World Trade Center and the downward Vortex of a Double Portion | VOL. 43 * NEWSLETTER * NOV. 30, 2001 |
Dear Friends of Israel and “Or Tzion”,
the peace of G-d which passes all understanding be a protection about your mind in Messiah Yeshua for the days are evil. Let us all the more hold firm to the sure hope we have in the Son of G-d.
I was in Germany visiting my 83 year old Alzheimers mother when the downward vortex struck, touching down as a “double portion” in an evil, unholy “tri-unity”: First, a “double” aerial strike on the “double” (twin) towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Second, an attack on the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and third, an aborted attempt on the heart of America – the White House or the Capitol – that was diverted to an open field near a town named SHANKSville close to a road called LAMBertsville1. Just so did the Lord have me warn of this downward vortex as well as of an upward one during last year’s ministry tour2. Nobody would know when or how they would be touching down, for they would come suddenly, totally unexpected. Both the upward and the downward vortex would catch the saints, as well as the world, by surprise. Those saints unprepared for the upward vortex may find themselves sucked into the downward one. BE PREPARED!
What “pulled the plug” on the downward one was President Bush Jr.’s agreement – at the occasion of the (now) G-8 annual meeting – to post an international observer force in Israel to satisfy Arafat’s demands, in total disregard of Israel’s protests. The whole matter went widely unnoticed, but not by the Lord, for the “observer force” is the prelude to Revelation 11:2, of which the Lord had me warn in “The Electronic Tabernacle”3.
But thanks be to G-d, He also promised an upward vortex, likewise of a double portion: it will be a demonstration of His sovereign power as has not been known or seen until then, the Old and New Covenant manifestations of His glory and might combined.
I sat paralyzed by the enormity of the event, staring at the news in utter shock: even in my wildest utopian dream I could not have imagined pictures as ghastly as those unfolding before my very eyes on the TV screen! When the two towers collapsed I cried out in horror with the millions of others watching this. Never had I seen a more powerful demonstration of the fragility of man’s works and kingdoms! Within one hour4 the two symbols of man’s glory and pride became a smoldering graveyard for thousands!
In the days following a message from the Lord took shape. The message, and the Seminar I would be teaching, were “potentially troubling truth” bound to upset comforting preconceptions. Would I be up to it?
I delivered the message the day of my very first meeting – the eve of Yom Kippur!!! Surely the Lord had ordered my steps! What a somber day for a message of doom: UNLESS THE NATIONS REPENT OF DEFYING THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL AND HIS OATH CONCERNING HIS PEOPLE AND HIS LAND, SEVERE JUDGEMENT WILL COME!!! Already the world has changed — terror and lawlessness has become a new “global reality” that brings the “one-worlders” closer to their objective of a new world order: in the name of fighting terrorism they have passed new legislation in the U.S. and Europe, which strips free men of their civil liberties and foreigners of any democratic right5.Secretary of Defense, Mr. Rumsfeld, referred to it as “America’s new reality, the American way of life having been changed permanently.”
1FLIGHT 93 CRASH AND THE SHANK OF THE LAMB; an e-mail by Pastor Brian Tunstall, Cross of Christ Believer’s Fellowship, Ebensburg, PA; e-mail: Bristall@aol.com; Wednesday, Sept. 12, ?2001
Pastor Tunstall asked the Lord, “Why would this plane come down here? Of all the places, why here?” Then the Lord dissected the names for him: SHANKsville and LAMBertsville. Immediately he pondered whether or not this was a coincidence. And this is what came to his mind:
“The SHANK of the LAMB was eaten during the Passover meal. The shank is where the most meat is at on the animal. The Lord showed me how He once again allowed the full destruction to PASS OVER the people of the United States. With Flight 93 pointing its nose towards Washington, who knows what building it could have destroyed… the White House, the Capitol, symbols of our freedom and democracy…It is the symbol of the very fabric of our nation. The Lord would not allow the very heart and fabric of the nation to be destroyed.”
“I truly believe there is a message in the crash of Flight 93. That plane could have crashed anywhere but it is the Lord’s doing to show us His intervention by allowing it to crash in a barren place in SHANKsville on LAMBerstville Road. The Lamb took the fullness of the destruction and appropriated to us the deliverance. The Lord is showing us that His mercy through His Son has stopped the full intent of the judgment and it has passed over us. His faithfulness is everlasting!”
2See page 2 & 5 of Vol. #41; and pages 7 & 8 of Vol. 42 3http://www.ortzion.org/images/Continual.html; Daniel 8:11-13; 11:31; 12:11; and Ps 59:6-8, 14 4 Revelation 18:10, 17, 19: from 9:06 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (or from 8:45 a.m. to 10:29 a.m.); for the picture see footnote #15. A sequence of 28 pictures of the WTC terror attack can be viewed at http://www.camazotz.com/wtc/index.html 5 In fact, the U.S. President has now obtained – through legislation – the dictatorial right of jailing, trying and condemning to death any foreigner without that foreigner having recourse to an attorney, a public trial or to an appeal. On the basis of mere gossip, slander, or suspicion, without a judge’s warrant or jurors’ sentencing, a foreigner can be put away with secretly, apart from public knowledge. Furthermore, every American citizen is now subject to surveillance, telephone tapping and the confiscation of their computers, files, financial records, correspondence, etc., by FBI or CIA without the formerly required warrant from a judge.
Both FBI and CIA have been vested with powers (in the name of the “war against terrorism”) that basically renders every American citizen a potential target of investigation and victim of their interrogation tactics on such grounds as a mere “suspicion.” This horrifyingly reminds of the witch hunts of the Middle Ages: one needed only to cast suspicion upon a hated rival, neighbor, competitor, and immediately that person would be subjected to the most horrific “interrogations,” which usually ended in the confiscation of all property and death by fire on the stakes.
