Archive for March 15th, 2011
If you are a frequent visitor to this site you aught to know that the number 777 is the number for God(Trinity). In many articles before I have stated that God started communicating with me several years ago using license plates and at the beginning of this communication it was the number 77. After some time the # 777, 666, 888, 66, 077, and many others have been added to the communication as well as letters.
License plates are a purely random event when they are moving and what happened to Josua of thinking about something biblical or important and having it confirmed has been the rule with me rather than the exception.
Because of this He has magnified my faith and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by leaps and bounds and I pray that I can remain humble and not sin because of this as Paul was given a thorn in the flesh from Satan and allowed by God for his sake to keep him humble.
He knows that all our hearts are full of pride and it is then easy for Satan to tempt us.
Remember his sin was that of pride as recorded in Isaiah 14 verse 12 to 14.
Yes I believe that you were given a confirmation of First Fruits. Remember also that these are like text messages from the Lord and that He may use these numbers through other means like telephone #’s or ID #’s etc.
One thing He never uses with me is money (dollars) with their serial numbers, that will give you, the reader, an indication of what He things about it!
Josua (15 March 2011)
“777 Rapture / Barley / Firstfruits – BE READY!“
Dear Robert, Kevin & all Doves Roberts post http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/march2011/robertr314.htm is an incredibly confirmation for me! I hesitated to post this, because I am very skeptical about personal 'signs'. Anyways, this is what happened to me: The day after I read Kevins post from early March 2011 http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/march2011/kevin33-1.htm I went for a walk. I was heavily thinking about this 'Firstfruits' and 'Barley' topic. While walking and praying, I could not resist analyzing each single number plate of parking cars (somehow it became a habit since I read that other doves do that too). After only a few cars, one number plate jumped to my eyes: "FR UX 777". (Note: it was the ONLY German car, all other cars were from Switzerland and have another sequence of Letters and Numbers). First I was truly amazed by the fact that I saw a 777 number plate - I NEVER saw it before. Second, a few steps later I suddenly realized and was OVERWHELMED by the fact that 'FR UX' sounds like 'FRUITS'. What are the odds for seeing a number plate 'FRUTS 777' just at the very moment when you pray about the topic of FirstFruits? I was truly shocked. Ironically, I have written posts in the past pointing out that it is dangerous to take such signs too serious due to simple statistics. I wonder if God in his humour wants to prove me wrong, as done many times before? In any case, as you can imagine I truly could not forget about 'Firstfruits' and 'Barley' since then. Now the next thing I dealt with was to make a decision about the timing of FirstFruits. Is it March (http://www.torahcalendar.com/Calendar.asp) or April (standard Jewish calendar, aka Hillel II Calendar). After some considerations, I decided for Hillel II. I even wrote a post about this just a few days ago, expressing my frustration about not really knowing which calendar to be the correct one. Two days ago, suddenly received the number 81 (again in an extremely convincing way for myself, but this is another story). I really did not understand what God want's to tell me with 81. As I had no idea what to do with 81, I finally counted 81 days of 2011 (starting at the 1st of Jan). I was again truly shocked/touched when I arrived exactly at 22. March 2011, the suggested Bikkurim (First Fruits, Omer offering) date according to torahcalendar.org, exactly 1 day after the spring equinox. http://www.torahcalendar.com/Calendar.asp http://www.torahcalendar.com/ORBITS.asp?HebrewDay=8&HebrewMonth=1&Year=2011 I saw the rapture happen around a Fullmoon in a dream: http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/nov2010/josua114.htm Reading about the 777th moon this month, SuperMoon, together with all other infos (riots in North Africa + Dr. Owuor, Japan quake + tsunami...) truly puts me down on my knees now. Although there was much excitement about all kind of rapture scenarios since Rosh Hashanah 2010, this one (First Fruits Barley 2011) somehow feels much different to me. It feels very severe. Watch and Pray! MARANATHA! Love to all Doves out there, YBIC, Josua This came as a reply by Michael
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Submitted on 2011/03/16 at 6:06 amYou can’t have a Barley Harvest without the Barley… http://groups.yahoo.com/group/karaite_korner_news/ Passover April 18 – Moon-Spica 00:04 – Full Moon 04:44 Firstfruits Sunday 24th (Same as Orthodox Easter) He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. James 1:18
We have looked with curious eyes the developments that occurred in Egypt with the overthrow of Mubarak. Many have speculated that democracy will flourish and prosper in this country.
