NEWS UPDATE 17:10 EDT: Abbas has called an emergency meeting of Arab League foreign ministers for tomorrow to brief them on today’s and yesterday’s talks and decide on a response. Abbas cannot do much without Arab League backing. Only 15 MK’s showed up to today’s debate as they are waiting for the outcome of these talks.
NEWS: Both Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Washington requested a second day extension of Sunday’s meetings with US officials. The Palestinians had presented their positions and the Israeli’s awaited a response from their government, the meeting continues today.
In the morning Knesset debate, Labor calls on Yesh Atid and Hatnua to leave the government and form a peace alliance with them for elections.
Israeli extremist settlers, led by Likud Knesset Member Moshe Feiglin, on Monday broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque, yards away from Al-Magharbah Gate in occupied Jerusalem, under the protection of Israeli soldiers and policemen.
In preparation for the coming spring offensive, the United States is now air lifting heavy weapons to its Syrian insurgency. Among the weapons is the heavy anti-tank, optically-tracked, wire-guided BGM-71 TOW, which is capable of piercing 50mm thickness of tank armor at a range of 4 kilometers.
A massive US led allied armada is to gather off Iran in early May for a month long exercise. Syrian tank armor is not thick enough to withstand the BGM-71 TOW rockets. Syria is now shifting its insurgency defense operations from tanks to air strikes.
NEW MOON PICTURES: The telescopic pic they tried to palm off as a genuine sighting.
Now the actual naked eye pic.
And even if it could be seen, it is still invalid because it was taken many miles from Jerusalem.
This latest report from Gadi includes this attempt at confirmation of a sighting by appealing to a North American sighting in New Jersey. Now that’s real close to Jerusalem! I am working on a major post which I hope to have finished soon.
The new moon was sighted from Lakewood NJ on Monday evening starting at approximately 19:30 [7:30pm]. At that time it was seen only with a lens’ help. At approximately 19:39 it became visible to the naked eye. [After reviewing the photos, I noticed that we actually snapped a picture at 7:38 (19:38).] Many people joined my son and I in viewing the new moon. We had a group of approximately 15 people. My son, Sheeya Hertz Ostreicher, was explaining and assisting everyone with the telescope and binoculars, and when it became visible with the naked eye, he pointed out its visibility to all.
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Jesus says that he is going on ahead to prepare offices in the Kingdom for his disciples, promising to return at the resurrection of first fruits, so that we may be with him and work with him to bring in the larger harvest.
He reminds them that he must first go to the Father and that they know the way to the Father, which is through the Door of Christ.
John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
1 Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Remember that Christ GAVE UP HIS GLORY to become flesh; and that while in the flesh the ONLY God was the Father!
For this reason Christ prayed that his original glory should be reinstated by the Father. Jesus had given up his God-ship to be made flesh; and be tempted of the devil in all things: As a demonstration that a man could overcome and keep the commandments perfectly through the indwelling spirit of God.
Yes Jesus Christ could have very easily failed in his mission, IF he had allowed himself to be distracted or to lose sight of the Father and compromise with his Father’s law just once.
There is only ONE Mediator between men and the Father: Our High Priest: Jesus Christ!
Understand the abomination of the final false prophet who will teach that ALL religions are just different paths to the same God, and exalt himself as mankind’s ultimate moral authority!
The job of the two prophets is to boldly declare that there is ONLY ONE Mediator between men and the Father; and only ONE DOOR TO SALVATION: Our High Priest Jesus Christ!
To boldly declare a message of warning and repentance; a zealous faithful keeping of ALL the Father’s commandments through the power of Christ The Mighty Over-Comer, dwelling within us!
John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Here we have Jesus himself defining that the ONLY way to the Father and eternal life; is through Jesus Christ, our High Priest who is the ONLY Mediator between man and the Father!
14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 14:8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Jesus Christ did not dare teach anything of his own while in the flesh; he was in TOTAL UNITY with his Father; in mind and spirit: as we are supposed to become through internalizing Jesus Christ as the Unleavened Bread of Life.
We are also teach the truth of the father and noit our own ways, assumptions and traditions.
How is it that these COG leaders dare to teach compromise with the Father’s word and tolerance for the sin that God despises because it destroys his children?
14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
Believe it! The Father and the Son are TOTALLY UNITED AS ONE! The whole Word of God is also one whole!
