Jewish Prophecy: In Coming Messianic Era, Israel’s Borders Will Encompass the World

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Jun 092016
 

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Breaking Israel News: “Israel’s borders are flexible because our merit to be here is dependent on our actions and our relationship with God,” he said. “In the last 68 years of modern Israel’s history, the border has changed many times, describing a developing relationship.”

The final borders of Israel are described in the Pesikta Rabbati, a collection of homilies and midrash (oral teachings) compiled by Torah sages in the ninth century CE. Unlike the previous four descriptions of the borders of Israel, the final prophetic description does not describe geographic boundaries specific to Israel, but a unifying global spiritual process.

“In the future, the land of Israel will spread [and encompass] all the lands [of the earth]. The entire Temple Mount will become like the Holy of Holies, all of Jerusalem will become like the Temple Mount, all of Israel will become like Jerusalem, and all of the world will become like Israel.”

Opinion: Do not try this at home. Quoting the Talmud and/or Midrash will cause instant silence in your audience, I have the battle scars to prove it.

In our book we quoted both sources in relation to the birth and early lives of Jacob and Esau. While I was careful to note that these extra-Biblical works are not considered inspired, they are, however, part of the oral Torah that was passed down through the generations of Jewish families in order to preserve the lives of the patriarchs.

Is it possible that God gave accuracy to these stories so that the Jewish culture would be accurately remembered? I believe the answer is yes. The stories take you inside the families’ lives giving us a look at the people, warts and all.

One such story is about the frustration that Sarah had with Ishmael.  At a large family gathering for the circumcision of Isaac, Ishmael was firing arrows precariously close to the baby, angering Sarah. Ishmael’s mother, Hagar, defended her son and an argument ensued leading to Sarah demanding that Abraham send the child and his mother away.

Most pastors rejected our book because of the use of extra-Biblical stories. It was only in the stories of the oral Torah that I found an explanation as to why the Bible is silent on the circumcision of Jacob and Esau.

In order to get an understanding of the headline, it is necessary to read the entire article. If/when you do, keep in mind Zechariah 8:23.

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”

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Jun 082016
 

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The Times of Israel: “Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday expressed support for a “comprehensive and just” solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“We place great importance on our relationship with Israel,” Putin said, at the beginning of their meeting in the Kremlin, noting that many Russian-speakers live in Israel. More than a million Jews and their relatives from the former Soviet Union moved to Israel when the Iron Curtain fell and travel restrictions were relaxed.”

Opinion: Every president since Harry Truman has tried to make the deal. The French, Saudis, Egyptians and now Russians want to make the deal. Donald Trump thinks he can make the deal.

One man, someday, will make the deal:

Daniel 9:27: “…  He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’”

The he is Antichrist, the covenant is a peace deal, the many are Israel and her neighbors, and the ‘one seven’ is 7 years.

The he that makes the peace will become the most popular man on earth. He will have made the biggest and most difficult deal in history.

But at the half way point of the 7 years, the mask will come off. That same he, will walk into a rebuilt temple and commit the second Abomination of Desolation, after Antiochus Epiphanes (168 BC), by declaring himself god.

That 7 year period is the last 7 years of the law. Daniel was given a timeline by the angel that 490 years from the decree to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem (445 BC) would complete the transgression of the Jewish people and the law.

The Messiah was killed in the 483rd year suspending the last 7 years of the law that would only begin when the man of sin is revealed.

That 7 year period is called the tribulation period.

The Church is of grace not the law. The Church will be ‘kept from’ (Greek, out of) the hour of trial (Rev 3:10) thereby fulfilling 2 Thessalonians 4:15-18.

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”

(For more on Daniel’s 70 Weeks prophecy see Bible Prophecy 101, chapter 5, on the home page)

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Saudi calls on Israel to accept 2002 Arab peace initiative

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Jun 042016
 

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YNet News: “The international conference held in Paris on Friday seeking to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process has concluded with a call from Saudi Arabia to adopt the 2002 Arab peace initiative, which would lead to normalization of ties between Israel and Arab states.

The Arab initiative from 2002 is the best proposal for the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” said Adel al-Jubeir, the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, which is considered one of the more pragmatic Arab nations.

The Arab peace initiative, also known as the “Saudi initiative,” called on Israel in 2002 to withdraw from the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. It also called for an independent Palestinian state to be established with East Jerusalem as its capital and for a “just solution for the refugee issue.” In return, all Arab states will normalize their relations with Israel and declare the end of their conflict with it.”

Opinion: The Saudi Plan is identical to Barack Obama’s plan that he laid out on May 19, 2011:

  • Israel gives up all land captured in the 1967 war
  • Israel moves 800,000 citizens out of the West Bank
  • Israel gives up any and all rights to the Temple Mount
  • Israel gives up all protective land barriers
  • Israel allows 5 -13 million Arabs the right of return
  • Israel must allow a Jew free corridor connecting the West Bank and Gaza

And in return Israel gets a state that is majority Arab and a vague promise of security and peace.

On to the Egypt peace plan …

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Jun 042016
 
Obama Delays Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem

BIN: “US President Barack Obama once again displayed his anti-Israel sentiment on Wednesday after he renewed a presidential waiver that would delay the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem for another six months, Haaretz reported. “Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of

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Jun 032016
 
Paris floods peak during 'peace talk' push

Arutz Sheva: “In an ironic twist of fate, the same Friday that the international conference of the French initiative to force peace talks on Israel was launched in Paris, floodwaters in the capital city reached peak levels in what has been declared as a natural disaster. The River Seine in Paris is set to reach six meters

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Jun 022016
 
'Jerusalem was ours and will remain ours,’ PM says

The Times of Israel: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made clear Wednesday that he was opposed to a return to the pre-1967 division of Jerusalem in a future peace deal, and slammed a UNESCO resolution eliding Jewish ties to the Temple Mount. “We remember Jerusalem up until the [1967] Six Day War,” he said, when the

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Iran’s Holocaust Cartoon Contest Goes International

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Jun 012016
 
Iran’s Holocaust Cartoon Contest Goes International

Front Page Mag: “Iran’s international cartoon exhibition and contest mocking Jews and the Holocaust has just concluded. It provided a prominent hate-filled platform to those who deny or make fun of the genocide inflicted on Jews by the Nazis and who seek to compare Israel today to Nazi Germany. One hundred fifty “cartoonists” from 50

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