Friday, December 21, 2012

December 18th Letter: Some "Common Sense" Thoughts...


December 18, 2012

Dear Pastors:

Whatever this ole man writes relative to the shooting in Connecticut, it will not help the grief those families are undergoing. But, I do want to take what I might call some "common sense" thoughts and put them in play in spite of what our president said, at that Sunday night prayer vigil, delivering "words that on their face appear soothing, hope-filled and decisive, which is exactly what's expected of presidential leadership." "These tragedies must end," he said. "And to end them, we must change."

But when Obama repeats that single-worded slogan from his presidential campaign, we know what kind of "change" he wants. New York City Rep. Jerry Nadler came out waging war on the NRA; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared, "We don't need people carrying guns in public places"; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Senate Democrat Dick Durbin, and Senate Judiciary Committee Democrat Charles Schumer have all jumped on the "ban the gun" bandwagon as a way to stop from happening what happened in Connecticut last Friday.

However, let me say that before the tragedy in Connecticut a shooter at an Oregon shopping mall was stopped by an armed citizen with a concealed carry permit who refused to be a victim, preventing another mass tragedy.

In the target-rich environment of the Clackamas Town Center two weeks before Christmas, the shooter managed to kill only two people before killing himself. A far worse tragedy was prevented when he was confronted by a hero named Nick Meli.

As the shooter was having difficulty with his weapon, Meli pulled his and took aim, reluctant to fire lest an innocent bystander be hit. But he didn't have to pull the trigger: the shooter fled when confronted, ending his own life before it could be done for him.

We will never know how many lives were saved by an armed citizen that day.

From Virginia Tech to a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, to a school in Newtown, Connecticut, such mass shootings are usually in venues declaring themselves gun-free zones.

Other mass shootings from a high school shooting by Pearl, Mississippi, to the New Life Church shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which took place before the massacre in Aurora, have been cut short when someone retrieved a gun from a car or elsewhere and confronted the shooter.

John Fund, writing in National Review, notes that the Aurora shooter had a choice of seven movie theaters within a 20-mile drive of his home that were showing the Batman movie he was obsessed with. The Cinemark Theater he chose wasn't the closest, but it was the only one that banned customers from carrying their guns inside, otherwise allowed under Colorado law. [But, dear friend, you would not have expected the ‘politically correct’ national news media to have brought forth this fact.]

On April 16, 2007, there was no one able to shoot back when Seung-Hui Cho shot 32 people to death on a Virginia Tech campus that, like the theater in Aurora, had declared itself gun-free. The state of Virginia is not a gun-free zone, and crime has dropped where guns are allowed.

Handgun purchases increased 112% between 2006 and 2011, and violent crimes committed by people using handguns fell by 22%. In 2006, there were 23,431 violent crimes in Virginia, and that dropped to 18,196 in 2011. As I have stated now for some time, more guns in the hands of potential victims means less crime.

If heavy gun-controlled Norway let citizens carry concealed weapons, lone gunman Andres Brevik would not have been able to shoot 68 unarmed people after setting off a car bomb in the heart of Oslo that killed nine others.

At Sandy Hook, 27-year-old teacher Victoria Soto hid students in a bathroom or closet and died trying to protect them from shooter Adam Lanza. If she, the principal, or any of the other adults in the school had access to a firearm, things might have turned out differently.

President Obama, in the middle of genuinely moving remarks, managed to inject a subliminal need for gun control. We can expect to be lectured about gun rights and gun control by an administration that funneled the same type of weapons used at Sandy Hook to Mexican drug cartels in the Fast and Furious scandal.

As long as the president says we are not doing enough to protect our children and "these tragedies must end," how about a federally funded program to place armed security guards, perhaps retired cops, at each of the nation's schools? It is the disarming of potential victims that must end.

The slaughter in Norway, under its "heavy gun-control laws," shows the ineffectiveness of gun-ban laws, as does the violent crime in the big U.S. cities — such as Bloomberg's New York and Emanuel's Chicago — with the strictest gun control.

Criminologists Don B. Kates and Gary Mauser found in an exhaustive 2007 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy study of gun laws and violence rates in the U.S. and Europe, "many high gun-ownership nations have much lower murder rates" than low gun-ownership countries.

As the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin notes, "liberals' religious-like faith in government and in the ability of legislation to control and even perfect the human condition" is no protection against mass murderers, whose crimes do "not seem to be affected by the economy or by law enforcement strategies."

Gruesome school violence in America is, unfortunately, nothing new. In 1764, during Pontiac's rebellion, schoolmaster Enoch Brown and 10 children were scalped. In 1887, in Tennessee, Miss Irene Fann was shot dead by the brother of a schoolgirl she whipped. There are dozens of other such school killings to be found throughout U.S. History.

Honoring Newtown's child victims doesn't mean changing America. It means taking action that works, like rethinking the politically motivated emptying of mental facilities a half-century ago; a more regular police presence in schools; and forcing Hollywood and violent video game manufacturers to accept some blame for people who turn on-screen fantasy into bloody reality.

Ole jav doesn't have all the answers for all life’s problems. But, he does have some of the answers. Common sense will help greatly. Father Abraham, in the 14th chapter of the book of Genesis, "armed" his trained servants. They were then able to "rescue Lot’s captives." Putting guns in the hands of all teachers might not be the answer. Doing that might make it easy for a deranged kid to lay hands on a gun when "teacher’s attention" was elsewhere. But, putting an armed "policeman" [even though he might be retired] in the schools and "the publicizing of that fact," would, I think, give the potential "murderer" cause to think before entering that school.

Several years ago, I was preaching in Arkansas for the Weido brothers. I left there after church on Sunday night and drove back to Oklahoma. Driving somewhere on a very good road in North Texas, I kept watching the gas price signs so I could then gas up. East of Paris, Texas, a little way I was going through a little town and a convenience store had one pump lit up from which you could buy $75 worth of gas with a credit card, even though the store was closed.

So I whipped in there and stepped from my van, took off the gas cap, and turned to the pump to insert my credit card. Just as I turned, from my peripheral vision I sensed black young men sneaking up on an old "whitey" whom they thought would be an easy mark. Immediately, I pulled my pistol from my pocket. At that time I was carrying a Beretta Model 21A .22 caliber pistol. That weapon, I might add, is the weapon of choice for Mossad assassins. I pointed it at the feet of the black boys and said, "Hold it right there, fellas," or something like that. What I said made no effect upon them. They still had that predator look, as if they knew they could take him.

Now, according to "my concealed carry" instructor, I cannot shoot my weapon until I believe my life is in danger. The Oklahoma authorities wanted this ole man to be armed should such an instance as what happened in Fort Worth in 1999 happen here. So, they created a special "concealed carry class" that Joe Finn, Tim Young, Bill Johnston and I attended.

