“…Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham,

the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever,

Exodus 3:15

 

THE LAWKEEPERS’ MONTHLY JOURNAL

(ABRIDGED BUT STILL EXALTS THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL!)

 

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AUGUST 27TH

to

<> SEPTEMBER 2014 <>

<>New Moon Watch:   AUGUST 25,26,27, 2014<>

 

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<>The SIXTH MONTH of the Hebrew Calendar<>

(Please know that we do not determine each New Hebrew Year with the sighting of barley, hence, the reason our Calendar Months are different than others.  We use the Lighted “Sign” in the Heavens, as Commanded in Genesis.)

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May Our Most Merciful GOD

of

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel

Continue to open the eyes of the "Dry Bones"

In preparation for our RETURN to our heritage

To serve and worship HIM in ways, whereby,

HE will finally be pleased with HIS Covenant People!

(Ezekiel 37th Chapter)

 

Lights from Jerusalem with a message for the world!

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"O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,

and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come." 

 

 

OUR GOD BLESS US

AND REMEMBER HIS COVENANT WITH

ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB!

 

“I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt,

to be your God:

I am the LORD your God.”

Numbers 15:41

 

Can a woman forget her sucking child,

that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb?

yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.

Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands;

 

“…thy walls are continually before me. Thy children shall make haste;

thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.

Isaiah 49:15 – 17

 

Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles,

and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms,

and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.

Isaiah 49:22

 

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<>ALL MONTHLY EDITIONS ARE A TRIBUTE<> 

TO 

<>THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL<>

<>TAKING BACK HIS UNIVERSE<> 

AND

<>MANIFESTING THE SECOND GREAT EXODUS<>

OF 

<>THE SEED OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL<> 

FOR

<><><><>HIS HOLY NAME’S SAKE<><><><>

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LORD GOD of ISRAEL,

"I will declare thy name unto my brethren:

in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob,

glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel."

Psalm 22:22,23

 

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“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say,

The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;

But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led

the seed of the house of Israel

out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them;

and they shall dwell in their own land.”

Jeremiah 23:7,8

 

<> And God said moreover unto Moses, <>

Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,

the LORD God of your fathers,

<>the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,<>

hath sent me unto you:

<>this is my name for ever,<>

<>and this is my memorial unto all generations. <>

Exodus 3:15

 

“Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD;

I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake,

which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.

And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen,

which ye have profaned in the midst of them;

and the heathen shall know

that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD,

when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.”

Ezekiel 36:22,23

 

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“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 from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush,

and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from

the islands of the sea.  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.”

Isaiah 11:11,12

 

“They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat:

for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect

shall long enjoy the work of their hands.  They shall not labour in vain,

nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord,

and their offspring with them.  And it shall come to pass, that before they call,

I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”

Isaiah 65:22 - 24

 

“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said,

The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;

But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north,

and from all the lands whither he had driven them:

and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.”

Jeremiah 16:14,15

 

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THE LAWKEEPERS JOURNAL WAS ESTABLISHED

 

FOR THE RECOGNITION, EXALTATION, AND PRAISE

 

OF THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB

 

AND HIS EVERLASTING BOOK OF THE LAW;

 

PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT MESSIANICS!

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“Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,

and thy law is the truth. Thou art near, O LORD;

and all thy commandments are truth  Concerning thy testimonies,

I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

Thy word is true from the beginning:

and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.”

Psalm 119:142,151,152,160

 

“Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger,

as for one of your own country:

for I am the LORD your God.”

Leviticus 24:22

(Leviticus 25:35 and Ezekiel 47:22)

 

“For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them,

as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments

so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?”

Deuteronomy 4:7,8

 

“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,

and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.”

Jeremiah 17:5

 

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“The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake;

he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.”

Isaiah 42:21

 

“Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments,

which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might

do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:

That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God,

to keep all his statutes and his commandments,

which I command thee, thou, and thy sons and thy son’s son,

all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

Hear therefore, Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee,

and that ye may increase mightily,

as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee,

in the land that floweth with milk and honey.”

Deuteronomy 6:1 – 3

 

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“O Earth, Earth, Earth,

HEAR the WORD of the LORD.”

Jeremiah 22:29

 

COME<>OFTEN<>TO<>LEARN<>ABOUT

THE<>TRUE<>AND<>LIVING<>GOD! 

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EXALTATIONS FOR THE MOST HIGH GOD THAT CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH:

 

“Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.

 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord;

in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness:

neither shall evil dwell with thee.

The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing:

the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy:

and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies;

make thy way straight before my face.”

Psalm 5:1 - 8

 

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"O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,

and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come."

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE LAWKEEPERS, CO.: 

ALL PRAISES BE TO THE MOST HIGH YIHOVAH,

ELOHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB

PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME

FOR HE IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!

 

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:

Deuteronomy 6:4

           

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The following article authored by Brother William Reed provides a view into the Israeli occupation of the “Promised Land” based on the false idea that European Jews are ethnically decedent of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel:  

Judea for Jews?

By William Reed

 

The longer any colonial occupation endures, the greater the settlers’ racism and extremism tends to increase. Note what’s happening in the land of Israel and Gaza and how it smacks of White supremacy. The claims of today’s Jews, most of who come from the West, as being “God’s Chosen People” are among the first issues we need to question.

 

Despite America’s so-called, “even-handedness in the Middle East,” some Blacks are beginning to see events unfold through the eyes of the poor Palestinians and are appalled. Black people of conscience should be aware of the United States’ role in Middle East war crimes. The U.S. seeks the status quo and funds the Israeli military apparatus and stonewalls world diplomatic bodies while religious and racist factions kill Palestinians and take their land with impunity.

 

The arrogant actions of Israel only occur when a country feels that it’s justified in doing whatever it wants to do regardless of the impact. Citizen boycotts that isolated South Africa during apartheid is an effective way to raise the price of Israel’s actions. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has called on corporations profiting from Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories to pull out. Tutu said that 1.5 million people have joined the initiative and: "Those who continue to do business with Israel fund perpetuation of a profoundly unjust status quo.” There have been several public divestures in recent months. The Dutch pension fund, PGGM, withdrew tens of millions of Euros from Israeli banks, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation divested from security firm G4S, and the U.S. Presbyterian Church divested an estimated $21 million from Hewlett Packard, Motorola Solutions, and Caterpillar. Seventeen European Union governments urged their citizens to avoid doing business in or investing in illegal Israeli settlements.

 

Western media and politicians have demonized Palestinian entities in the minds of Black Americans.  But, more Blacks are empathizing with Palestinians in what has transpired in Gaza. It’s not a war between two equal sides. It’s an onslaught by a powerful military state, against an impoverished, besieged and displaced people. Without justice for the plight of the Palestinians there will never be peace – without international pressure, Israel will never compromise and reach a just settlement.

 

A look at Gaza depicts it as a strip sandwiched between Israel and Egypt that’s been under Israeli siege for years. Fishermen are shot when they go out to sea. Trade is blocked. Travel is nearly impossible. Water is contaminated. Hospital supplies are lacking. The economy is kept in a state of controlled collapse, just short of cataclysmic implosion. Israel rations everything that enters Gaza. Israel occupied Gaza in the 1967 War and pulled troops and settlers out in 2005. Israel controls all of Gaza's borders, waterways and airspace, while Egypt controls Gaza's southern border.

 

There is an extremist, racist ideological current in Israel that not only justifies onslaughts on Gaza, but actually encourages use of enormous and disproportionate violence. Clear thinking Blacks should move beyond the norm to boycott and divest to end Israel’s stranglehold of Gaza and the West Bank.

 

Racially and religiously-biased members of American government, Congress and media support the siege of Gaza, the building of settlements and periodic massacres. Good people of conscience and color must demand that Washington observe our own laws and discontinue military aid to Israel. Education and political pressure is needed to reorient U.S. policy toward peace and justice in this region. 

 

Black Americans need to ask: "Is this how we want our ($3.2 billion) of annual tax dollars spent? Then we should ask our congressional representatives to cut off this financial backing. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) describes itself as “the conscience of the U.S. Congress,” but CBC members support Israeli actions without question. With the world condemning the massacre that occurred in Gaza not a single CBC member bothered to lift their voice against Israel's genocidal assault or its ongoing apartheid state in general. - William Reed is publisher of “Who’s Who in Black Corporate America” and available for projects via the BaileyGroup.org

 

The European Jews now realize that the general population is hip to their sham claim to Hebrew heritage.  They are not the House of Yisrael.  

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LEAD, FOLLOW, or GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!

Let’s stop trying to be accepted by other nations

and return to our own homeland

and be about the business of rebuilding YIHOVAH’s temple

so that we can have HIM in our midst

and be the blessed nation that we are supposed to be.

***

 

May ELOHIM have mercy upon the whole House of YISRAEL and deliver all of us into HIS Land.

 

For the kingdom [is] the LORD'S: and he [is] the governor among the nations.

Psalms 22:28

 

Love GOD, Yisrael !!!!

ALL PRAISES BE TO THE MOST HIGH YIHOVAH,

ELOHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB

PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME

FOR HE IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!

 

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:

Deuteronomy 6:4

 

HalleluYah!!  HalleluYah!!  HalleluYah!!

Rosh Chodesh Shalom to All!

Yehudah ben Yacob,

President

The LawKeepers, Co.

 

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"O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches,

and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come."

 

*****



THE TORAH READINGS FOR THE NEW MOON,

AND GOD’s SEVENTH DAY SABBATHS

DURING THE MONTH OF

 

AUGUST 27TH

to

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

(Corresponding with the SIXTH MONTH of our Hebrew Calendar)

ARE AS FOLLOWS:

(If some of the Sabbath Readings are too lengthy for one day, then pace yourself,

and consider reading the TORAH Readings on the Sabbath

and the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures listed throughout the week.

GOD’s LAW is our LIFE, and the added information is our Biblical History,

ALL of which we should know for our wisdom and our understanding!)


 


NEW MOON CRESCENT WATCH

FOR FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: 

August 25,26,27, 2014

“Yea, I will rejoice over them to

do them good, and I will plant them

in this land assuredly with my whole

heart and with my whole soul.”

Jeremiah 32:41

 

Genesis 1:14 - 19

Exodus 10:1 - 3

Numbers 10:10

Numbers 28:11 – 15

I Samuel 20:18,24;24 - 29

Psalm 81:1 – 10

Isaiah 66:23

Ezekiel 45:17

Ezekiel 46:3

Exodus 10:1 – 3

Amos 8:5

Numbers Chapters 29 - 31

Isaiah 25th Chapter

Ezekiel 45th Chapter

Psalm 50th Chapter

Isaiah 19th Chapter

Jeremiah 44th Chapter

Nahum 1st Chapter

Psalm 22nd Chapter

“…they shall serve the LORD their

God, and David their king, whom

I will raise up unto them. Therefore

fear thou not, O my servant Jacob,

saith the LORD; neither be dismayed,

O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from

afar, and thy seed from the land of

their captivity; and Jacob shall return,

and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and

none shall make him afraid.”

Jeremiah 30:9,10

 

SHABBOT READINGS – 8/30/14

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 20

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 – 15

Exodus 6:2 - 8

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers Chapters 32 - 34

I Kings 9:1 – 9

I Kings 9:25

II Kings 10th Chapter

II Kings 17:36 - 39

Jeremiah 13th Chapter

Zechariah 13th Chapter

Isaiah 45th Chapter

Joshua 1:7 - 9

Psalm 89th Chapter

Psalm 9th Chapter

 

SHABBOT READINGS - 9/6/14

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 20

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers Chapter 35

Joshua 13th Chapter

Joshua 20th Chapter

Joshua 23rd Chapter

Exodus 16:4

Hosea 4th Chapter

Psalm 135th Chapter

 

SHABBOT READINGS 9/13/14

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 20

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 – 14

Numbers Chapter 36

And Deuteronomy 1st Chapter

Judges 2nd Chapter

Isaiah 11:1 - 5

Isaiah 58:1

Isaiah 61:8

Hosea 5th Chapter

Hosea 7th Chapter

Psalm 22nd Chapter

I Kings 8th Chapter

Ezekiel 34th Chapter

Ezekiel 44:24

Amos 5:14,15

Psalm 33rd Chapter

Psalm 46th Chapter

 

SHABBOT READINGS – 9/20/14

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 20

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 – 14

Deuteronomy Chapters 2 - 4

I Chronicles 1st Chapter

Jeremiah 49:1 - 22

Obadiah

Ezekiel 36:5

Malachi 1st Chapter

Joshua 2nd Chapter

Ezekiel 20: 5 - 40

Hosea 8th Chapter

II Kings 17th Chapter

II Kings 18:1 – 6

II Chronicles 7:1 - 3

Numbers 21:9

Isaiah 55th Chapter

Jeremiah 23rd Chapter

Jeremiah 30:18 - 24

Psalm 34th Chapter

Psalm 148th Chapter

 

SABBATH READING – 9/27/14

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 20

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 – 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Deuteronomy Chapters 5 - 7

Exodus 24:12

Joshua 23rd Chapter

Ezra 9th Chapter

Isaiah 2nd Chapter

Isaiah 48th Chapter

Jeremiah 2nd Chapter

Amos 3:1 - 7

Joel 2:21 - 32

Isaiah 59th Chapter

Psalm 119:1 – 24

 

Please note:

At this point, the Chapter order for some

Readings have been switched in order to

accommodate specific “Readings” for

GOD’s Holy Feast Days.

 


 

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Watch for the NEXT NEW MOON CRESCENT "SIGHTING"

marking our

 

NEXT NEW MONTH:

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EDITORIAL:

 

SEEK YE THE LORD…

YE MAY BE HID

 

I will punish the world for their evil,

and the wicked for their iniquity;

and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease,

and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

Isaiah 13:11

 

… I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee,

Fear not; I will help thee.  Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel;

I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 41:13,14

 

Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth,

which have wrought his judgment;

seek righteousness, seek meekness:

it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger.

Zephaniah 2:3

 

“…my people is foolish, they have not known me;

they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil,

but to do good they have no knowledge.

Jeremiah 4:22

 

August 12, 2014

 

The Earth has become a place of brazen wickedness, deception, and turmoil, and there is no peace for anyone.  No one can live on an island even and feel safe from the threats of war and conflict.  These are days of troubled times no matter where one lives.  And only by seeking the CREATOR GOD can we be hid from the threat of sickness, mayhem, death, and murder.  Actually, we should seek the LORD at all times whether we want to be hid from this Hell on Earth or not.  After all, HE is Our MAKER.

 

Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker,

Ask me of things to come concerning my sons,

and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

I have made the earth, and created man upon it:

I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens,

and all their host have I commanded.”

Isaiah 45:11,12

 

“…the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying,

Let us go speedily to pray before the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts:

I will go also.  

Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord.  

Thus saith the Lord of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass,

that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations,

even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying,

We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.”

Zechariah 8:21 - 23

 

In view of all this, GOD will not provide us with HIS protection if we have not returned to HIM and to HIS Ways of Righteousness.  The worship of this man-god, JC, has made its run, and some people are realizing that something is wrong with this religion that was established thousands of years after GOD Created the Heavens and the Earth.  Many people are realizing that those who believe in JC are not spared from the perils that persecute them.  They are seeing that this globe is worse since his so-called “Coming”.  And in my humble opinion those who believe that their lives are better off because of this man-god, they only delude themselves.

 

For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?   Psalm 89:6

 

“…my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.   Jeremiah 4:22

 

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.   Exodus 20:3

 

And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.   Exodus 23:13

 

Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.   Hosea 13:4

 

In this Hell on Earth, we are subject to suffer and die from stress, cancer, heart disease, all manner of maladies, tragedies, storms, floods, fire, murder (every day), hunger, injustice, and poverty, and the list goes on.  Cite just one thing that this man-god, JC, has accomplished to make life better for those who worship him.  Prove that this man-god has suffered so that others would not have to.  The White Man taught the Slaves to believe in JC, and did they ever and with all their heart and soul.  But in that JC is the figment of wicked men’s imaginations, he would have no power to save anyone.    Hence, this is just another reason Christians compare him to GOD and an unfounded “Trinity” that the CREATOR, by the way, only found out about in 381 B.C.E.  The Truth of the matter is that Christianity not only piggybacks GOD with a man, but it also adds an unfounded “Gospel” to HIS WORD and replaces HIS LAW with a “man” called JC (Roman 10:4).  This is unheard of in the Hebrew Scriptures wherein is written the WORD of the CREATOR GOD that HE has preserved for disseminating HIS TRUTH to make those of us who seek HIM the wiser.  And GOD knows we need it given all the indoctrination that surrounds us in these heathen lands.

