Tuesday, 29 April 2014

"I AM SPEECHLESS!" Shocking "End Time" Events Unfolding on the Ground in Israel.


Why the Media Doesn’t Cover Jihadist Attacks on Middle East Christians
The United Nations, Western governments, media, universities, and talking heads everywhere insist that Palestinians are suffering tremendous abuses from the state of Israel. Conversely, the greatest human rights tragedy of our time—radical Muslim persecution of Christians, including in Palestinian controlled areas—is devotedly ignored.
The facts speak for themselves. Reliable estimates indicate that anywhere from 100-200 million Christians are persecuted every year; one Christian is martyred every five minutes. Approximately 85% of this persecution occurs in Muslim majority nations. In 1900, 20% of the Middle East was Christian. Today, less than 2% is.
In one week in Egypt alone, where my Christian family emigrated, the Muslim Brotherhood launched a kristallnacht—attacking, destroying, and/or torching some 82 Christian churches(some of which were built in the 5th century, when Egypt was still a Christian-majority nation before the Islamic conquests). Al-Qaeda’s black flag has been raised atop churches. Christians—including priests, women and children—have been attacked, beheaded, and killed.
Nor is such persecution of Christians limited to Egypt. From Morocco in the west to Indonesia in the east and from Central Asia to the north to sub-Saharan Africa to the south; across thousands of miles of lands inhabited by peoples who do not share the same races, languages, cultures, and/or socio-economic conditions, millions of Christians are being persecuted and in the same exact patterns.
Muslim converts to Christianity and Christian evangelists are attacked, imprisoned, and sometimes beheaded; countless churches across the Islamic world are being banned or bombed; Christian women and children are being abducted, enslaved, raped, and/or forced to renounce their faith.
source: Wikimedia Commons
Far from helping these Christian victims, U.S. policies are actually exacerbating their sufferings. Whether in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, or Syria, and under the guise of the U.S.-supported “Arab Spring,” things have gotten dramatically worse for Christians. Indeed, during a recent U.S. congressional hearing, it was revealed that thousands of traumatized Syrian Christians—who, like Iraqi Christians before them are undergoing a mass exodus from their homeland—were asking “Why is America at war with us?”
The answer is that very few Americans have any clue concerning what is happening to their coreligionists.
Few mainstream media speak about the horrific persecution millions of people are experiencing simply because they wish to worship Christ in peace.
There, is of course, a very important reason why the mainstream media ignores radical Muslim persecution of Christians: if the full magnitude of this phenomenon was ever know, many cornerstones of the mainstream media—most prominent among them, that Israel is oppressive to Palestinians—would immediately crumble.
Why? Because radical Muslim persecution of Christians throws a wrench in the media’s otherwise well-oiled narrative that “radical-Muslim-violence-is-a-product-of-Muslim-grievance”—chief among them Israel.
Consider it this way: because the Jewish state is stronger than its Muslim neighbors, the media can easily portray Islamic terrorists as frustrated “underdogs” doing whatever they can to achieve “justice.” No matter how many rockets are shot into Tel Aviv by Hamas and Hezbollah, and no matter how anti-Israeli bloodlust is articulated in radical Islamic terms, the media will present such hostility as ironclad proof that Palestinians under Israel are so oppressed that they have no choice but to resort to terrorism.
However, if radical Muslims get a free pass when their violence is directed against those stronger than them, how does one rationalize away their violence when it is directed against those weaker than them—in this case, millions of indigenous Christians?
The media simply cannot portray radical Muslim persecution of Christians—which in essence and form amount to unprovoked pogroms—as a “land dispute” or a product of “grievance” (if anything, it is the ostracized and persecuted Christian minorities who should have grievances). And because the media cannot articulate radical Islamic attacks on Christians through the “grievance” paradigm that works so well in explaining the Arab-Israeli conflict, their main recourse is not to report on them at all.
In short, Christian persecution is the clearest reflection of radical Islamic supremacism. Vastly outnumbered and politically marginalized Christians simply wish to worship in peace, and yetstill are they hounded and attacked, their churches burned and destroyed, their women and children enslaved and raped. These Christians are often identical to their Muslim co-citizens, in race, ethnicity, national identity, culture, and language; there is no political dispute, no land dispute.
The only problem is that they are Christian and so, Islamists believe according to their scriptural exegesis, must be subjugated.
If mainstream media were to report honestly on Christian persecution at the hands of radical Islamists so many bedrocks of the leftist narrative currently dominating political discourse would crumble, first and foremost, the idea that radical Islamic intolerance is a product of “grievances,” and that Israel is responsible for all Jihadist terrorism against it.



