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Resent-Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 12:55:38 -0500

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Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2000 19:42:44 +0200

From: Temple Mount Faithful <gershon@templemountfaithful.org>

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The Beginning of the End-Time Gog and Magog War Against Israel and the Battle Against Jerusalem

This is being written two hours after a car-bomb was detonated in the middle of Jerusalem. The bomb was carried by Arab terrorists sent by Arafat and other terror organisations to be set off in the middle of the main market against the civilian population of Israel. According to the information which we now have, 2 Israelis were killed, a man and a woman, and 10 were wounded. These victims are now added to a long list of victims of Arab terror over the last years since the evil, false Oslo "Peace" agreement was signed. It is a miracle that no more were killed or wounded because the terrorists were not able to drive the vehicle into the crowd so they detonated the bomb close to the market in a place where children, women and men live and walk.

More Israelis were killed in the last month since the violence, terror and war was started by the murderer, Arafat, and his band from the so-called "Palestinian Authority". Only 10 days ago a terrible cruel lynching was perpetrated on 2 Israelis by thousands of Arabs in Ramallah (the city which, in the Bible, is called the Hill of G­d, and was settled by the Israelites until the occupation by the Arabs). They were killed in such a terribly cruel way that cannot be imagined could be done by human beings but only by monsters. Yesterday 3 Israeli soldiers were killed in other attacks not far from Jerusalem. A few days ago, another Israeli was killed in a lynching in Ramallah and his body was burned. Every day there are attacks all over Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Jerusalem. The terrorist, Arafat, has stated that this war will not stop until he comes to Jerusalem. All of this is with the backing of all the Arab countries who held a conference about 10 days ago who decided to stand behind Arafat against Israel.

This is not the only place of violence and attacks against Jews at this time. Also on the boundary with Lebanon the cruel Hisballah terror organisation has launched attacks and other so-called "Palestinian" terror organisations all over the Arab world are holding violent demonstrations, burning Israeli flags and figurines representing Israeli figures. They state that they intend to destroy and burn the State of Israel and occupy Jerusalem. More than this, all over the world many violent anti-Semitic attacks and demonstrations have again starting to appear. Jews are attacked in the streets and  even in London a Jew was attacked and stabbed on a bus. Synagogues have been burned  and anti-Semitic graffiti written on the walls. In Israel the tomb of Joseph in Shechem was destroyed and the ancient synagogue in Jericho from the 3rd Century was burned. Many other holy Israeli places from Biblical times wee desecrated after the same had been done on the Temple Mount with the remains of the first and second temples. All the friends of satan, the enemies of the G­d  and people of Israel, whose head now appears in the form of the devil, Arafat, have again woken up and are supporting and standing behind the goal of Arafat and the Arab countries to destroy Israel and Jerusalem.

An organisation of the United Nations made very anti-Israeli resolutions two weeks ago after the General Assembly had passed so many anti-Israeli resolutions over the past year like those that said that Israel should not be a Jewish state or that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel and the Biblical areas of Judea, Samaria, Gaza and the Golan Heights do not belong to Israel. Yesterday, Arabs from the so-called "Palestinian Authority" asked the UN to send  troops to Judea, Samaria and Gaza against Israel.

What is the meaning of all this and other violent events which are taking place even now. No doubt, as we feel in Israel, that this is the first steps and the start of what the G­d of Israel called the end-time Gog and Magog war and the gathering of all the nations against Israel and Jerusalem as prophesied by Ezekiel in chapters 38 and 39: Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, Thus says the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwells securely, shall you not know it? And you shall come from your place from the farthest north, you, and many people with you, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army; 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. Thus says the Lord God: Are you he of whom I have spoken in old times by my servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them? 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 the fishes of the sea, and the birds of the sky, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men who are upon the face of the earth, shall tremble at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, says the Lord God; every man's sword shall be against his brother. 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 38:14-23) And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus said the Lord God; Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal; And I will turn you around, and entice you on, and will cause you to come up from the farthest north, and will bring you against the mountains of Israel; And I will strike your bow from your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall from your right hand. You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you, and all your bands, and the peoples that are with you; I will give you to the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. You shall fall upon the open field; for I have spoken it, says the Lord God. And I will send a fire on Magog, and among those who dwell securely in the islands; and they shall know that I am the Lord. And I will make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them profane my holy name any more; and the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it has come, and it is done, says the Lord God; this is the day of which I have spoken. And those who dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the staves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire for seven years; And they shall take no wood from the field, nor cut down any from the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire; and they shall destroy those who destroyed them, and rob those who robbed them, says the Lord God.  (Ezekiel 39:1-10) And I will set my glory among the nations, and all the nations shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them. And the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day forward. (Ezekiel 39:21,22) Therefore thus says the Lord God: Now will I bring back the exile of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be zealous for my holy name; They shall forget their shame, and all their faithlessness in which they have been faithless to me, when they dwelt securely in their land, and none made them afraid. When I have brought them back from the peoples, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations; Then shall they know that I am the Lord their God, who caused them to be led into exile among the nations; but I have gathered them to their own land, and have left there none of them any more. And I will not hide my face any more from them; for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, says the Lord God. (Ezekiel 39:25-29)

