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Re: ISRAEL'S LEGAL STATUS~Another Coffee Break

Post  Admin on Wed 29 Jun 2011, 11:14 pm

ISRAEL & THE

PSALM 83 PROPHECY

Part Two

Good Morning, Good Morning!

There are a few folks who've suggested that I am a "Christian Zionist" - not
understanding the term "Zionist." The term "Zionism" really began in
England a century or more ago referring to the intent and the (then) budding
movement among members of the British government to see Israel restored to
its God-covenanted homeland. But the term "Zionism" has far deeper roots
than just the political or geographical concepts suggest. I'll get back to
this in a moment.

First of all, let me take a minute to explain some rules concerning Biblical
prophecy.

As nearly any Hebrew scholar will tell you, there are not less than seven
layers of interpretation to the Word of God. I won't take the time today to
lay out each of those layers, but suffice it to say that interpretation and
understanding begins with the surface meaning of the words. Underneath the
surface there are core meanings rooted in pictures that no single word or
translation can possibly convey. In some instances, because the meanings
have their roots in the Hebrew culture and thought processes, certain
phrases tend to convey expressions that are totally lost in modern western
thought.

Thus, attempts in our western society to interpret Scripture solely on the
basis of our English translations (or Spanish, or German, or French, or
whatever) of the Hebrew or Greek - those translations resulting in
over-simplistic single words or phrases which fail to capture the essence of
Hebrew thought - fail miserably, often leaving the reader with a poor
interpretation of what the Holy Spirit is saying.

I have cited in the past, for example, my translation from the Song of
Solomon which constitutes non-stop Hebrew metaphors from its opening passage
to the very end of the Song. A recurring phrase which appears in the Song
of Solomon (1:5), "I am black," also appears in Jeremiah's prophecy. It has
nothing to do with the color of one's skin. It is an expression of woe, of
weariness, of spiritual exhaustion; and it is based in a fundamental
understanding built into every single individual (whether they realize it or
not) that because we are created in the image of God; that like Adam was, so
are we in need of a counterpart - an "other self."

The world has trivialized this into a search for "one's soul-mate," but the
"soul-mate" concept misses completely the spiritual nature God invested in
us and expressed in the Song of Solomon as "my sister, my spouse." This
phrase much more literally translates out of its metaphorical usage into "my
counterpart, my other self," - in other words, "my beloved!"

The expression, "I am black," is rooted in the specific weariness that comes
from a life-long and fruitless search for the husband or wife specifically
designed by God to fulfill and complete you in such a way that you become a
complete being. Eve completed Adam, but Adam also completed her. She was
his beloved! He was her beloved!

When Jeremiah used this phrase, he was speaking on behalf of the Lord God,
who was expressing His weariness in His search and crying out for the return
of His beloved - that people whom He had created for Himself. They had left
Him to bond with other gods and He was crying out through His prophets to
return to Him.

When the Lord gave Della to me, He completed me. The "search" in my being
for my counterpart (something which happens deep in one's spirit, often well
below any conscious level) ended with Della. She fulfills me, she completes
me, she is what I am not, and I am what she is not. Together we are one:
one whole being! She is a whole lot more than my "soul mate": she is my
counterpart, my other self, my beloved!

Anyway, I've said all that to say that to try and interpret prophetic
utterances from Scripture based solely on the surface meaning is to
completely miss the "hidden Manna" revealed in layer after layer after layer
of the Word. None of these layers are exclusive to themselves, nor does any
layer contradict or negate in any way the surface meaning.

I may be taking you around a 40-acre field in order to get to Psalm 83, but
bear with me. This is a significant prophecy and it is important to lay
proper foundations for understanding.

It is of prime importance to first remember that these prophecies - both Old
and New Testaments - were given by Jews whose understanding was rooted in
the seven-layers of God's Word.

Secondly, let's remember that they were (in nearly every instance)
prophesying to a Jewish audience who knew exactly where they were coming
from. Thus the prophecies were made specifically to the Jews. They were
the first recipients of those prophecies and God was speaking directly to
them, promising what He would do for them as a covenant-keeping God.

