Haiti Earthquake

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    Dear friends, visitors of TVT (The Virtual Tabernacle), brethren.

    This letter, I know, will not be well received by many of you. Nevertheless, I am prompted to write about the recent Haitian disaster and the help being sent out to this stricken nation, along with the email letters I am receiving.

    Having listened to Pat Robertson’s view on the tragedy that has befallen Haiti, and the many commentaries and blogs mostly condemning, or at least disagreeing with the evangelist’s assessment of the situation, I cannot help but add my 5 cents worth to it.

    During my 30 years of ministry I have noticed a peculiar thing among many churches and home churches. Whenever I would ask the people present to lift their Bible high if they believed the whole Bible to be the inspired, inerrant Word of G-d, everyone’s hand and Bible went up triumphantly. Hence, unless things have changed of which I am unaware, the whole Bible consists of the Old and New Testament.

    However, I have observed an odd practice among these very same people which I call “raisin pickings”, for many of them “pick” only those Scriptures that please them and are within their “comfort zone”; Scriptures which will not upset their view of G-d and Jesus Christ. The Book of Psalms is an all-time favorite as are the Proverbs, as well as certain sections of Genesis and Exodus. But as a general rule, Christians prefer to read mainly the New Testament.

    I remember well Norvel Hayes who liked to hold up his thin New Testament Book in every service he preached, triumphantly announcing that neither he nor we needed the Old Testament anymore since Christ had done away with it. It all was fulfilled at the cross! All we needed to know and concern ourselves with was the New Testament.

    I recall how stunned I was and in my mind said, “Lord, did You hear this? Norvel did away with two thirds of Your Word! He just declared Torah, the Writings and the Prophets no longer relevant. No wonder that so many have no inkling of the importance of the nation and land of Israel, if they believe this sort of thing. And no wonder why so many fail to understand the Book of Revelation. Yet Norvel is a man of faith. How can he be so blind?”

    Nevertheless, he is only one man, influencing only some with his beliefs.

    The Church of Rome, on the other hand, is a gigantic organization, which has influenced countless millions throughout the past 18 centuries. This organization has changed the times and seasons commanded and established by G-d, discarded Torah and declared the Jews rejected as G-d’s Covenant people. And Rome continues to brainwash millions of Catholics with her replacement theology, which claims that the “true universal Church,” i.e. the Church of Rome, is now G-d’s new covenant people – the “New Israel .”

    Have their beliefs and doctrines indeed altered the Word of G-d, and cancelled G-d’s covenant with the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? Can a Gentile church, or one man, annul G-d’s plan, purpose and covenant, and two thirds of His Word?

    As far as I know, G-d has not changed and will not change. He is forever the same, the G-d Who was, Who is and is to come1. If we could time travel and go either back or forward in time hundreds or thousands of years, G-d would be the same then as He is now.

    Who or what then has changed Him that He won’t speak and act anymore as He did in the past? When did He become another G-d, with a different character and altered ways? Is Who He was, what He did and what He said about Himself in the O.T. no longer relevant today because He has become a N.T. G-d?

    Likewise, His Son, Messiah Yeshua, is the same yesterday and today and forevermore2. Or when did He change? Or who has changed Him? The way He spoke as recorded in the Gospels – does He speak no longer this way? Is it alright to dispense with portions of G-d’s Word and Yeshua’s teachings, while keeping and observing only that which makes us feel “at home” in our comfort zones?

    Surely, G-d’s Word endures forever and will not pass away, not even a mere syllable [dot and tittle] of it, until all has been accomplished. And that will be only when the divine Voice shall utter for the third and last time, “It is done!,” and the new heavens and the new earth materialized, with the whole plan of salvation consummated and the cycle of time and ages merged into eternity3. Until then all of Scripture is relevant, for has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill His Word? Did He mean it yesterday but now, in the 21st century, He has changed His mind and forgotten what He said? Does not every Word of G-d prove true?4 And of which Scriptures did Paul the Apostle write to Timothy?5 The New Testament had not as yet been written nor compiled, and its canon6 was only formulated over 300 centuries later.

    If ALL Scripture is inspired by G-d, how then did those two thirds of inspired Scripture become irrelevant, as though it had been the mere writing of mortals, apart from G-d?

    Pastor Andy from Onalaska, WI 7, commented on my article, “Many fear saying anything negative about situations of human suffering. I believe we need to do a thorough study of scripture and not rely on our own human compassion. Let us look at God from his viewpoint and not our own. Thanks for the article.”

    Exactly, Andy; you said it!

