Saturday, March 31, 2007
Europe to Take Out Iran for Jerusalem
God Save Us From Islam and Europe!
Ehud Olmert Playing with German Fire
Death to the American, British & Jewish Peoples?
EU to Conquer Anglo-Saxons and Jews
It looks increasingly probable that Kosovo will gain its independence from Serbia, an outcome that should be of serious concern to Israel and its supporters. Ariel Sharon, to his credit, heard the alarm bells during the American bombing of Serbia in 1999, when he warned American Jewish leaders: "If Israel supports the type of action that's going on in Kosovo, it risks becoming the next victim. Brutal intervention must not be legitimized as a way to try to impose a solution in regional conflicts." And, it is no coincidence, as journalist Julia Gorin reminds us, that during the bombing of Serbia on behalf of Moslem Albanians in 1999 Saudi Prince Khaled Bin Sultan, commander of the allied Saudi troops during the first Gulf War, called on the US to do the same against Israel on behalf of Palestinians.
The fate of Jews and Serbs, which has intersected in the past, is doing so again. The jihadist effort to expunge Jews from Palestine mirrors the Moslem goal of incorporating Kosovo into a “greater Moslem Albania” while expelling Christian Serbs.
When Serbia became independent of Byzantine rule in the 12th century, its economic, cultural, social and religious institutions were among the most advanced in Europe. Serbia functioned as a bridge between Greco-Byzantine civilization and the developing Western Renaissance. The center of the Serbian Orthodox Church was in Kosovo where churches, monasteries and monastic communities were established. A form of census in 1330, the “Decani Charter,” detailed the list of chartered villages and households, of which only two percent were Albanian.
The Ottomans invaded Serbia in 1389 and consolidated their rule in 1459, propelling major parts of the Balkan peninsula and adjacent southeast Europe into a Koran-dictated Dark Ages. While a significant proportion of Serbian and Croatian nobility converted to Islam to escape the harsh conditions imposed on non-Moslems, most Serbian peasants clung to their Christian faith. Historian G. Richard Jansen reports: “Serbs and Jews became dhimmis subject to the dhimma or protection offered to Christians and Jews in newly Islamized lands in exchange for their lives.
Similarly Bat Ye’or, in Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide writes: “For the Orthodox Serbs… this same period [the centuries of Moslem rule] is considered one of massacre, pillage, slavery, deportation, and the exile of Christian populations. In their eyes it was a regime which found its justification in the usurpation of their land and denial of their rights....In their wars of emancipation-and, later, of liberation—the Orthodox Serbs found that their bitterest adversaries were their Muslim compatriots attached to their religious privileges and their domination over the humiliated Christians.”
In spite of forced migrations and oppression, like their Jewish counterparts, and unlike other Balkan nations, Serbs maintained their cultural and religious ties to their faith and shrines in Kosovo which, reinforcing the parallel, they called their Jerusalem. It was the Serbs who first mounted, in 1804 and 1813, insurgencies which spread through the region, culminating in the 1912 Balkan War which essentially eliminated the Ottomans from the Balkans.
Early in the twentieth century Serbian Christians were roughly two-thirds of the population of Kosovo, Moslem Albanians one-third. During World War I (triggered by the assassination in Serbia of the Austrian arch-duke) Serbs held off the Austrians for more than a year, before they were overwhelmed. Almost 800,000 Serbs perished, a fourth of the population. With full Serb support, the peace treaties of 1919-1920 established a state with the name "The Kingdom of Slovenians, Croats and Serbs." The awkward name was shortly changed to Yugoslavia with Kosovo an integral part of Serbia. At roughly the same time, the Balfour Declaration promised the Jews a restored homeland in Palestine which included what became the present day kingdom of Jordan.
From then on Kosovo’s population underwent sharp population shifts. During World War II, when Yugoslav Serbs refused to join a Nazi “community of nations,” an angry Hitler ordered the destruction of Yugoslavia. Following the Yugoslav army’s capitulation in 1941, Serbia was divided by the Nazis between the Italians and the Bulgarians, who encouraged armed gangs of pro-Nazi ethnic Albanians to attack the Serbs and to torch, destroy and desecrate ancient churches and shrines. The Moslem Albanians, who surprised their mentors with their barbarity and zeal for atrocities, were rewarded when parts of Kosovo, Montenegro and Macedonia were annexed to “Greater Albania.”
In 1943 the Nazis formed the 21st SS "Skanderbeg" division of Moslem Albanian volunteers to perform an “ethnic cleansing” (of Jews and Serbs) in Yugoslavia. Tens of thousands of Serbs were sent to a Croatian death camp and as noted by Raul Hilberg in The Destruction of the European Jews (1961) Skanderbeg played a major role in the Holocaust, rounding up Jews who were subsequently sent to Bergen-Belsen and various death camps. A Kosovar Moslem, Bedri Pejani, was appointed by the Nazis to rule occupied Kosovo. He promptly announced a plan to create a Great Islamic State in the region with the blessings of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el Husseini. The Grand Mufti, who had led a jihad in Palestine, escaped capture by fleeing to German-occupied Europe where, from Sarajevo he urged the Nazis not to flag in their destruction of the Jews. Needless to say the Serbian Christian population dwindled under this onslaught and the proportion of Albanian Moslems surged. By the end of World War II, Yugoslav deaths totaled more than a million, roughly half of them Serbs.
Although the province was restored to Yugoslavia after the war, the population balance in Kosovo did not shift in favor of Serbia. Tito, aiming for leadership of a wider Balkan alliance, did not allow Serbs who fled from their homes during the war to return. He did not enforce border controls and many thousands of Albanians infiltrated through the porous borders. (Like the Moslems in areas adjacent to Palestine in the interwar years, they were attracted by the superior economic conditions.) Seeking to pacify the restive Moslems, in 1974 Tito offered the province political, cultural, economic and juridical “autonomy,” along with large subsidies for agricultural and other projects, which merely had the effect of prompting a further influx of Moslems from across the border. For example, a new university was established in Pristina, with faculty from the University of Belgrade commuting by air.
All this did not pacify the restive Moslems who as early as 1960 demanded independence for Kosovo. There were intermittent riots which escalated and an emergent Kosovo Liberation Army gave as its stated goal “an ethnic greater Albania” to include portions of Macedonia and Montenegro, parts of southern Serbia and an “ethnically pure” (read Moslem-only) Kosovo.
In 1979 Menachem Begin, hectored by Jimmy Carter whose predilection for the Arab cause is well known, also offered the rioting Arabs of Judea and Samaria “autonomy” with the same disastrous results. As Henry Kissinger has noted, “autonomy” is a euphemism for independence.
Initially, the media reported the situation in Kosovo fairly. For example, in July 1982 The New York Times noted: "Serbs have been harassed by Albanians and have packed up and left the region. The Albanian nationalists have a two-point platform, first to establish what they call an ethnically clean Albanian republic and then to merge with Albania for a greater Albania. Some 57,000 Serbs have left Kosovo in the last decade.” Five years later, in 1987, the Times was still reporting the persecution of Serbs within Kosovo. "Slavic Orthodox churches have been attacked, wells poisoned, crops burned, Slavic boys knifed. Young Albanians have been told to rape Serbian girls…. Officials in Belgrade view the ethnic Albanian challenge as imperiling the foundations of the multinational experiment called federal Yugoslavia….Ethnic Albanians already control almost every phase of life in the autonomous province of Kosovo, including the police, judiciary, civil service, schools, and factories."