 

“Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.  Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;”   Jeremiah 7:8,9

 

I guess folks are saying, “There she goes again beating up on JC.”  Yes, I will be doing so until the world boasts with me about the Most High CREATOR GOD of Israel.  At that time, we will be at rest from our troubles and from our enemies and singing the PRAISES of Our Holy ONE for HIS MIGHTY HAND in fulfilling HIS WORD to Abraham to give his SEED the Land of Canaan!  So, I guess I’ll be condemning JC and all false gods until all peoples will worship the GOD of Israel in Truth, in Righteousness, and according to HIS Holy Days. 

 

“And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the Lord.  For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.  And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.”   Isaiah 66:21 - 23

 

And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.”   Zechariah 14:16

 

The CREATOR GOD does not include JC in this mix and nor will I.

 

JC, by all the “New Testament” accounts, is supposed to be a “Saviour”, but no one has been able to prove it – not even JC himself because, as we all know, his believers suffer like Hell.  In the past the GOD of Israel was the ONE that SAVED the Israelites and forgave them at every turn until HE just got fed up with their wickedness and cast them from HIS Land.  Nevertheless, the CREATOR GOD of Israel said HE would cleanse us upon our return to the Land (Eze. 36:25) that HE gave to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Well, we can certainly understand why we will require this Divine Cleansing, right?  Here we  are living among the “heathens”, as GOD said and eating their foods, working for them, learning their evil ways, observing their pagan customs, and obliging their every request, be it honorable or evil - mostly evil - and getting away with it because heathens promote wickedness and injustice.  You bet; Our GOD of Israel will certainly have to cleanse us from all this horrific brainwashing, indoctrination, and immorality.  And man, do we ever need it!

 

Why can’t Christians realize that the CREATOR GOD is the King of GLORY, and that HE communicates with those who love HIM to worship HIM according to HIS Ways?  Given that HE is the CREATOR of all things, why is it so hard to understand that we must worship Our MAKER?

 

JC has no power to save worshippers out of the hands of their oppressors or out of their sufferings and misery.  It’s the Christians who delude themselves into believing they are saved, when in Truth, they are up to their noses in water and swear they are not wet, and know they cannot understand why JC does not end their affliction.  And the White Man’s clergymen just keep telling them to have “faith”, albeit, to no avail, and he knows this.  The JC man-god was his invention, therefore, he knew well that as long as the Slaves and their descendants worship this idol man-god that the True and Living GOD would never hear their prayers to Deliver them out of the Hell the White Man has manifest upon them.  Moreover, the White Man knows that when their captives do turn to the GOD that Created the Heavens and the Earth that their global, heathenish world order would soon come to an end.

 

Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.   Isaiah 45:20

 

“To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?  They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.”   Isaiah 46:5,7

 

But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.   Jeremiah 2:28

 

It is the CREATOR GOD that has shown us in the Hebrew Scriptures (wherein is written HIS WORD) that HE responds favorably to those who turn to HIM and who obey HIS WORD.  The CREATOR enabled these Scriptures to be written and saved for those of us living in these days, so that we might be the wiser to seek HIS TRUTH and not the ways of the corrupt rulers of this world who have conveniently indoctrinated people with their religions and their customs and societies.  Of a truth, people who believe in JC and in other images suffer afflictions and sorrow more than any other peoples on this Earth – be they Black and poor or White and rich.  And that is a fact.  

 

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!  For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.  Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;  Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:   Psalm 107:8 - 11

 

Why walk in darkness if we don’t have to?  It makes sense to hold fast to what the CREATOR GOD has written in stone and not what man has imagined and invented for the peoples of his empire to adopt.  It has always been the CREATOR’s intention for the people HE formed to CALL upon HIM and worship ONLY HIM.  After all, HE IS OUR MAKER!  

 

Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; the Lord is his name;   Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.   Jeremiah 33:2,3

 

Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.  He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;  A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.  He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.  And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;  And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.  He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

 

Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.  The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.”  Psalm 107:32 – 38,41,42

 

If the CREATOR GOD wants to be EXALTED in the Congregation and PRAISED in the assembly of the Elders, then this is what we must do rather than give the GLORY due HIM to a man-god who is not proved to exist and that has done nothing - absolutely nothing - for us or for the betterment of this world.  It is incumbent upon us to come to an understanding that will give us favor with Our MAKER in order that HE will help us when we call upon HIM.  Learn why the CREATOR even permitted this JC, man-god, to exist.

 

“…the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.  When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of anything, and shall do evil in the sight of the Lord thy God, to provoke him to anger:  I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.  And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead you.  And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.   Deuteronomy 4:24 - 28 

 

So, there you have it; because of heathens people are serving and worshipping this false god, JC. 

 

Given the WORD of GOD, it is most difficult to prove the existence of JC and any truth in this so called “Trinity” (See article on FYI) that sustain stumbling blocks before all who follow after this pagan worship.  

 

JC and the Christian religion are not the WORKS of the CREATOR GOD but rather of men’s hands:  Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Paul’s letters.  And that which is so telling is that the timing or dating of their writings are what adds to the lack of credibility for Christianity.  The facts remain that the GOD of Israel scattered HIS People from the Land of Israel because of their worship of false gods and because of rejection of HIS Book of the Law.  Since the Children of Israel had a propensity to worship false gods, the Holy ONE of Israel gave them their hearts’ desires.

 

And it shall come to pass, that as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.  And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.   Deuteronomy 28:6,64 

 

Thus, today, the Children of Israel live in GROSS DARKNESS worshipping the gods of pagans, especially this White, blue-eyed man-god known the world over as JC.  THINK!  If the CREATOR GOD scattered the Children of Israel into the “Four Corners of the Earth” to serve their enemies and left HIS Holy City Jerusalem because of their worship of other gods, etc., etc., then doesn’t it stand to reason that HE would not and has not endorsed JC and the Christian doctrine?  How many times must the CREATOR GOD tell us that HE is a JEALOUS GOD and that HE wants us to EXALT HIM and show forth HIS PRAISE and HIS WORKS?  Are not the Psalms replete with GLORY to the Most High GOD of Hosts? 

 

O Lord God, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?   Deuteronomy 3:24

 

“Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.  Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.  Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.  Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.  Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;  O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.  He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.”   I Chronicles 16:8 - 14

 

Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.   Psalm 40:5

 

“I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.  And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.  They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.”   Psalm 145:5 – 7

 

O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.  Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.  Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.  Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.  Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;  O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.  He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth.”   Psalm 105:1 - 7

 

IT IS THE CREATOR GOD THAT HAS GIVEN US HIS KEY TO WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, AND UNDERSTANDING.  IT IS THIS KEY THAT PROVIDES GOD’s PROTECTION, HIS SALVATION, AND HIS GUIDANCE BACK TO OUR HERITAGE. 

 

“And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead you.  And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.  But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.  When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;  (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.”   Deuteronomy 4:27 – 31

 

Know of a certainty that had the CREATOR GOD revoked HIS Righteous LAW as the “New Testament” teaches (Roman 10:4), HE would not be making it HIS “New Covenant”.

 

“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.  And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”   Jeremiah 31:31 - 34

 

In that the CREATOR GOD does not lie, and that HE is a JUST and RIGHTEOUS GOD and SAVIOR, HE will SAVE the Remnant of HIS People Israel and will RETURN us to HIS Holy Land of Milk and Honey.  HE will fulfill all HIS Promises for HIS Faithful love of Abraham and for HIS Holy Name’s Sake.  BUT we must FIRST embrace this CREATOR GOD and FEAR HIM to live HIS LAW with our whole heart, soul, and might.  Abraham did, and GOD loved him for it.

 

“…Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.   Genesis 26:5

 

“Thou art the Lord the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;  And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:”   Nehemiah 9:7,8

 

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.   Deuteronomy 6:4 - 7 

 

“…ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

 

Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;   Deuteronomy 11:13,16

 

Christians don’t learn this in church, but they should research Thus Saith the LORD at the Mouth of the CREATOR GOD of Israel for HE Mercifully sent our forefathers HIS Prophets daily to counsel the Children of Israel with the WORD of GOD.  And we should be thankful unto HIM that HE has caused HIS TRUTH to remain in the Hebrew Scriptures all these thousands of years in order that we may learn HIS Righteous Walk of Life.

 

“Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:  And madest known unto them thy holy sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant:  And gavest them bread from heaven for their hunger, and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn to give them.”   Nehemiah 9:13 - 15

 

Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:   Jeremiah 7:25

 

I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.   Jeremiah 35:15

 

“Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.  But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods.”   Jeremiah 44:4,5

 

Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the Lord of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.   Zechariah 8:9

 

Where in the “New Testament” is it written that the CREATOR sent HIS Prophets to JC or to the writers of the “New Testament” for counseling?  It is not there, and the reason is that GOD had ceased to send HIS Prophets when HE scattered the Israelites from HIS Land.  Hence, the writers of the “New Testament” had to claim that they were “inspired” to design their “Gospel” about a man-god to give credence to their new religion.

 

“The Lord hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together.   Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the Lord.”   Lamentations 2:8,9

 

The Church has changed GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day from the Seventh Day to the First Day of the week.  Why and for what reason?  How deceptive is that?  Where is it written in the WORDS of the CREATOR that HE changed HIS Anniversary of the Holy Seventh Day?  But again, Christians do not question such contradictions to GOD’s WORD on the Sabbath Day that HE, HIMSELF, Hallowed.  Without question, Christians have got to stop following the script of mere men who invented a Christian doctrine that by no means mirrors the Ways of GOD or HIS WORD to HIS Prophets.

 

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:  But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”   Exodus 20:8 - 11

 

Shouldn’t we seek to know GOD’s Righteousness and seek to understand it, so that we live it to please Our GOD?  Is this not what HE has required of us?

 

“And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,  To keep the commandments of the Lord, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?”   Deuteronomy 10:12,13

 

GOD was emphatic about Israelites and the Strangers joined unto them living according to HIS Book of the Law, i.e., the Book HE gave to HIS Prophet Moses to teach to the Children of Israel.  And when they would not listen, GOD did not listen, either.  So, what makes Christians believe that GOD is listening to them when they neither worship HIM nor adhere to HIS LAW.

 

THINK!  If GOD is the CREATOR of Heaven and Earth, mankind and all things in this Universe, including “Righteousness”, which is HIS Book of the Law for a Path to follow, how in the world can a so-called “Son” merit more praise, honor, and glory than the ONE GOD that brought all these WONDROUS WORKS to fruition???  Let’s give credit where it is due!

 

“When all Israel is come to appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.  Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:  And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.”   Deuteronomy 31:11 – 13

 

“…Stand up and bless the Lord your God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.  Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.”   Nehemiah 9:5,6 

 

Let us stand up and Bless the CREATOR GOD and pray that HE opens our eyes with HIS Counsel just as HE did for our forefathers.  For sure, as we strive to return to HIM in Truth, we will need HIS guidance and HIS protection so that we will be shielded by HIS Mercy during these tribulations and death that surrounds us at every turn.

 

“For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

 

I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.”   Isaiah 43:3,11

 

If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord, return unto me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove.  And thou shalt swear, The Lord liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.”   Jeremiah 4:1,2

 

Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people.  Psalm 3:8

 

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.  Psalm 4:8

 

“…the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.  And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.  Psalm 37:39,40

 

let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.   Psalm 5:12

 

“For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.  Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.”   Psalm 33:21,22

 

WAKE UP; WAKE UP AND REALIZE THE GOD’s TRUTH!

 

Surely, we can understand that the CREATOR GOD that formed this Heaven and Earth will not permit all HIS Creation to continue to deteriorate, as it is doing.  And given the state of world affairs, as dire as they are, we can surely see that we have reached the final milestone of wickedness before the CREATOR takes back HIS Earth cleanses it of the wicked and replenishes it with HIS WORKS of Perfection and Goodness for the peoples who will worship HIM and live according to HIS Righteous Laws, Statutes, and Judgments, i.e., HIS WORLD ORDER that will give HIM ALL THE GLORY. 

 

THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AND ALL PEOPLE WHO SEEK HIS MERCIFUL KINDNESS MUST CLEAVE TO THE GOD OF ISRAEL!

 

“But ye that did cleave unto the Lord your God are alive every one of you this day.  Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.  Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.”   Deuteronomy 4:4 – 6

 

“Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.  He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.”   Deuteronomy 10:20,21

 

For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;   Deuteronomy 11:22

 

Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.   Deuteronomy 13:4

 

But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.   Joshua 22:5

 

“But cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day.  For the Lord hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.”   Joshua 23:8,9

 

Nowhere can anyone find even a hint or the vaguest implication suggesting any worship of JC in these passages.  Therefore, it would seem so appropriate and worthwhile to just follow GOD’s WORD and to do HIS WILL.  We only need have it in our hearts to turn to Our MAKER and give up this man-god who made his debut by way of pen and on paper with Roman influence.  If the Church reiterated GOD’s WORD, clergymen would have to own up to the fact that GOD is the SAVIOR, and that there is none else.

 

Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.   Isaiah 44:8

 

Now, that’s BIG, but yet Christians are so brainwashed and eager to follow the ways of the White Man that the last thing they want to do is dispute his Christian religion and go against his blue-eyed so-called “Saviour”. 

 

WHAT IS GOD’s RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND WHAT ARE THE REWARDS OF LIVING IN GOD’s WAYS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS?

 

The CREATOR established “Righteousness” at the time of CREATION IN THE BEGINNING.  If there was punishment for “wickedness”, then for sure, the CREATOR’s RIGHTEOUSNESS was the forerunner.  Wickedness cannot be determined sinfulness if there is no Righteousness!  Think about it.

 

“The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.  The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.”   Psalm 37:30,31

 

I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.   Psalm 37:25

 

Another thing not taught in Church entails the true meaning of “Righteousness”.  GOD defines “Righteousness” as being acts that are borne out of keeping HIS LAW.

 

And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.   Deuteronomy 6:25

 

“The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.  For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.”   II Samuel 22:21,22

 

“And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?  Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;”   Deuteronomy 4:8,9

 

Please know that we have a TRUE and JUST GOD.  HE Created the Earth and gave it to mankind and only Commanded that we live in HIS Ways of Righteousness in order that we avoid wickedness.  HE even communicated with us via HIS Servants the Prophets and Judges for continuous encouragement in HIS Walk of Life.  Then HE chose a king for our forefathers and Commanded that he live according to HIS Righteous Book of the Law.  We have a loving and Merciful GOD, and though we are in captivity today, “HIS HAND is stretched out still”.

 

“When thou art come unto the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;  Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the Lord thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.

 

“And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:  And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:”   Deuteronomy 17:14,15,18,19

 

Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.   Isaiah 10:4

 

“Righteousness” is the worship of the CREATOR GOD of Israel and staunch belief and passion for living HIS Book of the Law.  “Righteousness” is far removed from this man-made, Christian Gospel that demands worship of a “man” all because the “New Testament” does not follow the LAW that the CREATOR GOD specified to HIS Servant and Prophet Moses to teach to the Children of Israel.  It’s a no brainer; if GOD shows one person a Righteous Path to follow, then it makes sense that this Path should be followed by everyone.

 

“…the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.   Exodus 24:12

 

“When all Israel is come to appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.  Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:  And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.”   Deuteronomy 31:11 – 13

 

These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the Lord God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.   Deuteronomy 12:1

 

Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;   Deuteronomy 7:9

 

But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.   Jeremiah 7:23

 

WE MUST TRUST IN THE CREATOR, THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL!

 

Many times the GOD of Israel has said that HE looks at the heart.  And when HE does search our hearts, let HIM see absolute HOPE and TRUST in HIM and a true desire to live according to HIS Righteous LAW.  Let HIM learn that our hearts yearn for HIS RETURN to HIS Holy City Jerusalem.  Let HIM know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we await HIM, and that we hope in HIS Merciful kindness to keep us safe and hid from danger and out of harm’s way. 

 

And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.   Isaiah 8:17

 

Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.   Psalm 37:34

 

We must wait on the LORD GOD of israel all because we have no other alternative.  HE caused our captivity because we committed abominations against HIM, and HE will cause our Deliverance, as well.

 

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.  He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.  In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.  Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”   Psalm 62:5 - 8

 

“Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger forever.  Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the Lord.  Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:  And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”   Jeremiah 3:12 - 15

 

“Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.  For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.”   Jeremiah 30:2,3

 

“Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.  For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.”   Jeremiah 31:10,11

 

The serious dilemma with Christians is that they are true to JC but neglect the CREATOR that Commands attention be given ONLY to HIM.  Unfortunately, the one thing THEY will never do is abandon their White, blue-eyed JC, man-god, and the Christian teachings.  And what I cannot understand is why people accept this Christian doctrine that is so adamant about shoving the CREATOR GOD out of the picture and under the rug and that is about changing HIS LAWS of Righteousness for a “Gospel” HE never ordained.  If Christians will only read GOD’s WORD, they will learn that GOD’s LAW is to be kept forever in order that we will have GOD’s Righteous LIGHT for guidance for as long as we live.  And in that the writers of the “New Testament” did not adhere to GOD’s Righteous LAW of Life while compiling the “Gospel”, there can be no LIGHT in their writings.