I tend to disagree with that assessment. Probably in the next few short months or even weeks the whole are of the middle East will experience wars and calamities in exponential ways.
In his study of Egypt pastor F.M. Riley has taken us in a view of the prophecies written about this nation and in a very knowledgeable and logical way has concluded with ways that make sense for the fulfillment of the prophecies.
The timing of the events may not coincide with his timing, but they are very good observations.
Thank you for sharing this very good study with us.
F.M. Riley (15 March 2011)
By Pastor F. M. Riley
March 14, 2011
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus
Christ our Lord,” Romans 6:23.
“Behold, therefore, I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopa.
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.”
Egypt and other nations of the Middle East have been and continue to be very much in the world news this year. The riots and violent street demonstrations which began in Tunisia spread from one Middle Eastern nation to another. The world has watched via TV as leaders of these nations, one after another, have been deposed. As I write, fighting, chaos, and confusion continues in several of these Middle Eastern nations as leaders struggle to retain power and “would be” leaders struggle to gain power.
Although Egypt is not the nation that is making headlines at this moment, due to a question from a reader, Egypt is the subject which I want to feature in this study.
The Reader’s Question…..
“God talks about Egypt and its helpers laying desolate for FORTY years. How does that fit in with the rapture and the Tribulation? Egypt is not desolate yet, so…tell me?”
Dear sister, just as Bro. ________ states in his opening statement, “many Old Testament writers used the term “day of the Lord” to describe an impending disaster before they leaped off into the future to describe that coming disaster called the Tribulation Period.” The statement made by this brother is absolutely true! Many Bible students today, including prophecy teachers, totally fail to pay careful attention to what they are reading, and only read the Scriptures in a “general sense.” This causes them to miss many great prophetic truths contained in portions of Scripture which, at a glance, appear to be only historical but which in reality have a double fulfillment. Every true believer should remember, “The words of the Lord are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times,” Psalm 12:6. Therefore every word in a Scripture needs to be noted, looked at, and carefully studied in both the sentence it occurs in and the context in which the Scripture occurs. One such portion of Scripture dealing with Egypt is found in…..
If one just casually reads this chapter, it appears to be a historical account of Nebuchadnezzar’s conquest of ancient Egypt. But if one carefully studies each word and statement made in this chapter, it becomes obvious that there is a far greater future fulfillment concerning Egypt set forth in the chapter than that which occurred in the past.
For instance, the Lord’s explicit statement in verse 10 is usually almost totally ignored or overlooked by most Bible students. “For this is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance, that He may avenge Him of His adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord God of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.” This statement alone ought to make it obvious that what the Lord was setting forth in this chapter WAS NOT just the conquest of ancient Egypt by the armies of Babylon, but rather future events were being set forth which will be fulfilled in “the day of the Lord God of hosts” [the Tribulation period]. After all, the armies of ancient Babylon were just as much “adversaries” of the Lord as were the armies of the Egyptians. The Lord is speaking here of a day when He is going to take “vengeance” on all of His “adversaries.” The ONLY time set forth in the prophetic Scriptures when that will occur is during the coming “day of the Lord” [the Tribulation period].
An overlooked Invasion…..
What Jeremiah 46 actually reveals is that just preceding or shortly after the middle of the Tribulation period, Egypt and her allies are going to launch a surprise attack against Israel. Read it for yourself in 46:7-9. Notice that this will involve Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, and Lydia. We today are familiar with all of these nations except Lydia. To identify Lydia look at your Bible maps! Lydia does not exist today as a nation, but the ancient land of Lydia is today a part of modern Turkey. Hello! Do I have your attention yet? Have we heard anything in the news media in the past few months about Turkey breaking its alliances with Israel and becoming friends with Israel’s enemies? You know we have! Now here in Jeremiah 46 is a prophecy about a future surprise attack upon Israel by four nations apparently led by Egypt, with one of those nations being modern Turkey. Hey! Whoever tells you that God’s inspired Word is not relevant and right up to date with the very times we are living in today is lying to you. God’s Word wrote today’s headlines, and it wrote them thousands of years ago as attested to by Jeremiah 46.