Milosevic rose to power with the promise of reversing this intolerable situation, restoring peace and Yugoslav control in Kosovo. But now international perception of the crisis turned against Serbia as Milosevic abolished the “autonomy” of Kosovo in 1989. There were arrests and house searches of Kosovar Albanians. And then the media went into a frenzy of accusations against the Serbs, much as it has against Israel and with similar distortions. The media depicted the armed, violent and jihadist Moslem Albanians as “unarmed civilians” despite the fact they called themselves an army and perpetrated assaults, bombings, murder of civilians and targeted assassinations of Albanians loyal to Serbia. President Clinton outrageously referred to a “holocaust” perpetrated by Serbia and compared the Moslems of Kosovo to the Jews—this, even though the Serbs had behaved well toward the Jews during the real Holocaust and Clinton himself was pressing Israel’s Jews to accept the “peace partnership” of Arafat, a brutal terrorist far worse than Milosevic, admittedly a dictator and a Communist thug.
The right was as vehement as the left in demanding action. In September 1998 such luminaries of the right as John Bolton, Jeane Kirkpatrick, William Kristol and Paul Wolfowitz joined such far leftists as Morton Halperin in a petition to President Clinton demanding that he not only stop “the carnage in Kosovo” but use “massive Western pressure” to obtain “a new political status for Kosovo.”
In March of 1999, the United States drew up a document, the “Rambouillet Agreement” which was, as Madeleine Albright boasted later, an absolute ultimatum to Serbia. It was a demand for Serbia to withdraw from Kosovo in favor of a NATO occupying force, something that no sovereign nation could or should accept. Incredibly, as The New York Times of April 8, 1999 reported, Milosevic accepted the entire package with the exception of NATO occupation of Yugoslavia itself. He wanted the troops to be under UN command. Dan Goure, then Deputy Director of the Center for Security and International Studies and a Pentagon official under the first President Bush said, "Rambouillet was not a negotiation, it was a setup, a lynch party." All this was in direct contravention of previously stated U.S. policy which declared that no national minority had the right to form a new state on other state territories…a policy which still guides the U.S. government in respect to recognizing Taiwan’s independence.
An interesting provision of the so-called “negotiations” demanded that the Serb army and police forces withdraw and a new Kosovar police force be formed to include members of the Kosovo Liberation Party, which was supposed to disarm. Sound familiar?
What happened subsequently is better known. In 1999 in concert with NATO, the Clinton administration commenced a 78 day bombing of Serbia. This action met with almost no objection in the West, hailed not only by liberal politicians and the media but by Margaret Thatcher, The Wall Street Journal and assorted conservative pundits and politicians.
To sum up: the demand for Kosovo's independence led to KLA terrorism which led to repression and expulsion of Albanians by Serbian military and police, which led to the assault by the United States and NATO. While the brutality of the Milosevic regime was indeed a complicating factor, he is long gone, but the KLA continues its assault on Serbs, on their churches, priests, homes, even on civilians sitting in cafes, this under the nose of the U.S. and UN troops which have now occupied Kosovo for eight years. Never mind that the State Department in 1998 listed the KLA as a terrorist organization, indicating (as Interpol’s assistant director for Criminal Intelligence Ralph Mutschke reminded Congress in December 2000) “that it was financing its operations with money from the international heroin trade and loans from Islamic countries and individuals, among them allegedly Osama bin Laden.”
Media and politicians alike, vastly indignant over Milosevic’s behavior, turn a blind eye. Speaking of Kosovo’s major city Pristina, where 40,000 Serbs lived before the UN took over (and where only 100 live now) Senator Joseph Biden, presidential aspirant and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, declared proudly that Kosovo was a “victory for Moslem democracy” and “Pristina is one of the rare Moslem cities in the world where the U.S. is not only respected but adored.” (Indeed there is a street named for Madeleine Albright, who played an especially scurvy role in ramping up pressure against the Serbs). Similarly the media takes notice of Kosovo only to berate the Serbs for failing to acquiesce speedily and gracefully to the loss of their “Jerusalem.”
Western leaders are blind to the danger to themselves in the principle they are establishing, namely that recent illegal immigrants from another state have the right to declare independence over territory long recognized as part of a different sovereign state whose inhabitants they have ruthlessly forced to flee.
The United States, the EU and the vast majority of UN member states, now pushing strongly to establish Kosovo’s independence from Serbia, are also establishing a terrible precedent in flouting the very international law under which the UN’s occupation of Kosovo rests. UN Security Council Resolution 1244, drafted to end the NATO bombing, specifically reaffirmed that Kosovo belongs to Serbia. Detaching Kosovo from Serbia against Serbia’s will is to violate the UN Charter. Serbian President Vojislav Kostunica reports that “when we mention the need for legality, some of these officials [UN, EU, U.S.] become exasperated, even agitated. They respond with various comments to the effect that we should not be bound by ’mere’ legality.” (The UN’s ambassador to the “negotiations” with President Kostunica is former Finnish president Martii Ahtisaari, a close associate of George Soros and the openly pro-Albanian Soros-funded International Crisis Group.)
Finally, there is an additional peril for the West here. The “two state solution” which aims to strip Israel of its ancient Jewish heartland, and the demand for Serbia to surrender Kosovo, the locus of its Serbian Orthodox faith, both advance the cause of resurgent Islam and worldwide jihad. To quote Bat Ye’or again: “In 1991, before the conflict erupted, the English edition of [Moslem Bosnian President] Alija Izetbegovic's Islamic Declaration (1970) specifically stated: ‘There can be neither peace nor coexistence between Arabia, the cradle of Islam and non-Islamic social and political institutions.’" And he concluded: “The Islamic movement must, and can, take over power as soon as it is morally and numerically so strong that it can not only destroy the existing non-Islamic power, but also build up a new Islamic one.”
In Congressional testimony, our intelligence agencies have now disclosed that there are 16 terror training camps and arms depots in Kosovo. Julia Gorin warns: “Even conservatives, who support the war on terror and the war in Iraq, have a blind spot and an apathy when it comes to the Balkans, as well as to the fact that a lot of the terrorist attacks in Europe and elsewhere are connected to the Balkans.” Gorin notes wryly that when America needs to burnish its credentials among Moslems, it gloats about intervention on behalf of Moslems in Bosnia and Kosovo – and, of course, demands a solution to the “Palestine” problem. While Israel is not threatened with bombing by US/NATO forces, economic sanctions and threats will be enough to squeeze Israel into surrender.
Statesmen, commentators and pundits who urge solutions and negotiations both in Serbia and "Palestine" brush all historical claims off the table. They simply ignore the geographical facts of the Palestine Mandate where the Hashemites obtained over 82% of the land assigned as the Jewish National Home. They ignore the ancient and religious ties of the Jewish people to Palestine. They ignore the migrations of Arabs to Jewish towns in what Mark Twain called "The Wasteland". They ignore the strategic danger of a jihadist state in Palestine. With respect to Serbia, the “solution groupies” show the same disregard for historical and religious ties and sovereignty; the same indifference to the enforced migrations and immigrations which created an ethnic Albanian majority in Kosovo; and the same blindness to the dangers of a jihadist “greater Albania” anxious to incorporate Kosovo into a Balkan caliphate.
And so Kosovo may become independent. Welcome to a new Moslem jihadist state, which will no doubt eagerly await the exchange of ambassadors with a jihadist Moslem state in Judea and Samaria.
Kosovo and Jerusalem
U.S. Selective War on Terrorism to Backfire
The Rising Beast—Germany’s Conquest of the Balkans
Germany and the Holy Roman Empire
Is Germany in Danger of Backsliding?
Bavarian Pope Entrusts Germany To Lead Europe, Others Wary Of The Grand Inquisitor
By David Ben-Ariel
"Born German, Made American" by Nicholas Kumanoff in The Atlantic Times, reveals how "to prove their patriotism, immigrants abandoned their old identities." Following "a virulent anti-German sentiment" that spread to several states, German language classes in school were banned, German books burned in the streets, frankfurters became hot dogs and sauerkraut became "liberty cabbage."
