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Monday, April 30, 2012

Important Events in CUFI

Night to Honor Israel 2010

Christians United For Israel invites you to
A Night To Honor Israel

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 (Doors open at 5:00 pm)

Crossroad Community Church
20684 State Forest Rd
Georgetown, DE 19947

Keynote Speaker:  Erick Stakelbeck

Author, Correspondent, Terrorism Analyst

Erick Stakelbeck


 We need your support and please honor us with your presence at this
important Night to Honor Israel!

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
20684 State Forest Rd
Georgetown, DE 19947
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God blesses you and Shalom!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Take Action For Israel 12

Action 1:
U.S-Israel Cooperation
Please urge your House and Senate members to support resolutions (S. Res. 380 and H. Res. 568) affirming that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability and opposing any reliance on a policy seeking to contain a nuclear-capable Iran.
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Action 2:
Dear Friend,
Sunday night CBS reporter Bob Simon presented an episode of “60 Minutes” that was a pathetic excuse for objective journalism.  He begins the segment by remarking on the tragic state of Christians in the Middle East, where violence against Christians has spiked during the recent regional turmoil which some have dubbed the Arab Spring.  His remarks on Christian persecution in the Middle East last all of two sentences before he plunges into an attack on the only country in the region where Christians are safe: Israel.  The irony of this story is remarkable.  

The irony unfolds in the first 30 seconds of the episode as Simon says “… In Iraq and Egypt scores of churches have been attacked, hundreds murdered.  In Syria, revolution seriously threatens Christian communities.  The one place where Christians are not suffering from violence is the Holy Land.”  Simon then goes on to present a skewed narrative filled with misrepresentations and inaccurate facts, which ultimately paint Israel as the Villain.  For those of us who feel deeply for the persecuted Christians of the Middle East, it is hard to comprehend what motivates a Journalist to casually gloss over the travesty of the ongoing annihilation of ancient Christian communities throughout the region, in order to attack the only country in the Middle East where the Christian population is thriving.  

The damage that this piece of irresponsible reporting inflicts is two-fold.  First, and most obviously – it paints the democratic country of Israel in a negative light in a blatant attempt to dislodge Christian support for Israel.  Secondly– it deflects attention from the real tragedy befalling Christians all over the Arab world.  The real news story is that throughout the so called Arab Spring, the rapes, beatings, murders, looting and terror perpetrated against Christians in the Middle East have been endemic.  At a time when Christians are being terrorized by Islamic extremists and complacent regimes throughout the entire region, “60 Minutes” chooses to vilify the only safe haven for Christianity in the entire Middle East.

Click here to write to CBS and tell them that this reckless, politicized reporting will not do!  This is a poor example of news reporting and we expect more from a leading news network. 

Secondly we encourage you to speak out now in support of persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Visit the website which sends a message to Congressional leaders that US Aid of $600 million to the Palestinian Authority is not acceptable, especially with its poor record of the treatment of Christians.   On this site you can also learn the truth about who is actually persecuting Christians in the Middle East (which wasn’t reported by CBS).


Willem Griffioen
Executive Director
Israel Allies Foundation

Action 3:
60 Minutes Attacks Israel. Help us set the record straight!
Dear Joseph,
The media has done it once again! Last night, the CBS show 60 Minutes aired a story about the Christians of Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The story suggested that the Christian population of these areas is disappearing and that Israel is largely to blame for this crisis. Neither assertion is true.

What a wasted opportunity! The Christians of the Middle East are facing unprecedented peril. As Islamic terrorists have stepped up their attacks on the region's Christians, the ancient Christian communities of Iraq, Egypt and Syria are collapsing before our eyes. Yet 60 Minutes ignored this true tragedy in order to focus its fire on Israel's efforts to protect its citizens from the very same Islamic terror.

60 Minutes could have sounded the alarm about one of the great tragedies of our time. Instead, it chose to attack Israel -- the one country in the Middle East where the Christian population is growing and Christians are truly free to practice their faith.
Click here to tell CBS and 60 Minutes that you object to their decision to air this biased report which scapegoats Israel and ignores the real threats facing Christians in the Middle East.

Please take a minute to send this letter to CBS and 60 minutes now. Make your voice heard!
Set the record straight. Email 60 Minutes.
Blessings to you and those you love,
Pastor John Hagee
National Chairman
Christians United for Israel
David Brog
Executive Director
Christians United for Israel

P.S.  Don't forget -- there's another way you can stand up for Israel.  Join us for our seventh annual Washington, DC Summit from July 16-18.  By coming to DC and sharing your support for Israel directly with your congressman and senators, you send a powerful pro-Israel message that no amount of media bias can overcome!  Click here now for more details.  

