Monday, August 8, 2011

Sibling Rivalry

Check out "Coincidences, Warnings, or Judgments," for the post in conjunction with this one where I outline some disasters that seem to coincide with meetings and plans that focus on the dividing of the land of Israel.

Photo Source: Oh Baby! Baby Blog
All this is, is a case of sibling rivalry gone terribly wrong! 
 

Here’s what the Bible tells us:
Isaac and Ishmael's fight (fight between Jews & Arabs) over possession of Jerusalem has drawn the whole world into it - just as the prophets predicted. It is the culmination of Ishmael's 4,000 year-old hatred of his half brother Isaac, the forefather of the Israelites."

So Then Whose Land is it? 

Well, my guess is - whoever God gives it to.

Genesis 15:18
In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.

Psalm 105:8
He hath remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.
(That’s over 70,000 years y’all!)


So if God gave the land to Israel, what happens to those who try to divide it?

Joel 3:2
I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and [for] my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. 

Obadiah 1:15
The prophet Obadiah warns that God "deals with any nation in direct relation to how that nation interacts with Israel. If a nation blesses Israel, God blesses that nation. If a nation curses Israel, He curses that nation.

"For the day of the LORD upon all the nations is near. As you have done (to Israel), it shall be done to you. Your reprisal shall return upon your own head"
 
Zechariah 12:3
 A prophecy God made 2,500 years ago through the Hebrew prophet Zechariah.
"And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples..." (meaning the entire world). All who would seek to heave it away will surely be cut in pieces."

"The original Hebrew makes the meaning of this even clearer. It reveals that everyone who tries to remove the heavy burden of the Jerusalem crisis will be utterly destroyed for getting involved with it." 

Prophetically speaking, who is involved?

Psalm 83;1-8
O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.” With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you— the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites, Byblos, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre. Even Assyria has joined them to reinforce Lot’s descendants

Let’s identify these nations:

Tents of Edom: Jordanian descendants of Esau (the twin brother of Jacob). These have taken the name of Palestinians and are a nomadic people.

Ishmaelites: Arab descendants of Ishmael (1/2 brother of Isaac, Hagar’s son).  Modern day Egypt.

Moab: Also Jordanians

Hagrites: Egyptian descendants of Hagar (Sarah’s maid). The distinction between Hagrites and Ishmaelites, are that the Hagrites are children from a father other than Abraham.

Byblos or Gebal: Located on the Meditteranean coast of modern day Lebanon; the northern part which borders Syria.

Ammon:These are also Jordanians that refer to themselves as Palestinians.

Amalek: These are from the huge pot of Arabs in the Middle East

Philistia: Arabs in the Gaza strip who are descendants of the Philistines, but not necessarily Palestinians. Basically Arab peoples who reside in the Gaza Strip today.

Tyre: Southern Lebanon, which has been taken over by Hamas today.

Assyria: Literally Syria, Iraq and Turkey.

Well folks - I may be old, but I guarantee you, I didn't write this in the Bible. How could they have known?

Keep watching!

Thanks for visiting,
Carmen

Coincidences, Warnings, or Judgments?

 Photo Source: The Armenian Weekly

Sometimes we miss what’s right in front of us and we don’t see the bigger picture. Today I want to talk a little bit about America and Israel. I’m going to do it easily laid out in point form so that you can decide if it’s coincidence or if there’s a bigger picture there.

October 30, 1991
As President George Bush Sr. Opens the Madrid (Spain) Conference to consider “land for peace” in Israel’s Middle East role, the Perfect Storm develops in the North Atlantic which creates the largest waves ever recorded in that region. The storm travels 1000 miles from “east to west” instead of the normal “west to east” pattern and crashes into the New England Coast. During this storm, thirty-five foot waves crash into the Kennebunkport home of President Bush.

August 23, 1992
The Madrid Conference is moved to Washington DC and the peace talks are resumed. The same day Hurricane Andrew produces an estimated $30 billion in damage on the Florida coast. It is the worst natural disaster ever to hit America!

January 16, 1994
President Bill Clinton meets Syria 's President Hafez el-Assad in Geneva. They discuss a peace agreement with Israel that would include Israel giving up the Golan Heights. Within 24 hours a powerful (6.9 on the Richter scale) earthquake rocks Southern California! The Northridge earthquake becomes the second most destructive natural disaster to hit the United States behind Hurricane Andrew.

January 21, 1998
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coldly received at the White house by Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. They even refuse to have lunch with him. Shortly afterwards on that same day, the Monica Lewinsky scandal breaks into the mass media and begins to occupy a major portion of Clinton's time.

September 28, 1998
Secretary of State Albright works on the final details of an agreement in which Israel would give up 13% of Judea and Samaria. Hurricane George, with winds of 110mph gusting up to 175mph, slams into the United States Gulf Coast...then it stalls...

Clinton meets with Arafat and Netanyahu at the White House to finalize this land deal. Later Arafat addresses the United Nations about declaring an independent Palestinian state by May 1999. Hurricane George pounds the Gulf Coast causing $1 billion in damage. At the exact time Arafat departs the country, the storm starts to dissipate.

October 15-22, 1998       
Arafat and Natanyahu meet at the Wye River Plantation in Maryland. The five day talks have a focus on Israel giving up 13% of Judea and Samaria. The talks are extended and conclude on October 23rd.        On October 17th Southern Texas is hit with incredible rains and flooding and continue until October 22nd and then subside.   The floods ravage 25% of Texas and leave over $1 billion in damage. On October 21, Clinton declares this section of Texas a major disaster area.

November 30, 1998       
 Arafat comes to Washington to raise money for a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as the capital. A total of 42 other nations were represented in Washington. All agreed to give Arafat $3 billion in aid. That same day the Dow Jones average drops 216 points. The next day the European Market had its worst day in history. Hundreds of billions of market capitalization were wiped out in U.S. and Europe.

December 12, 1998       
Clinton lands in the Palestinian-controlled section of Israel to discuss the "land for peace" process.        The House of Representatives votes four articles of impeachment against Clinton.

May 3, 1999       
This day Yasser Arafat was scheduled to declare a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.        The most powerful super tornado storm system ever to hit the United States swept across Oklahoma and Kansas. Winds are clocked at 316mph, the fastest wind speed ever recorded.       
The declaration is postponed to December 1999 at the request of Clinton, whose letter to Arafat encourages him in his "aspirations for his own land".

October 11 1999       
Jewish settlers in 15 "West Bank" (Israel) settlements are evicted from the covenant land in Israel.        That week the Dow Jones financial averages loses 5.7% in the worst week since October 1989. On October 15 the Dow lost 266 points.        

On October 15 a hurricane slams into North Carolina.
Then the morning of October 16, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocks the Southwest in the fifth most powerful earthquake in the 20th century. The earthquake was centred in the California desert and did little damage but was felt in three states.

August 2005    
In response to the American Foreigh Policy pressure exerted by Condoleeza Rice, Jewish families were evicted from their homes in the Gaza communities as part of Ariel Sharon's "Disengagement" plan.  As the Jews were being removed from their homes, a weather system was forming in the Atlantic.  This storm became Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed New Orleans, Louisiana - and an area the size of Britain, rendering thousands of Americans homeless and leaving thousands dead.   

Coincidences? Warnings? or Judgments? 

What do you think?

Keep watching!


Carmen

Check out "Sibling Rivalry" for the continuation of this post.