Presentation on theme: "Our King Is Marching On #171 vv 1,2 Mine eyes can see the glory of the presence of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage, where the grapes of wrath."— Presentation transcript:
Our King Is Marching On #171 vv 1,2 Mine eyes can see the glory of the presence of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage, where the grapes of wrath are stored; I see the flaming tempest of his swift descending sword: Our King is marching on..
Glory, glory, hallelujah! Our King is marching on.
I can see His coming judgments, as they circle all the earth, The signs and groanings promised, to precede a second birth; I read his righteous sentence in the crumbling thrones of earth: Our King is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah! Our King is marching on.
THE STATE OF ISRAEL “Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished We are completely cut off.” (Ezek. 37:11 NAS)
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THE STATE OF ISRAEL A HISTORY LESSON FROM 1948 TO TODAY “Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished We are completely cut off.” (Ezek. 37:11 NAS)
Israelnationalnews.com October 15, 2009 Two hundred new immigrants arrived in Israel on Tuesday (13th), hailing from countries around the world, including South Africa, Mexico, England, France, Russia, Belgium, Turkey and Switzerland. The immigrants, who arrived on seven separate flights, participated in a special Jewish Agency ceremony on Wednesday (14th). A Jewish Agency spokesman said that the coming year would be a good one for immigration, with an upsurge expected in most Jewish communities – especially from the countries of the former Soviet Union, some of which are expected to send 20% more immigrants in the coming year. 200 new immigrants arrive in Israel on 10/13
Israel August 5, 2009 Though it may take years of continued immigration to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes Israel will eventually have more Jews in it than are elsewhere in the world. Speaking to a group of 238 new immigrants traveling from North America on August 4, Netanyahu told them, “We’re very close to a tipping point. I think all of you are going to be part of it, and you’ll witness it. And here it is: For the first time in about 2,000 years, there are going to be more Jews in Israel than Jews outside of Israel.” Israel, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics, had approximately 5,593,000 Jewish residents in late April. Said Netanyahu to the immigrants, which came on a Nefesh B’Nefesh flight, “The number of Jews is going to grow and grow and grow because the Jewish future is here in Israel.”
Will Obama's Nobel Prize Backfire on Peace Efforts? Even as the Nobel Peace Prize was being announced, US President Barack Obama’s own special Mideast envoy was in Jerusalem holding intensive meetings with Israelis and Palestinians, trying to restart peace talks. Yet George Mitchell’s shuttle diplomacy in the region, now boosted by the fact that he not only represents a determined American president, but also a Nobel Peace Prize laureate-designate, was still being seen as a failure. After nine months and one uncomfortable summit of leaders, American diplomacy in the Middle East is no closer to its goal of brokering peace between Israel and the Palestinians within two years… President Barack Obama speaks about winning the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP)
November 29, 1947 United Nations partitioned the land of Palestine into two states, one Arab and one Jewish. (11/29/1947) The British evacuation on May 14, 1948, led the acting Israeli government to declare independence 2,500 years after it had been totally destroyed by the Babylonians. Declaration initiated a period of trouble in the land that continues today. Theodore Herzl
“Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished We are completely cut off.” (Ezek. 37:11 NAS) Ezekiel 37 describes prophetically the bringing back to life of the once-destroyed nation Not experienced since prior to the Babylonian captivity of Ezekiel’s own day.
God asked Ezekiel, “Can these bones live?” Ezekiel answered “O Lord God, You know” (verse 3). Ezekiel knew that it would take a miracle to revive the glory of Israel. Only God could provide the answer
“Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!” (Verse 4). “a noise and….rattling, and the bones came together…The sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them” (verses 7-8). The separated skeleton came together reuniting the houses of Judah and Israel in a prophetic description of the restored nation.