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012


by Katy Sorsher Smith
Memorial Day 2012This year Israel is turning sixty-four. 
On Wednesday night Israel’s streets will erupt with sounds of joy and gladness as millions of its citizens will go out to the street to celebrate our country’s birthday.
For lack of a better comparison, imagine a big street carnival with many stages, performers, food stands, games for kids etc. – but imagine it in every city and every town in our country. 
Children will be running with Israeli flags, with silly strings and foam, spraying everyone they see on their way, and (for the most part) they will be met with a smile.
But just 24 hours before that, at 8pm on Tuesday night, a memorial day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror started, and for twenty-four hours Israel will be crying, remembering, and mourning.
In its short modern history, Israel has had eight major wars – not counting the many various military operations. That’s a war every eight years!
A day after Ben Gurion’s joyous proclamation of the termination of the British Mandate and the establishment of the State of Israel, we were attacked by five Arab armies from neighboring countries. The Independence War, which was really already in progress since the famous UN pro-Israel vote on November 29, 1947, intensified on multiple fronts. The war, which continued until July 20, 1949, is considered to be the bloodiest of Israel’s wars, with 6,373 killed and 15,000 wounded.
Operation Kadesh, also known as the Sinai Campaign of 1956 lasted 100 hours, during which IDF removed the Egyptian blockade of the southern city of Eilat, and conquered Sinai, which was later returned to Egypt – twice! In this campaign Israel lost 231 soldiers.
Israel’s most famous Six-Day War of June 1967 was definitely a turning point in God’s plan for His people. After two thousand years of “the times of the Gentiles,” when Jerusalem’s old city has been trodden down by nations, to the amazement and joy of every Israeli, the Old City once again returned to Israel’s possession. 776 Israeli soldiers fell in the Six-Day War.
The War of Attrition (1968-70) was a static exchange of artillery fire along the Bar Lev line on the Suez Canal. After Israeli Air Force began bombing attacks against targets in Egypt, Egyptians soon called for USSR intervention, after which the US, fearing nuclear confrontation, negotiated a “cease-fire stand-still” formula. Israel lost 1,424 soldiers between the Six-Day war and August 8, 1970.
0607-soldiers-in-jerusalem-1967These and other events allowed Egypt in secret coordination with Syria to prepare for the worst war in Israel’s history, when on October 6, 1973, on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), Israel came under a surprise attack. 2,688 soldiers fell. The Yom Kippur war was followed by a series of Separation-of-Forces agreements with Egypt and Syria, establishing a strip of territory in which no troops would be allowed.
The Lebanon War – Operation Peace for Galilee of 1982, started on June 6. Ceasefire with Palestinian terrorists in Lebanon which was declared in July 1981 was broken, and Israel had no other choice but to launch a campaign to protect her citizens in the north. A total of 1,216 soldiers were killed between June 5, 1982 and May 31, 1985. The operation was not successful for Israel, and many more soldiers were lost until Israel decided on a one-sided withdrawal from Lebanon. Years later, in 2006, Israel would launch another campaign in Lebanon – the Second Lebanon War, to fight the Hizbullah terrorists, who terrorized the entire north of Israel with rocket fire.
One other war Israel was a part of, even though IDF was not a participant, was the Gulf War of 1991. During this war, millions of Israelis, including yours truly, were practically glued to their gas masks and the specially-equipped rooms in their homes. Over a period of more than 1 month, 19 missile attacks were launched on Israel, causing 13 civilian deaths.
22,993. This is the total number of the lost in Israel’s wars, struggles and terror attacks since 1860. 126 of them since last Memorial Day.
Tonight at 8pm and tomorrow morning at 11am the sirens will once again remind all Israel that she is surrounded by enemies, who want this number to rise exponentially.
In this 24-hour mourning period, each name will be read somewhere in Israel. Across IDF bases, soldiers will keep watch near a memorial fire, periodically changing guard. There is not one person in Israel who is not personally affected by these wars and attacks. Either a loved one or a friend’s loved one – each home has someone to remember this day.
But just like Psalm 30 says, God has an amazing ability to turn our mourning into dancing. No waiting, no therapy – just like that – one minute you mourn – the next you’re filled with joy. Each year Israel is a great example of this, and one day she will be a wonderful example of God’s miracle of salvation, when all Israel shall be saved.
For everything there is a season under the sun. A time to mourn and a time to rejoice. A time to die and a time to live.
Today we tell Israel, “LIVE!” We say to the dry bones, “Be filled with the Spirit of God and arise!  Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the Glory of the Lord is rising upon you!” We mourn with you, Israel. We rejoice with you, Israel!

Happy Birthday, my dear Israel! You are not only my home, you are the dwelling place of the Greatest King, who will wipe away every tear, and restore you to Him!

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Part 1:

On April 26th, Israel will celebrate the sixty-fourth anniversary of her independence. One person who has a special reason to celebrate is Bracha.

Bracha is a fifty-eight-year-old widow who recently came to Israel after a long and painful journey from Ethiopia. She walked with her children and grandchildren for weeks to reach the spot where there was a plane to take them to Israel. Sadly, not all of them made it: Bracha’s daughter died along the way. “I continued to walk with my two children and her two children,” Bracha remembers, “but when we arrived at the plane, it was bittersweet.”

Despite this deep sorrow, Bracha feels blessed to be in Israel. “When we landed in the Holy Land, I kneeled down and kissed the ground,” she says. “I thought, This is the ground that my ancestors have been telling stories about for so many generations, and I kept thanking God that He gave me the opportunity of living out their dream.”

Once in Israel, Bracha struggled to support her children and grandchildren. “I felt so bad that I couldn’t provide food for them,” Bracha says.

Bracha soon learned about The Fellowship and how impoverished Jewish families in Israel can count on us to help during times of urgent need. “Now, each night when we eat dinner, we appreciate it so much and thank God and The Fellowship for giving us that blessing,” she says.

You can join Bracha in celebration and make a strong statement of support for Israel and her people when you donate to The Fellowship’s Guardians of Israel program.

Your gift will help us provide basic needs, such as food, clothing, and medical assistance that so many families, children, and elderly people — including Holocaust survivors — in Israel need right now.

While the world has changed a great deal since 1948 when Israel became an independent state, she remains surrounded by enemies, and spending on defense leaves the government with little to help destitute people like Bracha and her family. That is why each donation to The Fellowship can make such a meaningful difference.

