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Subject: NewsLetter 2000 - Part 3 (Final)
Resent-Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 03:48:49 -0400
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 10:34:14 +0200
From: Temple Mount Faithful <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Future Events of the Faithful
M any important achievements have been gained through the activities of the Movement. We sense a great change in the Israeli public. Polls undertaken over the last years by professional companies show that the majority of the Israel nation support the ideals, causes and activities of the Movement. More and more people in Israel are coming back to G-d in faith. There is a great need for the rebuilding of the Temple as a central factor in the life of Israel. Many leaders from all walks of Israeli life show their support for the Temple Mount. There is no doubt that the long, 32 year campaign by the Faithful Movement resulted in this change of attitude. Listed below are some the activities planned by The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement over the coming year. If you plan to be in Israel during any of theses dates and would like to join us on these events, please contact our office in Jerusalem so that we can give you more details.
The Liberation of the Temple Mount
In the near future the activities of the Temple Mount Faithful Movement will be directed towards the liberation of the Temple Mount. The destruction which has been carried out by the Arabs as well as their buildings of mosques on the Temple Mount makes this effort very urgent. Every event of the Faithful will be directed to stop the desecration of the Temple Mount. Legal and public activities will take place to remove the pagan shrines from the hill of G-d.
The Rebuilding of the Temple
All of our activities are directed towards the rebuilding of the Temple. The activities of the Temple Mount Faithful Movement are an important factor in Gd's timing because the Gd of Israel always expected the co-operation of the people of Israel with His plans and activities. Years ago we decided to do this in the name of all the people of Israel.
Preparations for the Rebuilding of the Temple
Preparations for the rebuilding of the Temple will continue. There are now vessels for the worship in the Temple as well as the reconstructed golden Altar of Incense. The golden Altar of Incense is covered with metal similar to gold which will be replaced when sufficient gold is available. We shall continue to encourage the education of the priests and Levites for worship in the Temple.
Educational Campaign to Make Israel a Biblical End-Time State
Our activities are also directed to making the people and State of Israel a Biblical end-time nation based on the Tanach. The purpose of the Temple Mount Faithful Movement is to bring the G-d of Israel, His laws, principles and Word into the midst of the life of Israel. We believe that this is the destiny of Israel and that G-d Himself created Israel for this purpose.
Architectural Plans for the Temple Much effort continues to be made in preparation of architectural plans for the Temple. This project needs much funding.
The Seven-Branched Menorah We continue to accumulate gold for the seven-branched Menorah. The Temple Treasures project of the Faithful is dedicated to this purpose.
The Temple Treasures Project Through the Temple Treasures project we are saving the donations of gold, silver and other jewelry for the Temple. This will be used when the construction of the Temple begins. Much gold and silver will be required for all the parts of the Temple. When we have sufficient gold we will begin with the construction of the seven-branched menorah and other holy vessels for the Temple. During the year people have donated gold coins and jewelry and pieces of silver. We believe that in the coming year many, more generous donors will give to this important project.
Educational Activities The Temple Mount Faithful will dedicate great effort to their educational campaign in Israel. It will be done by public meetings, demonstrations and through the Israeli and international media.
Youth The youth have always had an important part in the activities of the Movement. The head of the youth, Rivka Feld, has started her important work to reorganize the youth and prepare them for the very important work which is waiting for them. The Movement will give them all the means, including practical and financial assistance, needed to do this important work.
Legal Activities Petitions will continually be made to the Supreme Court of Israel dealing with all the legal aspects of the Temple Mount This will be an important front of the campaign of the Temple Mount Faithful.
International Campaign The Movement will double its efforts to enroll as many people as possible from all over the world in the Movement. This will be done by the many members and supporters whom we now have. More intensive speaking tours will be undertaken by Gershon outside Israel as well as speaking to groups which come to visit Israel.
The Web Site of the Faithful Movement More than 1 million people visited the Movement's web site over the last year. Efforts are being made to put more news and many other articles on the site including video and audio recordings. People will be able to see directly what the Movement is doing.
Marches, Demonstrations and Events Many marches, demonstrations and events will be held in the near future. They also include:
August 10 - Tisha b'Av: March to the Temple Mount and all its gates; read the Book of Lamentations; pray and demonstrate for the rebuilding of the Temple. The cornerstone will be carried to the Temple Mount as, according to Jewish tradition, the Temple was destroyed on Tisha b'Av and will be rebuilt on Tisha b'Av. More details will be available later.
