There are many people in the U.S. and around the world who are totally unqualified to even allow the word "Israel" to fall from their lips let alone, voice their opinions publicly (such as Hillary Clinton who made the ignorant statement in March 2009 that "the Jewish people in Israel have no choice but to lose their historical homeland to the Arabs" and "there's no escaping the two state-solution"). Our supposedly "Christian" President, Barak Hussein Obama, was guilty of the same faux pas when he presented his June 4, 2009 speech in Cairo which many, of course, applauded, simply because they don't, like the President, have a clue about the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob:
Comments from President Obama:
....On the other hand, it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people -- Muslims and Christians -- have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than 60 years they've endured the pain of dislocation. Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza, and neighboring lands for a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations -- large and small -- that come with occupation. So let there be no doubt: The situation for the Palestinian people is intolerable. And America will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestinian aspiration for dignity, opportunity, and a state of their own.
For decades then, there has been a stalemate: two peoples with legitimate aspirations, each with a painful history that makes compromise elusive. It's easy to point fingers -- for Palestinians to point to the displacement brought about by Israel's founding, and for Israelis to point to the constant hostility and attacks throughout its history from within its borders as well as beyond. But if we see this conflict only from one side or the other, then we will be blind to the truth: The only resolution is for the aspirations of both sides to be met through two states, where Israelis and Palestinians each live in peace and security.
That is in Israel's interest, Palestine's interest, America's interest, and the world's interest. And that is why I intend to personally pursue this outcome with all the patience and dedication that the task requires. The obligations -- the obligations that the parties have agreed to under the road map are clear. For peace to come, it is time for them -- and all of us -- to live up to our responsibilities.
....America will align our policies with those who pursue peace, and we will say in public what we say in private to Israelis and Palestinians and Arabs. We cannot impose peace. But privately, many Muslims recognize that Israel will not go away. Likewise, many Israelis recognize the need for a Palestinian state. It is time for us to act on what everyone knows to be true.
To the above comments, we at The Refiner's Fire have the following response:
On one hand, it's commendable that President Obama seeks to unite all peoples of all faiths. But in his Cairo speech, it was clear that "all" did NOT include the Jews or Judaism.
Ezekiel 37: 21 Then say to them that Adonai Elohim says: 'I will take the people of Isra'el from among the nations where they have gone and gather them from every side and bring them back to their own land.
No tribe or race in history has remained a distinct people group outside of a national homeland for thousands of years like the Jewish people. No people on earth have ever been repatriated after dozens of generations had forgotten their distinct language. No people, that is, except for Yahweh's people.
As shown on this poster, no matter what anyone says (including people like Condeleeza Rice and Hillary, or any of the U.S. Presidents, all the way back to Jimmy Carter - none of whom know their Bibles), the Land belongs to Yahweh's Chosen People. God gave the Land to Abraham and his descendants in Genesis 15:18-19. Abraham bought a large burial site at Hebron (Genesis 23:1-20); David bought the Temple Mount (1 Chronicles 21:25).
And who did they sell the Land to? NOBODY! Nobody has even been able to TAKE it from the Jews forecefully - not even in 1967 when several much larger countries tried to take Israel by force! So, unless the Muslims are willing to buy the Land (which, as it happens, is not for sale!) then NOBODY has a right to it except for "the Jews"!
Leviticus 25: 23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.
Genesis 15: 18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: (the territory of) 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
PRESIDENT OBAMA, PLEASE READ YOUR BIBLE!
Let's add a couple of very important details that show exactly what YHWH told the Israelites when He gave them the Land. Please pay close attention because it shows that YHWH did not want any Gentiles in Israel - HIS LAND - at all!
Numbers 33: 50 ADONAI spoke to Moshe in the plains of Mo'av by the Yarden, across from Yericho. He said 51 to tell the people of Isra'el, "When you cross the Yarden into the land of Kena'an, 52 you are to expel all the people living in the land from in front of you. Destroy all their stone figures, destroy all their metal statues and demolish all their high places. 53 Drive out the inhabitants of the land, and live in it, for I have given the land to you to possess. 54 You will inherit the land by lot according to your families. You are to give more land to the larger families and less to the smaller ones. Wherever the lot falls to any particular person, that will be his property. You will inherit according to the tribes of your ancestors. 55 But if you don't drive out the inhabitants of the land from in front of you, then those you allow to remain will become like thorns in your eyes and stings in your sides - they will harass you in the land where you are living. 56 And in this event, I will do to you what I intended to do to them."
What strong statements! Here we can see that Israel is suffering BECAUSE they allowed the Arabs and other settlers to remain in THEIR Land back in 1948 when Israel was returned to them! The Jews are being harassed and killed still today because they didn't obey YHWH to force ALL foreigners out of Israel....
