Joel Richardson’s The Global Jesus Revolution: The Church Must Embrace Prayer And Missions, Target Muslims As Largest Unevangelized People Group

Joel Richardson is one of the most important voices in understanding the role of Islam in biblical eschatology. Richardson has outlined this relationship in numerous books including Islamic Antichrist, Mideast Beast, and When A Jew Rules The World. 

Most recently, his documentary End Times Eyewitness reviewed this idea from the midst of the Arab Spring uprisings across the Middle East over the past few years.

Now, Richardson has released the follow up documentary The Global Jesus Revolution, which focuses on how the Church in the West needs to respond to the increasing troubles we see across the world, especially in the Middle East.

In a recent episode of The Underground, Richardson discusses these issues and the roadmap forward for Christians:

http://www.amazon.com/End-Times-Eyewitness-Joel-Richardson/dp/1938067517

London Elects Muslim Mayor, Succumbs To The Global Islamic Empire

If Westerners had been shown two decades ago the impact of Islam we all see (and are so wearied of we go back to watching our favourite television programs), I am pretty certain that they would have taken action.

Too late now though.

London has elected its first Muslim mayor – a milestone in showing tolerance to a culture and an empire that has sought for 1,400 years to conquer Europe in the name of Allah.

Bill Muehlenberg’s assessment of the situation is a sound one:

Ten years ago English commentator Melanie Phillips wrote a very important book entitled Londonistan. It was a prophetic volume, a jeremiad against a sleeping England and an aggressive Islam. British self-loathing and loss of confidence coupled with advancing Islam is a recipe for disaster. As I wrote in my review of this vital volume:

Its thesis is that Britain has largely created a culture which breeds Islamic terrorism. British authorities have certainly done very little to discourage it, and in many ways have actually aided and abetted home-grown terrorism. Indeed, “London has become the epicentre of Islamic militancy in Europe”. That is, it has “become the major European centre for the promotion, recruitment and financing of Islamic terror and extremism”.

This book examines how and why this has happened. Two broad reasons are given: First, Britain no longer believes in itself, no longer cherishes its founding values, and no longer thinks it has a role to play in the world.

Second, British authorities have seriously misjudged the threat of Islamic terrorism. Therefore Britain is engaged in a policy of denial, appeasement, blaming itself, and hiding its head in the sand. These two major factors have led to London becoming the “hub of European terror networks”.

Let me offer just a few more quotes from the book:

Britain has become a decadent society, weakened by alarming tendencies towards social and cultural suicide. Turning upon itself, it has progressively attacked or undermined the values, laws and traditions that make it a nation, creating a space that in turn has been exploited by radical Islamism….

The attempt to establish this separate Muslim identity is growing more and more intense, with persistent pressure for official recognition of Islamic family law, the rise of a de facto parallel Islamic legal system not recognised by the state, demands for highly politicised Islamic dress codes, prayer meetings or halal food to be provided by schools and other institutions, and so on. No other minority attempts to impose its values on the host society like this. Behind it lies the premise that Islamic values trump British ones.

This was fully true a decade ago and it is even far truer today, especially after the first ever Muslim has just been elected as London’s mayor. This is a very significant and ominous development indeed. Here is how one news report discusses this development:

Sadiq Khan, a practicing Muslim and Labour Party politician, has been elected mayor of London, marking a political milestone in the Western world. Londoners voted in Khan, 45, as the first Muslim mayor of a major Western capital city. He will take office in a metropolis where his fellow Muslims comprise about 12% of the population. His victory followed an unusually bitter campaign against Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith, the son of a billionaire, in which race and religion have proven ugly flashpoints.

Other news reports noted his apparent anti-Semitism:

During a heated parliamentary debate on Wednesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron accused Khan of sharing “a platform with an extremist who called for Jews to drown in the ocean” Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in turn accused the Conservatives of “smearing” Khan. He said one of the men Cameron had accused Khan of sharing a platform with had also been close to Goldsmith….

The former human rights lawyer has also had to distance himself from Corbyn after a row over anti-Semitism. The Labour leader ordered an inquiry into charges of anti-Semitism after suspending Ken Livingstone, a political ally and a former London mayor, for saying Adolf Hitler had supported Zionism.

And incisive article just out speaks more to these very real concerns and is worth quoting from at length:

Kahn’s rise is a testimony to the fact that major sections of the city are already close to 50 percent Muslim, and critics say many of its non-Muslim residents seem comfortable with turning the top elected post over to a man with questionable connections to terrorists.
With most of the first round votes counted, the Labor candidate had a lead of around 9 percent over Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith. Voting came amid fresh accusations from London’s chief rabbi that the British Labor Party has a problem with anti-Semitism.

Khan was accused of being unfit to become London’s next mayor after footage emerged of him describing moderate Muslims of being “Uncle Toms.” Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said Labor had a “severe” problem with anti-Semitism that would get worse if the party’s inquiry into the issue turns out to be a whitewash.

“This is part of the Islamization of Britain,” Pamela Geller, the activist-author of “Stop the Islamization of America” and editor of AtlasShrugs.com, told WND. Khan’s ties to so-called “radical Islamists” such as Yasser al-Siri, a convicted terrorist and confidante of the notorious preacher Yasser al-Siri, should give pause to any sane Briton, she said. When Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron exposed some of these ties on the Parliament floor, he was shouted down by chants of “racist!”

“That a man who has shared a platform with open Jew-haters could still be elected mayor of London is an indication of how far gone Britain already is,” Geller told WND. “In Sadiq Khan’s campaign, his opponents brought this up as a blot on his record. Soon enough in Britain, however, it will be a selling point for candidates appealing to an increasingly Muslim electorate.” Yet even as Cameron attacked Khan’s background and connections to “radical” Islam, the prime minister was advocating for the importation of more Syrian Muslim refugees.

The article continues:

Dr. Mark Christian, who grew up in Egypt the son of a Muslim Brotherhood father and became a child imam by the time he was 14 only to later renounce Islam and become Christian, said the rise of Muslim politicians in major European cities is inevitable given the brisk pace of Islamic migration. “This is definitely a historical event, a historic moment,” he said.