What began with a small gathering of Zionist Jews in Petah Tikvah in 1878 culminated seventy years later in the birth of a nation— Jewish people in a Jewish land under Jewish rule. But independence did not come peacefully. Plantation workers; Photo of 1927
As British troops began in March 1948 to exit the land upon the expiration of the mandate of 1917, they exposed the Jewish convoys bringing food into Jerusalem. Arab ambush killed many of those carrying supplies and went on to attack Jews in Jerusalem. British troops exit in 1948
On April 9, members of the Irgun Zvai Leumi (the National Military Organization) and the Lohamei Herut Yisrael (fighters for the freedom of Israel) struck back, attacking the Arab village of Deir Yassin to the west of Jerusalem. Struggle for Israel’s right to exist had begun.
Arabs hit Jerusalem again the next day. Three days later Arab mortar fire struck kindergartners in the Jewish Quarter and hit a Jewish medical convoy bound for Hadassah Hospital. The Arab Higher Committee proclaimed that no Jew would have been spared had the remaining British troops not intervened. The massacre, by Arab Palestinians, of some 80 passengers and defenders in the Hadassah convoy to Hadassah hospital on Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem, on April 13, The victims were mostly doctors, nurses and other staff. The massacre had been planned long in advance, but was "spun" as a reprisal for the raid on Deir Yassin by the Irgun and LEHI. The British authorities deliberately refrained from stopping the massacre, and British soldiers collaborated in it. Unlike the Deir Yassin raid, this massacre was planned in advance, a deliberate crime against medical personnel and civilians.
Fighting became so intense in the five month period between December 1947 and April 1948 that more than 3,500 Arabs, 1,100 Jews and 150 Britons were killed. But that was only the beginning. Downtown Haifa, 1948
The War of Independence
British rule over Palestine ended formally at midnight on May 14, 1948, the Jewish Sabbath. David Ben-Gurion, head of the provisional government of Israel, read a Declaration of Independence aloud on a live radio broadcast two hours prior to the beginning of Sabbath. Israel would become an independent state at one second after midnight. Ben-Gurion reads Declaration of Independence
Although one third of the world’s population of Jews had been annihilated by Nazi Germany, the 600,000 that now populated Israel were ready to stand on their own. Fifty years had passed since Pastor Charles T. Russell had urged Jewish leaders gathered in New York City to return to the land promised to the heirs of Abraham. First Zionist Congress in Basle, Switzerland in 1897
Within hours the new nation was surrounded by armies of the Arab League. Many of these new citizens had survived the Holocaust but none were prepared for this war.
Possessing only three tanks and without air force fighters or bombers, Israeli fighters held off 74 Arab fighters and bombers. Six thousand Israelis were killed. In an eerie similarity to the 70 A.D. siege of Jerusalem, food became so scarce that people survived on dandelions and weeds. Severe rationing of water made proper sanitation almost impossible. Then a miracle happened
Jewish soldiers halted Egyptian tanks moving up from the South and pushed back the Syrian army attacking from the North At same time, carved out by hand a three-mile stretch of road through rock and steep hillsides. Resulting “Burma Road” brought convoys to Jerusalem with food, water, and supplies—a hundred tons every 24 hours. A pipeline constructed over the Burma Road provided the city with a water source once again. The 1966 film Cast a Giant Shadow, which dramatizes the career of Mickey Marcus, has a major part dedicated to the construction of the Burma Road. The 2006 film O' Jerusalem includes scenes in which food and supplies are brought into Jerusalem on what would become the Burma Road.
The war ended on November 28, 1948 after several false armistices. Armistice borders were set. Israel now possessed more land than its original partition. One percent of the population had been lost in the war. The most sacred city in all the world was divided into two parts, one Jewish and one Arab, under the armistice agreement signed on April 3, Four years later, violence would begin again
The Six-Day War
In July, 1951, King Abdullah of Jordan was assassinated by a lone gunman while regularly attending Friday prayers with his grandson at al- Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Arab East Jerusalem erupted in violence. Began a hostile 14 year period of fighting between Arabs and Arabs and Arabs and Jews. Abdullah (right), the first king of Jordan, stands next to his son Talal, who ruled briefly after Abdullah's assassination in Talal was deposed in 1952 and succeeded by his son Hussein.
