Verse of the Week
And in that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples;
all who lift it shall be cut in pieces. And all the nations of the earth will be
gathered against it.
(Zechariah 12:3) HRB NOTE - Verses 1-3 is an end time prophecy about how the nations will look at Jerusalem. It is quite interesting to look at Jerusalem today that produces no commodity such as oil, but yet most will say that not dividing Jerusalem is the cause holding up world peace.
Thought for the Week
As with most things in life, when it comes to the issue of “Palestine” and “Arabs”, folks today would do well to study their Bible a little more. The Bible is the go-to history book on Middle East affairs. Modern-day “Hebrews”, “Arabs”, and “Palestinians” are all descended from the same well. It begins with Abram/Abraham as a Hebrew. His sons, Isaac and Ismael, parted ways, in essence, to become modern day Hebrews and Arabs. Isaac's sons, Jacob and Esau, parted ways too; and hence, we have the Hebrew line continuing (thru Jacob) as well as the start of the “Palestinian” line known then as Edomites (thru Esau).
Concerning Isaac and Ishmael: Ismael was the son of the Hebrew Abram/Abraham and the Egyptian slave Hagar. Isaac was the son of the Hebrew Abram/Abraham too but with his wife Sara (a fellow Hebrew). Concerning Ishmael YHWH said. “And he shall be a wild donkey of a man, his hand against all, and the hand of everyone against him; and he shall live before all his brothers” (Genesis 16:12). Isaac on the other hand received YHWH's promises to Abraham. BIG NOTE: This is the single most divisive issue between Jews/Christians and Muslims! Muslims say that the Koran (Qur'an), from the prophet Mohamed, says that it was Ishmael that Abraham almost sacrificed and it is Ishmael who received the promise of God.
Concerning Esau YHWH said, “And YAHWEH said to her, Two nations are in your womb; even two peoples shall break from your body. And one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger” (Genesis 25:23). The twin sons she bore were Esau first and then Jacob; and, their descendants today are known as the “Palestinians” (from Esau) and the Israelites (from Jacob). Why do I continue to place quotes around “Palestinians”? Esau's descendants became known as the Edomites, and concerning them YHWH said, “Shame shall cover you from the violence against your brother Jacob, and you shall be cut off forever” (Obadiah 1:10; HRB NOTE - The Hebrew word for violence here is Hamas, the same name of the terror group in the Gaza strip today.)
The descendants of the ancient Edomites are, in essence, modern day “Palestinians”. And cut off they have been and are! When the world (via the UN) divided the Middle East after the fall of the Ottoman Empire (end of WWI) a small sliver of “Palestine” was to be allocated to the Jews as their own nation – Israel. The people known today as “Palestinians” DID NOT have a nation of their own either so they were given the major part of “Palestine” known as Trans-Jordan; but the Jordanians later kicked them out! None of the Arabs want the so called “Palestinians”! To the Arabs the “Palestinians” are of Isaac's line not Ismael's line and so despise them almost as much as they do the Jews! (SEE NOTE 1) “Palestine” also once covered parts of Syria and Lebanon, etc but as with other Arab nations they do not want the “Palestinians”.
One of the problems today is that the Left does not believe in the existence of any supernatural God and as such will never understand that neither Islamic Terrorism or the conflict of Palestinian and Arab Muslims against Jews (and Christians) will never be resolved with economics or politics. The issue is religion not poverty. The majority of deaths at the hands of Muslims is other Muslims – Shia vs Sunni, etc (think Iran vs Saudi Arabia aka Persian vs Arab). The only thing both sides agree on is that they want to destroy Israel and the West. The primary exporter of Islamic Terrorism against Israel is Iran; and, the Iranian government is so well off it is developing a nuclear warfare program while waging war in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, etc. ad naseum. The primary exporter of Islamic Terrorism against the West is the House of Saud (the Saudi's); and, they are filthy rich!
Two sayings come to mind, “Charity begins at home” and “Know thy enemy”. The Left understands neither. It wants to replace charity with government hand outs that come with the caveat of kneel and obey or stand up and suffer; and, it thinks Islam is a peaceful philosophy whose only drawback is it does not embrace the LGBT movement. Leadership from the Left is like having a blind tour guide describing the works of art in the Louvre! They are clueless yet repeat what they have been told regardless of the truth.