By Paul McGuire
April 29, 2014

We have now arrived at the final turning point for America and human history. There exists a convergence and acceleration of forces that is unprecedented in the history of civilization. These forces are economic, geopolitical, scientific, technological, cultural, moral, and spiritual. For the ordinary man or woman these forces can be appear overwhelming, as if a giant tsunami is about to drown everything they ever knew or dreamed of. It is at this exact moment that every one of us is confronted with a choice to allow ourselves to be overcome by fear and a growing mob hysteria or to take a deep breath and recognize that we have been called before the beginning of the world for such a time as this.
We are constantly being bombarded by media images designed to deliberately accelerate a rip tide of emotional chaos. The internal and external chaos are part of an ancient plan to bring about a new world order. Those behind the plan have a motto: “order out of chaos” or “new world order out of chaos.” Former US Ambassador to Iraq and Korea Christopher R. Hill says that Russia’s military response to the Ukraine crisis means that Moscow has betrayed the “new world order” that it has been a part of for the last 25 years. He wrote in the prestigious Project Syndicate that Russia’s annexation of Crimea and “intimidation” campaign against Kiev has brought an end to a 25-year historical period. Hill describes Russia’s part in the “new world order” as her post-Glasnost involvement in “Western institutions, and a market economy.”

Hill writes that “Russia’s acquiescence and commitment to the ‘new world order,’ however problematic, was one of the great accomplishments of the post-Cold War era.” This term “new world order” has been used by men like George Bush, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzenski, George Soros, and David Rockefeller, along with others of the globalist elite who rule the world through the international banking system and military force. This is the same new world order whose name and symbol is on the back of the U.S. dollar which is now being devalued. On the back of the pyramid we see a prominent occult symbol… the pyramid with the all-seeing eye of Lucifer above the top and on the base the words in Latin “Novus Ordo Seclorum,” which means new order of the ages or new world order.
Unlike our Orwellian news pundits who are paid to deny the reality of this new world order, our Founding Fathers like Jefferson and Washington wrote about the new world order, the Illuminati, and the dangers of central banks, which controlled the nations of Europe. It was not an accident that the Illuminati was officially formed in 1776, the same year that the United States of America was born. Not only did our Founding Fathers write at length about the danger of the Illuminati and its new world order attempting to control the United States through central banks, but highly educated and respected men, including prominent clergy, journalists, and the heads of Ivy league universities warned of the dangers of this new world order.

This is in complete contrast to today where journalists, politicians and prominent members of the clergy shriek on cue the term “conspiracy theory” whenever the term new world order is brought up. The gravest fears of our Founding Fathers came true when these powerful banking families like Rothschilds, Rockefellers, J.P Morgan, and others seized control of our monetary system through the passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. The Federal Reserve System was a carefully crafted term for the Central Banks of Europe operating under a different name.
Here are just a few quotes about how the international bankers who run this new world order use money and the financial system to control our nation for their benefit. It should be remembered that it was the Rothschild banking family which funded the Illuminati and created the system of banking institutions which run this new world order.
"The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from its profits or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class." -Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863
"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes its laws." -Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild.

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." -Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.
"If Congress has the right [it doesn't] to issue paper money [currency], it was given to them to be used by...[the government] and not to be delegated to individuals or corporations." -President Andrew Jackson, who Vetoed the Bank Bill of 1836.
"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance." -James Madison
"Should government refrain from regulation (taxation), the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent and the FRAUD can no longer be concealed." British Lord John Maynard Keynes (the father of 'Keynesian Economics' which our nation now endures) in his book "THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE" (1920).
"But if in the pursuit of the means we should unfortunately stumble again on unfunded paper money or any similar species of fraud, we shall assuredly give a fatal stab to our national credit in its infancy. Paper money will invariably operate in the body of politics as spirit liquors on the human body. They prey on the vitals and ultimately destroy them. Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice." -George Washington in a letter to Jabez Bowen, Rhode Island, Jan. 9, 1787
"To expose a 15 Trillion dollar ripoff of the American people by the stockholders of the 1000 largest corporations over the last 100 years will be a tall order of business." -Buckminster Fuller, the creator of Spaceship Earth

