Category Archives: MRHA

NO 2 State Solution – banned video – MyRightHand’sArt #71 May 8, 2011

President Obama – and every other leader in the free world – MUST say NO to a Terrorist “Palestinian State!”

This video was banned on Youtube because it tells the little-told truth of who the Palestinians are and what they stand for!

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This video makes the argument against a TWO STATE FINAL SOLUTION clear – giving Hamas (Fatah) statehood will be giving statehood to ruthless terrorists. If you want to solve the Palestinian refugee problem – 60+ years in the making – simply de-fund UNRWA and move the care of the refugees over to UNHCR (every other refugee goes there). Done.

Now More Than Ever – PRAY! – MyRightHand’sArt #70 May 5, 2011

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“If there was ever a time for the entire Church to be in tear-soaked prayer & intercession for Israel, it is now!  But sadly the great majority of Church leaders have very little or even NO revelation of God’s plans & purposes for Israel in the End Times, and thus they ignore the dire circumstances currently facing the Apple of Gods eye  –  Israel!” – David Silver – Out-of-Zion.com

Saints, it is imperative that we in the worldwide Eklessia (Church) awaken to the desperate need we have to pray for Israel! America may well suffer the judgment of pushing forward the dividing of the land warned of in Joel 3! And what are YOUR nation’s policies?

Please consider this selfish motive to aid your prayers for the “shalom (material, body, soul & spirit peace) of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6): if your nation does not repent for her misdeeds toward’s YHWH’s tiny chosen nation, she will encounter the time-proven judgment against ALL nations who chose to persecute the Jews and their beloved Israel!

Genesis 12:3 – Now the LORD said to Abram, “Get .. to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. All of the families of the earth will be blessed in you.”

Joel 3:2 – I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will execute judgment on them there for my people, and for my heritage, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have divided my land, and have cast lots for my people..

More from Israel:

Again I cannot over-stress the seriousness of the situation.  Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has stated: “We are facing a diplomatic-political tsunami that the majority of the public is unaware of and that will peak in September. It is a very dangerous situation, one that requires action….Paralysis, rhetoric, inaction will deepen the isolation of Israel..”

These are also strategic issues for the Nations.  In Genesis 12:3, the Bible clearly warns us that God will judge and curse anyone who takes Israel lightly, and interferes with, and attempts to divide and give away His Land.   A Palestinian State on the land that God promised to Abraham & the Israelite people is not in keeping with His destiny for His Land and I believe that the disasters that are already striking the Earth may well be because of the way the Nations are lining up to divide the Land.  If they are serious about creating this illegitimate Palestinian State, then we can expect far more intense and catastrophic disasters to occur in the months ahead.   A good number of commentators are suggesting that the chaos that has already struck the planet so far in 2011 is the beginnings of the wrath of God being poured out upon the nations.

I implore you, for the sake of your church and your nation, to take this comment very seriously.  Its time to PRAY & INTERCEDE for Israel as never before, and its time to SPEAK UP to your pastors and leaders, your politicians, and your news media.  Its time to proclaim the truth to a deceived world.

David Silver – Out-of-Zion.com

Just this morning, as I awoke, I feel YHWH has given me a driving need to discover if there is any hope for “shepherd nations” who will stand with Israel against the coming Turkey-led Islamic antichrist union. Micah 5, according to some modern day scholars with insight to the Islamic antichrist, contains this hope! Will your nation be a shepherd nation standing with Israel? More here on the “Seven Shepherd Nations.”

As I live very near the New Madrid fault line (in the news today) – I am on a “need to know” basis!

– Tom

AntiChrist via Turkey? – MyRightHand’sArt #69 Apr 28, 2011

Ps.137:5 If I keep not your memory, O Jerusalem, let not my right hand keep the memory of its art.

Turkish Islamic Union, as envisioned by Turkish Islamic scholar, Adnan Oktar.

See that? That’s what saints in Yeshua everywhere really need to be praying into.. not a “Left Behind” vision that has NO basis in Scripture!

I’ll say more later..