He noted that Cameron and Goldsmith, Khan’s opponent, have tried to connect Khan to “radical” Islam. That shows a fundamental misunderstanding of Islam and its long-term goals, Christian said. “The narrative that he is connected to radical Islam is by itself something the West invented, trying to differentiate between regular Islam and radical Islam. Islam is Islam,” he said. “The mindset of Muslims, whether Mr. Khan is devout or not, is such that he will be used by other Muslim leaders to accomplish things that have never happened through the sword.”

What’s happening in Britain is “civilization jihad” in action, Christian said, as defined by the Muslim Brotherhood in its 1991 “Explanatory Memorandum.” This document, seized by the FBI in 2004, laid out the Brotherhood’s plan to infiltrate Western societies and destroy them from within “by their own miserable hand and the hand of the believers.”

The Muslim Brotherhood is now deep into its strategy to infiltrate and deceive Western politicians into thinking they are the “good Muslims,” Christian said, the “peaceful Muslims.”

Khan, for instance, presents himself as a liberal-minded leader. He even confided in a speech that he secretly fears his two teenage daughters could be groomed to join ISIS. “When you look at what is happening in England, this has been building up for more than three decades now,” said Christian, who lived in Britain before emigrating to the U.S. “You have seen in the streets of England the rise of the real jihad, I would call it the violent kind of medicine. As the West has been subjected to Islamic violence and agitation, it has responded with political correctness, and the result is a Muslim mayor of London.”

Writing three months ago about the ever increasing Islamic demographics in the UK Robert Spencer wrote:

In five or ten more years, when there are majority-Muslim areas in Britain, do you think there will be beautiful multicultural harmony? Or do you think Muslims will be making increasingly aggressive demands for implementation of Sharia provisions? If you think the latter, you’re a greasy Islamophobe, and the British government hates you. You’re also correct.

We all know about bloody jihad, with bombs being detonated and heads being lopped off on a daily basis. But there are other forms of jihad, including what we call creeping sharia or stealth jihad. Taking over the UK and the West by force may be a daunting task, but it looks like taking it over from within is a walk in the park.

As Phillips wrote in the last two paragraphs of her book:

Britain is the global leader of English-speaking culture. It was Britain that first developed the Western ideas of the rule of law, democracy and liberal ideals, and exported them to other countries. Now Britain is leading the rout of those values, allowing its culture to become vulnerable to the predations of militant Islam. If British society goes down under this twin assault, the impact will be incalculable – not just for the military defense of the West against radical Islamism, but for the very continuation of Western civilization itself.

The West is under threat from an enemy that has shrewdly observed the decadence and disarray in Europe, where Western civilization first began. And the greatest of all is in Britain, the very cradle of Western liberty and democracy, but whose cultural confusion is now plain for all to see in Londonistan. The Islamists chose well. Britain is not what it once was. Whether it will finally pull itself together and stop sleepwalking into cultural oblivion is a question on which the future of the West may now depend.

Barring some sort of miracle, it now seems that we can say goodbye to London and the UK.
billmuehlenberg.com/2006/08/31/a-review-of-londonistan-how-britain-is-creating-a-terror-state-within-by-melanie-philips/

edition.cnn.com/2016/05/06/europe/uk-london-mayoral-race-sadiq-khan/

ca.news.yahoo.com/britains-labour-set-london-bitter-mayoral-campaign-101122139.html

http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/london-poised-to-elect-1st-muslim-mayor/

http://billmuehlenberg.com/2016/05/07/londonistan-is-now-here/

“Islam Is Colonialism, Palestine Is Colonialism”

The Leftists/Progressives/Marxists always needs victims that they can stir into a frenzied rage against their powerful and/or cashed up enemies.

That’s why their attacks on colonialism have been like an endless goldmine – there were a lot of legitimate victims but the real jackpot lies in that there are now a never-ending series of faux victims.

But as with all Leftist narratives, their “colonialism is evil” narrative is filled with holes, double standards and blinding hypocrisy.

While you are evil for being a white Westerner who “invaded” any one of Western Europe’s colonies of old, the same standard does not apply to Islam, which has quite literally conquered one quarter of the land on our entire planet.

Read it: ONE QUARTER OF ALL LAND ON EARTH IS OCCUPIED BY ISLAM.

And make no mistake: every square inch was taken by murdering, raping, and thieving conquest.

And make no further mistake: unlike many Western nations, Islam harbours no empathy or sympathy for its victims. 

Daniel Greenfield’s recent article exposes this facet of the Progressive agenda:

At Israeli Apartheid Week, campus haters claim to be fighting “colonialism” by fighting Jews. Columbia University’s Center for Palestine Studies, dedicated to a country that doesn’t exist and which has produced nothing worth studying except terrorism, features diatribes such as Palestine Re-Covered: Reading a Settler Colonial Landscape”. This word salad is a toxic stew of historical revisionism being used to justify the Muslim settler colonization of the indigenous Jewish population.

You can’t colonize Palestine because you can’t colonize colonizers. The Muslim population in Israel is a foreign colonist population. The indigenous Jewish population can resettle its own country, but it can’t colonize it.

Muslims invaded, conquered and settled Israel. They forced their language and laws on the population. That’s the definition of colonialism. You can’t colonize and then complain that you’re being colonized when the natives take back the power that you stole from them.

There are Muslims in Israel for the same reason that there are Muslims in India. They are the remnants of a Muslim colonial regime that displaced and oppressed the indigenous non-Muslim population.

There are no serious historical arguments to be made against any of this.
The Muslim conquests and invasions are well-documented. The Muslim settlements fit every historical template of colonialism complete with importing a foreign population and social system that was imposed on the native population. Until they began losing wars to the indigenous Jewish population, the Muslim settlers were not ashamed of their colonial past, they gloried in it. Their historical legacy was based on seizing indigenous sites, appropriating them and renaming them after the new conquerors.