"Every Congressman, every Senator knows precisely what causes inflation...but can't, [won't] support the drastic reforms to stop it [repeal of the Federal Reserve Act] because it could cost him his job." -Robert A. Heinlein, Expanded Universe
"It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." -Henry Ford
At the foundation of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, President George Washington, and Alexander Hamilton attempted to develop an American economic system relatively free from the intrusion of the international banking families of Europe who used what Fabian Socialist Bertrand Russell termed “perpetual warfare” to rule the nations. World War I and World II were about the control of the international monetary system by these international bankers, as will World War III if we cannot prevent it.
The expansion of NATO to Russia’s borders and the possibility of 10,000 American troops in Poland and the U.S.-NATO ballistic missile defense system positioned against Russia are threats that could provoke a regional thermonuclear war and World War III. In addition, economic sanctions by Europe and the U.S. such as cutting Russia off from dollars, euros and sterling would negatively impact Russia’s profits from oil and gas imports. These actions along with cutting off credit lines to Russia would create enormous pressure on Russia and on Europe, which relies on Russian / Iranian gas and oil. This sets the stage for an Ezekiel 38 scenario described by that prophet in the Old Testament. In this scenario, also known as the War of God and Magog, Russia, in an alliance with Iran and other Middle Eastern nations, invades Israel and is destroyed by hailstones, earthquakes, and other apparently supernatural means. This war could create a major shift in the current world order, especially if Russia and the nations controlled by Militant Islam are seriously reduced in power. Another possibility could be that before the break out of an Ezekiel 38 conflict, a world charismatic leader arises and negotiates a peace treaty preventing such a conflict.

Either scenario would propel the world into what the Prophet Daniel called the “Fourth Beast” or the “Revived Roman Empire.” In secular terms this “Revived Roman Empire” would be the final phase, the completion of the new world order. Under the “Revived Roman Empire” a one world government, one world economic system, and one world religion would be established and thus “order out of chaos” or a “new world order out of chaos” would come into being. This is the end game for the Illuminati because under this new order they would rule the world under a Pharaoh god-king system where the rest of Mankind would serve them as slaves of a global feudal system.As in ancient times, slaves will marked by a tattoo or branded by their masters. Under this “Revived Roman Empire” all of Mankind would be branded by what is referred to as the “Mark of the Beast,” which is a microchip, nano-chip or bio-chip implant; a person would not be able to buy or sell or participate in the economic system without receiving this chip implant. In addition, the chip would be the ultimate technology of control. This Mark of the Beast or microchip implant would feature an RFID transmitter, a computer-brain interface which would be connected to a world brain using super artificial intelligence.

In its bare essence this final phase of the new world order is a counterfeit of the Kingdom of Heaven. The question for all of us to ask is how do we prepare ourselves for its arrival? When chaos breaks out, as it certainly will, will you lose your head in the mass hysteria or will you be able to summon the courage to rise above the chaos and survive? Ultimately, this will require a personal transcendence and this is only possible for those who choose to reach beyond this present dimension into the dimension of the Creator.
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Sunday, 27 April 2014


Dear Friends,

As you will be aware I do not make appeals for money but make a single exception which is to help David Hoyle who is coordinating ad hoc financial support for the three Philippino servants of the Lord Jesus. They are in the forefront of evangelism and pastoral care in that country serving most sacrificially amidst much hardship and deprivation. The recent relief work after Typhoon Hayian has taken an enormous toll on their already ancient and high-mileage 4x4's which are vital for the work.

David and others working with him believe that it is right to raise money to replace these current vehicles which are continually breaking down and costing much to repair. We want to raise something in the region of £20,000. Can you help? If you are able please send cheques payable to David Hoyle at the address below. All money will go directly to the brothers in the Philippines for their transport needs.

David Hoyle, 39, Rydal Road, HARROGATE, North Yorkshire HG1 4SD

Thank you so much,
Brian and Gilly Gemmell


Russian army ordered to advance toward Ukraine border. Moscow questions May election’s legitimacy.

Thursday, April 24, saw a steep escalation of tensions between Moscow and Kiev after the Ukrainian army killed up to five pro-Russian militiamen in an attack on three checkpoints outside the eastern town of Slavyansk. President Vladimir Putin threatened “consequences.” He added that the legitimacy of the May 25 elections was in serious question. Defense Minister Gen. Sergey Shoigu ordered the Russian army to start drills at Rostov on Don near the Ukraine border.
DEBKAfile’s military sources report that this order amounted to a state of alert, which required the troops to close their distance to the Ukraine border and take up prepared positions as bridgeheads for entering East Ukraine when the order is given.

Ukraine’s acting president demanded that Moscow pull its troops back from the border and stop “blackmail.”
In the past 48 hours, Russian officials have kept up an unprecedented stream of invective against the provisional government in Kiev and the Obama administration’s military, intelligence and financial intervention in Ukraine.
The opening shot was fired by Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin, who Wednesday, April 23, blamed the US for the “pushing through the most radical scenario” in Kiev to save its $5 billion investment in regime change.
He was commenting on the statement by US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland who told CNN Monday that the US had invested around $5 billion in supporting democracy in Ukraine since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov came next. He charged Washington with “running the show very much, very much.” As proof, Lavrov pointed to the timing of the Ukrainian government's re-launch of its security operation just after a two-day visit by US Vice President Joe Biden. The Ukraine army “had been ordered to shoot at people engaged in peaceful protests,” he said. Yet Kiev had failed to disarm its own extremists.