The Fellowship is proud to be one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Israel. But that also means that we have a responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves. We hope that you will mark Israel’s independence in a very special way this year by making a generous donation to help needy Jews in the Holy Land.

Part 2:

Dear Pastor and Friend of The Fellowship,

On May 14, 1948, the fifth day of the month of Iyar on the Jewish calendar, Jewish leaders gathered in Tel Aviv to sign the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel—Israel's Declaration of Independence.

This extraordinary document states, "By virtue of our natural and historic right and on the strength of the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, [we] hereby declare the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel."

With this bold declaration, the modern State of Israel was born. And so it is that every year at this time Israel Independence Day is observed. Yom HaAtzmaut, as it is known in Hebrew, is a day of jubilation—a day for Jews to mark the re-establishment of their sovereign nation after generations of exile, and to celebrate the history and accomplishments of the modern State of Israel.

From the very beginning, Israel extended a hand of friendship to neighboring states, encouraging them, as Israel's Declaration of Independence puts it, to "establish bonds of cooperation and mutual help with the sovereign Jewish people."

Despite this, most of Israel's neighbors still do not recognize the Jewish state. Some, in fact, are preparing themselves for the day that they can, in the words of the Iranian president, "wipe Israel off the map."

Even in the West, with its values of democracy and personal liberty—values fully embraced by Israel—her legitimacy is routinely questioned in academic circles, on newspaper op-ed pages, and even in some churches. Sixty-plus years after its birth, it seems Israel is still the only nation on earth that is continually called on to justify its existence.

For Israelis and friends of Israel—indeed, for any fair-minded person who values democracy and freedom—Israel Independence Day should be, first and foremost, a day for celebration. On this day, let's thank God for a nation that stands as a beacon of democracy in the midst of authoritarian regimes… for a nation where every day scientific and technological advances are made that benefit the entire world… for a nation that, since its inception, has worked to fulfill the biblical promise, "Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn" (Isaiah 60:3).

U.S.Israel Relationship: Ties that Bind

While Israel's Arab neighbors reacted with hostility to the founding of the Jewish state, the U.S. became the first nation to recognize Israel. It is instructive to remember that the man primarily responsible for this was a devoted Christian—President Harry S. Truman.

In Truman's administration, there were those who spoke forcefully against U.S. recognition of the new Jewish state. One of these, Secretary of State James Forrestal, summed up this viewpoint by saying, "There are thirty million Arabs on one side and about six hundred thousand Jews on the other. It is clear that in any contest, the Arabs are going to overwhelm the Jews. Why don't you face up to the realities? Just look at the numbers!"

Harry Truman was not without his faults. He occasionally displayed in his private correspondence some of the anti-Semitic prejudices that were all too prevalent at that time. But, ultimately, it is to his everlasting credit that, as far as the right of Israel to exist was concerned, Truman was unimpressed by "the numbers."

In his memoirs, Clark Clifford, who was special counsel to Truman, remembers Truman's strong counterpoint to Forrestal's position: "From [Truman's] youth, he had detested intolerance and discrimination. He had been deeply moved by the plight of the millions of homeless of World War II, and felt that alone among the homeless, the Jews had no homeland of their own to which they could return."

As a Christian, Truman had other reasons to support the Jews' return to their homeland. Clifford continues, "[Truman] was a student and believer in the Bible since his youth. From his reading of the Old Testament, he felt the Jews derived a legitimate historical right to Palestine, and he sometimes cited such biblical lines as Deuteronomy 1:8: "'Behold, I have given up the land before you; go in and take possession of the land which the Lord hath sworn unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.'"

Truman never regretted his decision to recognize the Jewish state—a move he took just eleven minutes after Israel declared its independence. "I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have faith in it now," he said in 1952. "I believe it has a glorious future before it—not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization."

Call for Support

In light of the threats today against Israel and the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide, it is time for friends of Israel and the Jewish people to speak out. One of the most important battles Israel must fight is the battle for public opinion. You and your congregation can help Israel win this battle through prayer, advocacy, and by spreading the truth about Israel's ongoing struggle for peace and security. One easy first step you can take is to visit our Stand for Israel website ( to see how you can become involved.

With prayers for shalom, peace,

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

Part 3:

April 24, 2012
As Israel prepares to celebrate her 64th year of independence on April 26, I invite you to reflect with me for a moment on how far she has come in such a short time.
Today, Israel is among the world leaders in both business and technology — ranking second in both venture capital funds and hi-tech start-up companies, with the highest rate of entrepreneurship among women of any country in the world. Despite her hostile neighbors, Israel is still standing strong as the only democracy in the Middle East.
While there is much to celebrate about Israel and her people, she must unfortunately remain among the world’s leaders in defense spending. That is why, since 1983, The Fellowship has been dedicated to providing as much humanitarian assistance as we can, to help the most vulnerable in Israel.
Through our Guardians of Israel program we are reaching out to victims of terror, the elderly, youth and families every day. We provide food to hungry families, daily necessities to impoverished people, and bomb shelters to help protect Israel’s most vulnerable communities.
As one of the largest providers of social services in the country, The Fellowship has a unique bond with Israel and her people. We hope you will join us in wishing Israel a safe and very happy Independence Day.
With prayers for shalom, peace,
Rabbi Sig
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
You can show your support for Israel and her people by making a generous gift to help The Fellowship provide basic necessities and lifesaving protection today. Thank you