YHWH of Israel will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel. Watch and pray with keen, cutting-edge insight… or be swept away with the tide of lies.

Joel Richardson can help – here and here.

Israel to Japan – MyRightHand’sArt #68 Apr 18, 2011

“For those of us entrusted with the leadership of Christ’s church, ambassadors of the kingdom of God, now is the time for us to put our lives on the line in intercession and action for Japan.” – http://reviveisrael.org/japanblog/

The above is from our Israel voice in Japan – Ariel Blumenthal. Please listen. Subscribe to his emails at this website.

Rick Joyner expounds on the Japan earthquake in its timing in this world scenario…

http://www.morningstartv.com/prophetic-perspective-current-events/japanese-earthquake-prophesied-20-years-ago-part-1

I watched these videos with my 4 oldest children and prayed over and explained to them our strategy for these end times. We focused on videos 5 and 6 especially.

The water in this video swallows the small person running in front of it. It is horrifying to watch. The tide is rising. Are you built upon the ROCK?

Are you praying with His compassion for the people of Japan? Am I?

Jesus Loves me this I know – MyRightHand’sArt #67 Apr 03, 2011

“Jesus (Yeshua) loves me this I know  –  for the Bible (TaNaK*) tells me so
Little ones to Him belong  –  they are weak but He is strong…”

*TaNaK is an acronym for Torah, Neviim and Ketuvim (Hebrew words for Law, Prophets and Writings). All of Christendom knows these book groupings as the “Old Testament!”

Yeshua (meaning “Salvation!” in Hebrew) is mentioned over 29 times in the TaNaK (Old Testament) – over 187 times if you count the alternate spelling of His name, Yehoshua (Joshua meaning YHWH is Salvation)!

“Behold, YHWH has proclaimed unto the end of the world. Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold your Yeshua (Jesus) comes; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work is before Him.” (Isaiah 62:11)

There are also several hundred direct prophecies, mostly not naming Him directly, but which detail the fearful aspect of the God-Man, Messiah Yeshua, in the TaNaK. Considering only 48 of those undeniable prophecies in the TaNaK, the probability of Yeshua of Nazareth, born in Bethlehem, fulfilling all 48 is 10^157 power (Peter Stoner).

That’s a lot of zeros. In other words. Impossible.

But he said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)

Do Not Imagine You’ll Escape – MyRightHand’sArt #66 Mar 20, 2011

Do not imagine you'll be safe.. Benny Elon

Besides suddenly losing my dear friend, Jim Maher, who I knew best as a pastor, a dad to me and my children and a consummate musician who put up with my djembe playing week after week, I’ve been busy trying to make ends meet and working very closely with Esther Levens of the Unity Coalition for Israel. (I’ve also designed and managed every site linked in this post!)

I shot and edited the video of Benny Elon for UCI.. also helped write the copy for the following press release. This is a vital warning for us re: fundamentalist Islam.

Another video I co-wrote with Joel Richardson, directed and edited recently, A Shariah Tutorial, goes into detail of what “Shariah Law” means for the USA.

It is here in America and growing exponentially and it is a threat. Believe it. Act upon it.

“Do not imagine you’ll escape in the King’s palace.” (Esther 4:13)

“These things have I spoken to you, that you should not be offended.  They will put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that whoever kills you will think that he does God service.” (Our King, Yeshua, in John 16:1-2)

THEREFORE, the believer in Yeshua MUST use his/her secret weapon! That secret weapon is a life of “steady rest” which ENGAGES INTERCESSION with the King of kings! Lean wholly upon Yeshua, actively and authoritatively entrusting Him with your very heartbeat, with your city’s welfare and for Yeshua’s city, Yerushalayim, to become a praise in the earth!

Mordechai’s words are sober, but they are not without hope – Esther 4:14 “For if you altogether hold your peace at this time, then will there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but you and your father’s house will be destroyed: and who knows whether you are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

You HAVE come for such a time as this. You are seated in heavenly places in Messiah Yeshua (Eph. 2:6, Col. 3:1) – USE that authority!