This was rounded off Thursday by Putin, who accused the Kiev “junta” of using the “military machine” to perpetrate a “very, very serious war crime against its own people” and promised “consequences.”
All this rhetoric added up to a bitter assault by Moscow on Washington for its support of what it regards as an illegitimate regime in Kiev and blame for what is seen as its illegal military actions against the pro-Russian militias of eastern Ukraine.
The Ukraine crisis has pursued US President Barack Obama in his four-nation Asian tour. In answer to reporters’ questions in Tokyo, he accused Moscow Thursday of failing to halt actions by pro-Russian militants in Ukraine and not acting “either in the spirit or the letter of the agreement in Geneva."
He said the US had further sanctions against Russia "teed up."

Saturday, 26 April 2014



We have just returned from a very precious time on the Isle of Wight at Brian’s conference. No
snow this year, just sunshine and showers! Really lovely fellowship, and the food was grand.

Brian spoke on ‘The End Times as Seen Through the Old Testament’. Much of the revealed
plan of what will happen in future has its roots in Genesis, so he started there, showing that
‘The New is in The Old Concealed, as The Old is by the New Revealed’.

Typology is very important in the Bible, and Brain showed that there are strong types of both
Jesus and the antichrist there, with lots to discover. The Rapture is also revealed before the
Flood, and Elijah, Elisha and the other OT prophets are all very important to the understanding
of what is about to happen in world events.

He also explained the difference between the meaning of both Lion and Lamb; Jesus is the Lamb
of God, and we are ‘the sheep of His pasture’. You need to listen/watch to understand! DVDs
will be available in a couple of weeks. Just email me (keith.cline@ talk21.com) and I’ll tell you
how to get the £16 to me if you want a set.

Seventeen of us also enjoyed Brian’s favourite pastime – we had a lovely afternoon out on the island's steam railway. We were in ninety year old carriages with separate compartments.

And we even connected to a seventy five year old tube train. These are the island's "modern" people movers, and are still used to get children to and from school.

Below are some of the pictures of our day out on the steam railway.

Keith .

Friday, 18 April 2014


Shalom Chaverim (friends),

Greetings from the Land of Israel and Chag Sameach during the week of Passover.

We are currently in this partial-holiday Passover period, the intermediate days called Chol Ha'mo'ed.  What it means is that these are not quite designated 'holy days' (such as the 1st & 7th day); but they're not quite 'every day' days either.

In practical terms, it means that you just don't know what is open for business and what services are closed. The makolet is closed for the whole week (that's the local grocery store).  

Postal service is also non-existent as the office is closed on our moshav (village); but entire shopping malls are open (although all the chametz (leavened products) are covered). 

​               Grocery shopping during Pesach

Liat reported that Jerusalem was absolutely packed today which may have been because it is the annual event in which huge crowds of people gather at the Kotel (Western Wall) to receive the Priestly Blessing (Birkat Hacohanim), a ceremony which takes place during the intermediate days of Passover and Sukkot each year. 

​Thousands congregate for Priestly Blessing at Kotel

One day after rioting on the Temple Mount threatened to disrupt the annual Passover pilgrimage of thousands of Jews from across the globe to the Western Wall, some 30,000 worshipers gathered at the Western Wall for the Priestly Blessing without incident on Thursday morning, police said. 

Hear the blessing chanted in Hebrew:  http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Thousands-congregate-for-priestly-blessing-at-Western-Wall-349717 (Jerusalem Post, April 17th, 2014)  

Many people are taking time off with their families to celebrate God's great deliverance of our people from Egypt long ago; and yet Pesach is not so joyous for some.

This week's headlines read:

 "Tragedy on the eve of Passover:  One Israeli family suffered the ultimate tragedy on Monday when beloved husband and father Baruch Mizrahi was gunned down by Palestinian terrorists while driving his family to their Passover Seder...."

