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GLOBAL WARMING – NOW FOR THE REST OF THE STORY

GLOBAL WARMING – NOW FOR THE REST OF THE STORY

I am sure you have read the news about the Russian ship trapped in the Antarctic ice. It was so cold and the ice so thick that the ship could not break free. The people on board were finally rescued by helicopter by a Chinese ice breaker ship which transported them to an Australian ship. Just as they thought their ordeal was over and hot chocolate was waiting for them, the Chinese ship ordered the Australian ship to stop because the Chinese ship was afraid it would also be stuck in the ice.
Now for the rest of the story the media doesn’t want you know … the people on board the Russian ship were researchers on their way to Antarctica to document the impact of global warming. Don’t you just love God’s sense of humor. Global warming fits into the same category as evolution, and other myths perpetuated by pseudo-scientists who are on the payroll of the same people who think you can run the world with windmills. Stay warm.

Nelson Mandela – Now for the rest of the story …

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Nelson Mandela – Now for the rest of the story …

Nelson Mandela is being mourned by world leaders and made into a saint. While we certainly respect his desire and ability to reconcile with the political leaders he fought against, and did not set himself in place as a dictator, he is not the saintly figure world leaders and the press wants us to believe.

As Paul Harvey would say, now for the rest of the story.

Nelson Mandela was the head of the terrorist wing of the ANC and the South African Communist party. He pleaded guilty to 156 acts of terrorism including overseeing the planting of bombs in public places that killed many innocent people, including women and children.

Mandela honored and praised great human rights leaders such as Fidel Castor, Saddam Hussein, Yasser Arafat, Red China and other brutal Communist dictators. The irony of all ironies is the Syrian dictator and murderer, Bashar Assad had praised Mandela’s life as a “lesson to tyrants.” Yes, you read that correctly.

On moral issues, Mandela promoted the legislation of pornography abortion, homosexuality and other devout lifestyles in South Africa. This means that he forced the South African people to legally accept these practices.

Regarding Israel, he declared Israel a racist state and supported Arafat and the PLO. He has made South Africa an anti-Semitic nation to the point that Jews in South Africa should make aliyah to Israel.

While we all have our shortcomings, Mandela used terrorism in his fight against the government and people of South Africa who opposed him while fighting against Judeo-Christian values and the moral teachings of God.

 

 

Hanukkah, Thanksgiving and Jesus

Hanukkah, Thanksgiving and Jesus

This year, the eight days of Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving. Hanukkah actually begins the evening before Thanksgiving because the Hebrew calendar begins in the evening. Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are both festivals to celebrate freedom. To the Pilgrims, Thanksgiving was a celebration of religious freedom from the oppressive rule of the King of England. For the Jews, it was a celebration of religious freedom from the tyrant, Antiochus Epipanes. Both the Pilgrims and the Jews threw off the yoke of tyranny. The Pilgrims had survived the harsh winter and the Jews had survived the harsh oppression of Antiochus Epiphanes.
Historically, Hanukkah has been a relatively minor festival commemorating the great victory of the Jews over Antiochus Epiphanes in 164BC, as recorded in First Maccabees. Three years earlier (167), Antiochus desecrated the holy altar of God at the Temple in Jerusalem by offering a pig as a sacrifice to Zeus. This was on December 25, the birthday of Zeus, who was the Greek high god and thought to be the incarnation of the sun.
Antiochus forbade the Jewish people to practice their religion. They could not practice circumcision, observe the Sabbath, celebrate the feasts, keep the dietary laws, study the Torah, or in any way, worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Those who disobeyed were either tortured or killed or both. Their bodies were mutilated, and while still alive and breathing, they were crucified. The wives and sons whom they had circumcised were strangled. They were then crucified with the dead bodies of their children made to hang around their parent’s necks.
Although greatly outnumbered, and fighting the superpower of their time, God gave the Maccabeans a great victory. They tore down the pagan altar, cleansed the Temple and reestablished their religious practices.
Traditional writings tell us that when the Jews rededicated the altar to God they only had enough oil to burn the menorah for one day. But after the menorah was kindled, it miraculously burned for eight days, thus, the eight days of Hanukkah.
Hanukkah is called the Feast of Dedication and the Feast of Lights. Jesus celebrated this feast (John 10:22), which certainly makes it “kosher” for Christians. In fact, Jesus most likely was conceived by the Holy Spirit at Hanukkah and born during the Feast of Tabernacles. He is the ultimate human Temple/Tabernacle of God, and the true Light of the World who completely dedicated Himself to God.
Although Hanukkah has been celebrated for centuries, it has only been in recent times that it has gained importance. The central focus in celebrating Hanukkah is lighting the eight-branched menorah called a hanukkiah. The hanukkiah has a ninth candle called a Shamash. This word means servant. The servant candle is used to light the other eight.
From a Christian perspective, Jesus is the servant light who lights our lives with the fire of God as symbolized by the hanukkiah. Now that believers are also the Temple of God, we dedicate ourselves to God so the light of His life can shine through us. Let us not focus on the symbolism of Hanukkah but the person of Jesus. May we all be a living hanukkiah expressing the true meaning of Hanukkah as we rededicate ourselves to God during this holiday season. Or as Jesus said, “Let you light shine before men so they may see you good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). True freedom, whether at Thanksgiving or at Hanukkah, come from the Lord.
Happy Hanukkah and Happy Thanksgiving.

