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Israeli Views of the Iraqi War

As the United States and its allies continue their war against the government of Iraq, we are receiving encouraging messages from various Israeli Jews who specialize in either end-time prophetic events or the identification of end-time Israelite peoples.

Today, in a departure from a regular sermon, I'm going to read two messages from these Israeli Jews. I think you will find them intriguing and encouraging.

The first is from Yair Davidi, a researcher in the identification of the end-time tribes of Israel, and author of many books on the subject. Before I begin his letter, I want to read one lead-in scripture which explains why the tribes of Israel are significant today.

(Gen 49:1-12, 22-26, 28 NKJV) And Jacob called his sons and said, "Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days: {2} "Gather together and hear, you sons of Jacob, And listen to Israel your father. {3} "Reuben, you are my firstborn, My might and the beginning of my strength, The excellency of dignity and the excellency of power. {4} Unstable as water, you shall not excel, Because you went up to your father's bed; Then you defiled it; He went up to my couch. [I believe France contains the descendants of Reuben.] {5} "Simeon and Levi are brothers; Instruments of cruelty are in their dwelling place. {6} Let not my soul enter their council; Let not my honor be united to their assembly; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will they hamstrung an ox. {7} Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; And their wrath, for it is cruel! I will divide them in Jacob And scatter them in Israel. [Ireland may be dominated by Simeon.] {8} "Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise; Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; Your father's children shall bow down before you. {9} Judah is a lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; And as a lion, who shall rouse him? {10} The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people. {11} Binding his donkey to the vine, And his donkey's colt to the choice vine, He washed his garments in wine, And his clothes in the blood of grapes. {12} His eyes are darker than wine, And his teeth whiter than milk. [Judah is the father of the Jews]

The descendants of all the tribes seem to have gone to northwestern Europe. Lets skip many of the tribes and go to verse 22, concerning Joseph.

{22} "Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a well; His branches run over the wall. {23} The archers have bitterly grieved him, Shot at him and hated him. {24} But his bow remained in strength, And the arms of his hands were made strong By the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel), {25} By the God of your father who will help you, And by the Almighty who will bless you With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb. {26} The blessings of your father Have excelled the blessings of my ancestors, Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. They shall be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers....... {28} All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke to them. And he blessed them; he blessed each one according to his own blessing.

Each of the tribes has an end-time destiny and description. We should point out that the sons of Joseph represent the nations of Britain (Ephraim) and America (Manasseh).

Mr. Davidi writes in his message:


The USA is acting in self-defense

On September 11 terrorists hijacked American planes and flew them into the Twin Towers in New York killing and maiming innocent people, destroying valuable property, and humiliating the USA in the eyes of the world by presenting it as powerless to protect its own citizens in their own home. This was an act of war. The USA is duty bound to reply in order to protect its own citizens and the civilized world that relies on the USA to protect it from the forces of darkness. The organization responsible for the terrorist attack, Al-Qaeda, was trained and funded by Iraq (see David Rose in The Observer, Sunday March 16, 2003) and by elements in Saudi Arabia. The attack on the Twin Towers was coordinated with the Iraqi Intelligence Service. The attack was part of a concerted plan against the USA. Iraq has stockpiled chemical and biological weapons and prepared an infrastructure to support the war against the USA. Fighting this war involves conquering Iraq and obtaining a firmer presence in the area in order to neutralize anti-USA terrorist forces in the neighboring regions. Extreme Islamic Terrorist forces have decided on a concerted effort to emasculate the USA. Certain nations in Europe are surreptitiously supporting these forces in order to reduce the USA to a nonentity and take its place. Oil is also a factor. The Iraqi regime oppresses its own people and its minorities. Iraqi uses its petroleum resources to bankroll a struggle-to-the-death against Britain and the USA. Iraq extends to other nations the promise of access to this resource as a reward for support against the allies. Oil has become a weapon. Let us be even more realistic. The allies (i.e. chiefly Israel, Britain, the USA, and their kin) are the only actively just nations in the world today. All other entities to various degrees are cannibalistic or connive at cannibalism in their neighbors. If the allies go down, so does the world. If after fighting a just war, motivated by self-defense, the allies would be enabled to enhance their influence on the international scene through their guaranteed access to additional oil reserves, so much the better. There are no vacuums in this world. Somebody has to do it. Who else is there who can be relied upon? Germany? Russia? France? China? For all their faults and iniquities the USA and Britain are still like blushing virgins compared to the alternatives.

