Războiul își are vremea lui și pacea își are vremea ei !

Toți știm că în cărțile profeților Isaia și Mica se află două pasaje identice despre vremea păcii din împărăția mesianică:

,,El va fi Judecătorul neamurilor, El va hotărî între un mare număr de popoare; aşa încât din săbiile lor îşi vor făuri fiare de plug şi din suliţele lor, cosoare: niciun popor nu va mai scoate sabia împotriva altuia şi nu vor mai învăţa războiul“ (Isaia 2:4; Mica 4:3).

Astăzi am înțeles că metaforele de mai sus intraseră în folclorul de atunci, vorbind despre ciclul ,,război și pace“, despre vremea înarmărilor și vremea dezarmărilor. Iată aceleași elemente ale metaforelor de mai sus folosite ,,invers“ în cartea profetului Ioel, pentru a defini vremea războiului:

,,Fiarele plugurilor voastre prefaceţi-le în săbii şi cosoarele, în suliţe! Cel slab să zică: ‘Sunt tare!’ (Ioel 3:10).

Oricât ne-ar place sau nu, omenirea condusă de Satan este pornită spre sinucidere colectivă, spre război fraticid și numai ,,frâna providențială“ pusă de Dumnezeu o împiedică. Iată ce ne spune profetul Daniel:

,, …este hotărât că războiul va ţine până la sfârşit şi împreună cu el şi pustiirile“ (Daniel 9:26).

Nu vor putea vinde și cumpăra! Europa spre un control financiar total

Cash No Longer King: Europe Accelerates Move To Begin Elimination Of Paper Money

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In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash. These unelected bureaucrats have boldly asserted their intention to crack down on paper transactions across the E.U. and solidify a trend that has been gaining momentum for years.

The financial uncertainty amplified by Brexit has incentivized governments throughout Europe to seize further control over their banking systems. France and Spain have already criminalized cash transactions above a certain limit, but now the commission has unilaterally established new regulations that will affect the entire union. The fear of physical money flowing out of the trade bloc has manifested a draconian response from the State.

The European Action Plan doesn’t mention a specific dollar amount for restrictions, but as expected, their reasoning for the move is to thwart money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Border checks between countries have already been bolstered to help implement these new standards on hard assets. Although these end goals are Continue reading

,,TEMPLE TAX“ RETURNS FOR JEWS WORLDWIDE

Israel’s Sanhedrin reinstates assessment for daily operations

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After 2,000 years, the Temple tax is returning for all Jews. Worldwide.

Israel’s Sanhedrin, the ancient high court that recently was reborn, has announced not only the resumption of the half-shekel per person per year tax, but procedures so that that Jews around the globe can participate.

It’s based on God’s instructions in Exodus that everyone 20 years and older “shall give the contribution to the Lord. The rich shall not pay more and the poor shall not pay less than the half shekel.”

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SYMBOLS IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION

What Do the Symbols in the Book of Revelation Mean? @ AVirtuousWoman.org

The Book of Revelation: Study #2

WHAT DO THE SYMBOLS IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION MEAN?

Symbols. The Book of Revelation is filled with mysterious symbols. Why? For the same reason that Jesus spoke in parables. In Luke 8:10 Jesus says, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled: ‘When they look, they won’t really see. When they hear, they won’t understand.’” NLT. The book of Revelation is clothed in symbols so that only those sincerely seeking truth will find it.

However, even though the book of Revelation is written in symbols, the Bible explains itself in a literal language. For example:

  • A Beast in prophecy is explained in Daniel 7:23 “Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdomupon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.” So, a beast in prophecy represents a kingdom.
  • Water in prophecy is explained in Revelation 17:15 “And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” So, waters in prophecy represent multitudes of people.
  • A Day in Bible prophecy is explained in Ezekiel 4:6 “And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.” So, a day in prophecy is equal to one year.

We never have to wonder what the Bible means. God has provided the answer to our every question! All we need to do is look with an open heart. We can be sure that Bible prophecy is accurate.