Part 4:
We have much to remember and also to give thanks for in our prayers this week. Although attacks on the Jewish state persist in all manners, we celebrate Israel's Memorial Day and Independence Day with grateful hearts. We take comfort knowing that, in times of war and in times of peace, God always show us his unfailing love. For this we rejoice!
  • More rockets have been fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza into the south of Israel. Please pray for safety for those Israelis who live in constant threat of danger, and as always, for peace in the land. “So Israel will live in safety; Jacob will dwell secure in a land of grain and new wine, where the heavens drop dew" (Deuteronomy 33:28).
  • This week, as we celebrate Israel’s Memorial Day (Yom Ha’Zikaron) and Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzmaut), give thanks for the freedom of the Jewish state, and remember all those who lost their lives to secure that independence. “I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts” (Psalm 119:45).
  • Pray for the family, friends, and all those touched by the life of Charles Colson, noted Christian leader and longtime friend of The Fellowship. Colson passed away this weekend, but his memory will live on. “May your unfailing love be my comfort” (Psalm 119:76).
  • Please pray for all of those who will make aliyah (immigrate to Israel) this spring. May they find security and comfort in the transition to their new home. “You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God" (Leviticus 19:33-34).
  • Pray for wisdom for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama, and all other world leaders who seek peace. “Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (2 Chronicles 1:10).

Happy Birthday Israel and congratulations for your Independence's Day!
God will blesses you today and forever!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

ELIJAH: The Minister of Restoration

Pr. Tupirani The First Pastor Arrested in Democratic Political System.


Julio Severo
Prophet Elijah was a man of God deeply involved in political activities. He was not a politician, but he admonished and rebuked politicians.
Elijah began his ministry with no fear to deliver a hard message to King Ahab (a political creature like president Lula in Brazil and like former president Clinton in the US):
“You’re the troublemaker… You and your family have disobeyed the LORD’s commands by worshiping Baal”. (1Kings 18:18)
Elijah kept confronting King Ahab subsequently through many other prophetic messages. (To see how God used Elijah in the political realm of Israel, read the chapters 17, 18, 19 and 21 of the book of 1 Kings and the chapter 1 of the book of 2 Kings, in the Old Testament.)
After fulfilling incredible prophetic missions in the politics of Israel, Elijah was taken by God (see the chapter 2 of the book of 2 Kings). Yet, he did not experience death. According to the book of the Prophet Malachi, Elijah will return. God says: “See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse”. (Malachi 4:5-6 NIV)
However, even before Elijah’s return, a partial, unexpected fulfillment has already happened (just as other partial, unexpected fulfillments are possible to happen):
Jesus answered and said to them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.” Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist. (Matthew 17:11-13 NKJV, the italics is mine.)
When Jesus said that Elijah will restore all things, he also meant that Elijah will put everything in order — especially in the political sphere. The Philips New Testament says that Elijah will “begin the world’s reformation”. The political world, in all its corruption, hypocrisy and wickedness, needs order, and God will send Elijah for this purpose.

John the Baptist: the first man to have Elijah’s anointing?

In the life of John the Baptist, Jesus himself recognized and explained that there was a partial fulfillment for that prophecy, that is, in addition to Elijah’s return, John the Baptist was also an Elijah of God to the world. Probably, the ministry of John the Baptist also shows that God can raise men in the Elijah anointing. Receiving the Elijah anointing, John the Baptist did what Elijah did. What did Elijah do? He rebuked rulers according to the powerful Word of God.
Just as Elijah, John the Baptist led his life in a prophetic seclusion “in the wilderness”, as a best way to seek God, as a best way to for him to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and be a powerful tool of God in the society.
Having the Elijah anointing, John the Baptist confronted Herod (other political creature like President Lula of Brazil and former President Clinton) because of a sexual sin in his life:
For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife”. (Mark 6:18 NIV)
Other Bible translations reveal that John made that rebuke frequently to Herod. Not only once, or twice, but whenever he saw Herod, John opened his mouth. He did not lose any opportunity to say that the king had broken God’s legal limits.
Strangely, what John was doing was the partial fulfillment of God’s promise in Malachi. Yet, no one could imagine that included in that promise was also the return of the Elijah anointing. John the Baptist may have been the first servant of the Lord to enjoy that anointing.
The prophetic mission of John the Baptist was to prepare the heart of God’s people for the greatest visitation of the Lord in the human history. Of course, spiritually, the Lord will keep visiting his people, to make great works, and servants of the Lord will help prepare the heart of God’s people for the visitations of the Holy Spirit in these last days. If the Lord keep pouring out the Elijah anointing, we will see men bold in the Holy Spirit, ready, according God’s Word, to rebuke rulers in sin and corruption.
What John the Baptist did frequently before Herod is a startling contrast with the reality of our days, where ordinary men and women who profess to be from God support politicians and rulers having a moral and sexual behavior worst than the behavior of Herod. Yet, the political involvement of John went as far as where those men and women do not dare to go. His political involvement did not flatter the powerful, but did reflect faithfully God’s perspective to deal with specific and serious moral problems.
Where the Elijah anointing goes in, goes in too the prophetic ministry before political authorities, so that their politics get aligned with God’s politics and so that politicians get morally aligned with God’s will and laws.
While Elijah in the Old Testament used to exhort the Jew rulers to lead a righteous lifestyle to please God, in the New Testament John exhorted Herod (who was not a Jew) to correct his sexual behavior. Herod had many serious problems (including dishonesty, corruption and violence) that deserved sharp rebuke. John could have confronted all of theses sins, for he had knowledge, through his parents who were from priestly families, of the important role of the Old Testament prophets in the denunciation against the corruption and oppression against the poor by government offficiais.
However, he acted according to the righteous priority God had put in his heart, perhaps because it did not much sense to press a politician to try to “fix” the things in the society when his life needed a moral “repair”. He did not waste his energy attacking all the sins of a politician. He began attacking head-on the sin his spiritual vision saw as the most critical in that point. His absolute priority was to deal directly with the moral issue, even though he did also condemn other sins in King Herod. For his attitude of rebuking the sexual sin of a man in the government, John eventually suffered prison and death.
Jesus endorsed the prophetic behavior of John. While John was in the prison because of the “crime” of condemning the sexual sin of Herod, Jesus had only kindly comments about him. “I can guarantee this truth: Of all the people ever born, no one is greater than John the Baptizer… If you are willing to accept their message, John is the Elijah who was to come.” (Matthew 11:14 GWV, emphasis is mine.)
If he lived in our days, there is no doubt that John would open his mouth before politicians like President Lula in Brazil, who actively promotes abortion and homosexuality in the society. Yet, who could say that the Elijah anointing cannot be given to men of God in Brazil? While the pouring out of this anointing is not seen, nothing keeps God’s people from crying out ceaselessly: “Lord, Brazil has in its government Herods and Ahabs, but where are your Elijah for Brazil?”

