We live in blasphemous times, when God’s holy name isn’t honored and is even used as a cuss word. Biblical scribes so honored His name that they would wash their hands before and after they wrote it, yet today it is so despised. Sinners try to justify blasphemy by saying that God’s name is “just a word” that they don’t even think about when they use. Their own mouth condemns them. His precious name rolls off their sinful tongue without a second thought, as though He didn’t exist. By giving it no honor, they certainly use His name “in vain.” Humanity may take the sin of blasphemy lightly, but God doesn’t. He gives it the death sentence.
(Central Israel) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under blistering criticism for comments he made on Election Day when he urged his supporters to turn out to the polls and vote for him because foreign organizations were mobilizing a larger number of Arab voters than usual to vote for his Left-wing opponents.
Here is specifically what the PM said in an Election Day You Tube video: “The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are going en masse to the polls. Left-wing NGOs are bringing them on buses….We only have you. Go to the polls, bring your friends and family, vote Mahal [Likud] to close the gap between us and Labor [Zionist Union]….With your help and God’s help, we will form a nationalist government that will protect the State of Israel.”
Netanyahu has been excoriated by those on the Israeli Left and in the international media. Opposition leader Isaac Herzog, whose party experienced a crushing…
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We are rapidly approaching the March 31st deadline for the Iran nuclear negotiations. Yet while Iran makes few if any concessions, the P5+1 continues to make more and more concessions to the tyrants of Tehran.
Iran’s leaders keep openly and unabashedly threatening America and Israel with annihilation. Yet the Obama administration and the major world powers keep giving Iran what it wants. Under the current deal that’s being discussion, Iran does not have to dismantle its nuclear infrastructure. It will still be allowed to enrich uranium. It does not have to disclose its nuclear weaponization efforts. It does not have to modify much less abandon its efforts to build ICBMs. And it will be given assurances that all economic sanctions will be removed from Iran in due time, and all nuclear inspectors will be removed, as well.
This is a dangerous road. The…
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Prepare yourself. God gives a similar commission to the Christian. We are to prepare ourselves, then arise and speak to this lost and dying world. Sharing the gospel is not an option; it is God’s command.
“The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” Hudson Taylor
Jeremiah 1:17 Therefore prepare yourself and arise, And speak to them all that I command you. Do not be dismayed before their faces, Lest I dismay you before them.
Jeremiah is mistaken in his accusation. All of God’s judgments are true and righteous altogether (see Psa. 19:9). However, it is a mystery why God allows false prophets to gain positions of authority, where they can deceive so many with their flowery speeches and misrepresentation of God’s character.
“Now, was it God that deceived them? No, He had often given them warning of judgments in general and of this in particular; but their own prophets deceive them and cry peace to those to whom the God of heaven does not speak peace. It is a pitiable thing, and that which every good man greatly laments, to see people flattered into their own ruin and promising themselves peace when war is at the door; and this we should complain of to God, who alone can prevent such a fatal delusion.” Matthew Henry
Jeremiah 4:10 Then I said, Ah, Lord God! Surely…
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UPDATED AT 8:30AM ISRAEL TIME: (Central Israel) — The Israeli media was completely wrong.
The American pundits were wrong.
The Israeli newspaper polls were completely wrong.
The TV network exit polls were completely wrong.
The Obama team efforts to unseat an American ally were a complete failure.
Netanyahu wasn’t losing. He wasn’t about to be shipped off to retirement in disgrace.
This wasn’t close — this was a landslide.
Bibi’s blow out.
- A “crushing victory,” says the Times of Israel.
- A “sweeping victory,” says the Jerusalem Post.
- A “shock election victory,” says Ynet News.
- “Benjamin Netanyahu’s Lkud party is set to emerge as the election’s big winner,” says Haaretz.
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“The fundamental basis of this nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teaching we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul.” Harry Truman
Judges 5:5 The mountains gushed before the Lord, This Sinai, before the Lord God of Israel.
UPDATED: (Central Israel) — The polls in Israel closed at 10pm local time (4pm eastern).
The exit polls show a stunning turn of events — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party were down at 20 seats last week, at least four seats behind opposition leader Isaac Herzog, head of the “Zionist Union” party.
Tonight, exit polls put Netanyahu at 27 or 28 seats, tied with — or possibly a seat ahead — of Herzog.
If these numbers hold, Netanyahu may have an easier path to put together a governing coalition with center-right parties and return as Prime Minister.
It’s too soon to draw final conclusions. But early evidence points to dramatic comeback by Netanyahu.
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The title “LORD of Hosts” (used 46 times in the book of Zecharaiah) means that all created agencies and forces are under the leadership or dominion of God, who not only made them, but maintains them (see Gen. 2:1; Isa. 45:12). Notice that God tells sinners that if they will forsake their evil ways and deeds and turn to Him, He will turn to them. This was the case with the prodigal son. After leaving the pigsty, he found that his father was waiting for him to return (see Luke 15:20).
Zecheriah 1:3 Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Return tto Me,” says the Lord of hosts, “and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts.
Isaac “Buji” Herzog is the Israeli opposition leader and head of the Labor Party. Tzipi Livni is a former Israeli foreign minister and former head of the largest political party in Israel, though under her leadership the party shrunk considerably.
(Jerusalem, Israel) — Who is Isaac “Buji” Herzog? Is he ready to be Israel’s next Prime Minister? Can this quiet, self-effacing head of Israel’s opposition party be trusted to protect the country from numerous and rising threats, from Iran and ISIS to Hezbollah, Hamas and the PLO? And will Israeli voters remove Benjamin Netanyahu — who is serving his ninth year as premier — from power and put the untested Herzog in the top spot?
These are several of the big questions on people minds here as the last day of campaigning wraps up. We are now just a few hours away from the polls opening here on Tuesday morning for what very well could prove the…
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