Anyone with a German name was suspect and subject to harassment. The American Defense Society announced that a German-American, "unless known by years of association to be absolutely loyal, should be treated as a potential spy."
This reminds me of how when I was 18 I told my Grandma Vivian Hoover I was going to the German-American Festival. I was visiting Grandpa and Grandma (Arthur and Vivian Hoover) on our farm in Risingsun, Ohio. She said, "Why are you going? You're not German." I said our name was German (even though it's been Anglicized). She snapped, "You're English. Your grandfather has a parent of pure English heritage" and something to the effect that her family also had such English ties (and we're clearly traced to England and Ireland, as well as Scotland on my mother's side). I replied that you didn't have to be German to attend the German-American Festival anyway.
My Grandfather Arthur Hoover's mother, Hattie Mervin, was born in England. My great-great grandfather, John Mervin, came to the United States a year before his wife and children rejoined him (after being shipwrecked three times en route).
I brought this incident up to my great Aunt, Neva Scoviac, Grandma Hoover's sister, during a visit to her home in Hudson, Michigan several years ago (Grandma died in 1980) and she said we're German. Grandma and Aunt Neva's maiden name is Ort - Pennsylvania Dutch - German. (I vaguely remember Grandma saying something about the Pennsylvania Dutch a long time ago, but then I thought it just meant Dutch - not Deutsche).
Aunt Neva served as a nurse during WWII and her brothers, my great uncles, served in the Philippines. Aunt Neva said after the war, especially when "we heard all the horrible stories" about what went on during the war, the Holocaust, you didn't want to be known as German or associated with Germany. She feels that's why Grandma was so adamant that we are English.
As one who believes in the Israelite origins of the West, the Hebrew roots of the Anglo-Saxons and white peoples of Northwestern Europe, I can see the hand of God in this disassociation from Gentile Germany. I can perceive Divine Providence playing its prophetic part in having sifted the Israelite tribes, specifically Manasseh the son of Joseph, through Germany and separating us from those who truly are Assyrian-Germans, literally distancing us from those Germans who remained behind, bringing us into this Promised Land of the United States, taking on a new identity, an American one, actually restoring our identity as Manasseh with our brethren - the "Lost Ten Tribes" - who emigrated from other countries where they had sojourned, through great works as The United States and Britain in Prophecy by Herbert W. Armstrong.
May God bless the United States of America, the biblical inheritance of the Tribe of Manasseh. And may God bless Germany to work with us (not against us) as they lead the European Union.
David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon blog.
Grandma Vivian Hoover in Risingsun, Ohio
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John Mervin: Risingsun, Ohio Pioneer
Friday, March 30, 2007
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New Answers to Bible Questions
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London (CNSNews.com) – At a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars, Britain’s national broadcaster this week continued its fight to suppress an internal report on its often controversial coverage of the Middle East...
Thursday, March 29, 2007
"Acceptance of Easter over Passover did not come without resistance. Two religious leaders of the mid-second century—Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna; and Anicetus, bishop of Rome—debated this very point.
Anicetus argued for Easter while Polycarp, stated Encyclopaedia Britannica, defended observing "the Christian Passover, on the 14th of Nisan, the first month of the Jewish ecclesiastical calendar, regardless of the day of the week" (15th edition, Micropaedia, Vol. VIII, p. 94, "Polycarp").
Polycarp taught observance of the Passover as the early Church had observed it. Eusebius said Polycarp did so because this was the way "he had always observed it with John the disciple of our Lord, and the rest of the apostles, with whom he associated" (Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History, 1995, pp. 210-211). These Christians of the second century were still following the example of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 John 2:6) in observing the Passover.
Several decades later another leader, Polycrates, argued with Victor, bishop of Rome, over the same issue. Eusebius wrote of the continuing debate:
"There was a considerable discussion raised about this time, in consequence of a difference of opinion respecting the observance of the paschal [Passover] season. The churches of all Asia, guided by a remoter tradition [biblical truth preceded Roman confusion], supposed that they ought to keep the fourteenth day of the moon for the festival of the Saviour's passover, in which day the Jews were commanded to kill the paschal lamb ...
"The bishops ... of Asia, persevering in observing the custom handed down to them from their fathers, were headed by Polycrates. He, indeed, had also set forth the tradition handed down to them, in a letter which he addressed to Victor and the church of Rome. 'We,' said he, 'therefore, observe the genuine day; neither adding thereto nor taking therefrom. For in Asia great lights have fallen asleep, which shall rise again the day of the Lord's appearing, in which he will come with glory from heaven, and will raise up all the saints ...
"Moreover, John, who rested upon the bosom of our Lord; ... also Polycarp of Smyrna, both bishop and martyr. Thraseas, ... Sagaris, ... Papirius; and Melito ... All these observed the fourteenth day of the passover according to the gospel, deviating in no respect, but following the rule of faith. Moreover, I, Polycrates, who am the least of all of you, according to the tradition of my relatives, some of whom I have followed. For there were seven, my relatives [who were] bishops, and I am the eighth; and my relatives always observed the day when the people (i.e., the Jews) threw away the leaven.
"I, therefore, brethren, am now sixty-five years in the Lord, who having conferred with the brethren throughout the world, and having studied the whole of the sacred Scriptures, am not at all alarmed at those things with which I am threatened, to intimidate me. For they who are greater than I, have said, 'we ought to obey God rather than men'" (Eusebius, pp. 207-209)."
Easter: Masking a Biblical Truth
Latest Edition! Winter 5767/2007
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We are so glad to send you our 2006/2007 Winter Edition magazine. You will find here a lot of information about the activities of the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement and the progress of her work for the rebuilding of the Temple of G-d on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem and to renew the worship on the Holy Temple Mount where G-d chose to dwell among His people Israel and all mankind, His creation. We feel and know the time is short and despite the very critical situation in Israel and all the world the day that the House of G-d will again stand on Mount Moriah is behind the door. So much depends on what we shall do to make this great day a reality in our lifetime. G-d is ready and we can hear His calling to His people Israel on the mountains and valleys of Jerusalem not to wait more but to move, to build His house and to become a biblical nation with a biblical mission: "To be a holy nation, a kingdom of priests and a light to the nations" (Exodus 19: 5-6).
The Temple Mount Faithful Movement answered this call of G-d from the first moment that we heard it 40 years ago when the G-d of Israel led His Israeli soldiers to liberate His Holy Temple Mount and to immediately rebuild His Temple. For forty years the Temple Mount Faithful Movement has acted, struggled and fought in Jerusalem, and all over Israel and the world to educate everyone about the urgent need to answer this call of G-d in the life of our generation as He is expecting from us to do so. We swore not to rest day and night until the Holy Hill of G-d is purified from foreign Arab Islamic pagan presence and the godly end-time vision of Isaiah is fulfilled in our lifetime. This is the right time for this prophesy to be fulfilled . . . more
(CNSNews.com) - A group of lawmakers who meet each week to pray in the U.S. Capitol called on the American people Wednesday to join them in praying for the country. However, supporters of a so-called separation between church and state said the lawmakers should “stop meddling in religion and get back to work.”
The biggest threat to your privacy is the government. We must drastically limit the ability of government to collect and store data regarding citizens’ personal matters.
We must stop the move toward a national ID card system. All states are preparing to issue new driver’s licenses embedded with “standard identifier” data – a national ID. A national ID with new tracking technologies means we’re heading into an Orwellian world of no privacy. I voted against the Real ID Act in March of 2005.