Restoring and reforming the political world

At the same time he declared John symbolized Elijah, Jesus made also clear that Elijah will really come to restore everything and begin the world’s reformation. There are many crooked, perverted and wicked things in the political leaders and in the politics and laws themselves made by them, and Elijah will come with the powerful Word of the Lord to rebuke the political world, to manifest to the haughty world rulers that God demands governments and nations to behave according to the righteousness of God’s Word.
Perhaps, as the example of John the Baptist, God will be able to raise also in these last days men to represent Elijah. After all, there are many Ahabs and Herods in the modern governments and they also need to be rebuked according the Word of the Lord. They need to know and recognize that God does not move only within the Christian churches, but also among the haughty world rulers. They need to feel, through the prophetic Elijah anointing in the servants chosen by God, that their politics and behavior are an abomination in the God’s eyes.
The Ahabs who promote the state idolatry, witchcraft, prostitution and homosexuality need to know God’s power through his prophets. The Herods who live wicked sexual behaviors need to be rebuked by the prophets having the Elijah anointing.
The world rulers have no right to do as they see fit, for God gave them the specific responsibility to serve God chastising the wicked and praising those who do good. God’s Word makes clear that governors “are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good.” (1 Peter 2:14 NKJV)
All human government was called to be God’s servant in this fundamental obligation:
“For [the State] is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.” (Romans 13:4 NKJV)
However, the modern State intrudes even God’s realm promising to grant everything (health care, education, etc.) to the population and meet all of their needs, as if it were God himself! Gerald Ford, US president in the 70s, said a great truth about government:
“If the government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have”.
When a government fails to be a minister of God in the mission God gave it to punish the wicked and praise those who do good and intrudes areas that God did not allow it (the control over children and education), then the State becomes a Monster.
The Brazilian government has been steadily failing in its responsibility to make Brazilian people safe from criminals, which is its obligation and also the duty God imposed on it. It has also been steadily failing in education and health care, which God did not entitle it. Result: the government takes away almost everything from its citizens, but it gives them almost nothing in return, and the little quantity the people receive is precarious and poor.
When the State wants to do everything, eventually it does almost no thing, except overburdening the population by a great number of high and unjust taxes. So much money for security, health care and education taxes and, at the end, citizens end up with no money and no one of the many state “promises” they were forced to pay at so high prices.
No government has God’s call to get involved in the control of families, children and promotion of politics of abortion, homosexuality and other perversions. The basic responsibility God gave the government is “to execute wrath on him who practices evil”. Everything that is beyond this obligation is state intrusion and may seriously be considered as illegality in the God’s eyes. The Elijahs of God will confront presidents, governors, mayors and other elected officials for the negligence of their obligation and will rebuke them for intruding spheres that are not proper for them.
Yet, where are the Elijahs of God to warn presidents and other governors that their government and their politics are unlawful in the God’s eyes? Where are the Elijahs of God to tell the government that its responsibility is just public security? Where are the men of God to imitate John the Baptist and say to the modern-day Herods: “What you are doing is against God’s Law”? It is very easy to come near a president or another corrupt and immoral public official and limit oneself to praise and flatter. Multitudes of religious leaders meeting high authorities do exactly so. They do not seek God’s face and when they are face to face with a governor, they have just praises, and often the governor rightly deserves rebuke and warning. There are abundant flatterers. But where are the Elijah? Where are the men with the anointed courage to tell to the presidents that their government broke the limits God gave?

