Night and day: President Trump warmly welcomes Israel’s leader – the contrast with the Obama years couldn’t be more vivid. (Joel Rosenberg on the “two-state solution” and other issues discussed.)

In this connection I’ve yet to blog about Netanyahu’s 2016 Christmas message to Christians relating to Romans 11

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trump-bibi-whpence-netanyahu(Central Israel) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been warmly greeted and embraced this week by President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and by the Congressional leadership of both parties.

As I told Laura Ingraham on her radio show today, the contrast between what we’re seeing unfold with the Obama years could not be more vivid — “it’s night and day.”

Understandably, the five critical questions I raised on this blog yesterday remain to be answered. It will take some time for the Trump team to define its Mideast policies in all these key areas in granular detail, and for Trump and Netanyahu to come to agreement on how best to work together vis-à-vis Iran, ISIS, the Palestinians, and the extraordinary open door that currently exists with moderate Sunni Arab regimes in the region.

But one thing is crystal clear: U.S.-Israeli relations are stronger and healthier than they have ever been. May our enemies take notice.

A few observations on the dramatic last…

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President Trump praises Jordan’s King Abdullah & invites him back to D.C. for a summit. The King delivers a powerful speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.

Very important news, especially in view of what Revd John Kilpatrick kept hearing from the Lord: “Jordan, the land bordering Israel.” In case you missed it: in the lengthy midnight message for prophetic words for 2017 and beyond John states many Muslims will receive the Gospel message and the Lord will unexpectedly shake and redefine many Muslim nations and their leadership structures. Jordan itself will be visited and become a sanctuary country and an important instrument in His hand.

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trump-kingofjordan(Washington, D.C.) — Never have the American people needed a solid strategic alliance with friendly Sunni Arab Muslims more than it does right now.

Never has a new American President and his administration had more to gain from carefully listening to — and truly partnering with — a Middle Eastern leader who shares our goals and actually wants to help us.

At a time when the Assad government is destroying Syria, when the Islamic State is slaughtering Muslims and waging genocide against Christians, and when the ayatollahs of Iran are hell-bent on becoming the dominant military power in the Middle East, we urgently need Muslim friends who oppose Radical Islam and Apocalyptic Islam and have the courage to stand against the forces of violent extremism.

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At a time when millions of refugees are fleeing from Syria and Iraq, we also need an ally in the region with the compassion and the capacity to take these refugees in and care for them with food…

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The man who preached the Gospel to President. (Senate Chaplain Barry Black at US National Prayer Breakfast.)

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barryblack-senatechaplain(Washington, D.C.) — You absolutely have to watch this message.

All of it.

It is one of the most powerful, most compelling, most winsome and moving presentations of the Gospel of Jesus Christ I have ever heard delivered.

It was delivered at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning in Washington.

It was delivered by the Chaplain of the Senate to the President of the United States.

It was delivered to more than 4,000 government, business and religious leaders from all over the United States and from more than 160 countries around the world.

It was such an honor to be there, and it is something I will never forget.

Honestly, I’d never heard of retired U.S. Rear Admiral — who now serves as the Senate Chaplain — Barry Black before.

I’d heard of the Christian musical group, “Mercy Me,” and was so glad they were performing songs like, “I Can Only Imagine.” They were outstanding.

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A big, untold story: online videos of Jews explaining why they believe Jesus is the Messiah viewed over 23 million times. Here’s the latest.

Especially interesting developments in view of the Romans 11 aspect of Prime Minster Netanyahu’s foresight expressed in his Christmas message from the Christian Embassy, Jerusalem (click to read).

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yeshua-videos“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” — the Apostle Paul (Romans 1:16)

With so much bad news in the U.S., Israel, Russia and around the world these days, I thought it might be good to kick off 2017 with some very good news.

Here, then, is an update to a column I published on September 22, 2015 about “a big, untold story” that “the media isn’t reporting” but is very much “worth examining.”

