Friday, April 30, 2010

Obama to Call World Summit if Mideast Peace Talks Fail

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The push for Mideast peace continues as President Obama has made it very clear that he is determined to use his influence to help establish a Palestinian state.

In the article posted below it is being reported that President Obama will give the Israelis and the Palestinians a few more months to come to an agreement between themselves and if they don't the quartet will get involved through a world Mideast peace summit.

The implications are clear, Israel has to agree now to two states living side by side through direct talks with the Palestinians or, they will be forced by the international community towards that end later. The problem with this approach is the Palestinian President Abbas knows this. How can Israel negotiate with a partner that already knows they are going to get everything that they demand one way or the other?

This problem for Israel couldn't be more obvious. Especially when everyone involved already knows the end game. Here is a very revealing statement made by Abbas, he said "We want our state to be declared under an international agreement, if this could not happen, the Arabs will go to the UN Security Council to get recognition of Palestinian statehood."

Just a quick reminder to everyone who has maybe not followed this that closely, this idea of a UN Security Council resolution declaring Palestinian statehood was first floated by Javier Solana back in the Summer of 2009. Every since then, President Obama has appeared to be working towards this end. So from my perspective this seems to be a coordinated attempt by the powers that be to force this agreement upon Israel, and the Palestinians know it.

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Israeli officials: Obama to call world summit if Mideast peace talks fail

U.S. President Barack Obama has told several European leaders that if Israeli-Palestinian talks remain stalemated into September or October, he will convene an international summit on achieving Mideast peace, senior Israeli officials told Haaretz on Thursday.

The officials said the conference would be run by the Quartet of Middle East peacemakers - the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia - in a bid to forge a united global front for creating a Palestinian state. The summit, they said, would address such core issues as borders, security arrangements, Palestinian refugees and the status of Jerusalem.

Obama is determined to exert his influence to establish a Palestinian state, the officials said, and several European leaders have vowed that the EU would support any peace plan proposed by Washington. Therefore, though so-called proximity talks are set to start in the coming weeks, Obama is already readying for the possibility that the indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks might reach a dead end.

...Abbas, for his part, will visit China on Friday, and in advance of this visit, he told the state-run news agency Xinhua that the Obama administration had promised him it would work to prevent any provocative Israeli moves during the negotiations.

"We want our state to be declared under an international agreement," Abbas told the agency while visiting the Jordanian capital of Amman Thursday. "If this could not happen, the Arabs will go to the UN Security Council to get recognition of Palestinian statehood."

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Deceitful Spirits

Well, last week’s news of Jennifer Knapp coming out as a homosexual really struck my heart with grief; deep to the core.

As I prayed and pondered my way through why I was so bothered by the news I was reminded of a basic principal of faith and a scripture that I find intriguing.

The principal the Holy Spirit reminded me of is that we need to be careful about putting faith in human beings as we are all born with a selfish nature. Somehow we place musicians, actors, politicians, sports figures and usually the very rich on a pedestal where we look up to them. The problem is that they all are human and do fail. Jennifer Knapp can be included in a long list of other more secular celebrities that have had personal or moral failings.

Back to scripture;

1 Timothy 4
1But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
2by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,
3men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.
4For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;
5for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.
It has always intrigued me that at some point men will be forbidding marriage. I can’t seem to envision how that will play itself out but these issues we see regarding homosexual relationships sure could be a factor in that movement which is clearly connected to the apostasy.

Unfortunately, I just continue to see more evidence of the deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons influencing our world.

Keep looking up my friends, our Savior is the only one who deserves our admiration.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to You, Israel 62

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Today marked the beginning of celebrations for Israel's 62ND birthday and the message from Prime Minister Netanyahu was clear. In a speech marking the event, Netanyahu stated that no matter how much pressure President Obama or any other world leader puts on the State of Israel to submit to the worlds demands to a two state solution, the city of Jerusalem is not up for grabs.

This of course is counter to what the surrounding Arab nations and the rest of the world leaders are requiring to establish a Palestinian state. They want Jerusalem and the Temple Mount and will not let up until they achieve this goal. This problem will not be negotiated away, no matter what many leaders are saying, and lately many are openly suggesting that this impasse will lead to war, sooner rather than later.

As I sit by and watch the news, and get increasingly frustrated with what I am reading and at the same time watch as the ENP theory that this website and many others have been reporting on seems to not be progressing as I thought it might, I have to ask myself what is going on? I am having a hard time making sense of it all. The world is clearly showing signs of our Saviors return, with many large earthquakes, volcanoes, economic turmoil, progress towards a resumption of animal sacrifices in Israel, the world gathering against Israel and so many other signs and yet prophetically we seem to be standing still.

Even with all of these signs it is obvious that I don't know for sure how or when it is all going to play out, nor do any of us. So what do we do? I have asked this question of myself now for the last couple of weeks and the answer that I believe the Lord has lead me to is that we are to get our personal house in order, tell others about Him, watch for His return and occupy until He comes.

This is all we can do.

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Happy Birthday to You, Israel 62

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu kicked off Israel’s 62nd birthday as a modern state with a clear message to the world that the united city of Jerusalem is not up for grabs. The same theme was pounded home by Knesset Speaker and veteran leader Reuven Rivlin.

The holiday began with traditional torch lighting ceremonies, the most prominent being at Har Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem. Those who were given the honor to light the torches included 91-year-old Sarah Shpechner, 91, who was a Palmach parachutist in Europe during the Nazi occupation.

Former IDF colonel Tzvi Levanon, now age 79 and director of the HaGanah Veterans Association, 84-year-old Avraham Greenzeid, who fought the Nazis as an officer in the Soviet Red army, and Ethiopian immigrant and IDF officer Major Doctor Avraham Yitzchak, also were among the torch lighters.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released statement that referred to the capital, stating that “We are here because this is our land. We've returned to our land, to our city - Jerusalem - because this is our land; this is our city.”

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