SYMBOLS OF REVELATION — LITERAL MEANING

Angel Messenger Daniel 8:16, 9:21; Luke 1:19,26; Hebrews 1:14
Ark of Testimony Ark of covenant/mercy seat where GOD dwells Exodus 25:10-22; Psalm 80:1
Babylon Religious apostasy/confusion Genesis 10:8-10, 11:6-9: Revelation 18:2,3; 17:1-5
Balaam, doctrine of Advancing our own interests, compromise, idolatry Numbers 22:5-25
Beast Kingdom, government, political power Daniel 7:23
Binding of Satan A symbolic chain of circumstances Isaiah 14:12-20
Black Moral darkness, sin, apostasy Exodus 10:21-23; Jeremiah 4:20-28; 8:21; Acts 26:18; John 12:35; Joel 2:1-10
Blood Life Leviticus 17:11; Deuteronomy 12:23
Bottomless Pit Earth in chaos, torn up, dark & empty Genesis 1:1,2; Jeremiah 4:23-28; Isaiah 24:1-4,19; Revelation 20:1-3
Bow Success in battle against evil Psalm 7:11,12; Psalm 45:4,5
Corrupt Woman Corrupt, apostate church Ezekiel 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hosea 2:5; 3:1
Crowns Kingship, victory 1 Chronicles 20:2; 2 Kings 11:12; Ezekiel 21:26,27; James 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:7,8; 1 Corinthians 9:25
Cup Meted out suffering and judgments Psalm 11:6; 75:8; Isaiah 51:17, 22-23; Jeremiah 25:15-17; 49:12
Day Literal year Ezekiel 4:6; Numbers 14:34
Door Opportunity 2 Corinthians 2:12; Revelation 3:20
Probation Luke 13:24-25
Dragon satan or his agency Isaiah 27:1; 30:6;  Psalm 74:13,14; Revelation 12:7-9; Ezekiel 29:3; Jeremiah 51:34
Eagle Speed, power, vision, vengeance, protection Deuteronomy 28:49; Habakkuk 1:6-8; Revelation 12:14
Eating the book Assimilating the message Ezekiel 3:1-3; Jeremiah 15:16
Egypt Symbol of atheism Exodus 5:2
Eye salve Holy Spirit to help us see truth; Discernment to understand word; Antidote for spiritual blindness Ephesians 1:17-19; Psalm 119:18; 1 John 2:20,27; John 16:7-13
Faithful witness CHRIST John 18:37; John 3:11; Revelation 3:14; 19:11
False prophet Apostate Protestantism Revelation 16:13,14; 19:20
Forehead Mind Romans 7:25; Ezekiel 3:8,9
Fornication Illicit connection between church & world Ezekiel 16:15,26; Isaiah 23:17; James 4:4; Revelation 14:4
Four Beasts or Living Creatures Heavenly beings with special responsibilities Revelation 5:8-10; 4:6-9; 6:1-7; 14:3; 15:7; 19:4
Four Corners of the Earth Four directions of compass Jeremiah 49:36
Garments Covering of righteousness Genesis 35:2; Isaiah 61:10; 52:1; Zechariah 3:3-5; Romans 13:14
Gold True riches of heaven, faith, scripture Psalm 19:7-10; Galatians 5:6; James 2:5; Job 23:10
Hand Symbol of work Ecclesiastes 9:10
Harlot Apostate church/religion Isaiah 1:21; Jeremiah 3:1-3, 6-9
Heads Major powers, rulers, governments Daniel 7:6; Daniel 8:8,22; Revelation 17:3,10
Hidden Manna CHRIST John 6:49,50,53; Matthew 13:44
Horn Power and strength Deuteronomy 33:17, Zechariah 1:18,19
King or Kingdom Psalm 89:17,24; Daniel 8:5,21,22
Horse Symbol of battle Exodus 15:21; Isaiah 43:17; Jeremiah 8:6; Ezekiel 38:15; Zechariah 10:3
Special representatives/angels Zechariah 1:8-10; 6:1-8
Image A likeness Exodus 20:4; Genesis 1:26; 5:3; Deuteronomy 4:25; Romans 8:29
Incense Prayers of God’s people Psalm 141:2; Revelation 5:8; 8:3,4
Israel True followers of CHRIST Romans 9:6-9; Romans 2:28,29; Galatians 3:39
Jezebel Immorality, idolatry, apostasy 1 Kings 21:25; 2 Kings 9:22
Keys of David Power to open and close the sanctuary Revelation 3:7,8; Isaiah 22:22
Keys Control/jurisdiction Isaiah 22:22; Matthew 16:19
Lamb Jesus/Sacrifice John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Genesis 22:7,8
Lamb’s Wife New Jerusalem Revelation 19:7-9; 21:2,9,10