Tom Chaffer

The Unity Coalition for Israel is presenting a unique video message by Rabbi Benny Elon, viewable on their website here, in coordination with the worldwide celebration of Purim by Jews and for the purpose of alerting the public to the genocidal reality of a modern-day “Haman” scenario. Jews are again threatened with total annihilation by a Persian (Iranian) force.

Rabbi Elon is Director of the International Israel Allies Caucus Foundation. The IIACF coordinates pro-Israel legislative committees in nineteen countries. This includes a large group of legislators in the United States House of Representatives.

Rabbi Elon was recently the guest speaker at a Kansas City BIAV Synagogue Purim event that honored President and Founder of the Unity Coalition for Israel, Esther Levens and her late husband, Vrem Levens. We publish his speech as it was delivered at that Gala Purim Event.

His ominous message, “Do Not Imagine You’ll be Safe in the King’s Palace,” must be heeded by all Westerners – especially by the best ally of liberty and democracy in the Middle East, Israel. It is the warning that deadly global events, inspired by the radical Islamic ideologies of Jihad and Shariah law, can overtake modern, materialistic society – no matter how safe we mistakenly think we are.

Purim is the festival that celebrates the story of the defeat of Haman by Mordecai and Esther. The modern day Haman, Ayatollah Khāmene’i,” is behind Iranian President Ahmadinejad in acquiring long and short range nuclear weaponry. Just as Haman of old, today’s Haman, Khāmene’i, threatens the same genocide of the Jews and of all Israel. The IIACF caucus of 19 legislatures is working hard to counter this devastating outcome.

Esther Levens and the Unity Coalition for Israel will continue to work closely with Rabbi Benny Elon and the IIACF to negate this imminent threat.

Yeshua, Make Your Bride a Praise – MyRightHand’sArt #65 Feb 15, 2011

Yeshua, Make Your Bride, the City, Yerushalayim, a Praise in the Nations!

“Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don’t remember you; if I don’t prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy.” (Psalm 137:6)

Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day in Israel

What focus can we offer – from our heart, soul, mind and strength – for a city? “Above our chief joy?” Is it a literal aspiration of King David’s – the man after YHWH’s own heart? How can we do this – especially if we are afar off?

Yerushalayim (plural in the Hebrew) is both heavenly and earthly. This helps me greatly in understanding the tension, the mystery, the beauty of YHWH’s chosen city and people. As Yeshua has gone to be with the Father that He might prepare a place for His Bride (John 14:1-6), “we look for a City who’s Builder and Maker is God!” (Hebrews 11:10)

And this is “Echad” (one) with the very same Bride He is betrothed to from ancient times – “He built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth which he has established forever.” (Psalm 78:69)

“God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead.. made us alive together with Messiah (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Messiah Yeshua, that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Messiah Yeshua..” (Ephesians 2:4-7)

“..you were .. separate from Messiah, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Messiah Yeshua you who once were far off are made near in the blood of Messiah. For he is our peace, who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, having abolished in the flesh the hostility, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man of the two, making peace; and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross..” (Ephesians 2:12-16)

Father, bless those who bless Israel. Open the eyes of hearts in your people who have believed in Your Son, Yeshua, so we can see and take part in all of Your promises and focus upon Israel and her Jerusalem. May we truly be watchmen on the wall who won’t be silent (Isaiah 62:6) until Yerushalayim is made a praise in the whole Earth!

“For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns. 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 name. You shall also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD..” (Isaiah 62:1-3)

“I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.” (Revelation 21:2)

Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem; for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. (Isaiah 52:9)

But be you glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people; and there shall be heard in her no more the voice of weeping and the voice of crying. (Isaiah 65:18-19)

The City of Joy has been forever in the bosom of the Father, the heart of the Son, the Joy of the Spirit… and Avraham SAW it! “By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out to the place which he was to receive for an inheritance. He went out, not knowing where he went. By faith, he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked for the city which has the foundations, whose builder and maker is God. (Hebrews 11:8-10)

It was built by God and, at the fulcrum of time, Yeshua is accomplishing it for us NOW! Let the heavenly be united with the earthly! Come LORD YESHUA! The Spirit and the Bride say COME!

