Saturday, April 30, 2016

DISPROPORTIONATE SUCCESS - Morris E. Ruddick (SIGN)

Morris Ruddick

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DISPROPORTIONATE SUCCESS
 
(c) Morris E. Ruddick
 
 
For the majority, success seems correlated to wealth. Yet, from the stance of those the world considers the people of business, wealth is simply the by-product. It is not only a different way of thinking, but a different strategy.
 
We've looked closely at the way the Jewish people think. As we begin to glean the strategy, we find ourselves unfolding a dimension of creativity that breaks the mold with solutions previously hidden. It is called innovation. Innovation is discovery. It is birthing something new.
 
It is written that the secret things belong to the Lord, but those that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever. This statement speaks of an inheritance of revelation, things previously unseen being unveiled from one generation to another.
 
So, if creativity is established as a way of thinking, then innovation, the discovery of things unseen becomes the strategy to build and bring increase. While it may involve individual achievement, the framework for this revelation is the culture. It is released when the criterion comprising "the ways of the Lord" are adhered to as a people. It is the closure of the gap between the unseen world and the seen world.
 
Disproportionate Achievement
Despite Jews being less than a quarter of one percent of the world's population, their accomplishments have not only far exceeded what statisticians would term chance expectations, but Jewish achievements represent a pattern which fulfills the destiny God outlined to Abraham's descendants.
 
That destiny notes that through them all the families of the earth would be blessed. It represents the spiritual DNA of the House of Israel.
 
While I believe a good bit of the unverified Jewish facts that periodically pass by on the Internet are true, Steven Pease, a non-Jew has authored a masterful piece of research titled: "The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement."
 
While his scope covers the history of the Jews, the main focus of his effort is roughly the last 200 years, a time beginning with what he describes as the Jewish emancipation. This has been a time when the contributions of Jews have been far, far beyond the ordinary. He notes the amazing number of Nobel Prize winners, those distinguished on the many "greatest 100" lists of historical notables, as well as the ratios in elite universities as both students and professors.
 
Even more significant are the advancements, the discoveries, the products that have served humanity and civilization that have evolved from the work of Jews. It is nothing short of overwhelming.
 
The Issue of Ambition
In our discussion of Jewish business secrets, such ratios beg the question of ambition. Can such accomplishments be simply the result of brilliance combined with ambition? Perhaps the more appropriate question is how this ambition is directed. Once again, the conclusion is that it is a result of Jewish cultural DNA. It is the cultural DNA of the descendants of Abraham, shaped by the very reason that it was written that God chose Abraham. It was because Abraham would instruct his children and his household after him to keep the ways of the Lord.
 
Ambition is an important question to address when considering such disproportionate success. Indeed the issue of ambition is there, but for what purpose? From the Jewish perspective, it is a purpose greater than the individual. It is for the community, for the posterity of the Jewish people and because the heritage of the descendents of Abraham is one that has been groomed to serve, to be taking the blessings extended by God and to bless those in their wake.
 
More than one of the leaders of this first century Jewish sect addressed the issue of misplaced, self-serving ambition. The wrong type of ambition clouds the innovation it should have been serving. In clouding the innovation, it short-circuits the process and the success ratios. The design is to serve the community and posterity, along with bringing blessing to those outside the community.
 
The Enduring Mantle
The psalmist captures a number of key dimensions on the importance of posterity and community to these people. It is the catalyst passed down which builds from one generation to another. It is the mantle that endures.
 
It is written that even in darkness, light shines for the gracious, compassionate and righteous. All goes well for the one who is generous, who lends freely and conducts their business fairly. The righteous deeds of such people will long be remembered. This particular passage concludes by noting that while the wicked may seek to undermine people who truly live their lives in this way, the intentions of the wicked will eventually come to naught.
 
It suggests that success will follow the one whose ambitions are generous, honorable and serve the needy and the community. Although the path will evoke the ire of those whose ways fall short of this standard, the outcome will be that when good prevails, it will overcome evil.
 