Numbers 34: 1 ADONAI told Moshe 2 to give this order to the people of Isra'el: "When you enter the land of Kena'an, it will become your land to pass on as an inheritance, the land of Kena'an as defined by these borders. 3 "Your southern portion will extend from the Tzin Desert close to the border of Edom. The eastern terminus of your southern border is at the end of the Dead Sea. 4 From there your border turns, goes south of the 'Akrabbim Ascent and passes on to Tzin. From there it goes south of Kadesh-Barnea, on to Hatzar-Adar, and on to 'Atzmon. 5 Then the border turns and goes from 'Atzmon to the Vadi of Egypt and along it to the Sea. 6 "Your western border will be the Great Sea. 7 "Your northern border will be as follows: from the Great Sea mark a line to Mount Hor, 8 and from Mount Hor mark a line to the entrance of Hamat. The border goes out to Tz'dad. 9 Then the border goes to Zifron and finally to Hatzar-'Einan; this is your northern border. 10 "For the eastern border mark your line from Hatzar-'Enan to Sh'fam. 11 Then the border goes down from Sh'fam to Rivlah, on the east side of 'Ayin, then down until it hits the slope east of Lake Kinneret. 12 From there it goes down the Yarden River till it flows into the Dead Sea. These will be the borders of your land." 13 Moshe gave this order to the people of Isra'el: "This is the land in which you will receive inheritances by lot, which ADONAI has ordered to give to the nine tribes and the half-tribe. 14 The tribe of the descendants of Re'uven have already received their land for inheritance according to their clans, and so have the descendants of Gad and the half-tribe of M'nasheh. 15 These two-and-a-half tribes have received their inheritance on this side of the Yarden, across from Yericho and eastward, toward the sunrise."
It couldn't be any more clear....
The thing is, back in 1948 when "the world" returned Israel to the Jews, there were plenty of Arab squatters on the Land. Instead of kicking them out, the Jews allowed them to stay and to integrate. But, rather than to integrate, the squatters have been fighting for it, ever since.
Muslims - who have NO religious stake in Israel since nothing in their Koran suggests Israel means anything to them - don't just want a "two-state" solution; they want the Jews DEAD and GONE completely! Why can't our illustrious leaders figure that one out? How many more 9/11's and hostage situations at the hands of Muslims must we endure before anyone can see that Islam isn't the "religion of peace" that it claims to be? How many more innocent people like American journalist Daniel Pearl and others have to be beheaded before our leaders decide to wake up and begin to realize that Islam is the BEAST mentioned in the Book of Revelation?
The world has a short-term memory. And America is in for some terrible times for its part in dividing God's Land! Most Americans don't even realize that terrible disasters have always coincided with our meddlings in Israel. For instance, Hurricane Katrina in September 2005 turned out to be one of the worst disasters in U.S. history - And it followed on the heels of President Bush's approval of and involvement in the "Gaza Disengagement"!
A "freak" January tornado hit on the day Bush left for Israel to lay the framework for the establishment of a Palestinian State and the division of Jerusalem for its capital. The place hit: 'Jerusalem', Arkansas. One church was totally destroyed in the tornado's path: "Mt. Zion" Community Church...
Coincidences? Check the archives for many more examples!
The bottom line to ALL our problems is that most people do NOT know their Bibles. This includes President Obama and all his cronies - and all the Presidents dating back at least fifty years, including the much-beloved John Kennedy whose extra-marital affairs weren't exactly kept a secret...and our supposedly "Christian nation" turned a blind eye, even back then.
Although the below scripture doesn't mean a thing to President Obama who believes the "Old Testament" to be null and void, this scripture speaks directly to him! God's words still stand, and that's a fact! We pray the President reads this and comes to the realization that, while he may be finding favor with "man" regarding his stance on Israel, he does NOT find favor with YHWH:
Do not always ask what God can do for you, but what YOU can do for God!
Deuteronomy 29: 10 "Today you are standing, all of you, before ADONAI your God - your heads, your tribes, your leaders and your officers - all the men of Isra'el, (as a supposed believer in Yeshua, President Obama is part of Israel!) 11 along with your little ones, your wives and your foreigners here with you in your camp, from the one who chops your wood to the one who draws your water. 12 The purpose is that you should enter into the covenant of ADONAI your God and into his oath which ADONAI your God is making with you today, 13 so that he can establish you today for himself as a people, and so that for you he will be God -as he said to you and as he swore to your ancestors, to Avraham, Yitz'chak and Ya'akov. (Do Christians fall into this category or don't they?)
14 "But I am not making this covenant and this oath only with you. 15 Rather, I am making it both with him who is standing here with us today before ADONAI our God and also with him who is not here with us today. 16 For you know how we lived in the land of Egypt and how we came directly through the nations you passed through; 17 and you saw their detestable things and their idols of wood, stone, silver and gold that they had with them.(This is talking directly to the religiosity of today, as well - anything that is off the mark and not in keeping with YHWH's commandments.)