The only reason there’s a debate about the Temple Mount is because Caliph Omar conquered Jerusalem and ordered a mosque built on a holy Jewish site. The only reason there’s a debate about East Jerusalem is because invading Muslim armies seized half the city in 1948, bombed synagogues and ethnically cleansed the Jewish population to achieve an artificial Muslim settler majority.

The only Muslim claim to Jerusalem or to any other part of Israel is based purely on the enterprise of colonial violence. There is no Muslim claim to Israel based on anything other than colonialism, invasion and settlement.

Israel is littered with Omar mosques, including one built in the courtyard of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, because Islam is a colonial entity whose mosques testify to their invasive origins by celebrating colonialism as their true religion. The faith of Islam is the sworn religion of the sword.

Islam is a religion of colonialism that spread through invasion, settlement and conquest. Its caliphs, from the original invaders, including Omar, to the current Caliph of ISIS, wielded and wield religious authority in the service of the Islamic colonial enterprise.

Allah is the patron deity of colonialism. Jihad is just colonialism in Arabic. Islamic theology is nothing but the manifest destiny of the Muslim conquest of the world, colonial settler enterprises dressed up in the filmy trappings of religion appropriated from the culture of conquered Jewish and Christian minorities. Muslim terrorism is a reactionary colonial response to the liberation movements of the indigenous Jewish population.

Even “Allahu Akbar” did not originate as a religious sentiment. It does not mean “God is Great”, as it is often mistranslated. It was Mohammed’s taunt to the Jews he was ethnically cleansing. His purge of a minority group proved that “Allah was Greater”. Islamic colonialism is used to demonstrate the existence of Allah. And the best way to worship Allah is through the colonialism of the Jihad.

Islam would not have existed without colonialism. It still can’t exist without it. That is why the violence continues. The only way to end the violence is for Muslims to reject their theology of colonialism.

But instead of taking ownership of their real history, the Muslim settler population evades its guilt through propaganda by claiming to be the victims of colonialism by the indigenous Jewish population. This twisted historical revisionism is backed by bizarre nonsense such as claiming that Jesus was a Palestinian or that the Arabs are descended from the Philistines. The Muslim settlers insist on continuing to celebrate colonialism while claiming to be an indigenous population that was always living in Israel.

You can have one or the other. You can have your mosques celebrating the conquest and suppression of the indigenous population or your claims of being the indigenous population. But you can’t switch from being the indigenous population to being its conquerors whenever it suits your pseudo-historical narrative. You can’t claim to be the Philistines, the Jews and their Islamic conquerors at the same time.

From its Roman origins, Palestine has always been a colonial fantasy of remaking Israel by erasing its original Jewish identity. The Arab mercenaries who were deployed by the Romans in that original colonial enterprise continued it by becoming self-employed conquerors for their own colonial empire. The name Palestine remains a linguistic settlement for reimagining a country without a people and a past as a blank slate on which the colonial identity of the invaders can be written anew. That is still the role that the Palestine myth and mythology serves.

Abdul Rahim al-Shaikh complains about “linguistic colonialism”. When Muslims rename the Spring of Elisha, a Jewish biblical figure, Ein as-Sultan in honor of an Islamic colonial ruler, that’s linguistic colonialism. When Jews restore the original indigenous names that Jewish sites held before Muslim colonialism, that’s not colonization. It’s the exact opposite. It’s decolonization.

Promoting mythical claims of a Palestinian state isn’t decolonization, it’s colonization. Or recolonization. Advocates for “Palestine” are not fighting colonialism, but promoting it. They are advocating for a discredited Muslim settler fantasy and against the indigenous Jewish population of Israel.

Abdul Rahim al-Shaikh complains about “geographic amnesia” among “Palestinians”. There’s no geographic amnesia because you can’t remember what never existed. There’s only paramnesia because there was never a country named Palestine.

Palestine has no history. It has no people. It has no borders. It has never been anything except a colonial invention. It is a name used by a variety of foreign settlers operating on behalf of colonial empires.

You can’t colonize Palestine. How can you colonize a colonial myth? You can only decolonize it.

Every Jewish home built on land formerly under the control of the Caliphs is decolonization and decaliphization.

When Jews ascend the Temple Mount, they are also engaging in decolonization and decaliphization.

When the liberation forces of the Jewish indigenous population shoot a Jihadist colonist fighting to impose yet another Islamic State on Israel, that too is decolonization and decaliphization.

Resistance to Islamic terrorism is resistance to colonialism. And Jews have the longest history of resisting the Islamic State under its various Caliphs throughout history. Israel is still resisting the colonialist Jihadist plans for the restorations of the Caliphate.
Zionism is a machine that kills Islamic colonialism.

The existence of Israel not only means the decolonization of Abdul Rahim al-Shaikh’s imaginary colonial fantasies of “Palestine”, but inspires resistance in peoples struggling against Islamic colonialism throughout the region, from the Copts to the Berbers to secular intellectuals fighting for freedom.

Islamic colonialism has always been defeated, whether at the Gates of Vienna or in the Sinai Desert. Its colonial fantasies are false and will be defeated as many times as it takes, whether in the form of Palestine or ISIS.

http://barbwire.com/2016/04/11/islam-colonialism-palestine-colonialism/

EU Demands Labels For Israeli Products, Making Good Progress At Emulating Nazis

Imagine what you would see in the media if the West started labelling products based upon whether they were made by Muslims or non-Muslims.

The outrage would be deafening!

Well, prepare yourself for nothing but total agreement from the media as the EU decides that products need to be labeled according to whether they were made in occupied Israel (Golan Heights and the West Bank) or free Israel (anywhere terrorists don’t get to roam freely in Israel).

The European Union recently decided that all Israeli products from the West Bank and the Golan Heights need to be given a special label. Britain, Belgium and Denmark already affix labels to Israeli goods, differentiating between those from Israel proper and those that come from the Jordan Valley in the West Bank (particularly fruit and vegetables). Now, all 28 EU member states will have to apply the same labeling.

The EU says the labeling is needed because the land Israel has “occupied” since the 1967 Six-Day War is not part of the internationally recognized borders of Israel.