 

“…the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment,

which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore

II Kings 17:37

 

To the law and to the testimony:

if they speak not according to this word,

it is because there is no light in them.

Isaiah 8:20

 

In that GOD’s LAW is a LIGHT, and the “New Testament” writers endorsed a Christian Gospel, in opposition to GOD’s Ways, then those who believe in this JC theology are obviously walking in DARKNESS. 

 

Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.   Isaiah 50:10

 

Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.   Isaiah 59:9

 

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John could not find any WORD of GOD to substantiate the worship of a JC man-god, so they made some up.  And although the false religion, Christianity, is GOD’s doing because of the sins of our forefathers, today through HIS Mercy, we are the wiser, and we know that HE is now opening the eyes of those who SEEK HIM in Righteousness. 

 

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.   Isaiah 9:2

 

JC is no “savior”, and he cannot die for people’s sins. 

 

If we seek Our MAKER, the CREATOR GOD, to know HIM and to know HIS WAYS and what HE, Our ONLY SAVIOR, requires of us and live and do what HE expects of us even in this captivity at least then HE will be with us to keep us safe and out of harm’s way.  However, this is not the case with the “New Testament” man-god, JC.  Though people glory and bless in JC’s name he cannot deliver anyone and cannot save either for he is a mere character in a fairy tale and nothing more.  People must come to terms with the Truth of the matter.  Out of the Church and out of every Sunday gathering is manifest praise of this man and worship of him.  Yet, people forget that out of this Church that reveres him are innumerable funerals of those who cried after him to heal their ailment and/or to prolong their lives.  But it didn’t happen, and worshippers of JC should try to understand why by way of what Thus Saith the LORD.  The CREATOR’s First Commandment is a good place to start. 

 

“The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.  Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.”   Psalm 5,6

 

Hence, GOD would not save the wicked or have someone to die for their sins.  Actually, GOD doesn’t seem to know anything about this man, JC, dying for sinners much less saving anyone.  But HE does know well that those who sin shall die.  GOD hates the wicked, especially those who have turned to another god.

 

“The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

 

“But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.”   Ezekiel 18:20,24 

 

O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?   Jeremiah 4:14

 

If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:  But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”   Isaiah 1:19,20

 

WHO ARE THE DRY BONES, AND ARE THEY DEAD OR ALIVE?

 

“…Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.  Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.  And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,  And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.”   Ezekiel 37:11 – 14

 

This passage has nothing to do with raising the dead, folks.  These “Dry Bones” are the Remnant of Israel scattered among the heathen whom the GOD of Israel has promised to gather and return back to their Land of Israel. 

 

“…Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:  And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.  Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.”   Ezekiel 37:21 - 23

 

“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.  For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.  For the Lord God of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.”   Isaiah 10:20 – 22

 

“Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:  And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”   Jeremiah 3:14,15

 

“For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.  And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.  For thus saith the Lord of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the Lord of hosts, and I repented not:  So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.”   Zechariah 8:12 - 15

 

Who will be hid during these days of troublous times?

 

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.   Psalm 37:37

 

A man can only be considered “Perfect” when he is a “Righteous Man”.  It is the keeping of the LAW that makes him Perfectly Righteous in the Eyes of his MAKER.  And it is the keeping of the LAW that encourages the GOD of Israel to hide us and protect us from the threats of violence, cruelty, persecution, and the diseases of this world.

 

“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.  The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.  The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.  Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.”   Psalm 19:7 - 11

 

Hence, we must not only live according to GOD’s Righteous LAW, but we must also Trust in Our MAKER to follow HIS Ways, exactly as HE has endorsed and required it of us.  No one can imagine just how much we now need the CREATOR GOD to be on our side and with us while HE gathers the Rulers of this world and the wicked to their great and final destruction (isaiah 13:6).  We need the CREATOR GOD, and we need to return back to HIM for HE ALONE is GOD and SAVIOR, and HE ALONE is obviously our ONLY HOPE and HELP.

 

They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

 

“I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.  Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.  For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.  My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

 

All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.  

Psalm 22:5,22 – 25,27

 

We must Return to the CREATOR GOD, FEAR THE CREATOR GOD, and WORSHIP ONLY HIM if we want to be hid in the Day of the LORD’s WRATH that is already manifesting itself upon HIS Earth to destroy the wicked.

 

“I will declare thy name unto my brethren:

in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.  

Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him;

and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.  

For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;

neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.  

My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation:

I will pay my vows before them that fear him.  

The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek him:

your heart shall live for ever.  

All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord:

and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.  

For the kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the governor among the nations.”

Psalm 22:22 – 28

 

Thou art my hiding place;

thou shalt preserve me from trouble;

thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.

Selah.

Psalm 32:7

 

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in

from this time forth, and even for evermore.”

Psalm 121st Chapter

 

FEAR AND GLORY THE MOST HIGH CREATOR GOD - OUR MAKER - AND SEEK HIS WAYS IN TRUTH!

 

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FERGUSON, MISSOURI RIOTS!

 

August 18, 2014

 

I guess everyone knows by now that I am very disappointed with President Obama for his lack of effort to be a voice for the human rights of African Americans, as he has been for Israelis and Gay Rights advocates.  In truth Blacks have been persecuted in this country under his watch, and it has taken – not the deaths of Black men at the hands of White police officers and the recent barbaric beating of a Black woman, but rather it has taken (after six years) a riot in Ferguson, Missouri to get a noteworthy rise out of this man who has said he is president of all the people in the United States.  My guess is that he has acted now because this riot has caused further damage to his legacy.  The city of Ferguson has 55 White policemen and only 3 of them are Black.  And I am not impressed that the police chief put up Capt. Ron Johnson, a Black man, to speak before the people of Ferguson.  I hate it when White people think Blacks are so naïve not to see through their scheme.  And then they have the audacity to have a White clergyman pray at a press conference.  PUHLEEESE!  Nice ploy, but it did not work.   These racist people could not be farther removed from the True and Living GOD, and there is nothing they can say or do at this juncture except to give descendants of Slaves the right to FREEDOM and LIBERTY.

 

I wonder if President Obama realizes that the acronym, “ISIS”, is the new police brutality that executes control over Blacks with military weaponry.

 

That being true, it is my hope that now he will step up to the plate and endorse a Bill that will serve justly for the descendants of the Black Peoples forcibly taken from the shores of Africa and who toiled without pay under cruel and inhumane conditions in order that Whites would be privileged and made wealthy off the backs of Slaves for many generations. 

 

If people really want to show sincere benevolence, then let there be an Ice Bucket Challenge to END RACISM and injustice, to discuss EQUITY, the SLAVE TRADE, REPARATIONS, and RESETTLEMENT for descendants of Slaves who desire to leave out of this land of captivity.

 

We must not delude ourselves into believing that remaining in these United States will one day end this White Superiority and race hatred that keeps us suppressed and an inferior peoples.  Black Peoples need to be their own governors, CEO’s, and educators and need to establish their own social and economic systems for the benefit and prosperity of Blacks, so that our progeny will be able to get off the streets, get out of penitentiary, get off of drugs, be educated, and pursue genuine “happiness”.  As I have said before, we need another “Black Wall Street” but one that is outside of the United States and far away from the White influence that has Blacks walking backwards in gross darkness.  Shame on the oppressed and the persecuted who foolishly believe that we need the White Man and his resources.  “Black Wall Street” proves otherwise.  And the misery of destitution and Ghetto life, illiteracy, injustice, and police brutality are all that we know for sure are our destiny in these United States and in all countries that once harbored and abused Slaves out of Africa.

 

We need the same CREATOR GOD that brought this curse upon us, so that we can appeal to HIM for Deliverance out of this Hellish bondage, just as did the Children of Israel.

 

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.   I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.   Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.   At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord.”   Zephaniah 3:17 - 20

 

“But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in the former days, saith the Lord of hosts.  For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.  And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.   For thus saith the Lord of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the Lord of hosts, and I repented not:  So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.”   Zechariah 8:11 – 15

 

PLEASE KNOW THAT THE CURSE UPON BLACKS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH NOAH, AS WHITES WOULD HAVE BLACKS BELIEVE.  READ THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IN LEVITICUS 26TH AND DEUTERONOMY 28TH CHAPTERS.  WHITES KNOW THE TRUE FACTS, AND THEY KNOW THAT BLACKS ARE BRAINWASHED TO THEIR WAYS AND CUSTOMS AND THUS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THEIR TRUE HERITAGE.

 

Blacks can either continue on this course of servitude and suppression under the hardships of brutal oppressors or seek the True GOD and strive to rise above and out of this captivity for the sakes of our generations to follow and for our own peace of mind.  ONLY GOD is the true JUSTICE that deals with the evils that plague us.  Therefore, let us CALL UPON HIM!!!

 

Otherwise, which one of our Black babies will be next?

 

FEAR AND GLORY THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL IN TRUTH AND IN RIGHTEOUSNESS!

 

Tziona Yisrael

Editor

 

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IS IT

HATRED

DISDAIN

ANGER

OR

ALL OF THE ABOVE

THAT I HAVE FOR THE WICKED PEOPLE

WHO TAKE CONTROL OF GOD’s LAND?

 

“…strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul:

they have not set God before them. Selah.  

Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.  

He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.”

Psalm 54:3 – 5

 

“They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation;

that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

“Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.”

Psalm 83:4,12

 

“Let them be confounded and troubled for ever;

yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

That men may know that thou,

whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.”

Psalm 83:17,18

 

The Israelis and their ilk are a different breed than all the peoples upon the face of the Earth.  Their weapons and arrogance give them courage and outlandish audacity to take on the Most High CREATOR GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-Israel.

 

European so-called “Jews”, have taken total control of GOD’s Holy Land; they have made themselves so-called LevitIcal Ministers of the True and Living GOD; they determine who can reside in the Land of Israel and who cannot.  Moreover, they convert Gentiles to their man-made religion “Judaism” and according to their Rabbinical standards and tenets these people can officially and legally become “Jews” and even priests/Cohenim (pl.). In essence, Israelis have usurped not only GOD’s Land, but they have also usurped the name of the Children of Israel, HIS Covenant People.  No manner of submersion or conversion can make a Gentile a descendant of Israel.  Neither Israelis nor any other people will impersonate the SEED of Jacob and get away with it.  There will be consequences. 

 

The GOD of Israel is the ONE that will call home HIS People and that will cleanse their blood (Joel 3:21).  And it is by HIS Commandment that Gentiles CANNOT be kings, prophets, priests, or nobles of the Nation of Israel - all leaders and dignitaries must proceed from the lineage of the Children of Israel, and GOD’s LAW must be ONE ORDINANCE for all.

 

Esau tried his hand at taking GOD’s Land and removing the Israelites, but his plan backfired on him when other mightier nations contrived the same idea and removed him, as well.

 

“I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.  Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the Lord was there:  Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord God, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.  And thou shalt know that I am the Lord, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume.”   Ezekiel 35:9 - 12

 

“Thus saith the Lord God; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession:  Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:  Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about;  Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.  Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen:  Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame.”   Ezekiel 36:2 – 7

 

“In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.  But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.  Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;  Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.  For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.  For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.”   Obadiah 1:11 - 16

 

Even Gaza, the territory of the Philistines, had a hand in removing the Israelites from the Land, but today, they are paying the consequences for this endeavor.  And so also will the Israelis and all those who are joined unto them.  Since before the days of Ezra and Nehemiah, Europeans waited patiently for the GOD of Israel to execute HIS disastrous Judgments upon the Children of Israel for forsaking HIM and HIS LAW.  Usurpers watched for the opportune time to take their shot, and during the Greek Empire, when GOD enabled White Nations and their heathenish ways to control this World Order, they conquered GOD’s Land. 

 

“The Lord hath cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his sanctuary, he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the Lord, as in the day of a solemn feast.  The Lord hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together.  Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the Lord.”   Lamentations 2:7 – 9

 

And from that day unto this, the Strangers in the Land have been without peace and happiness and certainly without “Milk and Honey” – only destruction, war, death, mayhem, and constant unrest for all who occupy the Land of Israel.

 

“Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom:  But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:  And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord God.”   Amos 1:6 - 8

 

True enough, Israelites must accept the fate the GOD of Israel cast upon us for the abominations of our forefathers who preferred to worship other gods.  However, because the CREATOR GOD of Israel is a Most Merciful GOD and because HE made a PROMISE to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that their SEED would inherit the Land of Canaan, HE is awaking the “Dry Bones” (Ezekiel 37th Chapter) and opening our eyes to HIS Truth and to our true identity bringing an end to the works of the Gentiles who used the Slave Trade and Christianity to keep us in gross darkness.

 

Also, let me be clear that the turmoil, mayhem, and death and destruction happening in Israel are the WORKS of the True owner of the Land of Israel, and these are HIS first steps to making Gentiles know that HE is the True and Living GOD of this Land, and that HE and the Righteous Remnant of Israel are at hand to come. 

 

“Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord:  Thus saith the Lord God; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession:  Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:  Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about;  Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.  Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen:  Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame.  But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come.”   Ezekiel 36:1 – 8

 

So, do I hate the usurpers of GOD’s Land who have profaned HIS Holy Name, distorted and tampered with HIS Book of the Law, and sustained evil and wickedness in the Land that the CREATOR gave to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-Israel?  Yea, I hate them with “perfect hatred”!

 

“Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.

 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee?

and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.”

Psalm 139:19 – 22

 

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Thus Saith the LORD, Book Two

 

I am more that delighted to announce the publication of my second book:  Thus Saith the LORD, Book Two. 

 

This book goes into greater detail focusing even more on the Righteous Laws, Statutes, and Judgments of the CREATOR GOD, HIS WORD regarding these “Latter Days”, HIS WRATH upon the evil and wicked of this world, the gathering and recovery of HIS Covenant People, the SEED of Jacob, and the re-establishment of HIS Holy Temple that will again be founded in HIS Holy City Jerusalem in order that every knee will bow to HIM. 

 

As you may know, nothing gives me greater pleasure than writing about our CREATOR, the GOD of Israel, the ONE GOD of the Hebrew Israelites, that chose Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And writing about HIS TRUTH keeps me in prayer and in hopes and thoughts about Israel’s RETURN.  No matter how much I write about this AWESOME CREATOR GOD of Moses, I never feel like I have done HIM justice.  And no matter how much I write, I feel I cannot write enough to prove HIS OMNIPOTENCE for HIS WONDERS, AUTHORITY, and JUDGMENTS that HE exhibits and executes.  Nevertheless, I continue to try.  Reason being HIS WORKS are impressive and terrifying and are destined to cause trembling in the hearts of all peoples – Gentiles and Israelites alike who Fear HIM to do HIS WILL.

 

I tried my best to keep the price as low as possible.  There are two copies:  “Black and White” and “Color”:

 

Kindle:  $ 20.00

 

“Black and White”:  $ 30.00

 

“Color”: $100.00

 

 

Thus Saith The LORD, Book Two: Religion, WORD of GOD, The Old Testament GOD, GOD of Abraham by Tziona Yisrael (Feb 4, 2014)

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, BE SURE TO SPECIFY THUS SAITH THE LORD, BOOK TWO!

 

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The Lord hath made known his salvation:

his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.  

Psalm 98:2

 

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THE SOAPBOX SPEAKS:

 

I’M THE KEEPER OF MY BROTHER’S WEAPONS

 

Every month and sometimes every week, Our GOD makes us privy to some astounding information.  I recently learned that the United States has stock piles of its weapons stored in Israel.  Personally, I had thought that Israelis acquired their weapons by purchasing them (with our tax dollars, nonetheless) from the US.  Well, this is the case, but the real issue is that US weaponry are also under Israeli watch and control, and they use them when they get ready on Gaza, the West Bank, and Lebanon, if you can believe it!  I don’t know if everyone is surprised by this news, but I am shocked, as this can open a whole new can of worms.  You might find the following article very interesting:

 

US' Expanded Weapons Stockpiling in Israel

 

Sameh Habeeb, a young, independent, Palestinian journalist, lived in a modest house in the middle of Gaza City in December 2008. From his bedroom window, Habeeb reported to international news outlets exactly what he saw night after night during Israel's lethal 22-day assault. On one occasion, Habeeb told Truthout, "the Apache helicopter gunship hovered less than 200 meters away from us. The children, my brothers and sisters, were hiding in the corners of the house, taking shelter. It was horrendous. The sky was dark; there was nothing but the sound and the red lights of the Apache, the screams of the children, and the sound of the bombings close by. The house shook like an earthquake every time there was a bombing. I thought I was going to be the next victim. We smelled the gun powder everywhere."