18 So let there not be among you a man, woman, family or tribe whose heart turns away today from ADONAI our God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Let there not be among you a root bearing such bitter poison and wormwood. 19 If there is such a person, when he hears the words of this curse, he will bless himself secretly, saying to himself, 'I will be all right, even though I will stubbornly keep doing whatever I feel like doing; so that I, although "dry," [sinful,] will be added to the "watered" [righteous].' (This includes the world's leaders of today, especially those who call themselves "Christian" and then twist, or outright ignore the Scriptures to suit their needs.)
20 But ADONAI will not forgive him. Rather, the anger and jealousy of ADONAI will blaze up against that person. Every curse written in this book will be upon him. ADONAI will blot out his name from under heaven. 21 ADONAI will single him out from all the tribes of Isra'el to experience what is bad in all the curses of the covenant written in this book of the Torah.
22 "When the next generation, your children who will grow up after you, and the foreigner who arrives from a distant land, see the plagues of that land and the diseases with which ADONAI has made it sick, 23 and that the whole land has become burning sulfur and salt, that it isn't being sown or bearing crops or even producing grass - like the overthrow of S'dom, 'Amora, Admah and Tzvoyim, which ADONAI overthrew in his furious anger - 24 then all the nations will ask, 'Why did ADONAI do this to this land? What is the meaning of such frenzied, furious anger?' (America is headed in this direction....)
25 People will answer, 'It's because they abandoned the covenant of ADONAI, the God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them out of the land of Egypt. 26 They went and served other gods, prostrating themselves before them, gods they had not known and which he had not assigned them.
27 For this reason, the anger of ADONAI blazed up against this land and brought upon it every curse written in this book; 28 and ADONAI, in anger, fury and incensed with indignation, uprooted them from their land and threw them out into another land - as it is today.' 29 "Things which are hidden belong to ADONAI our God. But the things that have been revealed belong to us and our children forever, so that we can observe all the words of this Torah.
President Obama also made the following comments about Islam in his Cairo speech:
I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
I do so recognizing that change cannot happen overnight. No single speech can eradicate years of mistrust, nor can I answer in the time that I have all the complex questions that brought us to this point. But I am convinced that in order to move forward, we must say openly the things we hold in our hearts, and that too often are said only behind closed doors. There must be a sustained effort to listen to each other; to learn from each other; to respect one another; and to seek common ground. As the Holy Koran tells us, "Be conscious of God and speak always the truth." That is what I will try to do – to speak the truth as best I can, humbled by the task before us, and firm in my belief that the interests we share as human beings are far more powerful than the forces that drive us apart. (The Netzari response: With all due respect to the office of President, how can a supposedly "Christian" person refer to the "holy Koran" - a man-made entity that was spawned from the mind of a known thief and murderer who took at least one little girl as his "wife"?...An illiterate man who "borrowed" scriptures from the Torah and then twisted them to suit his own agenda a full 600 years after the death of Messiah Yeshua! Why didn't the President quote the BIBLE? Why didn't he mention the many Koran "scriptures" that commands Muslims to kill the infidels (see, for instance Qur'an Surah 9:5 and 2:190-192)? Does the President not remember who perpetrated 9/11?)
Part of this conviction is rooted in my own experience. I am a Christian, but my father came from a Kenyan family that includes generations of Muslims. As a boy, I spent several years in Indonesia and heard the call of the azaan at the break of dawn and the fall of dusk. As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith. (The Netzari response: Did President Obama make these statements while he was running for President of the US? And since he proclaims to be Christian, then how could he possibly be FOR abortion and homosexuality?)
As a student of history, I also know civilization's debt to Islam. It was Islam – at places like Al-Azhar University – that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe's Renaissance and Enlightenment. It was innovation in Muslim communities that developed the order of algebra; our magnetic compass and tools of navigation; our mastery of pens and printing; our understanding of how disease spreads and how it can be healed. Islamic culture has given us majestic arches and soaring spires; timeless poetry and cherished music; elegant calligraphy and places of peaceful contemplation. And throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality. (The Netzari response: Amazing, simply amazing! It's no wonder Muslims around the world were VERY QUIET during the Presidental election! They apparently KNEW something the rest of us didn't. None of them protested that Obama with his Muslim background was running as a CHRISTIAN candidate! Anyone else would have been immediately beheaded, but not Obama....Also amazing is that during this particular trip, the President did not visit Israel. Nor did he mention the many contributions of the JEWS to the world. His 2009 speech spoke volumes....)
Judgment is coming, and it's coming soon. The Bible tells us so. Read the Books of Daniel and Revelation!