Lion Strength, Jesus Christ Genesis 49:9; Revelation 5:4-9; Psalm 7:2
Locusts Destruction/destructive agencies Joel 1:4; Deuteronomy 28:38
Lord’s Day Sabbath Isaiah 58:13; Matthew 12:8; Exodus 20:10
Man Child Jesus Psalm 2:7-9; Revelation 12:5
Mark Sign/seal/mark of approval or disapproval Romans 4:11; Revelation 7:2-3; Ezekiel 9:4
Measuring Rod God’s Law James 2:10-12; Ecclesiastes 12:13,14
God’s Word Isaiah 8:19,20; 2 Timothy 3:16,17
Merchants Advocates of Babylon’s teachings Isaiah 47:11-15; Nahum 3:16; Revelation 18:3,11,15,23
Moon Permanence Psalm 89:35-37
Moses’ system of types and sacrifices Hebrews 10:1,11
Morning Star Jesus Revelation 22:16
Mountains Political or religio/political powers Isaiah 2:2,3; Jeremiah 17:3; 31:23; 51:24,25, Ezekiel 17:22,23; Daniel 2:35,44,45
Mystery of God The Gospel Ephesians 1:9,10; 3:9; 6:19; Colossians 1:26-27
New Jerusalem The holy city of Heaven Revelation 3:12; 21:2
Oil Holy Spirit Zechariah 4:2-6; Revelation 4:5
Open Door Unlimited opportunity 1 Corinthians 16:9; Acts 14:27; John 10:7-9; Hosea 2:15; Colossians 4:3
Rainbow Token of covenant keeping Genesis 9:11-17
Red (color) Sin, corruption Isaiah 1:18; 26:21; Psalm 75:8; Jeremiah 46:10
Persecution, destruction Ezekiel 32:6,11; Jeremiah 46:10; Nahum 2:3
Reins Seat of will, affections Psalm 7:9; 16:7; 26:2; 73:21; Proverbs 23:16; Jeremiah 17:10
Seal Sign, mark and seal mean the same thing Romans 4:11; Revelation 7:2,3; Ezekiel 9:4
Second Death Lake of fire Revelation 21:8; 20:14
Serpent satan Revelation 12:7-9; 20:2
Seven Candlesticks 7 candlesticks in Holy Place in sanctuary Exodus 25:31-40
Seven Churches Revelation 1:20
Seven Heads Seven political powers Revelation 17:9,10; Isaiah 2:2-4; Jeremiah 17:3
Seven Lamps Jesus, Word of God John 9:5; 1:9; Psalm 119:105; Revelation 4:5
Sickle Symbol of harvest – End of world Matthew 13:39; Revelation !4:14
Sodom Moral degradation Ezekiel 16:46-55; Jeremiah 23:14; Genesis 19:4-14
Stars Angels Revelation 1:16,20; 12:4, 7-9; Job 38:7
Sun Jesus and the Gospel John 9:5; Psalm 84:11; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 17:2; John 8:12
Sword Bloodshed, destruction Isaiah 3:25; 13:15; Acts 12:1,2; Jeremiah 48:2
Testimony of Jesus Spirit/gift of prophecy Revelation 19:10; 22:9; 1 Corinthians 13:2
Thief Suddenness of Jesus’ coming 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Peter 3:10
Time Literal year Daniel 4:16,23,25,32; 7:25; 11:13 margin; Revelation12:6,14; 11:2,3
Torment Test, prove by trail 1 Corinthians 3:13; Hebrews 12:29; Isaiah 33:14
Twenty Four Elders A group of redeemed from earth Revelation 5:9,10; 4:4; 7:9-14
Two-edged Sword God’s Word – Sword of Spirit Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12; Matthew 10:34; Isaiah 49:2
Two Witnesses Old and New Testamentsq John 5:39; Zechariah 4:1-14; Psalm 119:130,105; John 12:48
Waters Inhabited area – people, nations Revelations 17:15
White (color) Purity Psalm 51:7; Isaiah 1:18
White Robes Victory & Righteousness Isaiah 61:10; Revelation 19:8; Zechariah 3:1-5; Revelation 7:14; Galatians 3:27
Winds Strife, commotion, “winds of war” Jeremiah 25:31-33; 49:36-37; 4:11-13; Zechariah 7:14
Wine False doctrine/teachings Jeremiah 25:15-18; 51:7
Jesus blood of atonement Matthew 26:21-29
Wings Speed Habakkuk 1:6-8; Jeremiah 4:13; Exodus 19:4
Woman, Pure True Church Jeremiah 6:2; Isaiah 51:16; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:22-35
Woman, Impure Apostate Church Ezekiel 23:21; Revelation 14:4; Hosea 2:5; 3:1; Ezekiel 16:15-58
Wormwood Sorrow/bitterness Jeremiah 9:15; 23:15; Lamentations 3:19
Wrath of God Seven Last Plagues Revelation 15:1

