Sephardic Rabbi Stresses Future Redemtion of Israel

Popular Sephardi Rabbi, Ariel Bar Zadok, founder of KosherTorah.com stresses in his latest newsletter that Israel is not comprised of the tribe of Judah alone, from where we derive the internationally recognizable terms Jew, Jewish and Judaism. That Israel to be One is a unity of the Tribe of Judah, whom has been faithful to the revelation given Israel at Mount Sinai, and the other 11 tribes. While it is well known that the tribe of Benyamin is currently part of the historic House of Judah, the other 10 tribes are popularly known as the Lost Tribes of Israel. The following is Rabbi Zadoks thoughts on the unity of the 12 tribes of Israel:

“J” alone cannot equal “I.” Only when we add 11 “T” to “J” can they be equal to “I.”

Just because one is not Jewish does not mean that one cannot be a literal, bloodline child of Israel. There are many more Israelites in the world than there are Jews. As to who they are, where they are and how they can be recognized and identified, read on.

  We all know that there are twelve tribes to Israel. Long before the return from Babylon of some of the exiles from Judah in 516 b.c.e. (that’s 2,529 years ago), the identities of the vast majority of the other tribes of Israelites had been lost. It was a remnant of the southern Kingdom of Judah that returned to rebuild Jerusalem. Therefore since then, the remnant of Israel has been called by their name. Thus we have Jews, named after Yehudah, or Judea.

  While human history deals exclusively with the Jews from this point onward, we must never forget that God’s promises to Israel were meant for, and to this day are being fulfilled with, the entire nation of twelve tribes, and not just the one, called the Jews.

  To this day, the other eleven tribes, considered lost, are still as much a part of Israel, as are Judah. The other eleven, while maybe lost to their own identity are still known to Heaven, and are therefore, still under Divine protection and Divine blessing. The other eleven, whoever they are, and wherever they may be, are still as much God’s chosen as is Judah. 

 Therefore, whether certain elements of Judah, or the nations, like it or not, there are still over ten times as many Israelites “out there” somewhere, who are the bonafide chosen people of God. To this day they are also being guided by Heaven’s Hand and fulfilling Heaven’s purpose as being a “light to the nations,” even as Judah is used to this day.

  Today, many ask the question, who is a Jew? One can answer this in according to Torah Law, and say that a Jew is defined as one born from a Jewish mother, or one who has gone through a conversion process deemed acceptable by whomever is doing the accepting. Yet, this narrow interpretation only identifies who today is considered a Jew, and who is therefore eligible for recognition within the Jewish community, and possibly eligible for citizenship within the State of Israel. But, no matter how we define today who is, or who is not a Jew, this bears no influence upon the greater question of who today is Israel. For this bloodline identity, lost over so many centuries, still has not gone away, and never will.

  Over many centuries, there have been identified an Israelite presence in some of the most far-flung corners of the Earth. There are records and rumors of Israelite communities (that may not be Judah-based “Jewish”) in China, India, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, southern Africa, and even among Native Americans. While today, “Jews” are considered, for the most part, to be a nation of white Caucasians, the vast majority of other native Israelites, however lost they may be, are far from being white Caucasians, and most likely consist of ever other color and race found over the Earth.

  Indeed, historically, it is well known that Israel, which includes Judah (and thus all real Jews) are a Semitic race. Semites are not Caucasians. Therefore, while the majority of modern Jews can be identified to be Caucasians, this clearly shows how, over many centuries, they too have become subject to intermarriage and racial change.

  How interesting is it today that modern haters of Jews accuse the majority of European Jews of not being truly Jewish. European Jews are accused of being decedents of Khazarian converts from over a thousand years ago, and therefore, the haters proclaim, not true Jews at all.

  This is such a twisted and peculiar argument. For the haters of Jews, hate the Jews because they are Jews, and at the same time deny them the identity of being Jews. If the Jews are not Jews, then why hate them for being Jews? Funny isn’t it, that even if the Jews are not Jews, they are still hated for being Jews? 

 Is there any logic in this? No, none! But, whoever said that hatred was based upon any logic? Whoever said that hatred had to make any sense? For the record, there is a large amount of DNA evidence that tends to prove that European Jews are in fact not of Khazarian ancestry.

  What it means to be God’s chosen people has become subject to such wild misinterpretations, that its true meaning has been almost entirely lost. Let us endeavor now to restore the true understanding of this.

  Torah makes it clear that God calls Israel a nation of priests. Fine, so then, what is the role of the priest? The priest is a servant. The priest goes out and serves the needs of the community. The priest is not elevated and thus served by the community. A priest serves, he is not served.

  Being a priest is an arduous and difficult task. It requires hard and often dirty work. But that is the role of the priest. The priest is a tool in God’s Hand. When God wants to get work done in this world, he acts through His priests. Yet, the work of God, like the work of the priest in the ancient Temple is often hard and dirty.

  The priest is a tool. He is like a screw used by God to screw together two or more disjointed things. God uses the priest as His screw to build, to bind, to bridge and unite things. Just remember this, the job of a screw is to get screwed. This is the role, the job and mission of Israel. Israel is chosen to be God’s priests, His workers, His tools, His screws.

  When Israel is getting screwed, this is when they are doing the job of Heaven. This is when they are fulfilling their role as the chosen people. It is nothing grandiose. On the contrary, it is a rather dirty and difficult job, often without much appreciation or reward. Who ever thinks about the screws that hold together the walls of the houses in which we live? Who ever thinks about the unnamed and forgotten ones whose inspirations have built everything good that we have in the world?

  Who is Jew today is one definition, one clearly defined by Torah Law. Who, however, is Israel is a completely different definition. A Jew can be recognized by his bloodline or his conversion, an Israelite may have neither of these to show, and not need them either. An Israelite has an Israelite soul and as such has a unique relationship with Heaven as does all the children of all the twelve tribes, not just the Jews of Judah.

  While I cannot accept any Israelite (confirmed or otherwise) into Jewish ritual practices unless he meets the criteria of also being a Jew, nevertheless, I accept him as a member of my extended family and is he welcome in my home, even though I may not be able to include him in my minyan.

  It is important that we expand our horizons. It is important that we make every effort to start seeing things through God’s Eyes, instead of through our own. Times are changing, and revelations, shocking ones, will be forth coming. Let us prepare for these by rejecting the falsehoods and half-truths of the past, and by embracing expanding perceptions of the ancient truths.

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The Future of the Secular Israeli State

Founder of the State of IsraelThe following post was originally posted on the 1st of September by Moriya’s Place and send to us by our friend Agatha.  Our commentary on the Modern Israeli Government is at the bottom of the post.