Israeli leaders from both the left and the right have denounced the regulation. “I vigorously oppose this harmful and unnecessary move,” Isaac Herzog, head of the Zionist Camp (formerly, the Labor Party) declared. “It serves only one purpose—the continuation of hate and conflict in the area. Labeling products is a violent act of extremists who want to worsen the situation even more.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the labeling requirement by banning the European Union from playing any role in the Middle East peace process. Netanyahu wants time to reassess Europe’s role involving Israel’s affairs. He made that response because he knows the EU is using the labeling requirement to apply pressure on his nation.

The EU might have justification for its decision if the same logic had been used with all of its trading partners. There are no plans for European shoppers to see Tibetan products labeled “Made in Chinese-Occupied Tibet” or “Made in Turkish-Occupied Cyprus.” Nor will they see tags on items imported from the more than 200 disputed territories worldwide. The only single country with its products unfairly branded by region is the nation of Israel.

There is nothing new to the EU’s effort singling out the Jewish State. This same pattern of anti-Semitism characterized by the labeling of Jewish goods goes back 2,000-years. The horror of the Holocaust started with shops in Nazi Germany being painted with stars of David.

For decades Japan has asked Russia to return the Kuril islands which were captured during the closing days of World War II. Russia has refused all diplomatic attempts by Japan to reclaim the Islands. There is no ongoing UN effort to convince Russia to return to the Kuril Islands to Japan. But if Israel decides to build a wall in the West Bank, the world community always insists on sticking its nose in the matter.

The more I read about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), which argues that Israel is an apartheid stat, the more I recognize it as a satanic attack on the Jewish state. The dispute is not about land or rights, it’s about a burning hatred of Israel.

Marsha Levine, a Cambridge University researcher and expert on the domestication of horses, reportedly received a letter from a 13-year-old Israeli girl seeking help with a school assignment on horses. Levine sent back a prickly response saying, “I’ll answer your questions when there is peace and justice for Palestinians in Palestine.”

Levine continued, “I am a member of Jews for Justice for Palestinians. I support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. You might be a child, but if you are old enough to write to me, you are old enough to learn about Israeli history and how it has impacted on the lives of Palestinian people. Maybe your family has the same views as I do, but I doubt it. So, I suggest that you look at this link: (http://jfjfp.com).”

I find it amazing that the BDS movement is able to advance in the face all these terror attacks coming from Arabs. Jews are being stabbed in the streets of Israel, and other people are being slaughtered by gunfire in a host of nations. Having seen the ugliness of the Islamic world, I think we should be apologizing to Israel for questioning why they want to isolate themselves from these Palestinian savages. Unfortunately, Islam remains the Teflon religion, and the Jews are always the ones held responsible and taken to task for the outbreak of violence.

There is no mystery to why God’s chosen people are being treated unfairly. The earliest books of the Bible plainly warn that the Jews would suffer relentless persecution at the hands of many nations:

“And among those nations you shall find no rest, and there shall be no resting place for the sole of your foot; but there the Lord will give you a trembling heart, failing of eyes, and despair of soul” (Deuteronomy 28:65).

When Jesus said “ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake” (Matthew 24:9), I take that prophetic language to mean not only Christians, but also Jews in all nations will face boiling hatred. Jews will face extreme persecution during the seven-year Tribulation. The growing blatant hatred against Jews shows how close we are to that time.

“But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice” (Deuteronomy 4:29-30).

Adolf would be proud.
http://raptureready.com/rap16.html

Dinesh D’Souza Was Right: Obama Helped Revive The Islamic Caliphate And He’s Not Finished Yet

I never did catch Dinesh D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s America but I did get the gist and I haven’t been surprised by anything Obama has “achieved” so far, be it foreign policy disaster after disaster, igniting racial conflict at home, continuing to claim to be a Christian all the while supporting the murder of children and the march of homosexual totalitarianism.

While all of these things are nightmarish in themselves, nothing stands out so vividly as the fact that the first Islamic caliphate in a century appeared on Obama’s watch, specifically because he made every foreign policy move to make it a possibility and a reality.

Sadly, our days of a revived Islamic caliphate have only just begun and even now nobody seems to realise this is about the most significant event since Israel’s rebirth in 1948.

Nobody understands or cares that the last Islamic caliphate (the one that Turkey will most likely headline – just like old times) is arguably the best bet for the anitchrist empire. Even if that theory turns out wrong, and I’m happy to wait it out on that one, the world must still contend with the religion of one quarter of a billion murders coming back into the kinds of power it had in past golden ages when it conquered whole swathes of the planet in jihadic conquest.

Now that 2016 is almost here, it’s worth reconsidering just how on the money D’Souza has actually been:

If you haven’t seen the Dinesh D’Souza movie “2016: Obama’s America,” it’s a worthwhile watch. If you have seen it, now’s a good time to dust off the DVD and watch it again.

As we near the beginning of 2016, it’s more than a little unnerving to see D’Souza’s prediction about Obama working to create a new caliphate moving closer to reality.

Produced before the 2012 election, the documentary explores Obama’s life and motivations, then projects what the world will look like in 2016 if he were to win a second term, which of course he did, a little more than a year before D’Souza was indicted by the Justice Department for violating campaign finance laws. (Considering the actual crime — giving a friend money to donate to a political campaign — suggesting that D’Souza was targeted is a little like suggesting that the sun will rise tomorrow. This Administration has certainly spent less on bigger fish.)

In the documentary, the conservative author speculated that Obama picked up anti-American attitudes from his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who according to the film grew to hate her second husband, Lolo Soetoro, when he took a job with an American company in Indonesia. Dunham’s first husband and Obama’s father became a sort of magical figure in the young Barack’s mind, praised by his mother for his anti-colonial attitudes.

Dunham, who was apparently an atheist, raised her son in a Muslim environment to act as a Muslim, according to the film, before handing him over to her parents in Hawaii, where he would fall under the influence of communist Frank Marshall Davis.

The film’s big theme is that Obama inherited hatred of America as a colonial power from his family and his exposure to the Muslim and communist worldviews, and that he acts out those feelings in a deep-seated, neurotic need for the approval of his dead father.