In This Blog 1. The Muslim Brotherhood Vision Statement 2. Four Blood Moons

In This Blog

  1. The Muslim Brotherhood Vision Statement
  2. Four Blood Moons

 

  1. The Muslim Brotherhood Vision Statement

“Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way.
Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu akbar!

To put this in perspective, the current President of the United States, as well as the former Secretary of State (you know who that is – she is preparing to run for President), has Muslim Brotherhood operatives as their top advisors. They LOVE the Muslim Brotherhood and enjoy their regular visits to the White House. No wonder God’s judgment on America will soon turn into His wrath as our American leaders call evil good and good evil. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is sovereign. While He will soon pour out His wrath on the unrighteous, He will also pour out His Spirit on the righteous. The greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever seen is at hand. ARE YOU READY?

  1. Four Blood Moons

There is a lot of interest in the four blood moons appearing in 2014 and 2015.

What is a blood moon? A blood moon is a lunar eclipse which happens when the shadow of the earth falls on the moon. The shadow of the earth falls on the moon when the earth is between the sun and the moon. A partial lunar eclipse happens when only a part of the earth’s shadow falls on the moon. A full lunar eclipse is when the earth’s shadow completely covers the moon. Because a total lunar eclipse often, but not always, appears red, it is referred to as a “blood moon.”

Because of the relationship between the moon’s orbit around the earth and the earth’s orbit around the sun, a total lunar eclipse only happens when there is a full moon. According to astronomers, unless the Lord intervenes, there will be 85 total lunar eclipses in the 21th century. For a more technical explanation of this subject, see the following web site of Dr. Danny R. Faulkner:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2013/07/12/lunar-eclipses-cause-blood-moons

Since the Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles (Succot) happen when there is a full moon, it is no surprise that a total lunar eclipse often occurs during these Feast days. In 2014, a total lunar eclipse is scheduled at Passover on April 15 and at Tabernacles on October 8. In 2015, a total lunar eclipse is scheduled at Passover on April 4 and at Tabernacles on September 13.  What makes this even more intriguing is that a total solar eclipse is scheduled to happen on March 20, 2015 and a partial solar eclipse on September 13, 2015. When four consecutive lunar eclipses are all total eclipses, the group is known as a tetrad.

It has been pointed out that there were blood moons when Israel became a nation in 1948 and when Israel liberated Jerusalem in 1967. Perhaps it is worth noting that the blood moons appeared a year after these momentous events in 1949 and 1968.

As believers, how should we view this interesting phenomenon? Is this a sign from God or simply a normal, but unusual, astronomical happening?

The Bible is clear that God does control the heavenly bodies and does use them as signs and wonders for us to observe and discern. For example, the star of Bethlehem.

Genesis 1:14 tells us that God put the lights in the heaven for signs and seasons (moedim – festivals). The moon tells us when to celebrate the Feasts of the Lord.

In Joel 2:30-31, we learn that at the end of the age just before the coming of the Lord, there will be cataclysmic changes in the sky when the sun turns into darkness and the moon into blood.

In Acts 2:19-21, Peter quoted the Joel prophecy and again placed the event happening at the time of the coming of the Lord.

Jesus also referred to this sign and wonder in Matthew 24:29-31 and says this will happen at the end of the tribulation period.

In Revelation 6:12, the same sign and wonder happens with the opening of the sixth seal which happens at/very near the end of the tribulation period.

It is clear that all of the Scripture references are talking about the same event that happens at/toward the end of the tribulation period when Jesus returns, or as the prophet said, “in the Day of the Lord, the Great Day of His wrath.” Since these are apocalyptic statements, we can’t be sure if they are meant to be taken symbolically or literally. We will certainly know when the time comes.