Our Existence is at Stake

On a deeper level the USA and Britain are fighting for their very existence. Every living creature is endowed with three basic instincts: To survive, to reproduce, to express itself individually and as part of a family, tribal, or national unit. Once an entity denies its inner identity it withers and decays. We must be true to ourselves. The Tribes of Israel, especially Judah and Joseph, comprise the arm of the Almighty in this world:

(Jer 51:19-20 NKJV) .......... Israel is the tribe of His inheritance. The LORD of hosts is His name. {20} "You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms;

These nations and their offshoots are peopled by progeny of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. Historically, Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand were founded and still are dominated by descendants of the Tribes of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh. Citizens and dependants of these nations, no matter what their origin, participate in the blessing and duties of Joseph.

What are these?

Abraham the Hebrew was the progenitor of the Israelite nation. Concerning Abraham, God said:

(Gen 18:17-19 Tanakh) Now the LORD had said, A Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, {18} since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth are to bless themselves by him? {19} "For I have singled him out, that he may instruct his children and his posterity, to keep the way of the LORD, by doing what is just and right, in order that the LORD may bring about for Abraham what He has promised him."

Becoming a great and mighty nation was a prerequisite of enabling ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH to be BLESSED IN HIM. The descendants of Abraham in order to fulfill their destiny and bring a blessing on all the nations of the earth, to do justice and judgment, they first have to become a great and mighty nation. They must maintain that status as a God-given right and duty. Abraham was told that his seed would inherit the gate of his enemies.

(Gen 22:17 NKJV) "blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.
(Gen 24:60 KJV) And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

[The Jews alone have never numbered into the billions of people.]

Isaac married Rebecca and it was predicted that her seed would possess the gate of those who hate them. These prophecies meant that the promised seed would possess international thoroughfares and vantage points of strategic importance as the USA and Britain (and only they) have done. A blessing is not only a prize one receives willingly. It is also something to be wanted and strived for. The blessings were given according to the predispositions of those receiving them. The essence of Joseph needs to express itself through the possession of strategic regions giving the owner an edge over his potential enemies. Ishmael was the forefather of the Arabs and he was cast away.

(Gen 21:10 NKJV) Therefore she said to Abraham, "Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, namely with Isaac."

Ishmael is a wild self-destructive being whose hand is against everybody.

(Gen 16:12 NKJV) He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man's hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren."

Esau was the forefather of many ruling elites in Europe. The West European peoples include both descendants of Israel and of Esau (also known as Edom) and in some respects at certain times Esau is predominant. Both Ishmael and Esau (Genesis 27:41) have an eternal enmity against the descendants of Israel. In many ways Iraq today is merely a puppet representing deeper darker forces striving to destroy the Chosen Peoples of Judah and Joseph. Joseph received the rights of the firstborn son of Israel.

(Gen 49:26 NKJV) The blessings of your father Have excelled the blessings of my ancestors, Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. They shall be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.
(1 Chr 5:1 NKJV) Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; he was indeed the firstborn, but because he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright;

The two sons of Joseph were Ephraim and Manasseh. Ephraim would become a multitude of nations (Gen 48:19), malo hagoim (i.e. fullness of the nations) and rule over other peoples (Targum Onkelos). Manasseh would also become great after Ephraim (Gen 48:19). [So France, even today, is jealous of the birthrights given to Britain and the US.]

Joseph is Obligated to Defeat the Enemies of Israel

The two halves of Israel (headed by Judah and Joseph) need to be united. Division is a curse (Numbers 23:7). They will exist separately from other nations.

(Gen 49:26 NKJV) The blessings of your father Have excelled the blessings of my ancestors, Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. They shall be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.