The key to cultivate the Elijah anointing: the direct involvement of parents in the upbringing and education of their children

Where are the Elijah of God? They are, or they may be, in the spiritual environment proper for their development. God says:
“See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse”. (Malachi 4:5-6 NIV, emphasis is mine.)
In our time, the State has been getting children to distance themselves from their parents, for parents are not properly committing themselves in the lives of their children. With such state-induced separation, it has been very easy for parents to turn from children and children from parents.
The State, that Elijah and John the Baptist so much rebuked, has today as one of its supreme goals to control children — through schools. The state control over children and education is a recent novelty in the human history. Of course, the State alleges to defend “the right to education” of the children. Yet, even though parents have post-graduate college education, the Brazilian State, for example, does not give to those parents the right to homeschool their children, under the pretext that it wants “the best interests of the children” — which are, in fact, just a disguise to protect its best interests.
A child learning at home may receive a good education, if her parents have the means to sacrifice themselves in that education, and the State will have a hard time to sow its new and strange values in her while her parents are near. At school, even when children do not receive a proper education — and studies show that the Brazilian education is not well —, the important thing, for the State, is that faraway from their parents at least it is easier to put children in touch with different values from the values from their parents, values approved by the state criterions. The state god demands the sacrifice of children in the altar of the government indoctrination.
What is in stake is the life direction and values of the children. The State knows very well that the control over education and children is fundamental. So the government does not give up its own law that requires children to attend institutional school. The aim per se is not education. It is to distance a child from her home and keep her in the institutional environment — faraway from her family and their values — the most time possible. The result? After some years exposed to the state indoctrination, many teenagers from Christian families begin to fall away. When they finish a college, the majority get detached from God and his values or from family and their values. They end up “educated” and immoral, “educated” and rebel, “educated” and faraway from God, “educated” and faraway from the family values.
“Educated” is an expression virtually empty of its real meaning, for most schoolchildren who finish school today are functionally illiterate, writing and reading poorly, but very “educated” in completely unnecessary issues, as dating with birth control, abortion and free sex and pornographic sex education with a right to homosexual immorality.
The fact is that children are turning away from parents and their values, for their parents delivered them to the harmful influence of the state indoctrination of the institutional schools.
What is the advantage in a great “education” when the cost is the life and spiritual values of our children? Probably, the apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ would quickly sacrifice such academic opportunities, instead of sacrificing their children for the sake of this kind of education. They would never see education as more important than the life and spiritual values of their children.
If the apostles had just those two options, of course they would choose to protect their children. Yet, there are not only those two options. Where education is concerned, the institutional school is not the only choice! When the heart of the parents turns to their children, taking on the direct supervision of their education and upbringing and refusing to turn them over to the state Monster, the heart of the children turns — not to drugs, rebellion and wicked behaviors. Their heart turns to their parents. It is no coincidence that in the homeschooling movement most children admire and respect their parents, a behavior increasingly difficult when their children have already been attending an institutional school for some years. Education is the key. The State knows it. God’s Word teaches it. It is up for parents now to discover that important truth.
He who has control over the education of a child will have decisive influence over her values. That is why the State demands that control, even when parents have a great education. The State needs to control the education, so that it may have total freedom to preach and teach its “democratical” values — that are not anything more than its “gospel” of humanism, socialism, feminism, homosexualism and liberalism. The State needs to control the children, so that it may have total freedom to turn them into disciples of that “gospel”.
The state Monster uses the educational system to create small and big monsters according to its own image and likeness, so that they may learn from the state masters that what is an abomination in God’s eyes is normal for the state Monster, and that what is just and right in God’s eyes is abomination for the state Monster. There are abundant examples of that reality. The state Monster in Brazil sees as abomination the instruction of Proverbs giving parents the right and full freedom to discipline, through a rod of correction, the wicked behavior of their children. But it sees as normal and just to deliver, in adoption, children to gay couples.
The Brazil Without Homophobia campaign of the Lula government wants all Brazilians to respect sodomy. Parents not respecting sodomy run the risk of losing the custody over their children — which may be granted to a homosexual “couple”. Only a Monster could behave this way. And such Monster is real: it is the State.
The state Monster sees as normal to deliver unborn babies to the extermination of the legal abortion. For it, it is normal to teach schoolchildren that homosexuality and sex without marriage are life options and deserve respect.
The state Monster requires, in the religious classes in the public schools, Jesus Christ to be put in the same level of the gods of Candomble and other pagan and Afro-Brazilian religions.
The state Monster requires the exclusion of God and his values from schools and the social realm, under the pretext that the State is secular. The exclusion is willful, so that the place of God may be occupied by the state Monster. So, the modern State is like the old kingdoms, where paganism usurped the place that belonges to God. Today the usurper is humanism, statism, secularism, socialism and other similar ideologies.
Even with so a strong control and with draconian policies and laws governing education, the Lula government, after several years investing in the “improvement” of education, recognizes that its “objective failed” and that in the Brazilian education the “picture is negative”. In fact, it also recognizes that, even though institutional education is compulsory and homeschooling is banned, illiteracy is relatively high and that children finish fundamental education virtually unable to read and understand what they read. In other words, the government itself is saying that its education is a disaster!
In spite of that much-recognized failure, the Lula government was able to lower the compulsory school age, changing the law so that parents may be forced now to send their children to the state indoctrination of the institutional school no more at the 7-year age, but at 6. Yet, the state goal is much more ambitious:
“Information by the National Campaign for the Right to Education reveal preoccupying figures… More than 50% of the children between 0 and 6 years are not at school…”[1]
That information indicates a scary reality: in spite of the state failure in its education for children above 6 years who are forced by law to attend an institutional school, now the State worries that, below 6 years, only 50% children attend schools. The solution? Make school attendance below 6 years old compulsory too! The State is considering legal and political measures to extend its control over those little children.
The government is not happy with its performance in the illiteracy of the Brazilian children, but it is satisfied that its own laws keep children more under its own control and supervision than under the control and supervision of parents. What can then the government do when children are faraway from the direct supervision of their parents?
The Lula government has confessed its failure to educate schoolchildren in a minimally satisfactory way, but it wants to guarantee that they may have access to condoms and pornographic books at schools. The Brazilian State wants to make up for its educational failure through condoms and pornography. So schoolchildren will not worry about their low grades, for they will be intoxicated by free sex and a self-esteem induced by psychological techniques of brainwashing. They will become happy morons.
Parents who desire to invest themselves in their children for the sake of Jesus, upbringing children having their heart turned to their parents, will need the Elijah anointing, so that they may challenge the immoral state impositions requiring control over children in the education. In fact, the Superior Tribunal of Justice, perceiving the “threat” of homeschooling to the state ambitions, affirmed that “children do not belong to their parents”, in a judicial decision against a homeschool family in Brazil. The modern State, as the old pagan kingdoms, demands child sacrifices in its altars, and all effort by the Christian parents to rescue their children from that secularist and pagan sacrifice requires the Elijah anointing, requires the parental sacrifice in the lives of their children, taking on their education and the supervision and formation of their values.
The Elijah anointing is for these last days. It is for parents — to enable them to face the state absolutism. It is for parents — to enable them to dedicate themselves to the total education of their children. It is for parents — to give them courage not to deliver their children in the educational altar of the state Monster. It is for parents — to enable them to raise up prophetic children, in the anointing of Elijah and John the Baptist.
Elijah (and his last-days prophetic anointing) will convince parents to take on completely the upbringing and education of their children and the children to respect and admire their parents. That purpose has already been fulfilling itself in a startling way in the homeschooling movement, where parents turn to their children and children turn to their parents.