Here is the story about Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas: Eight people died and seven others were injured after a man dressed in black walked into a church service filled with teen-agers Wednesday night, pulled a gun and began shooting before fatally shooting himself, police said.

Fort Worth police Lt. David Ellis said three teen-agers and three adults were shot to death inside the Wedgwood Baptist Church in the city's southwest corner. Another victim died at a hospital. The shooter appears to have been in his 30s, and his motive was unknown.

Seven others were taken to hospitals, and some had injuries that appeared extremely critical, Ellis said.

Now, back to my North Texas "convenience store" story. I believed that at that moment my life was in danger. But, I did not want to kill these young black men. Therefore, I made a very quick decision, right, wrong, or indifferent, and shot a round between the feet of the biggest of the black fellas. It seemed as if those boys were on pogo sticks, for they shot straight up in the air, turning as they went up, and then when they came down they were motoring away from their "supposed victim." I lived to work again another day. And that is the only time I have used my "concealed carry" weapon since I obtained the license 13 years ago.

Now, the lines which I have written can do nothing for the grief the families are carrying for the loss of their loved ones in Connecticut. But, they might give "courage" to you or one of your family members to be ready "should events suddenly place you in harm's way."

In conclusion, I'm still battling serious physical issues. Pray for me regarding those. Last evening at 6 PM, my cell phone rang. It was Lt. Colonel Guy Markizano calling [2 AM Israel time] just to check on me. He is the officer in charge of the IDF Officers artillery school in the Negev. I must tell you that it really encouraged my heart to have an IDF Colonel call me to check up on my physical well-being.

JIM VINEYARD
YEDIDIM OF ISRAEL

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Letter to Pastors


Dear Pastors:

 
By the time you get this email, more than likely the vote will have already occurred in the UN regarding the so-called "Palestinian" people in Israel. That is a misnomer, as I have repeatedly written: the so-called "Palestinians" were created by the KGB to be used as a weapon against the West in the Cold War. There is no "Palestinian" language! There is no "Palestinian" culture! They are Arabs, plain and simple. They are just more of the "wild-donkey-replacement-doctrine-rejects" of the mold of Ishmael, Abraham’s son by Hagar, the Egyptian maid. I am sorry I was not able to get this news story to you sooner but it did just come out in the Jerusalem Post today.

However, it will apprise you, I am sure, of how we ought to be praying for the Jews in Israel.

 
PM: UN Can't Force Israel to Compromise on Security

 
By HERB KEINON, JPOST.COM STAFF

 
Netanyahu says unilateral move will only distance Palestinians from statehood; UN Ambassador to Abbas: Forego "march of folly."

 
With Israel facing a stinging diplomatic defeat Thursday at the UN, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that regardless of how many vote against Israel, "no force in the world will get me to compromise on Israel's security."

 
He also said no force in the world can sever the thousands-year-old tie between the Jewish people and the land of Israel.

 
Relating to the expected overwhelming support of the world to upgrade the Palestinian status at the UN to that of a non-member state, Netanyahu said that the decision will "Not change anything on the ground. It will not further the establishment of a Palestinian state, but will make it more distant."

 
Netanyahu's comments came while touring an exhibit of recently declassified documents marking the upcoming 35th anniversary of Anwar Sadat's visit to Jerusalem at the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem.

 
"Israel's hand is always extended in peace, but a Palestinian state will not be established without recognition of the state of Israel as the state of the Jewish people, without an end-of-conflict declaration, and without true security arrangements that will protect Israel and its citizens."

Netanyahu, who said that none of the conditions he reiterated are even mentioned in the Palestinian's UN resolution, said that peace is only achieved through negotiations, and not by unilateral declarations "which do not take into consideration Israel security needs."

 
Netanyahu recommended not being impressed by the applause that will likely be heard later at the UN.

 
"I remember the international community's applause that the government of Israel received when it decided to unilaterally withdraw from Gaza," he said. "We got applause and then rocket fire. We left Gaza, and Iran entered, exactly like what happened in Lebanon."

 
Netanyahu said he would not enable another Iranian base to be established, this time in Judea and Samaria, a kilometer away from Jerusalem.

 
"It does not matter how many will vote against us, there is no force in the world that will cause me to compromise on Israeli security and there is no force in the world able to sever the thousands year connection between the people of Israel and the Land of Israel," he said.

 
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he was unafraid of Israeli reactions to his unilateral statehood bid at the United Nations, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.

 
"If the Israeli authorities want to threaten my life, they can," Abbas told reporters. "The whole world realizes that the Palestinian Authority, with all its political and security services, and administrative bodies, has been ready to upgrade its status for six years."

 
Prosor to Abbas: Forego UN 'march of folly'

 
Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor made a last-ditch appeal to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to forego his "destructive march of folly at the UN" and instead "forge constructive solutions at the negotiating table" with Israel, in an oped published Thursday in the Wall Street Journal.

 
Prosor urged the international community to consider the consequences before rubber-stamping Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' bid to upgrade the PA's status to non-member state, arguing the initiative was premature for four reasons:

 
First, the territories over which the Palestinians seek to declare sovereignty are divided between warring factions in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, Prosor noted, evidenced by the fact that Abbas has not stepped foot in the coastal enclave since his party was ousted by Hamas in a civil war in 2007.

 
Second, states recognized by the UN must pledge to be "peace-loving;" however, Prosor pointed out that Gaza is ruled by the Hamas terrorist organization, which earlier this month fired more than 1,200 rockets into Israeli civilian centers. In Prosor's words, "The family of nations does not need another member whose primary import is deadly weapons and whose chief exports are extremism, hatred and terror."

 
Third, neither Gaza nor the West Bank are democratic in nature, Prosor contended. Hamas, he highlighted, "has imposed brutal tyranny in Gaza," whereas "President Abbas's mandate to rule expired three years ago."

 
Fourth, the Palestinian economy is non-viable, according to Prosor, completely dependent on foreign aid. Despite this, Prosor wrote, "this year, as the PA threatened to delay payroll for many employees, it tripled payments to convicted terrorists. Today the PA devotes 6% of its annual budget to payments for imprisoned terrorists and the families of suicide bombers, and less than 1% to higher education."

 
Prosor concluded by reiterating that "The foundations for real Palestinian statehood and real peace can only be laid through hard work on the ground and direct talks with Israel.

"When the foundations for lasting peace are in place, Israel will not be the last nation to welcome Palestinians to the UN. We will be the first."

 
Later this morning. I go to preach to the Oklahoma Baptist College Student Body. I am preaching out of John 9:4 on the subject, ‘NIGHT COMETH WHEN NO MAN CAN WORK.’ I am telling a five part-illustration which might be a blessing to you.