 

Approximately 1,400 Palestinians were killed - including more than 300 children - and over 5,000 people were wounded in the 2008-2009 Israeli attacks, dubbed Operation Cast Lead, using advanced American-made weaponry. Now, a year later, Israel and the United States have agreed to a weapons stockpiling deal that will store $800 million worth of American-made arms and military equipment on Israeli soil.

 

According to a January 11 report in the weekly paper Defense News, the Obama administration previously mapped out a plan that would place $400 million worth of military arsenal in Israel, but that project was exactly doubled after a meeting in December between the Israeli military's technology and logistics branch, and Rear Adm. Andy Brown, logistics director of the US Army European Command.

 

Included in this agreement is the caveat that Israel, after approval from the US government, would be able to access the American weapon and ammunition stockpile in case of a military “emergency.” The terms and definition of such an “emergency,” including against whom the weaponry could be used, remain unclear…

 

Habeeb of Gaza, however, remains extremely worried about this new era of weapons proliferation plans between Israel and the US. “Israel already has enough weapons to destroy the whole world,” he said. “As a Palestinian, I thought Obama would send us the results of his change, which was peace. Instead, we get missiles.”

 

http://truth-out.org/archive/component/k2/item/87968:us-expanded-weapons-stockpiling-in-israel

 

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THE FERGUSON, MISSOURI LYNCHING

IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

 

The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by a White Policeman has traumatized the United States and the world.  And this heinous lynching has raised consciousness to the true nature of race hatred in the United States.  These deaths by Whites (police and others) have been happening since Blacks have been brought to the US as Slaves, and today some 400 years later, they are still emerging with “NO JUSTICE/NO PEACE” in sight.   Oftentimes, we say no good comes out of death.  Under these circumstances, we can say that this White Man is deathly afraid of race riots destroying his cities.  And he knows that should Whites continue to kill Black men, women, and children that it will be the US that will suffer the consequences.  Michael Brown is the catalyst that has brought the talk show hosts, the journalists, and the powers-that-be to the tables across the country to discuss these racial issues.  How much JUSTICE will be a factor in these discussions remains to be seen.  When leaders start talking about sensitizing White Folk, you can forget it!  That’s the biggest joke going.

 

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough wants to appear fair in voicing his views on the Ferguson riots and police brutality, but he doesn’t do too good a job.  He said that Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, should not be judged because he is innocent until proven guilty.  Yet in light of the James Foley beheading, at learning that the murderer’s name is now known, Scarborough blurted out without hesitation, “He’s a dead man!”  Not much justice in his judgment here.  But that’s the way it goes.  The White Man has made himself judge and jury and enables his system to allow him to get away with murder, and if the CREATOR GOD does not deliver us out of this HELL, then we will ever be subject to their cruelty.  Moral of this dilemma:  Call on the GOD of Israel to gather us and return us to our heritage because as long as we remain in the lands of Slavers, we will fulfill Deuteronomy 28:15 – 68 and fall with our enemies in their destruction.  The GOD of Israel never said that we would be successful in the lands of our enemies but rather that we must serve HIM in our own Land.

 

“For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord God, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me:

there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings,

and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.  

I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people,

and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered;

and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.  

And ye shall know that I am the Lord,

when I shall bring you into the land of Israel,

into the country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers.  

And there shall ye remember your ways,

and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled;

and ye shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.  And ye shall know that I am the Lord when I have wrought with you

for my name's sake, not according to your wicked ways,

nor according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of Israel, saith the Lord God.”

Ezekiel 20:40 - 44

 

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Jay Nixon: Possible for Ferguson cop who killed Michael Brown ...

 

www.cbsnews.com/news/jay-nixon-ferguson-​cop-who-killed...   Cached

 

The police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown earlier this month may not ultimately face charges stemming from the incident, Gov. Jay ...

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/jay-nixon-on-possibility-of-controversial-ferguson-cop-being-charged/

 

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Liberia hunts escaped Ebola victims who fled quarantine

Liberia struggled on Monday to track down 17 suspected Ebola carriers who fled quarantine at the weekend, while the U.N. health agency urged affected West African nations to screen all departures in a bid to contain the worst outbreak of the virus.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/

 

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  PROSE / POETRY WITH A MESSAGE:

 

GOD HAS CUT OFF THE HORN OF ISRAEL

 

GOD remembered not HIS Footstool in the day of HIS Anger. 

 

Father of Abraham, YOU have been JUST and FAIR in your Judgments upon us.

Our punishments are many for defying and rejecting YOU.

 

The LORD swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob.

 

We hope, Father, but in vain.  The oppression and affliction is more than we can bear.

Daily we are at the mercy of our captors who hold us fast and deny us relief.

 

GOD increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.

 

Your People are few in number and in the knowledge of your WAYS, we have none.

Our enemies teach us differently and have your people believing in a man.

 

GOD hath destroyed HIS Places of Assembly.

 

The heathen wants us attending assemblies of many different church denominations.

Father, such ways of worship is confusion and hard to believe.

Even the worshippers bicker about which of their churches is going to Heaven.

 

GOD cast off HIS Altar and abhorred HIS Sanctuary and has given up

into the hand of the enemy the Walls of her Palaces.

 

No one can blame YOU for scattering us into exile and your leaving your Holy Place.

But giving your Land of Israel to the enemy who is equally as wicked

 has been painful to comprehend. 

 

Her Gates are sunk into the ground…her king and her princes are among the Gentiles:  the LAW is no more:  Her prophets find no vision from the LORD.

 

For sure, Father, this present World Order has changed your Ordinances

for that of their own

To keep the SEED of Jacob in darkness by ignoring your LAW and your Righteousness.

 

Thy breach is great like the sea: can heal thee?

 

YOU Created the Earth and its peoples and caused a Flood because of wickedness.

All but Noah and his family died, but the sins against YOU continued even unto this day.

 

All that pass by hiss and wag their head at the Daughter of Jerusalem,

Saying, Is this the City that men call the perfection of Beauty,

the Joy of the whole Earth?

 

Your Holy City, Jerusalem, is in the hands of usurpers

holding fast to the name of Judah and all your Lands.

No more is it the Land of Milk and Honey or the Glory of all lands.

 

All thine [Israel’s] enemies have opened their mouth against thee.

 

Our enemies deem us not a people but animals and chattel.

They have no compassion for the defenseless and no help for the poor.

 

GOD hath fulfilled HIS WORD that HE Commanded.  HE hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee.  HE hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.

 

Father, YOU did say that all these curses would fall upon us.

But your WORDS were understatements, as of a Truth we have no power and no voice.

And we are not recognized as being the SEED of Jacob,

Only YOU know how much this bears heavily on our hearts.

 

Let not the Apple of THINE Eye cease.

 

Your WORDS – ALL OF THEM – do not fail.

How long, GOD of Israel will YOU stand by and allow the heathen to control your Land,

And continue to rule over your People, Israel?

SAVE us, for we call upon YOU and hope in your Mercy.

 

Behold, O LORD, and consider to whom THOU hast done this.

 

We are your Covenant People, Father.

It was Abraham you found faithful and obedient,

 and he in turn made YOU HIS GOD and taught his children in your LAW.

 

THOU has killed and not pitied, so that in the Day of the LORD’s Anger

none escaped nor remained.

 

Remember, Father that YOU are a GOD of Multiple MERCIES,

Remember, Father, that although the heathen has hidden your Holy Name and WAYS,

Your AWESOME NAME and WORKS can only be associated

with the CREATOR GOD that formed the Heavens and the Earth, mankind,

and Commandments of Righteousness.

 

The Remnant destined to return acknowledges the sins against YOU. 

We know all too well the sins of our forefathers. 

They were idol worshippers who profaned your Holy Name and your Holy Sabbaths. 

They rejected your Book of the Law, oppressed the poor and the Stranger,

and lacked morals of Righteousness. 

And Father, we know that even the Children of Israel, today,

still follow the wicked ways of our forebears and worse the ways of pagans, as well. 

But hear those of us who have returned to YOU. 

 

We know that ONLY YOU are the True SAVIOR of Israel and of ALL Peoples. 

Therefore, we appeal to YOU for MERCY to hear our cries to bring us out of this captivity and unjust system of racial hatred of your People, Israel. 

YOU PROMISED, FATHER!

Bring us out of these pagan countries

that choose to obliterate all knowledge of your WORKS and your existence. 

SAVE us, Father, for our HOPE and TRUST is in YOU and in your MERCY. 

 

Enough, Father, hear me.  EXALT YOURSELF! 

Those who will turn to YOU await YOU to prove your TRUTH,

 And those who have not yet turned, won’t.

Return to your Place, Father, take back your Holy Land,

recover the House of Israel as YOU have promised

and destroy the wicked so that they rise not up again.

 

Lamentations 2nd Chapter

 

YES, GOD HAS CUT OFF THE HORN OF ISRAEL

BUT HIS PLAN IS TO CAUSE

THE SEED OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB

TO RETURN TO SERVE HIM IN THEIR OWN LAND IN JERUSALEM

JUST AS HE HAS PROMISED ABRAHAM

AND HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS.

 

“…the Lord came unto me, saying,

 Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land,

they defiled it by their own way and by their doings:

their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman.  

Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it:  

And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them.  

And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went,

they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the Lord, and are gone forth out of his land.  But I had pity for mine holy name,

which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.  

Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God;

I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake,

which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.  

And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen,

which ye have profaned in the midst of them;

and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord God,

when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.  

For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries,

and will bring you into your own land.  

Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean:

from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you:

and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,

and I will give you an heart of flesh.  And I will put my spirit within you,

and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments,

 and do them.  And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers;

and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.”

Ezekiel 36:16 - 28

 

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READING FOR THE SOUL:

 

Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually

“…David delivered first this psalm to thank the Lord into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

 Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.

 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

 Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.

 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

 He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;

 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;

 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;

 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.

 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;

 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,

 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

 Sing unto the Lord, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.

 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.

 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.

 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.

 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

 Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.

 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.

 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth.

 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.

 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord, because he cometh to judge the earth.

 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.

 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the Lord.   I Chronicles 16:7 - 36

ALL THINE ENEMIES HAVE OPENED THEIR MOUTH AGAINST THEE

All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?

 All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.

 The Lord hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.

 Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.

 Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

 Behold, O Lord, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

 The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and not pitied.

 Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in the day of the Lord's anger none escaped nor remained: those that I have swaddled and brought up hath mine enemy consumed.   Lamentations 2:15 - 22

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

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President Barack Obama meets with Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, during their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama meets with Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, during their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Missouri, two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama speaks with Attorney General Eric Holder as news photographers photograph their meeting regarding the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, during their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama speaks with Attorney General Eric Holder as news photographers photograph their meeting regarding the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, during their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. At right is White House counsel W. Neil Eggleston. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama listens as he meets with Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

BY JIM KUHNHENN

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in a St. Louis suburb were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police.

During a brief pause in his summer vacation, Obama expressed sympathy for the "passions and anger" sparked by the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, but said giving in to that anger through looting and attacks on police only stirs tensions and leads to further chaos. He said overcoming the mistrust endemic between many communities and their local police would require Americans to "listen and not just shout."

"That's how we're going to move forward together, by trying to unite each other and understand each other and not simply divide ourselves from one another," Obama told reporters at the White House.

Obama said Attorney General Eric Holder would travel to Ferguson this week to meet with FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into Brown's death. He said he also had told Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon he wanted to ensure the use the National Guard in help calm tensions in Ferguson must be limited in scope, and said he would be monitoring that operation in the coming days to see whether the guard's involvement was helping or hurting.

Obama also weighed in for the first time publicly on the militarization of some local police departments, saying it probably would be useful to examine how federal grant dollars had been used to allow local police to purchase military-style equipment, an issue that's come to the forefront amid the violent protests in Ferguson. Obama said the distinction between the military and domestic law enforcement was one of the great things about America.

Appearing in the White House briefing room in a dress shirt but no tie, Obama also spoke for the first time to the racial tensions and grievances perceived by African-Americans in Ferguson. In previous comments about the situation, Obama had avoided talking directly about race, wary of rushing to judgment or further inflaming the situation.

Weighing his words carefully, Obama said it was clear that disparities in how blacks and whites are treated and sentenced must be addressed, calling for more safeguards and training to prevent missteps. At the same time, he acknowledged the difficult situation that police officers sometimes face.

"There are young black men that commit crime. We can argue about why that happened - because the poverty they were born into or the school systems that failed them or what have you- but if they commit a crime, then they need to be prosecuted," Obama said. "Because every community has an interest in public safety."

Obama's remarks on the crisis were the first since the situation in Ferguson escalated over the weekend, with Nixon, the Missouri governor, ordering a midnight curfew for Ferguson and ordering the National Guard to help restore order. Nixon lifted that curfew on Monday, but tensions remained high the morning after police once again deployed tear gas in response to what they said were reports of gunfire, looting and vandalism by protesters.

The ongoing confrontation, with military-style vehicles rolling through suburban streets, has left citizens across the country wondering how such a war-like scene could play out in America's heartland.

Shortly before speaking to reporters Monday, Obama received an update from top advisers including Holder and White House Counsel Neil Eggleston. Obama has asked the Justice Department and FBI to investigate Brown's death, and Holder over the weekend ordered a federal medical examiner to perform a third autopsy on Brown.

Obama weighed in on the crisis during a brief break in his annual summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard, where the president was spending two weeks with his family while juggling multiple crises in the U.S. and overseas. Obama returned to the White House late Monday and planned to return to the Massachusetts island on Tuesday. His brief return to Washington had been announced by the White House before the standoff in Ferguson began.

Brown was unarmed when he was fatally shot by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, a predominantly black community that long has been at odds with the mostly white police department. Results of an independent autopsy released Monday by Brown's family determined that Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head.

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/08/18/obama-sending-attorney-general-holder-to-missouri/20948733/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D516944

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Ferguson Police Beat A Man,

Then Charged Him With The Crime Of Bleeding on their Uniforms

 

By Brandon Posted August 17, 2014

Related Topics: Civil Rights, Credit, Department Of Justice, Trial, Police, Car, Film

Image Credit: nbcnews.com

A black man driving on a lonely highway, accidentally misses the exit. He takes the next one, only to find himself in a strange town. It’s the middle of the night, and raining heavily. He pulls over to the side of road to plan his next move. Moments later, there are headlights approaching in the rear view mirror.

A police officer approaches his vehicle, raps on the window. He’s given a command to exit the vehicle. He complies. He’s being placed under arrest, though he’s committed no crime. He’s handcuffed and thrown into the back of a police car.

Next, the man is taken to jail. It soon becomes clear that police have made a mistake and arrested the wrong person. It doesn’t matter. He is thrown into a jail cell, anyways.

Later that night he’s handcuffed in his cell. He’s beaten by a gang of cops, who punch and kick him repeatedly, while his head is held by one officer and his hands are cuffed behind his back.

Later still, the cops file criminal charges against him. They hit him with destruction of property, “because he got blood on their clothes”.

These events are historical. This didn’t take place in Selma, Alabama in the 1960′s. It was Ferguson, Missouri, and the year was 2009.

According to the Daily Beast, on September 20th, 2009, 52 year old Henry Davis was mistakenly arrested by the Ferguson police. The beating that he received in his cell that night sent him to the emergency room with profuse bleeding. Davis refused to be treated until after the ER staff had photographed his injuries. He was diagnosed with severe bleeding as well as a concussion.

Here’s the photo of Henry Davis, courtesy of the Daily Beast.

After beating him to a pulp, Ferguson police charged Davis with the crime of bleeding on their clothes.

According to the Daily Beast, the charge sheet reads

“On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform.”

The prosecutor later dropped the charges against him, and Davis filed a civil suit against the Ferguson police force. The testimony of the Ferguson police department reads like a script straight out of film depicting events in the deep south, before the civil rights act became law.

While the officers had sworn under penalty of perjury that Davis had bled on their uniforms, even that story did not stand up on questioning.

Ferguson police officer John Beird said that Davis never got blood on his uniform.

“After Mr. Davis was detained, did you have any blood on you?”

“No, sir,”

“Is that your signature as complainant?”

“It is, sir,”

“And what do you allege that Mr. Davis did unlawfully in this one?”