Jesus indicated that we would know people by their fruits. Jesus' Jewish way of viewing things had strong words for those who misused their positions or power for personal gain, whose religious leanings disparaged others to their own benefit. Likewise, one of the most revealing passages unveiling God's heart by the prophet Isaiah, similarly takes a hard stand against the hypocritical, who point the finger in scorn.
 
Trickle-Down Blessings and Dominion
So, as these "secrets" of Jewish business are applied within the context of community, sparks, igniters are released. Those sparks relate to the reason God placed man on the earth in the first place. The reason was to advance, manage and build His creation. It is written that God made man to have dominion, to rule over the work of His hands. From the beginning, the process has involved stewardship. This stewardship, when operating in cooperation with God, comes with unusual authority. This is the authority to establish God's rule. It is called dominion. However dominion only operates when God's people are walking the walk.
 
In the wintry month of January in 2007, I conducted one of my programs in a remote city in Russia. The congregation had been together less than a dozen years, yet had over 1000 members. Upon my arrival, the setting for our entrepreneurial program had only weeks prior been purchased and occupied. It was one of the ten most important historical sites in all of Russia. It was a palace that had been formerly owned by Lenin. Their far-sighted leaders were turning this facility into a community center!
 
Within many major cities in the US you will find Jewish community centers. In most cases it is the result of someone in the community who has done well, succeeded, and then has given back.
 
This concept of "giving back" is a very insightful glimpse into the heart of Jewish culture and our focus on Jewish business secrets. It is the acknowledgement of the heritage shared by the Jewish people as descendants of Abraham for the mantle and community dynamic preserved and made available to the one "giving back."
 
For many years I belonged to the Jewish community center in my city. It was a place to exercise, to take my granddaughter swimming. It was a safe place to bring your family, to work out, to relax and meet others and to hold meetings. Services were held there.
 
In "giving back," the chief benefactor of the Jewish community center I was a part of wasn't giving to an institution or a movement. He was giving to the community. This is tz'dakah, the community dynamic of generosity in operation. It represents an investment in the community and the posterity of the Jewish people.
 
Without the swimming facilities, this is what this facility in Russia was becoming: a community center. Yet, knowing what the spiritual climate has been in Russia, you have to question how this purchase was ever approved. The story I was told was that the government had chosen to sell the facility. However, when the application came from a group of believers, there was initial consternation. Finally, a senior official provided the wisdom that led to the sale: "Give these people whatever they want because they are doing so much good."
 
It is written that through your good works that you will put to silence the ignorance of foolish men. This congregation had a drug-rehabilitation program that was taking people off the streets and into a path of leading productive lives. They fed the poor. They worked with prisoners so when released the prisoners became productive members of the community. At the time I was there, they were making plans for a medical clinic.
 
This community had learned the Jewish secret of "trickle-down blessings," of being blessed to be a blessing. It impacted all within the community and was changing the spiritual climate of the city.
 
Their role in serving the community in this way established this authority called dominion. The result was the authorities honoring this congregation's role in the community by granting their request to purchase the facility. They were good citizens. They were blessed and were extending the blessing, the mantle of Abraham, to the community around them. They were becoming disproportionate achievers.
 
Jewish Business: Steps to Success
We've covered a lot of ground in our discussion of Jewish business secrets: including right thinking and right strategy. Create, innovate and bring increase. Wisdom tells us that we also need right timing. Now as we look more closely at this issue of disproportionate success, let's go over some practical steps toward this end.
 
Make the Lord your Senior Partner. It is easier to trust what we can see than what we cannot see. Yet, making God your Senior Partner will first be a decision before it becomes operational. Before David became king, he learned to inquire of the Lord on decisions. When he erred, he knew what it meant to humble himself and yield the situation to God. It is written seek first His Kingdom and righteousness and all these other things will be added to you.
 
Surround yourself with wise counselors. One of the most important things a business owner can do is to select two or three wise counselors they can use as dependable advisors. These are people whose experience and maturity reflect not just a track record in the type of business they are pursuing, but an expertise in accounting and marketing. There is a proverb that in midst of right counselors will be safety.
 
