Archive for April, 2014

John Kerry Warns Israel Could Become “Apartheid State”

April 29, 2014

 

After hearing John Kerry’s absolutely appalling and stupid comments about the breakdown in talks between Israel and the Palestinians, I just couldn’t let the day go by without writing a post. However, Nice Deb has done an excellent and comprehensive post about it at her blog!

Nice Deb: John Kerry Warns Israel Could Become “Apartheid State”.

Senator Ted Cruz was quick to point out how utterly foolish, wrong and despicable Kerry’s comments were. He was one of the first to publically state that Kerry should resign as Secretary of State. On Special Report with Brett Baier, Charles Krauthammer stated that Cruz was absolutely correct!

Excerpt from Nice Deb post:

Via Josh Rogin at The Daily Beast, this is getting quite a bit of attention, today:

The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa. Jewish leaders are fuming over the comparison.

If there’s no two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon, Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state,” Secretary of State John Kerry told a room of influential world leaders in a closed-door meeting Friday.

Senior American officials have rarely, if ever, used the term “apartheid” in reference to Israel, and President Obama has previously rejected the idea that the word should apply to the Jewish state. Kerry’s use of the loaded term is already rankling Jewish leaders in America—and it could attract unwanted attention in Israel, as well.

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“A two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative. Because a unitary state winds up either being an apartheid state with second-class citizens—or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state,” Kerry told the group of senior officials and experts from the U.S., Western Europe, Russia, and Japan. “Once you put that frame in your mind, that reality, which is the bottom line, you understand how imperative it is to get to the two-state solution, which both leaders, even yesterday, said they remain deeply committed to.”

According to the 1998 Rome Statute, the “crime of apartheid” is defined as “inhumane acts… committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime.” The term is most often used in reference to the system of racial segregation and oppression that governed South Africa from 1948 until 1994.

Here is how apartheid Israel is:

Arabs in Israel have equal voting rights; in fact, it is one of the few places in the Middle East where Arab women may vote. Arabs in 2011 held 14 seats in the 120-seat Knesset. Israeli Arabs have also held various government posts, including one who served as Israel’s ambassador to Finland and the deputy mayor of Tel Aviv. Oscar Abu Razaq was appointed Director General of the Ministry of Interior, the first Arab citizen to become chief executive of a key government ministry. Ariel Sharon’s original cabinet included the first Arab minister, Salah Tarif, a Druze who served as a minister without portfolio. An Arab is also a Supreme Court justice. In October 2005, an Arab professor was named Vice President of Haifa University.

Arabic, like Hebrew, is an official language in Israel. More than 300,000 Arab children attend Israeli schools. At the time of Israel’s founding, there was one Arab high school in the country. Today, there are hundreds of Arab schools.29

The sole legal distinction between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel is that the latter are not required to serve in the Israeli army. This is to spare Arab citizens the need to take up arms against their brethren. Nevertheless, Bedouinshave served in paratroop units and other Arabs have volunteered for military duty. Compulsory military service is applied to the Druze and Circassian communities at their own request.

Some economic and social gaps between Israeli Jews and Arabs result from the latter not serving in the military. Veterans qualify for many benefits not available to non-veterans. Moreover, the army aids in the socialization process.

On the other hand, Arabs do have an advantage in obtaining some jobs during the years Israelis are in the military. In addition, industries like construction and trucking have come to be dominated by Israeli Arabs.

Although Israeli Arabs have occasionally been involved in terrorist activities, they have generally behaved as loyal citizens. During the 1967, 1973 and 1982 wars, none engaged in any acts of sabotage or disloyalty. Sometimes, in fact, Arabs volunteered to take over civilian functions for reservists. During the Palestinian War that began in September 2000, Israeli Arabs for the first time engaged in widespread protests..

Read it all HERE

 

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IMHO, John Kerry “let the cat out of the bag” regarding the TRUE opinions of the Obama Regime. You can bet that ANYTHING Kerry says regarding the Middle East is “screened” by the leftist radicals currently squatting in the White House.

It is my hope that more people become aware of the true intentions of the ObaMARXIST BADministration! I wonder if this terrible rhetoric from Kerry was reported in the mainstream media? Even Fox has been a bit too preoccupied with the racist remarks of a billionaire on several of it’s evening news and analysis shows. It’s a typical tactic – scream about racist remarks – in order to draw attention away from Obama’s international troubles and failures. I’m sure that others have noticed the unending and ongoing “cry racism” tactic over the entire 6 ugly years that Zero has been pResident?