Jews Arrested Trying to Perform Passover Sacrifice on Temple Mount:  Temple Mount again erupts in violence as Muslim mobs attack Israeli police and Jewish visitors...  (Israel Today, April 16th 2014)

And outside of Israel, the situation is looking increasingly tenuous for Ukrainian Jews: Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine:  Emanuel Shechter, in Israel, told Ynet his friends in Donetsk sent him a copy of the leaflet through social media.
"They told me that masked men were waiting for Jewish people after the Passover eve prayer, handed them the flier and told them to obey its instructions," he said.
The leaflet begins, "Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality," and states that all people of Jewish descent over 16 years old must report to the Commissioner for Nationalities in the Donetsk Regional Administration building and "register."  (USA Today, April 17th, 2014) 
Until Yeshua returns we have much to pray about.  We are so thankful to you for standing faithfully with us and with all Israel!  May the God of Israel bless you for being a blessing to us with your prayers and generous support.
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This week's Torah study is simply called "Chol Ha'moed"  (Intermediate days) Sabbath.  It describes those  'in between days' when we have been saved from out of Egypt but not yet arrived at our 'Promised Land.'

These times of transition can be difficult and even discouraging, as the Israelites experienced in wandering through the wilderness.

Between Yeshua's death on the cross and his resurrection were three 'intermediate days' when his disciples had lost all hope; and yet HOPE was walking right alongside them!  

God turned what had looked like His worst defeat into the greatest blessing - even salvation for all humanity!  

This Shabbat is the 'third day' of the intermediate days!  Halleluyah!  

May this attached Torah study serve to bless, inspire, and encourage us not to give up or lose heart during those 'intermediate days'. 

 No matter how dark the situation we may be facing, God is at work in secret, behind the scenes, to cause all things to work for our good who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

Yeshua is our shining light of hope.  Even those things which others meant as evil against us God can transform, not only for our own good but the good of many people!

Therefore let us stay in faith and wait with hope and expectation  - for with our God  - all things are possible!

Love (Ahava) & Shalom,
Hannah & family

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Thursday, 17 April 2014


Dear Friends,

Just a quick final reminder that our conference retreat in Ventnor in the Isle of Wight is nearly upon us, and although the bookings have been very good, there are still a few vacancies remaining for any late person wishing to attend. Please contact me on 01904 470751 or by email at briangemmell@hotmail.com if you want any more information.

The actual date of the holiday is April 21st to 25th, and it will take place at ST.RHADAGUNDS CONFERENCE CENTRE AT VENTNOR IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT The title for the seminar will be the "END TIMES TRUTHS FOUND IN GENESIS". Please phone 01983 852160 for further information. While here, can I also just mention some other dates for your diary as below:

DO NOT FORGET OUR NEW VENTURE OF A HOLIDAY AND TEACHING CONFERENCE IN CROATIA from October 12th-19th this year. Daily teaching sessions where the title for the holiday will be "KNOWING REST AND PEACE IN THE LORD JESUS". Please phone me on 01904 470751 for more information and fuller details. 

November 3rd to the 7th November, another Conference Retreat at the BEECHWOOD COURT Hotel, Conway, NORTH WALES, when the subject matter will be "VITAL TRUTHS FOR THE LAST DAYS". Please phone 01492 593405 for more details. If you need any clarification on any of the above meetings, you can always phone me on 01904 470751.

November 24th-28th a new conference centre for me when we will gather in  THE ST GEORGE HOTEL IN RIPON ROAD HARROGATE  in this lovely and popular North Yorkshire town (see above for more details). The subject for the week will be "A DEEPER WALK WITH JESUS IN THE LAST DAYS".

There is quite a bit of choice this year for the various conferences and venues, and even a foreign holiday to Croatia. So please try to come to one or more or the above, and I will be delighted to see you.



Dear Friends, 


Please could you note that if you planning to come on our holiday teaching retreat, that flights to Croatia for the October leisure and teaching break are also available from Gatwick Airport for those who find Manchester inconvenient. Details and booking are available directly with Anne Powell on 0160 4407204.

Anne will be at our conference at St Radagunds in Ventnor in the Isle of Wight from 21st to 25th April and can be contacted there on 01983 852160 and ask for Anne Powell. Or please just ask for me. 

Every Blessing.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Middle East Geopolitical Alignments Shifting Towards Ezekiel 38 Scenario
April 15, 2014 | Tom Olago
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Al Arabiya.net has recently described the current standoff between the West and Moscow concerning Ukraine as potentially the gravest instance of tension in the post-Cold War era. The tensions between Russia and the West seem to be causing some significant geopolitical re-alignments following Russia’s recent political aggressions in relation to Ukraine and Crimea.
Against the backdrop of this increasing tension between the West and Russia, Iran and the P5+1 (the U.S., Russia, France, China, Britain and Germany) started their diplomatic negotiations to make headway on the nuclear dispute, which would ideally be a lasting accord permanently resolving the decade-long nuclear standoff and averting the threat of another war in the Middle East. 
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh in an article for Al Arabiya.net, opines that should the Russian-West standoff over the Ukraine crisis continue, Moscow is more likely to play the “Iran card” by changing its stance on Iran’s nuclear talks, in a retaliatory high-stakes gamble to counter sanctions by the United States and the European Union. 