 
In the early days of the former Soviet Union "imploding," a Russian couple - I have forgotten their names and it’s too early to bother the ladies in the office for their names, so I shall simply call them ‘Boris and Irina' - moved here from Moscow and were doing something for the University of Oklahoma. One of our church member couples who lived in Moore, Oklahoma, met them in a grocery store, got their names and addresses, and I visited them, and introduced them to my Saviour. They were both baptized at WHBC.

 
While in Moscow outside a hotel where I was staying, I was passing out tracts. In those early days of the "implosion" everyone would take tracts. An 83-year-old ‘Babushka’ [grandmother] named Anna took a tract and asked me then for a Bible. I didn’t have one to give her but gave her Vera Zinchenko’s phone number and told her to call Vera, get the address of where I would be speaking Sunday, then come and I would personally give her a very nice Bible Sunday.

 
Later, when I was going back to Moscow, 'Boris' gave me the telephone number and address of his parents, who were ‘high-ups’ in the KGB. I can’t remember their names either. I promised him I would go and see them. We went to Moscow and were with Pastor Zinchenko there for an all-day Saturday affair. I had given him the phone number of  'Boris’' parents and told him to schedule a visit there. He did for Saturday night but failed to tell me before we ate a whopping big meal that Vera Zinchenko had prepared for us.

 
We drove to 'Boris’' Dad’s place. I shall just call the parents 'Alex and Elena,' not remembering their names. They lived in a huge apartment. They had enough food laid out to feed 200 people. Caviar and food of all types and tastes were on the table. I was fuller than a town-fed dog. Zinchenko asked me, "What are you going to do? We cannot eat this soon after eating Vera’s supper." I simply said, "Watch." Then, I asked where their toilet was, went in to the commode, got on my knees, and well you can guess what happened next. Then I went back out and ate with these "nomenklatura" [the ruling class in a classless society] folks. After eating a second big meal and watching Zinchenko pick at his food, I had the privilege of leading 'Alex and Elena' to the Lord. They promised they would come the next day and make a Profession of Faith in Zinchenko’s church where I was to be preaching.

 
Now, get this picture, Zinchenko pastors an "Un-Registered" Baptist Church. The KGB persecuted the "Un-Registered" folks all the years of Communist Domination - 1917 to 1991. 'Alex' tells Zinchenko, "Don’t worry about us coming tomorrow. Boris has already told me about your church and your connection to Dr. Vineyard. It will all be ok."

 
Meanwhile, 83-year-old Anna stayed up all night, rode the subway, then 3 different buses and walked 5/8 of a mile to where the church was located after Vera Z. had told her about it. She was there when I arrived. She wanted that Bible. I gave her a beautiful leather bound Russian Bible, that some of you folks reading this gave the money to purchase. She held it and kissed it. She cried profusely. She grabbed me and hugged me. She kissed my forehead, both of my checks, then my chin, then my left-neck and my right-neck.

 
Just before the service started, pulls up this great big Volga Car. Out jumps a driver and a bodyguard. They have both been pumping iron and weigh about 260lbs each. They open the doors for 'Alex and Elena.'  The "Un-registered" Baptists are scared to death. I start introducing them. Anna asks 'Elena,' "Since I am a visitor and a friend of Dr. Vineyard’s, can I sit with you?" She does. 'Alex and Elena' came forward when I gave the invitation. Anna followed them down and stated, "I want to trust ‘E-E-Su-Sa’ [Jesus]." The bodyguard and driver stood in the back. I know that in Russian society the ‘apparatchiks’[an unquestioningly loyal subordinate] obey the "nomenklatura," so I just motioned them forward and told them, "You two are going to trust the LORD." I use to go to the front of all Soviet lines, pretending I was "nomenklatura"  holding out my American Express Credit Card as my validation. The driver and bodyguard trusted the LORD.

 
Now, maybe, my friend, you don’t do things the way ole JAV does. That is fine. God uses all kinds. God uses all ways. And, as long as sinners repent and put their Trust in the LORD, that is the desired end.

 
PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.  THEIR GOD, THE LORD GOD OF THE HEBREWS, IS STILL ON THE THRONE. WE MUST SIMPLY DO OUR PART AND BE MUCH IN PRAYER FOR THEM.

 
JIM VINEYARD
YEDIDIM OF ISRAEL

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Looking at Events In and Around Israel

Dear Pastors:

In looking at events in and around Israel, in this fall of 2012 just after our nation re-elected Barack Hussein Obama, I am reminded of our LORD’s instructions to Israel’s first king, King Saul, and his failure to carry forth those admonitions.


1 Samuel 15:1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.

2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.

3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

4 And Saul gathered the people together, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand men of Judah.
[Present day ‘so-called’ Palestinians are nothing more than remade Amalekites in their hatred of the Jews!]

The matters in that passage, and those considered in this e-mail, are stern, awful, deep, and far-reaching, involving doctrines concerning the sovereignty and supremacy of God Almighty over nations and rulers, and His judicial administration in irreversible punitive judgments. A caricaturist would divest God of His Holiness and Justice, representing him as "Merciful Only." Widely prevalent in our day is a weak, sickly sentimentalism, which revolts at any view of the "divine character" other than compassion, which divests sin of demerit and makes all punishment mere temporary chastisement and remediable.

Such sentimentalists find 1 Samuel 15 a nut as hard to crack as our Lord’s own teaching concerning his final judgment and the eternity of punishment. But, think, my preacher friend, if you would, of: Almighty God’s own declaration of His character and attributes to Moses:

Exodus 34:6--And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

[Almighty God taking away Nebuchadnezzar’s heart, that of a man, and giving him the heart of a beast.]

Daniel 4:25 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

Now, preacher friend, think of this, that God Almighty in His sovereignty over any nation--America with BHO as our "Muslim-Marxist-Socialist" head--may blot it out, root and branch, when the measure of "its iniquity is full," and that measure with our "baby-murdering, sodomite-recognizing & promoting, and "Jew Hatred," makes our iniquity ‘full.’

Witness, if you would, the Canaanite nations who had left the territory assigned to them as children of Ham when the earth was divided, and occupied the territory divinely allotted to the children of Abraham, but even Israel was held back from the land until the measure of the iniquities of those nations had "become full."

Then, with that thought in our mind, we need to find in the story of Amalek, the "fitness of the application" of this doctrine to them. Without provocation they desperately assaulted Israel, remember, "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee," on the approach to Sinai in the Battle of Rephidim, so graphically described in Exodus 17:8:Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.

10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:


In verse 14, we see plainly the words "for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven." Moses, in one of his great farewell addresses, reminds Israel of the evils done by Amalek, and recalls the doom pronounced at Rephidim, and urges Israel to execute Jehovah’s will when they are established in the land. Deuteronomy 25:17: Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;

18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.

19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.