Rely only on Hashem, להסתמך על רק הקדוש ברוך הוא 9/01/2011 | Posted by Moriya’s Place

Countless Jews are appalled or dumbfounded. They cannot understand how a Jewish government, backed the Israel Defense Forces, could give away Judea and Samaria, the sacred heartland of the Jewish people to terrorist thugs. The Prophets and Sages of Israel predicted that, in the end of days, the Jews would have such a government. They foresaw that Israel would be ruled by “scorners” of the Torah. These scorners, said the Prophet Hosea (12:1-3), will fill Israel with lies and deception. They will strive after wind (“peace”) and make alliances with Israel’s enemies. The Prophet Isaiah (28:14-18) chastises these insolent Jews. He foretells that they will make a “covenant with death,” but that this pact will not protect them, indeed, that they will be swept away like refuse.

Remarkably, the Targum translates this pact with death as a contract with “terrorists” (mechablim)! Similarly, the Zohar (Exodus 7b) predicts that in the end of days certain Jews in Israel will make an alliance with the enemies of the Jewish people. The Israel-PLO Declaration of Principles fits this dire prediction. In the Talmud, tractate Sanhedrin (98a), we learn that in the end of days Israel will have the “cheapest” government. Only the cheapest politicians would negotiate with terrorist thugs responsible for the murder and maiming thousands of Jewish men, women, and children.

Such shamelessness should make any man of taste want to vomit. This leads me to examine the certain conclusions of Mishna Sotah (49b): With the footsteps of the Moshiach arrogance shall increase and honor dwindle. The government shall turn to heresy [such as secular humanism] and there shall be none to utter reproof. The council-chamber [the Knesset] shall be given to immorality. Galilee will be barren, the Golan shall be desolate, and the dwellers on the frontier [in Judah, Samaria, and Gaza] shall go from place to place with none to take pity on them. The wisdom of their writers [journalists and academics] will become insipid and degenerate [will become morally neutral if not anti-Jewish]; they that shun sin shall be despised. The truth shall nowhere be found [thanks to the university-bred doctrine of relativism]. Youth shall shame their elders, and the elders shall stand up in the presence of youth [a commonplace in democracies] … The face of this generation is as the face of a dog [impervious to shame]… So upon whom can we rely?

Upon our Father in heaven.

● Is it not obvious that the Jews in Israel cannot rely on the opposition parties such as Likud to save them from disaster?

● Is it not obvious, from the experience of Lebanon and Sderot, that Jews cannot rely on the Israel Defense Forces?

● Is it not obvious that Jews cannot rely on rabbis who pontificate about pikuach nefesh?

● Is it not obvious that Jews cannot rely on political and strategic analysts to stop the suicidal course of Israel’s government? ●

Is it not obvious that Jews cannot rely on the United States or on information campaigns (hasbara) to save them from the successors of the Nazis? By now it should also be obvious that it is precisely because Jews have relied on such vanities that they have been given spineless politicians who would sacrifice Eretz Yisrael for mere wind. Finally, consider Rashi’s commentary to Genesis 1:1. If the nations of the world should [question Israel’s title to Eretz Yisrael] and say: ‘You are robbers in that you have seized by force the territories of the seven nations,’ Israel can retort: ‘The entire world belongs to the Holy One, Blessed be He. He created it and gave it to whomsoever it was right in His eyes. It was His will to give it to them and it was His will to take it from them and give it to us.’ To whom are these words of centuries ago addressed? Surely, to Jews in Israel today.

But no Israeli government has ever uttered these words. Nor has any religious party in any Israeli government ever made such words its clarion call! You will say: “But the nations will mock these words and laugh at us.” I reply: Have countless appeals to “security” won the supportive concern of the nations? Have ingratiating words about “Israeli democracy” earned the respect of the democratic world? Has willingness to yield “territory for peace” appeased the voracious appetites of Janus-faced Arab despots? Is not Israel despised by the nations no matter how yielding it has been in the “peace process”? I dare say that it is precisely because Jews have not based their claim to Eretz Yisrael exclusively on Rashi’s commentary to Genesis 1:1 that Israel is so often disdained and condemned by the nations! I am not saying that citing Rashi will convince any nation that the Jews have a G-d given title to Eretz Yisrael. The task of the Jews is not to convince the nations of anything! That happens to be the compulsion or futility of assimilated Jews.

Too many Jews—religious included—want to win the approval of the nations rather than the approval of G-d. Legions of religious Jews rely more on politicians and political rhetoric than on the Torah and on the G-d of Israel. This is why the above Mishna indicates that in the end of days, when we have exhausted the heresies of our time and are utterly helpless, that we shall turn to our Father in heaven. This is not a counsel of despair. It is a plea for rational analysis. Stop relying like addicts on failed ideas and flawed politicians. Start proclaiming that G-d alone has given us title to Eretz Yisrael—and never mind the scorners! Just do it and leave the consequences to G-d, Who alone is the Master of war and peace.

End of Article.  [ Source: http://foundation1.org/wp-en/2008/11/24/an-untried-policy/]

Secular Israel Foretold it’s Own Destiny in 1948

We have all seen the great Menorah depicted on Titus’ Arch.  A 7 – branched candelabra supported by a stepped base.  It is without doubt the most famous depictions of the Temple Menorah.  On the Arch the triumphant Roman soldiers cart away the Temple Menorah, showing the power of the Roman State.

When the modern secular Jewish State sought a symbol to represent the new Jewish state, this menorah was chosen, after much debate and consideration.  At first, this would seem appropriate to the unlearned – the Menorah has in the past been the symbol of the Jewish people.  But the depiction of the Menorah on Titus’s Arch is a fraud, a forgery.  One only need to look at the base or pedestal to see the idolatrous images of dragons carved into the pedestal.  There is no possible way that this pedestal ever sat in the Second Temple.  Just years before it’s removal, Pontius Pilate tried to have the Roman Double Eagle Emblem installed in the Temple with terrible results.  The Jewish people opposed this and we quite willing to die right then and there.  Pilate retreated from this attempt to violate the sacred precincts and sought other courses to humiliate the Jewish people.

The Sages record for us in the Talmud that the Menorah had a three-legged base with no images on it.  They are adamant about it.  Some speculation of how the Titus base came into being suggests that the Menorah base was damaged during the War and that Titus commissioned for a new pedestal to be made.  Just the inclusion of the pagan imagery on the base defiles the Menorah and exempts it from any sacred use.

However it served Titus’ purposes well.  His triumphal entry with it and the Temple Sefer Torah in Roman hands showed the world that Israel and it’s religion had gone into exile by Roman efforts.  At least that is what it appears on the surface.  In reality, this pagan Menorah cannot represent Judaism or Israel in it’s truest sense.  At the announcement that Israel had officially adopted the Titus Menorah as the symbol for the new Israeli state, Rabbi Herzog protested on both religious and archeological grounds:

“It is not good what our government does today. Just as we have merited once again the light of Zion that is symbolized by the Menorah, the state chose specifically the image of the Menorah that is on Titus’s Arch, which, it appears, was altered by foreigners…”

But Israel’s choice I believe foretells of their future destiny.  In choosing a fraudulent pagan Menorah over the true Menorah of the beit HaMikdash, the unbelieving modern secularist government has chosen the Menorah of Exile, one which is carried and controlled and altered by the Gentile World.  This is not the true reality.   The true Menorah represents the Light of HaShem which illuminates the hearts and minds of the Jewish nation as a chosen vessel to humanity.