The Lord clearly tells us we should be aware of the prophetic signs and seasons (Matthew 16:1-3). These four blood moons could be signs telling us that Israel will be at war in these years, and capture more land and that America will experience more severe judgments from God that will bring about America’s collapse. But we should be able to understand this without any special signs. While the four blood moons are astronomically significant, are they significant as prophetic signs? We should keep our “spiritual balance” and not be overly focused on celestial signs. We certainly should not make life decisions based on these events.

Our focus should be on loving God and loving our neighbor and the stranger as ourselves. Our focus should be on treating our spouse with unconditional love and respect, preferring the other over ourselves. Our focus should be on being a good witness in our work ethic on the job. Our focus should be on being a good steward and giving of our time and finances to the kingdom of God. Our focus should be on forgiving those who have wronged us. Our focus should be on helping those in need. Our focus should be on praying for righteous leaders and repenting of the sins of our nation. Our focus should be on speaking out for Israel and speaking against anti-Semitism. Our focus should be on preparing for the end times. Our focus should be on living a godly life that pleases the Lord and makes a difference in our circle of influence.

New England Speaking Tour – Sept. 22-29

 

Dr. Richard Booker

New England Speaking Tour – Sept. 22-29

Sunday, Sept. 22
Morning: 10:00 AM
Word of Life Christian Fellowship
95 Old Loudon Road, Concord, NH 03301
Topic: Pictures of Jesus in the Feasts of the Lord Part 1
Evening: 6:00 PM
Word of Life Christian Fellowship
Topic: Pictures of Jesus in the Feasts of the Lord Part 2
Monday, Sept. 23
Evening: 6:00 PM
Vision NH (NH4Israel)
Temple Israel
66 Salmon Street, Manchester, NH
Topic: The Battle for Truth in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Tuesday, Sept. 24
12:00 Noon
Tuesday Troop
Nashua (For directions call Bev@ 603-672-0411)
Topic: The Feast for All Nations
Evening: 7:00 PM
Northeastern University at Hillel House
70 St. Stephen Street
Boston, MA
                  Topic: 10 Commandments of Christian-Jewish Relations
Wed., Sept. 25
Evening: 7:30 PM
Lion of Judah
68 Northampton Street
Boston, MA
Topic: The Feast for All Nations
Friday, Sept. 27
Evening: 7:00 PM
Wesley United Methodist Church
8 North Street, Salem, MA 01970
Topic: The Everlasting Blood Covenant
Sunday, Sept. 29
Morning: 10:15 AM (Arrive 9:45)
Bread of Life Church
Westminster, MA
Topic: Promises to the Overcomers

For pdf of schedule

http://www.rbooker.com/NE-Sep22-29.pdf

 

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Memorandum

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Memorandum

Once only known to to those living in the Middle East, the Muslim Brotherhood is now known by the whole world as a radical Islamic terrorist organization. What most Westerners do not know is that the Muslim Brotherhood is the “Mother” of Terrorist Organizations. Also not known by Americans is the Muslim Brotherhood vision to destroy the American culture from within and replace our Judeo-Christian culture and Constitution with Islam and Sharia law. The statement shown below is taken from their memorandum concerning the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. This is the organization that the current President of the United States supports.

An Explanatory Memorandum
On the General Strategic Goal for the Group
In North America
5/22/1991
4-Understanding the role of the Muslim Brother in North America:
The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their works in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western Civilization from within and “sabotaging” it’s miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a  Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen be equal.

 

As I am writing this, everything that can be shaken is about to be shaken.

As I am writing this, everything that can be shaken is about to be shaken.