The Russian position, and its demands on Iran’s nuclear program, is likely to become less firm. Generally, China has followed the Russian position in the nuclear negotiations. The Ukraine crisis and the Russia-West standoff might not interfere with reaching a final nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1, but the terms of the agreement are likely to be much less strict on Tehran as Russia and the Islamic Republic strengthen ties and feel less pressured to cooperate with or make concessions to the West. 
Russia and China (who reluctantly supported the four rounds of U.N. sanctions against Iran and later condemned the unilateral sanctions), can now focus more on their own terms and agenda, including building nuclear reactors for Iran. In mid March, Iran’s state-run Press TV reportedly announced that Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rowhani agreed that Moscow would build two additional nuclear power plants for Tehran and construct new facilities next to Iran’s power plant in the city of Bushehr.

Dr. Rafizadeh points out several factors that contribute to these converging geopolitical security interests, pivoted around the emerging Russia/Iran axis:
1. Putin and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei resisting Western hegemony in the Middle East.
2. Russia and Iran are attempting to establish themselves as key and influential geopolitical and strategic players in the region.
3. Putin and Iranian leaders are attempting to restore their regionally and internationally wounded prestige and pride. From their perspective, the international community lacks respect towards Moscow and Tehran’s influence and power. Dr. Rafizadeh gives Syria as an example where the two nations are working together by ratcheting up the amount of political and economic capital they spend to secure Assad’s stay in power.
An additional factor highlighted in osnetdaily.com is that both Moscow and Tehran see the opportunity to cushion each other economically from the sanctions they face from the west. Part of the mutual benefits include a broad bilateral economic package that may be in place by August 2014. This political marriage seems to be much more about the Rouhani government seeking to consolidate Iran’s newfound nuclear status in the face of deep Western reservations than it is a reflection of an abiding commitment to Russia as a principal commercial and trading partner.
In addition, for China, its current interests are to strengthen strategic ties with Moscow and Tehran for security. The Ukraine crisis has moved Moscow, Tehran, and Beijing closer to one another to counterbalance the West and resist Western hegemony, providing a platform for them to create the strategic geopolitical axis in the region. 
According to frontpage.com, in the South and East China seas, China is aggressively seeking to expand its maritime borders. It has made significant headway in both these areas with a muscular military approach designed to intimidate American regional allies like Japan and the Philippines. 

America’s feeble response to Putin’s aggression in Crimea will only serve to embolden a resurgent and aggressive China, making the likelihood of a regional war in that neglected theatre a real possibility. China will certainly feel better having powerful like minded partners in Russia and Iran, to counter U.S/NATO concerns and potential reprisals.
According to Americanthinker.com, if Russia does move into Iran’s camp (as it is now doing) then Israel has the perfect excuse to move ahead with a military strike on Iran’s nuclear installations and will likely have the support of the entire Western world (in addition to America’s Mideast allies like Saudi Arabia). Israel has already signaled its seriousness by setting aside US $2.89 billion to finance the attack.

Such a development may very well act as the trigger for Russia to lead an Israeli invasion, under the pretext of defending its allies, while actually targeting control of Israel’s enormous gas (and possibly oil) reserves. This could be the “hook in Russia’s jaws” spoken of in Ezekiel 38.
A weakened US/NATO alliance may not be able or willing to do much militarily, if the U.S led response on Ukraine is any indication. A weakened United States enables the perfect setting for the prophecies of Ezekiel 38, when God will miraculously defeat Israel’s enemies (Gog and her allies) and glorify His Name among the nations.

Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2014/April15/155.html#12uU2Ph2Z510AfOj.99

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Passover First Day Parashah

Exodus 12:21-51, Joshua 5:2-15, 6:1 & 27, John 1:29-31
Additional Reading: Numbers 28:16-25
Messianic Jewish Commentary by Hannah Nesher
In today’s Scripture reading, we recall both the institution of the very first Passover, as well as
the historic Passover which the Israelites observed at Gilgal after crossing the Jordan, which was
the very first celebration of the great Festival of Passover in the Promised Land.
“Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said
to them, “Go at once and select the animals for your
families and slaughter the Passover lamb.” (Exodus
Each family was required to choose a lamb, slaughter it,
and place its blood on the top and sides of the doorframe.
“Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the
basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both
sides of the doorframe.” (Exodus 12:22)