    1 There is no variation or shadow due to change with G-d – Ja 1:17; “For I, the LORD, do not change” – Mal. 3:6; Heb. 1:12; Rev. 4:8
    2 Hebrews 13:8
    3 The first “It is done”, or “finished” is in Jn 19:30; the seond “It is done!” is in Rev. 16:17, at the end of this age and the beginning of the Messianic Reign; and the third “It is done!” is in Rev. 21:1-6, at the end of the Messianic Reign and the beginning of the eternal Kingdom Age.
    4 1 Peter 1:25; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:17-18; Psalm 100:5; 117:2; Proverbs 30:5, 6; Numbers 23:19
    5 2 Timothy 35-16
    6 Canon of the Bible: http://www.bible-researcher.com/canon.html ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_canonhttp://www.anabaptists.org/history/howwegot.html ; http://www.bibletopics.com/biblestudy/50.htm ; http://www.westarinstitute.org/Periodicals/4R_Articles/canon.html
    7 He is the brother the Lord had us minister to at the CFNI Alumni Reunion – see Personal Praise Report ; his web site: http://www.riversharvest.org/about.htm

  • Haitians Were Partners With Demons For 200 Years

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    We cannot mold G-d into our image, of how we want to see Him, how we want Him to be. He is the Great I AM, the Eternal, never changing G-d. But we have tried to adapt Him to our days, to our thinking in the 21st century, to what we find acceptable. We have become so “worldly-open-minded” that we have come to regard G-d’s – unchanged – ways as “extremely right wing.”

    Indeed, G-d has become categorized by both secular and even religious folks as an extreme “religious right winger;” while Messiah Yeshua was such a “religious extremist and fanatic” that, with a whip in hand, He took it upon Himself to clear the Temple’s Court of the Gentiles of the merchants and money changers8. He even dared to charge the religious leaders of His days with wrong doing, calling them “hypocrites,” “brood of vipers,” and “blind guides.”9 Were He to say such things today to/of some of our overbearing, popular religious leaders who lack in integrity, are in love with self, with this life and with money, much money, He’d be kicked out of church immediately. Nor would He be invited to speak at their conferences as everybody would fear He might upset the sensibilities of some with His direct talk (let us remember that they hated Him for speaking the truth and wanted to destroy Him). This no one could afford since the people must remain favorably disposed toward the ministry lest their generous donations come to a halt.

     
    For the sake of this article I have again researched voodoo, witchcraft and devil worship. The articles I’ve found and read – and some of them I’ve linked here – simply amaze me.

    Every author tried to explain and justify the practice of voodoo, as if it were something totally acceptable. According to them, only the “religious right” displayed intolerance and ignorance toward the wholly “harmless” practice of voodoo. Demon possession is perfectly cool and alright; conjuring up the dead is hip as well, nor is sacrificing animals to demons wrong.

    Pat Robertson10 apparently referred to the historically most important Voodoo ceremony in Haitian history, the Bwa Kayiman ceremony held in the woods at Bois Caiman, near the city of Cap-Haitien, that began the Haitian Revolution, led by the Voodoo priest named Boukman. During this ceremony on the night of August 14, 1791, the spirit (i.e. demon) Ezili Dantor came and received a black pig as an offering, and all of those present drank of the blood of that pig, sealing with it the pact they made with each other to fight for freedom. They pledged 200 years of service to the spirits of the island in exchange for victory over the French O!!!. This ceremony ultimately resulted in the liberation of the Haitian people from their French masters in 1804, and the establishment of the first and only black people’s republic in the Western Hemisphere, the first such republic in the history of the world.” An iron statue of a pig sits in Port-au-Prince to commemorate that event.11

    Offering up a pig to a demon has nothing to do with the devil? Drinking the pig’s blood for the sake of the pact they made with each other to overthrow their French masters had nothing to do with the demon to whom they offered the pig? And the spirits of the island to whom they pledged service for their help were not demons who have ruled over these former slaves for 200 years, keeping them in abysmal poverty and misery? This Ezili Dantor, therefore, played no role in this pledge they made to each other?

    Hello??!! Has 2 now become 3, and the “X” a “U”?