(Num 23:9-10 NKJV) For from the top of the rocks I see him, And from the hills I behold him; There! A people dwelling alone, Not reckoning itself among the nations. {10} "Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number one-fourth of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, And let my end be like his!"

They will be so numerous that they cannot be counted. The blessings to Israel were unconditional.

(Num 23:19-20 NKJV) "God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? {20} Behold, I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it. They are likened to a unicorn, and a lion.
(Num 23:22 KJV) God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.
(Num 23:24 NKJV) Look, a people rises like a lioness, And lifts itself up like a lion; It shall not lie down until it devours the prey, And drinks the blood of the slain." They will dwell in good fertile areas.
(Num 24:6 NKJV) Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens by the riverside, Like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters. Their descendants will be found in many waters, i.e. abiding by different Seas and Oceans.
(Num 24:7 NKJV) He shall pour water from his buckets, And his seed shall be in many waters. "His king shall be higher than Agag, And his kingdom shall be exalted. They will be very powerful, becoming a universal military might and a world power.
(Num 24:8 KJV) God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.

Manasseh (symbolized by a unicorn) will become the most powerful tribe and the fullest expression of Israelite might. The Scottish coat-of-arms depicts two unicorns. Descendants of Manasseh through Scotsmen and Scots-Irish dominate the USA. The lion and unicorn representing Israel in the last days are recalled in juxtaposition, i.e., being side by side or close together, and they are represented on the British coat-of-arms.

(Num 24:9 NASB) "He couches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him? Blessed is everyone who blesses you, And cursed is everyone who curses you."

Joseph shall conquer Edom meaning Germany and Europe. [Judah, the Jews, shall also conquer the so-called Palestinians.]

(Num 24:18 NASB) "And Edom shall be a possession, Seir, its enemies, also shall be a possession, While Israel performs valiantly.
(Oba 20 NASB) And the exiles of this host of the sons of Israel, Who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephath (a town in southern Gaza), And the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad (probably Turkey and/or Europe) will possess the cities of the Negev.

In the Last Days there will be a Great Confrontation amongst all the major powers of the earth. Descendants of the Israelite Tribe of Asher are also to be found in Britain and America and the blessing to Asher involved possessing enormous quantities of oil. This is usually understood to refer to olive products but the intention in our time is more pertinent to petroleum.

(Deu 33:24 NKJV) And of Asher he said: "Asher is most blessed of sons; Let him be favored by his brothers, And let him dip his foot in oil.

The prophet Micah likened the exiles from Judah who were about to join the Lost Ten Tribes in exile to a bald-headed eagle. This is a symbol of the USA.

(Micah 1:16 NKJV) Make yourself bald and cut off your hair, Because of your precious children; Enlarge your baldness like an eagle, For they shall go from you into captivity.

The remnant of Jacob will be amongst the non-Israelite nations as a lion amongst the flocks of sheep from whom none can deliver.

(Micah 5:8-9 NKJV) And the remnant of Jacob Shall be among the Gentiles, In the midst of many peoples, Like a lion among the beasts of the forest, Like a young lion among flocks of sheep, Who, if he passes through, Both treads down and tears in pieces, And none can deliver. {9} Your hand shall be lifted against your adversaries, And all your enemies shall be cut off.

All the enemies of Israel will be cut off. In other words the descendants of Israel will become the major world power. Micah says that the Ten Tribes when they return will go first to the Bashan and Gilead while Zechariah speaks of Ephraim repossessing Lebanon and Gilead.

(Micah 7:14 NKJV) Shepherd Your people with Your staff, The flock of Your heritage, Who dwell solitarily in a woodland, In the midst of Carmel; Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, As in days of old.
(Zec 10:10 NKJV) I will also bring them back from the land of Egypt, And gather them from Assyria. I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon, Until no more room is found for them.