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The mighty industrial world, predominantly the Western nations, and of course all of the Arab and Moslem world encouraged terrorism when they rewarded the Palestinians’ terror against Israeli civilians with one-sided support of the Palestinians. And that only a few decades after the Nazi Holocaust. The world Media without fail features the Israelis as the villains and aggressors, and the Palestinians as the hapless victims who, like little “David,” are courageously facing up to the overbearing “Goliath.”
Beware! All who swallow Arafat’s venemous lies and support the cause of so-called Palestinian Soil are in danger according to G-d’s word of 2 Thessalonians 2:10b-12: “…because they REFUSED TO LOVE THE TRUTH and so be saved. Therefore G-D sends upon them a STRONG DELUSION, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
The TRUTH is that there is no Palestinian soil, as this is G-d’s Land, given as an inheritance by oath to Israel! 7. The TRUTH is that defenseless Israelis are daily ambushed in their cars on Israel’s highways and by-ways and in their homes (Gilo/Jerusalem). Terror has become the order of the day. The TRUTH is that Israel is forced to defend herself against heinous terror. Yet, it is just this defense that the world community condemns as it succumbs to Arafat’s pitiful lies and cries of innocence!
The picture of a Palestinian boy crouching next to his father, for example, brought immediate worldwide condemnation of Israel when the boy got killed, even though Israel was again in a position of self-defense against Palestinian rock throwers and molotov cocktails. Later, when it was confirmed that the boy had been killed by Palestinian crossfire, the world community was strangely silent. Likewise, when two Israeli reservists were horrifyingly lynched a) by a Palestinian mob in front of a Palestinian Police station, the world Media said little against the perpetrators of such heinous murder. Furthermore, the Italian National TV station known for its pro-Palestinian stand, APOLOGIZED to Arafat for the scenes having been broadcasted by an Italian private station, which brought the matter to public attention.
Thus terror grows in Israel! While America is lauded for strikes on foreign land in pursuit of one Bin Laden, Israel is chided for roadblocks and closures against a multitude of terrorists ON HER OWN SOIL!
In the world’s eyes, for a Jew to have a gun, fight back and defend his life simply turns the “proper order” of things upside down. As UN General Assembly’s and UN Security Council Meetings’ condemnation is unleashed toward Israeli actions against terrorist leaders and enclaves, terrorism and cruel acts of lawlessness are encouraged. UN General Secretary Kofi Annan as well as the U.S. and the EU have repeatedly condemned Israeli military actions against Palestinian and Islamic terrorists.
Israelis are expendable! Jewish lives are cheap!
“Restraint! Restraint!” is every American President’s command to every Israeli Prime Minister. But neither the U.S. nor the EU or the UN has ever joined Israel in the war against terror. On the contrary! They bind Israel’s hands so as to pacify the Arabs at all costs.
“Striking one American citizen means striking all of America,” President George Bush Jr. declared following the triple terror attack. “If one American gets hit, all Americans get hit,” he repeated.
This equation, however, does not seem apply to Israel. For just prior to it he was willing and ready to sacrifice Israeli lives on the altar of America’s economy. And for the sake of his all-out war against terror, he has declared that America will support the creation of a Palestinian state upon the very land G-d covenanted with an oath to the people of Israel.
Oh what a double standard! He reminds me of king Saul whom G-d had chosen to deliver Israel from the Philistine oppression. For though Bush Jr. was G-d’s choice to bless Israel and therewith turn the rudder of America’s ship around in answer to the many prayers made on her behalf, Bush has forsaken all godly counsel and is defying G-d’s covenant and oath even more boastfully than his predecessors.
“3 years of mercy and grace, a window of opportunity,” the Lord had said in September 2000. Only 2 years are left of that. But the Presidential term is 4 years.
6 21 sovereign Arab nations (“Palestine” = #22) : http://haynese.winthrop.edu/;
their flags on: http://haynese.winthrop.edu/syll/SYL361.html
7 Leviticus 25:23; Deuteronomy 36:22
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On Monday, Nov. 12th, American Airlines Flight #587 crashed into the residential Rockaway section of Queens, New York City, about five to 10 miles from the JFK airport8, exactly one day after Yasser Arafat’s speech before the UN General Assembly9. Once again this “great city” has been host to meetings in which the “father of terrorism,” Yasser Arafat, is treated as an equal, as a head of a non-existing State and leader of a people who for decades have been acting vengefully toward the reborn nation of Israel. With malice of heart and never-ending enmity Palestinian and Islamic terror groups continue to take vengeance upon the return of the Jewish people to their own land with daily bloodshed and destruction of property10. A compulsive liar and unrepentant terrorist Arafat unabashedly accused Israel of the crimes and deeds of Hamas and his own PA. And the UN General Assembly sat and listened. There was no one, not even one honorable member among them who rebuffed this despicable person’s malicious slander and hair raising, venomous lies.
While the United States of America and the nations of the world have formed an alliance – at the expense of the Jewish people’s own land by dividing it up into two States – in their “war against terror,” they unashamedly support the main propagator of terror. Arafat was and is a man of lawlessness and bloodshed, who acknowledges no law but his own. His innocent victims are countless, yet the world honored him with the Nobel Peace Prize and with membership at the UN General Assembly in New York City. While spending billions in their “war against terror,” the U.S. and the nations of the world are supporting and encouraging the terror of Arafat’s PA.