“Behold, I come quickly. My reward is with me, to repay to each man according to his work. I am the Alef and the Tav, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.” (Revelation 22:12-21)

Whose Jerusalem? MyRightHand’sArt #64 Oct 21, 2010

Jerusalem, city of gold. The ancient homeland of the Hebrew people, the Israelis of old, the Jews, descendants of David and children of Abraham. That much we know.

But what real history is there of a religious connection to Jerusalem with Arabs or the larger Islamic community?

Nada.

I like to agree with fellow gentile believer in Yeshua, King of the Yehudim, George Gilder, that “the Israel Test” is taking place before our eyes on the world stage:

“As you see YHWH of old, the Maker and Savior of humanity, place His hand of blessing upon the Jews once again (as the age of the gentiles, indeed, draws to a close), will you LOVE what He is doing? Or will you DESPISE what He is doing?”

No other place does that test become more clear, for those who have eyes to see and studious minds to think, than on the ancient Temple Mount of  the Jews, where the very stones of ancient artifacts cry out from the grave as they are purposefully dug up and destroyed by the WAQF (those guys are WACK!), the Arabic militia strangely given “stewardship” of the holiest site on planet earth.

Here is some more convincing research for studious minds regarding that holy place.

Study well!

Toma

by Hagai Mazuz and Harold Rhode

Israel and the Palestinians are once again negotiating their future relationship. One of the most difficult issues they confront is the status of Jerusalem.

On September 22, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulated Saudi King Abdullah on the occasion of his country’s national day. She reserved special praise for Abdullah’s support of the Arab Peace Initiative (API), which calls for an Israeli withdrawal from all territories gained in 1967 and for East Jerusalem to be the capital of a Palestinian state. She suggested that this plan would serve as a philosophical basis for the ongoing talks. “As we continue working to support direct talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the principles enshrined in the Arab Peace Initiative are more important than ever,” Clinton wrote.

Jews and Christians know that Israel’s claim to Jerusalem is rooted in the ancient Jewish connection to that city. Israel’s declaration of independence speaks of both “natural and historic right.” Jerusalem is the centerpiece of that historic right.

What about the Muslim claim?

For Muslims, Jerusalem is thought to be sacred for two reasons: First, Muslims were initially commanded to pray toward Jerusalem. But when the Jews refused to convert to Islam, Muhammad changed the prayer direction toward Mecca. Second, Muslims believe that Muhammad ascended to heaven and back from “the Rock” which much later after his death was interpreted to mean what is today the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.

Interestingly, Islamic sources from the first 50 years or so after Muhammad’s death make clear that Jerusalem had absolutely no holy status for Muslims.

Some centuries later, Ibn Taymiyya (1263–1328) another important Muslim cleric with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Koran and Hadith, wrote extensively about Jerusalem, and how there were only two holy cities in Islam – Mecca and Medina. He eventually became the intellectual godfather of Wahhabism, the dominant Islamic doctrine of the Saudi government. He claimed that Muslims must rid themselves of all non-Muslim innovations and return to the early Islam of Muhammad and the first four caliphs. The rulers of Ibn Taymiyya’s time saw him as a threat and imprisoned him. Even so, he did not recant.

Ibn Taymiyya went to great lengths to explain that the veneration of Jerusalem in nothing more than the “Judaization” of Islam. He wrote that after the second caliph ‘Umar conquered Jerusalem in 637 he and his aide Ka’b al-Aḥbār [a Jewish convert to Islam], went up to view the Temple Mount. ‘Umar asked his aide: “Where do you think I should build a place of prayer for Muslims?” Ka’b replied: “Build it behind (i.e., north of) the Rock.” Angrily, Umar said to Ka’b: “Oh you son of a Jew, is your Jewishness dominating your view?” ‘Umar was accusing Ka’b of Judaizing Islam by saying that they should build a place to pray north of the Rock where the Jewish Temple had once stood. If they had done so, they would have been bowing down both towards the Rock and Mecca. That is why ‘Umar decided to build the place to pray on the southern part of the Temple Mount – the place today known as the Aqsa Mosque. ‘Umar’s choice of location meant that the Muslims bowed down only to Mecca and that their backs (rear ends) were facing the Rock.