October 16 - Sukkoth: If the circumstances do not allow us to lay the cornerstone for the Third Temple on Tisha b'Av, we will lay it on this date. March to the Temple Mount and then to the City of David; Ceremony of Nisuch HaMaiim in which water is drawn from the Pool of Siloam and poured over the altar as in Temple times; Anointing of the cornerstone with prayers for a blessed year and rain for Israel and all the world as in Temple times; prayers with the lulavs and etrogs on the Temple Mount as in Temple times.
December 22-29 - Hanukkah: The Faithful plan, G-d willing, to carry the torch of the Maccabees from their tombs in Modi'in to the Temple Mount.
February 8 - Tu b'Shevat: Planting of trees on the mountains around the Temple Mount and the liberated areas of Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Golan Heights.
Arab Destruction and Islamic Building on the Temple Mount
Arabs Continue Destruction and Diggings of Temple Remains
The Arab Waqf (which is controlled by the "Palestinian" Authority, led by terrorist Arafat) continue their vandalism, destruction and diggings on the Temple Mount. Their purpose is to remove any evidence of the Temple on the Temple Mount. At this time they are intensively working to destroy the eastern side of the Temple Mount. Members of the Temple Mount Faithful Movement have seen heavy equipment utterly destroy very unique remains from the Temple which can never be replaced. Officials of the Israeli Antiquities Authority stated that the diggings on the Temple Mount, especially over the last few years, have caused more damage than any other act of destruction since the destruction of the Second Temple.
It is a tragedy that the Israeli Government and legal authorities do not immediately stop this destruction of the most holy place of the Jewish People. It is not only an anti-Israeli crime but an international crime against all mankind. It is a terrible crime against G-d for which He will soon judge the Arab perpetrators and also those who had the authority to stop them and arrest them and did not do so. Where is the UN? It so often and so quickly makes anti-Israeli resolutions and now, when the most holy treasure of all the world is being destroyed, the UN remains silent? Where is President Clinton? He is constantly putting pressure on the government of Israel and now does not react and pressure these vandals to stop their destruction? Where is the European Union and all the other hypocrites all over the world? They protect their oil and other materialistic interests above the interest of G-d.
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement continues their intensive campaign and demonstrations to immediately stop these barbaric activities. This campaign is directed to the Israeli Government and legal authorities and everyone in the world who should be stopping this destruction. Besides demonstrations, we have made a number of petitions to the Supreme Court of Israel. The Temple Mount Faithful Movement is making an urgent petition against these specific diggings and destruction on the eastern side of the Temple Mount.
This continuing campaign awoke 82 members of the Israeli Knesset and many public figures from both sides of the political spectrum. They wrote an urgent letter to Prime Minister Barak to prevent the continuation of this destruction. Amongst these public figures were the current mayor of Jerusalem, Ehud Olmert, and the former mayor, Teddy Kollek. This act expressed the broken hearts of the Israeli people. They can no longer remain silent. They can no longer accept the weak Israeli Government and legal authorities ignoring the situation. In their open letter dated June 8th, they wrote:
To Prime Minister Ehud Barak
Call For The Prevention Of The Continuation Of The Destruction Of Antiquities On The Temple Mount In Jerusalem. Serious acts of vandalism and the irreparable destruction of antiquities is taking place in the Temple Mount Compound, one of the most important archeological sites in Israel and the world. This is taking place in gross violation of the Antiquities Law while the Antiquities Authority is prevented from acting.
In the last year, and in particular in recent months, massive destruction of antiquities has taken place within the Temple Mount Compound. Within the framework of the construction of a new mosque in Solomon's Stables, large scale excavation took place and a huge pit was dug by tractors. Thousands of tons of dirt laden with a large number of archeological findings dating from the First Temple Period and onwards was dumped in the municipal dump and other locations.
This archaeological crime is unacceptable to any cultured person, without any connection to political identity or ideological stand and we object to it just as it is inconceivable that a similar systematic destruction would take place in a site of similar importance elsewhere in the world such as the Acropolis in Athens or the Forum in Rome.
We call on the Government of Israel to urgently act to strictly enforce the Antiquities Law in the Temple Mount Compound and to make all excavation and construction activity subject to the on-site supervision of the Antiquities Authority including the carrying out of recovery digs, inspection and recording of all findings as required in every other site in the State of Israel. The Committee for the Prevention of the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount 052-288442
Signed by 82 MKs and others. (Source IMRA)
The Temple Mount Faithful Movement will continue the public campaign to stop this desecration and to save the last remains of the holy Temple. We call on everyone in the world to be a part of this campaign to come before G-d with clean hands, to send letters to their governments and to the Israeli Government, and to hold demonstrations. Be silent no longer. This terrible event is a test for all of us and we must face it if we want to be faithful to G-d and to our human principles.