These areas overlap with the territory of Iraq. Abraham the first Hebrew came out of Iraq (Genesis 11:31) to go to the Promised Land. Betty Matteson Rhodes pointed out that as a first step on their way home the descendants of Joseph now seem to be returning to Iraq. Ancient Babylon was in the area of Iraq. Sadam Hussein considers himself an incarnation of Nebuchadnessar the Babylonian Emperor and he has reconstructed parts of ancient Babylon. Babylon of old was an enemy of Israel and destroyed the Temple. Retribution was prophesied against her:

(Psa 137 NKJV) By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept When we remembered Zion. {2} We hung our harps Upon the willows in the midst of it. {3} For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song, And those who plundered us requested mirth, Saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!" {4} How shall we sing the Lord's song In a foreign land? {5} If I forget you, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget its skill! {6} If I do not remember you, Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth; If I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy. {7} Remember, O LORD, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem, Who said, "Raze it, raze it, To its very foundation!" {8} O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed, Happy the one who repays you as you have served us! {9} Happy the one who takes and dashes Your little ones against the rock!
Edom (Psalm 137:7) meaning Europe is linked with Babylon. In Biblical Prophecy one name can have several meanings. Babylonian represented certain powers in Europe as well as the real physical entity of the Babylonian Empire whose ancient capital was only a few miles away from Bagdad in Iraq today.


It was said that in order for Abraham to fulfill his goal he would have to become a great and mighty nation possessing the gates (vital strategic points and international thoroughfares) of his enemies

(Genesis 22:16-19). The Prophets spoke of the ferocity in warfare of Joseph (e.g. Micah ch.5). Moses after blessing each of the Israelite Tribes (Deuteronomy ch.33) then blessed them all together saying that they should enjoy economic plenty (Deuteronomy 33:28) and overwhelmingly defeat all of their enemies and for whom God would be their shield of help and "sword of excellency
(Deuteronomy 33:29), as explained from the Hebrew original in our work, Ephraim. The original Hebrew passage says that through the sword you will receive respect and honor.

The prophet Malachi (4:6) warns us that in the Last Days the hearts of the children shall turn back to their fathers and the hearts of the fathers to their children. We have to do what we must to ensure the future, to respect our forebears, and to know from whence we came and to where we must head. This is our duty. In the Messianic Era there will be no more fighting and no dissension but until then each one of us must do what he is able including waging war when we must to the utmost of our ability.

(Deu 20:1-4 NKJV) "When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. {2} "So it shall be, when you are on the verge of battle, that the priest shall approach and speak to the people. {3} "And he shall say to them, 'Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them; {4} 'for the LORD your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.'
(Num 6:24-27 NKJV) "The LORD bless you and keep you; {25} The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; {26} The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace."' {27} "So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them."

The next letter was received from Gershon Salomon of the Temple-Mount Faithful. This is an organization which is preparing the equipment and accouterments of the next temple. Many Christians are interested in the next temple because of the prophesy of Christ in Mat 24:15 and of Paul in 2 Thes 2:4.

(Mat 24:15 NKJV) "Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand),
(2 Th 2:3-4 NKJV) Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, {4} who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

What is this prophesy of Daniel that Christ referred to? There are several. Among them:

(Dan 11:31 NKJV) "And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation.

The only place sacrifices could be made was in the Temple in Jerusalem..

(Dan 12:9-11 NKJV) And he said, "Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. {10} "Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand. {11} "And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.

As we read, Mr. Salomon's letter, notice he does not seem to consider New Testament prophesies.

Mr. Salomon writes:

"The War Against Iraq Prophesied in the Bible"

A Part of the End-Time Wars and G-d's Judgment

The second war against Iraq, which is soon to start, like the first war in 1991, is not merely another war in the world but a part of the end-time events of the critical time in which we are now living.

As with the Arab wars against Israel, the so-called 'Palestinian' error in these days and the Bin Laden terror attacks which, as he stated, are focused against Israel, the Jews and the United States of America, it is a part of the first stages of the end-time war which was prophesied in the Tanakh. (Ezekiel38,39; Zechariah12,14; and other prophets.) It is the start of a very critical time in the godly prophetic end-time process of the redemption of Israel and, through Israel, of all the world. This is a time of crisis all over the world and the start of the time of G-d's judgment on all the nations who persecute Israel throughout the 4000 years of history during Biblical time and during the time of exile.

