Posts Tagged ‘jerusalem’

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This should be a simple question. It should have a simple answer. Why all the permanent commotion about the fraction of a fraction of real estate – Jerusalem, in Israel. Israel is small. Yet, the nations burden themselves with Jerusalem. So then – is the following true?

On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it. (Zechariah 12:3 ESV)

Yes! It’s true and even the “powerful America” cannot lift this stone – cannot move it. Will they hurt themselves in the process of being burdened by this? Yes again – they probably already have. Even apart from, but also including 9/11, God’s blessing is departing from the federation that is the United States of America. The hope remains, ironically in disunity with the prevailing federal direction – by the White House, Obama etc.

The audio below is a discussion about the saddest day of the year for observant Jews – the day that they mourn the destruction of the second temple. Would you be surprised that Jews are routinely denied passage onto the Temple Mount while tourists & others go on undeterred & unquestioned. Amazing? I think so.

Who does Jerusalem belong to?!

Israel National Radio – Temple Talk – Mourning and Gladness in the Month of Av. Listen to full audio here.

Does Torah obedience have a “halacha equivalent” (how to apply God’s laws in a practical day-to-day sense) for Messianic Jews or Christians that have a deep appreciation for the complete Bible (often the “Old Testament” is neglected as if there is nothing of value to be found there anymore for ‘modern Christians’).

Halacha roughly means – “the way in which to walk [through life]”.

Torah obedience has always been & will always remain a matter of the heart & the condition thereof. Remember that Christians everywhere are also called to Torah obedience if you consider John 1:1-5.

See also The Pilgrim’s Progress for edification in the journey of every follower of Jesus / Yeshua.

Note that the image is for illustration purposes only. It is a modified image of an actual book – likely on orthodox / traditional halacha.

Check out Line of Fire Radio. Listen to full audio here.

Audio: Discussion of the authority by which the new Sanhedrin has been established & a challenge to rabbis that are not used to the concept. Some discussion on progress in the ‘recognized legal standing’ Sanhedrin – some measure of (secular) government recognition thus far. Also some comments on restarting the sacrificial system. See also the Korban Pesach (Passover Sacrifice) page from the main Sanhedrin website.

Note that the re-established Sanhedrin is very likely to have implications in terms of where we are in the prophetic timetable – in case you’re wondering what the relevance of this post is.

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Will Israel attack Iran? Don’t underestimate the military capability of this blessed nation. They are not a nation of saints, but be sure that the God of Israel doesn’t take kindly to the nations messing around with Israel & her interests.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” – Zechariah 12

Another Blast in Iran, This Time Followed by Rockets Landing in Israel
Former MI chief: Iran has enough material for 4 or 5 nuclear bombs
Israel could mount pinpoint raids on Iran: analysts

Aaron Klein. Listen to full audio here.