 

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Este psalmul 65 mesianic ?

Inclus în categoria psalmilor de laudă cântați la sărbătoarea roadeor, psalmul 65 are puternice accente mesianice. Pentru început, tonul și subiectul este mesianic, legat direct de grija lui Dumnezeu nu doar pentru evrei, ci pentru toate popoarele.

,,Tu asculţi rugăciunea,
de aceea toţi oamenii vor veni la Tine.“ (v. 2)

,,Dumnezeul mântuirii noastre,
nădejdea tuturor marginilor îndepărtate ale pământului şi mării!
El întăreşte munţii prin tăria Lui
şi este încins cu putere.
El potoleşte urletul mărilor, urletul valurilor lor
şi zarva popoarelor.
Cei ce locuiesc la marginile lumii se înspăimântă de minunile Tale.
Tu umpli de veselie răsăritul şi apusul îndepărtat.“ (v.5b-9)

Din micuțul regat al lui Israel, dintr-o țară prăfuită și neînsemnată, un om vorbește cu o perspectivă mondială, despre un Dumnezeu care-și binecuvintează întreaga creație. Este David prea pretențios? Ce motive ar avea oamenii de pe toată fața pământului să vină la Iehova?

I. Pentru că El este Domnul obișnuitului, dar și al obișnuitului!

,,Tu asculţi rugăciunea,
de aceea toţi oamenii vor veni la Tine“ (v.2)

,,În bunătatea Ta, Tu ne asculți prin minuni“ (v.5a).

Slăvit să fie Dumnezeu că intervine în mod miraculos în ajutorul celor care-l roagă! Creatorul poate face orice, oricând și cu oricine. Nu există margini ale puterii Lui. Asta nu înseamnă încă că ,,obișnuitul cotidian“ este mai puțin supranatural. Psalmistul trage măhrama de pe ochii celor care nu-L recunoasc pe Creator în viața creației. Tot ce avem pe planeta aceasta este o excepție în univers. El ne-a întocmit și tot El ne-a plasat într-un mediu tocmai potrivit pentru viața și evoluția noastră.

II. Pentru că El este grădinarul care ne dă hrana pe pământ!

Oamenii au orbit din cauza păcatului și nu-l mai văd pe Dumnezeu implicat în procesul întreținerii vieții pe pământ. Vor veni însă la El atunci când își vor da seama că numai ,,El face să crească“(1 Cor. 3:7). Și cel ce sădește și cel ce udă nu sunt nimic dacă Dumnezeu n-ar fi El însuși implicat în agricultura acestui pământ.