The homeschooling movement offers excellent opportunities to raise men and women in the anointing of Elijah and John the Baptist

Elijah (and his last-days prophetic anointing) will convince parents to reject the unfair state impositions in the sphere of upbringing and education of children. This anointing will challenge governments and politicians. It will be anointing to shake what needs for so a long time to be shaken. Before the determined state opposition to homeschooling, it is impossible for parents to get involved in that prophetic movement without challenging the corrupt, pagan and immoral State.
Yet, the cost is worthwhile. There is no greater blessing, for a family, than to have their children at the Lord Jesus’ feet, not under the paws of the state Monster and its immoral values. In order that such blessing may be a reality, God’s people, as Elijah did, will have to confront governments and authorities.
The fundamental characteristic of the prophetic lifestyle of Elijah, which will be active in the last days, is the prophetic isolation. Elijah lived completely isolated from the social sins. Surely, if there were public (state) schools in Israel in his time and if he had a family, he would not send his children to school. He would take on their education, in the Lord. That necessary isolation is part of homeschooling, where Christian children receive a good education, without the state indoctrination and without the pressures and influence of classmates who have morally problematic behaviors.
In his isolation, Elijah always sought God and got prepared to attend whenever God called him to go to society and confront its political leaders and wicked values. In homeschooling, committed parents have the opportunity to invest deeply in the spiritual, moral e educational formation of their children, preparing them to attend to God’s call in the social sphere, combating harmful values. Like Elijah, the homeschooling movement offers excellent opportunities for the parents to raise and educate children who will challenge the modern secularist, pagan, abortist, homosexualist and immoral political system.
While the aim of the Lord in the education is for parents to form their children in the Elijah anointing in these last days, the aim of the state Monster is to form the new generation in the ethical, sexual and spiritual anormality of Ahab and Herod.
Brazil and the world need Elijah’s return and many other men like him and John the Baptist.
We do not know how or when Elijah will come, but Elijah or the men having the Elijah anointing who will come will do a prophetic work of restoration in the governments, shaking the structures of sin and arrogance. Those men will have a life preparation as the life preparation Elijah and John the Baptist had.
It is much a possibility that God may have chosen the homeschooling movement to give parents the opportunity to raise children in the Elijah anointing. Those children, raised and educated isolatedly from the state indoctrination, will be strengthened in Bible values which will enable them to be God’s instruments to rebuke futurely political leaders, their immoral behaviors and their unfair policies.
Homeschooling, where parents turn to their children and children turn to their parents, is the proper soil for the “cultivation” of new Elijahs. Only this way it will be possible to escape from the curse that will occur as punishment to our nation because of the separation between parents and their children and children and their parents and because of the perverted policies of the state Monster that provoke and facilitate that separation. (See Malachi 4:6)
The opportunities of blessings are many in the homeschooling movement, but the parents who want the Elijah anointing for their children will need to pay a high cost because of the violent threats of Ahabs, Herods, Lulas and other menials of the state Monster. They demand complete control over the education of our children, a control God did not give them authority or permission to require.
In the past, the state Monster used to demand child sacrifices. That requirement has not changed. The state Monster is still thirsty for children.
Whom then we will deliver our children to? Which altar will we offer them in?
Whether by homeschooling or other Holy Spirit movements, the God who acted through Elijah is going to show to the world that he has not stopped his activities in the political world. He is going to show that he has not stopped confronting politicians in their immorality and injustice.
The best from God is still about to come.
Elijah shall come.