The modern Israeli Democratic government will itself go into exile and be replaced by the True Menorah which is the Light of Israel.  This will be the restoration of the 12 tribed  Davidic Kingdom which the Mashiach will bring in when he comes.  We live in truly remarkable times.  We have an opportunity to see the culmination of what the prophets foretold.   Let us meet it with humbleness and hope.

The Distant Beat of an Ominious War Drum – Part 2

As reported by this blog and many others on the Internet and Alternative Media, we are moving precariously closer to war with Pakistan who has recently further cemented it’s ties with China.  In May, China warned the United States that any attack on Pakistan is an attack on China.  An while the Bought and Paid For Media will not cover these developments, the US GOV is actively engaged in proxy warfare with Pakistan.  The stakes got higher on July 10, 2011, when U.S. White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley announced that the U.S. will suspend approximately $800 million in aid to Pakistan’s military, a significant development highlighting the rapidly eroding situation in Pakistan.

In response, on July 12, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei, while talking to reporters in Beijing, pledged China’s support to Pakistan in the wake of the U.S. military aid cut, stating: “Pakistan is an important country in South Asia. The stability and development of Pakistan is closely connected with the peace and stability of South Asia… China has always provided assistance to Pakistan,helping it improve people’s livelihood and realize the sustainable development of its economy and society. China will continue to do so in the future.”[Source - www.tribune.com.pk (Pakistan), July 12, 2011].

Pakistani Defense Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar threatened to pull back Pakistani troops from nearly 1,100 security check-posts along the Pakistan-Afghan border, noting that about $300 million of the U.S. military aid is used to go to troops engaged in a counter-terrorism offensive in the border region.

See the Full MEMRI REPORT

In a past posting we demonstrated the connection between Iran and China as Gog with regions of Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan an other islamic countries as being the biblical Land of Magog.  See our article – The Distant Beat of an Ominious War Drum – Part 1.  Also see the Evidence of Chazal(Our Sages of Blessed Memory) concerning the Land of Magog

Pakistan’s Plan to re-install the Taliban after US Withdrawl

Pakistan’s  Daily Times editorial of July 12th 2011 states:

“In response to Pakistan’s attempts to reverse the carte blanche given by it to the Americans during the Musharraf regime, the U.S. has withheld over a third of the military aid – $800 million – to Pakistan this year. In principle, it is perfectly within the realm of propriety for Pakistan to roll back undue U.S. influence in the country, but how to do it is a question of debate. Things had been souring between the U.S. and Pakistan over some time, which became manifest in the Raymond Davis case.

“Moreover, Pakistan’s military and the ISI have been looking to fulfill their plan for the Afghan endgame to insert the Taliban in power after the U.S. withdrawal. Although the U.S. is engaging with the Taliban for a negotiated political settlement, it has completely bypassed Pakistan. This also became a point of friction. All these things have been accumulating and the crowning feather of the Pak-U.S. rift was the Abbottabad incident [the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 2]. When Pakistan faced embarrassment both domestically and internationally following the Abbottabad raid, in a fit of nationalism, the military accelerated the process of cutting back ties with the U.S. – it sent back American military trainers; the number of visas issued to the U.S. personnel was reduced; and intelligence sharing stopped altogether.

Inside of Pakistan (as well as world wide, Hizb ut Tahrir is working towards the world wide establishment of the Khalifah (Caliphate).  Hizb ut-Tahrir claims it has emerged as the single largest Islamic political party in the world.  In a letter post on their website, Hizb ut Tahrir encourages Pakistani’s to overthrow the Pakistani government who support America, a relationship which now is unraveling quickly.  The letter also states that America’s defeat in the ‘Graveyard of Empires’ (meaning Afghanistan) would spell the end of her capitalist empire.

Throughout the letter, the Hizb ut-Tahrir appeal to the Military officers concerning the condition of Pakistan under the boot of American military operations, employing them to take action.  We know according to various intelligence sources that the Pakistani military and the ISI have been infiltrated by Islamists and many within those organizations are sympathic to the Jihadist cause.

Establish the Khilafah, even though Pakistan’s traitor rulers hate it O officers of Pakistan’s armed forces! 

 You are leading the largest and most capable Muslim armed forces in the world.

 The Muslim armed forces alone have the material strength to establish the Khilafah.

See Hizb ut Tahrir’s video proclamation against the American occupation of Pakistan and the Pakistani rulers that support them.

On the weekend before 28 Rajab 1432 AH, Day of the Fall of the Khilafah,Hizb ut Tahrir wilayah  Pakistan organized gatherings throughout Pakistan. They demanded  that the sincere officers in Pakistan’s armed forces grant Hizb ut Tahrir the Nussrah (Material Support) for the establishment of the Khilafah. The Rajab Nussrah (Material Aid) declaration is as follows:

WE REJECT THE ANTI-ARMED FORCES ACTIVITIES OF THE TRAITORS

WE REJECT THE ANTI-ECONOMY ACTIVITIES OF THE TRAITORS

WE REJECT THE ANTI STATE ACTIVITIES OF THE TRAITORS

See the Rajab 28 Declaration from Hizb ut-Tahrir website

The Pashtun (Pathan) Taliban is Pakistani

Though unknown to most people, the Taliban is primarily made up of the Pashtun (aka the Pathans) Tribe, known for their hard-fighting almost legendary warriors. The Pashtun, who date back at least to the third century BC, have been immortalized in song, story and poem  and grudgingly acknowledged as forces to be reckoned with by none other than Winston Churchill.  The British suffered a shocking defeat to Pashtuns in the 18th century. There have been a number of reports about their “reckless bravery” in the face of Soviet and NATO forces. The Soviet Union left after a futile 10-year battle to control Afghanistan. Many historians have called the Pashtun the world’s only unconquered tribe.  The Pashtuns halted the Horde of Genghis Khan at  Pakistan’s Khyber Pass which they have guarded for 2000 years.

In the late eighties Pakistan assisted Pashtun tribes in attempting to overthrow the Soviet influenced Afghanistan Government.  A group of religious Pashtun scholars and Pashtun mujahideen fighters were organized and formed the Taliban.  After the war ended various factions fought each other for power and none were able to gain control over the entire country.