This passage in Jeremiah 46:7-9 tells us plainly that Egypt will “go up,” accompanied by her allies and will overrun the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem. It is more than “coincidence” that the ONLY time in God’s Word where the city of Jerusalem is referred to as “Egypt” occurs in Revelation 11:8. The “time element” in this latter passage is right after the middle of the Tribulation period. Could this be because Egypt will have invaded Israel and will be occupying the city of Jerusalem at that time? ?????
Further, Jeremiah 46:8 explicitly states that Egypt has purposed to “destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.” I will suggest that this means that Jerusalem will be “nuked,” likely with an “electrical impulse” nuclear bomb which will kill off the people, but will not destroy the actual city itself. I would further suggest that this is the reason why the Lord gave a stern warning to the Jews in His Olivet Discourse to flee the city of Jerusalem in haste, not to even go back into their house for a coat. In the event of a nuclear explosion going off in the atmosphere over Jerusalem seconds will count in either saving their lives or losing their lives. Read Matthew 24:15-21 and Mark 13:14-19 for yourself in light of this passage in Jeremiah 46:7-9 and draw your own conclusions.
It is a Scriptural fact that the Lord explicitly states in Jeremiah 7:20 and 17:27 that a “fire” will be kindled in Jerusalem which “shall not be quenched.” Could a nuclear device cause such a fire? It could, especially if it resulted in opening some sort of crevice or crack in the surface of the earth itself exposing molten fire in the bowels of the earth beneath. I think this is quite possible!
However, those leading Egypt at that time are going to make a terrible mistake. Instead of stopping once they have occupied the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem, their armies will move on northward towards the Euphrates River. In light of the situation that has developed in the Middle East today and is continuing to develop even as I write, the
Egyptian army and her allies may decide to continue pushing northward towards the Euphrates to settle accounts with Iran. This is pure speculation at this point. Their reasoning for doing this will come to light at the proper time. Regardless of their reasoning, they will push on to the Euphrates, thus making a deadly and costly mistake.
When Egypt reaches the banks of the Euphrates river, they will meet head on the confederated armies of Russia pushing southward to invade Israel and the whole Middle East, Ezekiel 38:4-7. When the two armies butt heads, guess who is going win and who is going to lose? In Jeremiah 46:2 it is explicitly stated that this chapter is a prophecy “Against Egypt.” In 46:6 it is explicitly stated that “they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates.” In 46:20 it is explicitly stated, “Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh; it cometh out of the north.” Again in 46:24 the inspired Word states explicitly, “The daughter of Egypt [modern Egypt as contrasted with ancient Egypt] shall be confounded; she shall be delivered into the hand of the people[s] of the north.” Is this stated plainly enough? Egypt will be destroyed by Russia and “the peoples of the north.” Yes, the word “peoples” in this verse is plural in the Hebrew text. Look it up for yourself.
The Forty Years
Now go to Ezekiel 29 in your Bible. Those readers who seriously study their Bibles should already know that Ezekiel 29, 30, 31, and 32 are all prophecies against the land of Egypt and her people. It is in Ezekiel 29 that the destruction of Egypt as a land and nation is explicitly prophesied. Twice in this chapter the Lord explicitly stated that Egypt would cease from being a nation for “forty years,” 29:11-12. One more time the Lord refers to the “forty years” by stating that at the end of that period He will regather them back to their land from “the people[s] whither they were scattered, 29:13.
It is then this 29th chapter of Ezekiel that prophecies the destruction of Egypt for a period of “forty years.” In many years of serious study of Biblical and world history, I have never found a time anywhere in the past where Egypt ceased to be a nation for “forty years” with the Egyptian people being scattered “among the nations” and her people dispersed “through the countries” as described in this chapter, 29:12. Therefore it certainly appears to me that this prophecy has to fulfilled in the future.
Jeremiah 46 then tells us WHO it is that is going to destroy Egypt, and WHERE the Egyptian armies will be destroyed. Egypt and her armies will be delivered into “the hands of the peoples of the north” for her destruction, and her armies will fall at the “Euphrates River.”