There is also no doubt that this end-time battle against Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel, has already started exactly as G­d said in His Word through the prophet Zechariah: The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel, says the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man inside him. 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. On that day, says the Lord, I will strike every horse with panic, and its rider with madness; and I will open my eyes upon the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the nations with blindness. And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength through the Lord of hosts their God. On that day I will make the governors of Judah like a hearth of fire among trees, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the peoples around, on the right hand and on the left; and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, in Jerusalem. And the Lord shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. On that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he who is feeble among them shall be as David on that day; and the house of David shall be like a divine being, like the angel of the Lord before them. And it shall come to pass on that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they shall look towards me, regarding those whom the nations have pierced; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only son, and shall be in bitterness over him, as one who is in bitterness for his firstborn. ... Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand on that day upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in its midst toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall be moved toward the north, and half of it toward the south. (Zechariah 12:1-10;14:3,4)

We should remember another element which brought us to the current situation. Since the false anti-godly Oslo agreement was signed between the Israeli government and the terrorist, Arafat, 7 years ago and later the other agreements at Wye Plantation, Sharm el Sheikh and Camp David we have repeatedly warned that these are not peace agreements but sinful, evil agreements which will bring the opposite of what the Israeli Government intended - war, violence, division of the land which G­d gave to Israel alone in an eternal covenant and warned them not to give the land to anyone and not to make covenants with the enemies of G­d  and Israel like the terrorist Arafat and the Arab nations. This is exactly as the G­d of Israel repeatedly warned His people, Israel, in His Word as in Exodus 34:12 - Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you; Because the Israel Government did not listen to what G­d  warned them about, the terrorist, Arafat, and the so-called "Palestinian Authority" has become a snare in the midst of Israel explodes again and again with many Israeli victims. Isaiah prophesied about  the Oslo agreement in chapter 28:14-22 and called it a covenant which death which will not bring peace but terror and G­d  will not allow it to work because it is against His word to the people of Israel and His commandment to them not to divide the land or give it to anyone, especially when it is done with cruel enemies of the G­d  and people of Israel. He is saying to His people, Israel, that only the cornerstone of G­d of G­d's covenant with Israel and the foundation stone for His rebuilt house in Jerusalem will work and be fulfilled. Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scornful men, who rule this people who is in Jerusalem. Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come to us; for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hidden ourselves; Therefore thus said the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation; he who believes shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay by a line, and righteousness by a plummet; and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trampled down by it. As often as it goes forth it shall take you; for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night; and it shall be a terror just to understand the report. For the bed is too short for a man to stretch himself on it; and the covering is too narrow for him to wrap himself in it. For the Lord shall rise up as in Mount Perazim, he shall be angry as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to do his act, his strange act. Now therefore do not be mockers, lest your bands be made strong; for I have heard from the Lord God of hosts that a destruction is decreed upon the whole land.

In the Camp David Summit, Prime Minister Barak, under the pressure of President Clint, was even prepared to give the so-called "Palestinian Authority" 95% of the Biblical areas of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and what is even more terrible, parts of Jerusalem and even to compromise on the Temple Mount, when he suggested to give up what is on the ground and to keep what is under the ground for Israel. This was a terrible, sinful idea which did not work because the terrorist Arafat did not agree with this suggestion which meant that the sovereignty over the Temple Mount would remain in the hands of Israel. Pay attention to the fact that even Barak could not give up Israeli  sovereignty over the Temple Mount. He knew that he could not return to Israel with such a terrible decision which would never be accepted by the G­d and people of Israel. There is no doubt that it was a result of the campaign and struggle of The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement which fo 33 years has daily brought the Word of G­d to the people of Israel and educated them about the major godly significance of the Temple Mount, the temple and Jerusalem. This campaign brought the people of Israel to say no to such a sinful suggestion and Barak could not ignore  this. When he returned to Israel after the summit collapsed he stated, "I protected the holy place of Israel." For 33 years we have said that the Temple Mount will save the people and land of Israel from all their enemies and the destiny of Israel will be decided on the Temple Mount because this is the place of the house of the G­d of Israel and His eternal dwelling place. This was proved so clearly in the Camp David Summit when the Temple Mount saved the 95% that Barak was ready to give away. As a result of this campaign the leader of the opposition in Israel, Ariel Sharon, went up on the Temple Mount, not only to visit the G­d of Israel at a critical time, but also to declare the eternal sovereignty and ownership of the G­d and people of Israel over the holy Temple Mount. The Arabs, Arafat and the "Palestinian Authority" used this to open the violence and attacks against Israel.