Egypt
Thankfully, the Egyptian army removed the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) President Mohammed Morsi from office. With intimidation from his fellow MB thugs and goons, Morsi was “democratically” elected by a slim margin and only received 13 million votes. When he turned Egypt towards becoming a radical Islamic state, excluding other political parties, the people rose up in protest. In the largest civil protest in history, over 20 million Egyptians peacefully called for his removal. The army responded and removed Morsi. While many pathetic, week-kneed Western politicians protested the overthrow of a democratically elected government, we are reminded that Hitler in Germany and Hamas in Gaza were also democratically elected. Sometimes democracy does not work in favor of the people. He that has an ear, let him hear.
Since the MB is violently anti-Christian as well as anti-Semitic, the Coptic Christians in Egypt supported his removal. The Coptic Christians are one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. It is believed that the apostle Mark went to Alexandria, Egypt and introduced the Christian faith in the first century. This means the Coptic Christians have been in Egypt about six hundred years before Islam conquered Egypt. They represent about ten percent of the Egyptian population.
The MB then showed the true colors of their “peaceful religion” by attacking the Coptic Christians. In a Kristallnacht-like action, they plundered over sixty Christian churches and set many of them on fire. In an action reminiscent of the Exodus story, the MB painted red on the front of Coptic owned stores to mark them for death and destruction. They have raped Coptic women at will and stolen Coptic children to raise them as Islamic or demand a ransom for their return. In addition, they plundered a Catholic school and paraded three nuns on the streets like spoils of war. This is an everyday occurrence for the Coptic believers in Egypt and with not a word of outrage from the White House, the American press or the American pastors.
How tragic that the president of the United States supports the MB and invites them to tea at the While House. He must be so upset that “his guys” got removed from office in Egypt. It is a serious setback to the MB plan to establish a world-wide Islamic Kalif that will usher in the appearance of the 12th Imam.
Syria
At the time of this writing, the world knows that the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons against his citizens and those who oppose him. Once again, this has put the president of the United States in a quandary as he has said that using chemical weapons would cross his red line. He has backed himself into a corner and must act. Furthermore, those fighting against Assad are worse than Assad so arming them will put American weapons in the hands of terrorists who will turn them against us and against Israel. It is a no-win situation.
US warships have placed themselves in position to launch a rocket attack against Assad. By the time you read this, they may have already fired them. Most insightful observers with whom I agree, believe that the US military has been authorized to make a token response to save face and to punish Assad with enough force to discourage him from further use of chemical weapons. Whatever the results, the world will see it as a weak response that will only encourage those who hate us to continue in their efforts to establish their world-wide Islamic Kalif.
Ironically, the Arab League of Nations supports this attack because both Syria and Iran are Shiite Muslims while most of the Arab League of Nations is Sunni. Saudi Arabia is terrorized by the thought of Iran getting nuclear weapons as Iran will use them to take over the Saudi oil fields. Wouldn’t it be ironic if Israel went to the defense of Saudi Arabia by destroying Iran’s nuclear weapons and Syria’s chemical weapons? Stranger things have happened in our world.
Oh, by-the-way, this is the same Assad that Hillary Clinton said was a reformer we could work with.
It is very hard to contain a war. They somehow have a way of getting out of control. Syria and Iran say they will attack Israel if the US attacks Syria. Lebanon based Hezbollah also says they will attack Israel. That would be a fatal mistake for Syria and Iran and Hezbollah as it would force Israel to defend herself. I don’t think Israel would give a weak response. This could bring about the fulfillment of Isaiah 17:1 that says Damascus will become a ruinous heap and cease from being a city. Now for the rest of the story, just read the Bible. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob reigns. His counsel shall stand and none shall stay His hand. Amen!
Fall Festivals
It is time for the Fall Feasts of the Lord. September 5, Thursday, is the first day of Trumpet or Rosh Hashanah (the Biblical New Year). We wish all of our Jewish friends a blessed Shana Tovah – happy New Year. Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) is September 14, Saturday. Tabernacles (Succot) is September 19-25.
I will be in New England during Succot from September 20 to September 29 speaking at two synagogues, a Hillel college campus group and at six Christian churches and a home Bible study group. Prayer is appreciated. For further information, contact Gail Thomas at rightoak@yahoo.com.
Hag Sameach – Happy Holidays.

Israel releases murderers for “peace”

 Israel releases murderers for “peace”

Once again. the Israeli government has given in to the insane demands of the American government that will result in the murder of more Israelis. Prime Minister Netanyahu, under tremendous pressure from our White House and State Department, has agreed to release 103 so-called Palestinian prisoners. These are not people who stole a falafel at the restaurant. These are cold-blooded, demonic inspired murderous who murdered Israeli men, women and children as well as Palestinian collaborators in the most brutal and savage way.

Once released, the Palestinian leadership will welcome these murderers as great heroes and probably name streets and parks after them. Of course, they will immediately resume their “career” of murdering more Israelis. There is absolutely no justification for this immoral action no matter how much pressure is put on the Prime Minister. At the same time of this release, there is not doubt that the American President and State Department are collaborating with the EU to pressure Israel to give up more land as well as Jerusalem until Israel cannot defend herself. And the worse part of this is everyone knows nothing will come from the phony negotiations that Mr. Obama and Secretary of State Kerry are forcing on Prime Minister Netanyahu.