But there is one more highly important point in this study that needs to be emphasized. In Ezekiel 30 it is explicitly stated three times that the land of Egypt will be destroyed by “fire,” 30:8; 30:14; 30:16. What “kind” of “fire”? No, I am not asking a silly question! It is stated explicitly in Ezekiel 29:11, “No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.” Dear readers, there are deserts in various places all over the earth. But any honest person familiar with the deserts of the earth would readily tell you that many different varieties of animals and birds live in those deserts. The deserts of the earth ARE NOT presently uninhabited and uninhabitable by all living creatures. So why is the Scripture absolutely specific in stating that “no foot” of either man or beast will pass through the desolate land of Egypt for “forty years”?
I can think of ONLY one reason….. The Lord states clearly three times that He will “set a fire in Egypt.” If this “fire” comes upon Egypt as the result of nuclear bombs, then it is easy to understand how that the very soil in the land of Egypt might become so contaminated with nuclear radiation that neither man nor animal could even enter that land for “forty years.” Significantly, “forty years” is a term often used by nuclear scientists to express the amount of time required for an object or area contaminated by nuclear radiation to become “radiation free” and “safe” to enter again. It sometimes takes approximately this long for the radiation to dissipate. Is this just “coincidence”? Well..??
The Prophetic Scenario
What I have set before our readers is this….. About the middle of the Tribulation Egypt is going to launch a surprise attack against Israel. Egypt will sweep across the land of Israel like a flood, Jeremiah 46:8. They will take the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem, and then their armies will push on north and east towards the Euphrates River. But at the Euphrates the Egyptian armies will meet the Russian armies headed south. The Egyptian armies will be defeated, and the land of Egypt will be destroyed, very likely by a nuclear attack. Millions of the Egyptian peoples will die, Ezekiel 32:18-20. Those who do survive will then be scattered among the nations of the earth, Ezekiel 30:26. The Egyptian people will remain scattered among the nations of the earth until their land is safe to dwell in again at the end of “forty years,” Ezekiel 29:13-14. Then the Lord will regather them from among the nations and place them in their own land again, and make them a blessing to all the peoples of the earth, Isaiah 19:22-25.
It appears to me that this scenario will cover the last half of the Tribulation and extend approximately 36 years into the Millennial Kingdom for a total of “forty years.” I am not being dogmatic on this at all, and if any reader has more Scriptural insight on the subject, I would welcome it.
Now let’s look at the big picture of this scenario, setting forth the Scriptural significance of…..
Egypt as a nation and people was offered an opportunity to become a God fearing nation and the recipients of God’s blessings some 3,500 years ago in the days of Joseph and his father, Jacob. Egypt had the blessing of having Godly Joseph ruling over them followed by the Israelites dwelling among them for more than two centuries, from which they could have learned about the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But Egypt rejected the God of Israel and went deeper and deeper into paganism, idol worship, witchcraft, and unbelief. As a nation and people they “blew” their God given opportunity to “know the Lord.”
Israel finally left the land of Egypt after the righteous judgment of God came upon that country and their people. Sadly, instead of Israel leading Egypt to God, many of the Israelites who came out of Egypt had been contaminated with the paganism, idolatry, witchcraft, and unbelief of ancient Egypt. This contamination resulted in the Israelites having to spend “forty years” wandering in the wilderness before “a remnant” was blessed with being allowed to enter the “promised land.” Are these two periods of “forty years,” which are expressly connected to the same two peoples in the Scriptures, Israel and Egypt, just “coincidence”? Or is the Lord God of Heaven revealing that He has not forgotten the wickedness of Egypt and the injustices they brought upon His own chosen nation and people? Think about it!
When Israel went down into Egypt, the entire extended family of Jacob were worshippers of the true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But when the Israelites came out of Egypt over two centuries later, they were contaminated with the paganism, idolatry, witchcraft, and wicked unbelief of the Egyptians. The Israelites as a people have never been free from this contamination through all these centuries. Their paganism, idolatry, witchcraft [the Kabbalah], and unbelief with which as a people they had been contaminated in the land of Egypt so many centuries ago, ultimately led to the Jewish people being scattered among all the nations of the world.
It is obvious from the Scriptures we have looked at in this study that the Lord God of Heaven has purposed to scatter the Egyptians among all the nations of the world for “forty years.” Again, is this just “coincidence,” or is our righteous God going to “recompense” Egypt for the suffering that His own chosen people have had to endure across all these centuries? I leave it up to our readers to decide for yourself!