In the name of “Peace” terror succeeded in creating a Palestinian Autonomy, and terror strategy achieved Israel’s pulling out of Southern Lebanon. Because of the world’s continued support of terrorist Arafat’s conditions for “peace,” terror is forcing the establishment of a Palestinian state on G-d’s Land covenanted to Israel. The more terror acts were rewarded by granting the PLO’s demands, the more terror increased. The more land and cities were handed over to the Palestinians, the more they stepped up terrorism against Israel’s civilian population.
“Terror works!”Arafat and his men of lawlessness have long realized. Let the world utter a few obligatory condemnations. So what? As long as they support his demands and take no military action against his PA, he will keep up the terror. And when the Hizbullah “succeeded” – with the help of the United Nations – to “oust” Israel from Lebanon, the Arab world celebrated their “victory” with great parties, while the various terror gangs joined with Hizbullah to drive Israel into the Sea.
11On October 27, 2001, Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat gave a speech at the Palestine General Confederation of Trade Unions in Gaza. Following are excerpts from that speech:
“The Palestinian convoy has turned towards the place that Muslims first faced in prayer, and the third holiest city after Mecca and Medina, the place where the Prophet Muhammad held his night journey and the cradle of our Lord Jesus – holy Jerusalem, the capital of the Palestinian state, the capital of Palestine, and whoever doesn’t like this can drink from the sea off Gaza.”
“Our masses turn their faces in pride and determination toward this goal despite continuing attempts by those who believe that with their tanks, planes, missiles and artillery they will succeed in subduing the Palestinian people. We tell them: The wind will not succeed in moving the mountain! No one will succeed in moving our people!”
“No community within my nation has ceased to preserve the faith and defeat their enemies. Nobody who tries to harm them will damage them. With God’s help, they will be victorious. They asked the Prophet: Who are these people and where are they? He answered: In and around Jerusalem. They are in a defensive holy war until Judgment Day and every fallen of theirs is worth 70 fallen.” [From the Hadith.]”
“This is the graciousness that God has granted us. We are in a holy defensive war until Judgment Day and, therefore, everyone must know that 104 years after the Zionist Congress met in Basel and referred to ‘a land without a people and a people without a homeland,’ we are still on our land and whoever doesn’t like it can go drink from the sea off Gaza.”
“Despite these remarks about ‘a land without a people for a people without a homeland,’ we are still on this land and we are still fighting and struggling with strength and determination in order to prove that this people will win! Will win! They are in a defensive holy war until Judgment Day!”
“Dear brothers! You represent the base and the strong roots of this people that is fighting and struggling and I pin especially great hopes on you and your heroes because we are convinced that we have a strong and mighty base.”
“Dear brothers! We are standing before an important stage in light of what they are preparing in their ‘Oranim’ plan, a hellish plan, which they expect our people to be afraid of. However, these massacres only strengthen the resolve and faith of our people. We will continue, God willing, on this path until a Palestinian child is able to unfurl the Palestinian flag atop the walls of Jerusalem, its mosques and its churches, the Jerusalem that will be, God willing, the capital of the State of Palestine.”
“Dear brothers! This is our aspiration. This is the will of our people and the aspiration of the Arab nation and free people all over the world. They look to you in the hope that you will determinedly realize this dream for them.”
“I make these remarks when all of us know that you have suffered for a long time, especially when we have 150,000 unemployed workers. If this had happened to another people, they would have certainly broken by now. But despite this, we have borne the burden and this shows our strong determination and faith. I make these remarks so that all of them may hear, from Sharon and Netanyahu and to America, Japan, Indonesia, South Africa, Russia, in the north and in the south. The Palestinian people will be victorious whether you like it or not and will establish its state. ‘They see it from afar but we see it from close and we speak the truth. They will enter the mosque as they did at first. God will not break his promise! God will not break his promise! [From the Hadith.]”
“Dear brothers! Together, shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand, step by step, out of faith and determina- tion, we will, God willing, merit that a Palestinian boy or girl will plant our flag atop the walls of Jerusalem, atop its mosques, and this flag will be seen atop the churches of Jerusalem.”
I know that we are on a difficult journey however they are subject to a defensive holy war until Judgment Day. This is the gracious- ness which God has bestowed on us. Those who are hostile to them will not defend them when they are subject to a defensive holy war until Judgment Day.”
“I make these remarks and hope that the sighs which we hear from our children will win merit for the nation. These are the children who bodily stand in front of the tanks of the Israeli occupation. Is there anyone capable of moving that same child who is facing a tank, a cannon, a plane or a missile? There is no one capable of doing this! They are subject to a defensive holy war until Judgment Day in which children, women, men and the elderly are all taking part. We swear to God! We swear to the homeland and the holy places of Christianity and Islam that we are guarding, that we will complete this journey! We will complete this journey!”
Note: The State of Israel wishes to clarify the following:
- The speech is inflammatory and inciteful despite the fact that Arafat has repeatedly committed himself to restoring calm and quiet.
- In the third paragraph, Arafat challenges the very existence of Israel and the Zionist idea that the Jewish people will find a solution in the Land of Israel, and refers to the “war which will continue until Judgment Day.”
- In the fourth paragraph, Arafat refers to an Israeli plan – the “Oranim” plan – which he calls “hellish”. The Government of Israel wishes to emphasize that no such plan exists.
- Arafat places Jerusalem at the center of the struggle.
- In the penultimate paragraph, Arafat calls on women, children and the elderly to fight. (Communicated by Israeli Minister Tzipi Livni’s Office, October 27, 2001)
My Note: Notice that Arafat does not mind churches, only synagoges. He has no problem with “Rome’s” Christianity. It is the Jewish faith, the heirs of the land and covenants, whose rights he denies by pretending they do not exist.