“Transferred blood to my uniform while Davis was resisting,”

“And didn’t I ask you earlier in this deposition if Mr. Davis got blood on your uniform?”

“You did, sir.”

“And didn’t you respond no?”

“Correct. I did.”

A second officer, Christopher Pillarick, also said, under oath, that there was never blood on his uniform.

A third officer, Michael White, denied that he had ever seen Davis bleeding at all.

Yet all signed sworn statements charging Davis with ‘property damage’ for bleeding on their uniforms.

During the civil trial, it also became clear that the Ferguson police department had no system for keeping track of citizens complaints against the officers prior to 2010.

In spite of the clear evidence of perjury and police brutality in the Davis case, a magistrate ruled that the perjury charges were minor and did not constitute a violation of Davis rights. The same magistrate ruled that Davis injuries were too minor to amount to excessive force by the Ferguson police department.

Michael Brown, the 18 year old who was recently shot and killed by Ferguson police, was also not from the area. He was there visiting his grandmother at the time of his death.

Davis story suggests a very deep level of corruption and institutionalized racism, not only within the Ferguson police department, but the entire legal system. It’s extremely unlikely that these will be only cases of police brutality exposed over the next few weeks.

The actions of the Ferguson police over the past week clearly suggest these cops are used to having an unlimited amount of power. Davis case suggests they’ve been allowed to get away with a lot of bad things, and for a very long time.

Now that the US Department of Justice is involved, there’s no telling what an intensive investigation will turn up. From the looks of things, we are only just beginning to see the depth of the problem in this community. Yet, it’s already becoming clear that Ferguson is the Selma of our time.

Read More: http://rt.com/usa/180680-ferguson-henry-davis-bloo...

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5 disturbing stats on

black-white inequality

 

By Tami Luhby  @Luhby August 21, 2014: 10:49 AM ET

 

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Money divides blacks and whites in Ferguson

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have laid bare America's ongoing racial divide.

One source of that tension is the large financial gap between black and white Americans.

The figures are staggering.

A typical black household has accumulated less than one-tenth of the wealth of a typical white one. And it's only getting worse.

Over the past 25 years, the wealth gap between blacks and whites has nearly tripled, according to research by Brandeis University.

That's in large part because home ownership among blacks is so much lower. Housing is often Americans' greatest asset and a major component of their overall wealth.

Blacks also typically have lower incomes than whites, which also makes it harder for them to save and build wealth. The median income for black households is less than 60% that of white ones.

Unemployment is also a major problem. The jobless rate for blacks is twice that of whites. The gap has been at least that large for years.

All of these factors combine to push many blacks into poverty. America's 15% poverty rate masks the underlying racial differences. More than one in four blacks live in poverty, while fewer than one in 10 whites do.

The economic situation in Ferguson mirrors the national picture, with poverty, unemployment and low income pervasive among its black residents.

First Published: August 21, 2014: 8:40 AM ET

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Terrible news in this message. Please pray, pray, pray!  Blessings,

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Infected Ebola patients flee after attack on Liberia clinic

 

Monrovia (AFP) - Seventeen Ebola patients in Liberia who fled from a guarantine centre after it was attacked by club-wielding youths were missing on Sunday, striking a fresh blow to efforts to contain the deadly virus.

 

The attack on the Monrovia centre late Saturday highlighted the challenge faced by health authorities battling the epidemic that has killed 1,145 people since it erupted in west Africa early this year, spreading panic among local populations.

 

Doctors and nurses are not only fighting the disease, but a deep mistrust in communities often in the thrall of wild rumours that the virus was invented by the West or is a hoax.

 

"They broke down the door and looted the place. The patients have all gone," said Rebecca Wesseh, who witnessed the raid in the Liberian capital's densely populated West Point slum.

The attackers, mostly young men armed with clubs, shouted insults about President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and yelled "there's no Ebola," she said, adding that nurses had also fled the centre.

 

A health ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the youths took away medicines, mattresses and bedding from the high school which had been turned into an isolation centre to deal with the rapidly spreading virus.

 

The head of the Health Workers Association of Liberia, George Williams, said the unit housed 29 patients who "had all tested positive for Ebola" and were receiving preliminary treatment before being taken to hospital.

 

"Of the 29 patients, 17 fled last night (after the assault). Nine died four days ago and three others were yesterday taken by force by their relatives" from the centre, he said.

 

Ebola is spread by contact with an infected person's bodily fluids, such as sweat and blood, and no cure or vaccine is currently available.

 

People walk under the rain in a street of the West Point district in Monrovia on August 17, 2014 (AF …

 

Victims in their final days are wracked by agonising muscular pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and catastrophic haemorrhaging described as "bleeding out," as vital organs break down.

 

Fallah Boima's son was admitted to the ward four days ago, and seemed to be doing well, but when the distraught father arrived for his daily visit on Sunday his son was nowhere to be seen.

"This morning I came and the security man told me that I cannot enter because the people here attacked the place," Boima told AFP.

 

"I don't know where he is and I am very confused. He has not called me since he left the camp. Now that the nurses have all left how will I know where my son is."

 

- 'Cannibalistic rituals' –

 

In Monrovia, residents had opposed the creation of the quarantine centre, set up by health authorities in a part of the capital seen as an epicentre of the Ebola outbreak.

 

"We told them not to (build) their camp here. They didn't listen to us," said a young resident, who declined to give his name. "This Ebola business, we don't believe it."

 

Neighbouring Sierra Leone has also battled to get patients to comply with quarantine measures as myths spread about the virus.

 

On Sunday, a 25-year-old patient suspected of having Ebola broke out of his isolation centre "for about an hour" before being escorted back, said health ministry spokesman Yahya Tunis.

Last month thousands tried to storm the main Ebola hospital in the eastern city of Kenema, threatening to burn it down and remove patients.

 

Local police chief Alfred Karrow-Kamara said the panic was caused by a former nurse who reportedly told people in the nearby fish market that Ebola was a pretence for "carrying out cannibalistic rituals".

 

Some 1,500 police and soldiers have been deployed in the worst-hit areas of Sierra Leone to prevent raids, but they are powerless in the face of the suspicion and fear of poorly educated traditional communities.

 

Health workers' pleas that relatives stop bathing the dead -- who are highly contagious -- have also increased suspicions, as many in traditional communities see ritual washing as a way of honouring the departed.

 

Former Sierra Leone youth and education minister Lansana Nyallah, who lost nine of his family to the virus, tried to address myths about it head on, saying: "To those who still believe that Ebola does not exist, please take heed."

 

Folk cures for the disease have proliferated. In Nigeria two people died and some 20 were hospitalised after they ingested an excessive amount of salt believing it could prevent Ebola.

There have also been reports in Liberia of people drinking chlorine in the hope that it will keep the disease at bay.

 

The Ebola outbreak, the worst since the virus first appeared in 1976, has claimed 413 lives in Liberia, 380 in Guinea, 348 in Sierra Leone and four in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization's latest figures released August 13.

 

CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR US!!!

 

Daniel

 

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Barbados to host week of spiritual healing to break the cycle of pain, self-hatred...the effects & legacies of slavery, 5 - 12 October

 

§  The Non State Actors Reparations Commission Inc. - Barbados

Celebrating our Cultural Heritage - Confronting our Challenges

Spiritual Healing Ceremonies

§  Breaking the cycle of pain, shame, anger, fear and self-hatred 5th to 12th October


Introduction

The Government of Barbados is being asked to host a week of activities for spiritual healing from the effects and legacies of slavery and colonisation for people of the Caribbean and Americas Territories from 5 - 12 October 2014, with October 12 as an “International Day” for truth and justice. It was on October 12, 1492 that Columbus set foot in the Caribbean. Spiritual leaders from other countries outside of the region that have also experienced slavery and or colonisation are specially invited to participate.

This historic event will follow two monumental feats, the first being a Summit of CARICOM Heads of State with the Prime Minister of Japan in the Caribbean July 2014, the second is in U.S. History: The first U.S. – Africa Leaders’ Summit; the gathering of African Union (AU) Leaders at The White House will take place early August. African Diaspora Civil Society Movement is urging the leaders of Africa to ensure that the ‘Durban Declaration and Programme of Action’ is on the agenda for implementation during the UN’s ‘Decade for People of African Descent’ - 2015-2024, which should include October 12 as an UN’s “International Day for People of African Descent”.

The Assembly of Social Movements of the World Social Forum – Civil Society’s equivalent to the United Nations – has given its backing to the proposal for October 12 to be the “International Day” for truth, justice, peace, healing and reconciliation – “International Day for Reparations” related to Colonization (press release 11 October 2013). It affirmed that “colonization is a global phenomenon: there is hardly a country in the world that has not been colonized, a colonizer, or both, such as the United States. Colonization is one of the phenomena that have most disrupted humanity. It has left a deep and lasting impression on all continents and the consequences are; demographic, political, economic, cultural and ecological”.

Context

Presently the cries for justice, peace and security can be heard coming from all regions of the world, the Middle East and Africa are among those most mention as humanity continues to be affected by unprecedented crimes and violence and the worst economic downturn in modern history. Among these areas affected is the Caribbean region with explosions of crimes and violence that are threatening to destabilise some of the nation states, because the attention of leaders are being diverted from the on-going liberation struggle.

The CARICOM Heads of State at their 35th Meeting held in Antigua and Barbuda from 1-4 July 2014 reached decisions including the formulation of a strategic five year plan for the region. The plan focuses on the empowerment of the region’s youth as a critical aspect of the liberation struggle. The implementation of the decisions is paramount.

Civil Society Organisations urges governments that they be included to play their part in the liberation struggle. The Non State Actors Reparations Commission Inc. (NsARC) of Barbados is a coalition of Human Rights and Social Justice Organisations. Some of its members have been confronting the challenges face by African people for over 35 years and have identified solutions, some of which have been put to CARICOM Governments, the United Nations and the African Union for consideration.

A number of the solutions to challenges of underdevelopment in the Caribbean and Africa are outlined in a draft programme of action for the “International Decade for People of African Descent” from January 2015 – December 2024 prepared by the United Nations (UN) Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. The theme of the Decade is ‘People of African Descent: Recognition, Justice and Development’. In August president Obama welcomed leaders from across the African continent to America for a three-day U.S. Africa Leaders’ Summit - the first such event of its kind. If the objectives of the upcoming historic decade are to be meaningful to the liberation of African people the proposed spiritual healing event scheduled for October is of critical importance as a prelude to the decade.

Barbados is pivotal to the process. One might ask the question why Barbados? The answer lies in its history. This small island was an administration centre, a pillar in the building and expansion of the British Empire in the Caribbean and Americas’ region and across the geographic space now called the Commonwealth of Nations.

British Empire

To fully appreciate the significance of Barbados its influence in the Commonwealth and Britain's global position it is important to understand its origins from the British Empire, which was born out of the event on 12 October 1492 when Columbus made landfall in the Caribbean.  Information Technology and the Internet have been very helpful in this regard. We are informed by ‘google’ that technically there have been three phases of the empire, each phase becoming larger and more sophisticated than the one that predated it. The first phase involved France, lost by 1558; the second in North America, which became the United States of America after 1776; and the third was global, which became the modern Commonwealth of Nations after 1949.

“The British Empire was the largest Empire in history. At its zenith, it held sway over a population of nearly 500 million people - roughly a quarter of the world's population then, and covered about 14.3 million square miles (17.4 million including Antarctic claims), almost a third of the world's total land area. During the mid-19th century Britain was the sole developer hyper-power, enjoying unparalleled prosperity”. Britain was "the work-shop of the world," and even by 1870 she still was producing well over 30% of the global industrial output, no other nation coming even close to her production superiority. 

In 1834 the Emancipation Act abolished slavery in the British colonies. Some 50 years later the colonization of Africa began. In 1884-5 at the Berlin Conference the Continent of Africa was carved up by Europeans and shared among them and Britain got the lion share. By late 1885 America and Germany can be considered as having become industrialised, but Britain was still the world's most developed nation until around 1913 when she was surpassed by America. Due to the supremacy of the Royal Navy, Britain truly did rule the waves for centuries. With territories scattered across every continent and ocean and in every time-zone, the "Empire under Palm and Pine" was accurately described as "the empire on which the sun never sets." The physical empire no longer exists but each year citizens of former colonies yearn to be awarded titles including: Sir, Dame, MBE, OBE etc, etc, as members of the British Empire.

“A racial group is like a man; until it uses its own talents, takes pride in its own history and loves its own memories, it can never fulfil itself completely”. No adequate healing to reverse or stem the tide of confusion, pain, shame, anger, fear and self-hatred caused by enslavement has ever been undertaken in the region. Therefore the trauma passes from generation to generation, this is most evident when difficult economic periods threaten to corrode the balm of peace with which we have salved our wounds.

The vast British Empire was built and expanded by mass genocide of indigenous peoples, Africans’ slave labour and the exploitation of other ethnic groups using both the Bible and the gun as major instruments of control. The present crimes and violence being experienced by people of the Caribbean and Americas’ region is underpinned by the psychological effects of centuries of enslavement, and colonization.

Barbados, with its peculiar history - being a key administrative centre of that British Empire, manifests many of these less desirable impacts. Barbados is considered the most racially segregated country in the Caribbean, if not the commonwealth. Over the years the island has impacted on the international community due to some important events that took place during some epoch periods: 1627, 1639, 1652, 1661, 1816, 1937, 1966, 1998, 2002 and 2012. Should the Spiritual Healing Ceremonies now being proposed for 2014 be given appropriate support by government the impact on the international community could be equally significant.

Birth of the Nation Barbados

British records inform us that in 1627 a British ship arrived on the island known today as Barbados. On the ship were 70 sailors and 10 Africans that were captured from a rival ship after a battle at sea. The British first came across the island by chance in 1625 when their ship was blown off course during a storm. The records state that the island was uninhabited when it was claimed as a British colony in 1627.

Much evidence exists to prove that people lived on the island prior to the arrival of the British, but it is claimed that none were found on their arrival. Should this history be accurate Barbados is then the only colony whereby the colonizers and the colonised arrived together and no blood was shed on the altar; the only colony in the Caribbean that did not begin with appropriation from indigenous populations and the infliction of genocide.

The early development of Barbados was by indentured servitude mainly from Ireland and Scotland with some of England’s poor. The records further inform us that in 1639 the British elite settlers established a parliament of nominated representatives, which means that the island has a parliamentary system of 375 years old, making is the third oldest in the Commonwealth of Nations after Britain and Bermuda, and it stands as a bastion of independence and democracy in the current era. In 1652 the system was tested when a civil unrest broke out between supporters of King Charles 11 and those of the “Roundheads” (parliament). It is said “the history of Barbados is by no means barren of events which have materially affected the British Empire. If the navigation laws led to England's supremacy on the seas, that small island was the cause which led to the navigation laws”.

Ships were sent from England to the island to put down the rebellion. This was the beginning of the modern Royal Navy. To avert disastrous bloodshed the two sides in the dispute reached a compromise and a ‘Peace Charter’ was signed on 11 January 1652. The situation led to a slackening of metropolitan control and greater autonomy for the island, which the islanders and the planter class in particular, greatly welcomed. This manifested itself in areas such as law-making, the right to appoint local officials, free trade and close relationships with the Dutch. The ‘Barbados Charter’ a very important document subsequently influenced the drafting of the document which became known as the American Constitution 122 years later.

As a free law-making parliament in 1661 an act known as the ‘Barbados Slave Code’ was introduced, which classified all enslaved Africans as Chattel – non-human. The ideology of white supremacy (Racism) from this ‘Slave Code’ introduced the belief that Africans were “heathenish, brutish and an uncertaine dangerous kinde of people”, who were not fit to be governed under English law. This view of Africans was to influence many colonialists throughout the British Caribbean and Americas. The island never changed colonial hands and the impact of British culture was so great that it was nicknamed “Little England”. The island was a “total” slave society and due to its mastery of the skills in breaking a man and making a slave it was considered the most valuable piece of ‘real estate’ in the world. The island was also a transhipment point for enslaved persons to other colonies. The ideology of chattel enslavement also influenced other European colonizers including the colonies of the Americas that classified black people as 3/5 human.

Throughout its colonization there were social uprisings and planned rebellions on the island including a major planned rebellion in 1675 to overthrow the slave system and install an Akan Elder as King; but the plans were betrayed. The punishments for those identified were very severe. Therefore, it was understandable why it took more than 100 years of relatively quiet coexistence before Barbados experienced its most major surprised rebellion of 1816, which is documented as the “Bussa” Rebellion that affected half the island. It is believed that this rebellion was motivated by two events; Haiti’s successful Black Republic of 1804 and reaction to the erection of the statue of Lord Horatio Nelson in 1813, which is Barbados’ most notable public symbol of white supremacy, second only to the white image of Jesus Christ. The Bussa Rebellion hastened the emancipation proclamation of 1834.