The US has an increasing abundance of need among our own people. It is ludicrous to ignore our own poor while bringing in the poor of our enemies – this only allows the enemy to use more funds to bolster their own war efforts while infiltrating our defenses. It is even more insane that we politically continue to protect the Saudi's and attack Israel! Wake up folks! The Saudi's are on Satan's team!
The UN and the US (under Obama and his ilk) are serving Satan in their push to elevate the “Palestinians” over Israel! The US would do well to remember the fate of those who turn on Israel – e.g. Palestinians/Edomites (refer to Obadiah for more detail, one of the Edomites' sins was that they failed to help the Israelites in their hour of need).
Truth matters! History matters! YHWH's Word has both. Study His Word and Help Spread His Word!
NOTE 1 - Though some of Esau's descendants are in fact “of Ismael” as well as “of Isaac”. Consider:
then Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael,
the son of Abraham, Nebajoth's sister. To his wives he added her for his wife.
(Genesis 28:9) (HRB NOTE - Esau now compounds the sin of selling his birthright by intermarrying with the seed of Ismael, who was born from the handmaid Hagar, and was not the seed of promise.
PS – I have mentioned my use of the Hebraic Roots Bible (HRB) before and in this regard here are a few relevant HRB notes dealing with the above:
Obadiah 1:3 HRB NOTE - (1408) “pride” comes from the Hebrew word to boil or seethe and is used 3 times in the story of Esau and Jacob.
Hebrews 12:17 HRB NOTE - (2427) Worldly sorrow is simply being sorry for not having what one wants and is bred from selfishness. True Elohim guided repentance is a 180% turn from sin, and showing the fruit of that repentance. Esau did not have this and was simply sorry that he lost his blessing (Genesis 27:36-39).
Jeremiah 51:46 HRB NOTE - (1064) The word for violence here is “Hamas”. It is quite interesting that Hamas has most of its fund raising and money sources from the USA.
They do not know the way of peace; and no justice is in their tracks.
They have made crooked paths for themselves;
everyone going in them does not know peace.
(Isaiah 59:8) (HRB NOTE - Although not the primary meaning of the verse, this defines Hamas exactly.)
Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it. – Imam Hassan al-Banna
COMMENT: This quote is from the Hamas Charter referenced below. Obama, Hillary, etc, have been arming Hamas for years allegedly to help fight the War on Terror!
According to UN Watch: More than half of all resolutions adopted by the U.N. Human Rights Council since 2006 (when the Council was established) in criticism of a particular country have been directed at Israel. In 2013, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a total of 21 resolutions singling out Israel for censure and only four resolutions to protest the actions of the rest of the world’s states. COMMENT: There are 193 nations in the UN. There are 102 countries where so called “Christians” predominate and 56 that are Islamic. Yet the UN acts as though having one Jewish Nation is one too many. It is as YHWH told us it would be. Study your Bible and you may very well learn history before it even happens! :)
From the Hamas Charter 18 August 1988: The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood in Palestine. Moslem Brotherhood Movement is a universal organization which constitutes the largest Islamic movement in modern times. It is characterized by its deep understanding, accurate comprehension and its complete embrace of all Islamic concepts of all aspects of life, culture, creed, politics, economics, education, society, justice and judgment, the spreading of Islam, education, art, information, science of the occult and conversion to Islam.
COMMENT: The Muslim Brotherhood is considered a terrorist organization even by many Arab and Muslim countries; and, was an un-indited co-conspirator in a terrorism trial in the US. Yet Obama and his ilk support the Muslim Brotherhood here in the US! Obama is an un-indited co-conspiring traitor!
Muslims claim the Qur'an was written in Arabic and is invalid even today in any other language. COMMENT: This though it has been proven many words in the Qur'an do not yield a meaning unless they are traced back to their Hebrew or Syriac sources. PS – Black Muslims in the US may be in for a rude awakening when they learn, as their African brethren already have, that they are considered “second class” citizens because they are not the true descendants of Ishmael. They are “Muslim converts” and not Muslim Arabs.
Consider Revelation 20:4. Who are the only people in modern times who still behead other people? Muslims!