8 Picture of the crash site is from: http://archives.cnn.com/2001/US/11/12/newyork.crash/ 9 See JPost article of Nov. 12, 2001: http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2001/11/12/News/News.37939.html 10 Ezekiel 25:15 11 By Lars Widerberg, >Intercessors Network< Storskiftesgatan 87 >S-58334 Linkoping, Sweden; Tel. + Fax: +46 13 213630 > Mail to: Intercessors.Network@Telia.com
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Following is an excerpt from a book of the Palestinian Authority School Curriculum:
“Palestine, the gift of the heavens to the earth is today the subject of the heart’s aspirations for Christians and Moslems – representing half the world’s population – and the struggle waged in it is not between Moslems and Jews alone, rather it is between Christianity and Islam on the one side, and Zionism on the other.”
[p. 9, 10-11]12
It was not Arik Sharon’s visit on the Temple Mount – his inherent right as a Jew – that precipitated the outbreak of the present Intifada, but Israel’s withdrawal from South Lebanon under PM Ehud Barak, seen by the Arabs as a “retreat” by a “cowardly” enemy and as a “glorious victory” of their terrorist “heroes and martyrs.” That is why this Intifada continues. Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad and Islamic Brotherhood, together with Hizbullah fighters, imitate Hizbullah’s example: to keep up the killings and ambushes until Israel “retreats.”
Terror organizations are gaining ground, influence and control in the Middle East as the UN General Assemblies and the UN Security Council encourage terrorism against Israel (and globally) by isolating Israel. And should a Palestinian State be established upon G-d’s own covenanted Land, it will become a terrorist enclave: Afghanistan will pale in comparison to this Palestinian state, which will be a haven for terrorists groups determined to annihilate Israel.
The West readily sacrifices Israeli lives on the altar of economy. Not one leader considers G-d and the fear of G-d. Not one bears in mind the oath of the Almighty – G-d’s Covenant with Abraham. Jewish lives are expendable… the Land of Israel is negotiable… the city of Jerusalem is the property of the world… Not even at the Temple Mount did the Christian world and the Vatican say, “Halt! This far and not further!
The U.S. as the “head” of the free “Christian” world, challenged the oath of the Almighty and touched the apple of G-d’s eye, when President Bush Jr. announced in the UN Assembly American support for the creation of Palestine, a sovereign Palestinian state side by side with Israel. Arafat’s eyes burned with hatred as he listened to Bush. His thoughts were almost audible: ‘That is what you think, Mr. Bush. There will be no Israel and Palestine side by side. There will be only one state — Palestine, from Lebanon to Eilat!’
Psalm 2 once again comes alive with present-day reality, for indeed, “What is the purpose for which the United Nations conspire, and for which the peoples plot in vain? The heads of State set themselves and the rulers of the earth take counsel together [at the UN Headquarters in New York City], against the L-RD and His anointed [nation], saying, “Let us burst their [covenant] bonds asunder, and cast their cords [of a national presence] from us.”
As a consequence the very heart of world trade and capitalism – the WTC and the Financial Center – in New York got hit. G-d remembered this “great city’s” iniquities, “… for her sins are piled as high as heaven [her monumental sky scrapers testifying to her glory and pride]13 and G-d is ready to judge her for her crimes. ‘Do to her as she has done to you, and more – give DOUBLE penalty for all her evil deeds. She brewed many a cup of woe for others – give TWICE as much to her. She has lived in luxury and pleasure – match it now with torment and with sorrows. She boasts, ‘I am Queen(s) upon my throne. I am no helpless widow. I will not experience sorrow. Therefore the sorrows of death and mourning and pestilence [anthrax?] shall come upon her in a single day, and she shall be burned with fire; for mighty is the L-RD Who judges her.”14
“And the world leaders, who took part in her immoral acts and enjoyed her favors [presently assembled at the UN Headquarters in New York], will mourn for her as they see her smoke rising from her charred remains.”
“The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn for her, for there is no one left to buy their goods [Wallstreet and New York’s stock market experience extreme difficulties with great losses]. She was their biggest customer… And so the merchants who have become wealthy by selling her these things shall stand at a distance, fearing danger to themselves, weeping and crying, “Alas, that great city, so beautiful… In one moment, all the wealth of the city [contained in the WTC] is gone!”15
“And all the shipowners and captains of the merchant ships and crews will stand a long way off, crying as they watch the smoke ascend, and saying, ‘Where in all the world is there another city such as this?’” And they will throw dust on their heads in their sorrow and say, ‘Alas, alas, for that great city! She made us all rich from her great wealth. And now in a single hour all is gone… ‘”16
Rev. 18:18-19, LB
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Was it now G-d who did this? No!!! It was the law of cause and effect! Satan had free hand to destroy, for by taking the lead in dividing up G-d’s own Land and city, and oppressing His people rescued from the Nazi Holocaust, a threefold curse became activated. The first one is by G-d Himself in regard to all those sharing in the Abrahamic covenant: “I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse [Gen. 12:3].” The second one is by the patriarch Isaac when blessing Jacob: “… Cursed be everyone who curses you, and blessed be everyone who blesses you [Gen. 27:29].” Now the reference is not only to the more general Abrahamic household, but more specifically to the patriarch of the Jewish people, Jacob. The third identical blessing and curse by the greedy Gentile prophet Balaam in Numbers 24:9 is made when he looks down upon the tents of tribal Israel encamped enroute to the promised Land. Whoever curses this people will be cursed himself.
G-d has not changed! He is the same today as He was yesterday17. G-d is love, but He also is a jealous G-d. “But why did this judgment come upon America only?” you may ask. Whether judgment or blessings, authority or anointing, it always comes upon the “head.” The head represents the whole person. America is the “head” of the Western world, and of the industrial powers. Hence, it was upon her “head” that the judgment of warning has descended. And because of the curse G-d could not prevent this most terrible tragedy. Doubtlessly it would still have been much worse had it not been for the fasting and pleading with G-d by many thousands of intercessors on behalf of America. (But trust me when I say that there was no joy in heaven over this. There was only one people who rejoiced — the Palestinians!) Instead, as a sign to all the peoples the two temples to the gods of capitalism and economy — the twin towers of the World Trade Center, New York’s glory and pride, were struck by the downward-[plane] vortex, and the seat of America’s compound might — the Pentagon!