In 2012, the documentary predicted that in 2016, Obama’s foreign policy will have led the world to the revival of the Islamic Caliphate, with solidly Muslim countries from North Africa to the Middle East and up into Turkey joining under a renewed global Muslim leadership that hasn’t been seen for most of a century.

At the end of June 2014, ISIS declared itself to be just that, the new Caliphate.

The world at large has not officially recognized that status, but ISIS since then has grown by leaps and bounds, making its presence felt as far away as Paris and San Bernardino, California.

The other part of the plan outlined by D’Souza was the Islamization of America by increasing Muslim immigration and by taking America down a few pegs around the world and at home.

As we approach 2016, America’s economic outlook has not improved significantly, and the White House is planning to bring in waves of Muslim “refugees” and tighten gun control laws, despite recent terror attacks. In addition, Obama stands ready to hand over U.S. authority to the United Nations under a “climate change” treaty that is guaranteed to wreck the economy for years to come if it is enacted.

The “Caliphate” that has taken shape in the wake of Obama’s foreign policy is distinctly Sunni and under the shadow of the Muslim Brotherhood, from Libya to ISIS. Syria, which is also majority Sunni, is nonetheless led by the Shia Bashar al-Assad, whom Obama has been trying to remove from power for years.

Iraq, before Obama abandoned it to the tender mercies of the Sunni ISIS, was majority Shiite with a Shiite-led government.

The other piece of the puzzle that stands out is Iran, which is majority Shiite. However, its soon-to-be-bomb-ready nuclear technology makes it a powerful player on its own, and the support of Russia ensures that no U.S.-backed rebellion will stand much chance there. Still, Iran seems to see Israel as its primary enemy, so it may be seen as a tool of convenience for the time being.

Israel is the last real roadblock to the Caliphate, being the only democracy in the region, and overwhelmingly Jewish to boot. If the documentary is correct and Obama truly sees his presidency as the window of opportunity for Muslims to take down Israel, next year is the appointed time.

The only thing really standing in the way of the completion of the Caliphate’s takeover seems to be, ironically, Russia. Vladimir Putin’s alliance with Shiite governments in Syria and Iran, and now his overtures to the desperate Shiite government of Iraq, are putting obstacles in Obama’s path.

Obama may have actually undercut himself by his many efforts to weaken America. As the United States’ power is perceived to wane, so does Obama’s influence. It’s a resource Obama has squandered since Day One of his presidency in his quest to resolve his daddy issues.

Now, Putin’s obvious Alpha male status on the global stage, combined with Obama’s perception as Beta — possibly Delta — is keeping the White House from sealing the deal on an Islamic Caliphate.

Whether that changes next year remains to be seen.

Now it’s really down to how much damage the global communist Paris accords will render as cheap and easily accessible forms of energy are catapulted out of a green, communist utopia that threatens to consume the nations.

My guess?

Catastrophic.
http://politicaloutcast.com/2015/12/obamas-caliphate-getting-closer-as-2016-nears/

Were San Bernardino Killings Islamic Revenge Against Israel Supporter And Messianic Jew Nicholas Thalasinos?

Here’s something you won’t hear about a massive story in the mainstream media:

Why is the mainstream media ignoring evidence that the primary reason why Sayed Farook and his wife went on a deadly shooting spree in San Bernardino, California was because Farook wanted to get revenge on a pro-Israel Messianic Jewish Christian co-worker? 52-year-old Nicholas Thalasinos had worked alongside Farook as an inspector for an extended period of time, and it is being reported that they would often have discussions about religion and politics. As you will see below, the two had been arguing about whether Islam was a peaceful religion or not, Farook had reportedly made threats to kill Thalasinos, and Farook had was quite insistent that Islam would someday “rule the world”.

As authorities search for a motive for the shootings, you would think that a “heated, passionate” debate that took place between Farook and Thalasinos just a few days earlier would be a natural place to start. The following comes from CNN…

One of Farook’s colleagues killed in the attack, Nicholas Thalasinos, liked to discuss religion and politics. Farook and Thalasinos, reportedly a devout Messianic Jew, had a “heated, passionate” discussion about politics and religion a few days earlier, said Kuuleme Stephens, a friend of Thalasinos, who called him at work while Thalasinos was in the middle of the conversation.

But apparently what transpired between the two went far beyond just a “discussion”. According to a close friend of Thalasinos, Farook told Thalasinos that “Christians and Jews deserve to die”, and he also threatened to kill Thalasinos in particular. This next excerpt comes from an article by Paul Joseph Watson…

A close friend of Nicholas Thalasinos, one of the victims of the San Bernardino shooting, said that gunman Sayed Farook had threatened to kill Thalasinos because he was Jewish and asserted that “Islam will rule the world.”

CV Claverie posted the following Facebook message on Thursday evening;

“The islamic terrorist who took the Life of my friend & bro in Christ, Nicholas Thalasinos, on yesterday in San Bernadino, CA, had been threatening him, telling him that islam will rule the world, Christians and Jews deserve to die; and that he (Nicholas) was going to die.”

To me, this appears to be the core of the whole story. But it has been almost entirely discarded by the mainstream media because it does not fit with any of the “narratives” that they are trying to push.

If Thalasinos was a member of a group favored by the liberal media, his name would be everywhere and this angle of the story would be front page news. But because he was a pro-Israel Messianic Christian Jew, the fact that Thalasinos and Farook had been heatedly arguing only a few days before the shootings is being given very little importance. Apparently at least one of the “discussions” that had really upset Farook was one about whether or not Islam is a peaceful religion…

Thalasinos is a member of a messianic church and is strongly pro-Israel. His Facebook page is filled with positive postings about Israel and Jewish holidays and messages of Shabbat Shalom. He was also a strong political conservative.

Co-workers described Thalasinos as strongly outspoken about his political views, but “wonderful and compassionate.”

But here’s the kicker: The USA Today report, which buried this detail 31 paragraphs down in a 54 paragraph story about some of the victims, on Tuesday, the day before the massacre, Thalasinos posted on social media that he had received threats in recent days, including one stating he “will die.”