The Tragedy of the Destruction on the Temple Mount and the Weakness of the Israeli Government to Stop it Continues On 15th June, the Israeli newspaper, Ha'aretz published the following terrible news:
Inspection of Temple Mount Works Is Stopped by Police Nadav Shragai, Ha'aretz Correspondent
Police have stopped Jerusalem municipal officials from inspecting work undertaken by the Waqf (Islamic religious trust) and the Israeli Islamic movement on the Temple Mount. Tractors and trucks have been hard at work in recent weeks, undertaking projects along the eastern ridge of the Temple Mount, up to the Solomon's Stables site where sealedoff areas were opened up four months ago. Two large stone structures have been erected. The municipality yesterday complained officially about the thwarting of efforts by the head of its supervisory department, Israel Ben Ari, to monitor these signs of work activity on the Temple Mount. In response, the police say that the Jerusalem official had reached the area without coordinating his steps with them. According to the police, Ben Ari must tour the area accompanied by the head of the police's holy places division, Chief Superintendent Nissan Shaham. The police spokeswoman said the two stone structures are temporary storage facilities. Some Jerusalem activists are wary that the Waqf and Islamic movement projects could harm precious antiquities. The "Committee for the Prevention of Damage to Antiquities on the Temple Mount" a nonpartisan body comprised of members representing a gamut of political views claims that considerable damage has been caused in recent months to valuable relics on the surface of the Temple Mount, and below ground level. The Committee complains that no clear explanation of what the Waqf is up to along the eastern wall has been offered. The mayor of Jerusalem, Ehud Olmert, stated on Israeli radio that the Arabs are building a large mosque in an attempt to make the Temple Mount one big mosque. It is a terrible thing which Israel cannot allow and it should be stopped immediately.
In the last year, the Arabs built two other large mosques on the Temple Mount. The mosques were built on holy sites that were part of the original Temple complex. One was built in the Hulda Tunnels which were the main entrance to the Second Temple. The other was built in the site of the so-called "Solomon's Stables", an important part of the Temple worship. Over the last years they have undertaken other Islamic building activities on the Temple Mount. During these activities they destroyed and covered holy remains from the First and Second Temples. This is an international scandal, not only an Israeli one. Everyone who had the authority to stop this destruction and did nothing will be judged by G-d Himself for this shameful sin. If the Arabs and Israeli Islamic movement committing this destruction think they can run and hide from the judgement of G-d, they are terribly mistaken and deluded. He will judge them for this desecration of His holy mountain and His holy house.
This destruction of the holiest place in the world, along with other hostile activities, reveals the greatness of the danger that the Arabs and Islam are to Israel and the world. This threat is mainly to the Christians and the Jews whom the Moslems call "people of the book". Israel, though in the frontline of this battle, is not afraid of them. Israel trusts and fears only our One beloved G-d. We shall continue to fight against this enemy and stop this hostility and violence. G-d will be with us and, together with Him, we shall be the majority. We know that only the G-d of Israel controls the destiny of His people, Israel, and all the world. However, everyone in the world who has G-d in their heart should be ready to defeat this hostility and never give in to this great danger.
Arabs Building a Fifth Mosque on the Temple Mount According to security authorities in Israel, the Arabs on the Temple Mount, and the Islamic Movement in Israel, are now building a new mosque on the Temple Mount along the eastern wall. (Two other mosques were built on the southern side of the Temple Mount over the last two years.) According to these sources, the Waqf also plans to make changes on the Temple Mount. These changes include removing the western gate and replacing it with an iron gate and also adding roofs in many places. All these activities show very clearly their plan to make the Temple Mount one great mosque.
This is part of their intensive destruction and building plan to remove the Jewish identity of the Temple Mount and make God's holy site a place of foreign, pagan, Islamic worship. By these activities they are trying to stop the plans of G-d and His followers in Israel to rebuild the Temple as a practical part of life in this generation. This is the most terrible destruction that has occurred on the holy hill of G-d in Jerusalem since the destruction of the Second Temple. It is a shame that the authorities in Israel and the world have not stopped it.
The Temple Mount Faithful Movement is doing everything to immediately stop this destruction. On June 21, 2000, the Movement made an urgent petition to the Supreme Court of Israel. We asked the Supreme Court to order the Government of Israel to immediately stop this anti-godly and illegal destruction and building. We stated that this is a terrible desecration of the most holy place of the Jewish people and all the earth; the place which is the heart and soul and the focus of the Jewish people and all the world. The petition also asked that those who are responsible for the activities be arrested and have legal proceedings held against them immediately. The petition states that this barbaric destruction is a shame for everyone in Israel and all the world.