To date, the privacy focus has been on identity theft. It was Congress that created this danger by mandating use of the standard identifier (currently your SSN) in the private sector. For example, banks use SSNs as customer account identifiers because the government requires it.
We must also protect medical privacy. Right now, you’re vulnerable. Under so-called "medical privacy protection" rules, insurance companies and other entities have access to your personal medical information.
Financial privacy? Right now depositing $10,000 in your local bank will generate a “suspicious activity report” to the federal government.
And then there’s the so-called Patriot Act. As originally proposed,
- Expanded the federal government's ability to use wiretaps without judicial oversight;
- Allowed nationwide search warrants non-specific to any given location, nor subject to any local judicial oversight;
- Made it far easier for the government to monitor private internet usage;
- Authorized “sneak and peek” warrants enabling federal authorities to search a person’s home, office, or personal property without that person’s knowledge; and
- Required libraries and bookstores to turn over records of books read by their patrons.
I have fought this fight for many years. I sponsored a bill to overturn the Patriot Act and have won some victories, but today the threat to your liberty and privacy is very real. We need leadership at the top that will prevent Washington from centralizing power and private data about our lives.
Race Matters whether folks want to acknowledge it or remain in denial, until it's too late.
God bless us all to live within the designated borders of diverse nations our Great Creator has decreed for us, all revolving around the 12 Tribes of Israel whom God alone has called to ultimately become His Servant Nation, a light to all nations, a truly United Kingdom, One Nation Under God.
8 When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations,
When He separated the sons of Adam [even though we're all family],
He set the boundaries of the peoples
According to the number of the children of Israel.
26 And [although] He [God] has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth [we're all human]... [yet He] has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings...
FATHER GOD KNOWS BEST, don't you agree?
Hometown Jihad: The Return of Salah Sultan
By Patrick Poole
One year later, my neighbor reappears as the Muslim Brotherhood’s U.S. political analyst. More>
Stop Welfare for "Palestinian" Terrorists!
Muslims Reject Moses and Jesus for Mohammad
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
GERMANY in Prophecy!
By Peter Salemi
The Bible is a book of governments. It dealt with the world ruling governments of the ancient world, and it deals with the modern day superpowers of Today! The Gospel itself is message about the last superpower that is to come, and that is the government or kingdom of God! Set up by Jesus Christ, and Jesus being its King! The Gospel is also an advance witness and warning to the NATIONS unless they repent, and be ready for the coming of the Kingdom of God!
Now, what does prophecy say about this coming Beast that will come on the world scene in the very near future? Where will he come from?
What Happened to Assyria?
After the fall of Assyria by Babylon, what happened to the Assyrians? This nation seems to have vanished from History? Or did they? The Bible plainly says that Assyria will play a vital role in this end time. What happened to them?
The book of Nahum shows that these people migrated NORTH in to the mountains towards Europe: "Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them" (3:18). The only mountains that are in the region of Assyria are the Caucasus Mountains between the Black and the Caspian Sea. The Assyrian nation was situated just SOUTH of those mountains, and it was often a place of refuge from danger. In the book of Kings the princes of Assyria took refuge there: "So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
"And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead" (2 Kings 19:36-37). Modern translations render Armenia as "Ararat," which is between the Black and the Caspian sea just NORTH of Assyria. Now, let's look at secular history to see if it corroborates the Bible.
The Roman historian Pliny writes that he found "...a warlike people called the ASSYRIANI that inhabited the region NORTH of the Black Sea" ("Natural History", IV, § 12, page 183, emphasis mine). They were north because of the Babylonian invasion from the south, which Nahum wrote is the reason why the Assyrians were migrating north.
Now consider what Sylax, the author of the "Periplus," who lived about 550 B.C., writes of this region: "THE COAST OF THE BLACK SEA ... IS CALLED ASSYRIA" (from page 261 of Perrot and Chipiez's "History of Art in Sardinia, Judaea, Syria and Asia Minor", Vol. II., emphasis mine) .
At that time, the Roman historians attached a name to these "warlike" people. They named them "Teutons." The Romans whose unaccustomed ears tried to translate into their own tongue the names of these fierce Germanic-peoples rendered the "Deutschen" as the "Teutons"
German historians are united in their description of an hostile, warlike people inhabiting central Europe who came into confrontation with an expanding Roman Empire, causing the Romans to build their famous limes (defense positions and walls) and station legions along their northern borders to stop the advancing warlike hordes. Jerome (Latin scholar c.340-420), who lived at the time when the Indo-Germanic tribes were invading Europe, gives the answer: "For 'Assur (the Assyrian) also is joined with them[Cimbric Tribes] invading western Europe, ALONG THE RHINE'"! (Letter 123, § 16; from "Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers".)
Why Germans Call Themselves "Deutsche"
The Germans refer to themselves as DEUTSCHE, and to their country as DEUTSCHLAND. Why? Let's turn back the pages of history for the answer. The Assyrians anciently called their land "Athur" -- the Indo-Germanic form of the Semitic word "Asshur" ("Encyclopedia Britannica", article, "Mesopotamia"). Sometimes the name "Athur" was shortened simply to "Tyr" in the Indo-European tongue.Asshur or Tyr was worshipped as the god of war by all the ancient world. His name was placed on the THIRD DAY of the week -- called "Tuesday" in the English-speaking world. Tuesday is Asshur's day. Tuesday is from an old Saxon word meaning "Tiw's day." Tiw was the god of war of the Germanic people of Europe. Tiw, or Tiwe, was also known by the name Tyr -- that is, Asshur. Tiw is another name of Asshur!
The Assyrians knew Asshur or Tyr was their ancestor. We should expect, therefore, that when they migrated to Europe they would still be known as the sons of Tyr or Tiw, that is, Asshur. And what do we find? When the Germans appeared in Europe, they claimed Tyr or Tiw as their ancestor! But what has the name "Deutsche" to do with Tiw? The modern German word "Deutsche" -- as educated Germans know -- is derived from the old Anglo-Saxon word Tiw. (See any thorough book on etymology and word derivations.) Whenever a German calls himself Deutsche, he is saying he is Tiw's or Asshur's son -- an Assyrian. And when he terms his country Deutschland, he is saying Tiw's or Asshur's land -- Assyria! Even ancient Hindu literature uses both the word "Asgras" and "Daityas" to refer to the Assyrians."Daityas" is but a Sanskrit word for "Deutsch" -- a name applied to the Assyrians over 1500 years before the birth of Christ!
Assyria's Tribal Names
To the Spaniards, Germany is "Alemania," and a German is "Un Aleman." Other important names applied to the German peoples by the Romans were: "Hatti" (the ancestors of the modern Hessians), the "Alemani" and "Suabi," the "Quadi," the
"Casuari" and others. The Romans called them collectively "Germani", meaning "War-men" (from the "Encyclopedia Britannica", article, "Germany"). Let's compare the names of Asshur's descendants to that given by the Romans. It will give us some striking clues about the identity of the modern Assyrians. Though not listed in the Bible, they can be found in ancient histories and Bible Encyclopedia's. The Assyrian tribal names include: Khatti; Akkadian; Kassites (or Cossaei); and Almani (or Halmani). Notice the similarities with the Romans:
Hessians (anciently named Khatti, see "Germany" in the Encyclopedia Britannica).
Akkadians=In Latin, Quadians
Kassites or Cossaei=Chauci
The Allemani=Almani in Latin. We can thank the Roman historian Tacitus for these tribal names of the Assyrians, in the Latin Tongue in his "Germania."
The Inhabitants of Kir
We read in the Bible that the Assyrians occupied an Area called "Kir" and placed captive slaves there, see 2 Kings 16:9.