Oh I see…now I’ll be called a racist because I think that Obummer’s failed pResidency is such a huge failure? We can’t call it as we see it because Obama is the first “black” pResident?

Isn’t it ironic that Sterling has been called out for racist comments (and fined!) in the past? But now, such a big deal is being made about these new comments? Smells fishy…doesn’t it? The media of mass deception propaganda machine is in full swing tonight!

You know what they say…timing is everything?  The racist rant sounds more like a huge fight that broke out between Sterling and his former (too-young) girlfriend; and  is being utilized in order to draw attention away from Kerry’s despicable comments!

Talk Wisdom Reports – You Decide.

Hat tip:

Nice Deb

Update:

Oh great…now Kerry is trying to backtrack his awful statement by doing a press release to “clarify” his comments!

The Gateway Pundit: John Kerry Releases “Clarification” on His Disgusting Apartheid Comments on Israel

If you read it carefully, you will see that Kerry can’t even admit that he was wrong for saying what he did – and further – he actually says that Netanyahu, as well as other Israeli leaders once made the same “apartheid” comparison too!

Sorry…but I just have to write this: What a TOTAL A$$ KERRY IS!!!

 

Hat tip:  The Gateway Pundit

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Your Grace Finds Me

April 28, 2014

 

 

I love to listen to contemporary Christian music while driving in my car. The Message on XM satellite radio often has great playlists. During my ride to Long Beach this past Friday, I heard Matt Redman’s beautiful song entitled, “Your Grace Finds Me.” Driving back home later that evening, that song came on again! I found myself singing along in the car, worshiping God as I drove down the freeway back to my home.

Today, within the comment section of my previous post on the phenomenon of a tetrad of Blood Moons occurring on Jewish feasts over the next year and a half, I found myself thinking of this song once again. It came to mind as I was reading a commentary written by David Guzik on the study of 2 Peter 2.

The following excerpt reminded me of Redman’s song:

4. (17-18) Conclusion.

You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

a. Since you know this beforehand: We, who know of the Day of the Lord and await it with patient expectation, must persevere lest we fall from your own steadfastness. We must take care to keep abiding in Jesus.

i. “In order that they might know how to stand, and to be preserved from falling, he gave them this direction: ‘grow in grace;’ for the way to stand is to grow; the way to be steadfast is to go forward. There is no standing except by progression.” (Spurgeon)

b. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: We prevent a fall from your own steadfastness by a continual growth in grace and knowledge of Jesus.

i. Grace is not merely the way God draws us to Him in the beginning. It is also the way we grow and stay in our steadfastness. We can never grow apart from the grace and knowledge of our Lord, and we never grow out of God’s grace.

[Note: Unfortunately, You tube will not allow the embedding of the video here so the link to watch it on the You Tube site is below: 

 

http://youtu.be/hmFJkGEv3Lw

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Guzik wrote:

iii. We must also grow in our knowledge of Jesus Christ. This means knowing more about Jesus, but more importantly, knowing Jesus in a personal relationship.

c. To Him be the glory: When we are this ready and this steadfast in the grace and knowledge of our Lord, it gives God glory.

Blood Moons

April 15, 2014

 

Have you heard about the renewed interest regarding the special days during 2014 and 2015 where  blood moons will be appearing in the sky?  According to reports from WND, several books written on the subject, and a few Messianic Jew programs on Daystar and TBN, there will be 4 blood moons appearing in the sky on Jewish holidays during 2014 – 2015.  The first one appeared last night (12:00 a.m. PT, 3:00 a.m. ET) on the eve of Passover.

Reports about such phenomenon have popped up in various places of late.  One of the biggest attention grabbers on the subject was when Matt Drudge had a headline at his website with links to articles about them.

WEEK OF THE BLOOD MOON… ^
From the April 14, 2014 20:35:59 GMT edition of the Drudge Report.

WEEK OF THE BLOOD MOON ^
From the April 13, 2014 19:57:29 GMT edition of the Drudge Report.

Blood moon eclipse is special event… ^
From the April 03, 2014 16:25:24 GMT edition of the Drudge Report.

 

From the first article:

Popular televangelist claims four blood moons are sign of ‘world-shaking event’

Four complete lunar eclipses will appear in the sky starting on April 15. Pastor John Hagee, of Texas’ Cornerstone Church, believes God is trying to communicate with humans through these celestial signs.

Four lunar eclipses are set to blaze in the sky starting on April 15. The eclipses will occur in roughly six-month intervals until October 2015. The blood moons fall on Passover and during the Feast of Tabernacles.

The heavens are putting on a celestial show next week — and one Christian pastor is convinced it’s a sign from God.