As a result of the Movement's campaign, Knesset members visited the Temple Mount to witness the desecration. The Arabs on the Temple Mount did not allow them to see some of the areas in an effort to hide this present and past destruction. After the visit, the members of Knesset stated that they were deeply shocked to see the terrible destruction and illegal building. They could not have imagined how terrible the situation actually is. They also warned of the weakness and fear of the Israeli Authorities to do anything to stop this. They felt great shame and deep sadness. The head of the Antiquities Authority of Israel, Amir Drory, also stated his shock and that of his department and voiced a severe warning with regard to this destruction and building. He stated that his department, and nobody else, can control what is being done on the Temple Mount and that the destruction has destroyed important remains from the Temple. He also said that these activities have damaged an important wall on the south-eastern part of the Temple Mount. This wall remained from the Temple times and now the extent of damage done cannot be ascertained.
Nobody can understand the fear the Israeli Authorities have of Arab and international anti-Israeli reaction if they stop this destruction and enforce Israel law, forbidding any changes on the Temple Mount. This weakness encourages Israel's enemies to continue these activities on the Temple Mount.
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement is now undertaking an intensive public campaign and demonstrations against these terrible activities and the weakness of the Israeli Authorities. We are doing everything within all legal means to immediately stop these activities, remove the Arab presence from the Temple Mount, and transfer total control of the Temple Mount to the Israeli Government. The government has sovereignty over the Temple Mount but has not had the strength to enforce it. All these activities are undertaken by the Movement as messengers of the Israeli people and many others all over the world who have G-d in their hearts and to whom the holy site of G-d is dear. Throughout Israel's history, their enemies built pagan shrines on the Temple Mount and thought they could fight against the G-d of Israel and His prophetic plans for the people and land of Israel. They were severely judged by G-d and completely disappeared from the world stage. The same will be the fate of the Islamic Arab enemies of the G-d and people of Israel. Soon all their illusions will be shattered when G-d comes to judge and punish them. They have no chance to stop the prophetic end-time plans of G-d for the Temple Mount, Jerusalem and all the land of Israel. At the same time, all of us have a deep responsibility to do everything to stop and prevent these anti-godly activities on the Temple Mount. G-d and the history which He leads expects us to do this immediately.
Water Flowing from the Rock: A Sign of Redemption
O ne of the most exciting events of recent months has been the news that water is flowing from the holy rock of Abraham and Isaac, on the Temple Mount. We now know that water is definitely flowing from under the rock. The Arabs on the Temple Mount deny this, while unsuccessfully trying to stop the flow. They have brought in special pumps for this purpose, but the water continues. Nothing can stop it.
This news has caused much excitement in Israel, since we always knew that this would be one of the signs of the last days and of the redemption of Israel. We believe that the Third Temple will soon be built and that Mashiach ben David will soon come. Now everyone in Israel can see and hear how close we are to this prophetic and godly event. G-d's redemption cannot be stopped, even though the enemy tries to do so. This is flow of water will show the world G-d's determination to redeem the people of Israel and to cancel the last signs of pagan foreign presence on the Temple Mount. We are expecting more major godly events and redemptive miracles concerning the people and the land of Israel.
In Ezekiel 47:1-12, this great prophet of Israel speaks of this water which goes out from the Temple Mount as a redemptive, end-time blessing. He states that this water will support trees with fruit for eating and leaves for healing. He could be describing the flow of water occurring today, i.e., it flows like a stream which cannot be stopped; it blesses all the land and the people of Israel. Everyone should experience these godly words as a prayer and a thanksgiving to the G-d of Israel, Who fulfills His promises at this exciting time in Israel. May you thank Him and bless Him for this affirmation that the rest of His promises are also going to be fulfilled in our lifetime. It is a privilege to live at this time and to be a part of G-d's last-day plans.
It is significant that in this same chapter, the prophet Ezekiel speaks of the distribution of the land of Israel among the twelve tribes of Israel in the last days. He also speaks of how the water which flows from the Temple Mount covers the land, bringing blessing to the tribes of Israel who are obeying G-d by streaming back into the land from the four corners of the world. This is G-d's redemption of the land and people of Israel.
In chapter 37, Ezekiel also prophesies about G-d's end-times redemption of Israel. He speaks of the terrible exile, and of the rebirth of Israel from the dry bones. Chapters 38 and 39 speak of the God and Magog war, when all the nations gather against Israel and Jerusalem, and G-d defeats them. In chapter 40 Ezekiel prophesies about the Third Temple and about the distribution of the land. Everyone in the world should read in these prophecies what G-d has done since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, and what He is going to do in the near future. Perhaps they would open the eyes and soften the hearts of many who are now blind to what G-d is doing with Israel.