Oh, how clear the message!
The proud, lofty towers of man’s might and trade – a heap of rubble and ashes in a matter of just one hour! Thousands of innocent, defenseless civilians were sacrificed for the “cause” of Islam and “Palestine”18 just as Israeli victims have been readily sacrificed on the altar of capitalism, oppressed by America’s might.
This did not have to happen! For twenty years the Lord has warned of the consequences for oppressing His people and dividing up His land and city. But now, as formerly, the Lord’s true prophets were not heeded, but rather called “doom sayers!”, accused of teaching error and talking “politics” from the pulpit. Let us now see what G-d says.
Zechariah 1:14-15, 18-21 [Amp.Bible]: “So the angel who talked with me said to me, ‘Cry out, Thus says the L-RD of hosts19: I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. And I am very angry with the nations that are at ease [such as has been the U.S.]; for while I was but a little displeased [with my nation Israel] they helped forward the affliction and disaster… Then I lifted up my eyes and saw, and behold four horns [symbols of power]. And I said to the angel who talked with me, What are these? And he answered me, These are the horns [powers] which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem [i.e., the Westbank, Israel proper and Jerusalem for a capital of a Palestinian state, my insert]. Then the L-RD showed me four smiths [one for each enemy horn, to beat it down]. Then said I, What are these horns and smiths coming to do? And he said, these are the horns or powers that scattered Judah [dismantling the Jewish settlements there to make room for a Palestinian state, my insert], so that no man lifted up his head. But these smiths or workmen have come to terrorize them and cause them to be panic-stricken, to cast out the horns or powers of the nations who lifted up their horn against the land of Judah [called “Westbank” by them, my insert] to scatter it.”
Zechariah 2:6-8, 12, 13: “Ho! Ho! Hear and flee from the land of the north[America?], says the L-RD, and from the four winds of the heavens, for to them have I scattered you, says the L-RD. Ho! Escape to Zion, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon! For thus says the L-RD of hosts, after His glory sent me [His messenger] to the nations who plundered and spoiled you, for he who touches you touches the apple or pupil of His eye… And the L-RD [not Arafat and his PA] shall inherit Judah as His portion in the holy land , and shall again choose Jerusalem. Be still and silent, all flesh, before the L-RD; for He is aroused and risen from His holy habitation
Zechariah 8:2-3: “Thus says the L-RD of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath [against her enemies]. For thus says the L-RD: I [not “Palestinian” exiles, my insert] shall return to Zion and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem [not the PA, nor the Wakf, nor Moslems, my insert]; and Jerusalem shall be called the (faithful) city of truth, and the mountain of the L-RD of hosts [i.e., the Temple Mount Arafat claims for the PA and all the Moslems, my insert], the holy mountain [and not …..].”
Jeremiah 50:11-12, 24-25, 29, 31-32, 33-34 [RSV; inserts and amplifications are mine]: “Though you rejoice, though you exult, O plunderers of My heritage, though you are wanton as a heifer at grass, and neigh like stallions, your mother shall be utterly shamed… Lo, she shall be the last of the nations, a wilderness dry and desert…” 24 “I set a snare for you and you were taken, O Babylon [New York city], and you did not know it [in advance, but were unaware]; you were found and caught [by surprise], because you strove and struggled and contended against the L-RD. The L-RD has opened his armory, and brought out the weapons of His wrath, for the Lord G-D has a work to do in the land of the [“free and the brave”]. 29 “Summon [modern day] archers [such as missile launchers] against [New York, modern day] Babylon, all those who ‘bend the bow’ and [are experts in aiming and launching missiles]; let no one escape. Requite her according to her deeds, do to her according to all that she has done; for she has PROUDLY DEFIED the L-RD, the Holy One of Israel [and not of the PA or the UN].” 31-32 “Behold, I am against you, O proud one [you who are pride and presumption personified, Amplf. Bible], says the Lord G-D of hosts; for your day has come, the time when I will visit and punish you. And Pride, the proud one, shall stumble – totter – and fall, with none to raise him up, and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it will devour all that is round about him.” 33-34 “Thus says the L-RD of hosts: The people of Israel [my newly raised up nation] are oppressed, and the people [of the settlements] of Judah with them; all who have taken them captive are holding them fast; they refuse to let them go. Their Redeemer is strong; the L-RD of hosts is His name. He will surely plead their cause20, that He may give rest to the earth, but unrest to the inhabitants of ‘Babylon.’”
Jeremiah 51:1-2, 5-10, 13, 45-46, 49, 53, 58: “Thus says the L-RD: ‘Behold, I will stir and raise up against [modern city of] Babylon, [New York], and against them who dwell in the midst of them that rise up and rebel against me, the spirit of a destroyer, or a destroying [East] wind21[that shall blow against her shores]; and I will send to New York strangers or winnowers, and they shall winnow her and empty her land, when they come against her from every side on the day of trouble.” 5 “For Israel and Judah have NOT been forsaken by their G-d, the L-RD of hosts… [contrary to the teaching in many churches] … Flee from the midst of New York [Manhatten, Brooklyn, etc.], let every man save his life! Let not destruction come upon you through her [punishment for] sin and guilt, for this is the time of the L-RD’s vengeance, the requital He is rendering her. New York was a golden cup in the L-RD’s hand, making all the earth drunken; the nations drank of her wine, therefore the nations went mad. Suddenly New York [was struck, her glory] has fallen and been broken; wail for her! Take balm for [America’s] pain; perhaps she may be healed. We would have healed her [with our many prayers and countless Christian TV programs], but she was not healed. Forsake her, and let us go each to his own country [from which we emigrated]; for her judgment has reached up to heaven and has been lifted up even to the skies [with the “Babylonian” towers of her defiant pride and self-glorifying “sky scrapers”]. The L-RD has brought forth our [Israel’s] vindication; come, let us declare in Zion the work of the L-RD our G-d.” 13 “O you who dwell by many waters22, rich in treasures, your end has come, [because you have filled up] the measure of your covetousness.”
