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Tsiyon Bound Remnant Encouragement Tour, 2009: Danny Lee and SueJean of Tsiyon Bound fame are on tour this summer through much of the USA via RV. In fact, they just started this week! This is not merely a pleasure trip, however. They are sent out on a mission - to encourage the Remnant! While they may not be able to see everyone who requests a visit this time around, they will do their best to try. Can you arrange a concert or get-together at your home or area? Danny and SueJean would love to do some songs for you from their Tsiyon Bound album - or just visit, if that works better for you. The whole point is to encourage the remnant - you - in the midst of these uncertain days. Look to future issues of the newsletter to read more about their trip as the summer progresses. If you would like them to visit you drop SueJean an email.
Summer Meeting Schedule: Everyone is out and about in the summer, so we are adjusting our Tsiyon Meetings to suit that need. Starting immediately we will be folding all meetings into one or two Tsiyon Partner Meetings per month. The next one will be this Monday evening. We will be sending a notice to all partners.
Note from Dawn: Anyone interested in helping to get the radio program on their local station and/or arranging a book tour in their area should contact Dawn.
Listener Comment: Hi Eliyahu, Before coming to the Messianic way I have understood [Ephesians 2:1-2] to mean something in particular to the final generation, "prince of the power of the air." In the media you hear "On the Air" when something is being broadcast live, be it radio or TV. Now we have Satellite, Cable the Internet and at some point, Satan will assume control over all of these media formats. And Antichrist / Antimessiah will use these against Israel and the world to spread his deception and delusion. I still believe this. Does "prince of the power of the air" mean something other than how I'm interpreting it?
Tsiyon Answer:Great question. By extension your explanation of Eph 2:2 is probably correct, since satan largely rules the airwaves. However, Paul had a more fundamental level of meaning in mind in writing the verse. Let’s take a look at those verses in context now.
"And He has made you alive, who were once dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the
prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of
disobedience; 3 among
whom we also had our way of life in times past, in the lusts of our flesh,
fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the thoughts, and were by nature the
children of wrath, even as others." Eph
these verses Paul does not elaborate much on the meaning of his statement, the
prince of the power of the air, merely following it up with the
spirit that now works in the children of disobedience.
Then he continues on with his narration of the big picture of Yah’s
plan for His own. Later in this
same book though, Paul devotes a significant part of his closing words to this
exact same theme introduced in 2:2. I’m
talking about the famous “armor of God” verses in Ephesians 6.
Eph 6:12-13 to the verse under discussion:
"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the world's rulers, of the darkness of
this age, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
let’s compare some of the words used in both verses to see what they mean.
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is speaking of the same truth we discussed in our Matrix series of programs. So
long as we go on breathing in the atmosphere of spiritual wickedness which
permeates the world around us then we are dead, so far as YHWH is concerned.
That’s because we are influenced to be just like the wickedness all around us
and even breathed in by us, and don’t even know it as wickedness – it is
just normal life to us, though it is really sin and death. It
takes a miracle from YHWH through Messiah to release us from the hold of
spiritual wickedness that characterizes this world. Until that happens we are
dead even though we think we are alive.
delivered from the darkness we must walk in the light as set-apart children of
the living God. If we do not live set-apart lives, actively wearing the armor of
God and taking up the battle with His sword and shield, then we will soon be
overcome by the plots and evil schemes of the spiritual powers who actively
deploy plans against us to re-capture our souls to destroy us.
eyes need to be opened to the pervasiveness of our enemy and his schemes. In
fact, he has assigned forces of spiritual wickedness to devise and deploy
specific schemes to undo every true child of God. Those forces aren’t just out
there – they are out there planning and working to destroy you by name! This
is the war we must fight every sing le day. If anyone is not fighting the battle
then it can only mean they have lost already to the prince of the power of the
le day. If anyone is not fighting the battle then it can only mean they have lost already to the prince of the power of the air.
Thoughts from Eliyahu ben David:
Yesterday, USA President Obama made a landmark speech in Cairo, Egypt, in an effort to "forge a new beginning" with the Islamic world. He included four quotations from the Koran and used Arabic greetings. His speech was polished and his delivery, mesmerizing. His speech received high marks around the world. Perhaps, if I did not know Scripture and the God of Israel, I would judge the speech as an attempt to be honest, even-handed and a vision for a better world. Since I do know Scripture and the God of Israel I see the speech for what it truly is: the start of a new and powerful global propaganda offensive designed to clear the path toward a one-world government - at Israel's expense. The NWO vision of President Obama in which the "Palestinians" are represented as having a valid claim to Holy Land which YHWH has entrusted to Israel puts the NWO, President Obama and the USA on a collision course with The Almighty. My new book, Announcing Judgment Day, comments on this developing conflict at its root cause, jealousy of Israel's special status in the plan of YHWH. The claim is that all people and all nations are "equal" and on that basis President Obama disregards the Holy Covenant YHWH made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the Mosaic Covenant as well, as if he knows better than God what is "fair." As my book states; "In choosing one nation out of all nations to have a unique status, YHWH has acted within His rights as Creator of all. It is for the creature to conform to the will of the Creator, not for the Creator to adjust Himself to modern notions of the equality of nations. Indeed, He laughs at the nations in their ridiculous arrogance."
must all this lead? The Scriptures are clear enough. President
Obama is bringing a curse upon himself and his nation. The more
President Obama attempts to force his will the worse that curse
will become. After a period of patience the outcome to the
opposers of the Divine Will must be war, death and destruction.
The die is cast. All I can say is, pray for the righteous and be
busy at the work of our Lord.
Eliyahu ben David
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