In Ezekiel 47 the G-d of Israel shows His practical plan for the distribution of the land among the twelve tribes of Israel. These are the same boundaries which He described to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They include Judea, Samaria, Gaza, the Golan Heights, and other parts which He promised to Israel. Today world powers are trying to divide up the land and to give parts of it to enemies and foreigners. The work of G-d is very clear; who can change it? I advise everyone to wake up to his delusions as to what he thinks he can accomplish by his physical power. I advise people to read the Bible very carefully to see what G-d is doing with Israel in these days. If they do, perhaps they will stop walking in evil before it is too late for them. This is the word of G-d about the real distribution of the land, that among the twelve tribes of Israel, who daily are returning from exile to the land which G-d gave them forever. Then everyone should understand that what G-d is doing is an opening and a condition for all the rest of the world.
In Ezekiel 47:13-21 G-d defines the borders of Israel and declares the land a possession of the tribes of Israel.
The water from the holy rock of the Temple Mount brings a testimony from G-d about G-d's redemption of His people, the rebuilding of the Temple, and the coming of Mashiach ben David. These are great days, yet very critical times. Everyone who loves the G-d of Israel, trusting and worshiping Him, should be strong and should walk with him, trusting openly in Him. If they do so, they will have the privilege of seeing the accomplishment of the redemption of Israel and all the world.
We call to you the reader to contact the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement. Join hands with us. Give us your assistance, love, encouragement, and support. Together we shall serve G-d and His plan in these exciting times. G-d is expecting you to do so. You will be blessed by being a part of this exciting redemptive process.
Another report about the water flowing from the Temple Mount comes from the Israeli newspaper, HaTsofer. In the May 15th edition of the journal, page 5, Eliazer Shaffer states that an Arab neighbor, Mohammed, shared with him in secret and with emotion, about this flow of water, He said that he had not seen it himself, but that he had heard that the Islamic Mufti of Jerusalem were very concerned by the flow because, according to Islamic writings, this was a good sign for the Jews, but a bad sign for the Muslims. The people we sent to check the situation could not see the water, but learned that the Arabs on the Temple Mount have done everything possible to stop the flow of water, including using special pumps which they brought in for that purpose.
Our people have checked this and even photographed it. With the help of hundreds of workers from the Islamic Movement, the Arabs are busy with intensive excavations on the Temple Mount. The purpose of these is to destroy the last remains of the First and Second Temples, so they can deny the Jewish identity of the Temple Mount. According to one account, during these diggings they broke into one of the water sources, and the water started to flow out from the rock. They temporarily diverted the water in another direction, unknown to us. This news was spread all over Israel and gave joy and hope to Israelis looking for a sign of the redemption. One of the most damaging excavations is beneath the Israeli police station of the Temple Mount, not far from the Holy of Holies. Arabs do not allow any Israeli to check these diggings.
The Tribe of Menashe Discovered in North East India
O ne of the most exciting events in the end-time redemption of Israel is the great testimony of the discovery of descendants of the tribe of Menashe in North East India. This tribe, numbering around 5 million, has a very old tradition that they are the tribe of Menashe which was taken from Israel after the destruction of the Northern Kingdom by the Assyrians. They observe Shabbat, the festivals, and the Biblical, Jewish laws. They have synagogues, sing "We desire Zion", and pray to the G-d of Israel. They direct their prayers towards the Temple Mount which they call Mount Zion.
The Government of Israel may soon send a team to North East India to meet the communities of the tribe of Menashe to learn about them and investigate how to reunite them with the people of Israel. The advisor to the Prime Minister regarding Diaspora Jewry, Channa Isakov, recommended to the Knesset that this team be sent. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel is now checking the possibility of bringing the tribe back to Israel.
Last year the Israeli Ministry of the Interior gave citizenship to the first hundred members of the tribe. They are now in Israel. Rabbi Eliyahu Avichail was the first to discover the descendants of Menashe in India in 1979. His initial conclusion on meeting them was that they are deeply connected with the people of Israel. He has traveled to the East on many occasions to discover descendants of the ten Lost tribes of Israel. According to him he has discovered descendants of all ten tribes in India and in the high mountains of Afghanistan. He also discovered that they still call themselves by the original names of the Ten Tribes. He brought clear evidence to the attention of the Knesset of the deep connection of the members of the tribe in India to Israel.
Recently Rob Wolfsohn, a journalist who is writing a book on the Menashe communities, visited these communities. He found a synagogue of the Menashe tribe in the area of Manipur where he prayed. He reported that he felt as though he was in a synagogue in Brooklyn. He had gone to the place not believing that the story was true, but returned with a deep feeling that there is evidence of a very ancient linkage of the Menashe communities to the people of Israel.