"Kir is the Hebrew translation of the city name, Der (a word from Akkadian which also means wall). Kir was a Mesopotamian city of the lower Tigris River..." (Holman Bible Dictionary, under "Kir."). The Assyrians controlled and occupied this city for many years. Is it so strange that we find in Europe the "Ker-Men," who are identical with the "Ger-man."
Stephen Collins writes: "...the Kermans' migrated into Europe...[and] they were called 'Germans,' a general name used by the Romans to describe many similar tribes...There is an account of Herodotus which supports the conclusion that the Kermans and the Germans were one and the same people...Clearly the term 'German' originated in the region [of Assyria], and later spread into Europe. As the reader can see, the ancient term 'Germanii' was virtually unchanged as it became 'Germany' or 'Germania' in Europe....It is this books opinion that the Germanii or Kermans were originally the ASSYRIANS...Even today the name 'Kerman' is attached to a city in Southern Iran" (Lost Ten Tribes...Found, p.341, emphasis mine).
The Inhabitants of Tier
Surprising claims are made in ancient German histories. The oldest city in Germany is "Tier." It was allegedly founded more than twenty centuries before Christ. In a German textbook, we find "The inhabitants of Tier maintain that their city is the oldest in all Europe," writes Josef K. L. Bihl in his textbook "In Deutschen Landen," page 69. "Trier was founded," he continues, "by Trebeta, a son of the famous Assyrian King Ninus. In fact, one finds ... in Trier the inscription reading, 'Trier existed for 1300 years before Rome was rebuilt.'" Surprising? But why? Remember, the footprints of mankind lead away from the Middle East. The spade of the Archaeologists also confirms and corroborates the Bible-never refutes it!
You will notice in the Bible that one of Ham's sons was Cush (Gen. 10:6). Now regarding verses 8-10 we see: "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
"He was a mighty hunter before [in the place of] YHWH: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before YHWH.
"And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar." The land of Shinar is nothing more than the land occupied by the Assyrians between the Black and the Caspian Seas. The next verse is a little confusing in the King James language, but the marginal rendering clears it up: "Out of that land [Shinar] he [Nimrod or Ninus] went forth [to] Asshur, [Assyria] and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah," (v.11) Nimrod was Ninus in History and he founded the two cities of Babylon and Nineveh! It is significant that German histories claim their most ancient city (pre-dating Roman times) was founded by the son of the Assyrian king Ninus!
Other Assyrian Tribal Names
"Who were the residents of Prusa called Prusians? If we see in their name the ancestors of the warlike Prussians who later settled in EASTERN GERMANY [later called the Kingdom of Prussia], it is possible that they were descendants of [the] ASSYRIANS who had settled there during Assyria's period of dominance in the region" (Collins, Lost Ten...p.342, emphasis mine).
The Hatti lorded it over other peoples who lived in Asia Minor. They were the inventors of the DOUBLE-HEADED EAGLE which has always been A SYMBOL OF THE GERMAN EMPIRE! Professor A. H. Sayce states it was left to these people "to invent a double-headed eagle" (page 116 of "The Hittites").
Hasting's says: "The [northern] Hittites [Chatti] seem to have had a special fancy for combining parts of different animals into strangely composite and sometimes grotesque forms" (Dictionary of the Bible, vol.2 article, "Hittites") He goes on to say that they were responsible for bringing the double headed eagle into Europe. They have even found in Turkey, where the ancient Hittes lived, the same symbol found in Europe, the double headed eagle.
The double headed eagle was also a symbol of the Kingdom of Prussia.
The Eastern European nations have the double headed eagle as well. (See below) some of Abraham's descendants joined with the Assyrians, so its only likely that since they joined the Assyrian community, that they incorporated their symbols as well.
"The Chatti were known to carry standards such as were seen in many Nazi parades...the swastika...Another ritual standard and the ancient Chatti ...[was] the Iron Cross..." (Twentieth Century Watch Magazine, Dec 1984, p.6).
Germans today are also descended in part from Abraham, through his wives, Keturah and Hagar. Most people have never known that Abraham had other sons besides Isaac and Ishmael. These other sons are listed in Genesis 25:1-4. "... Abraham gave (them) gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country" (Gen. 25:6). These people were known and the Midianites and the Ishmaelites. The east country included the land of Assyria. Assyria lay EAST of Palestine. Now obviously Abraham was not going to send his family into the desert. And in those days people stuck to the fertile crescent of the Middle East, that went from Palestine up into Assyria, and down to Babylon.
The Ishamelites with the Midianites "formed a tribal league" (cf Judges 8:22-24)" JFB, p.52 see also Holman's Bible Dictionary, p.961. They went away to "the east" and became "interrelated" with Midian and "their main homeland seems to be east of the Jordan and south of Edom" (Ibid., under "Midian" p.961). You notice in the Bible that Midianites and Ishmaelites are used interchangeably, see Gen 37:25, 28 and Judges 8:22-24. These people lived in the Land of Midian that was right up against the land of Palestine to the east. The Bible even shows that the Ishmaelites, "...settled from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite of Egypt, in the direction of ASSYRIA..." (Gen 25:18 NRSV).
Josephus mentioned that one of Abraham's great-grandsons joined with the Assyrians. ("Antiquities", book I, ch. xv § 1.) His name was Asshur, the son of Dedan, the son of Jokshan. Jokshan was the son of Abraham. See Genesis 25:3. "And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim." From Sheba have come the Swabian Germans. From Letushim are descended the Lettish people along the Baltic. And from Asshurim have descended the Nordic North Germans. But the ancestor of the great majority of Germans and Austrians is Asshur, the grandson of Noah. Most of the ancient Assyrians moved westward from the Bible lands into Europe.
The Midianites-Ishmaelites are the modern day peoples of "White Russians (Byelorussians)" (The Lost Races of
the Ancient World, Craig White). The European Russians descend from Midian and Ishamel.
Ancient Cilicia -- Modern Silesia
The ancient city of Germanicopolis was located IN CILICIA, in southeastern Asia Minor according to Ammianus Marellinus, book 1, § 27. It belonged of old to the Hatti. Cilicia is mentioned several places in the Bible. Paul was born in Cilicia (Acts 21:39 and 22:3). Now look at a map of Europe. We find that one of the eastern PROVINCES OF PRE-WORLD WAR II GERMANY IS CALLED SILESIA! -- spelled slightly different, but pronounced the same! The name of Cilicia in Asia Minor was simply transplanted to Eastern Germany by the Hatti who migrated from Cilicia to Silesia, then to the Rhine. Silesia is only a modern spelling!
What does the word "Hatti" or "Chatti" mean ?
Now what does the word "Hatti" or "Chatti" mean in the Hebrew language? Its closest derivation is the root "chathath" (Strongs - 2865). It means "to terrorize, or break down, as in war, hence a warrior or MAN OF WAR." The Chatti were therefore Men of War or Germans. The name Chatti is but the Hebrew form of the word GERMAN, THE VERY WORD which the Romans applied to the Assyrians. That means that the ancient Chatti were Assyrian -- or German -- migrants who early settled in Asia Minor. Did these Chatti or Hatti later also migrate into Western Europe, where the Germans are today? Indeed! The Chatti were the chief people who settled in modern Germany. Their descendants are the HESSIANS today! In fact, the Old High German spelling of Hesse was Hatti! The land of Hatti was the WESTERN part of the Assyrian Empire.
The ancient Assyrian Empire was divided just as the modern Germans were divided between East and West Germany and Austria. THE ANCIENT KINGS OF ASSYRIA called themselves Khatti-sars -- meaning the "Kaisers of Hatti," or "Kings of Hatti." The chief people of Hatti regarded themselves AS ASSYRIANS. The Assyrian kings wrote of the tribes of Hatti -- the ancestors of the Hessians: "AS ASSYRIANS I [ac]counted them" (D. D. Luckenbill, "Ancient Records of Assyria and Babylonia", Vol. II, § 29).