Here's the catch. Saying that they were the first recipients is not the
same as saying they were the only recipients. The prophet Joel made a very
specific prophecy which Peter quoted on the Day of Pentecost. Peter applied
the prophecy to 17 nationalities or groups of people who heard their
languages being spoken by newly Spirit-baptized men and women.

"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon
all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men
shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the
servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire,
and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon
into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it
shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall
be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as
the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call." (Joel
2:28-32)

When Peter was preaching to the multitudes on the Day of Pentecost - a
multitude that included the aforementioned 17 nationalities (non-Jews) - he
made the following amplification to Joel's prophecy: "For the promise [of
the Holy Spirit] is to and for you and your children, and to and for all
that are far away, [even] to and for as many as the Lord our God invites and
bids to come to Himself." (Acts 2:39 - Amplified Version)

The NLT puts it like this: "This promise is to you, and to your children,
even to the Gentiles and to people far in the future-all who have been
called by the Lord our God."

You see the specificity here, don't you? The promise is made first to the
Jews: then it is to the Gentiles (the nations of the earth).

One of the problems with modern translators and folks who've been programmed
with traditional western thought is that they have somehow replaced the
notion of these prophecies applying to the Jews with the idea that they only
(or mostly) apply to the body of Christ. We sometimes refer to this as
"replacement theology." Prophecies that were meant first for the Jews
somehow now don't apply to the Jews in this theology.

A corollary doctrine is that of "cessationism. " This teaching relegates
prophecies such as Peter's prophecy in Acts 2:39 to the past. The idea is
that such utterances "applied to the Jews and to the early church, but it
died out with the apostles."

This is why so many prophecies and so many scriptures often get taken out of
context to prove some religious doctrine. The western mindset we've all
grown up with really is an enemy to the Truth of God's Word. It does its
best to separate things out into some kind of logical order - logical, that
is, by western thinking. End time doctrines, especially, suffer from this
mindset. It's why we have "pre-Trib, mid-Trib and post-Trib" doctrines
concerning the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Word is not taken as a
whole message: it gets separated into "dispensations" and segments instead
of seeing it as one single message from beginning to end.

The Word of God stands intact for all generations! It was true yesterday.
It is true today. And it will be true tomorrow!

Getting back to "Zionism," one needs to realize that Zion was originally the
fortress that Shem built after the flood. It was the fortress and the hill
that David re-captured from the Jebusites (after they had taken it over
following Shem's death) when he restored Jerusalem to the Israelites. It
was the place where he erected his simple tabernacle consisting of a tent
(with flaps open) and the Ark of the Covenant on display for all Israel to
see. It was the place where he established the continuous ministry of
praise and worship.

Zion represented the covenant of marriage that the Lord made with His
people. In Psalm 2, David prophesies of the coming Messiah when he writes,
"Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion." This was not about him,
although he ruled from Zion: it was about an everlasting covenant that God
had made - one that would be exhibited through His people Israel, and made
available to the whole earth.

Consider another of David's prophecies - and Israel had not been carried
away into captivity when he wrote this: "Oh that the salvation of Israel
were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people,
Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad." (Psalm 53:6)

Then there's this one: "For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of
Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession. The seed also
of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell
therein." (Psalm 69:35-36)

There are something like 150 separate prophecies concerning Zion throughout
the Old Testament which refer to the coming of the Messiah, the restoration
of Israel as a nation, the unification of Jerusalem and the gathering
together of all the tribes of Israel to their homeland after being scattered
by the Lord.

Zionism really - at its heart - is the cry for the salvation and restoration
of Israel according to the promises of God. So, to answer those who speak
negatively about "Zionists" and "Christian Zionism," I am in every respect a
Zionist. I believe God's Word. I believe that Israel is being - and MUST
BE - restored according to the promises God has made to the Jews. God's
covenant with them was that He absolutely would restore them as a nation and
as a people in the earth!