Recently, many groups have made claims that they are part of the lost tribes of Israel. Most of the information regarding the Ten Tribes comes from the East. Some of these communities have already come to Israel. If the conclusion is that all of them are really descendants of the lost tribes of Israel, it means that tens of millions will be joined to the people and land of Israel.
This exciting news is not a surprise. The regathering of the Jewish People, including the Ten Tribes, has always been a condition for the coming of Mashiach ben David. The other two conditions are the reestablishment of the State of Israel in the land of the covenant, which happened in 1948, and the rebuilding of the Temple which is to come. Privileged is the generation in Israel will personally see the fulfilment of the end-time prophecy for Israel. Tears came to my eyes when I heard of the discovery of the descendants of the tribe of Menashe. I thank G-d that He gave me the privilege of living at such a time.
All the prophets prophesied about this major end-time event of the regathering of the people of Israel from all the corners of the world. The prophet Isaiah stated: "Behold, these shall come from far; and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim". And, "T hus says the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my standard to the people; and they shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. And kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers; they shall bow down to you with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am the Lord; for those who wait for me shall not be ashamed." (Isaiah 49:12, 22-23) In this prophecy, Isaiah mentions the land of China very clearly. Recently, even in China, a lost Jewish community was discovered. Jeremiah prophesied in the same way, speaking of how G-d will regather the people in the last days. "And I will make you pass with your enemies into a land which you know not; for a fire is kindled in my anger, which shall burn upon you. O Lord, you know; remember me, and be mindful of me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in your long suffering; know that for your sake I have suffered insult. Your words were found, and I ate them; and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by your name, O Lord God of hosts." (Jeremiah 15:14-16) "Thus says the Lord; Behold, I will bring back the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwelling places; and the city shall be build upon her own mound, and the palace shall stand where it used to be."
"Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the ends of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and she who labors with child together; a great company shall return there." "Hear the word of the Lord, O you nations, and declare it in the islands far away, and say, He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, like a shepherd keeps his flock. For the Lord has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him who was stronger than he." (Jeremiah 30:18, 31:8, and 31:10-11) "But do not fear, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel; for, behold, I will save you from far away, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. Do not fear, O my servant Jacob, says the Lord; for I am with you; for I will make a full end of all the nations where I have driven you; but I will not make a full end of you, but correct you in due measure; yet I will not leave you unpunished." (Jeremiah 46:27:28)
"At that time I will bring you back, and at that time I will gather you; for I will make you a name and a praise among all the people of the earth, when I restore your captivity before your eyes, says the Lord." (Zephaniah 3:20) "And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink their wine; they shall also make gardens, and eat their fruit. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be plucked up out of their land which I have given them, says the Lord your God." (Amos 9:14-15) "Thus says the Lord of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country; And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness." (Zechariah 8:7-8) The people who are now living in Israel are seeing great miracles and the daily fulfilment of these great prophecies. The future will be even more exciting. We thank G-d for this and blessed are those who trust the G-d of Israel
The Approaching Battle for Jerusalem and the War of Gog and Magog
I srael is now in the most critical time in her history. As the end-time redemption progresses, the attack led by the Arab enemies of Israel mount. Using the so-called Oslo "Peace" agreements, piece after piece of the land of Israel is given to the "Palestinian Authority". This Palestinian Authority, planted in the midst of the land of Israel, grows like a cancer. Now pressure is being put on Israel to give away Jerusalem. Yasser Arafat has stated that there will never be peace unless Israel agrees to give him Jerusalem as the capital of a "Palestinian" state. More than this, he is demanding all the area of Judea, Samaria and Gaza be given to him. On September 13th he will declare a "Palestinian" state in those areas with Jerusalem as its capital. He knows that the UN and all the nations will recognize this state.
The agents of Arafat on the Temple Mount are now in the midst of an intensive, violent campaign to destroy and remove all the remains of the First and Second Temples and to change the identity of the Temple Mount into an Islamic site. By this barbaric violence they try to prevent the rebuilding of the Temple. They will not succeed in doing such a terrible sin. In a speech which Arafat gave in Ramallah (the Biblical city of the Hill of G-d, Givat Elohim, and was a Jewish city settled by Jews but occupied by the Arabs in 630 CE) he stated that he is ready for a war; he said that he is not afraid of the Israeli tanks and aircraft. The Hizb'Allah is making the same kinds of threats of war from the north. They have declared that their battle will not stop until they have occupied Jerusalem. The same spirit of war is coming form Syria, Iraq, Iran and Egypt, all these enemies of Israel who are preparing their weapons including nuclear, biological and chemical warheads. The UN and the European Union have resolved that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel but occupied territory and that Israel should withdraw from Judea, Samaria, Gaza and the Golan Heights.