The ancient capital of the land of Hatti was popularly known among the Romans as "Ninus Vetus -- the old Nineveh" ("History of Art in Sardinia, Judaea, Syria and Asia Minor", by G. Perrot and C. Chipiez, Vol. II, page 272). Nineveh was Assyria's capital! The Empire of Hatti and the Empire of Assyria were the same Empire -- not two empires existing five centuries apart as historians assume. Excavated records from Bible times PROVE that the great rulers of the land of Hatti were not only contemporary with the famous kings of Assyria, but were also federated with them. All ancient Greek writers agreed that Assyria and Anatolia (the land of Hatti) were allies.
The chief supporters of famous Troy in Asia Minor were the Assyrians. In fact, the Trojan War was a struggle between Greeks and Assyrians for possession of Western Asia Minor. These Hessian or Assyrian kings are even mentioned in the Bible in I Kings 10:29 and II Kings 7:6. The Hebrews called them "kings of the Hittites." The Assyrian Hessians were called "kings of the Hittites" because the Canaanite Hittites, driven out by Joshua, migrated into Asia Minor where the Assyrians also dwelt. All historians recognize that there were at least two distinct peoples in Asia Minor who came to be known by the same name -- Chatti or Hittite. The first were the Assyrians. The second were the Canaanite sons of Heth. Heth's sons received the name Hittite or Chatti because they too were warriors. Centuries later, after Alexander the Great conquered Asia, those Canaanites migrated out of Asia Minor -- to Europe, and then, across the Atlantic to North America where the colonists rediscovered them as the Chatti Indians of the Central Plains. Is it a mere coincidence that the United States -- a birthright tribe of the House of Israel -- should have inherited this land from Canaanite Hittites?
German and Assyrian Similarities
The ancient Assyrians had some outstanding similarities to the Germans
First, what did they look like?: "In the Zagros hills and across the plain to the Tigris, there lived a ... FAIR-HAIRED ... PEOPLE akin to the Guti [the Goths] who ... remained in what was afterwards Assyria, the neighbour land to Akkad" (page 5 of "The Sumerians"). When the ancient Greek writers wanted to distinguish the Assyrians from the Arameans or Syrians, the Greeks called the Assyrians, "Leucosyri" -- meaning "WHITES" or "BLONDS" as distinct from the VERY BRUNETTE SYRIANS who still live in Mesopotamia. Just as the Germans of Today!
What Language did they Speak?
But what about the common assumption that the Assyrian language was Semitic, not Indo-Germanic? How is it that the Hebrew-speaking House of Israel, who were carried into Assyrian captivity, spoke an Indo-Germanic language when they arrived in Northwestern Europe? The obvious answer is, they were forced to learn it as a result of their captivity! The common tongue of the Assyrians was not only Semitic, but Indo-Germanic! Here is the proof! European scholars have thoroughly studied the language of the land of Hatti -- the ancestors of the Hessians. They found it to be an Indo-Germanic tongue -- numerous words of which were akin to Old High German! So many similarities were found that Edgar Sturtevant had to declare: "To me it seems incredible that so remarkable a situation developed in two languages independently. I feel compelled to trace the Germanic ... to a common origin" with the language of Hatti -- common tongue of the Western Assyrians (from "A Comparative Grammar," page 240). The language of the Hatti WAS the language of the West Assyrians. Scholars today, steeped in the theory of evolution, refuse to recognize that both people were one and the same -- because if they did admit it, their whole system of chronology would fall like a house of cards, and their view of world history would burst like a pricked balloon.
Scholars admit that FOR CENTURIES THE LANGUAGE OF THE PEOPLE WHO INHABITED ASSYRIA WAS NOT MERELY SEMITIC. Semitic was the late LITERARY LANGUAGE of Assyria -- the language of scholars, the language of international commerce. Modern historians and archaeologists ASSUME that the common tongue of all Assyrian people was Semitic. They have no proof. So noted an Assyriologist as Sydney Smith admitted "... that the documents from Asia Minor and from east of Tigris are couched in Semitic dialects spoken by men unable to pronounce all the Semitic consonants ..." (p. xi, from "Early History of Assyria to 1000 B.C."). The same circumstance occurred during the Middle Ages all over Europe. The language of almost all European scholars -- and even their names -- until the time of the Protestant Reformation was LATIN -- but Latin was NOT the common tongue of the people! Because most of the literature of Germany was in Latin during the Middle Ages does not prove that the common people spoke Latin. Just because a few of the libraries and monuments of ancient Assyria contain records written in a Semitic tongue, that does not demonstrate that the common people spoke the same language. The Assyrians were Semitic by Race, NOT Language
Other similarities: The Assyrian Hatti claimed to be "the Master Race." The Hatti lorded it over other peoples who lived in Asia Minor. Is it any surprise that The German State, from its beginning, has nearly always been a confederation of states -- often an empire of German ruling over non-German. It is the German people who, more than once, have believed themselves to be the "Herrenvolk" -- the Master Race.?
The Assyrians were the first builders of major paved roads, not merely for commercial purposes, but with the specific purpose of logistical support of armies in mind! A network of paved roads led outward in various directions from the ancient Assyrian capital Nineveh. The Assyrians were the very first to use iron chariots (mechanized vehicles of war). They had the most advance technology in the world at that time, either industry or for war purposes. They were superb warriors!
Tacitus writes about the Teutons that "...war was their chief industry" (Germania Tacitus). Concerning battle he writes that these peoples followed the "will of one man, the chieftain." The incredible loyalty cannot be overlooked in the Assyrian and German histories!
You cannot escape the similarities between the Germans and the Assyrians! Look at the history of Germany. They have the best technology, and industrial strength in the entire world. In World War One, they were destroyed, and then REBUILT ITSELF, and became a superpower again in World War Two. After World War Two, Germany was lying in absolute rubble, and now it has come back, and is the MAJOR POWER AGAIN IN EUROPE, AND THE WORLD! They are the economic engine of Europe. They build the finest cars in the world. Look at their beautiful cities, and industrial and economic strengths that have taken over Europe and now the world! Truly, the Germans like their ancestors, the Assyrians, are great builders! see above quotes from the Seven Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World, chapter 6, pp.240-241, George Rawlinson.
Germany like the Assyrians had been great centers of learning for generations. Germany's inventions have contributed greatly to the modern industrial world. Yes! the modern nation of Assyria is the modern day Unified German and Austria.
Notice the similarities of the winged God of the Assyrians overlooking the scene, and the symbol of the Nazi Regime
Notice the similarities of the winged God of the Assyrians overlooking the scene, and the symbol of the Nazi Regime
The Unholy Marriage
The Beast i.e. the Assyrian, and the False Prophet in the book of Revelation are in an alliance together!
"And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image." (Rev 19:20). This false prophet is the second beast of Rev 13:11. Notice that the false prophet did miracles before the beast and deceived people into taking the mark of the beast. The second beast does the same thing (Rev13:13-14) and so this can only mean that the false prophet and the second beast are one and the same. Now this second beast, i.e. the false prophet "exercises the power of the first beast" (v.12). This is a church/state alliance that will dominate the world.
In the old Testament we read of this false church marrying this beast of prophecy!
"Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter [woman always a symbol of a church, see Eph 5:22-27] of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate...I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst show them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke...Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:" (Isaiah 47:1, 6, 8). The whole chapter of Isaiah 47 describes the woman who rides the beast of Rev 17 and 18.