As in the dark times of the terrible persecution of the people of God in exile, anti-Semitism has again awakened and raised its head all over the world. One of the latest signs of this anti-Semitism is the statement that Israel and the Jews are behind the determination of George Bush to attack and destroy the evil in Iraq because of Israeli interests to be safe from Iraqi attacks against Israel as Saddam Hussein repeatedly threatened Israel and in the Gulf War of 1991 he even fired 39 Scud missiles against Israel. There is no doubt that this is an evil anti-Semitic sign which has no basis. What the anti-Semites do not understand, or don' t want to understand, is that God Himself is behind these wars. He promised repeatedly in his Word that Israel will not be hurt by the end-time attacks of her enemies and that she will be safe under the protection of God.

Ezek 38:14 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?
Ezek 38:23 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.
Ezek 39:7 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.

In the First Gulf War against Iraq, none of the missiles of the Scud missiles which were launched by Saddam Hussein against Israel resulted in even one Israeli being killed. Only one Israeli died as a result of a heart attack. Many buildings were destroyed but the inhabitants were not injured. The Israelis were excited and thankful to the God of Israel Who proved His promises to His people Israel in the eyes of all the nations.

All the evil powers in the world, including Saddam Hussein and Yasser Arafat, accuse the United States and its president of being behind Israel when they are going to make war against the evil Iraq. As we see, all the critical end-time events are being focused more and more against Israel and prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes. It is not only Iraq who has prepared weapons of mass destruction and even nuclear weapons over the past years but also nations like Iran which openly states that she is preparing missiles and nuclear weapons to destroy the Zionist State of Israel. Iran is very close to having this capability. They are assisted and supported in this by Russia and North Korea who also support the many Arab enemies of Israel.

Not only Iraq and Iran but other Arab nations surrounding Israel are preparing biological and chemical missiles to be directed against Israel to fulfill their historical goal to destroy Israel. The 21 Arab countries are armed with weapons of mass destruction and their goal is one - to destroy Israel after the 8 wars in which they did not succeed to destroy the people of G-d. G-d will not allow any power in the world to destroy His prophetic end-time event with Israel. He is determined to accomplish what He started in 1947 when He re-established the state of Israel in the same land of the covenant. He is busy with His main goal to rebuild His house on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and to again dwell among and in the midst of His people, Israel and to send Mashiach ben David. All these are godly redemptional events which will be an opening for the redemption of all the world.

The war against Iraq, the goal of which is to remove and destroy the evil of Iraq, which in the 1960's and 1970's not only threatened but used weapons of mass destruction against the Kurdish nation as a part of genocide when they used chemical and biological bombs against them and adults and children were killed in a terrible death, is a part of God's end-time judgment. It was prophesied through Jeremiah. The evil in Iraq today is not new but a continuance of the evil of Babylon, the Biblical name for Iraq. In 586 BCE the Babylonian Empire attacked Israel, and burned the Temple and Jerusalem and destroyed the Biblical state of Israel and took the people of Israel into exile. Immediately after this attack the God of Israel stated that His judgment on this evil nation would come, especially in the end-times.

The actual war against Iraq is a part of G-d's end-time judgment and His plan to remove the evil all over the world especially around Israel whom G-d prepares to be the focus of His coming prophetic end-time events. This is an explanation of the determination of George Bush to go to war against Iraq and to destroy the evil, even if all the other nations in the world, and especially the United Nations, do not participate in the war and even if the UN does not give him legality to undertake this war. It is also no accident that most of the nations, especially in Europe, as well as the UN do not recognise and do not want to be a part of this war against the evil in Iraq. They are guided by political and materialistic interests and deep connections with Iraq and all the Arab countries, not only because of interests of oil but also by other reasons of which justice and morality are not at the base. Here it has to be asked how evil can join with the messengers of justice to destroy and remove the evil in an important part of the world!!

