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Tsiyon, the perfection of beauty,
God shines forth"
MINISTRY PARTNER MEETING:
Are you a Tsiyon Ministry Partner? Thank you so much for
helping us get the word out! We will
holding our next partner teleconference meeting on
Mon, Oct 3, 2011. Check your email for
details. Not a Tsiyon Ministry Partner yet? There is
time to join Eliyahu and Dawn at the
next teleconference partner meeting. You can join here:
Friends and Partners - Thank
you! Eliyahu & Dawn, John & Sue, Shelia, and David &
Kathy, have all been hearing from so many wonderful folks wishing to share their concerns,
prayers, and well wishes after the recent Texas fires. The entire Tsiyon Team wishes to thank each of
you for your emails, live help chat, phone calls, mail, and prayers.
Listener Q + A
Listener Comment -
Eliyahu, I have a couple of comments to make . . .
1. Please discontinue my email address _. This turns out to be a
doubling up on the Newsletter since I also get it at the above
2. In your last Newsletter, you say that Elijah, or Eliyahu will be
the one sent to bring the people back to the land. Would that
possibly be you? One can hardly overlook the name Eliyahu ben David
in this respect!
3. In the several years I've been listening to your weekly
broadcast, and I don't think I've missed even one since I began, I
was disappointed in a program of interviews where the interviewer
gave a free pass to both interviewees. I will restrict my comments
to three points:
The "fact" that there never was any Palestinian state
was not so much as mentioned with either interviewee. To my mind, it
would have been most beneficial for the interviewer to bring this
truth to light for the sake of the Palestinian and the Israeli, and
Also, the farce of the Oslo Accords was continued in the minds of
all three, and thus in the minds of your listeners. All in all, my
feeling is that this was a very poor way to present such an
important subject as the Israel of YHVH.
I also wondered about the "Israeli" who was interviewed, since he
had a very American name and an American accent. From as diverse a
culture as is found in Israel, why was this particular person chosen
to represent the Israeli perspective?
On the other side, was the Palestinian a true composite of that
sector of the Israeli population? I've heard many Palestinians do
not want the Islamic state... just look at Gaza, they say. (from
mag: Israel Today) In fact, an insightful "gaze on Gaza" might have
been an interesting point in the interview with the Palestinian. The
interviewer just didn't do his part.
I know you can't please everyone, Eliyahu. I hope you
are not offended by my critique. This was simply not a program of
the quality that you are known for producing. But, perhaps the fire
has left you without the means for other programming?
I have not heard much about your needs.... maybe my own fault and
those needs are on your webpage? I did email asking for your
address, thinking that that had changed what with the fire
destroying your home. I hope to hear from you or someone there...
Tsiyon Answer -
writing. My answers follow.
1. I've removed your email address [as requested].
2. My name is Eliyahu and my work is to gather the
remnant of Israel. This is the name and the call given to me by
YHWH. Does that make me the Elijah to come? My belief is that whom a
person is in the Kingdom must be defined by what a person actually
does. The Elijah to come will be the person who actually
accomplishes the task of gathering and leading the remnant back to
Israel. Until that has happened any claim to be the Elijah to come
is, at best, premature, and at worst, presumptuous. My focus is not
to make claims about myself, but to do the work YHWH puts before me
3. I am not
offended by your critique of our recent interview program. I'm
pretty sure your opinion about the "Palestinian question" is very
close to my own, and different in a number of respects from either
of the interviewees on the program. I think it's important to
remember that I said as much in the program, that these interviews
did not reflect my opinion. What I felt the interviews demonstrated
was the perceptions on the ground that make the conflict
intractable, from a personal level. I think the interviews
accomplished that. However, I understand your disappointment that
the discussion did not consider important points regarding the
issues in the conflict. No doubt we will get to those in another
program sometime. However, the goal of this particular program was
not to present those issues, but to look at the situation through
the eyes of people personally effected by the conflict. I agree with
you that this is not the best program we ever did, but I think it
accomplished the limited purpose we had for it.
Finally, as to the fire, our address remains the same
and we can collect our mail. It is still early to know what our
needs will be. We don't have the capacity to receive a lot of stuff,
until we have a home again, so we haven't emphasized that on the
website. Really, the only help, other than prayer, that makes sense
right now is funds, and we do have a link for that in the sidebar of
Thank you very
much for your feedback. It helps us a lot to know what our listeners
are thinking. Blessings in Messiah, Eliyahu.
- Racist and Bigot?
most recent program, you make a racist remark @37:48 "he is ignoring
the fact that a lot of his countrymen are terrorists and have no
room in their heart to coexist with Israel and therefore he has to
suffer because their are so many radicals bent on destruction of
Israel". You attempt to present both sides, but your comments show
your true bigotry. This is not Hebraic thought, but straight from
the worst of Christian-hate. You teach rightly that Israel is the
descendants of Jacob. Why do you lack understanding of this
knowledge in this area? It shows a defect of integrity. What do you
do with the Palestinians who are children of Jacob who have been
removed from their land for these more than 60 years? Why do you
side with the usurpers?
Tsiyon Answer -
NOT Racist and Bigot!
Thank you for your
feedback. In calling me "racist" and a "bigot" you are entitled to
your opinion. In point of fact, however, the comment you cite as
racist is not racist, but a simple statement of fact documented
hundreds of times in the press. As for presenting both sides, that
was not the point of the program. The point was to show on a
personal level why the conflict is intractable, which the program
does. As for me, I stand with the so-called "usurpers" - Israel - on
this issue and make no apologies for that to you or anyone else. My
reasons for that stand are Scriptural and were stated on the
program, so I will not be repeating them here. One last thing: If
you think my program is "racist" then where is your "integrity" in
listening to it? Perhaps you would be better placed listening to the
anti-Jewish rhetoric of a Palestinian/Islamic program instead.
Happy Yom Teruah - the
Day of Shouting! What do we have to shout about? This is the feast
day when our Messiah will return! How exciting is that?
I think we have a
great program to go along with this theme. The Chariot of YHWH is on
the move, bringing that amazing day we are all looking for
ever-closer. There is a lot we can learn for this hour in this
message, also. Enjoy!
Eliyahu ben David