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The New Testament Basis for the Restoration of Israel

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Jesus was asked by His disciples whether He would restore the kingdom to Israel at that time, to which He replied:
Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, "Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" And He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.

What is the hope for the Middle East?

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In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with the Assyrians. In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria--a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, "Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance." (Isaiah 19:23-25)
This region quoted by the prophet Isaiah includes the primary terrain where most of the recorded Biblical stories occurred.

Mobilization for war

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For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. (2 Chronicles 16:9)

Fight the good fight of faith. (1 Timothy 6:12)

We were troubled on every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were fears. (2 Corinthians 7:5)

Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them. (2 Kings 6:16)

Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.


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"I think that anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state today and evacuate lands is giving attack grounds to radical Islam against the state of Israel." - Benjamin Netanyahu' actual, documented pre-election statement that has been blatantly misreported by the media as the prime minister's rejection of a two state solution, a falsification deliberately perpetuated by Barack Obama.

With the rash of recent recriminations concerning the ostensible flip-flop of Israel's prime minister, conveyed through the disseminated misrepresentation of his pre-election remark (above), that he will not agree to the creation of a Palestinian state on his watch, and

The Alef – Bet

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By Stan Goodenough

The Hebrew alphabet is easy to learn. And if you wish to read, write and/or speak in Hebrew, this is obviously the place to start.

Here's how to teach yourself the basic building blocks of this fascinating ancient yet modern language, in just a few minutes a day.

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Untying Israel’s tongue

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By Jim Gerrish and Olivia Wheatley-Stachorek
Courtesy of Bridges for Peace

Today the Hebrew language is experiencing a great upsurge in poetry, prose and play writing. This upsurge has even been compared, by some, to the renaissance of the English language during the Elizabethan period. In addition, Hebrew is the everyday language of over five million Israelis, from tiny school children to university professors. What makes this information astounding is that, in the beginning of this century, Hebrew was considered a "dead" language.

Shavuot – Pentecost

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By Stan Goodenough

"You shall count seven weeks for yourself; begin to count the seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the grain. Then you shall keep the Feast of Weeks to the LORD your God with the tribute of a freewill offering from your hand, which you shall give as the LORD your God blesses you." (Deuteronomy 16:9-10)

"And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed.

Bikurim – First Fruits

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By Stan Goodenough

"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest.

Chag HaMatzot – Unleavened Bread

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By Stan Goodenough

"And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; seven days you must eat unleavened bread." (Leviticus 23:6)

Sometimes confused with Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, while directly linked to the Passover is actually a feast on its own.

As they prepared to leave Egypt the Lord commanded the Israelites to remove all traces of leaven from their homes.

Pesach – Passover

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By Ron Cantrell
Courtesy of Bridges for Peace

There will be loud wailing throughout Egypt worse than there has ever been or ever will be again. But among the Israelites not a dog will bark at any man or animal.

Then you will know that the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel. (Exodus 11:6,7)

To really understand Passover, we must understand the events in Egypt leading up to the Exodus of the Hebrew Israelites.