One thing I do know! How awesome is our God! He knows all about each and every person and nation and people on the earth, Proverbs 15:3. Further our righteous God has a long memory. Every injustice against Him and His people will be recompensed in due time. Genesis 12:3 is still in the Bible. So is Galatians 6:7-8 and Revelation 22:12. Let every reader take heed!
Folks, the only way to escape “the wages of sin” [Romans 6:23] is through true repentance towards God and a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, Acts 16:30-31; 20:21; Romans 10:8-13. I urge every reader to “examine yourselves” and make absolutely certain “Jesus Christ is in you,” 2 Corinthians 13:5. The coming of our Lord to resurrect and rapture His people to glory is “right at the door.” Therefore “make your calling and election sure,” 2 Peter 1:10. Oh yes you can KNOW and have assurance of forgiven sin and salvation and peace through a personal faith in Jesus
Christ our Lord. GOD’S WORD SAYS SO! Read it for yourself in 1 John 5:13. I would like to meet every reader in glory when the Lord comes. Please don’t disappoint me!
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It is important to have a chronology of major earthquakes since a long time ago to determine if the numbers are increasing as well as the intensity.
Mercer has compiled these numbers in her article and it should be well to those who read it to take it to heart and realize that the signs are prophetically being fulfilled at the present.
Thank you Mercer
Mercer (15 March 2011)
“Japan today, Jerusalem tomorrow”
Japan today, Jerusalem tomorrow
Exclusive: Joel Richardson notes, ‘Increase in earthquakes point to Jesus’ return’
From 1 A.D. to 1800 there were 11 major earthquakes recorded in history. This results in an average of one major earthquake approximately every 100 years.
>From 1900 to 2000 there were 10 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 10 years.
This brings us to recent times. One of the most notable major earthquake was in Bam, Iran, on Dec. 26, 2003. Exactly one year later, Dec. 26, 2004, Sumatra, Indonesia, experienced another massive earthquake and a subsequent devastating tsunami. Between these two earthquakes, more than 330,000 lives were lost.
· From 2003 to 2007, there were 29 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 49 days.
· In 2008, there were 12 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 37 days.
· In 2009, there were 16 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 22 days.
· In 2010, there were 24 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 15 days.
I have no question that the scoffers will scoff at this information, but the numbers don’t lie. In fact, based on the undeniable patterns, on March 4, six days before the earthquake in Japan, Pastor Cecil sent me the following e-mail:
Prediction: The longest amount of time last year that the earth went without a major (7.0 or greater) earthquake was 57 days. We haven’t had a major earthquake since January 18th of this year. As of today, we stand at 45 days without a major quake. I am predicting a major (7.0 or greater) earthquake BEFORE Wednesday, March 17th. … my prediction is that there will be a major earthquake sometime within the next week!
Sadly, even within the church, there will be those who claim that this information means absolutely nothing and that Christians should pay no attention. But for the majority of believers out there who take Jesus’ words at face value, who are watching the specific signs that Jesus spoke of, the evidence is all there. The contractions are increasing in both intensity and frequency. I believe there is a birth on the horizon
To continue in the same subject as the post before is this post by Ron Reese, but much more expanded.
Ron Reese (15 March 2011)
“ON MARCH 11TH, EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO, JAPAN DENOUNCES ISRAEL!!!“
Exactly 1 year ago March 11, 2010…The exact day of the 9.0 earthquake in Japan hit a year later
Genesis 12:3 “I will Bless those who Bless (Israel), and Curse Those Who Curse you.”
Remember, America forced Israel to remove 8,000 Israeli’s from their homes in Gaza, then came Katrina
where America lost 800,000 houses in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama. Japan demanded that Israel not build
1,600 housing units in east Jerusalem. After the 9.0 earthquake Japan may have to rebuild 1.6 million homes.
God is not mocked! Pay attention America!
Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the decision of the Government of
Israel regarding the construction of housing units at settlements in West Bank including East Jerusalem
March 11, 2010
- The Government of Japan deplores the decisions of the Government of Israel to give permission for the construction of 1,600 housing units in
- East Jerusalem in addition to 112 units in West Bank just after the Israeli and Palestinian leadership’s acceptance of the start of indirect talks.
- The Government of Japan does not recognize any act that prejudges the final status of Jerusalem and the territories in the pre-1967 borders. Japan demands that the plans should not be implemented.