Bestselling author and televangelist Pastor John Hagee claims the four blood moons that will soon appear in the skies over America are evidence of a future “world-shaking event.”

The blood moons are part of a tetrad, a set of complete and consecutive lunar eclipses that will begin on April 15 and continue in roughly six-month intervals until October 2015.

According to NASA, seeing four complete lunar eclipses in a row is very rare. The skies were tetrad-free from 1600 to 1900. But in the 21st century, there will be many.

What’s even stranger is that Americans have a front row seat.

“The most unique thing about the 2014-2015 tetrad is that all of them are visible for all or parts of the USA,” NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak told CNN.

Hagee, founder of Texas’ Cornerstone Church, thinks this is no coincidence. For him, it’s a sign of the end times.

The 73-year-old preacher has been preparing for the tetrad for years. He released a book about the blood moons last October and will go in depth about his speculations during a special TV event on April 15 on the Global Evangelism Television channel.

He points to Acts 2:19-20, which reads, “And I will show wonders in Heaven above and signs in the Earth beneath, the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.”

In sermons to his flock, Hagee said that each of the blood moons happens on a religiously significant day.

The April 15 event happens during Passover. On Oct. 8, the blood moon will occur during the Feast of Tabernacles. Another blood moon will occur during Passover on April 4, 2015. The last will happen on Sept. 28, 2015, another Feast ot the Tabernacles.

For proof of his theory, Hagee finds connections between past tetrads and important events in the life of the Jewish people.

In 1493, a tetrad occurred while the Jews were being expelled from Spain. Another tetrad occurred in 1949, soon after the state of Israel was founded. The skies saw another tetrad in 1967, during the Six-Day War between Arabs and Israelis.

“Just as in biblical times, God is controlling the sun, the moon, and the stars to send our generation a signal that something big is about to happen. The question is: Are we watching and listening to His message?” Hagee writes in his book.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/televangelist-claims-blood-moons-sign-world-shaking-event-article-1.1754601#ixzz2yyWCKbT7

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If you listen to (and view) the short video at that link, you will hear the condescending attitude of the speaker.  So…what else is new?  People all over the USA are writing comments on posts about their “theories” regarding the blood moons.  Those who have studied the Bible see the significance of these blood moons happening on special days in Israel’s history (see above article).

Now, the coming tetrad of  blood moons will happen on Jewish holidays.  The first of the tetrad appeared on the eve (at midnight on West Coast, 3:00 a.m. on East Coast) of Passover last night (April 15, 2014).  The next one will appear on October 8th during the Feast of Tabernacles.  Another blood moon will occur during Passover on April 4, 2015. The last will happen on Sept. 28, 2015, another Feast of the Tabernacles.

Those who have studied and understand that the Bible is true and the prophecies therein (many of which were fulfilled by Jesus Christ in the past; as will the last days prophecies which are to be fulfilled by Him in the future) are also true.  Therefore, we cannot miss the huge significance of these events in the cosmos!  They all will come to fruition!

With over 3 million posts about the blood moons on Start Page, everyone must admit that these phenomenon have stirred up a LOT of interest!

Of course, there will be the typical naysayers who will pooh-pooh such events.

But those who are in Christ and have studied the Bible cannot miss the significance of these blood moon events!

Hat tips to all links.

 

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Update!

 

Also see what the prophetic meaning could be regarding the land of Israel!

THE HEAVENS DECLARE

‘Blood Moons’ spark talk with Orthodox Jew

‘These could be prophetic warnings not to divide the land of Israel’

Published: 20 hours ago

(CHARISMAMAG) — In 2013, I had the special privilege to meet pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries. Pastor Mark is bright, friendly and engaging.

He expresses a unique love and support for Israel and immediately jumped on board as a partner and supporter of Heart to Heart, the virtual blood donation program I have the privilege of running from Israel. Ever respectful of Jewish tradition, we met at one of Seattle’s kosher restaurants and became fast friends.

While I had heard of and been questioned about the blood moons for months before we met, I knew that Pastor Mark had a special role in the awareness of this heavenly sign. In fact, he is the one who broke the code—so to speak—in 2008, brilliantly overlaying the occurrences of blood moons dating back thousands of years—no, he’s not that old; he used the NASA website—with the Hebrew calendar. His discovery is the talk among many pastors, churches and ministries, which even was the topic of conversation over Shabbat dinner in my orthodox Jewish home recently.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/blood-moons-spark-talk-with-orthodox-jew/#LmYyOH3TIrzwh6kB.99


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