Our calling is NOT to be united with men, or the teachings of men: Our calling is to become united with the Father, as Christ is united with the Father!
That is the foundation of real unity; standing on that foundation we will also become united with like-minded persons, who also united with God!
NEVER tolerate sin for the sake of unity with sinful men!
Always seek TOTAL UNITY with the Father through the indwelling of the Son!
If the Unitarians understood what this means: “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD”; if they truly understood that this means that the Father and the Son are ONE with each other, and are totally united in mind, attitude, purpose, action and spirit. They would understand that God is a family of beings UNITED in mind and spirit: As ONE family of Elohim [Mighty Ones].
We, as the called children of the Father; are to be UNITED WITH THE FATHER: in mind and spirit; and in all our actions!
We as the called out bride of Christ; are to become UNITED WITH OUR ESPOUSED HUSBAND in mind and spirit; and in all our actions!
Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
5And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. Which is the WHOLE WORD of GOD!
The holy spirit will be given to those who Keep God’s commandments his word!What you need will be provided by God, if you seek to enter his kingdom by keeping and internalizing his word! It will NOT be given to those who resist the keeping of God’s word or those who compromise with and tolerate sin.
1 John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
God’s spirit is the spirit of truth [God's word is Truth]; and if we reject truth for our own ways, the spirit of God will leave us!
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
God’s spirit is working with the disciples, but not yet in them. It will be given to them after Christ has been accepted by the Father.
14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
When he is ascended into heaven the world will no longer see Christ; yet we shall see him through his words, and because he lives and will dwell in us if we keep his word; we have life eternal if we endure to the end and overcome as he overcame.
14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
We shall know when Christ is in someone, because they will be doing what Christ did! We WILL be keeping the whole word of God with intense exuberant passion!
Christ will be keeping his Father’s commandments in us, as he has always done; and therefore Christ will be manifested in us by our uncompromising Christ-like commandment keeping.
14:22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
Those who do not keep the words of Christ are NOT of Christ! No matter how many fine arguments they make or how many tears they shed ;to try to entrap us into acting on emotion contrary to the Commandments and Teachings of Jesus Christ!
14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Brethren, have we as leaders, organizations and as brethren; kept the words and commandments of the Father and of Jesus Christ? Absolutely NOT! We even condemn and reject those who do!
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of BOTH the Father and of Christ; they will BOTH come to dwell with us if we are willing to follow their lead and seek diligently to become like them! This “spirit” is their very nature; which we are to internalize and make our own very nature!
Those who do not KEEP the words of Christ do NOT love HIM; no matter what they claim.
14:24 He that loveth me not, keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear [from Christ] is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
Those who do not keep the sayings and follow the example of Christ: DO NOT LOVE OR KNOW CHRIST; NEITHER DO THEY KNOW OF LOVE THE FATHER! This no matter how much they protest that they love jJsus.
1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk [live], even as he walked [Christ lived].
John 14:25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things [the whole word of God], and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
God’s spirit will bring Christ’s words to remembrance in us ,and shall give us a good understanding of the words of God; IF we DO them. God is NOT divided against himself and his nature will NOT dwell with a sinful nature. If we compromise with God’s commandments and tolerate sin; we quench God’s spirit and it will leave us.
We MUST follow where that spirit leads; we MUST act on what we learn and become diligent DOERS of the commandments.
Test the spirits whether they are from God. How do we know that a spirit is fom God? Because God is not divided against himself; his spirit will lead and empower us to KLEEP all the commandments of God!
Anyone who teaches to compromise with God’s commandments; who teaches that a zealous man is a Pharisee; who teaches to tolerate unrepentant sin, and refuses to rebuke sin; any group or man that will not preach the Gospel of warning and repentance that Christ has commanded us to preach: IS NOT OF GOD or OF JESUS CHRIST!
14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Peace is the fruit of the spirit, the fruit of FAITH: We know that we can trust and rely on the word and promises of God ;which are eternal life for all those who keep the word of God and become ONE with the Father and Christ!
14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
The disciples did not yet understand that the time had come that he will be sacrificed for the sins of the world.
14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
Christ taught and did what the Father had directed and inspired him to teach and do. Jesus Christ loved the Father and the Father’s law and will. He did NOT compromise with that law, neither did to tolerate unrepentant sin, but boldly rebuked sinners; right up to the religious establishment leaders of his day.