45 “Go out of the midst of her, my people [of 2.5 million Jews]! Let every man save his life from the fierce anger of the L-RD! And beware [O you my children through faith in Yeshua, and you my people Israel], let not your heart faint, and be not fearful of the report heard in the land; for in one year shall one rumor come, and in another year another rumor and report, and violence shall be in the land, leader against leader…”
49 As “Babylon” has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so for “Babylon” have fallen the slain of all the earth.”
53 “Though ‘Babylon’ should mount up to heaven [for there is but one city on all the earth whose buildings ‘mount up to heaven,’ and that is New York, modern day city of ‘Babylon’], and though she should fortify her strong height [such as they are doing with the Sears tower in Chicago], yet destroyers would come upon her from Me, says the L-RD.”
58 “… The peoples labor for nought, and the nations weary themselves only for fire.”
If the righteous remain silent and do nothing, the wicked overrun the land. G-d does not expect sinners and the godless to understand and act. G-d expects of His saints to understand and take action.
17Malachi 3:6; Ja 1:17; Picture of the two towers from TIME Magazine Sept. 11, 2001 Special Edition; http://www.time.com/time/photoessays/shattered/1.html 18 Another most awful thought has been advanced that no one dares to believe, a thought too terrifying to contemplate: that this most horrible scenario was schemed by the mighty men within America in cooperation with other “one worlders” in order to have a strong pretense convincing enough to the American and European public to acquiesce being stripped of their civil liberties and democratic rights. It’s less frightening to believe that it was Osama Ben Laden! 19 “L-RD of hosts” always refers to the “G-d of war,” the Almighty Who “wages war.” 20 Isaiah 34:8; 51:22-23 21 In Hebrew: ruach mash’chit; see http://www.ortzion.org/images/yrs_impact.html;
and also http://www.ortzion.org/images/comgevents.html
22 The United States of America dwells by the “many waters” of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. And New York city, who has the world’s biggest harbor, dwells at the shores of the Atlantic.
One can view 5,230 images of the September 11, 2001 events on Google
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Arise, Church, and be warned! Last year the Lord clearly warned that the time of slumbering was long past, that the upward and downward vortex would strike as suddenly as a tornado. G-d has warned in faithfulness for at least twenty years, but most saints live as before, thinking such warnings to be mere doom sayings! They feel secure. But hear the sentence of the Lord, our Redeemer, who will save Israel; the L-RD of hosts is His name, the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 47:4-5, 7-9 [LB, and my inserts]: “Sit in darkness and silence, O America; never again will you be called ‘The first lady of nations,’ the number one leading power… You thought your reign and supremacy would never end, so that you did not lay these things to heart or remember their end. You didn’t care a whit about my people or think about the fate of those who do them harm [namely the Palestinians]. You pleasure-mad kingdom, living at ease, bragging as the greatest [nation] in the world – listen to the sentence of My court upon your sins. You say, ‘I am superior, there is no nation like me, not a one can compare. I shall not sit as a widow or know the loss of children.’ Well, those two things shall come upon you in one moment, in full measure in one day: widowhood and the loss of your children, despite your many sorceries23 and the great power of your enchantments.”
These are horrible words of judgment, and I very much wish I could speak differently, just as Jeremiah must have wished. For the false prophets who prophesied from their own minds condemned Jeremiah for the words of truth he had heard from the Lord.
Well, beloved, there are still prophets who prophesy from their own minds, the wishful thinking of their heart and of the people of America. But this is not what provides escape from judgment — only the words of truth do! Two years remain to yet turn things around, to render judgment less severe. May the saints make the most of them!
You may ask, “What can we do?” Firstly, pray! Pat Robertson of CBN has already called for 50 days of prayer, and many thousands have committed to it. However, I heard the Lord say, “there is a leak rendering the prayers less effective. They are praying for America only, failing to include Israel in their petitions. And yet, it is precisely because they spurned my people Israel that these judgments have befallen America.” And before my eyes I saw a bucket into which countless prayers were poured. Yet when I looked in, the bucket was almost empty. IT HAD A HOLE! That song, “there’s a hole in the bucket, dear Eliza, dear Eliza,” came to mind, and the answer, “so fix it, dear Henry, so fix it!”
How can it be “fixed?” First of all, repent of callousness, of being too self-absorbed and self-oriented; repent of lukewarmness, of not standing more firmly committed with G-d’s nation and land. Repent of excluding Israel from the nationwide intercession. Repent of slumbering, of not heeding the divine warnings and signs of the time, of judging between America and Israel according to the flesh, for G-d’s portion here on earth is Israel with Jerusalem as His royal residence. Let the American saints confess and repent with all their heart of this sin of omission, of negligence, and THEN get to prayers of petition and intercession on behalf of America with all their might, with Israel being a central focus.
Prayers without prior repentance will be like a punctured tire: no matter how much air is filled into it, it remains useless. Prayers that fail to include Israel will be like a bucket with a hole in it. But repentance from the heart, and praying the Word of G-d in intercession for America together WITH Israel will have a major impact.