I am a "Christian Zionist" also because I believe in the multi-layered
pictures contained in these prophecies. I believe in a completed and
fulfilled Bride of Christ consisting of both Jews and Christians - the
counterpart and "other self" of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is not possible
to separate Israel and the body of Christ - and yet, paradoxically, they are
distinct. It is one of the unique aspects of the "hidden Manna" contained
in the seven layers of the Word.

So why, then, this focus on modern Israel? Why is there such importance on
the restoration of the Jewish homeland, the unification of Jerusalem, and
the gathering together of the scattered tribes of Israel from throughout the
world? What does that have to do with us as Christians and the body of
Christ as a whole?

Everything!

What happens in and with Israel is a direct prophetic correlation to what
God is doing in the earth! It is a picture of the in-gathering together,
the great harvest of souls for the Kingdom of God and the Lord Jesus Christ
taking place around the earth even as we speak. It is the fulfilling of
Paul's prophecy in Ephesians 1:18-19: "I pray that the eyes of your heart
may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling,
what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what
is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe." (NASB)

Israel, the Jews AND the Gentiles (nations of the earth) represent His
inheritance! That inheritance is so multi-faceted and multi-layered as to
defy description.

That (finally! Whewww!!) brings us to the prophetic Word of Asaph in Psalm
83.

He begins with a cry to the Lord to execute judgment on His enemies! Notice
that Asaph does not refer to them as the enemies of Israel: these are God's
enemies - and that is an important distinction. The Holy Spirit is
interceding through Asaph in a prophetic word of an event to come.

Do you remember what Isaiah prophesied towards the end of his years? "And
it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they
are yet speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the
serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain,
saith the LORD." (Isaiah 65:24-25)

So Asaph is preparing the stage in the realm of the Spirit long before this
event is to unfold. Take a quick look at Romans 8:26-27: "Likewise the
Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for
as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings
which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is
the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints
according to the will of God."

So it is the Holy Spirit who is praying/prophesying through Asaph who
couldn't possibly know in the natural the events to unfold or know how to
pray for something he has never seen or conceived. And Asaph accordingly,
under the direction of the Holy Spirit, is making intercession for God's
people according to the will of God! I cannot overemphasize the importance
of this.

And how do the enemies of the Lord take counsel against Him and conspire
against the Almighty? "They have taken crafty counsel against thy people,
and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut
them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in
remembrance. "

This is a time-honored practice of Satan and is one of his classic military
tactics against God. He has no way to counter God Himself in person so he
comes against God's people - and especially those who've been chosen by Him
- whether it be Israel or believers today.

We've already talked about the ten nations in the previous Coffee Break, but
for the sake of review, here they are again: (1) Edom [Jordan, Saudi Arabia,
Iraq], (2) The Ishmaelites [the Sinai to Iraq], (3) Moab [Lebanon, Syria,
Jordan], (4) The Hagarites [Jordan to the Sinai], (5) Gebal [Lebanon], (6)
Ammon [Jordan - the Palestinians] , (7) Amalek [The Sinai, western Saudi
Arabia], (8) The Philistines [Gaza, the Palestinians] , (9) Tyre [Lebanon,
southwestern Syria], and (10) Assur (Asshur - Assyria) [Syria, southern
Turkey, northern Iraq].

We have here a description of a confederacy aligned against Israel the likes
of which has never happened in history. We all know what happened when
Jordan, Syria and Egypt (then known as the UAE) came against Israel with
their combined firepower and military might in June of 1967. It was a
sweeping victory for Israel that went down in the annals of military
history, and it was another example of God's miraculous defense of a very
tiny nation whose existence has never left the center of His love and focus.

And it is that love of God for His people upon which Asaph leans in his
prophetic prayer. He sees a time in history when the ten aforementioned
nations or tribes assemble themselves together with a unified purpose:
Israel's annihilation and extermination from the earth. That time is not
yet, but we are quickly approaching it.