    Has G-d’s command been abrogated that says, “[When you come into the land which the LORD your G-d gives you], you shall NOT LEARN TO FOLLOW THE ABOMINABLE PRACTICES of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire [as an offering], any one who practices divination, a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or a medium, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For WHOEVER DOES THESE THINGS IS AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD; and BECAUSE OF THESE ABOMINABLE PRACTICES the LORD your G-d is driving them out before you… These nations give heed to soothsayers and diviners; but AS FOR YOU, the LORD your G-d HAS NOT ALLOWED YOU SO TO DO.”?12

    By the prophet Isaiah the Lord speaks to His people (don’t Christians claim to be His people?), saying, “And when they say to you, ‘Consult the mediums and the wizards who chirp and mutter,’ should not a people CONSULT THEIR G-D? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?”13, such as is being practiced by voodooists, conjuring up the spirits of ancestors whom they worship as well. Even King Saul, rejected by G-d for a disobedience of terrible consequences for Israel, asked for the spirit of departed Samuel to be called up by the medium at Endor, to inquire of him14.

    Whose G-d do Christians worship? Is it not the G-d of the Jews, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Holy One of Israel? Are not most of the Haitians allegedly Catholics, and the remainder Protestants? Do G-d’s statutes and ordinances not apply to them because they are not Jews? Or was Paul the apostle an intolerant, ignorant religious bigot when He wrote to the Corinthians, “I do not want you to be partners with demons.”15 How else does this Episcopelean priestess, Angela Boatright-Spencer, justify her position published on her blog site? And how does the Rom. Catholic priest, Fr. Dwight Longenecker – standing on his head – on his blogsite?16

    Isn’t it interesting indeed that Catholic prayers are part of Haitian voodoo17 services? And people getting brainwashed without knowing it, such as I saw yesterday when in a TV movie four guys were about to attack two homosexuals of whom one, however, had super powers, immobilizing them. Then he said to them, “Why are you so full of prejudice against homosexuals, huh? They are just people, like you and me, and only chose an alternative lifestyle. That’s all it is – an alternative lifestyle. You should try it too, it’s great. Don’t knock what you haven’t tried. Do it, your a@# will love it, I promise you.”

    Consequently, even many Christians find this “alternative” lifestyle “acceptable” now and dare not speak out against it, lest they be regarded as religious bigots and fanatics, full of hatred and intolerance.

    But what does G-d say in the Scriptures? And Who, how and what is He really?

    8 John 2:13-17; Mark 11:15-19; Luke 19:45-48
    9 Matt. 15:7; 16:3; 22:18; 23:13, 14, 15, 23, 25, 27, 29; 12:34; 23:33
    10 Pat Robertson’s statement about the Haiti disaster: http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2010/01/pat_robertson_h.html
    11 Haitian Voodoo History & Beliefs: http://www.erzulies.com/site/articles/view/5 ; you can read about the real effects of Voodoo and Voodoo magic on our lives, on innocent people, by reading my account of my 3rd ministry trip to Kenya. After by the Lords’ power I had snatched a whole village from their bondage to demons – Kenya Ripe For Harvest – there was a continuous onslaught on me to either render me useless or even kill me. It was G-d’s mercy and intervention that saved me. Read all of “Annelore’s 3rd Kenya Diary”
    O A Prayer for the Haitians: “Dear Father in heaven, I want to pray for the people of Haiti now who, having only known the African practices of their ancestors, have bound themselves with a terrible covenant to demons. Father in heaven, nothing is too difficult for You; You reign sovereign over all the earth. Please, somehow cut off this blood covenant the Haitians made 200 years ago, when they bound themselves to serving demons by drinking the blood of a pig they had offered up as a sacrifice to a demon. They were freed from slavery to the French, only to enter into a much worse slavery by becoming slaves to demons, who have kept them poor and miserable. In the Name of Yeshua HaMashiach [Jesus Christ], PLEASE cut off, break and annul that covenant, rendering it null and void and without effect. Open the eyes of the Haitians understanding to perceive and realize that their practices are abominations in Your sight, and move them to forsake all those deeds, to even come to loath them, and to deal severely with everyone who still secretly adheres to them. Draw them to Yeshua into Your salvation, away from organized religion to the Living Messiah [Christ], that in Him they may have eternal life in Your Kingdom. May they become HIS ‘bondslaves’, serving You with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, that you may bless this people with prosperity, peace and good things. Remember also for their good, Father in heaven, that they received hundreds of Your Jewish people fleeing from the Nazi death camps. Remember this and reward them for it by setting them free from this blood covenant and bondage to demons and therefore to the devil. This, O Lord, we beseech you to do for this stricken people in the mighty Name of Yeshua HaMashiach [Jesus Christ], Your Son, our Lord. Amen.”
    12 Deut. 18:9-14 13 Isa. 8:19 14 1 Sa 28:7-19 15 1 Cor. 10:18-22
    16 From a blog by a female Episcopalian priest: http://wwww.examiner.com/x-10271-Charlotte-Episcopal-Examiner~y2010m1d14-The-Haiti-earthquake-vodou-
    Pat-Robertson–the-devil–A-vodou-primer ; Fr. Dwight Longenecker – http://gkupsidedown.blogspot.com/2010/01/haiti-earthquake-caused-by-witchcraft.html
    17 Description of a true voodoo service with demon possession of a child: http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/43a/121.html ; The traditional “religion” of voodoo in Haiti – index of lots of articles with links ; Voodoo as a Magic system ; yet another view point on Pat Robertson’s comment ; another blog, another viewpoint on Robertson’s Haiti earthquake comment ; and Wikipedia on the history of Haitian voodoo