Your sons and daughters (or/and you) can be the Elijah in the future if you teach (or/and learn) the real values of God.
God blesses you and your family!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

HEARTBREAKING (Light a Candle)

My heart truly breaks for the millions of Jews who suffered the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust. But I am also deeply saddened for the thousands of survivors who now, in the twilight of their years, find themselves living in abject poverty and desperate conditions.
Tomorrow sundown, April 18, begins Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day. I invite you to light a candle of remembrance to honor the victims.
This day has special meaning for Jews and Christians all over the world. In Israel, all activity comes to a halt as the entire nation observes two minutes of silence. And around the world, Jews — often together with Christians — gather to memorialize the 6 million Jews murdered simply for being Jews. Among the people stopping to reflect will be a Holocaust survivor from Romania named Perla.
Perla now lives in Israel. She is 76 years old and has no family. She sleeps in homeless shelters and depends on a Fellowship-sponsored soup kitchen for her only warm meal each day.
“The Fellowship really cares for the neediest people in Israel and is the only place for me to turn to for help,” Perla says. “Thank you for being like my family during these difficult times.”
As Holocaust Remembrance Day approaches, our work takes on an added sense of urgency. Not only because of the desperate conditions so many elderly survivors like Perla are experiencing, but because the circumstances that allowed the Holocaust to occur are tragically once again taking shape before our eyes.
Today, Israel is under constant threat from her enemies. Anti-Semitism is once again on the rise around the world. There has never been a more critical time for us to stand united with the people of Israel and Jews everywhere and shout: “Never again!”
Please join with me and the thousands of Fellowship friends around the world by lighting a candle of remembrance honoring those who were murdered during the Holocaust and by praying and helping those poor survivors who still need us today.
With prayers for shalom, peace,

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
If you feel as strongly as I do about the heartbreaking conditions these elderly men and women now face, then I urge you to light a candle and make a generous gift to help them today.
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God protects the Jews and saves Israel!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Remembering Victims of Holocaust

by Katy Sorsher Smith
Jude yellow star of DavidThis morning started just as any other weekday morning in Israel. People went to work, making their way through the busy highways. Students went to school. The streets of every town were busy as the vendors opened their shops and boutiques. After all, this is just another Thursday.
But as the clock handles started approaching 10am, suddenly, the atmosphere started to change. In every school across the country, students were gathering outside. At the Yad Va'Shem Holocaust Museum a big crowd gathered. But the crowds were not what you would expect them to be... they were silent and that silence was heartfelt and deafening.
At 10:00am sharp, one after another, from every part of every city in Israel, sirens started wailing. They started at the lowest note, making their way up the scale, and when topped off continued their alarming sound.
As this started happening, people from every shop and business on the bottom floor went outside and stood in silence with their heads bowed. Every car on every road - even the highways - stopped in the middle, and the drivers with the passengers came out to stand with the entire nation as they remembered the 6,000,000 Jewish men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust.
In this silence, with just the sirens whistling, I always think about the silence in the gas chambers that came after the desperate screams and pleas - of people who were grasping for just one more breath of air - stopped. Because I grew up in Israel, I also see before my eyes the horrible pictures that documented these atrocities. Their voices will never be heard again.
It seems endless, but the sirens continued just for two short minutes. Then they made their way back down the music scale and died out completely. Students continued a ceremony of commemoration, as did those in Yad Va'Shem. Everyone else got back to work and to their cars, and continued with their daily routine. Aside from special TV programming that will continue until this evening, it is, again, just another Thursday.
Every year on Holocaust Remembrance Day the same thing happens across the nation of Israel. This will continue until the end of time - because we are the only voice the victims now have. The Jewish people who survived WWII swore to never forget. And we never will! No amount of Holocaust deniers will change that. Ever.
If you would like to be a part of this Day of Remembrance, we invite you to watch this video made by our Maoz media team.
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You might have seen it before. You might have seen it more than once before. But just as Israel remembers every year anew, we ask that you watch and remember again - and then click "Forward" to share this email and this video with everyone you know.

Let's let everyone know that we will remember, and never forget... but more than that - we will never allow this to happen again!

Please Pray...

- Pray for the Holocaust Survivors, whose numbers are decreasing with each year, for God to touch their hearts and bring them salvation.
- Pray for the families of Holocaust survivors and victims to have hearts open to God and His Good News. 
- Pray for the Lord to protect Israel from her enemies, and that He will never allow another Holocaust.
- Pray for salvation of all Israel.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012


First Support:
Vandals Destroy CUFI Billboard. Help Us Fight Back. DONATE NOW!
Dear Joseph,
The Israel haters are not an ocean away. They are right here in own backyard. We experienced this personally on Monday when vandals destroyed a CUFI billboard outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico purchased and placed by local CUFI members.
The way we respond to this attack will define us as people and as an organization. Will we back down? Will we get angry? Or will we rededicate ourselves to sharing our message? This last option is the Christian answer. We must respond by speaking out undeterred! We must respond by building CUFI!
Please help us demonstrate loudly and clearly that we will not be silenced. Please help us turn what was meant for evil into something positive! Please help us respond to this attack with more billboards, more pro-Israel events, and more CUFI members!
Blessings to you and those you love,

Pastor John Hagee
National Chairman
Christians United for Israel
David Brog
Executive Director
Christians United for Israel

Second Support:
Thanks to friends like you, Natalia and thousands of other hungry Jewish people in Israel and the former Soviet Union received food boxes filled with lifesaving staples and the special foods needed to observe Passover with dignity this year.

Yet, the suffering of the poor knows no season — and destitute Jews like Natalia need your help throughout the year. Please reach out today to show them that you care.

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God blesses you and Israel!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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U.S-Israel Cooperation
With the Middle East experiencing extraordinary chaos and instability, lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 (H.R. 4133 and S. 2165), which recommends several ways to strengthen U.S.-Israel strategic cooperation in such fields as missile defense, homeland security, energy, intelligence and cyber-security.

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God blesses Israel and America!