The parallels between this Passover Lamb and Yeshua are
striking: both needed to be inspected for four days, from
the 10th  to the 14th of the month of Nissan and found to be
blemish free. (Exodus 12:3, 5&6) Yeshua rode into Jerusalem on the 10
th day of the month of Nissan and was scrutinized in the
Temple where he appeared and taught publicly until his arrest and execution on the 14th
 day of the month of Nissan – the Passover! (Matthew 21:5)
When Yeshua was brought to Pilate, he clearly pronounced Yeshua without any guilt, fault or
blame: “I find no fault in Him.” (John 18:38)

The New Testament affirms that we are redeemed by the precious blood of the Messiah,
the Lamb without blemish. “For you know that it was not with perishable things such
as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to
you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Messiah, a lamb without
blemish or defect. (1 Peter 1: 18-19)
As the Hebrew prophet, Isaiah, prophesied of the Messiah (Isaiah 53:7), like a lamb led to the
slaughter, Yeshua did not open his mouth: “Yeshua remained silent and gave no answer.”
(Mark 14:61) In perfect fulfillment of Messianic Prophecy, at the exact moment that the lambs were being
slaughtered, Yeshua was crucified as the Lamb of God to take away our sins.
When Yochanan (John) saw Yeshua coming to the Jordan River, he said, “Behold the Lamb of
God who takes away the sins of the world.” (John 1:29)
No bones of the lamb were to be broken. None of Yeshua’s bones were broken even though it
was the custom to do so (John 19:31).

It was not the good deeds or righteousness of the
people that saved them from the judgment of God in
the final plague upon Egypt – the slaying of the
firstborn; only the sign of the blood saved them.
“When the LORD goes through the land to strike
down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the
top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over
that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer
to enter your houses and strike you down.”
(Exodus 12:23)
We, also, are not saved by works but only by grace
through faith in the blood sacrifice of Yeshua
Hamashiach (The Messiah).
“For by grace you have been saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;”
(Ephesians 2:8)
The most important question that each person needs to ask is,
“How will the LORD pass over me to save me from judgment?”
The LORD struck down all the firstborn of Egypt, but He passed over the Hebrews who had, in
faithfulness and obedience to His word. applied the blood of the Passover lamb to their
“At midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of
Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon,
and the firstborn of all the livestock as well. “ (Exodus 12:29)
But how do we apply the blood of the Passover lamb in this day?
Yeshua (Jesus), the Passover lamb, was sacrificed to make atonement (a covering) for our sins.
When we put our faith in him we symbolically apply the blood of the Passover Lamb by faith. Yeshua gave us the assurance that the LORD will pass over us when he judges the world if we
put our faith in him and his atoning blood.
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26).
Remaining under the Blood

The children of Israel were commanded not to leave their dwelling places until morning; it was
critical to their survival that they stayed under the covering of the blood of the Lamb while
God’s judgment was falling upon the Egyptians.
Anyone who failed to apply the blood as an act of faith and obedience, or who went out from
under this covering, would have been subject to the same judgment as came upon the Egyptians
that night of terror.

So too do we need to remain under the protective covering of the blood of the Passover Lamb,
Yeshua Hamashiach ( the Messiah) and not walk the streets of Egypt – the ways of the world.
We may be saved by the blood of the Lamb but we must remain in faith and obedience.
We are reminded at each celebration of Passover of God’s mighty power to save His people; by
His mighty hand and outstretched arm, the Lord delivered the children of Israel out of bondage
in Egypt.
What is often overlooked, however, is that after being delivered from Egypt, this entire
generation, except for two men – Joshua and Calev – never reached the Promised Land. They all
perished in the wilderness – their carcasses scattered throughout the desert due to their unbelief.
Even after seeing all the signs and wonders and miracles that God performed on their behalf,
they still doubted God. They grumbled against Moses and longed for the ‘comforts of Egypt’
rather than trust God to bring them to the place He was leading them.
True freedom for the people of God only comes to those who believe His word and surrender to
His will. Many Jewish people today, at the end of their Passover Seder (ceremonial meal), say,
“Next Year in Jerusalem” (L’shana haba’ah b’Yirushalayim), but they prefer the comforts of
life in exile rather than risk the journey home to the Promised Land.
Rolling Away the Reproach of Egypt
In the haftorah (Prophetic portion), after leading the children of Israel across the Jordan into the
Promised Land, Joshua circumcises those who had not been circumcised along the way in the
wilderness.  “At that time the LORD said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites
again.” So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath Haaraloth.”
(Joshua 5:2-3)
 By this act of covenant, it is written that he “rolled away the reproach of Egypt.”
Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.”
So the place has been called Gilgal to this day.” (Joshua 5:9)
Gilgal comes from the Hebrew word, gol, which means to roll.
“Roll (gol) your works upon the Lord; so shall your plans be established and succeed.”
(Proverbs 16:3)
Omission of the practice of circumcision in the wilderness may have signified God’s rejection of
that generation, since circumcision was a sign of the covenant between God and His people
(Genesis 17:10).
Thus, when Joshua circumcised the children of Israel upon entering the Promised Land, this
represented their restoration to God’s favor and a renewal of the eternal covenant. It removed
the stigma – the shame and disgrace of being slaves in Egypt.
The Hebrew word for ‘reproach’ is ‘harfat’, which means shame, or disgrace. The children of
Israel were now free to celebrate the Passover in their own Land.
Another derivative of the root, gol, is ‘galut’, the word used for exile, banishment, or the
Diaspora – Jewish people living outside the Land of Israel.
The prophet Ezekiel said that for the Jewish people to be living in the ‘Galut’ (exile) brings a
‘reproach’ on the very name of God.
“And wherever they went among the nations they profaned my holy name, for it was said
of them, ‘These are the LORD’s people, and yet they had to leave his land.’” (Ezekiel 36:20)
Once again in Jewish history, however, in our very day, the reproach has been rolled away, as
the exiles of Israel have returned to their Land – free to celebrate Passover in Zion and Jerusalem
at last.
For followers of Yeshua, there has taken place an even greater ‘rolling away of reproach’ at a
place called Gol-Gota. This is where Yeshua Hamashiach was crucified, where all of our sin
and shame was nailed to the cross.
As we begin the first day of our celebration of Passover, may we once again be overcome with
gratitude for all that Yeshua suffered and died for us, who are so undeserving of being called his
friends. “No greater love has a man that this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)