In verse 8 we see that the church does not want to be a "widow" anymore. She wants to have a husband. There is only one church that calls its self the "Mother." And there is only one country that calls itself the "Fatherland," and it will be an unholy marriage. This church wants her "children" back as well. These are the daughters that came out of the Catholic Church in "protest" and call themselves "Protestant." They too will come back to this mother church in the end time!
Micah 5 shows clearly who Christ is to fight in this end time: "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting [Prophecy of Christ, see Matthew 2:6]...And this man [Messiah] shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces... thus shall he [Messiah] deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders" (Micah 5:2, 5-6).
"Modern Translations (NEB, JB, GNB) as NIV fittingly conclude this paragraph with the first phrase of v.5, thus understanding the MESSIAH himself to be...peace (c.f. Isa 9:6-7)" (International Bible Commentary, p.934, F.F. Bruce, emphasis mine). The Messiah will defeat this Assyrian when he comes into the Land of Israel. And who does Christ fight at his second coming? The Beast, see Rev 17:12-14.
The Beast, America & Britain
The End time House of Israel mainly of Britain and the peoples of Northwestern Europe will be put into captivity by the Beast power (United States of Europe) at the time of Christ. And Christ will liberate them from this captivity.
In Isaiah 9:1-7 we read of a dual prophecy. This prophecy in type was fulfilled in the days of Isaiah, but then found its fulfillment in Christ, but not its full fulfillment, because the prophecy has to do with the second coming of Christ: "Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
"The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.[Jesus Matthew 4:11]
" Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
" For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian [This is the Assyrian see, Isaiah 10:26-27].
" For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
" For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
" Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. [the Kingdom of God]"
When Isaiah made this prophecy, the people of Zebulon and Naphtali were in the land. These are the "people" he was referring to. The "people" of Zebulon and Naphtali did not see Christ because they were not dwelling in Palestine at the time, but fled to other nations. Those people are identified as Holland (Zebulon) and Sweden (Naphtali). This was only fulfilled in type, in Jesus day. The Great Light that Israel will see in its full fulfillment will be at the second coming when "as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be" (Matthew 24:27). What great light shines from the east to the west? The Sun. Jesus is called the "Sun of Righteousness," and his face shines like the "sun" in its full strength, see Malachi 4:2; Rev 1:16.
So the Assyrian will attack Sweden and Holland in this end time, including Britain, who is Ephraim, and the other Israelitish Scandinavian countries, and bring them into captivity.
Ephraim (Britain) its says the "Assyrian [The Beast] shall be his king" And Ephraim, "shall eat unclean things in Assyria [the beast]" (Hosea 9:3; 10:6). The British people will make a covenant "with death" (Isaiah 28:19) meaning the "Assyrians" (Hosea 12:1). They make this covenant with them thinking that they would avoid the attack from Germany, "it shall not come unto us" (Isaiah 28:15).. But God says no! The agreement shall not stand, and "ye shall be trodden down by it" (v.18). Then they shall go into captivity, see Isaiah 11.
What about America? The Beast or Germany, will NOT ATTACK AMERICA! NATO will be finished, as Jeremiah writes "All thy lovers ["allies" Moffatt Translation] have forgotten thee; they seek thee not;"(30:14). But who will attack the United States of America? Go to Gog and Magog in Prophecy for full details.
Now we come to this prophecy that clearly shows what the Assyrian will do to the Israelitish European nations in the end time. Isaiah 10:5-6 says: "O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
"I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets." God is going to send the Assyrian and his army against the House of Israel. World War III is going to happen against the Britian and the Scandinavian powers and this time, the nations of Israel are going to loose, unless we repent and return to Almighty God!
At this time, the two witnesses will be doing their work in Jerusalem, see Revelation 11. And by them, God will punish the Assyrian (the Beast) for his sins as well, Isaiah continues in the same chapter, "Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, [ministry of the Two Witnesses] I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
"For he [the Assyrian] saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:" (v.12-13).
During this time of great tribulation, the house of Israel will be as they were in the time when they were in Egypt as slaves to the Assyrian, who is a type of Pharaoh.
"Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt" (v.24). God will do what he did in the days of Moses. Israel will be in slavery and captivity, then he will send the two witnesses to send plagues to"the seat of the beast" (Rev 16:10), telling the Assyrian to let his people go!
God will of course save his people from slavery and captivity as he did in the days of Moses: "And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
"The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God... And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria...And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth...And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.
" And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt" (Isaiah 10:20-21; 11:10-12, 15-16). God will perform what he did in the days of Moses and save his people, we have some exciting times ahead of us!
The Assyrian and the Beast
These following scriptures show that the Assyrian and the Beast are one and the same person!
Isaiah 30 shows the "Mountain of YHWH" being set up (verse 29), meaning the Kingdom of God, see Isaiah 2; Micah 4; Daniel 2:35, 40-45. Then God will: "... through the voice of YHWH shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod" (v.31). Do you see! At the time of the setting up of the Kingdom of God, God will strike at the "Assyrian," and defeat him because they make war with him. This describes the second coming of Christ in the book of Revelation
"And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast... These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast...These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful...And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, [THE WORD OF GOD HEB 4:12] that with it he should smite the nations:..And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, [Gog, and Chittim] and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army...And the beast [THE ASSYRIAN] was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone...And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.[see also Ezekiel 39:17-20]" (Rev 17:12-14; 19:15, 19-21).
Germany's Final Repentance
God sent the prophet Jonah to ancient Nineveh, the capital of ancient Assyria. The Ninevites repented. After World War II, Germany was faced with the question of national repentance. Had America and Britain repented of their sins, they could have been used as was Jonah to bring the Germans to repentance. But our people refused. We did not show the Germans God's Way. We tried to convert them to democracy -- our human way. But God's way is not democracy!
The entire book of Nahum -- one of the so-called Minor Prophets -- is devoted to the final punishment of the German-dominated Church-State union yet to arise in Europe. The setting of the prophecy is the original fall of Nineveh about 612 B.C. What happened to Nineveh, the ancient capital of Assyria, was a type of what will happen in our day! Notice that the actual setting of this prophecy is the time of God's "wrath" -- the Day of the Lord (Nahum 1:2, 6). That day of God's intervention is YET FUTURE. It has not happened yet! This prophecy, then, is for our day! Now notice Zechariah 10:11. Here is another prophecy against Assyria. This prophecy was written almost a century AFTER the original fall of Assyria. It has never been fulfilled since. Yet God declared it would happen: "The pride of Assyria SHALL BE BROUGHT DOWN." Compare this with Isaiah 14:24-27. This could not happen UNLESS THERE WERE AN ASSYRIA TODAY -- a nation so powerful as finally to be able to carry our people captive in world war (Zech. l0:l0).
These prophecies are to happen "in that day" -- the climactic time of the end, when God intervenes in human affairs (Isaiah 30:31 and 31:8). When the nations learn their lesson -- learn that war does not pay, then "In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptians into Assyria; and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, 'Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance'" (Isaiah 19:23-25). Yes, that wonderful day of peace is coming. No more war, no more international friction! But before that time there are mighty big lessons to learn, and much suffering to be endured. Human beings, it seems, will learn no other way! But for those who do repent now, who do seek God's protection -- no matter in what nation they live -- God promises: "I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth" (Revelation 3:10).
I would like to share with you the experience a few of us had of the exciting last few days in Chomesh and hopefully pass on to those of you who could not be there, a so much needed shot of Zionism, adrenaline, renewed hope and faith.
Fearing that, like it had happened on Chanukka, the army would put up roadblocks already on Monday morning, our little group of 9 people decided to leave our homes at midnight Sunday night. In our van we packed as much as we could: a sleeping bag for each, warm clothes, helmets against police brutality, food, drinks and lots of strong will to make it to Chomesh. With me in the van were three of my children (Talya, 16 years old, Bentzie, 14 years old and Amichai, 10 years old), two other mothers and three other teenagers from Efrat.