- The Government of Japan continues to request strongly that both parties will act in a way that enhances mutual confidence. Japan sincerely hopes that the indirect talks in the peace process will swiftly develop into the resumption of direct talks between the two parties.
And then again, this year on 1/11, 2/8, and 2/10 Japan released statements telling Israel not to build in east Jerusalem.
Maybe the earthquake was GOD way of saying to Japan and to America to remember “I Will Bless Those Who Bless you and
Curse Those who Curse You.” Genesis 12:3
Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the situation in East Jerusalem
February 10, 2011
- The Government of Japan is concerned about the Jerusalem municipal planning committee’s approval of a plan to build housing units for
- Jewish people in the Sheih Jarrah of East Jerusalem. Such act goes against the efforts by the international community to resume the negotiations.
- The Government of Japan does not recognize any act that prejudges the final status of the territories in the pre-1967 borders nor
- Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem. Japan urges Israel to refrain from any unilateral act that changes the current situation in East Jerusalem.
- (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Japan, on measures by Israel on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
February 8, 2011
Japan welcomes the series of economic measures announced by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Quartet Representative Tony Blair on
the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Japan hopes that based on this announcement, measures will be fully and promptly implemented for economic growth
as well as for the improvement of the social and living conditions in the Palestinian territories, particularly the Gaza Strip.
Japan will pay close attention to any developments surrounding this matter.
Japan also hopes that these measures will enhance the mutual trust between the Israeli and Palestinian sides, although they are not a substitute for
negotiations for Middle East peace. Japan, for its part, calls upon both parties to exert further efforts for the resumption of peace negotiations.
- (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
Statement by Mr. Seiji Maehara, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the demolition of the Shepherd’s Hotel in East Jerusalem
January 11, 2011
- Japan condemns the demolishing of a part of the Shepherd’s Hotel in East Jerusalem with a view to constructing new housing units for
- Jewish people.
- Japan does not recognize any unilateral measures that prejudge the final resolution on pre-1967 borders, nor does
- Japan recognize the annexation of East Jerusalem by Israel. In this regard, Japan urges Israel to refrain from any unilateral act that could
- change the existing conditions of East Jerusalem. Ambassador Yutaka Iimura, Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for the Middle East,
- who was in Israel, has already informed Israeli Government officials of Japanese views.
- Japan once again strongly encourages both the Israel and the Palestinian sides to focus on the goal of a two-state solution, which is important
- not only for the Middle East but also for the international community as a whole; to act in such a way that mutual trust will be developed; and to continue efforts for peace tenaciously.
Israel Among First To Respond With Humanitarian Aid To Japan Earthquake, Tsunami
By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency
Jerusalem, Israel —- March 11, 2011 ….. Israel’s heart and soul is quickly responding to the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake that slammed Japan and
the awaiting disasters of lethal Tsunami waves now threatening many nations in the Pacific.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wasted no time in offering humanitarian aid to the victims of Friday’s earthquake in Japan. The Israel
Prime Minister’s Office and the Israel Ministry for Foreign Affairs has announced that the first group of Israel humanitarian experts is now preparing to leave
“Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered a message to the Japanese government, saying that the people of Israel express their deep sorrow over
the tragedy in Japan, and that he will work to provide any help that will be required. The Japanese ambassador expressed his gratitude and said that
he will convey the message to his government.”
The Pacific earthquake, which was the largest in Japan in over 100 years, hit about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo early Friday morning. Devastating
tsunamis with reported waves of over 30 feet followed, wiping out and submerging entire coastal towns. Resulting tsunamis waves have been tracked across the Pacific, with possible damage feared as far away as Hawaii and the US West Coast.
Shachar Zahavi, founder and coordinator of IsraAID, The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid, said: “IsraAID/FIRST disaster relief teams,
consisting of first responders, search and rescue specialists, logisticians, emergency medical personnel and water specialists, are now preparing to travel
from Israel to the region within the next 24 hours.”
IsraAID, is a coordinating organization for 17 Israel and Jewish humanitarian groups, including Israel Flying Aid which worked side by side with the IDF
in Haiti, has established a Japan and Pacific Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency Fund to assist victims of this disaster. For more information please
“Israel officially offered its help an hour after the earthquake struck,” Shinomya said. “It is very heart-warming, but
at this point we do not know exactly what the extent of the damage is, so it is difficult for us to say what can be done.”