  • Haitians Practice For Which The Canaanites Were Driven Out

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    The Book of Joshua is a book most difficult for me to read, followed on the heel by the book of Judges. Why? Because of the whole-sale slaughter the Israelites were carrying out from city to city, led by Joshua, leaving no survivors. This was not a warfare of only soldier against soldier. The Israelites, having destroyed the army of each city, were commanded to enter that city and kill every person in it. Killing was done with the sword in those days, facing the person to be killed. And they slaughtered ALL of them! Whether young or old, women and children, even sucklings and toddlers, pregnant women, youth and the very old – ALL of them, as they had been commanded not to leave any survivors! It was a blood bath from city to city! Such whole-sale slaughter of defenseless women and children, old folks, little ones, sucklings18, without a doubt brutalized the Israelites’ souls, as is borne out in the Book of Judges.

    I remember the Marines returning from Vietnam, having had to fight and even kill women, children, young and old, how their souls had been brutalized, how callous they had become. The same is true for today’s Israeli soldiers who had to go from house to house in Gaza and in the refugee camps, searching out terrorists and their bomb-making sites that were hidden among the civilian population. The screaming, cursing and weeping women, the children’s cries of fear, the howling and lamenting all tore into the soldiers’ souls and minds. Many were so traumatized by this experience they required months of counseling, while others steadfastly refused to ever do this again, choosing rather to go to prison.

    Without a doubt the Israelites had to develop some callous skin around their heart and mind to carry out such a horrid blood-bath of a whole-sale slaughter — commanded by the Lord Himself! He told Moses to leave no survivors, and Moses passed this divine command on to Joshua, who carried it out faithfully.

    I always found it most difficult to reconcile this account with the fact that G-d IS love.

    Several days ago, as I was reading again in the Book of Joshua because the Lord said so, this account of the whole-sale slaughter upset me again, as had the reason for the defeat of Israel by the men of Ai19, and the consequent judgment on the guilty man: for not only was all of Israel made to suffer for the transgression of one man20, but along with him, his entire family was stoned to death and burned as well21.

    So I cried out to G-d, asking for understanding.

    He took me to Genesis 15:13-16, where G-d is foretelling Abram (not yet Abraham) that it is certain, i.e. an accomplished fact, that his descendants would be strangers in a country, which would enslave and oppress them for 400 years. In turn, G-d would judge that nation for the cruel treatment and abuse of Abram’s descendants and deliver them from slavery and lead them out. Nevertheless, His people had to endure four generations of cruel oppression before G-d led them out as promised, after those 400 years. Why not sooner than that?

    BECAUSE — “… the iniquity of the Amorite is NOT YET COMPLETE.”

    “I do not wish that any man should perish,”22 the Lord then said to me, “nor do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked. Much rather, I would have them all turn from their wickedness and their evil doings and turn to righteousness, that I may remember their evil deeds no more and only consider their righteous deeds23. The desire of my heart is that all men should turn to my Son and be saved, but this is not going to happen, as you know yourself.”

    He continued: “You forget I am a most holy G-d, jealous for My holy Name, for my holiness24. Remember the story of what happened to the man who tried to steady the Ark of the Covenant when the oxen stumbled and made the cart rock? My holiness broke out on him and killed him, for which my servant David became angry, considering the man’s death unfair and unjust who had only tried to keep the Ark from falling25. David did not understand as yet my holiness then, which will break out on anything unclean, anything not as holy as I am.”26

    “It is not a matter of my willful and vengeful killing, as though I were vindictive and unfair. Surely you know better than that, seeing that you desire and seek to know and understand Me Who loves righteousness and justice, truth, goodness, kindness, mercy, compassion, and liberally grants grace, pardon and another chance, for my faithfulness is very great and my steadfast love endures forever for those who love me and keep and obey my commandments.”27