All of this brings Israelis to the conclusion that the words of the prophet Ezekiel about the War of Gog and Magog and those of Zechariah's about the war of all the nations against Jerusalem will soon be fulfilled. Never in the modern history of the state has Israel felt that the black clouds of this terrible war so close to Jerusalem. The prophet Ezekiel said: "Son of man, set your face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal; ... After many days you shall be called upon; in the latter years you shall come against the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered from many peoples, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste; but it is brought out from the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. You shall ascend and come like a storm, you shall be like a cloud to cover the land, you, and all your bands, and many people with you. ... And you shall come up against my people of Israel, like a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when I shall be sanctified in you, O Gog, before their eyes. ... And it shall come to pass on that day, when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, says the Lord God, that my fury shall be roused. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; ... And I will contend with him by pestilence and by blood; and I will rain down upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, a torrential rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will make myself known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord" (Ezekiel 38:2,3,8,9,16,18,19,22,23)
The prophet described the same event: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of reeling to all the people around, and it shall also be against Judah in the siege against Jerusalem. And on that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all the peoples; all who burden themselves with it shall be grievously hurt. And all the peoples of the earth shall be gathered together against it".... "For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women raped; and half of the city shall go into exile, and the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle". (Zechariah 12:2,3; 14:2,3)
The prophet Zechariah states that the weapons (the nuclear, chemical and biological weapons) used against Israel will backfire and will hurt the enemies of Israel and not Israel: "And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their sockets, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth." (Zechariah 14:12,13)
We know that the coming time will not be an easy time in Israel. This will be the climax of all the end-time troubles which Israel is now passing. Israel must trust in G-d and be strong. With the G-d of Israel, we will overcome these terrible events. The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement is ready to face these events and their challenges. We do not fear the enemies of G-d. We trust and love Him and we shall continue to serve Him. We warn all the enemies of Israel and their allies all over the world that G-d will severely judge and punish them. To all the wonderful friends of Israel who decided to join the G-d and people of Israel at this critical time, we send our sincerest thanks and love. You will be redeemed together with the people of Israel whom you love. It is so good to know that we have righteous friends like you who have joined themselves with Israel at a time when it is so needed. Continue to be strong and the G-d of Israel will continue to bless you richly.
The Real United Nation will be in Jerusalem
The United Nations Organization has repeatedly shown over the last 55 years that it is an unjust organization based on the military power and the material interests of the major powers that it represents. This fact is evident in the resolutions which have been passed by the organization since its formation. This expresses the materialistic interests of the international community and its hypocritical liberal ideas. Since the foundation of the State of Israel in 1948, the UN has continually supported the enemies of Israel. It has preferred the power of oil, money and the Arab population of 250 million and the Moslem population of 1 billion over the small State of Israel. Many evil, anti-Israeli resolutions have been passed based on the Arab/Islamic interests to destroy Israel and to establish another evil Arab state in her place.
One of the hypocritical resolutions stated that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel but in territory occupied by Israel. Another evil resolution stated that Judea, Samaria, Gaza, the Golan Heights and Sinai are occupied by Israel and that Israel should withdraw from these parts of the land of Israel. All those areas are the heart of the land of Israel. This is the land of the prophets, King David and millions of Jews who gave their lives for the land. This evil organization has the audacity to call these areas "occupied territories". They have no fear of G-d and His Word. Soon they will be judged by the G-d of Israel exactly as the prophet Joel prophesied: "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will enter into judgment with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and have divided my land." (Joel 4:2) All these resolutions of this hypocritical organization have no meaning in the eyes of G-d and Israel. They will remain as a testimony to an evil organization which represented an evil community with its Sodom and Gomorrah laws and as a negative organization which was more and more used to establish an evil, One-World government which will serve the interests of the great powers of our time. All the resolutions will disappear like dust in the wind and only the Word of God and His resolutions will remain forever and create a better community in the world.