IsraAid is now checking where the team could fly to a nearby country and then trying to make it to northeast Japan, where the tsunami has killed hundreds
and devastated cities and towns.
“We’re in touch with local groups to check the situation in the area,” Zahavi told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “We’re trying to get to the closest airport
and then get to the affected area from there.”
Following intensive consultations with the Israel Foreign Ministry and with emissaries from the Chabad organization in Japan, the UN-recognized Israel
based ZAKA arranged to send a team headed by the organization’s co-directors Mati Goldstein and Dovi Maisel, on Saturday evening (after the
conclusion of the Sabbath). A second ZAKA team based in Hong Kong was to leave for the quake area after the conclusion of the Sabbath in their region.
ZAKA’s experts have extensive experience assisting at natural disasters around the world, including Haiti, the tsunami in Thailand and the Katrina
hurricane in New Orleans.
The Japan consul in Israel, Mitoshiko Shinomya, told the Israel news Website Ynet that he was heartened by the Israel government’s offer of assistance.
“Israel officially offered its help an hour after the earthquake struck,” Shinomya said. “It is very heart-warming, but at this point we do not know exactly
what the extent of the damage is, so it is difficult for us to say what can be done.”
Israel, which has dealt with many disasters through wars and terrorism has become a nation of experts in emergency medicine and trauma.
Israel also has considerable expertise in clean water management.
Israelis were among the first on the scene to help during the earthquake in Haiti and the Jewish tradition of reaching out to those in need dictates that
they would also offer help to people in Japan and elsewhere stricken by this devastating event.
Chapter 2 Drastic Weather Change and Earthquakes (“The Vision”, by David Wilkerson)
Earthquakes coming to the United States.
The United States is going to experience, in the not-too-distant future, the most tragic earthquakes in its history. One day soon this nation will be reeling under the impact of the biggest news story of modern times. It will be coverage of the biggest most disastrous earthquake in history.
It will cause widespread panic and fear, Without a doubt, it will become one of the most completely reported earthquakes ever. Television networks will suspend all programming and carry all-day coverage.
Another earthquake, POSSIBLY IN JAPAN, may precede the one that I see coming here. There is not the slightest doubt in my mind about this forthcoming massive earthquake in our continent.
I am not at all convinced that this earthquake will take place in California. In fact, I believe it is going to take place where it is least expected. This terrible earthquake may happen in an area that not known as an earthquake belt. It will be so high on the Richter scale that it will trigger two other major earthquakes.
The countries of the world are blind to spiritual realities that are as the laws of physics inviolable.
Ever since the establishment of the State of Israel in May 15, 1948 the Lord God, Jesus Christ, is devoted to the gathering of His chosen people Israel back to the land He promised the patriarchs.
It is the ignorant nations of the world that are proceeding as if God did not exist and His Word was not valid. The nations are taking a position against Israel that places them and the people involved in God’s Judgment.
The Apocalypse is about to start and it will involve the whole world in its destruction.
Japan took a position against Israel on the one year ago anniversary of the day that the Earthquake happened. This is the latest example of the Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you I will curse. This promise made to Abraham will cause a lot of suffering to those nations that go against the Will of God.
Several books have been written documenting this promise to Abraham.
The Israel Omen by: S. Douglas Woodward
As America has done to Israel by: John P. McTernan
Eye to Eye by: William Koenig
Ed has posted a very good observation about this fact.
Ed (15 March 2011)
“Japan, The Earthquake, The Timing“
March 11, 2011
The Government of Japan deplores the decisions of the Government of Israel to give permission for the construction of 1,600 housing units in East Jerusalem in addition to 112 units in West Bank just after the Israeli and Palestinian leadership’s acceptance of the start of indirect talks. The Government of Japan does not recognize any act that prejudges the final status of Jerusalem and the territories in the pre-1967 borders. Japan demands that the plans should not be implemented.
The Government of Japan continues to request strongly that both parties will act in a way that enhances mutual confidence. Japan sincerely hopes that the indirect talks in the peace process will swiftly develop into the resumption of direct talks between the two parties. Official statement: http://www.mofa.go.jp/announce/announce/2010/3/0311_01.html