    “Do not forget then,” He elaborated further, “that My Word repeatedly admonishes that the fear of G-d is the beginning of wisdom28. You also are told that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living G-d29, and that without holiness no one shall see Me30. Yeshua even taught the disciples, saying ‘be you holy as your Father who is in heaven is holy.’31 Unto all who willfully, rebelliously and wickedly challenge and defy Me, who violate the laws of nature I established and the commandments applicable to all men, I am a G-d greatly to be feared. I give the nations, peoples, tribes, tongues and individuals ample time to turn from defying and challenging Me and from their wicked ways and evil deeds. I warn them again and again, sending judgments that judge their wickedness, in proportion to their particular deeds. To My people I send prophets who are faithful to My word and instructions, to warn My people who slumber and sleep. But do they all heed? Some do, but many just continue on as though I had not spoken, as though I had not warned and judged.”

     

    18 Josh. 6:21 19 Josh 7:1-5 20 Josh. 7:10-13 21 Josh. 7:24-25
    22 2 Peter 3:9
    23 Ezekiel 18:23, 27-28; 33:11, 14, 19 24 Ex 34:11-16; Deut. 4:24; 5:9; 6:15; 32:16, 21-23; Josh. 24:19-20; Ezek. 39:25
    25 2 Samuel 6:6-8 26 Leviticus 10:1-3
    27 Exodus 33:19; 34:6-7; Ps 103:1-5, 8, 11-13; 136; Jeremiah 9:24
    28 Proverbs 1:7; 9:10; Job 28:28; Ps 111:10; Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
    29 Heb. 10:30-31; 6:4-6 30 Hebrews 12:14 31 Matthew 5:48

  • Haiti Receives International Aid By The Mercy Of God

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    “I send more warnings and judgments, even more severe than before, so that people will wake up and understand and turn from their wicked ways; so the Church will wake up and walk in my ways and commandments, as a light to their neighbors and to the nations.”

    “My holiness will not tolerate and My patience will not endure forever man challenging Me with worshiping the devil and serving demons, secretly offering virgins and little children to him in dark and hidden places, practicing voodoo and witchcraft and doing the most abominable things. Haiti has done this for a long time, and I have sent them warnings upon warnings, and also My servants to lead them into the light of truth and life, that they might be saved and not perish. But have they heeded? Except for a few they continue in their works of darkness, their souls sold out to witchcraft and voodoo, which they love practicing, rather than turning to Me for help, for healing, for provision, for the needs of their life. They go so far as to offend Me grievously and provoke Me to great anger and wrath with their human sacrifices done in secret: for a man getting a son by his wife, for a plentiful crop, for a cruel death of a hated opponent or neighbor, for learning the hidden secrets of darkness, of the prince of darkness.”

    “And shall I continue to look on and let it pass unpunished, without rebuke or correction? Yes, I AM love!32 But I also am a G-d of great holiness, the G-d Who has created life and all life that is in the earth. I am also a G-d greatly to be feared! What has happened to Haiti is the consequence of their deeds, having given their hearts, their souls, their love to demons and to the devil, to doing their biddings and walking in their destructive ways. As they have done so has it happened to them. Yet not even My children see the reason for this, why this nation has been stricken in such an awful way, their houses collapsed burying them beneath the rubble, their corpses rotting, and their flesh going foul just as their deeds had been rotten and foul.”

    “Nevertheless,” the Lord continued after a short pause, “mercy and compassion is part of Me, and therefore I have sent them help by stirring the nations to come to their rescue and aid. I do not take any pleasure in their suffering, and I have spared the lives of many who are innocent, who had no part in Haiti’s great wickedness. My patience is great and my long suffering. But should even this terrible judgment not be heeded by the Haitian people, then the day will come as it did for the Amorites, the Hittites, Hivites, the Perizzites, Canaanites and Jebusites, that I will remove them from the face of the earth and make a complete end of them except for those who have turned from their wickedness and devil worship to righteousness and to keeping My ways.”

    “Yes, I show mercy in judgment, I always do. But I had you read again in the Book of Joshua that you may also come to know and understand the other side of Me, which will not endure forever unbridled evil, wickedness and rebellion. I WILL judge eventually after I have sent many warnings and messages of correction, reproof, rebuke, and disciplined them again and again.”