Global Security.Org notes that,”… the insurgency in Afghanistan has been raised by residents of Pakistan, some of whom are refugees from Afghanistan, others of whom are Pakistanis. It does not arise from opposition among large elements of the Afghan population toward their government. This is a Pashtun insurgency. The insurgency is organized, funded, trained and directed from Pakistan, where most Pashtuns live, and where most Pashtuns have always lived.

The Land of MagogLost 10 Tribes and the Land of Magog

Pashtuns are always described in larger-than-life terms. They are fierce warriors  yet very hospitable. Their tribal code, called Puchtunwali, has been equally romanticized. Its tenets to uphold rule and honor involve protecting to the death anyone who seeks refuge with you.  After the September 11, 2001 attacks the U.S. demanded that the Taliban handover Bin Laden.  The Taliban we would not betray a “friend” to the Afghanistan people because it would betray the sacrifices during the Afghan-Soviet War.  The Taliban didn’t give Osama Bin Laden up because they are Pashtuns and because of their codes of honor and sanctuary prevented such a betrayal.

Simcha Jacobovici,  a Canadian film director, producer, free-lance journalist, and writer who hosts the TV program The Naked Archeologist, produced a important documentary called the Quest for the Lost Tribes of Israel (10 parts).  In it he travel through out the Middle and Far East and discovered remnants of the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel who were exiled from the Land of Israel over 2800 years ago.  One of the people groups he investigated was the Pashtuns who demonstrated very obvious Israelite names and customs.  The Pathans claim descent from Afghana, grandson of King Saul of Israel.  Though they appear as Muslims, when studying the Koran they rock their bodies like Jews, something most Muslims do not do.  When there arise a conflict between Islamic Law and Puchtunwali, then Puchtunwali has more authority in the eyes of the Pathans.  They also practice the ancient biblical law of the cities of refuge, where those accused of manslaughter may flee from the avenger, the eight day circumcision of their sons and much more. 

They also claim to be Bani Israel (Israelites) and call them selves Musakhel - of the People of Moshe.   The Pathans have 11 tribal groups and their names reflect their connection to the people of Israel – The Tribe of Rabani (Rueben), the tribe of Levani (Levi), the tribe of Shimwari (Shimon), the small tribe of Gadun (Gad).  The most numerous of all the tribes is  Efriti (Ephraim).  Simcha points out that there is also a sub tribe call Waziri, who wears their hair long much like the biblical Naziri (Nazarites). 

The Black Flags of Khorusan

 Khurosan Army of the Black FlagsAfghanistan has special significance to the world of militant Islam. It was once called Khurasan (meaning the Land of the Rising Sun), along with parts of Iran and Pakistan.  As was noted in a previous blog, Khurusan is also the biblical Land of Magog, from where a large army marches to the Land of Israel for a final showdown in the Last Days.  This Army of Black Flags is the army of the Al- Mahdi, the Islamic deliverer.

Muhammad said: “If you see the black flags coming from Khurasan, join that army, even if you have to crawl over ice, for that is the army of the Imam al-Mahdi and no one can stop that army until it reaches Jerusalem.”

Khorusan is the area that is primarily controlled by the Pathans (Pashtuns) or their allies.   According to Ahadith the main signs identifying (the majority of) the Muslim forces of Imam Mahdi are the following.

1. They will come from the East

2. They will be from the race of Bani Ishaq/Al-e-Haroon/Bani-Israel (Ancient Israelites)

3. They will come from the historical geographical region of Ancient Khorasan.

4. They will be from a mighty warrior nation.

5. They will be from a poor Nation.

6.  They are from a place with cold climate.

7.  Their Leader Imam Mahdi will be wearing QUTWANI CLOAKS.  Qutwani Cloak has fringes like the Tallit that Jews wear for prayer.   Both Qutwani cloak and TALLIT have fringes (tzitzit) on borders and its mostly made of Wool.  It generally falls across the head, neck, and shoulders. However the Qutwani cloak is larger and more conspicuous prayer shawl than the Tallit.

8.  They will be Tortured, expelled from homes.

9.   They will be from the region of Taliqon (i.e Afghanistan) 

10.  The majority of them are non-Arabs

Now which ethnic group among the Muslims has all these signs?  The Pathans living in Afghanistan and Pakistan have all these signs because they live in the East, they are the only people among Muslims considered to be among the lost tribes of Israel. The Pathans are not Arabs, they live in the region of ancient Khorasan, they belong to very poor nation, they are considered to be a fierce Warrior Race , and they are from a place with cold climate.  US and Nato forces have waged  a long protracted war on the Pathans and have tortured those who were captured.  They themselves acknowledge their Israelite history and do not consider themselves to be strictly Muslim.  The biblical prophecies call for a return of all the lost and scattered people groups of Israel.  How the Pathans play into this prophetic scenario remains to be seen, though at least one biblical historian, Dr John Mock, believes that they are God’ Battle Axe, possibly an apt description of the returned 10 tribes in  the Book of Zechariah.

With the spiraling political situation in Pakistan and the recent developments with China, it is quite possible that the Khalifah could be re-established in Pakistan (and then worldwide) with the Army of the Black Flags emerging in the near future to take their place in the the real life biblical drama that will bring them home to the Land of Israel.  This scenario appears to be consistent with all three Abrahamic Faiths and supported by their religious texts.  

 It remains to be seen if whether that family reunion between the 10 tribes and the House of Judah will be one of rejoicing or one of war, but rest assured the unfolding of these future events will be met with awe and trepidation alike.

HEALTHZOMBIE

RECOMMENDED READING:

The Pashtuns – Lost Tribes of Israel Song

New Age Islam

The Army of Mahdi

God’s Battle Axe – Biblesearchers

Where is Khorusan?

Jerusalem and the Jewish People

The Strength and Unity of the Jewish People

The Walls of Jerusalem

Peace Within Your Wall

In 1967, after almost 2000 years, the Jewish people regained sovereignty and control over Jerusalem.  The hope and dream of the Jewish nation was realized during the Six Day War, a war every military commander acknowledges as a outright miracle.  One only need to stand at the Kotel to feel the presence of HaShem.  There all Jews are welcome to pray as one people united by an ancient symbol that is the epitome of truth, righteousness and brotherhood.  At the Kotel, the echo of an ancient dream, is heard in the prayers spoken here.

Jerusalem can never be a divided capital, lest our ancient dream be abandoned.  During our long exile we cried to return to Zion, the resting place of the Glory of HaShem and the capital of the unified 12 tribed kingdom of God.  The Jewish people endured long and harsh exile, pogroms, persecution and hatred without cause so that one day they could be returned to the land of our fathers and Jerusalem the Abode of HaShem’s divine Presence.