When attacks on Israeli citizens grew increasingly harsh, Syrian Defence Minister Hafez al-Assad asked Egyptian president Gamal Nassar to sign a three way treaty with Jordan. Nassar agreed and also expelled ten-year old UN military contingent from the Sinai Peninsula. Israeli Intelligence learned of an imminent attack by the new trilateral alliance. It supervised a preemptive air strike on Egyptian military bases on June 5, 1967.
As Joshua conquered Jericho in seven days, Israel took just six to turn back the combined forces of the Jordan, Syria and Egypt. When the fighting was over, Israeli fighters had captured the Sinai Peninsula (later returned to Egypt), the Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria (West Bank), the Jordan River, the Old City of Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.
The Six Day War Randolph S. and Winston S. Churchill By a feat of arms unparalleled in modern times, the Israelis, surrounded by enemies superior in quantity and quality of equipment and overwhelming superiority in numbers, had fought a war on three fronts and not only survived, but had won a resounding victory. --p. 191
In the early afternoon of June 7, the entire Old City fell into Israeli hands It was 868 years to the day after the Crusaders first appeared there in 1099 A.D. In this combination of two photos, Israeli army paratroopers Zion Karasanti, left, Yitzhak Yifat, centre, and Haim Oshri, right, stand next to the Western Wall, Judaism holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City after it was captured during the Six Day War on June 7, 1967, left, and 40 years later, May 16, 2007.
The story goes that when soldiers reached remains of the Western Wall of Temple compound, they burst into tears and began to pray. Jews had access to most sacred site again. Rabbi Sholomo Goren, senior Israeli military chaplain, blew the shofar and prayed on an Israeli radio broadcast from the Wall. The Temple site was into Jewish hands once again. But peace would not last long. IDF Chief Rabbi, Goren, at the Kotel (Photo: La'am)
The Yom Kippur War YOM KIPPUR WAR. ALUF ARIEL SHARON ADDRESSING ONE OF THE UNITS ON THE WEST BANK OF THE SUEZ CANAL. (Photo by * Government Press Office */L3450-4)
In October 1968, two Arab girls entered the Zion Cinema in Jerusalem with a bomb. Providentially, they had been observed and the bomb was removed. The following month a dozen Israelis shopping at the Yehuda market were killed in the first of multiple car bombings. Yehuda market today
Bombs also exploded at Hebrew University and at an Israeli supermarket. Tension rose throughout the early seventies in Jerusalem as car bombings, grenade launches and letter bombs introduced a new round of violence and use of terrorism on civilians
October 6, 1973—the Great Day of Atonement—all out war broke out when Egypt and Syria once again attacked Israel. In the north, shocked Israeli border guards watched in horror as hundreds of Syrian tanks tore past their positions in plumes of white powder. To the south, just over 400 Israeli soldiers faced 80,000 Egyptian troops as they stormed across the Suez Canal. It was Yom Kippur, October 6, Of all the Jewish holy days, this was the holiest. It was a day for peace and reconciliation; no one expected war
Although Israel ultimately won the war and pushed Syria from the Golan Heights it discovered the vulnerability of defending multiple borders and multiple enemies. When Egypt’s early victories gave it a new credibility amongst its peer Arab neighbors and the Western world, Israeli leaders agreed to meet with Egyptian leaders at the Camp David Accords in 1978 and to sign a formal peace treaty with Egypt in Meanwhile a new enemy had arisen within Israel’s borders.