    “You want to know and understand Me as well as truly love Me? Then come to know the WHOLE Person that I Am! To all who will repent of their wicked ways, who will turn to Me, who will love Me, to them I AM Love, Mercy, Compassion, Grace, always willing and ready to forgive, to grant another chance, another opportunity for life eternal, blessings upon blessings, and help in times of troubles. But to all who insist on walking in their evil ways, who love wickedness and take pleasure in sin and unrighteousness, challenging and defying Me and My ordinances and statutes willfully and knowingly, they shall come to know that I am a G-d greatly to be feared, Who in wrath will bring upon their heads their own ways33. For they will not perish because I desire it, but it is their own ways34 that will cause them to perish, when I will no longer exercise mercy and patience because they will have progressed beyond retrieve, just as the generation of Noah did and I had no other option but to wipe off the face of the earth every creature in whose nostrils was the breath of life, together with the knowledge that had led to their total corruption.”

    “I Am Who and What I Am, the G-d Who is Love, and Who is also greatly to be feared.”

    32 1 John 4:8 33 Ez 11:21; 22:31; Ps 7:16 34 Psalm 9:16
    35 Psalm 9:15-16, 19-20 36 Isaiah 11:14 37 Joel 3:4

  • Israel’s Field Hospital And Rescue Crew Saves Haitian Lives

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    Neither Pat Robertson nor I have said that “G-d has sent this disaster.” The Lord did not say any such thing to me but rather that by the disaster we see the consequences of Haiti’s ways which have been serving the devil and his demons instead of G-d. But we also see G-d’s mercy, still in action in the midst of this judgment the island nation has brought upon herself and NOT G-d nor “mother nature.” The disaster that had preceded this one had already been a very strong warning, but it was as though both the world and the Church were deaf and blind, not recognizing it for what it was.

     

    Really, how many were those who realized and understood that Katrina was a powerful judgment upon the American nation in proportion to what she had forced upon Israel to be done to her people and land?35 Katrina followed on the heel of the utter destruction of Gush Kativ’s beautiful communities, rendering ten thousand Jewish Israelis homeless, jobless, moneyless, and traumatized. Many are still without a future or hope, although they had been a blessing to the nation and as well as abroad. They were people of faith who believed and obeyed G-d’s promises, cultivating, planting and building up that ‘shoulder of the Philistines’36 – the land G-d Himself had given Israel. Yet it was handed over to that entity which keeps defying and challenging the Holy One of Israel, paying Him back37 for having brought – and continuing to bring – His people back to their own land from every corner of the earth to which they had been driven for their wicked ways. And Arik Sharon, that iron soldier, that man of steel, is since then in a coma out of which he will probably not wake up again.

    When I shared with my husband what the Lord had said why this terrible disaster has struck Haiti, he said, “Interesting that you should say this. Pat Robertson said the same thing.” And he got bashed for it, being a prominent, public figure, just as he got bashed for what he said about what happened to Arik Sharon and why, although the time for saying this may have been ill chosen. Perhaps he should have elaborated more rather than making such a short statement that smacked of bigotry and ignorance to secular folks and those not as deeply acquainted with G-d’s ways as Pat. What is clear to him is not at all clear to everybody else.

    I got bashed as well for speaking the truth about Paul and Jan Crouch38, and as a consequence lost most of my support, my mailing list shrinking immediately to a mere few hundred, even though I had not made a deal with a son of the devil nor compromised the Gospel and the Lord’s Name.

    Paul and Jan Crouch continue to enjoy the Christians’ favor, love and financial support, while I was judged and rejected by brethren for a small failure, not even getting reprimanded first such as we are enjoined upon by the Word of G-d that, when we fail in some way, we are first to be corrected in private; then, if we do not mend our ways, to be corrected in the presence of the elders, and then before the whole congregation; and if we still insist in the same wrong doing, to be disciplined and shunned. But I was rejected on the spot without a word of reprimand, counseling and correction first.

    My prayer is, that you will not reject this letter and word from the Lord, that you will not bash me for daring to write and tell you the truth, but that you will see with the eyes of the Lord Who is not some sweet sugar daddy but a most awesome, holy and terrible G-d, greatly to be feared; and the most loving, forgiving, kind, good, merciful and compassionate Father anyone of us who loves Him could wish for, His faithfulness and steadfast love for us and His people Israel enduring forever, ever willing and ready to forgive a repentant one, even a great trespass as we come to Him with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, for such He will not reject but is near us.

    For a truth, if He would forgive us and treat us as we forgive and treat each other, what hope would any of us have? Thanks be unto G-d that He is Who and What He is, and therefore help and aid is coming to Haiti, G-d’s outstretched hand to a people He wishes to rescue and save from the power of the devil and his demons, from the power of sin, corruption and death.