A Song of Ascents by David.  I was glad when they said to me, “Lets go up to the house of HaShem.  Our feet stood firm within your gates, O Jerusalem.  the built-up Jerusalem is like a city that is united together. For there the tribes ascended, the tribes of God, a testimony for Israel, to give thanks to the Name of HaShem.  For there sat thrones of judgement, thrones for the house of David.  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: those who love you will be serene.  May there be peace within your wall, serenity within your palaces.  For the sake of my brothers  and comrades, I shall speak of peace in your midst.  For the sake of the House of HaShem, our God, I will ask for your good.  (Psalm 122)

Please watch the video – HEART OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE by Aish.com

The Distant Beat of an Ominous War Drum – Part 1

The Land of MagogWith the events of the last few weeks focusing upon Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to the US and his historic speech to the United States Congress, few people know about the build-up in tensions between Pakistan and the US.  China has given the USA and ultimatum which has send tremors rippling through the political climate of Central Asia and the West.  It appears Pakistan is enlisting the aid of China to guard itself against the US/India alliance.  Pakistan is concerned that the US is preparing for the possibility of taking control of their nuclear forces.

In 2010, international media reports revealed that more than 11,000 Chinese troops have been stationed in Gilgit Baltistan, an ethnically different region in Pakistan that had traditionally been part of Jammu & Kashmir. Chinese military engineers have previously helped Pakistan, but this time the Chinese soldiers are building concrete residential houses and are opening branches of Chinese banks.

In 2011, it was revealed that the presence of the Chinese troops is not limited within Gilgit Baltistan but they have moved into Pakistani Kashmir along India.

In May 2011, Indian intelligence agencies reported that they have “credible evidence” that Chinese troops are also based in the Pakistani side of Jammu & Kashmir, which is divided by the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India.

Is There a Link Between China and the Gog Magog War(s)?

In the Tanakh, China is called - Sin.  It’s gematria is 120 (not using the sofit form of the Nun).  China has a long standing relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran.  China has been helping them since the 1980′s with their nuclear program under the supposed umbrella of peaceful usage.  Iran’s president, Ahmadinejad  also has a gematria value of 120.   In Gematria Ketana, the zero is dropped making it the value of 12, which is the gematria of GOG.  In Daniel 7:25 it states that an evil leader (Armelius) will arise to harass and dominate Israel for a time, times and half a times or 3 1/2 years (US President Obama is a good candidate).  The word time in the last day prophecy is and also equals 120 (12).

Kesses HaSofer writes that the Mongols are identified with the land of Magog, a descendant of Japheth, the first born of Noah. HaSofer also cites Arab writers who refer to the

The Land of Magog

The Land of Magog

Great Wall of China as Al-Magog.  Magog in Cantonese is used to refer to America oddly enough.

Some identify Magog with Kermania (Germania).  Rabbi Yehi’el Tzvi Hirshenzon זצ”ל,book  named “Seven Wisdoms” (1883, שבע חוכמות), states that Magog or the land of Kermania is south east of Babylon, and you can find it in the map of the Greek Rulers, in the south of Kermania Desert to the east of the tongue of the Persian Sea. One must not confuse the Persian Germania with the European Germania that the Talmud refers to as Edom’s Germania.

So the land that our Sages called “Germania is Persian land in the area of the Persian Gulf, that swallows an area called  “Baludshistan”, and that land is bordering in the east with the Indus River, and in the north with the Himalayas. In today’s Iran there is a big province called Kerman, with population of over two million people. The capital of the province is also called by this name, and today more than 400,000 people live there. This province, Kerman, that was probably the original land of Magog, includes many archaeological cities, that their timings matches more or less the period of the end of The Biblical Flood.

The region named Baluchistan is actually divided today between three countries: Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In western Pakistan there’s also a province names Baluchistan, next to the Iranian Baluchistan.

For more information on this intriguing subject see HaShem 1.net who brings many more historical facts to the discussion and is a great find.

China has now aligned itself with Gog and has put boots on the ground in Kashmir and Pakistan.  This situation could become extremely tense very quickly.  Another player in this prophetic scheme, from an Islamic perspective is the Army of the Black Flags coming from Khorusan (Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan) in the hands of the Pashtuns who call themselves Bani Israel and may very well be remnants of the 10 Tribes.

Obama Wants a Palestinian State Based on 1967 (Aushwitz) Borders

OBAMA THROWS ISRAEL UNDER THE BUS

Yesterday, May 19 2011, in a speech, US President Obama urged a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders.   Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu swiftly rejected Obama’s call for Israel to pull back to the borders that existed before the 1967 Six-Day War. Roughly translated from Hebrew, a statement from the Prime Minister’s office said that they appreciated Obama’s Obama the Wild Donkey-Man Lackeycommitment to peace, but called the pullback to the 1967 borders “indefensible,” and said that the Palestinians were less than an honest partner in the peace process. While the idea of using the 1967 borders as a starting point to negotiate land swaps for a final peace deal is not new, hearing an American president use those words sent chills through the Netanyahu government, which is loathe to even think the words “’67 borders.”

Republicans looking to unseat President Barack Obama charged that he undermined the sensitive and delicate negotiations for Middle East peace with his outline for resumed talks between Israelis and Palestinians.    Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said that Obama has thrown Israel under the bus.

The announcement at this time shows Obama’s desire to establish a PA state without any further negotiations.   His speech basically announced for those willing to hear the truth, that the world (Obama and his back-stabbing friends) is tired of the conflict and he intends to put an end to it, his way.  The announcement marked a watershed moment in American foreign policy.  With this speech, Barak Hussein Obama has openly declared himself an enemy of the Jewish State.  That comes with serious repercussions.  While he previously made half-hearted overtures toward Israel, he now has clearly telegraphed his intentions for the United Nations General Assembly to openly declare a Palestinian State with borders that he has determined, and not those negotiated between Israel and the PA.

Repercussions

The Torah emphatically declares that whoever blesses Abraham seed would be blessed and those who curse them will be cursed themselves.  Obama has stepped over line with his intentions to declare the borders of the Land of Israel.  While this is not a new idea, it marks the first time ever an American president publicly endorsed it.  And while I belive this action to be evil, HaShem will use it to bring His people into ‘teshuvah’ (repentance) – to return to faith in Hashem, and to return to the covenant He established between Israel and Himself at Mount Horeb.  HaShem has clearly indicated that He would destroy Edom/Gog for stealing the land HaShem gave to Israel as a eternal inheritance.  Israel has rejected any deal including dividing Jerusalem.  The 1967 borders leave the Jewish people with sovereign control over Jerusalem.  This will cause the next World War – the status over Jerusalem. Edom (USA/Europe/the PA) will ultimately be destroyed for crossing swords with the Almighty over His land.  President Obama (Gog?) will meet his doom as well.