Iraq has no interest in Israel at the moment. The government of Iraq is
focused entirely on reentering the world community and rejoining the world
economy as a sovereign nation without the restraints and sanctions it has
suffered since Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in 1991. That doesn't
mean that Iraq couldn't or won't join other Arab nations in the years ahead
in their hatred of the Jews. Jews are not currently welcome in Iraq, and
there is much persecution of Christians ongoing there despite (or maybe
because of) a huge move of the Holy Spirit taking place among the Iraqis.

Secondly, Jordan has a peace treaty with Israel and King Abdullah has no
immediate interest in abrogating that treaty. He lacks both the will and
the military might to be of much assistance in a conspiracy, as much as he
might like to participate. However, the current turmoil in Jordan and the
reshaping of Jordanian politics and its government in the next two years
could radically alter things.

Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, the Gaza and Saudi Arabia are no friends of Israel,
and Ahmadinejad' s threats from Iran could well force things in Iraq and
Jordan to unravel more quickly than the current scenes there suggest. The
upheavals in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia are priming those
nations and people in such a way as to portend Asaph's prophecy.

That brings us to the way Asaph prayed against the enemies of the Lord.
There's simply too much to share to add to today's Coffee Break, so let's
save that for one more in the next few days.

As Christians we have a mandate from the Lord to bless Israel. Those who
bless Israel are blessed and become a blessing themselves. God's promise to
Abraham was, "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that
curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."

Blessings on you!

Regner

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ISRAEL'S LEGAL STATUS~Another Coffee Break