,,Tu cercetezi pământul şi-i dai belşug,
îl umpli de bogăţii
şi de râuri dumnezeieşti, pline cu apă.
Tu le dai grâu, pe care iată cum îl faci să rodească:
îi uzi brazdele,
îi sfărâmi bulgării,
îl înmoi cu ploaia
şi-i binecuvântezi răsadul.
Încununezi anul cu bunătăţile Tale
şi paşii Tăi varsă belşugul.
Câmpiile pustiei sunt adăpate
şi dealurile sunt încinse cu veselie.
Păşunile se acoperă de oi
şi văile se îmbracă cu grâu“ (v.9-13a).

Pe vremea războiului rece, într-o perioadă de mare secetă, Rusia a cumpărat de la Americani o cantitate imensă de grâu. Au luat-o la un preț preferențial, ca pe un ajutor la vreme de nevoie. Rușii au folosit însă o parte din cantitatea de grâu și pentru însămânțat. Au căutat să-i înșele astfel pe americani, căci grâul pentru însemânțat se vindea cu un preț mai mare decât cel pentru hrană. Au arat, au semănat, au udat, dar … n-a răsărit nimic. Americanii iradiaseră semințele, luându-le astfel puterea de germinare. Lipsit de puterea pusă în el de Creator, grâul nu crește oricât s-ar osteni oamenii să-l cultive.

III. Pentru că Dumnezeu merită mulțumire și laudă !

În vremurile mesianice, toți oamenii vor veni să se bucure înaintea lui Dumnezeu, să-L laude și să-I mulțumească. Așa este drept. Așa se cade.

,, … toate strigă de bucurie şi cântă“ (v. 13b).

Până atunci, evreii și creștinii au motive să-I mulțumească lui Dumnezeu chiar dacă cei din jur uită sau refuză să o facă. El a ales Dumnezeu să-i ierte și să-i primească în părtășia Sa:

,,Cu încredere, Dumnezeule, vei fi lăudat în Sion
şi împlinite vor fi juruinţele care Ţi-au fost făcute.

Mă copleşesc nelegiuirile,
dar Tu vei ierta fărădelegile noastre.
Ferice de cel pe care-l alegi Tu şi pe care-l primeşti înaintea Ta,
ca să locuiască în curţile Tale!
Ne vom sătura de binecuvântarea Casei Tale,
de sfinţenia Templului Tău“ (v.1, 3-4)

Papa este țapul care se vrea neapărat în Ierusalim !

Cetatea sfântă este împărțită astăzi în trei ,,cartiere“: cel arab, cel evreu și cel creștin.

În mod normal, Biserica nu este legată în nici un fel de Ierusalimul pământesc, pentru că ea există pentru Ierusalimul ceresc, în care are deja cetățenie. ,,Cruciadele“ (militare sau politice) sunt o obsesie vinovată a Bisericii Catolice.

Papa ține neapărat să-și asume autoritatea asupra ,,locurilor sfinte“. Catolicismul s-a pretins mereu înlocuitorul de drept al Israelului istoric. Este o vinovăție pentru care va fi judecat de Domnul.

Iată încă un episod din ,,atacurile romane“ pentru Ierusalim. Catolicii sunt gata oricând să calce în picioare poporul evreu ca să aibă ascendent asupra locurilor de acolo alături, dacă nu împreună, cu ,,arabii“, alți uzurpatori ai Țării Sfinte.

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Pope Francis receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Oct. 17, 2013, in Vatican City. (Vatican Pool/Getty Images)

Pope Francis receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Oct. 17, 2013, in Vatican City.
(Vatican Pool/Getty Images)

Why Does the Pope Keep Meeting With Mahmoud Abbas?

January 12, 2017  •  From theTrumpet.com
The Vatican is again inserting itself into the peace process—but for what purpose?

JERUSALEM—Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Rome on Saturday, the Vatican confirmed on Tuesday. It will be the fifth personal meeting between the two since 2013, a clear indication of the pope’s dedication to the Palestinian cause.

However, the timing of the meeting, at least from Israel’s standpoint, couldn’t be worse.

