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Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai 
(Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord)
by Steve Keohane,
Psalm 118:26 - Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.


Anti-Semitism has once again risen its ugly head. This time, not only on the streets of Europe; but also on American college campuses where Muslims outnumber Jews.

This is not a new story. It is a story rooted in the oldest story of the Judao-Christian Bible. As soon as God made it known in the Garden of Eden that mankind's Redeemer would be born of a woman and then subsequently revealing He would come via the seed of Abraham, Satan never stopped trying to to make the Word of God into a lie. Throughout world history, Satan fanned the flames of hatred against the Jew for the ultimate plan of his own survival. Satan knew he could only survive if he could stop Jesus from being born a Jew. Satan tried to stop Jews from initially entering Israel, and many times ever since.  And now Satan needs to stop Jesus from returning to an Israel populated by Jews.  Satan is fighting fiercely for the actual removal and/or annihilation of all the Jews in Israel.

You see, Satan hates God, he hates God's Word, he hates God's Plan. And since God's Word was through and about God's People, Satan hates the Jewish People. Satan has figured out a way where he can not only kill a good portion of the Chosen People, but at the same time damn those who he uses to accomplish this. God promised in Genesis 12: "I will bless those that bless my people and curse those that curse them". The Egyptians, Romans and Nazi's have certainly received their earthly due for not heeding Genesis 12. I believe America can probably trace its greatness from treating the Jews fairly in the past. Rome, Spain, Britain and Russia can probably trace their fall from world power because they unfairly treated them. Jews helped to make America what it is today, including assisting it at its birth -- by fighting in and helping to finance the American Revolution.  

Some historical attempts of annihilation against the Jewish race inspired by Satan were: the Egyptian Pharaohs' attempts to annihilate the Jews by killing its young boy babies and by taking the wife of Abraham. There was Hamad's attempt to wipe out the Jews as written in the Book of Esther, the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by the Romans, the worldwide dispersion following the 2nd century rebellion against Rome, the Christian Crusades, the Spanish expulsion of Jews, the middle ages Inquisition, the English expulsion of the Jews, the Russian purges, other European pogroms, expulsions, and the Nazi inflicted Jewish Holocaust.  
In this century, and in the last century, Satan has fanned the flames of hatred against the Jews by using Muslims worldwide in his attempt to stop God's Plan which will see Jesus Christ returning to the Mount of Olives. If there is no Jewish Israel, Satan has reasoned that God's Word would be a lie, God's Plan would fail, and he could then survive.

Muslims are not telling the truth when they say that they are a religion of peace and love. Many Muslims are carried away into this Islamic life of hatred without realizing what they are involved in. Muslims are being used by Satan to thwart God's Plan by carrying on worldwide Anti-Semitism and calling for the destruction of Israel. Fundamental Islam calls for the persecution and/or elimination of non-Muslims worldwide. I believe the Koran was written in response to Muhammad's own lifestyle of killing, raping and plundering. It was written to ease Muhammad's own conscience and to give this otherwise powerless, illiterate and non-prophet figure power over his gang of desert thugs. Yet, a large portion of the world's population see it through the eyes of Satan, as a Holy Book.  

Muslims should be reminded of Muhammad's own humanity, fickleness and unworthiness. Muhammad was extremely close to Jews in the beginning of his campaigns of rape, plunder, and murder. In those days, Muhammad realized he could only capture Mecca and Medina with Jewish help. Hoping to garner Jewish support for those military campaigns, Muhammad had yet another vision that his Allah wanted Muslims to do their praying facing the then Christian city of Jerusalem. Muhammad stopped this practice when he realized there was no hope that the Jews would join Islam. Henceforth Muhammad and his Allah stopped the practice of facing Jerusalem and ordered all prayers to henceforth be said while facing in the direction of Mecca.

If Islam were "peace-loving", why are conversions from Islam to any other faith often punishable by death? In response to White House efforts to white-wash Islam, Evangelist Franklin Graham issued an honest press release that stated; "The persecution or elimination of non-Muslims has been a cornerstone of Islamic conquests and rule for centuries. The Koran provides ample evidence that Islam encourages violence in order to win converts and to reach the ultimate goal of an Islamic world." Franklin also said that; "Islam is wicked, violent and not of the same god. It wasn't Methodists flying into those buildings, it wasn't Lutherans, it was an attack on this country by people of the Islamic faith."  

Has God cursed Muslims worldwide because they seek Israel's destruction? In all these years, overall Muslim living standards and literacy has been among the worst of any country's. It has to be self-evident that Islam is not blessed by God. Like slaves of Satan, the everyday Muslim is deliberately kept ignorant of other religions, especially Christianity, and fed a bland diet of hatred.

Most Muslims believe the lie that Palestinians have a right to the land of Israel even though the Judao-Christian Bible clearly records Israel's covenant with God -- giving the Jews the land forever. This lie that there is a certain "Palestinian People" was created by the Arab League. Prior to 1967 nobody was calling a certain arab minority the "Palestinian People". The arabs there then were refugees from surrounding arab countries who were then and are now being used by Islam as a decoy. Instead of making a place for these arab refugees in West Jordan, the rich Arab League nations decided to use these refugees to do what they could not do militarily themselves --as a sort of Trojan Horse. 