Then, in later times, the last Amalekite known in history, Haman, at the Persian court seeks the destruction of captive Israel [Esther chapters 3 to 8], and then we see him hanged on the gibbet he was advised to erect for Mordecai.

Now, in 1 Samuel 15, with Saul as Israel’s first King, and victorious over all his enemies, Samuel, God’s Prophet, demands "the execution of the long-pending and richly-deserved doom of the Amalekites."

From the beginning and all along, the Amalekites sought with persistent and incorrigible malice to thwart God’s purpose to establish a nation as the custodian of His Oracles, and through "which" all the nations of the earth were to be blessed.

Jehovah’s discriminating justice appears in "this destruction of Amalek" by the precaution taken to avert from the Kenites dwelling with them, the doom of Amalek. The Kenites were descendants of Hobab, that brother-in-law of Moses who accepted the invitation of Moses; "We are going to a land which the Lord our God has promised us. Come and go thou with us, and we will do thee good." So, they went with Israel and shared the prosperity promised, and were always friendly and helpful, and always sheltered from the wrath of Israel’s enemies.

Jael, who slew Sisera, was of this people. This sifting of the good from the bad before the final doom falls on the wicked, is richly illustrated in the saving of Noah from the doom of the world, and reminds us of the great intercession of Abraham, when Sodom was doomed and Lot rescued: "Wilt thou destroy the righteous with the wicked?...Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" [Genesis 18:23-33] Amalek’s measure is full, and so Israel’s first king, King Saul, assembles all the national militia, 210,000 strong, and smote Amalek from Havilah in the south unto the boundary of Egypt. It was a hard, desert campaign against a mobile, nomad people, and resulted in a marvelous and sweeping victory.

But, Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them; but everything that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly, as in 1 Samuel 15:9. God tells Samuel He is through with Saul, and Samuel weeps all night long. But, it was a willful sin against light and knowledge, for it violated the clearly expressed command of Jehovah God "...utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not..."

It was a presumptuous sin, being against the Holy Spirit, whose power rested on Saul and alone qualified him to be king and win victories. It was rebellion, and classed with the capital sins of witchcraft and idolatry, which Saul himself punished with death. It was blasphemous, in that it mingled ‘human self-will, vanity, and greed with a bloody execution" whose sole justification was obedience to Jehovah’s express sentence as Supreme Judge, without the human motives of vanity, gain, or malice.

Now, my brethren, tying all this together, let me refer you to a news story from Jerusalem of earlier today:

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli diplomats have put foreign leaders on notice that their country will consider its historic peace accords with the Palestinians null and void if they ask the United Nations for a state, according to a document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

The list of Foreign Ministry talking points also instructs diplomats to tell world leaders that Israel will retaliate against the move, without specifying details. The Palestinians, frustrated with a four-year impasse in peace efforts, say they will ask the U.N. General Assembly on Nov. 29 to give them upgraded observer status. A draft resolution floated by the Palestinians seeks international recognition of their state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war. Israel and the U.S. strongly oppose the effort, saying all matters must be resolved through negotiations.

On Wednesday, a U.S. envoy was set to meet the Palestinian president in Switzerland in a last-ditch bid to halt the bid. The document says U.N. General Assembly approval of the Palestinian request would violate 1990s agreements between the two sides and ‘‘give Israel the right to reconsider and nullify’’ them in whole or in part. ‘‘Adoption of the resolution by the General Assembly will have grave consequences, and set in motion unilateral Israeli responses,’’ the ministry communique said, cautioning that it would also complicate future diplomatic progress.

Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon, speaking in a similar vein, told Army Radio on Wednesday that his country would ‘‘have to take steps to make it clear that there will be a heavy price’’ if the statehood petition goes ahead. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also warned previously that a statehood appeal would push peace further away and lead to instability.

Brethren, the "so-called" Palestinians do not have a language, nor do they have a culture. They are exclusively "Ishmaelite" and part and parcel like the Amalekites. Each time the Israelis give them an ‘inch,’ they take a mile. They are "totalitarian totally in character." There is nothing "peaceful" in them. They will slit the throats of every Israeli they can. We do not have to be ‘rocket scientists’ to sort this out. All we have to do is visit their ‘supposed holy book,’ the Qur’an.

The Ishmaelites rob people of their dignity. Ishmaelite societies—including Islamic enclaves in the West, as Dearborn, Michigan is—exert tight totalitarian social control that is indicative of the "throat-slitting" history of Islam. The Qur’an is a travesty. It teaches, "Believers, do not enter the dwellings of other men until you have asked their owners’ permission and wished them peace."

Do you remember the attack on the Fogel family in Ithamar on March 11, 2011?

According to Israeli investigators, Amjad and Hakim Awad had attempted to acquire weapons from a Popular Front militant in Awarta, [a close Ishmaelite village]. After he refused, they decided to carry out the attack using knives. Just after 9 pm on Friday night, March 11, 2011, the two left Awarta carrying several knives, an umbrella, and wire-cutting shears. The two tried to cut through the settlement's security fence, but eventually climbed over it. An initial probe showed that the fence around Itamar functioned properly.

At about the same time that they infiltrated, an alarm sounded in the settlement's security room, indicating the exact location where they entered. But neither the settlement's civilian security team nor the civilian security officer, who went to the site of the disturbance and found nothing out of order, informed soldiers patrolling the area of the fence, concluding that an animal had set off the alarm, although procedures prescribe that the IDF is to be informed of any alarm. After crossing the fence, Amjad and Hakim walked 400 meters into the settlement. The perpetrators first broke into a house of the Chai family who were on vacation, searching all the rooms.

They stole an M-16 assault rifle, ammunition, a helmet, and a kevlar vest. They waited an hour and entered the Fogels' house at around 10:30 pm. According to the indictment, the two entered the children's room, told eleven year old Yoav, who had been awakened by their entry not to be afraid, then took him to a nearby room, slashed his throat, and stabbed him in the chest. Hakim Awad then strangled four-year-old Elad with Amjad Awad stabbing him twice in the chest. The two next entered the parents' room, and turned on the light, waking them up. The parents then struggled with the attackers. Ehud Fogel was repeatedly stabbed in the neck, and Ruth Fogel was stabbed in the neck and back and then shot when the suspects saw that she was not dead. The suspects then left the house.

According to the confessions of the suspects, they feared that the shots had been heard. When they went outside, they saw a patrol vehicle, but realized that they had not been discovered when it did nothing. The two then argued over whether to withdraw or carry out attacks in other homes, with Hakim insisting that they return immediately to Awarta, and Amjad arguing that they should return to the home and steal another weapon. Amjad then re-entered the Fogel home. When 3-month old Hadas began crying, Amjad stabbed her, fearing the cries would attract attention. According to several accounts, the infant was decapitated.