    And G-d’s hand can especially be seen by the presence of Israelis who have come with the most sophisticated medical equipment 39 and experienced professionals in the field of rescue, safety and medicine. Being a very small people, about 5.7 or so million Jewish citizens, this aid to the Haitian people will cost Israel a very great amount of money, yet no one complains or says it should not be done; on the contrary, despite our own difficult economic situation, Israel’s Jewish citizens are behind this rescue and aid mission with all their heart. In Judaism the sanctity of life ranks before personal considerations, and rendering the best help possible 40 to whomever (including Palestinians) in times of need is a normal response for the Jewish people and the nation of Israel41.

    May you be blessed this day by the tender care, love and mercies of our Heavenly Father and His Son, Yeshua HaMashiach, and by the abiding Presence of His Holy Spirit.

    Yours in Him,
    Annelore-sig-blue

    35 Psalm 9:15-16, 19-20 36 Isaiah 11:14 37 Joel 3:4
    38 See Or Tzion Archive newsletter #22, page 5 through 7; and Archive newsletter #23, page 3 and 4.
    39 Israeli IDF Field Hospital Established in Haiti; IDF Field Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti ;
    40 Here is an astounding report by a CNN reporter about Israeli aid in Haiti, astounding because CNN has been the most venomous Israel basher next to BBC and Italy’s RAI.
    41 And here are two reports in the Jerusalem Post of Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2010 (now probably listed in their Archives):
    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1263147932263&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1263147935655&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

  • Israel’s Disproportional Response To The Haiti Earth Quake

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    Dear Friends,

    The following letter by David Yehezkel says it all. Below the letter we include the link to the video clip about Israel’s amazing field hospital in Haiti.

    With love for Israel,

    Nadia Matar
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    ISRAEL’S DISPROPORTIONAL RESPONSE
    by David Yehezkel

    Many countries and world leaders have accused Israel of responding disproportionately to aggression from Hizballah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. However, it is time that the world press and media speak of another disproportionate response from Israel.

    The terrible disastrous earthquake in Haiti has generated responses from many nations. The US has sent supplies and personnel, Britain sent 64 firemen and 8 volunteers, France sent troops for Search and
    Rescue. Many large and wealthy nations of the world sent money. The Arab and Moslem world nothing.

    Israel, a nation of 7.5 million people has sent a team of 220 people that include Medical personnel and will establish the largest field hospital in Haiti, treating up to 500 people a day, an experienced Search and Rescue team and medical supplies. As in previous earthquake disasters, such as in Gujarat India in 2001 and in Turkey, in the bombings in Kenya, Israel has been one of the most generous givers of
    aid and assistance

    Turkey seems to have forgotten this help as its extreme Moslem Government is cozying up to Iran.

    Judge Goldstone, where are you now? Eating your heart out and hanging your head down in shame I hope.

    The favorite occupation in the UN is Israel bashing. More resolutions have been passed condemning Israel than all the so called democratic nations such as Sudan, China, Russia and others for their crimes
    against their minorities.

    I think it is time that the world should know about Israel’s disproportionate response.
    ———————

    FROM AFSI:
    Please view this video from CNN. The reporter discovers, to her amazement, that Israel responded to the earthquake devastation in Haiti from “the other side of the world” with the most advanced field hospital installation possible. She marvels that the U.S., so much closer to Haiti, hasn’t done the same. Viewing this video will make you very proud of Israel’s accomplishments.

    The world needs to learn a great lesson from Israel!

    CNN Video: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2010/01/18/dnt.cohen.haiti.patients.dying.cnn.html

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    Women For Israel’s Tomorrow (Women in Green)
    POB 7352, Jerusalem 91072, Israel
    Tel: 972-2-624-9887 Fax: 972-2-624-5380
    mailto:wfit2@womeningreen.org
    http://www.womeningreen.org

    Here are some excerpts from commentaries I received in response to my article:

    From Jo, Texas:

    “Dear One,

    You know that the [secular] world never understands the TRUTH and lashes out at those who proclaim it! But Christ Himself warned us that because the world hated Him for telling the truth, they will also hate
    His followers for the same reason. But that never stops His Own from continuing to proclaim it!

    Did you hear the Catholic priest on FOX lashing out at Pat? He said that Haiti is a Catholic country
    and that God loves the Haitians and that Pat was just full of hatred and ignorance… (Actually it is the
    Priest that is ignorant!)…”

    “… From Adam onward, Yahweh has dealt severely with disobedience. Your using the story of Uzza is
    A perfect example of this! Even though King David and the others were singing and praising as the
    Arc was being transported, they were not obedient in following HOW it was to be done. And even
    Though Uzza thought he was “helping” he was struck dead for daring to touch what was Holy.
    Consider Haggai 2:11-14″

    Shalom & Love, Jo

    Barb from the Red Woods in California wrote:

    “Oh My G-D!! What a revelation. Right on. A voice in the Wilderness. Not to be concerned about any repercussions. You obeyed the Lord!!”