An Associated Press report revealed that a co-worker said that Thalasinos and Farook had argued recently about religion, and Thalasinos complained to her that Farook “doesn’t agree that Islam is not a peaceful religion.”

Thalasinos and his wife are members of the Shiloh Messianic Congregation church in Crestline, California.

If I was a detective assigned to this case, I would be focused like a hawk on the interactions between Thalasinos and Farook. To me, this is clearly what motivated Farook and his wife to murder Thalasinos and the others. But the vast majority of the news stories that I have read about this event do not even mention Thalasinos.

Although the mainstream media does not like to admit it, there are lots of radical Muslims living inside the United States that hate Christians, that hate Jews, and that hate the state of Israel. And since Thalasinos was a Christian, a Jew, and a tremendous supporter of the state of Israel, that made him easy for Farook to hate.

And of course that are lots of other radical Muslims that harbor similar hatred in their own hearts. For example, it has been reported that radical Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan celebrated the terror attacks in Paris on November 13th by setting off fireworks…

Radical Muslims in the Dearborn, Mich., area were celebrating the Nov. 13 Paris attacks orchestrated by ISIS, according to a resident.

“As the news started, I don’t remember exactly what time but it was in the early evening [of the shooting], at first there was a large crack and it startled me, and I’m like ‘okay, what was that?’ and shortly thereafter there were several more fireworks going off,” the Dearborn, Mich., resident reported, who wished not to be identified. “What I found out later [they were] fireworks and in the streets, I did not see the people, however it was several blocks away, within four or five blocks from my house, people were shouting ‘Allah Ackbar.’”

Last month, at two different soccer games in Azerbaijan and Turkey, soccer fans were similarly chanting “Allahu Akbar” and booing during a moment of silence for the victims of the attacks, and in 2001 radical Muslims were celebrating 9/11.

The mainstream media does not like to report things like this because they are not “politically correct”.

Decades ago, journalists often made an honest attempt to report the news, whether it was good or bad. But now so much of our “journalism” is really just agenda-driven propaganda.

And since the fact that a radical Muslim was trying to take revenge against a conservative Messianic Jewish Christian does not “fit the narrative” that the mainstream media is trying to craft around this story, it is almost entirely ignored.

Please share this article with as many people as you can, because the American people deserve the truth.

And please pray for the family of Nicholas Thalasinos and the other families that lost loved ones in this horrifying terror attack. Nobody should ever have to go through what they are going through right now.

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/was-a-pro-israel-messianic-jewish-christian-the-primary-target-of-the-san-bernardino-shootings

The U.N. Is Playing Their Hand At A Global Communist Utopia

When government controls too much, the people always pay a high price.

When the government in question is promising “utopia”, you just know the suffering will be proportionally magnified.

Make no mistake – this will usher in a new era of global Christian persecution no matter what social justice Pretoria they spew.

Here’s Michael Snyder’s report:

Have you heard of “the global goals”? If you haven’t heard of them by now, rest assured that you will be hearing plenty about them in the days ahead. On September 25th, the United Nations launched a set of 17 ambitious goals that it plans to achieve over the next 15 years. A new website to promote this plan has been established, and you can find it right here. The formal name of this new plan is “the 2030 Agenda“, but those behind it decided that they needed something catchier when promoting these ideas to the general population. The UN has stated that these new “global goals” represent a “new universal Agenda” for humanity. Virtually every nation on the planet has willingly signed on to this new agenda, and you are expected to participate whether you like it or not.

Some of the biggest stars in the entire world have been recruited to promote “the global goals”. Just check out the YouTube video that I have posted below. This is the kind of thing that you would expect from a hardcore religious cult…

If you live in New York City, you are probably aware of the “Global Citizen Festival” that was held in Central Park on Saturday where some of the biggest names in the music industry promoted these new “global goals”. The following is how the New York Daily News described the gathering…

It was a party with a purpose.

A star-studded jamboree and an impassioned plea to end poverty rocked the Great Lawn in Central Park as more than 60,000 fans gathered Saturday for the fourth-annual Global Citizen Festival.

The feel-good event, timed to coincide with the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, featured performances by Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay.

And it wasn’t just the entertainment industry that was promoting this new UN plan for a united world. Pope Francis traveled to New York to give the address that kicked off the conference where this new agenda was unveiled…

Pope Francis gave his backing to the new development agenda in an address to the U.N. General Assembly before the summit to adopt the 17-point plan opened, calling it “an important sign of hope” at a very troubled time in the Middle East and Africa.

When Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen struck his gavel to approve the development road map, leaders and diplomats from the 193 U.N. member states stood and applauded loudly.

Then, the summit immediately turned to the real business of the three-day meeting — implementation of the goals, which is expected to cost $3.5 trillion to $5 trillion every year until 2030.

Wow.

Okay, so where will the trillions of dollars that are needed to implement these new “global goals” come from?

Let me give you a hint – they are not going to come from the poor nations.

When you read over these “global goals”, many of them sound quite good. After all, who wouldn’t want to “end hunger”? I know that I would like to “end hunger” if I could.

The key is to look behind the language and understand what is really being said. And what is really being said is that the elite want to take their dream of a one world system to the next level.

The following list comes from Truthstream Media, and I think that it does a very good job of translating these new “global goals” into language that we can all understand…

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Translation: Centralized banks, IMF, World Bank, Fed to control all finances, digital one world currency in a cashless society

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Translation: GMO

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Translation: Mass vaccination, Codex Alimentarius

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Translation: UN propaganda, brainwashing through compulsory education from cradle to grave

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Translation: Population control through forced “Family Planning”

Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Translation: Privatize all water sources, don’t forget to add fluoride

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Translation: Smart grid with smart meters on everything, peak pricing

Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Translation: TPP, free trade zones that favor megacorporate interests

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Translation: Toll roads, push public transit, remove free travel, environmental restrictions

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Translation: Even more regional government bureaucracy like a mutant octopus

Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Translation: Big brother big data surveillance state

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Translation: Forced austerity

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

Translation: Cap and Trade, carbon taxes/credits, footprint taxes

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Translation: Environmental restrictions, control all oceans including mineral rights from ocean floors

Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Translation: More environmental restrictions, more controlling resources and mineral rights

Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Translation: UN “peacekeeping” missions (ex 1, ex 2), the International Court of (blind) Justice, force people together via fake refugee crises and then mediate with more “UN peacekeeping” when tension breaks out to gain more control over a region, remove 2nd Amendment in USA

Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Translation: Remove national sovereignty worldwide, promote globalism under the “authority” and bloated, Orwellian bureaucracy of the UN

If you doubt any of this, you can find the official document for this new UN agenda right here. The more you dig into the details, the more you realize just how insidious these “global goals” really are.