It is not a surprise or an accident that the Temple Mount, mainly, and Jerusalem are at the focus of this war. The G­d of Israel exploded the Camp David summit and stopped these evil negotiations because, as we have repeatedly stated for years, He will never accept any foreign and pagan presence of the enemies of Israel on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem and the land of Israel. All of this was given to Israel in an eternal covenant for an eternal godly purpose which Israel should carry faithfully with no fear of any of the enemies of Israel and even of all the nations. Thousands of years ago the Temple Mount, Jerusalem and the land of Israel were dedicated by the G­d of Israel  for this purpose: 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;2-5) In this vision of G­d  there is no place for the cruel enemies of the G­d  and people of Israel like the terrorist, Arafat, his band and the "Palestinian Authority". They will not succeed with their war, violence and attacks. The G­d of Israel, as He promised and repeatedly declared in the Bible will judge them and remove them from the Temple Mount, Jerusalem and the holy land of Israel. All of this is going to happen very soon. Only G­d's agenda with Israel  will come to pass and very soon. We do not fear them nor their violence and the anti-Israeli policy of all their friends all over the world even if it includes all the nations. As G­d  taught us, we know that together with Him we are the majority and they are the minority and their judgement in the city which they want to take from Israel and destroy is soon to come. The great event of the redemption of Israel the accomplishment and establishment of which on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem and all over the land of Israel cannot be stopped. Who can stop the G­d of Israel? We advise all of them not only to read Ezekiel, Zechariah, Isaiah and all the other Scriptures but to study the historical experience of all the enemies the G­d and people of Israel including the great powers which were judged by G­d and passed from history like dust in the wind. The same will be as G­d promised in His Word with the current enemies including the great powers.

Everyone in the world is now in a time of great testing: will they be with the G­d  and people of Israel and help  and support to Israel at this critical time or join with her enemies? The G­d of Israel is going to show His glory, His love and His protection for Israel before all the nations and the temple, the house of G­d, is going to be rebuilt and Mashiach ben David is soon to come. Everyone in the world should know that only through Israel and after that this major godly end-time event will come to pass on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem and the land of Israel. It will spread all over the world and the Kingdom of G­d will be established over all mankind. Then a real peace, not the false peace with the devil, Arafat, and his bands, will be established in Israel, the Middle East and all over the world exactly as Isaiah prophesied in the name of the G­d of Israel: And there shall come forth a rod from the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow from his roots; And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord; and he shall not judge by what his eyes see, nor decide by what his ears hear. But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide with equity for the humble of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. The wolf also shall live with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper's den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, who shall stand for a banner of the people; to it shall the nations seek; and his resting place shall be glorious. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, who shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Kush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up a banner for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not harass Ephraim. But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall plunder together those of the east; they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the Ammonites shall obey them. And the Lord shall completely destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his scorching wind shall shake his hand over the river, and shall strike it in the seven streams, and make men go over dry. And there shall be a highway for the remnant of his people, who shall be left, from Assyria; like it was for Israel in the day when he came up out of the land of Egypt. (Isaiah 16)

I want to express my sincere thanks to the wonderful friends and members of The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement and all the lovers of Israel who during the last month during the time of the current attacks against Israel did not stop calling us, sending us emails and letters of encouragement, love and support that moved our hearts and the heart of everyone in Israel and, I am sure, the heart of the G­d of Israel, Himself. The G­d  and people of Israel will never ever forget your love and support for Israel at this critical and major time when it is so needed. You are a major part of the family of Israel. We love you and you are our brothers and sisters. You are always in our hearts, prayers and thoughts. You are an important part of the godly end-time in which we are now living and as the prophets of Israel promised us you have an important part in G­d's end-time events and He will redeem you together with His people Israel. Again, thank you so much. We so appreciate and love you from the bottom of our hearts. Be sure that the G­d of Israel is in control of His people, Israel, and their land and He will continue to save Israel as He has always done. In G­d  we trust.

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