     

    And from Lolly in Hewitt, Texas:”Excellent message Annelore. You are speaking forth the truth and many will not hear it but will accuse you of being uncharitable, as they are picking on Pat Robinson for same reason… Keep up the good word.”

    From Steven in Denton, Texas: Thank you for sharing this word…. In a place where the fear of God is, the hearts of men turn away from evil… generally. And apparently, Haiti is not a place that fears God. America has been given warnings: The World Trade Center destruction, Katrina, economic problems… Blessings to you and thanks for the word.

    Robyn from Wisconsin wrote: “TRUTH”

     
    And Yonit from Israel: “I do agree with you, Annelore.”

    From Phyllis in Israel: “Praise God! Terrific! I never had a problem with the book of Joshua….wasn’t Hitler once a baby???????”

    And many more appreciative and positive responses, all of the writers praying for the Haitians. Lolly even wrote: “Did you know that Haiti was the only country to admit several hundred Jews during the exodus? God wants to get them unslaved and reward them!”

    The only negative response came from Judy in Texas:

    “All I want to say is “Thank You for being the Judge” for us all, because I was told in the scripture not to judge. Discern, yes, but you have judged. It will be interesting to see what you say if this kind of disaster falls on you or your loved ones…..and who are you anyway? I’ve never heard your name before.”

    Judy is one of many who perceive the speaking of truth as passing judgment. Far from it, I only judge myself. I wrote her back saying, that it should satisfy her to know that my family and I have in fact been befallen by an equally great disaster – the Nazi Holocaust in which almost my entire family perished. I basically grew up family less. Having been too young to have done either good or evil I was nevertheless robbed of everything except my life.

    She did not reply to that… I guess she may have felt like “open mouth, insert foot.” I gave her the link to my testimony.

  • TRIANGLE OF LIFE, A Earthquake Survival Methodology By Doug Copp

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    The following article is a true eye opener about what to do in an earthquake. It is diametrically opposed to what we have always been told and taught! The findings by Doug Copp – author of the article – are astonishing and shocking. Hopefully we will remember his survival techniques if ever caught in an earthquake!!

    AN EXCERPT FROM DOUG COPP’S ARTICLE ON THE:
    “TRIANGLE OF LIFE”
    My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI), the world’s most experienced rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an earthquake.

    I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a member of many rescue teams from many countries…

    I was the United Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years. I have worked at every major disaster in the world since 1985, except for simultaneous disasters.

    The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under its desk. Every child was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could have survived by lying down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene, unnecessary and I wondered why the children were not in the aisles. I didn’t at the time know that the children were told to hide under something.

    Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a space or void next to them. This space is what I call the “triangle of life.”

    The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The next time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the “triangles” you see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed building.

    TIPS FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY

    1) Most everyone who simply “ducks and covers” WHEN BUILDINGS COLLAPSE are crushed to
    death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

    2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an
    earthquake… It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to
    an object, next to a sofa, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void
    next to it.

    3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is
    flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large
    survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick
    buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies
    than concrete slabs.

    4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void
    will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by
    posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next
    to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

    5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie
    down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

    6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand
    under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling
    above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will
    be killed!

    7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different “moment of frequency” (they swing separately
    from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into
    each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they
    fall are chopped up by the stair treads – horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn’t collapse,
    stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the
    stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing
    people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not
    damaged.

    8) Get near the outer walls of buildings or outside of them if possible – it is much better to be near the
    outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter
    of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

    9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes
    their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz
    Freeway… The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They
    were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their
    vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit
    or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that
    had columns fall directly across them.

    10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of
    paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.

    Spread the word and save someone’s life… The entire world is experiencing natural calamities so be prepared!

    “We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.”

    In 1996 we made a film, which proved my survival methodology to be correct. The Turkish Federal Government, City of Istanbul, University of Istanbul Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this practical, scientific test. We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins inside. Ten mannequins did “duck and cover,” and ten mannequins I used in my “triangle of life” survival method. After the simulated earthquake collapse we crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film and document the results. The film, in which I practiced my survival techniques under directly observable, scientific conditions, relevant to building collapse, showed there would have been zero percent survival for those doing duck and cover.

    There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using my method of the “triangle of life.” This film has been seen by millions of viewers on television in Turkey and the rest of Europe, and it was seen in the USA, Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real TV.