Ibn Taymiyya wondered how Muslim clerics could have accepted Ka’b’s attempts to incorporate Jewish traditions into Islam, because Ka’b did not cite any of Muhammad’s companions as the source of his claim.

Ibn Taymiyya also accused Ka’b of fabricating Muslim traditions and incorporating Jewish writings, i.e., the Bible, Talmud, etc., into Islam. Ibn Taymiyya admitted that the original prayer direction was Jerusalem but he emphasized that Muhammad and the Muslims abandoned that tradition in order to differentiate themselves from the Jews.

Later, Ibn Taymiyya discussed the first caliphs and showed that when they ruled over today’s Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel, neither they nor any of the early governors nor any clerics made any attempt to build any structure over the Rock on the Temple Mount. This demonstrated, according to Ibn Taymiyya, that they did not attach any importance to it; as the early rulers and companions of Muhammad knew his views and his religion better than later generations of Muslims, no later scholar could disagree with them nor with the traditions they observed. They clearly did not attach any Islamic significance to today’s Aqsa Mosque nor to the Temple Mount in general. How then, Ibn Taymiyya reasoned, could we who never knew them nor Muhammad have the right to disagree? There is no way we could know more about Islam than they. We therefore have no right to sanctity al-Aqsa because they did not do so.

In order to further strengthen his argument against Jerusalem’s sanctity, Ibn Taymiyya wrote that during Muhammad’s night journey to heaven from Jerusalem, there is no mention of the (Temple) Rock in the story. Therefore, since the Rock is not even mentioned, it has no importance in Islamic tradition.

So we see that according to the intellectual godfather of the Saudis, the Aqsa Mosque and the Temple Rock have absolutely no Islamic religious significance. As he proved, these are nothing more than Judaic traditions that have penetrated Islam, and, as non-Muslim innovations, must be expunged from Islam.

So how did Jerusalem become holy in Islam? In the 680s, a civil war erupted among the Muslims. The caliph who ruled from Damascus wanted to put down a revolt by the people who controlled Mecca, the place of pilgrimage. In order to weaken them, he decided to build a counter-pilgrimage site and at the very least siphon off people who during the pilgrimage might have decided to take up the rebel’s cause. He
therefore chose to build a dome over the Rock in Jerusalem and to encourage people to make pilgrimages there instead of to Mecca. That is when Jerusalem became holy in Islam. So in essence, Jerusalem’s sanctity to Muslims stems from a local revolt which occurred some 50-plus years after Muhammad’s death.

The Saudi regime follows Ibn Taymiyya to a tee. Those who disagree with his philosophy do so at their own peril. When a Saudi editor published an article questioning something that Ibn Taymiyya had written, he was quickly fired on the orders of the information minister. So it is rather curious that the Saudis have included, as one of the basic principles of their plan for peace between Israel and the Arabs, the idea that East Jerusalem must be the capital of a Palestinian state. Why have they rejected their godfather’s stance on Jerusalem? Ibn Taymiyya must be turning over in the grave.

See also:

Israeli Scientist Silenced by Left – MyRightHand’sArt #63 Oct 5, 2010

This is a travesty! This kills me –  “numerous studies that refute the science of evolution (show that a human being is not just) substance without a soul.”

Some say there is not a “culture war” – that we should all just relax and boil like frogs in a cold pan of water on the stove flame. I disagree. Read up on your adversaries – herehere and here and fight with TRUTH.

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Dr. Gabi Avital, the chief scientist of Israel’s Education Ministry, was fired on Monday after reiterating his position that evolution is just a theory, and that it should be taught alongside creationism as the two most widely held beliefs regarding how our world originated.