Analysis of his Speech by Brit Am

Yair Davidy of Brit-Am has written a  response to Obama’s ill-conceived speech and has presented a Torah-based solution to the Palestinian problem, determining from the Prophet Yeshayahu (Isaiah) and other passages in the Tanakh that the Arab peoples are to be expelled from the Holy Land.  Yair’s take on a passage from Isaiah is that the “Philistines will be flown to the West.  See THEY MUST GO from Brit-Am.

President Obama’s speech and Brit-Am’s response to it can be read here – IS OBAMA A WILD DONKEY-MAN LACKEY

OPTIONS FOR SURVIVAL

While I believe that the UN in all likelihood will acknowledge the creation of a Palestinian State with in the border of Israel, that in itself may mark the completion of the last stages of the Final Redemption where Israel must then turn to HaShem alone for help.  For God has promised Israel that once they were returned to the land, they would never be removed from it again:

And I will bring back the captives of My people of Israel, and they shall build the wasted cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.  And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them,” saith HaShem your God. (Amoz 9:14-15)

HaShem will be zealous for Zion and His will, not the foolish words of the Wild Donkey-Man Lackey, President Obama (May his name be a curse and his bones be ground to dust) shall prevail.  Doom is the destiny of those who show  arrogance against HaShem and His Annointed (Israel).

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The Palestinian Peoples Prophetic Identity

Are the Palestinians referred to in Biblical Prophecy as Edom and Mt. Seir?

The Biblical HeartlandIf one reads the historical accounts concerning Edom and their ancient hatred of Israel, many of the characteristics of the Palestinian people match those of the Edomites. Even their attitudes and actions correlate to the despised nation of Edom.  The prophets has much to say about the destiny of Edom.  Many people believe that the Edomites no longer exist, which is basically true with a couple caveats.  The people known as the Edomites or Idumeans have seized to be a nation known as Edom.  But clearly there was even in the 1st century Edomites who lived and even ruled over governments, notably Herod the Great and the long line of heirs who ruled Judea with an iron grip.  But what generally is not know is that when the Kingdom of Judah went into captivity in 3338 (Jewish Calendar), The Edomites rejoiced over the misfortune of their brother Jacob and cheered on the Babylonians as they destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple.  This act of hatred is remembered every weekday when we recite the Birkat HaMazon:

”  By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; yea, we wept when we remembered Zion. We hung our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.  For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song, and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” How shall we singHaShem’s song in a strange land? If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cleverness. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.  Remember, HaShem, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem’s fall, who said, “Raze it, raze it, even to the foundation thereof!”  O daughter of Babylon who art to be destroyed, happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.  Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

After the Jewish people were sent into captivity the Edomites moved themselves into the ancient lands of Israel and claimed them as their own.  The Edomites also intermarried with the children of Moav, Ammon and with the people that were moved into the land by the Babylonians.  The Torah tells us that Edom freely mixed with the Arab people’s.

The Palestinian people through the Palestinian Authority claim that they have been in the land of Israel for many centuries.  Their characteristics, depravity and actions all match those of Edom.  The following prophecies will bring these into sharp focus so that there is no doubt that the modern people called Palestinians prophetically fulfill the role of Edom in the Last days.

The Prophecy of Ezekiel

The prophet Ezekiel outlines the reason that HaShem hates the Edomites and has decreed their utter and complete destruction.

“Son of man, set thy face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it and say unto it, `Thus saith HaShem GOD: Behold, O Mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out Mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate. I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am HaShem. Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end, therefore, as I live, saith HaShem GOD, I will prepare thee for blood, and blood shall pursue thee. Since thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.  Thus will I make Mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth. And I will fill his mountains with his slain men; in thy hills and in thy valleys and in all thy rivers shall they fall that are slain with the sword. I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return; and ye shall know that I am HaShem. (Ezekiel 35:2-9)

The second half of this chapter reveals Edom’s lust for the heritage of Israel and their corrupt attempt to steal the land that HaShem has given to Israel.  Note verse 10 which can also be applied to the modern day desires and efforts of the Palestinian Authority:

Because thou hast said, “These two nations and these two countries shall be mine and we will possess it,” though HaShem was there, therefore, as I live, saith HaShem GOD, I will even do according to thine anger and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make Myself known among them when I have judged thee. And thou shalt know that I am HaShem, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, “They are laid desolate. They are given us to consume.”Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against Me and have multiplied your words against Me; I have heard them. Thus saith HaShem GOD: When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate. As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee. Thou shalt be desolate, O Mount Seir, and all Edom, even all of it; and they shall know that I am HaShem.’”

Chapter 36 reminds the EdomitePalestinians that the Mountains of Israel are the possession of the children of Israel even though they claim, “those ancient heights have become our possession (36:2):

  Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains and to the hills, to the rivers and to the valleys, `Thus saith  HaShem GOD: Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and in My fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen. Therefore thus saith  HaShem GOD: I have lifted up Mine hand. Surely the heathen who are about you, they shall bear their shame. “`But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people of Israel, for they are at hand to come. For behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown.  And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and the wastes shall be built. And I will multiply upon you man and beast, and they shall increase and bring fruit. And I will settle you according to your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings; and ye shall know that I am HaShem. Yes, I will cause men to walk upon you, even My people Israel; and they shall possess thee and thou shalt be their inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them of men.  (Ezekiel 36:6-12)

The Prophecy of Ovadyah

Samaria And Judea, Land of Israel, not EdomThe prophecy of Ovadyah (Obadiah) openly condemns Edom (descendants of Esau) and Teman (northern Saudi Arabia) to annihilation for not only gloating over Israels misfortunes but for murder (vs 14).  Historically, when Israel was sent into captivity, Edom also came in to possess their land.  As many bible students know, Edom or Esau intermarried with Ishmael and other Arab Peoples.  Many of the Arabs in the Middle East have Edomite blood and Esau’s hatred.  The land that the Palestinian Arabs have claimed and stolen is according to this prophecy going to be wrested from their grip and they will be destroyed:

  The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith HaShem GOD concerning Edom: We have heard a word from HaShem, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen: “Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle”:
Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen; thou art greatly despised. The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high, that saith in his heart, `Who shall bring me down to the ground?’ Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, from thence will I bring thee down,” saith HaShem.  If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night (how thou art cut off!), would they not have stolen till they had enough? If the grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?   How the things of Esau are searched out! How his hidden things are sought out!  All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border; the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee and prevailed against thee. They that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee; there is no understanding in him.  Shall I not in that day,” saith HaShem, “even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?  And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. For thy violence against thy brother Jacob, shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. In the day that thou stoodest on the other side–in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates and cast lots upon Jerusalem” even thou wast as one of them. But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress. Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of My people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity.  Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that remained in the day of distress. For the day of HaShem is near upon all the heathen. As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head. For as ye have drunk upon My holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually; yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been. But upon Mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble; and they shall kindle them and devour them. And there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau, for HaShem hath spoken it.”   And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau, and they of the plain the Philistines. And they shall possess the fields of Ephraim and the fields of Samaria, and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. And the captives of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captives of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad shall possess the cities of the south. And saviors shall come up on Mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be HaShem’s.