Thus far, the prayers have not been very effective, as is apparent from the events at the UN General Assembly meetings, from the plane crash in Queens, and from President Bush Jr. honoring and inviting Islam into both the House of Representatives and the White House, and therewith into the very heart and artery of the American nation.
Let me list here for you a few dates and quote a few e-mail messages I received, to illustrate yet more plainly the situation America is in.
Saturday, November 10th: President George Bush Jr. addressed the UN General Assembly, declaring his administration’s and America’s support and commitment to the creation of the state of Palestine upon the soil G-d covenanted with an oath by His own Name to Abraham, which He confirmed to Isaac (not Ishmael/Arabs/Moslems) and established with Israel (and not Esau/Rome/nominal Christianity)24.
Sunday, November 11th: the international terrorist and enemy of G-d and Israel, Yasser Arafat, hailed by the whole world as “President” Arafat, leader of the Palestinian people and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, delivered to the UN General Assembly a speech of the most blatant, shameless lies and infamous accusations against Israel25. Not a single member of the entire Assembly withstood or refuted him.
Monday, November 12th: An American Airlines airbus, flight # 587, crashed down in Queens, New York, causing large fires and great plumes of smoke to be seen from far.
Friday, November 16th: The Muslim chaplain of Georgetown University officiated at the opening prayers of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill. In the evening President George Bush Jr. hosted a dinner in honor of the occasion.
Monday, November 19th: “President Bush, eager to improve America’s reputation in the Muslim world, welcomed 50 ambassadors from Islamic countries for a traditional meal and prayer at the White House on Monday to mark the start of Ramadan. It is thought to be the first time that Muslims will have knelt and touched the floor with their foreheads in a formal ceremony in the official home of American presidents.”26
Following is the text of an e-mail by the Capitol Hill Prayer Alert Foundation27: “BUSH TO HOST ISLAMIC PRAYER MEETING IN WHITE HOUSE MONDAY”
“Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God”
“If your brother, the son of your mother, your son or your daughter, the wife of your bosom, or your friend… entices you, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which you have not known… you shall not consent to him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him or conceal him… because he sought to entice you away from the L-RD your G-d…” (Dt 13:1-11).
“President Bush has erred greatly by promoting the religion of Islam in various ways. But hosting a prayer meeting in the White House for an openly anti-Christian religious group is crossing a dangerous threshold. Coupled with the Bush administration’s commitment to Palestinian statehood, our nation may be entering a new era of crushing judgment from a Sovereign God who is not unmoved by our nation’s infidelity.”
“A Muslim prayer meeting in the White House is an act of blasphemy toward the God to whom we owe everything, a mockery of American Christians and Christianity, a desecration of the memory of our nation’s Christian Forefathers (some of whom lived in the White House), a declaration of contempt for our nation’s Christian heritage, and an act of departure from the Living God. There is a vast difference between entertaining strangers and entertaining the worship of false gods.”
“The President’s sin is even more grievous than when Hezekiah showed the Babylonian emissaries his palace and the treasures of his kingdom. Hezekiah’s act led to the overthrow of Jerusalem and the Babylonian captivity (2 Kg 20:12-19). But even Hezekiah would never have allowed the Babylonians to worship their gods in his house. Where will President Bush’s act lead?”
“We can only hope and pray that the solemn assembly planned by Congress, the National Day of Prayer planned for the day before Thanksgiving, and the prayers of God’s people across America will neutralize the demonic power that will otherwise be unleashed at this unprecedented White House gathering.”
“Please Join Us in Prevailing Prayer for our Nation:”
“Heavenly Father, FORGIVE President Bush. He cannot know what he is doing. If it be possible, STOP this prayer meeting from taking place. FORGIVE our nation for this grievous offense toward You. HAVE MERCY upon us. May your ministers across America DENOUNCE this wicked act, without hesitating.”
“NEUTRALIZE the spiritual wickedness & confusion that this act will release upon our land. Use this to AWAKEN Christians from our sinful lethargy. STOP our president from exalting the oppressive, soul-damning religion of Islam. In Jesus’ Name, Amen” (Ex 20:3-7; 23:31-33; Dt 13:1-11; Is 42:11-23; Zech 1:12-17).
23 The headquarters of the Wizzards and Witches are in New York! 24 Psalm 105:8-11 25 Ps 140:9-11; read the Living Bible translation, or the King James version. 26 Picture/text is from www.cnn.com Internet edition: http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/11/19/rec.bush.ramadan/index.html
Quoted text is from the British newspaper, “London Telegraph”: http://www.portal.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/11/16/wus116.xml
27 Website: http://www.prayeralert.org; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
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From “Weekend-Watch” by Bill Koenig, of Koenigs’s International News 28 the following excerpt:
“Arafat is scheduled to speak to the U.N. General Assembly on Sunday, November 11. Some Christians have been sensing for the last two months that something serious could happen on that day and have been praying accordingly (it is also referred in new age and occult circles as 11-11).”
“There is a documented history of major catastrophic events occurring at the same time that Arafat comes to the United States and speaks out against God’s covenant land. We have seen floods, earthquakes, record setting tornadoes, hurricanes, and major stock market corrections.”
Following is a message by David Wilkerson (pastor of Times Square Church, 1657 Broadway, NYC, New York 10019), a man of G-d one may safely listen to and heed29:
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “We face the same danger Israel did. In our fiery patriotism, we could easily miss God’s message to our nation. And right now, we’re standing at the very same crossroads where Israel stood…” (David Wilkerson — See entire message below).