Become excellent at something you do. It has also been written that the one who excels in his work will stand before kings. For most people, there will be something they can do well. Developing that expertise into something they can do better than a lot of others will become the edge vital to business success. Business owners should become expert in what they do and in the customers they serve.
 
Discipline yourself to view things from a long-term perspective. Having a view of the future is essential to anticipating change and adapting to the times. It involves setting priorities and mapping out strategies that foresee emerging opportunity. That means planning and preparation. Wisdom calls for preparing your work and improving on it and only then taking care of personal desires. It has been written that an enterprise is built step by step, little by little. If things move too fast then you'll overlook the traps that experience will enable you to avoid.
 
Make decisions based on the right thing to do. A successful enterprise is built by wise planning that is honorable and honest. Customers will soon recognize the ways of those they do business with. Doing justly, extending kindness, mercy and humility are foundational to being a part of a trust society.
 
Learn the art of diligence. It has been written that diligence is a man's precious possession, as it is the hand of the diligent that will rule. Working hard to provide excellence and to get the job done right is essential to business success.
 
Make your assets work for you. Making your assets work is at the heart of good stewardship. Those who are diligent and faithful in the small things will be entrusted with much more. This is essential to providing profit and growth for any business operation.
 
Assume responsibility and manage detail. Assuming responsibility and managing detail is a way of life for the successful business owner. It is written to be diligent to know the state of your flocks and attend to your herds. This is a significant part of the process of operating an enterprise.
 
Learn to manage risk. Business ownership will involve risk. Managing risk will require the faith needed to do so. Wisdom and faith, together with risk is what is needed to bring increase to a business.
 
Strive for trustworthiness and dependability. At the heart of a trust society are business people whose word can be trusted, who will stand behind what they say. The psalmist has written that there is one who walks with integrity and works righteousness and speaks truth in his own heart. This is the one who swears to his own hurt and does not change. This is the one people want to do business with.
 
Treat your customers like family. Treating customers like family will yield long-term, faithful clients. Proverbs states that a good name is to be chosen over great riches, loving favor than silver and gold. By humility and fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life.
 
Be alert for opportunities for ownership. Private ownership for the average person has been foundational to forming a middle class in a society. The principles of private ownership were outlined in the books of Moses.
 
Extend Tz'dakah Charity. Give and it will be given unto you. So it has been said just as you want people to treat you, treat them in this same way. Generosity within the community is an investment that will yield returns now and in the future.
 
Become a community-builder. It is written that unto him that much is given, much is required and to whom men have committed much, of them they will ask even more. The community is the base of operations for the business. It yields both protection and opportunity. We will discuss community responsibility in more detail in the next session.
 
The proverb that describes the excellent woman notes that she considers a field and she buys it. Then she makes that asset work by taking the risk of planting a vineyard that will bring her family increase. She is shrewd in her trading so that she makes a profit. She doesn't wrap up her day until all her work is complete.
 
Disproportionate success includes hard work and wisdom. It involves this different way of thinking that employs vision, imagination and strategy. Creative thinking fosters innovative strategies. In all this will be an eye on the community and an eye on posterity.
 
Over time, with wise counsel, this process will mature. There will come a recognition of the changes in seasons. Anticipating change will be vital to recognizing and maximizing opportunity. Timing as such can pave the way for the future. It is why bottom-up birthed organizations tend to endure longer than fast-track operations.
 
Success can be a two-edged sword. Success seduced Saul and even King David. While it broke Saul, David knew what to do. He humbled himself and yielded his future to the One who had made him king. It brought recovery and set the stage for a new season.
 
Success begins and ends with the thinking, the creative advantage. However, the edge of success will be in the strategy, the innovation, the bridging of the seen world into the unseen world that opens the door to the process of discovery that produces disproportionate success. In our next session, we will discuss the function and role of building community and a simple strategy used by Jews for centuries to achieve success.
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Morris Ruddick has been a forerunner and spokesman for the higher dimensions of business leadership since the mid-90s. As founder of Global Initiatives Foundation and designer of the God's Economy Entrepreneurial Equippers Program, Mr. Ruddick imparts hope and equips economic community builders to be blessed to be a blessing where God's light is dim in diverse regions around the globe.
 