In an interview with Israel’s Ma’ariv newspaper last month, Avital insisted that “the conditions [for life on earth] were not accidental. [Charles] Darwin was a great scientist, but he took his theory in dangerous directions, and we need to teach the flaws of that theory, too.”

Speaking to Israel National News a day after being fired, Avital insisted the education of Israel’s young people is incomplete because it does not take into account the “numerous studies that refute the science of evolution” and show that a human being is not just a “substance without a soul.”

Shortly after being appointed to the post of chief scientist in December 2009, Avital advocated for adding creationism to the school curriculum.

The office of Education Minister Gideon Saar (Likud) issued a statement on Monday claiming that Avital had been hired on a trial basis, and that his trial period had simply expired without a decision to keep him on in the position of chief scientists.

But Avital told Israel National News that there was no question that Saar decided not to keep him because of the Ma’ariv interview. “Apparently, he did not like it.”

Being a scientist who also believes strongly in the Bible, Avital was regularly attacked by the liberal Israeli media from the moment he was hired by the Education Ministry.

The most vicious attacks came from the radical left-wing newspaper Ha’aretz, which in addition to his views on evolution, faulted Avital for saying global warming is a farce used by liberal environmentalists to advance their political agendas.

Avital has maintained that industry and technology have had only a very minor effect on the global temperatures and the climate in general, and that the “green” agenda is more about economic interests.

Avital noted the ludicrous message that his firing sends – that a chief scientist, a recognized expert, cannot and should not be heard if his findings and views oppose those of the established mainstream.

See original article at Israel Today Magazine Online – http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=21984

A Madman in a NY City UN Bldg!

View this short clip I’ve captured of “A Madman in a Jihad” Ahmadinejad prays to hasten coming of twelfth Imam and bring Islamic “victory.” How should we respond?

The following is from Joel Rosenberg’s Blog – http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made yet another inflammatory speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday. He began his remarks by praying, “O God, hasten the arrival of Imam al-Mahdi and grant him good health and victory and make us his followers and those who attest to his righteousness.”

Imam al-Mahdi is another name for the “Twelfth Imam” or the “Hidden Imam.” Shia Muslims believe this Islamic messiah will come at the End of Days to destroy Judeo-Christian civilization as we have known it, force infidels to convert or be executed, and will set up a one-world Islamic government known as the “caliphate.” Ahmadinejad believes the way to “hasten” the Twelfth Imam’s coming is to annihilate the U.S. and Israel. This would bring about the “victory” that Ahmadinejad prayed for on American soil. The speech went downhill from there. Ahmadinejad accused the U.S. government of masterminding the 9/11 attacks in order to save Israel. Few in the West, including our leaders, understand what Ahmadinejad and his colleagues in the Iranian government believe. And that’s the problem.

What should we do in response? We need to “get ready” and “be prepared,” according to Ezekiel 38:7. We need to

  1. gather in small groups and as entire church congregations and pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and
  2. mobilize others to pray, too.
  3. We need to travel to Israel to do prayer walks, and
  4. worship the Lord, and
  5. study and teach the Word of God, and to
  6. encourage Israelis that we are standing with them, and
  7. (encourage them) that the God of Israel loves them without limit.
  8. We need to care for poor and needy Israelis and Palestinians with unconditional love and unwavering support.
  9. We need to stockpile humanitarian relief supplies in Israel and
    build infrastructure to distribute even more emergency aid when the next war comes.
  10. We need to strengthen the Church in the epicenter (Israel) in real and practical ways.
  11. We need to help our brothers and sisters throughout the region,
  12. preach the gospel and
  13. make disciples and
  14. plant churches and
  15. show that Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace and the only hope of reconciliation.

Time is short, but our path forward is clear.

Through my forthcoming novel, The Twelfth Imam, I’m trying to help people imagine what the world would look like if Ahmadinejad’s world view began to come to pass.

Through The Joshua Fund, I’m trying to help us get ready for such a world, and to mobilize Christians to make a difference.

What is the Lord asking you to do?