The attackers did not notice two other children asleep in the house at the time. In their confessions, they said that they would not have hesitated to kill them if they had noticed them. [So much for Qur’anic instructions on asking before entering!] The perpetrators also stole Ehud's M-16 rifle. They left the settlement without being detected.

Amjad and Hakim Awad returned to Awarta on foot, and appealed to Hakim's uncle, PFLP militant Salah Awad, for assistance, and gave him a detailed description of the attack. Salah helped them conceal their stolen weapons and burn their bloodstained clothes, and later transferred the stolen weapons to Jad Avid, a contact in Ramallah for hiding.

The bodies were discovered by Tamar Fogel, the 12-year-old daughter of the family who arrived home around midnight after a youth outing. After finding that the door was locked, she asked her neighbor, Rabbi Ya'akov Cohen, for help. He noticed tracks and mud near the house, and brought a weapon with him. The two then woke the sleeping 6-year old boy by calling through the window, and he opened the door, after which Cohen returned to his home. When the girl discovered the murders, she ran outside screaming, and the Rabbi ran back, firing several shots into the air to alert security personnel.

Rabbi Cohen, who later entered the house with the girl, said that her two-year-old brother "was lying next to his bleeding parents, shaking them with his hands and trying to get them to wake up, while crying... The sight in the house was shocking." [The Lord privileged me to visit the Fogels' village and see their actual home back in February when Dr. Gadi Eshel escorted me there!]

The American Constitution and the Bill of Rights are based on the belief that people "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." [There is no ‘real’ pursuit of happiness when the "throat-slitters" are allowed to come in and massacre, as they did, the Fogel family.]

Brethren, connected to their recognition of man as a sovereign being, these American Founding Fathers' documents also imply a basic right to privacy—that people will be left alone in their homes, entitled to freedom of conscience and the right to live freely regardless of their religious affiliation. In Barack Hussein Obama’s native Islam, by contrast, man is not sovereign; ‘allah’ [sic] is not sovereign, and man must submit to ‘allah’ [sic].

Although we worship him differently, the Jews and the Christians worship the same God, and both believe their God is a loving God; He longs for human beings to love Him. Since love by definition must be freely given, man must by definition be "free and sovereign." ‘allah’ [sic] however, does not ask for love; he demands islam—"submission," which is what the word ‘islam’ means.

Now, my brethren, America sticks its thumb in God’s eye by electing and re-electing a man who goes to Cairo, Egypt, and apologizes for all that makes "America a great nation," founded by Christian men, who were establishing a Christian nation. My greatest burden is that possibly the measure of America is now full also, just as Amalek’s was, in 1 Samuel 15.

And, at the same time, the "so-called" Palestinians are pushing for "state within a state" status in Israel. We ought be letting our US Senators and US Congresspersons know that American Christians are totally against allowing a ‘state within a state’ in Israel. Believe you and me, the Ishmaelites will, in time, be asking for a "state within a state" in Dearborn, Michigan, Henry Ford’s home town.

How ironic, but really not so, my brethren, when one considers the history of the place:

The outbreak of World War I caused the pacifist Ford to speak out vehemently against the war, lashing out against the warmongers and the international bankers, who he thought were financing the war. (He himself gave money to produce tractors for peaceful, agricultural use.) His hatred of the war was the stimulus for his haphazard "Peace Ship" venture, in which he chartered an ocean liner to sail to Europe with a large group of prominent peace supporters to hold a conference with European leaders on ending the war.

This failed escapade was plagued by problems and turmoil from the start, and Ford himself left the ship just after it arrived in Europe. This effort, however, was the beginning of Ford’s shift in focus from a man strictly concerned with his business, to one more concerned with public affairs, politics and improving (in his mind) the welfare of the much-touted "common man". In order to promote his cause and ideas, Ford needed to have an outlet for them, so he acquired a financially-troubled local newspaper, the Dearborn Independent.

Ford hired Detroit journalist E.G. Pipp to be the managing editor of his new venture, with Liebold as business manager and William Cameron, who became a staff writer and wrote most of what would become the controversial Ford articles.

These articles, written by Cameron and approved by Liebold, were published on Ford’s "Own Page," which was conceived of as a way for Ford to speak directly to the American people, expounding his own opinions on a wide range of subjects. Ford wanted to stir ambition for self-improvement and encourage independent thinking in the so-called common man—glorifying the mythic strength of the working man and his struggle to make a better life for himself and his family.

Ford was against large corporations, in that they were seen to undercut the hard-working man. He also wanted respect shown to the returning soldiers from overseas and warned against hidden influences that threatened America—the foremost being Jews and communists, "The Dark Forces—whether political, military or capitalistic…The power that would gamble with men’s lives on the battlefield is the power that always gambles with their lives in industry". Ford feared that these shadow-like and unnamed individuals could "manipulate certain instincts and passions with a skill which could only emanate from Satan himself."

Privately, Ford also had said earlier: "I know who caused the war—the German-Jewish bankers! I have the evidence here. Facts! I can’t give out the facts now, because I haven’t got them all yet, but I’ll have them soon." The first issue hit the newsstands on 11 January 1919, and the articles began to blame the Jews for everything – they caused the war and they were thieves in control of the world’s finances. The paper’s xenophobic bias condemned the assimilation of new immigrants by asserting that "The problem is not…with the pot so much as it is with the base metal.

Some metals cannot be assimilated, refuse to mix with the molten mass of the citizenship, but remain ugly, indissoluble lumps. How did this base metal get in?...What about those aliens who have given us so much trouble, these Bolsheviks messing up our industries and disturbing our life?" There was a tangible fear after the 1917 Russian Revolution that communism would quickly spread to other countries, which would bring the nationalization of private property and resources, so dear to capitalistic countries.

The Bolsheviks, widely perceived to be mostly Jews, represented a threat to industrialists like Ford, who saw in them an attack on free enterprise. Nancy Russell, in an article on Ford, wrote "in contradistinction to the war [World War I], the 1917 Russian Revolution and its effect on workers throughout the world was not something to which Ford could adapt. It was one thing for the Jews to be responsible for the war; for them to be responsible (as Ford saw it) for the seizure of private property, the nationalization of resources and the encouragement of revolutionary movements across the globe was quite another matter."

Russell goes on to suggest that Ford’s anti-Semitism was in part a reaction to the Russian Revolution and to the growing labor movement both in America and abroad, which Ford vehemently opposed. Ford vigorously fought the organization of labor unions at his plants, only relenting in the 1940s.

It was around this time that a book, titled The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, was brought to Ford’s attention by Boris Brasol, a Russian √©migr√©. The book contained the supposed minutes of a secret Zionist meeting in Switzerland, where Jews had plotted to take control of the world, with the goal of enslaving all non-Jews, and it warned of an upcoming final battle between Jews and Anglo-Saxons.