Post  Admin on Mon 30 May 2011, 2:28 pm

ISRAEL'S LEGAL STATUS
Greetings and Salutations! OK, and Blessings, too!
Somehow or another, folks seemed to derive the opinion from my last Coffee
Break that I'm a hater of Palestinians. Nothing could be further from the
truth. Throughout the years I've had several friends who were Palestinian
in origin. My opposition is not to the Palestinian people per se but to the
terrorists (they call themselves "the Palestinian Authority") who want to
make life hell on earth for the Palestinians AND Israel.
My compassion for the Palestinian people is unbridled but that compassion
does not by any stretch of the imagination extend to the demonic idea that
they should have a homeland within Israel's boundaries - especially when
they already have a homeland within Jordan, and the Jordanian king has
invited them to participate in a democratic government with him. Prior to
the formation of the PLO, the overwhelming majority of Arabs and non-Jews
living in Israel were very happy to live in a Jewish state under Jewish
governance. Their living conditions and circumstances were far better and
more prosperous than anything they'd ever known under Arab governance.
The Internet abounds with photographs and stories of Palestinian children
who are being brainwashed with hatred for anyone and anything Jewish. The
myth of all the "starving people" within Gaza because of the "terrible
things the Israelis are doing to them" is demonstrated to be an out and out
lie when you actually see photos of the overwhelming majority of living
conditions within Gaza. Are there some places where the conditions are
deplorable? Sure, but let's be clear about it and point our fingers at the
real culprits: Hamas!
Anyway, enough of that! Let's get right to the subject of today's Coffee
Break. Before we start talking about the San Remo Accord, be sure you have
your cup of Java on hand. Pull up a chair and set a spell! (Grin)
Let me begin with a portion of the text of the San Remo Accord before we get
into our discussion on this document and its legal implications. The San
Remo Conference decided on April 24, 1920 to assign the Mandate [for
Palestine] under the League of Nations to Britain. The terms of the Mandate
were also discussed with the United States which was not a member of the
League. An agreed text was confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations
on July 24, 1922, and it came into operation in September 1923. Here is the
portion germane to our discussion today:
The Council of the League of Nations:
Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have agreed, for the purpose of giving
effect to the provisions of Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of
Nations, to entrust to a Mandatory selected by the said Powers the
administration of the territory of Palestine, which formerly belonged to the
Turkish Empire, within such boundaries as may be fixed by them; and
Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory
should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally
made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and
adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a
national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that
nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights
of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political
status enjoyed by Jews in any other country; and
Whereas recognition has thereby been given to the historical connexion of
the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their
national home in that country;
and
Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have selected His Britannic Majesty as
the Mandatory for Palestine; and
Whereas the mandate in respect of Palestine has been formulated in the
following terms and submitted to the Council of the League for approval; and
Whereas His Britannic Majesty has accepted the mandate in respect of
Palestine and undertaken to exercise it on behalf of the League of Nations
in conformity with the following provisions; and
Whereas by the aforementioned Article 22 (paragraph 8), it is provided that
the degree of authority, control or administration to be exercised by the
Mandatory, not having been previously agreed upon by the Members of the
League, shall be explicitly defined by the Council of the League of Nations;
Confirming the said Mandate, defines its terms as follows:
Article 1.
The Mandatory shall have full powers of legislation and of administration,
save as they may be limited by the terms of this mandate.
Article 2.
The Mandatory shall be responsible for placing the country under such
political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the
establishment of the Jewish national home, as laid down in the preamble, and
the development of self-governing institutions, and also for safeguarding
the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine,
irrespective of race and religion.
Article 3.
The Mandatory shall, so far as circumstances permit, encourage local
autonomy.
Article 4.
An appropriate Jewish agency shall be recognized as a public body for the
purpose of advising and cooperating with the Administration of Palestine in
such economic, social and other matters as may affect the establishment of
the Jewish national home and the interests of the Jewish population in
Palestine, and, subject always to the control of the Administration, to
assist and take part in the development of the country.
The Zionist Organization, so long as its organization and constitution are
in the opinion of the Mandatory appropriate shall be recognized as such
agency. It shall take steps in consultation with His Britannic Majesty's
Government to secure the cooperation of all Jews who are willing to assist
in the establishment of the Jewish national home.
Article 5.
The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory
shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of, the
Government of any foreign Power.
(Note: Britain then gave Transjordanian Palestine - about 70% of Palestine -
to King Abdullah and called it Transjordan. It is now called Jordan. This is
not to say that that the Jews were promised that they could settle in all of
Palestine. Palestine was a loose regional term in those days and even
included Damascus!)
Article 6.
The Administration of Palestine, while ensuring that the rights and position
of other sections of the population are not prejudiced, shall facilitate
Jewish immigration under suitable conditions and shall encourage, in
co-operation with the Jewish agency referred to in Article 4, close
settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not
required for public purposes.
Article 7.
The Administration of Palestine shall be responsible for enacting a