The Towers Have Fallen – But We Missed the Message
By David Wilkerson (Author of “The Cross and the Switchblade”)
“On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were destroyed. Five days later, as I was preparing this message, I looked out the window of my study in our 30th-floor apartment. Huge clouds of smoke were still smoldering from the ruins. They rose from the rubble and drifted out over the Hudson River, passing above the Statue of Liberty.”
“The following Sunday, just before I preached this message at Times Square Church, I wept at the sight of the utter devastation. I pleaded with God for mercy: mercy for the grieving families who lost loved ones. Mercy for the workers still digging through the rubble, hoping to locate survivors, but finding only corpses and severed body parts. Mercy for all the police officers, fire fighters and volunteers, who wept openly over the indescribable horrors they saw.”
“Our church was allowed to set up a relief tent at ground zero of the disaster. Ministry leaders and volunteers from our congregation worked tirelessly around the clock, helping to feed and encourage the weary workers.”
“Six weeks prior to the disaster, the Holy Spirit forewarned our pastoral staff that a calamity was coming. We had scheduled several major events for the weeks ahead, including our Missions Conference and Youth Convention. But God’s Spirit prompted us to cancel them all. Instead, we felt stirred to call our congregation to prayer.”
“We decided to hold prayer meetings four nights a week. From the very beginning, each meeting was marked by an awesome stillness that settled over the congregation. We sat quietly in the Lord’s presence, often without a sound, for up to an hour, followed by soft weeping and heartrending repentance. In one meeting, I had to steady my knees with my hands, to keep them from trembling in God’s awesome presence.”
“During this visitation from the Lord, the Holy Ghost revealed there was a reason for the weeping in our hearts. We were being so moved because a tragedy was coming. A severe calamity was coming to the nation. And even though we didn’t know what it was, our hearts were stirred to intercede concerning it.”
“Then suddenly, the calamity struck. And it hit not only our city, but the nation’s capital. One network anchor declared, “Think of it, our two symbols of power and prosperity have been smitten in one hour.” Little did he know, he was quoting Revelation 18:10: “Alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come.” As a policeman from our church helped out at ground zero, his fellow officers kept asking him, “What’s this all about? What’s happening?” Meanwhile, the whole nation has been asking, “Where is God in all this?”
“We’re right to ask this question. We need to understand where God is in this calamity. And to do that, we have to trust his holy Word alone. We’ve heard hundreds of opinions from media experts and politicians. But all their rhetoric has begun to sound the same. There’s no real understanding about the meaning of this sudden destruction.”
“There is one thing I can assure you of: God wasn’t taken by surprise. He knows the thoughts of all human beings, including every ruler, despot and terrorist. The Lord monitors the movements of every person in the entire mass of humankind. He knows when we sit down or stand up. And I can tell you, this one thing is sure: God has everything under control. Nothing on the face of the earth takes place without his knowledge of it, his permission for it, and, at times, his doing behind it.”
“If you are a man or woman, or child of G-d, you know G-d has delivered a message to America and the world through this disaster.”
To that I have nothing to add except this: G-d most obviously exercised mercy in judgment! The average number of people inside the WTC twin towers was 50,000 on any given day. However, less than 4,000 lost their lives in that tragedy. The Lord kept the towers standing as long as possible, enabling still thousands to escape with their lives, while somehow he kept tens of thousands from coming into the towers. Furthermore the towers collapsed onto their own place rather than toppling over, which would have taken many more lives and done far more damage. Only a few hundred feet away from the pandemonium the St. Andrews Chapel remained untouched. Not even a single window was shattered! Was G-d not speaking plainly by that? Finally, G-d prevented the fourth of the planes – by the courage of the passengers – to reach the heart of America, the White House and/or the Capitol. We cannot even begin to imagine what such a destruction would have done to the nation. Therefore let us bear in mind with gratitude that G-d remembered mercy in judgment.
In response to popular demand I will post an extra page on “The Electronic [renamed Virtual…] Tabernacle” web site30 with examples of how to pray the Word on behalf of Israel and America. May the Body of Messiah in Israel, America and throughout the world prevail in prayer, and may our nations escape the fiery trial and be saved. May the Lord grant us discernment between those who speak as moved by G-d and those who are moved by their own minds and feelings.
As the downward-vortex has changed the world, so may the upward-vortex shake it until only that which cannot be shaken will remain31. The day is far spent, the hour is late, the harvest of the earth is ripe, the hour of G-d’s power is at hand. Let us be ready and prepared for it, for glorious is the Day of His salvation, but terrible is the Great Day of His wrath.
Yours in Yeshua the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the world, King of kings and Lord of lords.
P.S. I have been hearing, and now reading, the most disturbing news: President Bush Jr. threatening to extend the “war againt terror” to Iraq, possibly even Iran and Syria. I just viewed a voting web site where 72 % voted “yes” in support of extending the war also against Iraq. The Secretary General of the Arab League warned that if any of the League member states were attacked, it would be regarded as a hostile act against the entire Arab League with serious consequences.
Obviously the secretary’s response echoes the unanimous vote of NATO that if one NATO member is attacked, it is as though all members had been attacked; as well as President Bush’s assertion that striking one American equals striking all Americans. Hence, if one Arab League member is attacked, it will be considered a hostile act against all members! I am dreadfully apprehensive that President Bush might drag America into the war of the 6th trumpet in Revelation 9:13-18, as I have warned before: NATO nations pitched against the Arab League nations! Oh what a most awful war, what a horrible bloodbath this would be! PRAY that American young men and women will not be sent into such a death trap! PRAY that Israel will be protected by the Lord and kept safe! Pray Psalm 91 for the Body of Messiah, for your loved ones and friends, for America and for Israel!
28 http://watch.org/showart.php3?idx=19782&rtn=/index.html&showsubj=1&mcat=1 29 www.timessquarechurch.org 31 Hebrews 12:26-27