Tour of the Biblical Heartland

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SamariaOur friends at Kol Ha Tor have just opened their Sukkot 2011 Tour of the Biblical Heartland.  The Tour is scheduled for October 8-20 2011.  There is limited accommodations so make sure you book as early as possible.  Have your eyes opened to the beauty of SHomron (Samaria) the ancient territory of the 10 Tribes and to the numerous prophecies connected to this land.  This land is thriving and awaiting the return of it’s people.  Knowledgable tour guides and great accommodations are provided as part of the tour.  Visit our KHT Blog Page above for more information.

The Coming Sunni/Shia War – Prelude to Gog Magog

Why is the United States sending F16s and an arms deal worth 60 BILLION to Saudi Arabia?

There are a number of indicators that there is a war brewing between the Sunni’s led by the Saudi’s, and the Shia’s, led by Iran.  This war, believe it or not began over 1350 years ago when the Prophet of the new religion of Islam was assassinated.  ISLAM’S SCHISM BEGAN IN A.D. 632, immediately after the Prophet Muhammad died without naming a successor as leader of the new Muslim flock. Some of his followers believed the role of Caliph, or viceroy of God, should be passed down Muhammad’s bloodline, starting with his cousin and son-in-law, Ali ibn Abi Talib. But the majority backed the Prophet’s friend Abu Bakr, who duly became Caliph. Ali would eventually become the fourth Caliph before being murdered in A.D. 661 by a heretic near Kufa, now in Iraq. The succession was once again disputed, and this time it led to a formal split. The majority backed the claim of Mu’awiyah, Governor of Syria, and his son Yazid. Ali’s supporters, who would eventually be known collectively as Shi’at Ali, or partisans of Ali, agitated for his son Hussein. When the two sides met on a battlefield near modern Karbala on Oct. 10, 680, Hussein was killed and decapitated. But rather than nipping the Shi’ite movement in the bud, his death gave it a martyr. In Shi’ite eyes, Hussein is a just and humane figure who stood up to a mighty oppressor. The annual mourning of Hussein’s death, known as Ashura, is the most poignant and spectacular of Shi’ite ceremonies: the faithful march in the streets, beating their chests and crying in sorrow. The extremely devout flagellate themselves with swords and whips.

Sunni Shia DemographicsThose loyal to Mu’awiyah and his successors as Caliph would eventually be known as Sunnis, meaning followers of the Sunnah, or Way, of the Prophet. Since the Caliph was often the political head of the Islāmic empire as well as its religious leader, imperial patronage helped make Sunni Islam the dominant sect.  Today about 90% of Muslims worldwide are Sunnis. But Shi’ism would always attract some of those who felt oppressed by the empire. Shi’ites continued to venerate the Imams, or the descendants of the Prophet, until the 12th Imam,
Mohammed al-Mahdi (the Guided One), who disappeared in the 9th century at the location of the Samarra shrine in Iraq. Mainstream Shi’ites believe that al-Mahdi is mystically hidden and will emerge on an unspecified date to usher in a reign of justice.

The occupation of Bahrain by 2,000 Saudi-led Gulf troops in mid-March

was just the latest manifestation of the largely unknown Sunni-Shiite conflict taking place across the Islāmic world. Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran are locked in a struggle for supremacy among the Muslim faithful from Nigeria to Malaysia where Shiism is basically banned.  While relations between Islam’s two largest sects are generally good in most Islāmic countries, Saudi Arabia’s Wahabi Doctrine has a “virulent hatred” for Shiites and Saudi schools teach that Shiites are not real Muslims.  The accord reached between Saudi King Abdullah and the Bahraini monarch Hamas bin Isa Al Khalifa for the oil island’s virtual annexation by Riyadh has so incensed Tehran that armed Iranian-Saudi clashes with the potential for all-out warfare may soon become unavoidable Iranian and Gulf sources estimate. Shiite-ruled Iraq would back Tehran in the first Shiite-Sunni collision to be sparked by the wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world – in contrast to the domestic discord raging in Libya and Yemen.  Saudi Arabia decided to intervene in Bahrain after the island nation’s security forces appeared unable to handle the ongoing protests from the Shiite majority who make up 70 per cent of the country’s 500,000 population. A further 200,000 people live in Bahrain but are not citizens. The Al-Khalifas have ruled Bahrain for nearly two centuries mostly under the British protectorate.  The kingdom’s ruler, King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, is a Sunni Muslim as is the country’s ruling élite. While technically a constitutional monarchy, the Bahraini parliament’s power is limited in favour of the king, the country’s real power broker.

While the Islāmic world is predominantly of the Sunni sect, the Muslims who live in the Middle East, and particularly those in the Persian Gulf region, are often Shiite. Globally, the Shia account for an estimated 10 or 15 percent of the Muslim population, but in the Middle East their numbers are much higher: they dominate the population of Iran, compose a majority in Iraq, and are significant minorities in other nations, including Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Syria. Outside of the region, Shia generally constitute only tiny minorities in other Muslim countries, including Algeria, Sudan, and Egypt in Northern Africa.With the exception of Syria and Iran, the other governments are Sunni led and controlled.

The unrest within the Middle East of the last few months reveals a startling truth that the world is ridiculously unaware of.  While the western governments and media are chalking up the unrest in the Middle Eastern countries as protests for democracy and calls to end the corruption within the regimes of Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Libya, Syria and Iran. Iran of course is 100% Shiite and under the control of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khameni and the Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  Syria is controlled by the Assad family which has ruled Syria for 41 years comes from the Alawite mountains overlooking the Mediterranean, a stronghold of the secretive Alawite sect with links to Shi’ite Islam.  The protesters within these countries are predominately Shia Muslims and intelligence sources suggest that Iran has been channeling money and resources to groups which are instigating much of the protests.  Iran, once the old Persian Empire that invented Chess and Trigonometry and ruled a vast empire from the borders of India to the Mediterranean, would no doubt love to regain the power and prestige it once commanded.  The Shia protests have literally surrounded Saudi Arabia, protector and steward of Mecca.  In the 1980′s Saudi Arabia funded Iraq in the 8 year war between Iraq and Iran, where over 500,000 Iranian Shia’s were killed.   Iran’s strategy is simple.  By taking control of Saudi Arabia, Iran can kill two birds with one stone.  Not only will Iran be in possession of the Kingdom’s oil rich resources, including the Strait of Hormuz, which 17 million barrels of oil pass through each day, but they will have control of Islam’s holiest sites as well.