Israel is still reeling from the December 23 United Nations Security Council resolution, which declared any Israeli construction in the area that Jordan controlled before the 1967 Six-Day War to be illegal and a “flagrant violation of international law.” The resolution passed because the United States refused to use its veto against the measure as it had done to similar resolutions in the past. In general, Israelis view the move as a stab in the back by President Barack Obama, after eight years of deteriorating relations during his presidency.

Now, as Israel scrambles to remove the knife from its back, the Vatican is ready to pour salt in the wound.

By meeting with Abbas on the eve of the Paris Peace Conference, where the international Israel-bashing is set to continue, Pope Francis is inserting himself into a politically charged situation, tipping the balance even further in the Palestinian direction. The timely meeting is tantamount to papal endorsement of the UNSCresolution against Israel, as well as a blatant testimonial of the “righteousness” of the Palestinian cause.

While we cannot be sure about the subject matter of the forthcoming conversation between Abbas and the pope, recent history shows that it won’t serve Israel’s interest.

Coming to Israel

The second meeting between Francis and Abbas took place during the pope’s landmark visit to Israel in 2014. The visit itself was a response to Abbas’s invitation a year earlier, when they met the first time. Perhaps you recall the pope choosing to do a photo op at a portion of the Israeli security barrier. “In between scheduled engagements,” Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote in the August 2014 Trumpet issue, “the pope ordered his motorcade to Continue reading

Profetic, este normal ca ONU să se mute în Europa, de preferință la Roma

130402unitednationslogoThe clash between the United States and the increasingly anti-Israel United Nations is heating up.

Sarah Palin joined the chorus of voices calling for a #USexit, saying the United Nations works against American interests, and the U.S. should “get the heck out of the U.N. and get the U.N. out of the U.S.”

An increasing number of conservative media figures are also condemning the recent resolution against Israel as the last straw, with Josh Hammer at The Resurgent declaring, “Destroy the United Nations.”

But the case against the United Nations is also being made on religious, not just political, grounds.

Furious at the international body’s hostility against the Jewish state of Israel, several Christian leaders told WND the time has come for the U.S. and the incoming Trump administration to take strong action against the globalist body.

“I believe it is past time for the United States to withdraw from the United Nations,” pastor Carl Gallups told WND.

Gallups, a strong Trump supporter during the campaign and the author of several books, including his latest, “When The Lion Roars,” said the United Nations has outlived its usefulness.

“One rule shared by most successful people and nations is to never eternally invest in a concept, organization or philosophy to the extent that when that entity is drastically changed, or has become obsolete or corrupt, that you cannot pull out it. In 1945, the United Nations was established with the main goal of maintaining international peace and security. What could go wrong with an idea like that? Well, here we are, and not only has the U.N. concept gone wrong, but it has, in the opinion of many, become corrupt to the very core.”

Gallups accused the U.N. of furthering the causes of violence, terrorism and extremism it was originally designed to combat.

“The United Nations has become nothing more than a breeding ground for the globalist and radical Islamic agendas,” he said. “It promotes wildly anti-Israel propaganda, furthers schemes that imperil American sovereignty and foments anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism. What’s worse, there are good reasons to believe the United Nations is a globalist, anti-Christian organization that could play a dire role during the last days. Let us disassociate ourselves from that godless mess now.”

Enough is enough! Do your part to get the cartel of globalists, terrorism appeasers and Israel haters off our soil. Get the U.S. out of the U.N. and the U.N. out of the U.S. Sign the petition here! Make your voice heard! Stand up for American independence and the security of our allies! 

Mark Biltz, pastor of El Shaddai Ministries, is a passionate supporter of the Jewish state and frequently teaches on the Jewish roots of the Christian faith and their continuing importance to believers in books such as “God’s Day Timer: The Believer’s Guide To Divine Appointments.” He says the U.N. poses a dire threat to Israel.

“It is my opinion that the United States and Israel should withdraw all funding from the United Nations, just for starters,” he told WND. “The next step, if they do not overturn the resolution, would be to expel the organization from the Continue reading