“Millions of Jews have begun a quest to find the Messiah,” I wrote at the time, based on conversations with key Messianic Jewish ministry leaders in the U.S. and Israel. “For reasons I cannot fully explain, Jews are suddenly searching for answers to the deepest and most important questions concerning life and death and God and atonement and eternity, in…

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A new bipartisan move is underway in Congress to defend Israel against UN Resolution 2334. This is encouraging.

Also, this morning’s World Watch Daily covers Sen Rubio and two other Senators’ introduction of legislation to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. POTUS Obama has shown his true, contemptible colours over Resolution 2334 by which he descends into obscurity and the ‘peace process’ dooms itself to abject failure.

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There is good news to report as 2017 begins.

With Members of Congress back in Washington to begin a new legislative session, a major bipartisan effort is now underway in both chambers to counter U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, the anti-Israel measure President Obama shamefully refused to veto just before Hanukkah and Christmas.

I commend my friend, Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican, and Sen. Ben Cardin, the Maryland Democrat, for leading this effort to defend Israel, America’s most faithful and loyal ally in the Middle East. Today, they introduced a Senate resolution with broad bipartisan support that strongly opposes the actions taken by the U.N. and the Obama administration and lays out a positive American agenda towards Israel and the peace process with the Palestinians going forward. In the House, a similar resolution has been introduced by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY),  which I also commend.

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How do Israelis view the incoming Trump-Pence administration? My analysis and new poll numbers.

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(Dallas, Texas) — On Thanksgiving Day, I landed at Washington Dulles Airport to begin a month in the States. On the agenda: board meetings with my colleagues at The Joshua Fund; planning meetings in Dallas, Chicago and Manhattan for the March 2017 release of my new political thriller, Without Warning (about massive ISIS attacks inside the U.S. homeland); research calls and meetings for the next novel (which I hope to begin writing in January); and much-anticipated time with family and friends.

But the number one question people I’m being asked is this: What do Israelis think about the election of Donald Trump and the transition to a Trump-Pence administration?

Here’s the short version:

  • Israelis were as stunned as the rest of the world by the elections — especially since the media said Hillary Clinton was a “sure thing.”
  • That said, the Netanyahu government appears enormously encouraged by the election results and believe they will have true and dependable friends and allies at both…

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She. Has. Been. Stopped.

Congratulations America from an apolitical Brit. As hoped and believed not only have prayers and prophecies been met but also ‘Brexit-bounce’ has pounced over ‘the Pond’!

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She. Has. Been. Stopped.

I thank God these prayers have been answered in an absolutely stunning, historic and largely unexpected night.

To her credit, Hillary Clinton has called Trump to concede the race — something I’m not sure I ever truly thought I’d see.

So now it’s official:

  • Donald J. Trump will be the 45th President of the United States
  • Gov. Mike Pence will be the next Vice President of the United States
  • The House will remain in conservative Republican control.
  • The Senate — another stunner — will remain under Republican control.

Coming from behind, making many mistakes, yet finishing strong, Mr. Trump did the impossible in this campaign, becoming the first non-politician, non-war hero ever to win the presidency in the entire history of the Republic.

He just finished his acceptance speech — I thought it was gracious, positive, and remarkably humble.

Trump said it is “time to bind the wounds” of the nation that promised…

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After much prayer and soul-searching, I have reluctantly decided to vote for the Trump-Pence ticket. Here’s why.

Joel RosenbergJoel’s forthright re-appraisal and informative explanation may help and be of encouragement to my readers ‘over the pond’.

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This is not easy for me. I did not get to this point lightly. Rather, it has been a matter of intense examination of the candidates and party platforms, studying the Scriptures (particularly I Samuel 8-12; see below), and listening to many thoughtful voices in the debate.

Anyone who has been tracking my writing during the course of this campaign knows how deeply concerned I am about Mr. Trump — his lack of experience, flip-flopping on issues, and the unkind and at times even vulgar or vitriolic language he uses against his critics. I had hoped he would be defeated in the primaries. Or challenged by a plausible third party candidate. Or would drop out after the release of the deeply offensive video of him speaking with Billy Bush.