The book turned out to be a forgery made by the Russian secret police, but that did not alter the effect it had on people already suspicious of Jews and other immigrants. The Dearborn Independent’s articles began to take on a more paranoid tone, regulating the Jews to being the scapegoats of America’s woes—especially responsible for the rising unemployment rate and faltering economy.

The Dearborn Independent had a bad first year, even with Ford’s decree that all Ford dealers buy a subscription to the paper. Ford also implemented a quota system for sales, leading some dealers to factor in the price of an automatic subscription to the Dearborn Independent when selling a Ford car.

Starting on 22 May 1922, the first of 91 successive articles on "The International Jew: The World’s Problem" was published. Pipp had left the paper by this time, leaving Liebold and Cameron in charge, both of whom had deep-rooted prejudices against Jews specifically and immigrants generally. Ford’s overseas empire had grown enormously and he feared threats to it, as he was convinced that it was in the meddling, "international bankers’" interests to want war (supposedly to be able to sell armaments) and that they desired to control the money flow of various nations. They were gaining too much influence, which added fuel to Ford’s belief that "the Jews caused the war."

Most of Ford’s comments about the Jews took place behind closed doors, in conversations with dinner guests, at parties and in his inner circle in his office; but through Cameron and Liebold, he had access to a wider public. Even though Cameron largely wrote the articles with Liebold’s blessing, Ford still stood behind the paper: thus, it is hard to believe, despite later claims, that he did not know what was being printed in his name.

In 1920, the Dearborn Independent began to publish the Protocols, then later that year published The International Jew, an anthology of articles that had appeared in the paper (which went on to be translated into sixteen different languages), and which subscribers were "heavily recommended" to buy. By this time, the liberal media and Jewish leaders responded to Ford’s attacks. After a series of personal attacks against him, Ford decided that the articles should shop (tactics such as boycotts of Ford products hit the quintessential businessman in his wallet). So, in 1921—after two years of articles—they ceased (or became more periodic).

By 1924, however, a second of wave of attacks were launched in response to the activities of Aaron Sapiro, who had organized a farming cooperative that helped farmers sell their products by getting rid of the middleman, thus gaining a higher profit margin. Sapiro, being a Jew, had attracted Ford’s attention; Ford claimed that the Jews were going to take over agriculture, the lifeblood of the American farmer.

The Dearborn Independent warned that "a band of Jews – bankers, lawyers, moneylenders, advertising agencies, fruit-packers, produce buyers, professional office managers, and bookkeeping experts – is on the back of the American farmer." Sapiro brought a lawsuit against Ford, which was eventually settled out of court, but not before bringing much unwanted negative publicity to Ford—so much so that the industrialist was forced to sign a public apology for his articles.

In this apology, (which the automaker did not write) Ford claimed that he regularly delegated work to others and did not know what they were writing in the articles, and that he did not know the extent to which the Jews had been upset by his articles. He claimed that he had been "deceived" by his editors as to the contents of the articles. The apology was not widely believed and, in any case, many people believed that, as he remained the inspiration behind the articles, Ford simply wanted to clean up his public image. All of this negative publicity, however, did have the effect of shutting down the Dearborn Independent for good on 31 December 1927.

Ford’s The International Jew had been translated into German and his anti-Semitic ideas provided fertile ground for Germany’s nascent Nazi movement. (The German translator of the text had even gone so far as to add footnotes to Ford’s articles, disagreeing with Ford in several places where he felt that Ford did not go far enough in his opinions about Jews.) Hitler owned a well-marked, personal copy of this book, had a framed photograph of Henry Ford in his office and often cited Ford, who was the only American to be mentioned in Hitler’s Mein Kampf :

Every year makes them [the Jews] more and more the controlling masters of the producers in a nation of one hundred and twenty millions; only a single great man, Ford, to their fury, still maintains full independence.

Hitler and Ford shared many of the same beliefs—the idealization of the common man, the "traditional values" of home, religion and self-reliance, the maxim that hard work brings success, [above the entrance to the Concentration Camps hung the sign, "Arbeit Macht Frei"] the desire to improve their respective countries. In the United States, unemployment in the thirties and the Depression led to the flourishing of quasi-fascist and xenophobic groups, who resented the latest wave of immigrants.

A large number of Jews had begun arriving from Eastern Europe in the 1870s and were perceived as "dark, Oriental" and "different" from the other Jews who were already in America; ones that people had become accustomed to: the urban, "decent", "good" Jew that blended into society. There is no proof that Ford ever directly gave money to Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers Party, but there is no doubt that Ford’s articles, available abroad through his book and Ford’s own position as a successful, powerful, influential American businessman had an effect on young Nazi sympathizers.

The Third Reich regime awarded Henry Ford the Verdienstkreutz Deutscher Adler (the Grand Service Cross of the Supreme Order of the German Eagle) on 30 July 1938, on Ford’s seventy-eighth birthday. This award was given to him by the German government in recognition of his pioneering work in the auto industry and in making the car available to the masses. Seeming oblivious to the fact that Hitler’s medal was one of an openly belligerent country that desired the conquest of a large part of Europe, the man who launched the "Peace Ship" twenty-three years earlier seemed pleased to receive it. And, don’t forget, Ford sold 70,000 six by six Ford trucks to Adolph which transported the Jews to the Concentration Camps.

For a letter, this is a tad lengthy, but sleep left me at 2:50 AM this morning, so I have had a bit of time to research and write these lines for you. PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!!!!

JIM VINEYARD
YEDIDIM OF ISRAEL

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Thought Came to Me

Dear Pastors:

This morning the thought came to me (November 7, 2012), which Job’s wife voiced to him in Job 2:9: Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. 10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Last evening showed us the end of the "Romney-Ryan" campaign, which I worked very hard for, and the beginning of four more years of "change" according to the present president. This morning when I got up, THE LORD GOD OF THE HEBREWS was still there for me to worship.

Additionally, according to MSNBC, my friend, Congressman Allen West,of Florida’s 22nd district, has lost his reelection bid to Democrat Patrick Murphy by a razor-thin margin. Murphy won Florida’s 22nd district by about 1,000 votes with 97 percent of the precincts reporting. How sad that a "black man" on the right side of the issues, would lose, while another "black man" on the wrong side of the issues, would win.

None of us "actors or sufferers" on earth knows anything of [the extraneous origin, purpose and limitation of] the fiery ordeal through which Job and his family had to pass. So, the LORD GOD OF THE HEBREWS, in his love and always thinking of "Good" for the sons of men gives us "the Revelation" of the book of Job to help us in our crucible, melting pot experiences.

Then, from the book of Job, we find "how far short" are the several philosophies of Job and of his friends, in accounting for the cause, purpose, or extent of the great suffering which befell Job. Hence, from Job, we learn the conclusion that "unaided human philosophy" cannot solve the problem of human life, and therefore, a "Revelation" is needed.