The elite want a one world government, a one world economic system and a one world religion. But they are not going to achieve these things by conquest. Rather, they want everyone to sign up for these new systems willingly.

The “global goals” are a template for a united world. To many, the “utopia” that the elite are promising sounds quite promising. But for those that know what time it is, this call for a “united world” is very, very chilling.

Someone will benefit greatly from this in the short term (ie before Jesus brings judgment and justice) but it won’t be you or me.

So these elites can play their games of world peace and unity, while we suffer the consequences, but in the end they will all pay for attempting to usurp God.
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/this-happened-in-september-the-un-launched-the-global-goals-a-blueprint-for-a-united-world

Dear Christian, Please Do Some Basic Research On The Pharisees: Who They Were, What They Did, And Why Jesus Was Forceful With Them And Not All The Other Sinners He Encountered

I can’t recount the number of times I have heard something along the lines of “Jesus spent time with sinners, not the Pharisees”

On almost every occasion, this statement has been used as a veiled attack against someone they disagreed with. Usually, it’s used against me.

The “Pharisee” ad hominem is, contrary to popular belief, the best way to hurt a Christian. Now before all those non-believers out there start rubbing their hands together in glee, it only hurts when it comes from other genuine believers. Indeed, that is why it hurts at all – because it’s family.

There not much worse than being misunderstood by family, to the extent that family accuse you of sharing the morality of people whom John the Immerser describes as a “brood of vipers” and whom, upon seeing Jesus cure the sick and the lame, accused him of doing by demonic power.

So you can understand why it’s not so nice to hear your fellow brothers and sisters accuse you of being a Pharisee, especially given that some of these guys were literally on their way to the lake of fire and even leading others with them.

So I write with sobriety that if you are a Christian and you are going to accuse your brothers and sisters of being like the Pharisees, you should do two important things:

  1. Understand that your accusation is massively serious, and;
  2. Do some basic research to understand why it is massively serious.

Needless to say, a lot of Christians who casually throw out “Pharisee” against people whose opinions they don’t like (or are too lazy to find biblically sound arguments to refute) may just find out that in no surprising twist of irony, the real Pharisees were the ones throwing accusation, specifically false ones against the innocent Son of God because they didn’t like him or his Father.

So what did Jesus say about the Pharisees?

“Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice.” Matthew‬ ‭23:1-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

To begin with, the Pharisees had the very serious God-given responsibility of teaching and maintaining the God’s Torah, given through Moses, in the nation of Israel, the nation God himself chose to bring forth the only hope all humanity had of escaping judgment for sin and death: Messiah.

As far as responsibility goes, this was right up there and I would argue that there is nobody since, bar the apostles, who carried a greater weight of responsibility before God.

The serious crime of the Pharisees is that they did not aspire to keep the Torah themselves, according to Jesus own words, and not that keeping the Torah was itself a bad thing. Funny that – many Christians have internalised the false dichotomy of “law versus grace” which paints keeping the Torah as some kind of heinous legalism attempting to earn salvation. Since Jesus kept the Torah perfectly and had to in order to be accounted righteous according to the Torah, a bit of biblical education would not go astray for the church in this area.

And their crimes were multiplied beyond this:

They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.” Matthew‬ ‭23:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Anyone who has ever looked at the Talmud, known in Judaism as the “oral law”, might begin to piece what Jesus says here together. In Judaism, the Talmud is considered the interpretive key of the scriptural Torah and it is considered equally inspired by God.

Simply, interpreting the Torah through the Talmud makes obeying God very complex and difficult. More importantly, teaching the oral Torah as equal to the written scriptural Torah actually adds to the Torah, something God expressly forbids.

But that’s not all!

“They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others.” Matthew‬ ‭23:5-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Not only were the Pharisees adding to the Torah with Talmudic interpretations, making human interpretations equal to God’s instructions (a big biblical no-no) and keeping the average Israelite bound up with complex commands instead of wholehearted devotion to God, but they were equally unconcerned about the people in their care and their own hearts and instead concerned about privilege, power, and their outer appearances.

All of this becomes evident in the following passage:

“Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other. But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.” Matthew‬ ‭12:13-14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Imagine having a withered hand that you can’t use. Then suddenly, theirs guy comes along and miraculously heals it! Imagine the celebration as you run around excitedly telling people all about it. How would you respond when your respected community leaders turn up and start gunning for the guy who just changed your life for the much better?

That’s who many of the Pharisees were.

So the Pharisees, at least the ones who accosted Jesus, are a bit different to someone who disagrees with you on a theological issue and even more so that someone who makes a good point that you just don’t understand.

When you throw in that the Pharisees turned Jesus over to be brutally murdered because they didn’t like his liberating threat to their power base, calling someone a “Pharisee” is really just a step down from “Antichrist”.

Hey, if the shoe fits but the important question is – are you sure it fits?

Perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself and calling someone a “Pharisee” isn’t so bad after all?

““But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves. “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.’ You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred? And you say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.’ You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred? So whoever swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. And whoever swears by the temple swears by it and by him who dwells in it. And whoever swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him who sits upon it. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel! “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous, saying, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ Thus you witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell? Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town, so that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. Truly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation. “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”” Matthew‬ ‭23:13, 15-39‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Guess I’m not.