But this is where we are. Now, it is truly is a binary choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. There’s no…

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A passing thought becomes fulfilled prophecy (#10)

In my musing Is the Lord Exposing Rotten Politics? UK, USA – next EU? we considered what was happening over the ‘pond’ regarding Obama and Clinton and I was prophetically guessing the Lord’s wanting to sort out deep corruption in governments. That’s now come to head at such an appropriate time with next week’s American elections up in the air over Hillary Clinton’s extremely suspicious activities.

Doesn’t it remind you how suddenly the political scene changed here as a result of the EU Referendum’s unexpected result favouring Brexit?  In several posts I’ve surmised the USA may follow on our footsteps in view of our spiritual link.

At the end of last December the Lord gave John Kilpatrick a clear prophetic word that he’d soon see “nations will shake and kingdoms be jolted”. In May he brought an Apolitical Prophecy in Holy Spirit’s Presence about the USA.

There are a couple of other items I’d like to draw to your attention, namely:

  1. Rick Joyner’s detailed analysis Is Trump The One? (Hat-tip Peter Allman)
  2. Joel Rosenberg’s reports of Monday and today on US Constitutional Crisis.

As an apolitical observer I offer these items purely for readers’ further consideration.

Israeli leaders are urging Jews to read through the entire Bible, verse by verse, chapter by chapter? Amazing, but true.

Bibi Netanyahu’s continuing interest in the Bible may have been encouraged by his long-standing good friend Dr Mike Evans of the Jerusalem Prayer Team. (He had a prophetic word about him as future PM of Israel, thus recommending him to PM Begin for his first political position – for prophecies click here.)

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netanyahu-biblestudyoct2016rivlin-launching929initiative(Central Israel) — You probably haven’t heard this in the mainstream media, but Israel’s most senior leaders are urging the Jewish people to read through the Bible, the whole Bible, verse by verse, chapter by chapter.

Can you imagine President Obama or any other U.S. leader calling on American people to read through the Bible? Neither can I.

Given the general trend here in Israel towards secularization, this is quite a surprising yet thoroughly encouraging development. I’m sure many of you are skeptical, but it really is true. Here’s the latest.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off the new school year here by encouraging children to rediscover the Word of God and Biblical roots of their Jewish heritage.

“First of all, the study of the Bible,” he said in August. “Knowledge is a critical word. We want to give it [knowledge of the Scriptures] to every child in Israel, Jews and non-Jews as one, religious and secular. This is the…

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Trip report from Amman: I’m so encouraged by what I see God doing in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Here’s why.

Such good news on the Lord blessing Jordan – many thanks Joel.

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JETS-JoelJETS-graduationOn Sunday night, I returned home to Israel from a very encouraging four-day trip to Jordan.

The purpose was to visit the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (JETS), at the invitation of its founder and president, Dr. Imad Shehadeh. A Jordanian national, Imad is a remarkable Arab believer who graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (and currently serves on the board of DTS). He has a deep passion for studying and teaching the Word of God and training others to “preach the Word, in season and at out” and it’s clear that the Lord has truly given favor to this man despite enormous challenges he and his wife have faced over the years.

Until this trip, Imad and I had never met, only communicated by phone and email. So I was enormously grateful for his invitation and eager to get to know him and his colleagues.

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FAILED COUP: Turkey’s increasingly dangerous Islamist President Erdogan returns to power.

Saturday morning’s news coverage – see also Debkafile Special Report.

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In a stunning night of violence, conspiracy and dramatic reversals, an attempted coup by a faction of Turkish military officers and soldiers determined to bring down the increasingly authoritarian and dangerous Islamist regime of President Recep Erdogan has failed.

Now what? What does the future hold for the nearly 80 million Muslims of Turkey?

Erdogan (pronounced “Air-do-wan”) was out of the country when the coup began late Friday night. But he was in contact with top generals who were loyal to him. By the wee hours of the morning, his plane landed in Istanbul and he announced that he was firmly back in control.

Calling the coup plotters “terrorists” engaged in “treason,” he ordered the arrest of more than 700 military officers and soldiers so far, saying “the army must be cleansed” of anyone disloyal to him.

Here’s the latest on the coup from the BBC:

  • Sixty people died during overnight clashes, many of them…

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