The contentment of former enslaved persons while under undue hardship was endured for approximately 100 years after slavery until 1937 when Barbados was to experience another surprised rebellion. This social uprising usually refers to as the 1937 “Riots” significantly contributed to other uprisings and changes in the Caribbean. The imperial government sent a Royal Commission to investigate and report on the situation while also offering possible solutions. The Report of West India Royal Commission, also known as the Moyne Report, published fully in 1945, exposed the horrendous living conditions in Britain's Caribbean colonies. It was from the report’s finding that non-white politicians in Barbados gained ascendancy to parliament in 1944.

The Moyne report helped to expedite the development of trade unions and political parties. In 1946 the Barbados Labour Party won an election making it among the oldest political parties in the Caribbean. Universal adult suffrage was adopted in 1950 and the leader of the party Sir Grantley Adams became premiere of the short lived ‘West Indies Federation’ - January 1958 to May 1962 – the independence movement within the British Empire was born. The island’s full internal self-government was achieved with political independence in 1966. The Caribbean Community took effect in 1973 and Barbados was given lead responsibility within the movement. The Caribbean Community subsequently became the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CARICOM).

Consciousness Revolution

In 1998 a quiet revolution took place when the Government established a ‘Commission for Pan-African Affairs’ (CPAA) with a mandate to raise the level of consciousness of African Barbadians and to make connections with African brothers and sisters globally. This agency was and is still the only such department of any government in the independence Caribbean. In 1999 a national consultation on Racism (white supremacy) was carried out in Barbados. The island’s population of over ninety percentages (90%) African Barbadians is yet to become conscious of being African. The CPAA was very influential in this process; the first such undertaking of any country. Two outstanding recommendations, among others, from the consultation included: that Lord Horatio Nelson’s statue be relocation from its present position, and, a demand for Reparations from Britain. It is not clear as the why the statue has not been relocated yet.

The CPAA also contributed significantly to the 2001 United Nations World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban, South Africa at which the transatlantic trade in Africans, slavery and colonialism were acknowledged to have been all crimes against humanity, and that Reparations are due to descendants of enslaved Africans. Many hailed this conference as one of the greatest conferences the world has ever known, surpassed only by the Nicea Conference of 325 BC and the Berlin Conference of 1884-5. In October 2002 Barbados hosted the first follow-up to the Durban 2001 conference; the Afrikan and Afrikan Descendants World Conference against Racism at which the case for Reparations was affirmed. This conference would not have been possible without the CPAA.

On 12 October 2012 the Government of Barbados established a ‘Reparations Task Force’. This initiative motivated other Caribbean leaders to take similar action. In July 2013 all the Heads of Governments in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) agreed to the establishment of Reparations Committees to be brought under a ‘CARICOM Reparations Commission’. The Prime Minister of Barbados is Chairman of the Prime Ministers’ Sub-committee on Reparations and Professor Sir Hillary Beckles a Barbadian, is the Chairman of the Commission.

The above is a brief examination of Barbados’ history as it relates to key periods; 1627, 1639, 1652, 1661, 1816, 1937, 1966, 1998, 2002 and 2012 and why the healing ceremony is proposed for Barbados.

Spiritual Healing Ceremonies

The UN uses the strategy of dedicating “a day” “a year” and “a decade” to bring attention to important issues. The UN proclaimed the years 2001 to 2010 as a Decade for a Culture of Peace. It was therefore fitting that the Durban conference against racism took place at the start of the decade - the first world conference of the 21st century. The decade for a Culture of Peace is bearing fruits. In June a culture of peace meeting held in Sarajevo was attended by over 900 delegates of Human Rights and Peace Activists from 32 countries. The delegates broke new ground by addressing subjects on NATO that have been taboo and affirmed that “Peace is Possible”. They called on the UN to take up its mandate to save the world from the scourge of war.

The Decade for a Culture of Peace followed the year 2000 as an “International Year for a Culture of Peace”. The period 1993 – 2003 was the Third Decade to combat Racism and Racial Discrimination started in 1973. The year 2011 as an “International Year for People of African Decent” is now followed by the “Decade for People of African Descent 2015 -2024”. In 2010 it was proposed also that there be an “International Day for People of African Descent”, the 12th October has been recommended as the most appropriate date.

At present the proposal for a week of spiritual healing activities from 5 - 12 October 2014 is before the Government of Barbados. Noting the fact that Barbados was a pillar for the building of the greatest Empire in 2000 years; then Barbados must be the pillar in redressing the impacts of this empire on People of African Descent.

A spiritual foundation for breaking the cycle of crimes and violence that dominates the
Caribbean and Americas territories, especially among the youth, must be laid before the start of the decade. This spiritual event will be the start for a genuine healing process necessary to address the pain, shame, anger, fear and self-hatred that are the legacies of slavery and colonization. This proposal is unique, unlike any other that might have been attempted to address the historic problems faced by African people. The healing ceremony will be an occasion to call on the ancestors for help; to have the enslavers’ spirits acknowledge their crimes against humanity, and repent for those crimes, and to come to an agreement to “Turn-Away” from their practices.

The process within the Caribbean in 1973 that led to the CSME is similar to that on the African Continent with the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) of 1963 and its transformation to the African Union (AU) in 2002. The Diaspora is to become the sixth region of Africa within a United States of Africa.

The Healing Ceremonies proposed will put the Caribbean and its people in a leadership role of influencing the international community toward the way forward; in seeking truth, justice, peace, healing and reconciliation as we implement the United Nations “International Decade for People of African Descent” with all its implications. Annually each CARICOM country can promote a “City of Peace” from 10 – 12 October, with 12 October being designated “Reparations Day” for Recognition, Justice and Development. This idea has the endorsement of the Assembly of the World Social Forum.

We are calling on all people of goodwill to give this proposed week of activities for spiritual healing in October 2014 their full support.

Further information contact:

NsARC - The Non State Actors Reparations Commission Inc. Barbados

Tel: 265-8849,

Email: nsarcbarbados@gmail.com

www.n-sarc.org

http://theblacklistpub.ning.com/profiles/blogs/barbados-to-host-a-week-of-spiritual-healing-from-the-effects-and

 

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[Many Israelites still wear the White Jewish so-called “Star of David”.  And in my opinion, today, it has nothing to do with King David but rather it is a representation of White Jewish culture and the Jewish, man-made religion that they established and call “Judaism”.  This “Star” is also based on their “Talmud” (another one of their writings) and has nothing to do with the GOD of Israel’s Book of the Law.  “The Star of David” identifies the usurpers of GOD’s Holy Land, and like the “New Testament”, it actually guides people away from GOD and HIS Laws, Statutes, and Judgments that cannot be altered in any manner, and in place of them White Jews have incorporated their own imaginations that designed to deceive GOD’s ELECT.  Rule of thumb, if the GOD of Israel does not demonstrate specific use of certain items in the Hebrew Scriptures, then for sure these items by origin are pagan.  Let’s identify with what we know to be a WORK of the GOD of Israel – FRINGE, HIS LAW, LIFE (KHI), and the MENORAH.  Let’s wear that which we know is a reference to Our GOD of Israel.  This is one way we can identify with Our GOD and call attention to HIM.   T.Y., Editor]

 

Shalom Ha-kol,


I wrote a commentary about this Jewish symbol some years ago when I was still producing the ICN (Israelite Community Newsletter) and why we should not be wearing this PAGAN symbol to represent us as Israelites.  At that time, I attached an article that was originally produced by Adone Ovadyahu ben Israel (the iconoclastic moreh) on this subject and included my own research as well to corroborate his findings.  I've had a couple of computer crashes since then (including my external hard drive which had all of my backed up files on it), so I may not have it on my flash drive files.  If necessary, however, I did keep a hard copy and can scan it to a file in case anyone wants to view this article.


I'm attaching this file for your information with information on the subject which was obtained from Wikipedia and the Jewish Encyclopedia.  I present this information to you for your consideration and to increase your understanding.


May Yah continue to bless us with wisdom, knowledge and most of all, much understanding.


Shalom uvrakote,


Zaqaynah Naami bat Lewi

 

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Star of David

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (see http://www.wn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_of_David)

 

This article is about the use of the hexagram as a Jewish symbol. For the Star of David in Christianity & Islam, see Star of David in the Abrahamic religions. For other uses, see Hexagram.m  "Jewish Star" redirects here. For the newspaper, see The Jewish Star.  "Magen David" redirects here. For the halakhic commentator, see David HaLevi Segal.

 

Star of David

The Star of David, known in Hebrew as the Shield of David or Magen David (Hebrew מָגֵן דָּוִד; Biblical Hebrew Māḡēn Dāwīḏ [maːˈɣeːn daːˈwiːð], Tiberian [mɔˈɣen dɔˈvið], Modern Hebrew [maˈɡen daˈvid], Ashkenazi Hebrew and Yiddish Mogein Dovidmɔɡeɪn ˈdɔvid] or Mogen Dovid), is a generally recognized symbol of modern Jewish identity and Judaism.[1] Its shape is that of a hexagram, the compound of two equilateral triangles. The Star of David is not and was never a uniquely Jewish symbol.[2]

 

During the 19th century the symbol began to proliferate amongst the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, ultimately being used amongst the Jewish communities in the Pale of Settlement. A significant motivating factor was the desire to imitate the influence of the Christian cross.[3] The earliest Jewish usage of the symbol was inherited from medieval Arabic literature by Kabbalists for use in talismanic protective amulets (segulot

) where it was known as a Seal of Solomon.[4][5] The symbol was also used in Christian churches as a decorative motif many centuries before its first known use in a Jewish synagogue.[6] Prior to the 19th century, official use in Jewish communities was generally known only in the region of today's Czech Republic, Austria and possibly parts of Southern Germany, having begun in medieval Prague.[7]

 

The symbol became representative of the worldwide Zionist community, and later the broader Jewish community, after it was chosen as the central symbol on a flag at the First Zionist Congress in 1897.[8][9]

 

The identification of the term "Star of David" or "Shield of David" with the hexagram shape dates to the 17th century. The term "Shield of David" is also used in the Siddur (Jewish prayer book) as a title of the God of Israel.

 

History of Jewish usage

Early use as an ornament

                                                                  

 

The Star of David in oldest surviving complete copy                Page of segulot in a mediaeval Kabbalistic

of the Masoretic text, the Leningrad Codex, dated 1008.         grimoire (Sefer Raziel HaMalakh

, 13th century)

 

The hexagram does appear occasionally in Jewish contexts since antiquity, apparently as a decorative motif. For example, in Israel, there is a stone bearing a hexagram from the arch of a 3rd–4th century synagogue in the Galilee.[10] Originally, the hexagram may have been employed as an architectural ornament on synagogues, as it is, for example, on the cathedrals of Brandenburg and Stendal, and on the Marktkirche at Hanover. A pentagram in this form is found on the ancient synagogue at Tell Hum. In the synagogues, perhaps, it was associated with the mezuzah.

 

The use of the hexagram in a Jewish context as a possibly meaningful symbol may occur as early as the 11th century, in the decoration of the carpet page of the famous Tanakh manuscript, the Leningrad Codex dated 1008. Similarly, the symbol illuminates a medieval Tanakh manuscript dated 1307 belonging to Rabbi Yosef bar Yehuda ben Marvas from Toledo, Spain. A Siddur dated 1512 from Prague displays a large hexagram on the cover with the phrase, "He will merit to bestow a bountiful gift on anyone who grasps the Shield of David."[11]

 

Kabbalistic use

 

A hexagram has been noted on a Jewish tombstone in Taranto, Apulia in Southern Italy, which may date as early as the third century CE.[12][13] The Jews of Apulia were noted for their scholarship in Kabbalah, which has been connected to the use of the Star of David.[14]

 

Medieval Kabbalistic grimoires show hexagrams among the tables of segulot, but without identifying them as "Shield of David".

 

In the Renaissance Period, in the 16th-century Land of Israel, the book Ets Khayim conveys the Kabbalah of Ha-Ari (Rabbi Isaac Luria) who arranges the traditional items on the seder plate for Passover into two triangles, where they explicitly correspond to Jewish mystical concepts. The six sfirot of the masculine Zer Anpin correspond to the six items on the seder plate, while the seventh sfira being the feminine Malkhut corresponds to the plate itself.[15][16][17]

 

However, these seder-plate triangles are parallel, one above the other, and do not actually form a hexagram,.[18]

 

According to G.S. Oegema (1996)

 

Isaac Luria provided the hexagram with a further mystical meaning. In his book Etz Chayim he teaches that the elements of the plate for the Seder evening have to be placed in the order of the hexagram: above the three sefirot "Crown", "Wisdom", and "Insight", below the other seven.[19]

 

Similarly, M. Costa[year needed][page needed] wrote that M. Gudemann and other researchers in the 1920s claimed that Isaac Luria was influential in turning the Star of David into a national Jewish emblem by teaching that the elements of the plate for the Seder evening have to be placed in the order of the hexagram Gershom Scholem (1990) disagrees with this view, arguing that Isaac Luria talked about parallel triangles one beneath the other and not about the hexagram.[20]

 

The Star of David at least since the 20th century remains associated with the number seven and thus with the Menorah, and popular accounts[unreliable source?] associate it with the six directions of space plus the center (under the influence of the description of space found in the Sefer Yetsira: Up, Down, East, West, South, North, and Center), or the Six Sefirot of the Male (Zeir Anpin) united with the Seventh Sefirot of the Female (Nukva).[21] Some say that one triangle represents the ruling tribe of Judah and the other the former ruling tribe of Benjamin. It is also seen as a dalet and yud, the two letters assigned to Judah. There are 12 Vav, or "men," representing the 12 tribes or patriarchs of Israel.

 

Official usage in Central European communities

In 1354, King of Bohemia Charles IV prescribed for the Jews of Prague a red flag with both David's shield and Solomon's seal, while the red flag with which the Jews met King Matthias of Hungary in the 15th century showed two pentagrams with two golden stars.[22]

 

In 1460, the Jews of Ofen (Budapest, Hungary) received King Matthias Corvinus with a red flag on which were two Shields of David and two stars. In the first Hebrew prayer book, printed in Prague in 1512, a large hexagram appears on the cover. In the colophon is written: "Each man beneath his flag according to the house of their fathers…and he will merit to bestow a bountiful gift on anyone who grasps the Shield of David." In 1592, Mordechai Maizel was allowed to affix "a flag of King David, similar to that located on the Main Synagogue" on his synagogue in Prague. Following the Battle of Prague (1648), the Jews of Prague were again granted a flag, in recognition in their contribution to the city's defense. That flag showed a yellow hexagram on a red background, with a star placed in the center of the hexagram.[23]

 

As a symbol of Judaism and the Jewish community

 

Alphonse Halimi, world bantamweight champion

 

Herzl's proposed flag, as sketched in his diaries. Although he drew a Star of David, he did not describe it as such

 

Béla Guttmann, footballer for Hakoah Vienna

 

The symbol became representative of the worldwide Zionist community, and later the broader Jewish community, after it was chosen to represent the First Zionist Congress in 1897.[24][6]

 

A year prior to the congress, Herzl had written in his 1896 Der Judenstaat:

We have no flag, and we need one. If we desire to lead many men, we must raise a symbol above their heads. I would suggest a white flag, with seven golden stars. The white field symbolizes our pure new life; the stars are the seven golden hours of our working-day. For we shall march into the Promised Land carrying the badge of honor.[25]

 

David Wolffsohn (1856–1914), a businessman prominent in the early Zionist movement, was aware that the nascent Zionist movement had no official flag, and that the design proposed by Theodor Herzl was gaining no significant support, wrote:

 

At the behest of our leader Herzl, I came to Basle to make preparations for the Zionist Congress. Among many other problems that occupied me then was one that contained something of the essence of the Jewish problem. What flag would we hang in the Congress Hall? Then an idea struck me. We have a flag—and it is blue and white. The talith (prayer shawl) with which we wrap ourselves when we pray: that is our symbol. Let us take this Talith from its bag and unroll it before the eyes of Israel and the eyes of all nations. So I ordered a blue and white flag with the Shield of David painted upon it. That is how the national flag, that flew over Congress Hall, came into being.