On July 4, 1975, an abandoned refrigerator in Zion Square exploded, killing fourteen people and wounding seventy. An old organization, The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), under new head Yasser Arafat, claimed responsibility. The dawn of the 1980s brought the PLO to the forefront. Israel would still not thrive in peace. Kampala, Uganda: Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Leader Yasser Arafat, wearing holstered gun on his hip, addresses the organization of African Unity (OAU) summit on July 29, 1975 declaring that "there can be no peace nor will there ever be peace without a Palestine." He made no reference to a PLO resolution before the summit which called for Israel's expulsion from the United Nations. (UPI Photo/Files)
Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defense League, was arrested for plotting to destroy the Dome of the Rock. Alan Goodman, an American volunteer in the Israeli army, opened fire with a machine gun at the Dome of the Rock and killed two Muslim guards. Eighteen Orthodox Jews were arrested while planning a bomb attack at the Dome. Finally, a full confrontation between Israelis and Palestinians broke out in December, 1987.
What began with a small group of Arabs quickly escalated into organized rebellion lasting nearly a year. The PLO’s Arafat proclaimed independent state of Palestine with Jerusalem (Al Quds Ash-Sharif) as capital. In speech on New Year’s Eve, Arafat proclaimed that “(we) are the active volcano in the Middle East which will only calm itself when one of the youths of the revolution and the Intifada hoists the flag of your state over Jerusalem, and our homeland Palestine.”
Violence subdued when Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin signed Oslo Accords on September 9, Arafat pledged to recognize the right of Israel to exist in both peace and safety. Israel, under pressure from the U.S., agreed to the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people. Year later Israel signed peace treaty with Jordan and fifty years of constant conflict were put to rest. Or so it seemed.
Militant Palestinians never gave up the goal of an independent Palestine without Israel. To accomplish the task of wiping out Israel, they introduced a new style of terrorism: the suicide bomber.
On February 25, 1996, a Palestinian man boarded No. 18 bus in Jerusalem and detonated the bomb strapped to his chest. Seventeen Israeli civilians and nine Israeli soldiers died. Hamas (“zeal”), claimed responsibility.
Suicide (genocide) bombings became an integral part of terrorist activity not only in Israel but throughout the world. London 2005
When Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount in September, 2000, Yasser Arafat and the PLO used the event as a reason to incite a new round of violence. Although the Second Intifada has yet to be officially ended, today’s Palestinian government has managed to keep the levels of violence against Israel in check. In the 2000 to 2007 Intifada periods, the death toll, including both military and civilian, is estimated to be almost 5,500 Palestinians and over 1,000 Israelis, as well as 64 foreign citizens.
During the past 60 years Israel has sought genuine peace with its neighbors and the right to determine its own destiny only to discover new enemies and interference from the rest of the world. Zechariah 12:3: ”And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it”
Under pressure from the West and other countries, Israel has given up land it fought to defend since Today even Jerusalem is being split and negotiated away.
God warned Moses in Exodus 23:31-33 “I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you. You shall make no covenant with them or with their gods. They shall not live in your land, because they will make you sin against Me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you. Israel’s desire for peace will not thwart God’s intention for the people: to occupy all the land which He gave to Abraham and his heirs.
Jeremiah 23:7 prophesied of a regathering of Israel in our day that would be more notable than when Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt “Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But the Lord liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north coutnry and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land” Our “day” has seen bigger migration than came out of Egypt (2 million tops)
The Jewish population in Israel has grown from 600,000 in 1948 to 5.7 million today. Since 2006, for the first time since 135 A.D. there are more Jews in Israel than in any other country in the world.
Netanyahu proclamation on August 4 to group of 238 new immigrants from North America “ We’re very close to a tipping point. I think all of you are going to be part of it, and you’ll witness it. And here it is: For the first time in about 2,000 years, there are going to be more Jews in Israel than Jews outside of Israel.” Israel, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics, had approximately 5,593,000 Jewish residents in late April. Said Netanyahu to the immigrants, which came on a Nefesh B’Nefesh flight, “The number of Jews is going to grow and grow and grow because the Jewish future is here in Israel.”