Previous to this occasion, brethren, I have written you what my "departed to Heaven" preacher friend, Dr. Ron Fenwick, used to preach at WHBC when I’d have him come twice a year to preach to our people for a week at a time! (Shank Sagar, his "Indian-American" servant, is marrying Rachel Means come February 15th next year!)

Ron would preach that God weighs everything about first, the spilling of innocent blood [2 Kings 24:4; Psalms 94:21; & Jonah 1:14]. Collectively as a people we cannot continue to get away with the "fratricide" of the unborn. Fratricide is defined as the "killing of one’s own flesh." Second, Ron would preach, how nations look at the Sodomites [Genesis 19:5, 12-14, Romans 1:21-28]. And then third, mistreatment of the Jews [Genesis 12:3]. And, of course, in his "Machine Gun Way of Preaching," he would bring out how we best be concerned for a) the widow; b) the fatherless; c) the stranger; d) the poor and needy; and, e), the elderly.

In Job, "the earth’s view," we find presented a pious, prosperous, and happy man. The length, extent, and unbroken character of this prosperity, Job’s ascription of it to God, the healthful effect on his piety and character, all, are simply marvelous. It had lasted all his life without a break. It gave him great wealth, a numerous and happy family, health for every member, great wisdom, extensive knowledge and power, high honor among men, and "yet did not spoil him." I have known some wealthy Christians whom I deem to be spoiled. Job was a model husband and father, successful merchant, farmer and shepherd, benevolent and just toward men, pure in life, and devout toward God.

In the story of Job, as I believe last night, Satan’s Power is manifested in four simultaneous scenes of disaster:

[1] The stroke on Job, the farmer, Job 1:14-15.

[2] The stroke on Job, the shepherd, or stock-man,
Job 1:16.


[3] The stroke on Job, the merchant, Job 1:17.

[4] The stroke on Job, the father, 1:18-19.

In light of what you and I face this morning, the cunning, malice and cumulative power of Satan’s strokes are seen, thus:

(1) The mockery of the date of all these disasters,
the elder son’s birthday, the gathering of all the
children in one house, and this joyous feasting.
[I called my Jewish friend, Cherna Moskowitz in
Florida, this morning. I am going to send her
"RENA’S PROMISE!" This is a book of two
sisters, Jewish young ladies, surviving
Auschwitz & Birkenau. I wish I could buy it for
every one of you. I cannot. However, I do
recommend it whole-heartedly for you to read.
What a story of courage is these 2 young ladies,
who were persecuted savagely, "simply because
they were Jews."


(2) The timing of Job’s reception of the news of the
several disasters shows that it was "stroke upon
stroke" without intermission. Rena and Danka’s
story shows "stroke upon stroke" at Auschwitz
and Birkenau.


(3) The sparing of one survivor alone from each
disaster, and him only that he might be a
messenger of woe.


(4) The variety, adaptation, and thorough
naturalness of these means, none of them so out
of character as to suggest the supernatural:
the Sabeans, the fire of God [a Hebraism],
the Chaldeans, the desert tornado.
Why suspect supernatural agents when the
natural causes are all possible, evident, and
credible?


(5) The refinement of cruelty in sparing Job’s wife
that she might add to his wretchedness by her evil
counsel.


(6) The making of his kindred, neighbors, friends,
servants, and the rabble instruments of torture by
their desertion, reproach and mistreatment.


(7) Knowing that Job’s intelligence must perceive that
such a remarkable series, even of natural events,
couldcnot result from chance, but must have been
timed and directed by one endowed with supernatural
power, and full of malice, he reveals the very depths
of his wickedness and cunning in leading Job to
attribute this to God.


The scenes of Job’s reception of the direful news, Job 1:14-20, is very remarkable. See the cumulative power of blow upon blow without intermission for breathing. Job’s grief is great, but his resignation is instant. He ascribes all the disasters to the divine Sovereign, without one thought of Satan, and without any knowledge of the "divine purpose." There, ends Job’s first trial in "complete victory for him." In our trials, brethren, we must attempt "wholeheartedly" to "walk victoriously."

The second scene, in Heaven, shows angels, good and bad, reporting divine and satanic judgment on Job’s piety and Satan rebuked for malice against Job but permitted a further test [2:1-6], in which he was given power over Job’s person with one limitation.

Satan’s power over Job’s person, and yet hidden from Job, may be seen by comparison of Job 2:7: So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown, with other references in the book of Job.

The nature of this affliction is found to be elephantiasis, a form of leprosy, usually attributed to the direct agency of God. Yet, it was a well-known disease in that country, and might be explained by natural causes. So Satan’s agency is again hidden and Job has not thought of him.

When I meditate, brethren, on those 2 Jewish Girls, Rena and Danka, at Auschwitz and Birkenau, I have suffered nothing, ever, in my life, comparable to what those two ladies went through. The Law of Moses on the isolation and treatment of lepers is found in Leviticus 13 and Numbers 5 & 12.

Lew Wallace, in his book Ben Hur said this about lepers:

"Slowly, steadily, with horrible certainty, the disease spread, after a while bleaching their heads white, eating holes in their lips and eyelids, and covering their body with scales; then it fell to their throats, shrilling their voices, and to their joints, hardening the tissues and cartilages—slowly, and, as the mother well knew, past remedy, it was affecting their lungs and arteries and bones, at each advance making the sufferers more and more loathsome; and so it would continue 'til death, which might be years before them."

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published on November 12, 1880, by Harper & Brothers. Considered "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century", it was the best-selling American novel from the time of its publication, superseding Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852).

It remained at the top until the publication of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind (1936). Following release of the 1959 MGM film adaptation of Ben-Hur, which was seen by tens of millions and won 11 Academy Awards in 1960, book sales surpassed Gone with the Wind. The name "Ben Hur" derives from the Hebrew for "Son of white linen".

Thus, the Talmud:

"That is, to be a leper was to be treated as dead—to be excluded from the city as a corpse; to be spoken to by the best beloved and most loving only at a distance; to dwell with none but lepers; to be utterly unprivileged; to be denied the rites of the Temple and the synagogue; to go about in rent garments and with covered mouth, except when crying, "Unclean! Unclean! Unclean!"; to find home in the wilderness or in abandoned tombs; to become a materialized specter of Hinnom and Gehenna; to be at all times less a living offense to others than a breathing torment to self; afraid to die, yet without hope except in death!"

Therefore, I have written all this, to get to what I have written in my Bible beside Job 1 under the subject ‘WHAT TO DO WHEN TRAGEDY STRIKES.’

1st, Realize God is still in control - Romans 8:28.

2nd, Don’t ask foolish questions!