He is author of "The Joseph-Daniel Calling;" "Gods Economy, Israel and the Nations;" "The Heart of a King;" "Something More;" "Righteous Power in a Corrupt World;" "Leadership by Anointing;" and "Mantle of Fire," which address the mobilization of business and governmental leaders with destinies to impact their communities. They are available in print and e-versions from www.Amazon.comwww.apple.com/ibooksand www.BarnesandNoble.com.
 
Global Initiatives Foundation (www.strategic-initiatives.org) is a tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 non-profit whose efforts are enabled by the generosity of a remnant of faithful friends and contributors whose vision aligns with God's heart to mobilize economic community builders imparting influence and the blessings of God. Checks on US banks should be made out to Global Initiatives and mailed to PO Box 370291, Denver CO 80237 or by credit card at http://strategicintercession.org/support/
 
Likewise, email us to schedule a seminar for your group's gathering on the Joseph-Daniel Calling or on anointing the creative in business.
 
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Jonathan Cahn Calls Out Obama, Supreme Court Justices - JENNIFER LECLAIRE CHARISMA NEWS


Jonathan Cahn Calls Out Obama, Supreme Court Justices

Jennifer LeClaire is now sharing her reflections and revelations through Walking in the Spirit. Listen at charismapodcastnetwork.com.
Watchman on the Wall, by Jennifer LeClaire

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah, offered this speech and prayer at the "Washington: A Man of Prayer" event on Capitol Hill before members of Congress on Wednesday night. 
"Follow Baal and go to hell!" Cahn said in his address.  
Jennifer LeClaire is senior editor of Charisma. She is also director of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, co-founder of awakeningtv.com, on the leadership team of the New Breed Revival Network and author of several books, including The Next Great Move of God: An Appeal to Heaven for Spiritual Awakening;Mornings With the Holy Spirit, Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of GodThe Making of a Prophet and Satan's Deadly Trio: Defeating the Deceptions of Jezebel, Religion and Witchcraft. You can visit her website here. You can also join Jennifer onFacebook or follow her on Twitter. Jennifer's Periscope handle is @propheticbooks.
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Poll: 67% of Russians hope for God’s help - TRUNEWS

GodPoll: 67% of Russians hope for God’s help 

TURNEWS 04.28.16

  


Russians have begun to hope for God’s help, and/or have begun to speak about the predestination of people’s fate by God, twice as often in the past 25 years, sociologists said, citing a poll conducted by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM).

The poll, which surveyed 1,600 people living in 130 populated areas, of 46 regions of Russia, was conducted on April 23-24.

Sixty-seven percent of the respondents said they hope for God’s help in their daily life to a certain extent, which is a 18 percent increase from 1991 (49 percent).

Fourteen percent of the respondents (against 21 percent in 1991) said they do not believe in God, and 11 percent said they do not hope for God’s help. Three percent of the respondents answered differently and 5 percent were undecided.

As compared to 1991, Russians now believe more in phenomena associated with religion. Fifty percent of the respondents said they believe in religious miracles, which is a 18 percent increase from 1991 (32 percent). Forty-six percent of the respondents (against 33 percent 25 years ago) are confident that there is life after death. Forty percent believe in the devil and hell (against 25 percent and 24 percent in 1991).

Responding to a question as to whether human life is predestined by higher forces, 48 percent of the respondents said that it is (against 25 percent in 1991).

Forty-five percent of the respondents surveyed in 1991, said that human life does not depend on God’s plan, and now, only 26 percent of the respondents said so. Eighteen percent of the respondents said they equally disagree, and agree, with the allegation that human life is predestined by God.

Speaking about whether anti-religious works should be banned at the legislative level, 58 percent of the respondents answered positively. This indicator has not changed since 1991 (58 percent). Twenty-five percent of the respondents spoke against such a ban, and 17 percent were undecided.

“NOT ONE CHURCH IS EMPTY”

The rise of religious sentiment among citizens has been noticed, particularly by the Russian Orthodox Church. The number of parishioners is growing not just quantitatively, but qualitatively, the head of the press service of the Patriarch Alexander Volkov told RBTH.