Please receive this blessing I send you from Zion:


About the Author:
Hannah Nesher grew up in an
Orthodox Jewish home and received
her education in a religious Hebrew
school in Canada.
 During a crisis pregnancy, she came
to know Jesus (Yeshua) as her
Messiah and Savior.
She now lives in Israel with her
children and grandchildren, writing
and teaching about the Jewish roots
of the Christian faith.


Shalom Chaverim (friends),

Chag Sameach from the Land of Israel

It is the first day of Passover and therefore we are to hold a 'mikrei kodesh' (holy meeting) and just eat, eat, eat !  :) 

"On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat; that is all you may do." (Exodus 12:16)

Today, we plan to meet with Courtney and her precious family on the moshav (village) along with Timothy & Vicki who came in from Haifa last night to join us last last at a wonderful Passover Seder we enjoyed with a Messianic couple from Kesalon. 

Just wanted to send you these readings for your own 'sacred assembly' today.  May the Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit) richly bless you with love, peace & righteousness.

Love (Ahava) & Shalom in Yeshua,  Seh Ha'Elohim (Lamb of God)
Hannah & family


Dear Friends,

My itinerary has not been on the Blog for a few months as its content had been abused to cause a little trouble for me but, as I think that such activity is over, I'm now publishing my schedule once again.

Sunday April 20th...Morning & Evening services at SALTBURN Evangelical Church. 01287 624221

Monday  21st till Friday 25th April. St Radigunds, Ventnor ISLE OF WIGHT, Subject will be "The End from the Beginning ", conference and leisure break. studying the End Times as shown in the Old Testament of Scripture. Limited space still available....01983 852160 ask for Andrew

Sundays, 27th April and 4th May, The Bereans, HARROGATE 10.30 am.....01423 881803.

From 7th May until 19th June I'm away from home in Europe and the United States. Tim, my son will take calls on my home phone and relay any important ones to me.

Sunday 22nd June, Morning and Evening services at SALTBURN Evangelical Church. 01287 624221

Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th June, Meetings at Reddish Christian Fellowship, STOCKPORT..00161 442 1166

Friday till Sunday, 4th -6th July, End Times Prophecy Conference, The Ark, CHESTERFIELD tel David and Julie Boyden on 01246 202491

Sunday 13th July, Morning and Evening Services, Watchorn Methodist Church, ALFRETON , Derbyshire. John...01773 8832063

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July. Fellowship of Truth and Life and Newark Baptist Church, NEWARK . Beth Baldwin ...wayneandbeth@live.co.uk

Friday 25th July Travellers Church, PELSALL, West Midlands. Details to follow 01904 470751

Sunday 27th July, Morning and Evening Services SALTBURN Evangelical Church....01287 624221

Autumn meetings in Sunderland, South Wales, Saltburn and Harrogate etc will be detailed later. 

For Prophecy Conferences in NORTH WALES (Beechwood Court, Conway, 3/11-7/11), HARROGATE (St George Hotel 24/11-28/11) and a leisure and Bible teaching Holiday in CROATIA (12/10-19/10) contact Anne Powell on 0161 4407204, or also see my other listing further down this blog with more details of these conferences.