The real "United Nations Organization" will be the Kingdom of G-d which will soon be established in Jerusalem, based on the holy laws of G-d. The Temple will again be the heart, soul and focus of Israel and the nations. Mashiach ben David will come and will be the king of Israel and the world. He will come to Jerusalem and rule from there and establish the Kingdom of G-d over all the world. Jerusalem instead of New York will be the center of the this godly "United Nations Organization" and a new era of justice, spiritual holiness, a real law based on the word of G-d in the Torah and a real peace will open and will be established in Jerusalem exactly as Isaiah prophesied: "The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. And many people shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for from Zion shall go forth Torah, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall decide for many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the light of the Lord." (Isaiah 2:1-5)
Temple Mount Faithful Financial Report
The Temple Mount Faithful Movement wants to thank you so much for your continued generous financial support. Your support gives the Movement the ability to perform her activities and realize her goals. Allow us to share with you that all of us act on a voluntary basis and that the only payment for our work is the wonderful privilege that G-d gives us for His holy end-time purposes. It is a privilege that many generations before us desired to have. We are very thankful to Him for this. Every cent of your donations is used for our common goals. We want to share with you the broad details of the directions and activities for which your donations were used over the last year.
35.1% Used for the special events, activities and educational and youth activities conducted by the Movement 11.2% Office disbursements and postage 53.7% Funds transferred to saving and used for the following purposes:
1.abPurchase of a house in the Old City close to the Temple which will be used as a center for the preparations towards the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem. This house will serve as a spiritual, educational and research center for the day-to-day activities of the Movement. It will be an international center open to everyone. The center will also serve as a place for prayer, inspiration, study, research and preparation before going up to the Temple Mount. 2.abArchitectural expenses incurred in the research for the design of the Temple and the drawing up of the plans 3.abThe needs for the Temple construction. (We want to thank our friends who have so generously sent coins and pieces of gold and silver for the Temple construction, making of the golden menorah and other vessels for the Third Temple. This was an encouragement for us.) 4.abConstruction of the golden menorah and other holy vessels. 5.abPreparations and expenses for a permanent exhibition of the Temple vessels and garments. Copies of special correspondence and a list of donors will be placed in the exhibit as an eternal memorial. 6.abAllocation of funds to provide for emergency situations that may arise on the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem and the land of Israel in the near future.
Future Donations for the Holy Projects of the Movement
Many thanks to all the members and friends who continue so generously togive financial support towards our campaign for the building of the Third Temple. Each donation and offering enables the movement to carry out our daily activities of this holy work and brings us closer to the fulfilment of our common cause. We are sure that G-d will continue to move in the hearts of people to join us in this holy work. This year, the Movement will be involved in even many more activities. We will continue to voluntarily do our work with all our dedication and devotion to the G-d of Israel. We trust G-d that our great common cause will become a reality in Jerusalem. Everyone who has done so much to help us has an important part in the most important cause in history: the rebuilding of the house of G-d in Jerusalem. Thank you so much and may the G-d of Israel bless you. Donations for the Movement may be sent to the following address:
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement P.O.Box 18325 Yochanan Horkanos 4 Jerusalem 91182 ISRAEL
"For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth like radiance, and her salvation like a burning torch. And the nations shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall express. You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. You shall no more be termed Forsaken; nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married. For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, who shall never hold their peace day nor night; you who make mention of the Lord, take no rest. And give him no rest, until he establish, and until he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. The Lord has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink your wine, for which you have labored;" (Isaiah 62:1-8)
Lectures and Meetings with Tour Groups and Friends Last year, Gershon met and spoke to many groups which came to Jerusalem. He will be very honored and privileged to speak to any group or individuals which tour Israel in the future. Everyone is invited to visit the Center of the Movement and see the work of the Movement including the preparations for the Temple. Please contact us to arrange a meetings.
A Call for New Friends We call on our current friends to introduce new members to the Movement and to share our goals and ideals with them and to pass on this newsletter to them. Anyone who would like to receive future editions of the newsletter are invited to send us their name, address, telephone, fax and email details.
Internet Connection We again remind all our members and friends that we have our email and web site addresses. They are:
Email: <gershon@Templemountfaithful.org> Web Site: http://www.Templemountfaithful.org
Articles and information about the Temple Mount, Jerusalem and Israel as well as information concerning the activities of the Movement can be found on the web site. We will continue to update it periodically. Please give our address to all your friends and family. All of our members and friends who have an email address are requested to advise us of your address together with your name and postal address so that we can send future copies of the newsletter via email and thus cut down on our ever increasing postal costs. The newsletter will also get to you sooner that way.
The Movement's Address and Telephone Numbers: The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement P.O.Box 18325 Yochanan Horkanos 4 Jerusalem 91182 ISRAEL
Telephone: 972.2.625.1112 Voice/Fax 972.2.625.1113
"Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; from now on there shall no more come to you the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake yourself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem; loose yourself from the bands of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion." (Isaiah 52:1,2,7-10)
Shalom and G-d's blessings from Jerusalem!
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement P.O. Box 18325, Yochanan Horkanos 4, Jerusalem 91182 Israel
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