“We experienced the first wave of religiosity just after the Soviet period, when crowds of people went to the church, but it was not always a conscious effort,” said Volkov. “Now people are doing it with more forethought.”

The church has taken notice and over the past five years, Moscow has significantly increased the number of parishes – from 894 in 2012 to 1,110 in 2015. But this is not enough according to Volkov.




Religion in Russia: What regions believe in Christ, Allah and Buddha? By Natalia Mikhaylenko, special to RBTH

“Now we understand that we need many more churches,” he said. “Not one of the constructed temples is empty. All are full or are even overcrowded.”

All photos credit to Yekaterina Sinelschikova, RBTH

Read the original article on RBTH from April 28, 2016

When Is The Rapture? (Day 3) - Michael Snyder on The Jim Bakker Show


Watch here: When Is The Rapture? (Day 3) - Michael Snyder on The Jim Bakker Show











Michael Snyder
Jim Bakker Show 2016 | Show# 2985 | Aired on April 28, 2016

Ephesians, II Timothy, John, Matthew, Revelation
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Watch: How the Palestinian People Were 'Invented' - RON CANTOR/MESSIAH'S MANDATE


Watch: How the Palestinian People Were 'Invented'


In the 2012 U.S. presidential race, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich got into trouble when he said that the Palestinian people were invented.
We live in a day and age where honest history submits to revisionism, so as not to hurt people's feelings. While we don't seek to intentionally hurt anyone, as Israelis, we feel it is urgent that the world knows the truth. In this three-part series, you will be equipped to answer the lies perpetrated by the enemies of Israel.
Stay tuned for part three of the video. 
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The U.S. Economy Officially Joins The Global Economic Slowdown – 1st Quarter GDP Comes In At 0.5% - Michael Snyder THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE BLOG

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Posted: 28 Apr 2016   Michael Snyder  THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE BLOG

Even the government is admitting that the U.S. economy is slowing down.  On Thursday, we learned that U.S. GDP grew at just a 0.5 percent annual rate during the first quarter of 2016.  This was lower than analysts were anticipating, and it marks the third time in a row that the GDP number has declined compared to the previous quarter.  In other words, GDP growth has been declining for close to a year now, and this lines up perfectly with what I have been saying about how the second half of last year was a turning point that plunged us into the early chapters of a brand new economic crisis.  

And as you will see below, the official GDP number is highly manipulated, and the way that it is calculated has been changed numerous times over the years.  So the bad number that is being reported by the government is actually the best case scenario.

Of course many of the “experts” being quoted by the mainstream media are saying that this is just a temporary blip and that good times for the U.S. economy are right around the corner.  For instance, check out this quote from Reuters
“The economy essentially stalled in the first quarter, but that doesn’t mean it is faltering,” said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors in Holland, Pennsylvania. “Some of the restraints to growth are dissipating. Growth is likely to accelerate going forward.”
We have been told this same story for years, but the “acceleration” has never materialized.  In fact, Barack Obama is poised to become the only president in U.S. history to never have a single year when the economy grew by more than 3 percent during his presidency.

That is a statistic that is hard to believe, but it is true.

In addition, Louis Woodhill has pointed out that the average rate of U.S. economic growth during the Obama years will be the fourth worst in recorded history…
Assuming 2.67% RGDP growth for 2016, Obama will leave office having produced an average of 1.55% growth. This would place his presidency fourth from the bottom of the list of 39*, above only those of Herbert Hoover (-5.65%), Andrew Johnson (-0.70%) and Theodore Roosevelt (1.41%)
So does anyone out there still believe that there has been an “Obama recovery”?

We also need to add another layer to our analysis.  By now, everyone should realize that the official GDP number is highly manipulated, and the way that GDP is calculated has been changed many, many times over the years.