Our first goal was to reach Shavei Shomron, the community closest to Chomesh where all the people had been asked to gather. Our drive took a little less than two hours and to our amazement - no roadblocks. The rumor was that the army was probably going to let the people get to Chomesh, but only for one day.
In Shavei Shomron we met many other people who also had feared roadblocks and thus arrived that night. Everybody found somewhere to sleep. Boys in one building, girls in another. The women in our little group joined others who had found room to sleep in some side room in the main synagogue.
In the morning, after morning prayers, we gathered around the synagogue plaza, we were around 300 people. The organizers told us that we would be the first group to mach up to Chomesh at 8:00 am. The masses would be coming later in the afternoon.
The rumor turned out to be true: the army decided to let marchers go up, on condition that it would be by foot. No cars allowed. The army's decision to allow people to go up to Chomesh was already a first victory. After the authorities had threatened to not allow anyone back and even warned that people daring to march to Chomesh would be punished with a two year jail sentence and organizers would be fined with all the expenses - the organizers did not cave in; did not agree to make any compromises and simply said: we are going up no matter what. We refuse to make any deals with you, we refuse to collaborate with you.
When the authorities realized the organizers were serious, they realized they were the ones who had to bend down and allowed the marchers to go up. Sadly, this made us realize how things could have been different in the summer of 2005 - had we not been stuck with the Yesha council as our leaders but rather with a leadership with no ties to the government, a leadership of uncompromising idealists who do not collaborate with the authorities.
At 8:15 we started walking. Each and one of us, even the children, carried as much as we could: sleeping bags, sweaters, backpacks with as much food as possible, tefillin for the boys and lots of brazenness. We knew it was not an easy walk. Three hours, all the time uphill. But let me tell you, those 3 hours will not be forgotten by anyone. The knowledge that we were going back to Chomesh gave all of us, even those not in such good shape, the strength to make it uphill.
No word can describe the beauty of the view we witnessed. Who needs to go abroad to Thailand when we got even more beautiful views and landscapes right here in our Promised Biblical homeland? The green hills, the fields of colorful flowers, the amazing blue sky, reminded all of us how beautiful Eretz Yisrael is and how insane anyone who wants to give it up is. Here and there one sees some Arab houses and even small villages, but mostly, the area is empty, waiting for the Jewish people to come back home and resettle their G-d given homeland.
During the march, army jeeps were driving by with soldiers waving hello - happy that they were not (yet) asked to prevent us from going to Chomesh. When we neared Chomesh, we could see from far the ruins of the other community destroyed by the Sharon government: Sa-Nur. The last hill before one gets to Chomesh is the most difficult one- but by that time our excitement was so great, that no one could feel the tired legs and feet. We almost ran.
At around 11:00am we entered what once was the beautiful entrance to Chomesh. Our excitement and happiness mingled with lots of sadness. Everything was gone, destroyed, ruined. The evil powers of the Sharon government made sure to clean everything away, even the sewage connections. All that we could see were some bricks left from the streets and here and there some steps that used to lead to people's homes.
The youth ran to the one and only structure left in place; the water tower. Climbing on top the tower they hung the 2 flags we had brought with us; the Israeli flag and a flag Women in Green had produced after the expulsion in 2005: an orange flag on which is printed a Magen David and the saying: The Land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel.
We took a stroll around what used to be Chomesh. There was the swimming pool, there was the synagogue, there lived this family, there lived that family. Looking around one can easily see the Mediterranean sea, Tel Aviv, Natanya, Hadera; turning on the other side one can see Haifa and even the Hermon Mountains. One looks at this view and one asks: WHY? Why was this place destroyed? Why was this place abandoned? In Gush Katif they claimed it was because of the "many Arabs of Gaza" that make it impossible for Jews to live there - a lie in itself as we know, but that was the official "terutz"…here in Chomesh, with hardly any Arabs in sight, what was their reason? And this is where you realize that there was "reasoning" behind the expulsion. Just pure hatred of the national camp by the left. What pushed them to destroy 25 Jewish communities was pure evil. A sick pleasure by the Israeli secular leftist camp to try and crush the traditional Jewish camp and all those who want this country to be a Jewish country.
Looking down from Chomesh onto the road, we all of a sudden realized that the road we had just one up, was black with people. What a sight!! Thousands and thousands more Jews were now trekking up to Chomesh. Arriving, after a three hour walk, were women with children and babies, men carrying their little one on the shoulders, teenagers, and even elderly people. No, not only youngsters were making it up the hill but lots and lots of adults.
Everyone that arrived found a place where he would spend the night. Girls in one area of Chomesh. Boys in another one and families in yet another area. Everyone made sure to gather wood for the bonfires that will be needed at night. Around 4:00pm it was already getting very cold and windy. Youth were building a house from leftover blocks and stones. At 5:00pm the organizers covered tents they had hidden there a few days before. Within a few minutes five large tents had been put up.
The stream of people arriving did not stop till late in the night. There must have been at least 6000 people there. Among them Women in Green activists Anita and Chaim Finkelstein, Renee Margolis, Meira Zohar, Kenny and Sandy Lerner and many more. It was simply amazing.
Around 7:00pm the official ceremony started with incredible fireworks that warmed everybody's hearts. Lots of singing, dancing and words of strength and Torah were spoken by different public figures and activists.
The night was not easy. It was very, very cold and by that time many people had finished all the food they had brought. Evil minds in the government had decided, in order to try and break the Chomesh supporters spirit, to not allow water and food be brought up to Chomesh. When the mass murderer Yasser Arafat, may his name be blotted out, was being held in the Mukata compound, the Israeli government made sure to tell the world that –for humanitarian reasons-Israel is allowing Arafat to get pita bread and humus and drinks - but when Jewish lovers of the Land are concerned, the Olmert government does not allow them to get supplies of food, water, diapers and coats that were so much needed.
This did not break the people and we spent the night, close to the bonfire, warming ourselves mainly with the incredible feeling of satisfaction and success: we had come back home to Chomesh and even if the authorities will succeed in bringing us down - we will come back and back again, till Chomesh will be rebuilt, please G-d.
The next morning, after morning prayers, our little group of nine needed to get back home. Even though the army had provided buses for people to go back, we refused to give them that satisfaction and walked back the three hour walk. Arriving back in Shavei Shomron we heard that the authorities had stopped allowing people to go up. Despite that, tens and tens of youth were going up, this time not on the main road but through the field and the mountains.
In the late afternoon a very exciting event took place in Chomesh. Limor Har Melech, resident of Chomesh, whose husband, Shuli HY"D, had been murdered a few years ago by Arab terrorists, had remarried and a week ago gave birth to a son. The very emotional Brit Mila (circumcision) took place on the ruins of their house.
Another night was spent on Chomesh. Our little group of nine already was not there. Other people had replaced those who had come in the beginning. This morning (Wednesday) 1000 policemen came and evacuated the 300 or so youngsters who were still in Chomesh. I am writing those words while listening to the Arutz 7 news report announcing that there still are tens of youth scattered around the hills.
Even if by the end of the day the government will succeed in bringing down all Jews from Chomesh - this return to Chomesh was an incredible success. We have passed on a clear message that like at the time of the creation of the State of Israel the Jews did not accept the decree of the British White Paper not allowing Jews to come to the land of Israel, we today do not accept the decree of uprooting us from our homeland. We have not forgotten nor forgiven. We will go back and back and back till we will be back in all places abandoned by the Sharon government. With G-d's help.
Women For Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)
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