The result will be more pressure for Israel to give up her sacred God-given land which will lead to more bloodshed and more wars. As long as Israel looks to the US and not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob for her protection, Israel’s leaders will continue to yield to pressure from the American government. However, God will use even this for His purposes.

These kinds of decisions by the Israeli government will eventually put Israel in such a non-defensible position that Israel will eventually turn to the Almighty for help. Tragically, there will be much needless suffering that could be avoided. Furthermore, these misguided policies of the American President and the State Department will hasten God’s judgment on America. Our collapse is at hand as we learn from the prophet Joel, “For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land” (Joel 3:1-2).

Iran’s New “Moderate” President

Iran’s New “Moderate” President

Iran now has a new president and the West, including America’s political leaders and press, are calling him a moderate. Once again, our political leaders and press are putting their heads in the sand and living in denial. They are either completely stupid or completely gullible. Probably a little of both. Not calling your enemy for what he is will further contribute to the world becoming a more dangerous place and America weaker and the laughing stock of the Islamic world. We will all pay a heavy price for this inability to see and speak the truth.

President Hassan Rouhani is so bad that his own son couldn’t stand him and committed suicide in 1992. Here is the suicide note the son left. It is sad, “I hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your double acts and your hypocrisy. I am ashamed to live in such an environment where I am forced to lie to my friends each day, telling them that my father isn’t part of all of this. Telling them my father loves this nation, whereas I believe this not to be true. It makes me sick seeing you, my father, kiss the hand of Khamenei.”

WOW! Your heart goes out to the son. We see his desperation. We feel his pain. He felt trapped in an evil presence so bad that death was better than life.

So who is this “moderate” new president of Iran that the West is gushing over?

■ President Hassan Rouhani was an early disciple of Ayatollah Khamenei, the founder of the Islamic Republic who, with the help of former President Jimmy Carter, the Baptist Sunday School teacher, overthrew the Sha—a friend of America.

■ He joined the Ayatollah in Paris while the Ayatollah was in exile but returned with him to set up Islamic rule in Iran.

■ You remember Khamenei? He is the one who gave plastic keys to paradise to young children and then sent them out to step on land mines so the way would be cleared for his army.

■ Rouhani worked closely with Khamenei in establishing Islamic rule in Iran and organized and chaired many key functions in Iran including its security apparatus of murder and terror against any who opposed the regime.

■ Rouhani oversaw the 1994 bombing of the Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires which killed 85 people and the Khobar Towers in 1996 which killed 19 Americans.

■ Rouhani refers to Islamic terrorist groups as political organizations and blames Israel and “the Zionists” for all the world’s ills.

■ When young Iranians recently demonstrated for democracy, Rouhani threatened to “crush the protestors mercilessly and monumentally.”

■ With a law degree from a university in Scotland, Rouhani learned how Westerners think. As Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator with the West regarding Iran’s nuclear program, Rouhani boasted of how he has “outwitted the naïve Europeans” and bought Iran time to develop its nuclear weapons.

Do not be deceived about this man and the press the West gives him as a moderate. While he may not use the flaming rhetoric by his crazy predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejah, this man is a hard-line hater of America and Israel.

But don’t be overly troubled, the Most High rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the lowest of men (Daniel 4:17). Our God reigns.

 

 

 

The American Life Cycle

The American Life Cycle
Every nation in the world except Israel has a life cycle. The LORD gave the following words of assurance to Israel through the prophet Jeremiah, “ ‘Do not fear, O Jacob My servant,’ says the LORD, for I am with you; For I will make a complete end of all the nations to which I have drive you., but I will not make a complete end of you. I will rightly correct you, for I will not leave you wholly unpunished” (Jeremiah 46:28).
We all know that Israel is surrounded by enemies who want to destroy her. The conflict in Syria will soon become a regional war as Russia and the U.S. are arming opposing factions. Israel will have no choice but to defend itself. While in war people die and suffer, the Almighty will protect Israel and give her victory over her enemies. But what about America?
In 1787, about the time America established its independence from Britain, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh named Alexander Tyler made the following comment about the fall of Athens. Please read it carefully and make your own determination as to where you believe America is on the numeric list. Then based on your assessment, what are you going to do about it?
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent for m of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.
“The average of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence: 1. From bondage to spiritual faith 2. From spiritual faith to great courage 3. From courage to liberty 4. From liberty to abundance 5. From abundance to complacency 6. From complacency to apathy 7. Form apathy to dependence 8. From dependence back into bondage”