For example, here is Peter Schiff commenting on changes that were made in 2013
The latest example of this was revealed earlier this week when the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced new methods of calculating Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that will immediately make the economy “bigger’ than it used to be. The changes focus heavily on how money spent on research and development (R&D) and the production of “intangible” assets like movies, music, and television programs will be accounted for. Declaring such expenditures to be “investments” will immediately increase U.S. GDP by about three percent. Such an upgrade would immediately increase the theoretic size of the U.S economy and may well lead to the perception of faster growth. In reality these smoke and mirror alterations are no different from changes made to the inflation and unemployment yardsticks that for years have convinced Americans that the economy is better than it actually is.
And the following originally comes from a Bloomberg article which discussed changes that were made in 2015
The way some parts of U.S. gross domestic product are calculated are about to change in the wake of the debate over persistently depressed first-quarter growth.
In a blog post published Friday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis listed a series of alterations it will make in seasonally adjusting data used to calculate economic growth. The changes will be implemented with the release of the initial second-quarter GDP estimate on July 30, the BEA said.
One of the changes that was made last year was intended to artificially boost GDP growth numbers for the first quarter of each year.

So without that artificial boost, what would the real number for the first quarter of 2016 look like?

John Williams of shadowstats.com tracks what the official government numbers would be if honest numbers were actually being used, and according to him U.S. GDP growth has been continuously negative since 2005.

But we certainly can’t have the press report those sorts of things.  If that were the case, then everyone would be talking about the “economic depression” that never seems to end.

Unfortunately, the truth is that we are in the midst of a long-term economic decline, and we can see evidence of this all around us.  For example, on Thursday we also learned that the rate of homeownership in the United States has fallen once again, and it is now hovering just 0.1 percent above the lowest level ever recorded in American history…
After gains in the second half of 2015, the homeownership rate fell to just 63.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, in the first quarter of this year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Homeownership hit a high of 69.4 percent in 2004, during one of the biggest housing booms in history. That was also when mortgage lending was arguably at its loosest level in history. The homeownership rate is now just one-tenth of 1 basis point higher than its all-time low in the second quarter of 2015.
For many more numbers that show that the U.S. economy has continued to decline, please see the following articles that I authored earlier this month…

#1 “Economy In Decline: Apple Reports Massive Revenue Decline As iPhone Sales Plummet Dramatically
#2 “In 1 Out Of Every 5 American Families, Nobody Has A Job
#3 “Stories Of Despair From The Forgotten People That The U.S. Economy Has Left Behind
#4 “47 Percent Of Americans Cannot Even Come Up With $400 To Cover An Emergency Room Visit
#5 “Corporations Are Defaulting On Their Debts Like It’s 2008 All Over Again

Now that U.S. GDP growth has been steadily dropping for three quarters in a row, hopefully people will wake up and begin to realize what is happening.

We are entering very hard times, so now is not the time to go out and buy fancy new toys or to go into lots of debt.

Rather, this is a time to tighten our belts, batten down the hatches and prepare for rough seas ahead.

Sadly, most people continue to have blind faith that our politicians and the central bankers will be able to perform some kind of miracle to save us from what is coming.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