In the 1800's, American tourists, scholars, evangelists, writers, and artists flocked to Palestine as part of a "Holy Land mania." When Mark Twain toured Palestine, he wrote. "This is the most desolate and God forsaken dustbowl I've ever seen. Even the grasshoppers here starve to death." 

Since its rebirth in 1948, over five million Jews from all over the world have made "aliyah" to the Holy Land. They pulled up stakes, gave up homes and businesses, and took on new identities as modern Israelites. The arab refugees did not develop and create modern Israel. God and the Jewish people did. The Jews paid high prices for arab "claims" and worked the land into what it is. 

Now, the old barren wasteland has been transformed into a Mideast garden of Eden. Trees, fruits and vegetables grow over what was once shifting sandy wastes or malaria swamps. Israel today is a nation of over 7 million people. It is the third largest food exporter in the world! Why? Because rainfall, which had been so rare for so many centuries, suddenly returned. Israel has had periods of drought in recent years, including a period which threatened the Sea of Galilee, as if a gentle warning against Israel's "luke warmness" and its visibly large secular population. But overall in the last century, rain had substantially increased. The Pilgrim Bible reported this amazing change that: "There always used to be two rainy seasons in Palestine, one in the spring, the other in the fall. The second rain God withheld while Israel was scattered, but He promised in Joel 2 to send it again when Israel would be returning. The fall rain began again, lightly, at the beginning of the 20th century, and it has been increasing ever since." The Galilee region of northern Israel has, for the past 50 years, become the deep forest in the middle of one of the world’s more arid landscapes. Over 3,000 years ago, Lot saw a well watered Jordan Valley when he "lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord" (Genesis 13).

This is more than mere coincidence! What a fulfillment in our time! Israel today is a nation composed of Jews from 125 different lands speaking 85 different languages. The Jews are being gathered just as God said He would. Additionally, He restored the Hebrew language, just as He said He would in Jeremiah 31:23. As was predicted in Jeremiah 16, Deuteronomy 30:1-5, Ezekiel 34, 36, 37, and by Jesus (Yeshua) in in the parable of the fig tree (Luke 21: 29-30). Israel emerged in 1948 a miracle of history. Never before has a nation been destroyed, its people dispersed to the ends of the earth, and then, nearly two thousand years later, re-gathered to their homeland and re-established as a nation.

The Lord also told us that this return to the land was part of a sequence that would conclude with the Messiah's return and the salvation of all Israel. That last part of God's Plan hasn't happened yet. 

Israel today is a mostly secular country, where those who believe fervently in God and the Bible are looked at as oddballs. But God even prophesied that would be the case. God said through the prophet Hosea (Chapter 3) that He would first bring the Jews back to the land. Then in Hosea 6:3 God spoke about the return of the Messiah and the outpouring of His Spirit by saying; "... and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth." 

There is no peace in Israel, and there will be no peace until the day the Prince of Peace and Lord of Lords returns again from the spot he departed from -- on the Mount of Olives; when Israel is restored and filled with Messianic Jews. There will be no peace in Israel until that time that most Jews are saying; Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai (or, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord).

All creation participated in the celebration of welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem the 1st time. The same will be the case the 2nd time.

Mark 11: 9 - 10
And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

God anticipated the reaction from the nations surrounding Israel when they returned. In Ezekiel 36:2-5 we see that even though the nations surrounding Israel would claim possession of the Land of Israel for themselves, and try to drive out the rightful Jewish inhabitants, God repudiates the claims of these nations.   In Joel 3:1-2, God warned us that the land of Israel would first be divided before the Lord's return:

For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

I pray to God that radical Christian ministers, and anti-Israel American Rabbis from Neturei Karta and other "Orthodox" Jewish groups take head of God's Word and history lessons regarding the "sheep and the goats" here. If you are not standing with Israel and blessing her - you are a goat and are against her. Your Jewish consciousness cannot remain Jewish if you exclude Israel and abandon your Jewish brethren in your ancient homeland from your thoughts, support and good wishes. Certain Christian ministers should heed the words of  God in Jeremiah 33:24-26 and cease teaching the erroneous "Replacement Theory". God has not finished with Israel, and He has not replaced the covenant people with the Church. Both are dealt with separately in the Kingdom of God.

America has been Israel's greatest supporter in the past; yet change is in the wind regarding President Bush's policy of pandering to the Arab nations over Israel and giving Israeli land to the present Muslim usurpers, now known as Palestinians. I pray for the sake of America and freedom and prosperity everywhere that this Administration takes heed of God's own direct warning that; God curses those that do not stand behind Israel.

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. "Bezrat Ashem."



This statue stands outside the House of the
Children at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust
 Museum. It commemorates a group of orphans
from Warsaw and their guardian, a Jewish doctor,
who cared for them and stayed with them from
the ghetto ultimately until their deaths in a
concentration camp.


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