Jesus Died To Restore The Jewish Kingdom To Glory

Here is a great article from Joel Richardson that elaborates on some of the lesser mentioned elements of the gospel in the West today. It is a very encouraging read that will open your eyes to the great hope for Israel in their messiah Jesus:

If you ask most Christians why Jesus died on the cross, they will most often quote John 3:16, affirming that, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” The idea is that the “good news” of the Bible is summarized in that Jesus died on the cross so that anyone who believes in Him can go to heaven after they die.

Of course, when Christians say these kind of things, they are not wrong. This is certainly part of the good news. But the gospel is far more than just John 3:16and being saved from hell. The gospel, as it was proclaimed by Jesus and the Apostles, is an extension of the good news that was proclaimed throughout the Old Testament. So what else beyond merely going to heaven after we die is entailed when we speak of God’s good news for mankind?

The simple answer to this question is found in the phrase, “the restoration of all things.” Shortly after Pentecost, when Peter preached God’s good news to the crowds, he specifically spoke of the “the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time” (Acts 3:21). What is this period, what were the prophets speaking of, and what exactly will be restored?

The period being spoken of is the age of the Messiah, after Jesus returns and establishes His kingdom. As to what will be restored, Jesus will not only restore the earth, but also the Kingdom of Israel. Within the grand unfolding plan of God are His many promises not only to restore Eden—a glorious garden-paradise, but also to restore the Jewish Kingdom to a glory far greater than during the days of King David or Solomon.

Let’s consider just a few of the passages that speak of these days. In the prophecy of Isaiah, we are told that during the messianic age, in partnership with Jesus, the righteous will actually renovate the earth: “Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins, they will raise up the former devastations; and they will repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations” (Isaiah 61:4). Elsewhere, the prophet Amos speaks of the days, “When the plowman will overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; when the mountains will drip sweet wine.” Under the rule of Jesus, God’s people will, “plant vineyards and drink their wine, and make gardens and eat their fruit” (Amos 9:9-15). The prophet Zechariah says that “‘In that day,’ declares the LORD of hosts, ‘every one of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and under his fig tree’” (Zechariah 3:10).

In speaking of those days, the prophet Ezekiel describes, a river that will run southward, out of Jerusalem, turning the Dead Sea into a fresh water lake, teeming with life:

It will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the river goes, will live. And there will be very many fish, for these waters go there and the others become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes. And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it; from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the spreading of nets. Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea, very many. (Ezekiel 47:9-10)

When is the last time that any Christian you know declared the good news that in the age to come, after we die, we will be able to fish? I don’t know about you, but for me, this is truly good news!

The Scriptures also affirm that after Jesus returns, He will set in place a new global leadership structure. From God’s perspective, the primary purpose of every position of leadership is to serve others. Yet today, I think it is fair to say that many, if not most politicians, seek and maintain positions of authority not primarily for the purpose of truly serving others, but in order to secure greater wealth, power, and control. This is a problem that is common throughout the world. How will Jesus respond to this when He returns? Psalm 110 tells us that Jesus will literally kill unrighteous rulers and politicians throughout the earth: “The Lord is at Your right hand; He will shatter kings in the day of His wrath. He will judge among the nations, He will fill them with corpses, He will shatter the chief men over a broad country” (Psalm 110:5).

Not only will Jesus’ return be accompanied by his execution of a host of wicked, self-serving politicians and dictators throughout the earth, but He will also replace them with those who have proven themselves to be faithful and humble leaders: “Well done, my good servant! Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities,” He will declare (Luke 19:17). When I think of how many throughout the earth groan under the weight of oppressive government, I rejoice at this profoundly good news. Genuinely humble servant leaders will assist Jesus in governing the new world. Hallelujah!

Yet as wonderful and glorious as these descriptions of a restored earth are, they are only part of the picture. Beyond a restored and glorified garden paradise, the Scriptures also speak of a glorified, restored Kingdom of Israel. If we neglect to proclaim either of these two dimensions of the coming messianic age, we are simply not proclaiming the complete gospel message that was declared by God’s “holy prophets from ancient time.”

After Jesus rose from the dead, His disciples asked Him about the time that He would restore the glory of the Jewish kingdom, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6-7). In no way did Jesus rebuke his disciples for their question. Instead, He assured them that at the proper time, according to the time set by the Father, He will return and restore the Kingdom of Israel. The Scriptures are brimming with references that testify to this reality. At the every onset of the Gospel of Luke, the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that the son she would bear would forever reign on the restored throne of David:

“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” (Luke 1:31-33 emphasis mine)

The throne of David, we must understand is not a vague reference to the rule of Jesus. This is the restored Jewish royal monarchy.

Later, as Jesus spoke to His disciples, He told them of the time after He returns when they would assist him in judging the twelve tribes of Israel:

“Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (Matthew 19:28-29).

The restoration of all twelve tribes in the age to come shows that indeed we are looking forward to a fully restored Kingdom of Israel. Though few Christians discuss this aspect of the Bible, the Scriptures in both the Old and New testaments are brimming with descriptions of the coming kingdom of God.

When we take a real hard look at the way that the Christian Church has related to the Jewish community throughout most of Church history, it is no surprise that a failure to recognize this critical aspect of the good news—namely the coming restoration of the Kingdom of Israel—often accompanied the horrific mistreatment of the Jewish people by Christians. In my most recent book, When a Jew Rules the World, I carefully lay out the case for why the Christian Church must reclaim the fullness of the gospel as it was proclaimed by Jesus and the apostles. In doing so, we will accomplish much. First, we will proclaim a message that most Jews—those who are far more Old Testament literate than many Christians—will relate to, understand, and receive far more naturally. Second, we will be much better equipped to avoid the great errors and sins of our forefathers with the long history of Christian persecution of the Jewish people. And finally, we will prepare our hearts to receive Jesus at His return with hearts full of joy and understanding as we all together exclaim with fullness of joy: “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the king of Israel!” (John 12:13)

The restoration of all things is an appropriate topic given that God’s rehearsal for this time in history is quickly approaching in the Sukkot feast season especially one so significant as this year’s season seems to be.

It’s a great opportunity for the church to connect with God’s history with Israel and to set our hearts and minds on what is to come.
http://www.joelstrumpet.com/?p=7703
http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Fall_Holidays/Sukkot/sukkot.html