related articles: Huge Natural Gas Reserves Discovered In Israel , Isralestine: The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East ,

The Nations Shall Become Plunder

Zechariah 2

8For thus said the LORD of hosts, after his glory sent me to the nations who plundered you, for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye: 9"Behold, I will shake my hand over them, and they shall become plunder for those who served them. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent me. 10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold, I come and I will dwell in your midst, declares the LORD. 11 And many nations shall join themselves to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people. And I will dwell in your midst, and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you. 12 And the LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem."

13 Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.

More States Move Toward Same Sex Marriages

Maine and N.H. Move to Expand Gay Rights

By Keith B. RichburgWashington Post Staff Writer Thursday, May 7, 2009
NEW YORK, May 6 -- Gay rights advocates celebrated swift and unexpected twin victories in New England on Wednesday when Maine became the fifth state to legalize same-sex marriage and New Hampshire's legislature shortly afterward sent a marriage equality bill to the governor.

DC may recognize same-sex 'marriages' - churches ignored
One NewsNow May 6, 2009

Despite opposition from some local churches, the Washington, DC Council has voted 12-1 to recognize homosexual "marriages" legal in other states.

Associated Press reports advocates from both sides of the debate were part of an overflow crowd that filled city hall, and more than 100 opponents from churches in the Washington region held a rally across the street. Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council believes the DC Council is on a slippery slope to recognition of same-gender marriage.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fear God, Wait for the LORD

Isaiah 8

11For the LORD spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: 12"Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. 13 But the LORD of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. 14 And he will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many shall stumble on it. They shall fall and be broken; they shall be snared and taken."

Read more on Fearing the Lord:

The Fear of the Lord

Let Us Therefore Fear

A Treatise of the Fear of God

The Goodness and the Severity of God

The Oslo Accords: Is This The Covenant To Be Confirmed?

Netanyahu, listen to Obama By Haaretz Editorial

"This week marks a full decade since the deadline set by the Oslo Accords for an Israeli-Palestinian final-status agreement. Netanyahu, who was prime minister at that time, would do well to learn a lesson from the opportunity he missed and take advantage of the second chance he has been given to lead the country to reach an agreement with the Palestinians. He will thereby be able to fulfill his dream of making history, as President Shimon Peres said about him."

"As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares for his meeting in Washington with U.S. President Barack Obama, the White House is sending tough messages to Israel about its expectations. In his speech at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said this was a moment of truth for Israel. The United States is committed to the principle of two states for two peoples, he said, and this is the only solution, so all the parties must meet their obligations, no matter how difficult..."

Daniel 9: 27
Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.”

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Israel ready to resume peace negotiations

Israeli Prime Minister Calls for 'Triple Track' Approach to Peace With Palestinians

WASHINGTON -- Israel's prime minister on Monday outlined a "triple track" approach to peace with the Palestinians, a strategy that emphasizes political, economic and security planks to resolve the decades-long conflict.

Benjamin Netanyahu said his government is ready to resume peace negotiations without any delays or preconditions.

The Ecumenical Common Ground of Monasticism

Ecumenical gathering in Washington DC in June by Spero News

Representatives of Eastern and Western Christianity will gather in Washington to focus on the theme of "Monastic Spirituality in Everyday Life."

The thirteenth annual Orientale Lumen Conference will be held in Washington D.C, June 15-18, 2009. This ecumenical conference will focus on the Christian East and is open to the public, for both lay persons and clergy. The speakers and attendees come from four main religious groups: Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Catholic and Oriental Orthodox churches. Orientale Lumen XIII will be held at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, DC and will focus on the theme of "Monastic Spirituality for Everyday Life".

...Monastic spirituality may be practiced alone, or in groups. The focus is on returning to God, and making use of certain specific practices: prayer, fasting, silence, vigils, reading, good works. Monastic spirituality is seeking a meaning to the mystery of life. The speakers will assist us with their understanding, knowledge and advice on this topic, and how better to integrate it in our daily lives.

See more related Monasticism articles.

Swine flu-HIV could devastate human race

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- The global swine flu threat is receding, but it could return in a far more deadly form in the fall.

The warning was given Monday by Dr. Margaret Chan, head of the 193-nation World Health Organization, in an interview with the Financial Times of London.

Chan warned that the swine flu virus known as H1N1 that caused the Mexico City-centered outbreak could return in the fall as a far more dangerous mutation.

See emergency preparedness resources at Dare To Prepare.

See what happened last year during this time of year: Season of Signs: Passover Through Pentecost 2008.

Now is a good time to look in the mirror and ask yourself: Are You Good Enough To Go To Heaven?

Central & South America Quakes

Venezuelan capital jolted by 5.3 earthquake

CARACAS (Reuters) - An earthquake sent residents running from their homes and shook buildings across oil exporting Venezuela's densely populated coastal region, including the capital Caracas, before dawn on Monday.

The quake was 5.3 magnitude, with the epicenter 25 miles south of Caracas and at a depth of 6.2 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The tremor was the second to hit Venezuela in recent weeks, unusual for OPEC member nation.

Strong but deep quake hits Guatemala May 3, 2009

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Seismologists are reporting a strong but deeply centered earthquake in Guatemala.

Local radio stations say there are no reports of damages or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 6.1 and was centered 25 miles (45 kilometers) southeast of Quetzaltenango, the country's second-largest city.

The Coming Solar Storm Part III

Scientists have found two large leaks in Earth's magnetosphere, the region around our planet that shields us from severe solar storms.

The leaks are defying many of scientists' previous ideas on how the interaction between Earth's magnetosphere and solar wind occurs: The leaks are in an unexpected location, let in solar particles in faster than expected and the whole interaction works in a manner that is completely the opposite of what scientists had thought.

See related article: WARNING: The Coming Solar Storm, Part II