 

In the early 20th century, the symbol began to be used to express Jewish affiliations in sports. Hakoah Vienna was a Jewish sports club founded in Vienna, Austria, in 1909 whose teams competed with the Star of David on the chest of their uniforms, and won the 1925 Austrian League soccer championship.[26] Similarly, The Philadelphia Sphas basketball team in Philadelphia (whose name was an acronym of its founding South Philadelphia Hebrew Association) wore a large Star of David on their jerseys to proudly proclaim their Jewish identity, as they competed in the first half of the 20th century.[27][28][29][30]

 

In boxing, Benny "the Ghetto Wizard" Leonard (who said he felt as though he was fighting for all Jews) fought with a Star of David embroidered on his trunks in the 1910s. World heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer fought with a Star of David on his trunks as well, notably, for the first time as he knocked out Nazi Germany hero Max Schmeling in 1933; Hitler never permitted Schmeling to fight a Jew again.

 

The Holocaust

 

The yellow badge

A Star of David, often yellow-colored, was used by the Nazis during the Holocaust as a method of identifying Jews. After the German invasion of Poland in 1939 there were initially different local decrees forcing Jews to wear a distinct sign – in the General Government e.g. a white armband with a blue Star of David on it, in the Warthegau a yellow badge in the form of a Star of David on the left side of the breast and on the back. If a Jew was found without wearing the star in public, they could be subjected to severe punishment. The requirement to wear the Star of David with the word Jude (German for Jew) inscribed was then extended to all Jews over the age of six in the Reich and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (by a decree issued on September 1, 1941 signed by Reinhard Heydrich [31]) and was gradually introduced in other German-occupied areas.

 

Contemporary use

 

                     

The flag of Israel      Star on a window     Star in the Schneider                      Star in the Ari Ashkenazi

            Synagogue, Istanbul                       Synagogue, Safed

 

The flag of Israel, depicting a blue Star of David on a white background, between two horizontal blue stripes was adopted on October 28, 1948, five months after the country's establishment. The origins of the flag's design date from the First Zionist Congress in 1897; the flag has subsequently been known as the "flag of Zion".

 

Some Orthodox Jewish groups[who?] reject the use of the Jewish Star of David because of its association with magic. Neturei Karta and Satmar reject it because they associate it with Zionism.

Many Modern Orthodox synagogues, and many synagogues of other Jewish movements, however, have the Israeli flag with the Star of David prominently displayed at the front of the synagogues near the Ark containing the Torah scrolls.

 

Magen David Adom (MDA) ("Red Star of David" or, translated literally, "Red Shield of David") is Israel's only official emergency medical, disaster, ambulance service.

 

It is an official member of the International Committee of the Red Cross since June 2006. According to the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Magen David Adom was boycotted by the International Committee of the Red Cross, which refused to grant the organization membership because "it was [...] argued that having an emblem used by only one country was contrary to the principles of universality."[32] Other commentators said the ICRC did not recognize the medical and humanitarian use of this Jewish symbol, a Red Shield, alongside the Christian cross and the Muslim crescent.[33]

 

Use in sports

Since 1948, the Star of David has carried the dual significance of representing both the state of Israel, and Jewish identity in general. In the United States especially, it continues to be used in the latter sense by a number of athletes.

 

In baseball, Jewish major leaguer Gabe Kapler had a Star of David tattooed on his left calf in 2000, with the words "strong-willed" and "strong-minded", major leaguer Mike "SuperJew" Epstein drew a Star of David on his baseball glove, and major leaguer Ron Blomberg had a Star of David emblazoned in the knob of his bat which is on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame.[34][35][36][37][38][39]

 

NBA basketball star Amar'e Stoudemire, who says he is spiritually and culturally Jewish,[40] had a Star of David tattoo put on his left hand in 2010.[41][42] NFL football defensive end Igor Olshansky has Star of David tattoos on each side of his neck, near his shoulders.[43][44][45] Israeli golfer Laetitia Beck displays a blue-and-white magen david symbol on her golf apparel.[46][47]

 

In boxing, Jewish light heavyweight world champion Mike "The Jewish Bomber" Rossman fought with a Star of David embroidered on his boxing trunks, and also has a blue Star of David tattoo on the outside of his right calf.[48][49][50][51] Other boxers fought with Stars of David embroidered on their trunks include world lightweight champion, world light heavyweight boxing champion Battling Levinsky, Barney Ross (world champion as a lightweight, as a junior welterweight, and as a welterweight), world flyweight boxing champion Victor "Young" Peres ("Young"), world bantamweight champion Alphonse Halimi, and more recently World Boxing Association super welterweight champion Yuri Foreman and light middleweight Boyd Melson.[48][52][53][54][55][56][57] Welterweight Zachary "Kid Yamaka" Wohlman has a tattoo of a Star of David across his stomach, and welterweight Dmitriy Salita even boxes under the nickname "Star of David".[58][59]

 

Maccabi clubs still use the Star of David in their emblems.[60]

 

Origin of the name

 

The Jewish Encyclopedia cites a 12th-century Karaite document as the earliest Jewish literary source to mention a symbol called "Magen Dawid" (without specifying its shape).[61]

 

The name 'Shield of David' was used by at least the 11th century as a title of the God of Israel, independent of the use of the symbol. The phrase occurs independently as a Divine title in the Siddur, the traditional Jewish prayer book, where it poetically refers to the Divine protection of ancient King David and the anticipated restoration of his dynastic house, perhaps based on Psalm 18, which is attributed to David, and in which God is compared to a shield (v. 31 and v. 36). The term occurs at the end of the "Samkhaynu/Gladden us" blessing, which is recited after the reading of the Haftara portion on Saturday and holidays.[62]

 

The earliest known text related to Judaism which mentions a sign called the "Shield of David" is Eshkol Ha-Kofer by the Karaite Judah Hadassi, in the mid-12th century CE:

 

Seven names of angels precede the mezuzah: Michael, Gabriel, etc. …Tetragrammaton protect you! And likewise the sign, called the "Shield of David", is placed beside the name of each angel.[63]

This book is of Karaite, and not of Rabbinic Jewish origin, and it does not describe the shape of the sign in any way.

 

 

Miscellaneous

·         In Unicode, the "Star of David" symbol is U+2721 ().

·         The world's largest Star of David (2,400 metres (7,900 ft) diameter) is at Harold Holt Naval Communi-cations Stn., Exmouth, Australia at 21°48′57″S 114°09′57″E / 21.815927°S 114.165888°E / -21.815927; 114.165888 .[64]

·         At London Heathrow Airport in the early 1950s were built six runways in layout, each a bit over a mile long.

·         Some criminal gangs, including the Gangster Disciples and those affiliated with the Folk Nation, use the Star of David as their symbol. In the case of the Gangster Disciples this is a reference to the group's founder, David Barksdale, also known as "King David".

 

Gallery

 

 

Use by x-tians and others:

 

                                                                                

 

J. in a hexagram – painting in the                        Star of David on the Salt Lake                   Use in a Quran

St. Nikola church in Krusevo, Macedonia           Assembly Hall                                 

 

                                                                                                                 

Hexagram at Humayun's Tomb,                Hexagram in Islamic stonework at                        Use in a Dirham

Delhi, India                                                   the Qutb complex, Delhi, India

 

                                                                                                                  

Hexagram on obverse of Moroccan                     Hexagram on the Minaret               Diagram showing the two

4 Falus coin (1873)                                     of Arasta Mosque (Prizren)                        mystic syllables Om & Hrim

                       

 

 

Hexagram on the flag of Hayreddin Barbarossa                       

 

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The unedited full-text of the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia

 

MAGEN DAWID ("David's shield"):

 

The hexagram formed by the combination of two equilateral triangles; used as the symbol of Judaism. It is placed upon synagogues, sacred vessels, and the like, and was adopted as a device by the American Jewish Publication Society in 1873 (see illustration, Jew. Encyc. i. 520), the Zionist Congress of Basel (ib. ii. 570)—hence by "Die Welt" (Vienna), the official organ of Zionism—and by other bodies. The ḥebra ḳaddisha of the Jewish community of Johannesburg, South Africa, calls itself "Ḥebra Ḳaddisha zum Rothen Magen David," following the designation of the "red cross" societies.

 

The Jewish view of God, which permitted no images of Him, was and still is opposed to the acceptance of any symbols, and neither the Bible nor the Talmud recognizes their existence. It is noteworthy, moreover, that the shield of David is not mentioned in rabbinical literature. The "Magen Dawid," therefore, probably did not originate withinRabbinism, the official and dominant Judaism for more than 2,000 years. Nevertheless, a David's shield has recently been noted on a Jewish tombstone at Tarentum, in southern Italy, which may date as early as the third century of the common era (see Herbert M. Adler in "J. Q. R." xiv. 111). The earliest Jewish literary source which mentions it, the "Eshkol ha-Kofer" of the Karaite Judah Hadassi (middle of the 12th cent.), says, in ch. 242: "Seven names of angels precede the mezuzah: Michael, Gabriel, etc. . . . Tetragrammaton protect thee! And likewise the sign called 'David's shield' is placed beside the name of each angel." It was, therefore, at this time a sign on amulets.

 

A "Magen Dawid" from a "Mizraḥ."Magic Papyri.

 

In the magic papyri of antiquity, pentagrams, together with stars and other signs, are frequently found on amulets bearing the Jewish names of God—"Sabaoth," "Adonai," "Eloai"—and used to guard against fever and other diseases (Wessely, "Neue Zauberpapyri," pp. 68, 70, and note). Curiously enough, only the pentacle appears, not the hexagram. In the great magic papyrus at Paris and London there are twenty-two signs side by side, and a circle with twelve signs, but neither a pentacle nor a hexagram (Wessely, l.c. pp. 31, 112), although there is a triangle, perhaps in place of the latter. In the many illustrations of amulets given by Budge in his "Egyptian Magic" (London, 1899) not a single pentacle or hexagram appears. The syncretism of Hellenistic, Jewish, and Coptic influences did not, therefore, originate the symbol. It is probable that it was the Cabala that derived the symbol from the Templars (see Vajda in "Magyar Zsidó Szemle," xvii. 314 et seq.; German reprint in Grunwald's "Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Jüdische Volkskunde," x. 138 et seq.). The Cabala, in fact, makes use of this sign, arranging the Ten Sefirot, or spheres, in it, and placing it on amulets (see illustrations, Jew. Encyc. i. 181, 550; iii. 475).

 

Solomon's Seal.

The pentagram, called Solomon's seal, is also used as a talisman, and Henry thinks that the Hindus derived it from the Semites ("Magic dans l'Inde Antique," p. 93, Paris, 1904), although the name by no means proves the Jewish or Semitic origin of the sign. The Hindus likewise employed the hexagram as a means of protection, and as such it is mentioned in the earliest source, quoted above. In the synagogues, perhaps, it took the place of the mezuzah, and the name "shield of David" may have been given it in virtue of its protective powers.  The hexagram may have been employed originally also as an architectural ornament on synagogues, as it is, for example, on the cathedrals of Brandenburg and Stendal, and on the Marktkirche at Hanover.  A pentacle in this form, , is found on the ancient synagogue at Tell Hum.  Charles IV prescribed for the Jews of Prague in 1354, a red flag with both David's shield and Solomon's seal, while the red flag with which the Jews met King Matthias of Hungary in the fifteenth century showed two pentacles with two golden stars (Schwandtner, "Scriptores Rerum Hungaricarum," ii. 148). The pentacle, therefore, may also have been used among the Jews. It occurs in a manuscript as early as the year 1073 (facsimile in M. Friedmann, "Seder Eliyahu Rabbah we-Seder Eliyahu Zuṭa," Vienna, 1901).

 

Bibliography:

 

 

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How Ancient Trinitarian Gods Influenced Adoption of the Trinity

 

Many who believe in the Trinity are surprised, perhaps shocked, to learn that the idea of divine beings existing as trinities or triads long predated Christianity. Yet, as we will see, the evidence is abundantly documented.

 

Marie Sinclair, Countess of Caithness, in her 1876 book Old Truths in a New Light, states: "It is generally, although erroneously, supposed that the doctrine of the Trinity is of Christian origin. Nearly every nation of antiquity possessed a similar doctrine. [The early Catholic theologian] St. Jerome testifies unequivocally, 'All the ancient nations believed in the Trinity'" (p. 382).

Notice how the following quotes document belief in a divine trinity in many regions and religions of the ancient world.

 

Sumeria

"The universe was divided into three regions each of which became the domain of a god. Anu's share was the sky. The earth was given to Enlil. Ea became the ruler of the waters. Together they constituted the triad of the Great Gods" ( The Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, 1994, pp. 54-55)

 

Babylonia

"The ancient Babylonians recognised the doctrine of a trinity, or three persons in one god— as appears from a composite god with three heads forming part of their mythology, and the use of the equilateral triangle, also, as an emblem of such trinity in unity" (Thomas Dennis Rock, The Mystical Woman and the Cities of the Nations, 1867, pp. 22-23).

 

India

"The Puranas, one of the Hindoo Bibles of more than 3,000 years ago, contain the following passage: 'O ye three Lords! know that I recognize only one God. Inform me, therefore, which of you is the true divinity, that I may address to him alone my adorations.' The three gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva [or Shiva], becoming manifest to him, replied, 'Learn, O devotee, that there is no real distinction between us. What to you appears such is only the semblance. The single being appears under three forms by the acts of creation, preservation, and destruction, but he is one.'

 

"Hence the triangle was adopted by all the ancient nations as a symbol of the Deity . . . Three was considered among all the pagan nations as the chief of the mystical numbers, because, as Aristotle remarks, it contains within itself a beginning, a middle, and an end. Hence we find it designating some of the attributes of almost all the pagan gods" (Sinclair, pp. 382-383).

 

Greece

"In the Fourth Century B.C. Aristotle wrote: 'All things are three, and thrice is all: and let us use this number in the worship of the gods; for, as the Pythagoreans say, everything and all things are bounded by threes, for the end, the middle and the beginning have this number in everything, and these compose the number of the Trinity'" (Arthur Weigall, Paganism in Our Christianity, 1928, pp. 197-198).

 

Egypt

"The Hymn to Amun decreed that 'No god came into being before him (Amun)' and that 'All gods are three: Amun, Re and Ptah, and there is no second to them. Hidden is his name as Amon, he is Re in face, and his body is Ptah.' . . . This is a statement of trinity, the three chief gods of Egypt subsumed into one of them, Amon. Clearly, the concept of organic unity within plurality got an extraordinary boost with this formulation. Theologically, in a crude form it came strikingly close to the later Christian form of plural Trinitarian monotheism" (Simson Najovits, Egypt, Trunk of the Tree, Vol. 2, 2004, pp. 83-84).

 

Other areas

Many other areas had their own divine trinities. In Greece they were Zeus, Poseidon and Adonis. The Phoenicians worshipped Ulomus, Ulosuros and Eliun. Rome worshipped Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto. In Germanic nations they were called Wodan, Thor and Fricco. Regarding the Celts, one source states, "The ancient heathen deities of the pagan Irish[,] Criosan, Biosena, and Seeva, or Sheeva, are doubtless the Creeshna [Krishna], Veeshnu [Vishnu], [or the all-inclusive] Brahma, and Seeva [Shiva], of the Hindoos" (Thomas Maurice, The History of Hindostan, Vol. 2, 1798, p. 171).

 

"The origin of the conception is entirely pagan"

 

Egyptologist Arthur Weigall, while himself a Trinitarian, summed up the influence of ancient beliefs on the adoption of the Trinity doctrine by the Catholic Church in the following excerpt from his previously cited book:

 

"It must not be forgotten that Jesus Christ never mentioned such a phenomenon [the Trinity], and nowhere in the New Testament does the word 'Trinity' appear. The idea was only adopted by the Church three hundred years after the death of our Lord; and the origin of the conception is entirely pagan . . .

 

"The ancient Egyptians, whose influence on early religious thought was profound, usually arranged their gods or goddesses in trinities: there was the trinity of Osiris, Isis, and Horus, the trinity of Amen, Mut, and Khonsu, the trinity of Khnum, Satis, and Anukis, and so forth . . .

 

"The early Christians, however, did not at first think of applying the idea to their own faith. They paid their devotions to God the Father and to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and they recognized the mysterious and undefined existence of the Holy Spirit; but there was no thought of these three being an actual Trinity, co-equal and united in One . . .

 

"The application of this old pagan conception of a Trinity to Christian theology was made possible by the recognition of the Holy Spirit as the required third 'Person,' co-equal with the other 'Persons' . . .

 

"The idea of the Spirit being co-equal with God was not generally recognised until the second half of the Fourth Century A.D. . . . In the year 381 the Council of Constantinople added to the earlier Nicene Creed a description of the Holy Spirit as 'the Lord, and giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father, who with the Father and Son together is worshipped and glorified.' . . .