nationality law. There shall be included in this law provisions framed so as
to facilitate the acquisition of Palestinian citizenship by Jews who take up
their permanent residence in Palestine.
Article 8.
The privileges and immunities of foreigners, including the benefits of
consular jurisdiction and protection as formerly enjoyed by Capitulation or
usage in the Ottoman Empire, shall not be applicable in Palestine.
Unless the Powers whose nationals enjoyed the aforementioned privileges and
immunities on August 1st, 1914, shall have previously renounced the right to
their re-establishment, or shall have agreed to their non-application for a
specified period, these privileges and immunities shall, at the expiration
of the mandate, be immediately re-established in their entirety or with such
modifications as may have been agreed upon between the Powers concerned.
Article 9.
The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that the judicial system
established in Palestine shall assure to foreigners, as well as to natives,
a complete guarantee of their rights.
Respect for the personal status of the various peoples and communities and
for their religious interests shall be fully guaranteed. In particular, the
control and administration of Waqfs shall be exercised in accordance with
religious law and the dispositions of the founders.
Article 10.
Pending the making of special extradition agreements relating to Palestine,
the extradition treaties in force between the Mandatory and other foreign
Powers shall apply to Palestine.
Article 11.
The Administration of Palestine shall take all necessary measures to
safeguard the interests of the community in connection with the development
of the country, and, subject to any international obligations accepted by
the Mandatory, shall have full power to provide for public ownership or
control of any of the natural resources of the country or of the public
works, services and utilities established or to be established therein. It
shall introduce a land system appropriate to the needs of the country having
regard, among other things, to the desirability of promoting the close
settlement and intensive cultivation of the land.
The Administration may arrange with the Jewish agency mentioned in Article 4
to construct or operate, upon fair and equitable terms, any public works,
services and utilities, and to develop any of the natural resources of the
country, in so far as these matters are not directly undertaken by the
Administration. Any such arrangements shall provide that no profits
distributed by such agency, directly or indirectly, shall exceed a
reasonable rate of interest on the capital, and any further profits shall be
utilized by it for the benefit of the country in a manner approved by the
Administration.
Article 12.
The Mandatory shall be entrusted with the control of the foreign relations
of Palestine, and the right to issue exequaturs to consuls appointed by
foreign Powers. He shall also be entitled to afford diplomatic and consular
protection to citizens of Palestine when outside its territorial limits.
Article 25.
In the territories lying between the Jordan and the eastern boundary of
Palestine as ultimately determined, the Mandatory shall be entitled, with
the consent of the Council of the League of Nations, to postpone or withhold
application of such provisions of this mandate as he may consider
inapplicable to the existing local conditions, and to make such provision
for the administration of the territories as he may consider suitable to
those conditions, provided that no action shall be taken which is
inconsistent with the provisions of Articles 15, 16 and 18.
(Note: (Palestine originally included land in what is now Jordan.)
Well, this has taken a lot more time and space than I originally envisioned.
I've only listed the first 12, along with Article 25, of 28 articles in the
San Remo Accord because it would make this Coffee Break incredibly long, but
suffice it to say that this agreement, which was signed onto by every Arab
nation in the region, established a fairly comprehensive territory for the
purpose of establishing a Jewish state and nation. The objective of the San
Remo Accord was born out of Lord Arthur James Balfour's "Balfour
Declaration. " The Balfour Declaration was nothing more than a short letter
to Lord Rothschild which reads like this:
Foreign Office
November 2nd, 1917
Dear Lord Rothschild:
I have much pleasure in conveying to you. on behalf of His Majesty's
Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist
aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet:
His Majesty's Government view with favor the establishment of Palestine as
the national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors
to facilitate the achievement of this object,
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of
the Zionist Federation.
Yours,
Arthur James Balfour
All I've really done today is to lay out the fundamentals of how Israel
began to be reestablished as the Jewish homeland. However, an even cursory
read of the above articles makes abundantly clear that this accord, ratified
by the British government - along with a total of 51 governments, only
envisioned the creation of a permanent home for the Jews. Nowhere in any of
the articles is there any mention of a "Palestinian state" nor the creation
of a separate region for "Palestinians" apart from Jordan, which was known
for a time as Trans-Jordan. Quite the contrary.
Jordan was and always has been the national home of the so-called
"Palestinians. " As already noted the Palestinians are not a homogenous or
even indigenous group of people who've occupied the region throughout the
centuries as a national homeland. There never has been a nation or state
called Palestine since the beginning of time, but there has been a nation
and people of Israel for more than four millennia - a people who've been
persecuted, dispossessed and scattered abroad across the face of the earth
for a variety of reasons we won't take time to get into now.
We'll continue this discussion for at least one more Coffee Break in a few
days. Meanwhile, let me refer you to a legal argument for the San Remo
Accord at the following link:
http://www.think- israel.org/ green.sanremo. html. Here is a video
presentation by CBN News:
http://www.cbn. com/media/ player/index. aspx?s=/vod/ CMI222v1_ WS in which the
San Remo Accord is referred to as Israel's Magna Carta.
See you in a few days.
As Christians we have a mandate from the Lord to bless Israel. More than
that, the cry of the Lord through Isaiah is to "give Him no rest, till He
establish, and till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth!"
Blessings on you!
Regner
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