The Word of G-d through Jeremiah chapters 50 and 51about His judgment on Babylon is very clear -

" {50:1} 'The word that the Lord spoke against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet. ... {5}They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces towards it, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant that shall not be forgotten. ... {9}For, behold, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her; from there she shall be taken; their arrows shall be like those of an skilled warrior; none shall return in vain. ... {15}Shout against her around; she has surrendered; her bulwarks have fallen, her walls are thrown down; for it is the vengeance of the Lord; take vengeance upon her; as she has done, do to her. ... {17}Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away; first the king of Assyria has devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones. {18}Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria. ... {22}A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction. {23}How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! How is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! {24}I have laid a snare for you, and you were taken, O Babylon, and you were not aware; you were found, and also caught, because you strove against the Lord. {25}The Lord has opened his armory, and has brought forth the weapons of his indignation; for this is the work of the Lord God of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans. ... {28}The voice of those who flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the Lord our God, the vengeance for his temple. ... {31}Behold, I am against you, O you arrogant one, says the Lord God of hosts; for your day has come, the time that I will doom you. {32}And the arrogant one shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up; and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour everything around him. ... {51:1}Thus says the Lord; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against those who dwell in Lev -Kamay, a destroying wind; {2}And will send to Babylon winnowers, who shall winnow her, and shall empty her land; for in the day of trouble they shall be against her. ... {6}Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and let every man save his soul; be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the vengeance of the Lord; he will render to her a recompense. ... {8}Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed; howl for her; take balm for her pain, perhaps she may be healed. {9}We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed; forsake her, and let us go every one to his own country; for her judgment reaches to heaven, and is lifted up to the skies. ... {11}Sharpen the arrows; gather the shields; the Lord has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes; for his plan is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance of his temple. ... {21}And with you I will break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with you I will break in pieces the chariot and his rider; ... {24}And I will pay back to Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, says the Lord.... {50}You who have escaped the sword, go away, do not stand still; remember the Lord from far away, and let Jerusalem come to your mind. {51}We are ashamed, because we have heard reproach; shame has covered our faces; for strangers have come into the sanctuaries of the Lord's house. ... {56}Because the destroyer has come upon her, upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken; for the Lord God of recompenses shall surely pay back.

The Word of G-d is very clear and there is no need to add anything. Everyone should pay attention to what G-d repeatedly states in His Word that what they did to His holy Temple and to His beloved people, Israel, to His holy city, Jerusalem, and His holy land will never be forgotten until His Day of Judgment comes at this time.

President Bush stated that the war against Iraq is imminent. He should know that he is led by G-d in this. At the same time, G-d is calling on him not to make the terrible mistake which he stated in his speech regarding the establishment of a 'Palestinian' state after the war. Perhaps by this statement he wanted to encourage the Arabs and so-called 'Palestinians' not to be against this war. President Bush should know that he should not fear any of the Arab countries or so-called 'Palestinians' or anyone else in the world which is against his step against Iraq because he Almighty G-d of Israel will be with him when he goes against the evil in Iraq. At the same time he should know that he is not allowed to try to obtain Arab or European participation at the expense of G-d' s people, Israel. He cannot destroy one evil by making another evil. This is the Word of G-d which will never accept or allow the establishment of an evil foreign so-called 'Palestinian' state or any other foreign state in the holy land that He promised and gave in an eternal covenant to Israel alone for an eternal purpose. G-d will never allow the destruction of His great end-time vision with Israel that He is doing in Israel in these days. This major vision is a vision for all the world which will establish the kingdom of G-d and His laws and values throughout the Universe.

The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement calls on President Bush today to undertake his mission against the Iraqi evil and G-d will be with him. However he must not try to establish an evil foreign so-called 'Palestinian' state or else G-d will no longer be with him.

Many friends have called us in order to encourage us in the face of a possible Iraqi attack against Israel. I want to share with you what we told them that they should be encouraged; the Almighty G-d of Israel and the Universe is together with Israel and the Israeli army of G-d and stands with them to protect them from any enemy or evil which attacks them.

At this point I will insert one more scripture to what Mr. Salomon has written. God speaking to Abraham says:

(Gen 12:3 NKJV) I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."

Mr. Salomon concludes:

In G-d we trust."

Sermon given by Wayne Bedwell
22 March 2003
Copyright 2003, Wayne Bedwell

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