3rd, Prize your life as a "Gift from God"!

4th, Adorn your life with THE GRACE OF GOD!

5th, Acknowledge there are, unfortunately,
THORNS IN THE FLESH!


6th, Of primary importance our lives should be
returned to God with interest earned!
One has to go 24 x 7, spending time and money
which, of both, you are only "stewards" in order
to do this!


7th, Don’t get upset with the Lord as Jonah did in
Jonah 4:9!


8th, Don’t lose your focus! Proverbs 11:30:
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life;
and he that winneth souls is wise.


9th, Pray to God for strength to get you
through this Tragedy.


10th, Press Toward the Mark for the Prize
of the High Calling in Christ! Php 3:13:
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which
are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which
are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of
the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.


And, so you have, my brethren, my thoughts for this day which has befallen us!!!!

I remain, sincerely and gratefully, your dutiful friend and obedient servant, sirs,

JIM VINEYARD
YEDIDIM OF ISRAEL

Monday, November 5, 2012

We Have Prayed, Worked, Prayed...

Dear Pastors:

We have prayed, worked, prayed, worked, and prayed and worked some more in view of tomorrow’s election. Bless your hearts, I appreciate your receipt of all the “missiles” I have sent out in an effort to keep the “obamessiah” from being re-elected. Your and my Grandchildren’s country is done if he gets back in office.

Let me, please, this day, go again to Geert Wilders’ book MARKED FOR DEATH (sent to me by my Jewish friend in Florida, Cherna Moskowitz ) in which he has detailed the falsity of Obama’s 2009 Cairo speech, relative to America’s future. He was making it sound to his Muslim buddies that day like Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were "bosom buddies" with the Islamic throat-slitters.

(For want of time and space, I shall just call it Obama’s Cairo Speech [OCS].)

OCS invoked the Tripoli Treaty, signed, not as he indicated, but between the young, weak United States and the Bey of Tripoli, a leader of the ruthless Barbary pirates who were raiding ships and enslaving American sailors.

How can You and I who know this truth allow this falsehood to stand, especially on this day before our 2012 Presidential election?

In that treaty America agreed to pay tribute to the Bey so that he would stop attacking its ships. A quote often cited by Islamic apologists—that "the United States has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen"—is from article 11 of this treaty.

By 1800, the annual tribute and ransom payments to the Barbary pirates reached about $1 million, comprising 20 percent of the U.S. federal budget. Seeking to end this "blackmail" Thomas Jefferson waged war on the pirates shortly after he became president in 1801. Captain Stephen Decatur Jr. Bombarded their harbors and the U.S. Marines brought the war to the shores of Tripoli. [Events didn’t happen at all as Obama led his Muslim buddies to believe.]

John Quincy Adams explained in his writings that the pirates’ conduct was in line with the coercive, violent nature of Islam as well as their religious duty to lie and deceive in order to advance Islam. This is exactly what Obama’s 2009 Cairo speech was doing.

"The precept of the Koran," Adams wrote, "is, perpetual war against all who deny that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat; but, the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force!"

Obama is a fraud! He was using fraud in that Cairo 2009 speech. If for no other reason, we ought not allow his re-election chances to succeed tomorrow!!!!!

John Quincy Adams further wrote:

"Of Mahometan good faith, we have had memorable examples ourselves. When our gallant Decatur had chastised the pirate of Algiers, till he was ready to renounce his claim of tribute from the United States, he signed a treaty to that effect:

"But the treaty was drawn up in the Arabic language, as well as in our own; and our negotiators, unacquainted with the language of the Koran, signed the copies of the treaty, in both languages, not imagining that there was any difference between them.

"Within a year the Dey demands...an indemnity in money...Our Consul demands the foundation of this pretension; and the Arabic copy of the treaty, signed by himself is produced, with an article stipulating the indemnity, foisted into it, in direct opposition to the treaty as it had been concluded.

"The arrival of Chauncey, with a squadron before Algiers, silenced the "fraudulent claim of the Dey," and he signed a new treaty in which it was abandoned; but he disdained to conceal his intentions; my power, said he, has been wrested from my hands;

"Draw ye the treaty at your pleasure, and I will sign it; but beware of the moment, when I shall recover my power, for with that moment, your treaty becomes waste paper...

"Such is the spirit which governs the hearts of men, to whom treachery and violence are taught as principles of religion."

Wilders then states: "Most people today, even most Christians, will acknowledge that many Christians throughout history committed terrible crimes in the name of Christ [Witness if you will all those operating under the "guise" of Christ who slaughtered the Everlastingly Covenanted People, the Jews, throughout the history of Christianity.].

" Adams, however, rightly observed that such actions actually violate Christian Doctrine.

"This is not the case with Islam, since the Koran plainly sanctions violence in the name of ‘allah’ [sic].

"A Christian who proclaims hatred to any group of people [even the Sodomites, Baby Killers, or Muslims], violates Christian Principles.

"Not so with the Muslims, said Adams:

"This appeal to the natural hatred of the Mussulmen towards the infidels, is in just accordance with the precepts of the Koran. The document does not attempt to disguise it, nor even pretend that the enmity of those whom it styles the infidels, is any other than the necessary consequence of the hatred borne by the Mussulmen to them....

"No state paper from a Christian hand, could, without trampling the precepts of its Lord and Master, have commenced by an open proclamation of hatred to any portion of the human race. The Ottoman [Muslims] lays it down as the foundation of his discourse [emphasis ole jav’s]."

President John Quincy Adams appears to have been an avid reader of the Koran, which has many chapters that call for violence and hatred against non-Muslims, or infidels [such as you and I], called kafirs.

It is simply impossible to study the Koran, and the Hadith [stories from Muhammad’s life], and their calls for limitless warfare against non-Muslims throughout the entire world, without noticing how fundamentally different Islam is from ALL OTHER RELIGIONS!

Obama knew that in 2009 in Cairo. HE STILL KNOWS THAT. He is a closet Muslim, and if re-elected, I believe him to start saying he is a "Christian-Muslim." There is no such thing. You are either Christian or you are Muslim. You cannot be a combination of both. However, that is what this ole 72-1/2 year ole man believes he will begin to do, if re-elected.

I am not a fear-monger. I am not an Islamophobe. I am just a patriotic American who sees the need for all Americans to stand up tomorrow and be counted by voting this "Muslim-Marxist-Socialist-Bill-Ayers-Saul-Alinsky-Robert-Mugabe look-alike” out of office!

MAY THE LORD GOD OF THE HEBREWS, THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL, BLESS OUR EFFORTS AS WE VOTE HIM OUT OF OFFICE.

I remain, sincerely and gratefully, indebted to all of you, as your dutiful friend and obedient servant,

JIM VINEYARD
YEDIDIM OF ISRAEL