 

"Thus, the Athanasian creed, which is a later composition but reflects the general conceptions of Athanasius [the 4th-century Trinitarian whose view eventually became official doctrine] and his school, formulated the conception of a co-equal Trinity wherein the Holy Spirit was the third 'Person'; and so it was made a dogma of the faith, and belief in the Three in One and One in Three became a paramount doctrine of Christianity, though not without terrible riots and bloodshed . . .

 

"Today a Christian thinker . . . has no wish to be precise about it, more especially since the definition is obviously pagan in origin and was not adopted by the Church until nearly three hundred years after Christ" (pp. 197-203).

 

James Bonwick summarized the story well on page 396 of his 1878 work Egyptian Belief and Modern Thought: "It is an undoubted fact that more or less all over the world the deities are in triads. This rule applies to eastern and western hemispheres, to north and south.

 

"Further, it is observed that, in some mystical way, the triad of three persons is one. The first is as the second or third, the second as first or third, the third as first or second; in fact, they are each other, one and the same individual being. The definition of Athanasius, who lived in Egypt, applies to the trinities of all heathen religions."

 

http://www.ucg.org/booklet/god-trinity/how-ancient-trinitarian-gods-influenced-adoption-trinity/

 

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Allah gave the land of Israel to the Jews

Click here to watch: Allah gave the land of Israel to the Jews

 

Al Quds and other Arab media outlets published this amazing article this weekend:

 

Sheikh Ahmad Adwan, who introduces himself as a Muslim scholar who lives in Jordan, said on his personal Facebook page that there is no such thing as “Palestine” in the Koran. Allah has assigned the Holy Land to the Children of Israel until the Day of Judgment (Koran, Sura 5 – “The Sura of the Table”, Verse 21), and “We made the Children of Israel the inheritors (of the land)” (Koran, Sura 26 – “The Sura of the Poets”, Verse 59). "I say to those who distort their Lord’s book, the Koran: From where did you bring the name Palestine, you liars, you accursed, when Allah has already named it “The Holy Land” and bequeathed it to the Children of Israel until the Day of Judgment. There is no such thing as 'Palestine' in the Koran. Your demand for the Land of Israel is a falsehood and it constitutes an attack on the Koran, on the Jews and their land. Therefore you won’t succeed, and Allah will fail you and humiliate you, because Allah is the one who will protect them (i.e. the Jews).” The sheikh added: “The Palestinians are the killers of children, the elderly and women. They attack the Jews and then they use those (children, the elderly and women) as human shields and hide behind them, without mercy for their children as if they weren’t their own children, in order to tell the public opinion that the Jews intended to kill them. This is exactly what I saw with my own two eyes in the 70’s, when they attacked the Jordanian army, which sheltered and protected them. Instead of thanking it (the Jordanian army), they brought their children forward to (face) the Jordanian army, in order to make the world believe that the army kills their children. This is their habit and custom, their viciousness, their having hearts of stones towards their children, and their lying to public opinion, in order to get its support.”

 

WATCH HERE

It is worth mentioning, that the above mentioned sheikh visited Israel and met Jewish religious scholars. The “Israel in Arabic” site conducted an interview with him, in which he said that the reason for his openness towards the Jewish people “comes from my acknowledgment of their sovereignty on their land and my belief in the Koran, which told us and emphasized this in many places, like His (Allah’s) saying ”Oh People (i.e the Children of Israel), enter the Holy Land which Allah has assigned unto you” (Koran, Sura 5 – “The Sura of the Table”, Verse 21), and His saying “We made the Children of Israel the inheritors (of the land)” (Koran, Sura 26 – “The Sura of the Poets”, Verse 59) and many other verses. He (Adwan) added: “(The Jews) are peaceful people who love peace, who are not hostile and are not aggressors, but if they are attacked, they defend themselves while causing as little damage to the attackers as possible. It is an honor for them that Allah has chosen them over the worlds – meaning over the people and the Jinns until the Day of Judgment. I made the reasons for Allah’s choice clear in my books and pamphlets. When Allah chose them, He didn’t do so out of politeness, and He wasn’t unjust other peoples, it is just that they (the Jews) deserved this.”

 

Source: Elder of Zion

 

Jordanian sheikh: Allah gave the land of Israel to the Jews | Israel Video Network

 

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TIDBITS

 

Obama Golfs While CIA Run ISIS Plans U.S. Strike

 
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has long threatened to carry out a catastrophic attack on American soil with a spokesman recently boasting that the militant group would fly its flag over the White House.

 

by Infowars.com | August 24, 2014

http://www.infowars.com/obama-golfs-while-cia-run-isis-plans-u-s-strike/

 

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Maureen Dowd: Obama ‘Slacking Off and Playing Golf,’

‘Coasting into Irrelevance’

 

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is back again with one of those op-eds fiercely critical of President Barack Obama.

 

Dowd writes Wednesday that Obama is “slacking off” on his job.

 

“Right now, his story is the boring — and bored — president who can’t get Congress to do anything and is just coasting into irrelevance,” Dowd writes. “After taking big risks early in his presidency, with health care and the bin Laden raid, he seemed to sink into disgust at the gnarled system, slacking off and playing golf.”

 

The way Obama can fix all this, Dowd argues, is to hope for Republicans in Congress to impeach him. “It would endear him to Democrats for years to come,” she says, “because he lost the highest office in the land going to bat for them. They would finally forgive Obama for running for president — twice — when he scorned politics.”

 

Dowd says impeachment would be beneficial for Republicans, too, with a dig at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin: “Republicans could finally take on Obama to a degree that would make their crazed base happy — or as happy as this begrudging, seething crowd and their mindless, malcontent queen, Sarah Palin, are capable of being.”

 

http://www.mediaite.com/print/maureen-dowd-obama-slacking-off-and-playing-golf-coasting-into-irrelevance/

 

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[Is President Obama running his Administration or has he given his position of “Commander in Chief” to others thinking that should soldiers die in these new attacks on Syria and Iraq that it would be their fault.  And is he being duped like the Bush Administration had Gen. Colin Powel who lied about WMD for an excuse to go into an oil rich country?  My message to President Obama: “Stop deluding yourself, because whatever goes down, Mr. President, will be on your shoulders, your watch, your fault, and your legacy.”  The blood of US soldiers and of Arabians will be on his hands.  And if he thinks he can dodge what Thus Saith the LORD, he is so sadly mistaken.  The CREATOR GOD is maneuvering nations to prepare for war in order that HE can end all this evil that ruling powers, nations, and tongues have done to HIS Earth and to HIS Covenant People.  President Obama was in the wrong period of time when he made the decision to campaign for President of the United States and preside over the most aggressive and suppressive nation that ever existed.  Finally, finally, the CREATOR GOD is bringing the truth of the matter to light.  No matter who President Obama puts in charge of his affairs, be they advisors, consultants, and/or generals, it is the HAND of GOD ALMIGHTY that is directing every move and plan so that HE can end this present wicked world order that will be replaced with HIS Order of Righteous Judgment and HIS Peace for all who worship HIM according to HIS WAYS.  T.Y., Editor?]

 

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Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 21: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey speak to the media during a press briefing at the Pentagon August 21, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. Secretary Hagel spoke about the terror group ISIS and the situation in Iraq. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 21: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey speak to the media during a press briefing at the Pentagon, August 21, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. Secretary Hagel spoke about the terror group ISIS and the situation in Iraq. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey hold a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, August 21, 2014. Hagel warned that the Islamic State is more than a traditional 'terrorist group' and better armed, trained and funded than any recent threat. 'They marry ideology and a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well funded. This is beyond anything we have seen,' Hagel told reporters. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

DOHUK, IRAQ - AUGUST 25: A Yezidi woman baking the bread in Zakho district, a few kilometers from the Iraqi-Turkish border, Dohuk on August 25, 2014. Yezidis fled their home due to the assaults of army groups led by Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIL, take shelter banks of river to supply water in Zakho. Some of them escape to their holy Sheiks's tombs for taking shelter. Islamic State fighters captured Iraq's Sinjar and Rabia in the Nineveh province after fierce clashes, forcing thousands of Iraqis including Turkmen, Arabs and Yezidis to flee. (Photo by Ensar Ozdemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

DOHUK, IRAQ - AUGUST 25: Yezidi women try to cook the meal in Zakho district, a few kilometers from the Iraqi-Turkish border, Dohuk on August 25, 2014. Yezidis fled their home due to the assaults of army groups led by Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIL, take shelter banks of river to supply water in Zakho. Some of them escape to their holy Sheiks's tombs for taking shelter. Islamic State fighters captured Iraq's Sinjar and Rabia in the Nineveh province after fierce clashes, forcing thousands of Iraqis including Turkmen, Arabs and Yezidis to flee. (Photo by Ensar Ozdemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

DOHUK, IRAQ - AUGUST 25: Yezidis live difficult conditions in tents, in Zakho district, a few kilometers from the Iraqi-Turkish border, Dohuk on August 25, 2014. Yezidis fled their home due to the assaults of army groups led by Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIL, take shelter banks of river to supply water in Zakho. Some of them escape to their holy Sheiks's tombs for taking shelter. Islamic State fighters captured Iraq's Sinjar and Rabia in the Nineveh province after fierce clashes, forcing thousands of Iraqis including Turkmen, Arabs and Yezidis to flee. (Photo by Ensar Ozdemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

DOHUK, IRAQ - AUGUST 25: Yezidis live difficult conditions in tents, in Zakho district, a few kilometers from the Iraqi-Turkish border, Dohuk on August 25, 2014. Yezidis fled their home due to the assaults of army groups led by Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIL, take shelter banks of river to supply water in Zakho. Some of them escape to their holy Sheiks's tombs for taking shelter. Islamic State fighters captured Iraq's Sinjar and Rabia in the Nineveh province after fierce clashes, forcing thousands of Iraqis including Turkmen, Arabs and Yezidis to flee. (Photo by Ensar Ozdemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

DOHUK, IRAQ - AUGUST 25: Yezidis live difficult conditions in tents, in Zakho district, a few kilometers from the Iraqi-Turkish border, Dohuk on August 25, 2014. Yezidis fled their home due to the assaults of army groups led by Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIL, take shelter banks of river to supply water in Zakho. Some of them escape to their holy Sheiks's tombs for taking shelter. Islamic State fighters captured Iraq's Sinjar and Rabia in the Nineveh province after fierce clashes, forcing thousands of Iraqis including Turkmen, Arabs and Yezidis to flee. (Photo by Ensar Ozdemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

DOHUK, IRAQ - AUGUST 25: Yezidis live difficult conditions in tents, in Zakho district, a few kilometers from the Iraqi-Turkish border, Dohuk on August 25, 2014. Yezidis fled their home due to the assaults of army groups led by Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIL, take shelter banks of river to supply water in Zakho. Some of them escape to their holy Sheiks's tombs for taking shelter. Islamic State fighters captured Iraq's Sinjar and Rabia in the Nineveh province after fierce clashes, forcing thousands of Iraqis including Turkmen, Arabs and Yezidis to flee. (Photo by Ensar Ozdemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

DOHUK, IRAQ - AUGUST 25: Yezidis live difficult conditions in tents, in Zakho district, a few kilometers from the Iraqi-Turkish border, Dohuk on August 25, 2014. Yezidis fled their home due to the assaults of army groups led by Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIL, take shelter banks of river to supply water in Zakho. Some of them escape to their holy Sheiks's tombs for taking shelter. Islamic State fighters captured Iraq's Sinjar and Rabia in the Nineveh province after fierce clashes, forcing thousands of Iraqis including Turkmen, Arabs and Yezidis to flee. (Photo by Ensar Ozdemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

MOSUL, IRAQ - AUGUST 24: A Kurdish peshmerga forces in action against to army forces led by Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, Iraq on 24 August, 2014. There are 2 km distance between the region of Kurdish peshmerga and army groups led by Islamic State deploy, on Arbil-Mosul road in Hazer region and many Kurdish peshmergas patrol on the region. (Photo by Sivan Siddik/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

MOSUL, IRAQ - AUGUST 24: A Kurdish peshmerga forces in action against to army forces led by Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, Iraq on 24 August, 2014. There are 2 km distance between the region of Kurdish peshmerga and army groups led by Islamic State deploy, on Arbil-Mosul road in Hazer region and many Kurdish peshmergas patrol on the region. (Photo by Sivan Siddik/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)



By LOLITA C. BALDOR

 

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) - Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

 

But the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that right now, he still believes the insurgent group is still more a regional threat and is not plotting or planning attacks against either the U.S. or Europe.

 

Speaking on a military plane en route to Afghanistan Sunday, Dempsey provided more detail into his thinking about the Islamic militants who have stormed across Iraq, operating out of safe havens in Syria.

 

Dempsey did not rule out strikes for any other critical reasons, but listed a homeland threat as one of the key triggers for any military action in Syria.

 

So far, the Obama administration has restricted its military action against the militants to specific operations within Iraq, but concerns have increased as the Islamic State group extended its reach, taking control of a swath of land stretching from Syria across the border and deep into western and northern Iraq.

 

The group took over Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, in June, and has since declared an Islamic state, or caliphate, in territory under its control in Iraq and Syria.

 

Dempsey also told reporters traveling with him that he believes that key allies in the region - including Jordan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia - will join the U.S. in quashing the Islamic State group.

 

"I think ISIS has been so brutal, and has wrapped itself in a radical religious legitimacy that clearly threatens everybody I just mentioned, that I think they will be willing partners," said Dempsey, expressing optimism for the first time that the Arab nations would join in the conflict. ISIS is an acronym for the Islamic State group.

 

At a Pentagon news conference last Thursday, Dempsey said the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless confronted head-on in Syria.

 

"They can be contained, not in perpetuity," he said at the time.

 

"To your question," he told a reporter, "can they be defeated without addressing that part of their organization which resides in Syria? The answer is no. That will have to be addressed on both sides of what is essentially at this point a nonexistent border.

 

"And that will come when we have a coalition in the region that takes on the task," he said.

He contrasted the Islamic State group to the Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which has plotted and attempted attacks against the U.S. and Europe. As a result, the U.S. has conducted counterterrorism strikes against the group within Yemen.

 

Dempsey said that so far, there is no sign that the Islamic State militants are engaged in "active plotting against the homeland, so it's different than that which we see in Yemen."

 

"I can tell you with great clarity and certainty that if that threat existed inside of Syria that it would certainly be my strong recommendation that we would deal with it," said Dempsey. "I have every confidence that the president of the United States would deal with it."

 

He added that those regional partners could come together and squeeze the Islamic State group "from multiple directions in order to initially disrupt and eventually defeat them. It has to happen with them, much less with us."

 

Up to now, when asked about airstrikes inside Syria, Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have said all options remain on the table. But so far there has been no broader authorization for such operations.

 

The Obama administration has authorized airstrikes within Iraq to protect U.S. personnel and facilities and to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces assist refugees driven from their homes by the Islamic State. Most of the recent strikes have been around the Mosul Dam, which Islamic militants had taken, but it is now back in the hands of the Iraqi and Kurdish troops.

 

Senior U.S. leaders, from the White House to the Pentagon, have said the key to success in Iraq is the formation of an inclusive government that will include disenfranchised Sunnis.

As the Islamic State militants moved across Iraq, some Sunnis - including some members of the Iraqi security forces - either threw down their weapons or joined the group.

 

The U.S. has been encouraged as new Iraqi leaders, including Shiite prime minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, begin to take steps to form a new government and reach out to Sunnis.

Officials have suggested that any additional military assistance from the U.S. to Iraq is contingent on those political and diplomatic steps by the government.

 

One possibility, said Dempsey, would be to have U.S. forces provide more expanded advice and assistance to the Iraqi force.

 

He said military assessment teams looked at about 50 Iraqi brigades and a number of the Kurdish units and have a good idea which ones have appropriate training and equipment and have not been infiltrated by militia.

 

So far, Dempsey said the U.S. has not sought or received permission to put advisers into Iraqi brigades or headquarters units and accompany them into combat.

 

To date, U.S. forces have conducted a total of 96 airstrikes across Iraq. Of those, 62 have been around the Mosul Dam.

 

The strikes have helps to break the insurgents' momentum, said Dempsey, and strip away some of the mythology that the Islamic State is impregnable or overwhelming.

 

Dempsey is on his way to Afghanistan to attend a change of command ceremony Tuesday.

 

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford is stepping down as the top commander there; Army Gen. John Campbell will take over.

 

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CLOSING SCRIPTURE THAT EXALTS THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL:

 

“…let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice:

let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them:

let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.  

For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous;

with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.”

Psalm 5:11,12

 

“O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?

Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim;

I water my couch with my tears.

Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;

for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.

Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed:

let them return and be ashamed suddenly.”

Psalm 6:1 - 10

 

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