ABC News says Yemen is a near-perfect haven for terrorists

Two Oil ChokepointsIran is also supporting the Shia revolt in Yemen, home of Hassan Nasrallah,  Hezbollah’s leader,  according to one Yemeni General.  Recently, the Pentagon tripled its budget on Yemen.   The US State Dept. called the situation in Yemen, “a threat to global stability.”  If you look at a map of region there is a narrow passageway or strait that connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aiden. This 20 mile wide narrow water way, is called Bab El Mandeb or the Gate of Tears.  Yemen strategically controls the Strait of Tears. This waterway carries approx. 3.3 million barrels of oil per day (2006), pass through here. And tactically, Iran can control the operations of the Middle East oil fields due to the 2 million Shia muslims who work in them daily.

Recently both the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia spent over 25 billion dollars on new weapon systems in preparation for the coming war.  The US has approved a 60 billion dollar weapons deal and sent F-16′s to the area.  The US cannot afford to have Iran in control of 66% of the world’s oil and is sending troops and warships into the region.  Of course we should note that President Obama is a Sunni Muslim and is  taking sides with his Sunni brothers, those dictators that the poor masses of Shia are revolting against.  The situation is set up, if Iran comes out on top, to create a Shia Caliphate, which would then propel Iran into “Super-power” status.  It may prove to be that Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons may first be used not to destroy Israel but to threaten Saudi Arabia.

The Gog Magog War

The way the current geo-political situation is coming about certainly hints of the Gog uMagog Wars mentioned in the Book of Ezekiel, chapter 38.   The cast of characters certainly strike me as being very similar.  The coalition of the nations in this chapter is consistent with todays pre-Caliphate build-up.  Persia (Iran), Put (Libya), and Cush are first mention as part of the Gog coalition.  “Cush” was a nation listed in the Table of Nations in Genesis 10:6 and the name of a kingdom during biblical
times. According to archeologists, the kingdom of Cush or Kush was located in modern day Northern Sudan and Southern Egypt; approximately spanning from Aswan, Egypt to Khartoum, Sudan-Sudan’s capital.

Verse 6 adds Gomer and Beth-Togarmah to the coalition. “Gomer” was the first son of Japheth. The Gomerites were the ancient Cimmerians, expelled in 700 BC from the southern steppes of Russia into what is today Turkey. “Togarmah” is the 3rd son of Gomer and beth at the beginning of the name is the Hebrew word for ‘house’ or ‘place of’. In Ezekiel’s time there was a city in Cappodocia (Modern Turkey) known as Tegarma, Tagarma, Til-garimmu, and Takarama. The possibility that four of the names mentioned in Ezekiel are now in Turkey makes a pretty strong argument for Turkey being a part of the invasion of Israel. Current circumstances in that country also lend this view some credibility.  Since the break-up of the Soviet Union, Turkey has gained inroads into Central Asia (Magog). It is also linked to Central Asia both ethnically and linguistically, and has a growing number of political parties that support opposition to Israel, establishment of a Turkish Islāmic Republic, and the worldwide rule of Islam.  Meshech and Tuval may also be linked to the Turkish peoples.  Just last month the Islāmic Republic of Iran sent a battle group to Turkey for military manoevers.  Turkey, once a moderate Islāmic country, is becoming more and more radicalized in recent years.

Ezekiel 38:13 lists Sheba and Dedan.  Sheba according to most biblical scholars is Arabia Felix or Yemen and was once one of the most fertile regions of Arabia.  Ancient Dedan is known as Al Ula today. In the ruins of the old city there are inscriptions that show the Dedanites were preceded by a Minean settlement. The Mineans established a center at this desert oasis to protect the incense trade. Dedan is situated between Medina and Tabuk in central Saudi Arabia. It was one of the largest and most important centers of civilization in ancient Arabia.

Israeli WarriorThis coalition attacks Israel at some point in the future, but is destroyed by HaShem on the mountains of Israel, a reference to the biblical heartland of Shomron or Samaria, which is currently called the occupied territory by the PA and Arabs.  It could very well be the case that the invasion will be over the land of Samaria, which is the inheritance of the 10 Tribes not the Palestinians.  The 10 Tribes are prophesied to return in the Final Redemption.  This event will no doubt cause a huge flap with the Muslim hordes.  It will be war.

Israel My Beloved

One only needs to read the news and watch events that are unfolding in the world to understand that our civilization is coming upon a watershed moment in history.  The events that are taking place are beyond the control of governments and the power élite.   Amid the chaos that is descending upon our society, stands a tiny nation centered in the Middle East – the Israel.  The creation of the modern nation of Israel has caused many problems for the modern world, especially for the Arab and Islāmic countries in the region.  The return of the Jewish people, however was prophesied centuries ago by the Nevi’im, the Prophets of Israel, foretold in the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible.  After the heinous crimes against the Jewish people by the Nazi regime in which over 6,000,000 Jews were exterminated as if they were nothing more that a plague or infestation, HaShem opened up a door to bring about the re-Magen Davidformation of the nation of the children of Israel.   Even from the beginning, hatred and anti-Semitism of the Arab people and others in the West sought to destroy the fledgling nation even before it was born.   There are many stories about miraculous interventions and amazing victories recounted by both Arab and Israeli people who saw them.  Stories of the appearance of mighty angels to the Arab armies trying to destroy Israel.  Another story of the appearance of a huge HAND of GOD made of sand that buried an attacking army – Israel’s enemy.
The return of Israel as a nation marked a moment in history when the time clock of the Redemption began ticking.   The events now overtaking the world, the numerous protests and uprisings that are being experienced in the Middle East  in 2011, are surely signs of times that we live in.  Many people are afraid of what is taking place.  Terrorism, suicide bombers, The Islāmic world’s threat of global jihad, earthquakes, tsunami’s and nuclear accidents all are adding anxiety to an already stressed situation.    The financial woes and coming collapse is continually in the underground news sources and some mainstream media outlets.   Many people fear that a world war is coming, and the possibility that the Islāmic Republic of Iran is close to producing a nuclear weapon, makes this an almost certainty.
As we look at the world today in 2011, we see a world that has sunken into a penetrating darkness which is not only reflected in the natural world but also in the spiritual arena.  Tyrants, Dictators and religious extremists tighten their grip on those who fear them and use terror to force compliance of their nightmarish agendas.  The dark forces which have aligned against Israel plot our demise even as we speak.  But as the darkness of our exile grows denser, a penetrating light pierces that darkness.  That light is the light of the Mashiach coming into the world bringing redemption and salvation and re-establishing the Kingdom of HaShem once again.  the brilliant  light of that kingdom will pierce the darkness for all the nations to see what had been told to them, though they did not believe it.

Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of Hashem has risen upon you.  For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; But HaShem will rise upon you and His Glory will appear upon you.  Nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising.”

Israel in Prophecy will continue to examine scripture and prophecy as we await the arrival of the Messiah.   May peace be within your walls.
AMINIDAV AVRAHAM