Israel’s Three R’s Return (of the people) Restoration (of the land) Redemption (of the hearts) The Sea of Galilee
Preparatory Work Not now religious nation, but definite influence for God Public lands adorned by scripture Shabbat observed Scriptures discussed openly Many immigrants now getting exposure to God and Scripture
Why negotiated peace is untenable Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas changed his mind this week and is putting forth new hard line peace conditions in an effort to bolster his lagging support among Palestinians. Abbas publicly called for the UN to adopt the Goldstone Report into the recent Gaza War, and to prosecute what he called the “Israeli barbarians” who took part in it. He also made clear that he will never make peace with Israel unless every inch of the eastern side of the city, home of 300,000 Jews, is surrendered to the PA.
Impediments Many gaps between Israel and Palestinians cannot be bridged – Jerusalem – the refugees and the borders; especially considering resolutions made during last Fatah Congress demand to make Jerusalem the capital of Palestine call for absolute right of return, conclusion that Israel murdered Yasser Arafat. Two-state solution with 1967 borders – Current Palestinian proposal takes Judea and Samaria (West Bank), Gaza Strip and Jerusalem, shared status for East Jerusalem Peace process with Syria regarding Golan Heights – Assad has clearly stated that he will not sever his ties with Iran and will not shut down Hamas and Jihad bureaus.
The Goldstone Report “’And like their bow they have bent their tongues for lies. They are not valiant for the truth on the earth. For they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know Me,’ says the LORD” (Jeremiah 9:3). Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on October 11 that he instructed the Palestinian representative in Geneva to demand a UN Human Rights Council session to put the Goldstone Report on Operation Cast Lead in Gaza up for a vote and to demand a Security Council session on the matter "in order to prosecute those who perpetrated crimes against our children and our women," he said. Abbas's remarks came in a special speech in Ramallah—his first since the storm erupted around the Palestinian stance on having the Goldstone Report discussed in the UN [in which the matter was originally deferred]. The president, who has been under serious scrutiny from Hamas and many other bodies in the Arab world, tried to explain Palestinian "folding" that some called a "betrayal of martyrs' blood.“ According to Abbas, the Palestinians originally agreed to have the Goldstone Report passed on to the next UN Security Council session in six months, "following attempts by various bodies to change the original version of the resolution. These changes would have emptied the report of its content and would have harmed efforts to condemn and accuse those responsible of war crimes.“ He said, "Following estimates that the report would not be passed in the current session, we decided to agree to have it deferred to the next session, and this cannot be turned into part of the political provocations." Abbas further declared that the solution to the inter- Palestinian crisis lies in a return to the polling stations, and that the voter should decide how to resolve the conflict.
A German merchant ship was stopped by US war ships in the waters of the Suez Bay in early October on suspicion of carrying Iranian weapons bound for Syria, Berlin's Der Spiegel magazine reported Monday [October 12]. The shipment is a violation of UN Resolution 1747, which ordered an arms embargo on both Tehran and Beirut and has become a source of embarrassment for Berlin. A German official described the incident as an "embarrassing affair," adding it was potentially damaging to trans-Atlantic relations. According to the report, US soldiers stopped the vessel, Hansa India, at the beginning of October. Upon boarding the freighter, they found seven containers full of 7.62 millimeter ammunition suitable for AK-47 rifles and an eighth container full of cartridges suitable for the manufacture of additional rounds. The arms are believed to be part of an Iranian shipment bound for either the Syrian army or Hizbullah. The Hansa India is registered to the Hamburg-based shipping company Leonhardt and Blumberg. According to the company, the 297- foot long ship was leased to Iran's state-owned shipping company several years ago. The US ships eventually allowed the freighter to continue on to its reported destination in Malta only after the German government intervened. Upon its arrival, the containers were secured. --Ynetnews.com, October 12, 2009
Psalm 122:6-9 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.” Amen
The “Gentile Times” have ended, for their kings have had their day, And with them sin and sorrow will forever pass away; The tribe of Judah's Lion now has come to hold the sway: Our King is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah! Our King is marching on.
The “Seventh Trump” is sounding, and our King knows no defeat, He will sift out the hearts of men before His judgment seat. Be swift, my soul, to welcome him; be jubilant, my feet: Our King is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah! Our King is marching on. Glory, glory, hallelujah! Our King is marching on.