The Fundamental Flaw in the Two-State Solution - Tsvi Sadan ISRAEL TODAY

The Fundamental Flaw in the Two-State Solution

Thursday, April 28, 2016 |  Tsvi Sadan  ISRAEL TODAY
The Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has adopted a document concerning "occupied Palestine." It was drafted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan. 
UNESCO's anti-Israel bias is so severe that Jerusalem does not grant visas to representatives of this organization. This latest document is further evidence of why, as it "deeply regrets," "deeply deplores" and "strongly condemns" the "Occupying Power" exercising sovereignty over the Temple Mount and the Old City of Jerusalem.
To justify such a misnomer as Israel's "occupation" of the Temple Mount, UNESCO has adopted the Muslim narrative that systematically erases any piece of evidence proving the Jewish bond to the Temple Mount and to the Land of Israel as a whole. 
In fact, throughout the document, the "Temple Mount" is not mentioned once. As if the Jewish name for this holy place were mere fiction, the document refers to it only as "Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif." Even the Western Wall has been made a victim of UNESCO's revisionism and called only by its Muslim name, "Al-Buraq Plaza."
Concealing the fact that the Jewish Temple existed for hundreds of years in Jerusalem goes far beyond the demand to create a Palestinian state in the "occupied territories." Indeed, it goes without saying that if the holiest Jewish site is under "occupation," then Israel is nothing but a colonial power, and not only in Jerusalem, but in the whole of the Holy Land. 
If the Temple Mount is not a Jewish site, how could one say that Jews have the right to live in places like Tel Aviv, which only loosely, if at all, have Jewish religious significance? It follows that if Israel occupies the Temple Mount, it also occupies Tel Aviv. 
The recent apology by British Labor MP Maz Shah for his 2014 tweet suggesting that Israeli Jews be transferred to America is but the latest example of how this line of reasoning brings millions to the conclusion that Israel is at best a non-sustainable Western colony. 
Therefore, the two-state solution can only be a half-house, a temporary solution leading to the final one in which Israel ceases to exist.
The danger in validating the Muslim/Palestinian narrative has been clear ever since Israel gained control over the Temple Mount in 1967. 
One of Israel's most respected poets and columnists, Nathan Alterman, in 1970 harshly criticized Labor Party members for beginning to sympathize with the idea of a "Palestinian people." Alterman astutely observed:
"By adopting this factitious notion we are turning the beehive over our right to exist in this land… At the moment we accept the national Palestinian fiction, from that moment Zionism as a whole becomes a matter of robbing a country from the hands of an existing people, and to the extent that we help root this idea in the world and in our own innerconsciousness, we are shaking the historical and human foundation of Zionism, thus placing it only on our bayonets.
"…If indeed we acknowledge the existence of a Palestinian Arab nation, then not only the 'occupied territories' are Arab territories upon which we shed our blood until the inevitable withdrawal, but also the state of Israel is an Arab territory… If there is an Arab nation who is fighting for its country, then our protests lose their meaning. International law and morality deem terror illegal as long as we say it is a tool in the hands of the Arab countries against us. But from the moment it becomes the weapon of the Palestinian people … who are fighting for their national existence, none of the pejoratives in which we describe their bloody actions would help us."
Israel rightly condemns UNESCO's attempt to erase the Jewish (biblical) history of the Temple mount. This protest, however, rings hollow when, in the name of realpolitik, Israel itself severely restricts the Jewish presence on the Mount and openly commits itself to the two-state solution. 
Israel's readiness to hand over the Temple Mount to the Palestinians is seen by the world as evidence of a state that places no value in its own historical heritage, and therefore has little right to exist.
It is time for Israelis to realize that by demoting the Temple Mount to a piece of real estate, they are bolstering UNESCO's efforts to prove that Israel is a colonial power that has no right to exist in the Promised Land.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

UN Rejects Israel's Claim to the Golan Heights as Top Rabbis Await the Messiah's Imminent Arrival - MICHAEL SNYDER CHARISMA NEWS

Asking Israel to give the Golan Heights back to Syria is kind of like asking the United States to give Texas back to Mexico.

UN Rejects Israel's Claim to the Golan Heights as Top Rabbis Await the Messiah's Imminent Arrival



Asking Israel to give the Golan Heights back to Syria is kind of like asking the United States to give Texas back to Mexico. (Courtesy)
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously rejected Israel's claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and this is likely to cause tensions in the Middle East to rise even higher. On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boldly declared "that the Golan Heights will remain under Israel's sovereignty permanently." After close to 50 years of control over the Golan Heights, this should not have been much of a shock. But the Arab world immediately went into an uproar, and the U.N. Security Council has taken action. In a unanimous decision, the U.N. Security Council has announced that Israel's claims to the Golan Heights are "null and void and without international legal effect."
So once again, the United Nations and the nation of Israel are directly at odds with one another, because the truth is that Israel is never going to leave the Golan Heights as long as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in power. The following comes from CNN:
Israel's Prime Minister has declared that the Golan Heights will remain permanently under the country's control, during Israel's first Cabinet meeting held in the territory.
"The time has come for the international community to recognize reality, especially two basic facts," said Benjamin Netanyahu during a Cabinet meeting Sunday.
"One, whatever is beyond the border, the boundary itself will not change. Two, after 50 years, the time has come for the international community to finally recognize that the Golan Heights will remain under Israel's sovereignty permanently."
Asking Israel to give the Golan Heights back to Syria is kind of like asking the United States to give Texas back to Mexico.
It just isn't going to happen.
But thanks in large part to pressure from the Islamic world, the U.N. Security Council remains bound and determined to take that strategically important sliver of land away from Israel.
On Tuesday, the U.N. Security Council expressed "deep concern" that the Israeli government is claiming permanent sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
"Council members expressed their deep concern over recent Israeli statements about the Golan, and stressed that the status of the Golan remains unchanged," China's U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi, president of the 15-nation Security Council this month, told reporters after a closed-door meeting.
He added that council resolution 497 of 1981 made clear that Israel's decision at the time to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the Golan was "null and void and without international legal effect."
Council statements are adopted by consensus, which means all its members, including Israel's ally the United States, backed it.
Of course the Obama administration was definitely going to go along with this U.N. Security Council statement, because it has consistently proven to be the most anti-Israel administration in modern U.S. history.
Late last year, there was a lot of talk about a potential U.N. Security Council resolution which would have permanently divided the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem and that would have set the parameters for a Palestinian state. At that time, the Obama administration was not quite ready to pull the trigger.
However, now that the end of Obama's second term is rapidly approaching, it appears that things have changed. There has been a lot of talk in the mainstream media about how such a resolution is now "on the table," and members of Congress were so alarmed that 388 of them sent a letter to Obama urging him not to do this. The following comes from the Wall Street Journal:
Several hundred Democratic and Republican lawmakers are urging the White House not to back any resolution at the United Nations that sets parameters for Israeli-Palestinian talks, a move President Barack Obama has been considering.
In a letter to Mr. Obama, 388 members of the House, including Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California, said U.S. support for a U.N. Security Council resolution would "dangerously hinder" the prospects of resuming direct negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.
"We are deeply troubled by reports that one-sided initiatives may arise at the U.N. in the coming months concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," the letter says.
As you can see, even Nancy Pelosi is opposing Obama on this.
But will that stop him?
Only time will tell.
Meanwhile, top rabbis over in Israel are convinced that the arrival of the Messiah is imminent. Two extremely prominent figures in the Jewish faith recently got together for a very important conversation, and this made headlines all over the world.
Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch, Vice-President of the Rabbinical Court and the Head of the Edah HaChareidis in Jerusalem, paid a rare visit to Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky at his home in Bnei Barak. They are two of the most prominent Torah figures alive today. Conversations between such great men have enormous significance and the Hebrew-language website Kikar Shabbat recorded the dialogue between these two great rabbis.
Much of their conversation centered on expectations regarding the coming of the Messiah. As you can see, they clearly believe that it could happen at literally any time.
Rabbi Kanievsky said that troubles were to be expected. "It is the days before Messiah," he explained.
Rabbi Sternbuch agreed. "In the End of Days, those who fear God will despair and their hands will loosen from fighting God's war against the sinners, and there will be no one to rely upon except God," he said, adding, "We have to bring the Messiah."
Rabbi Kanievsky answered that the Messiah should be arriving in the very near future. He quoted the Talmud (Megillah 17b) again, saying, "In the year after shmittah the Son of David will come."
The year after the Shemitah on the Jewish calendar ends this October, so until then, messianic expectations will be running high in Israel.
But at the same time, a geopolitical drama is playing out on the world stage which may eventually result in a great war coming to the land. If the U.N. Security Council does decide to pass a resolution permanently dividing the land, that is going to cause tensions in the region to go through the roof.
In the Bible, we are told that Israel will be playing a central role in the events of the last days, and this is definitely shaping up to be the case. In a recent episode of our television show, my wife and I discussed this extensively. Even though the land of Israel is only about the size of New Jersey, and even though only a tiny fraction of the global population lives there, the attention of the rest of the planet is constantly focused on it.
Unfortunately for the United States, the Obama administration has chosen a path that is radically anti-Israel, and that is going to end up having very serious implications for all of us.
Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled "The Rapture Verdict"is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.
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