We have come near to the end of
the last Hebrew month of the sixth Hebrew year of this present Shmita cycle.
That means the seventh year, the Shmita year, is poised to begin with the
imminent sighting of the new moon in Israel in a day or two from right now. Have
you been watching the news? The Shmita Year of 2015 is coming in like a
lion, in terms of Biblically significant events. In fact, I've included reprints
of some news articles below that underscore the historic conflict now emerging
between the Israeli and USA administrations. I've highlighted some items in red
for your convenience.
If you have been following Tsiyon
since 2008, then you are not surprised that all of this is coming to a head at
this time. In the spring and summer of that year, 2008, the last Shmita Year,
Tsiyon broadcast a series of programs on Revelation which we call the Tsiyon
Revelation Series. This was followed up by a book entitled "Announcing:
Judgment Day." The message then revealed was that a forty year judgment of the
Churches had concluded with the start of the 2008 Shmita year, and that Messiah
was now turning His attention to the scattered remnant of Israel, while also
bringing judgment on the nations (see
Tsiyon News, End of Captivity for Israel - 2008! for more on this
timing). These events coincide with Revelation six, and the opening by Messiah
of the first seal of Revelation - the seal that released the Four Horsemen of
Revelation into the world.
Since 2008, many of the events
indicated by the Tsiyon Revelation Series have been unfolding. Most
relevant to this Tsiyon News are the revelations regarding the
Pale Horse Rider, whom we then revealed, had gone forth to foment a great
Middle East war against Israel. Since then, we have seen these events
developing, and have told you about them, often in advance.
For one such example, hear
Pale Horse, a program from early 2011, which discusses the Arab Spring
revolution and how it fits in to the Revelation events. Simply put, the Arab
Spring revolts destabilized the Middle East, bringing civil war, most notably to
Libya, Syria, and Iraq, preparing the ground for the formation of ISIS, which in
turn has provided an excuse for the Obama administration to cozy up to Israel's
Among other things, that program
revealed how the Arab Spring uprising actually began in 2008 with "a summit for
youth activists in New York which was organized by the U.S. State Department.
..Documents released by WikiLeaks revealed U.S. Embassy officials were in
regular contact with the activists throughout 2008 and 2009. ..Movements.org is
the official website sponsoring the summit meeting. ..These summit
meetings began in 2008, a look at Movement.org and what they have done at these
summit meetings would lead us to believe that these were actually planning
sessions with these activist groups planning out the revolution and what is more
on the website they seem to take credit for all of this. ..It outlines a number
of different people from various different think tanks and well known supporters
of the New World Order such as the Rand Corporation, it mentions the Carnegie
Foundation, they have been a New World Order organization for years, the
Carnegie Foundation of course was set up by one of the wealthiest men in the
world, Andrew Carnegie who was a one-worlder and much of their material is about
a one-world government. There are many representatives of the United States
government too that have been involved from the very beginning, people for
instance from the State Department, interestingly the World Bank was
represented. Now imagine this, a bunch of college kids meeting with someone from
the World Bank. ..Hillary Clinton spoke at one of these summits for example.
President Obama’s media team was present at one of these summits. ..The Pale
Horse is really a form of a globalist agenda or a New World Order plot that
began in 2008."
Pale Horse program of early 2011 Dawn reminded me of earlier programs I had
done in 2009 and 2010, saying; "while you were teaching on the Signs in the Sky
series you were pointing out to us that you believed that there were going to be
others involved [in the plot against Israel] besides the Islamic nations and
that you roughly thought that this plot to destroy Israel would take place in a
Middle East war somewhere around 2014 or 2015."
Dawn may have been remembering
these comments from a program in 2010: "Israel is between the straights, they
have the Iranian problem growing, mounting a threat to their very existence on
the one side, they have the hatred of the world on the other side and then they
have their friend the United States of America pushing them towards destruction
from behind ..what we’re looking at, what is suggested by these signs in the sky
that we’ve been talking about points to this time, this dark time that Israel is
in the midst of right now which seems to be growing and intensifying. So all
indications are that this is going to be the situation for Israel that this
pressure is going to continue to build, this will lead to war, this is what is
indicated for us in the signs in the moon .. it seems to pinpoint the 2014-2015
period for this major war that is foretold in Scripture to happen and yet what
the Scriptures seem to indicate for Israel is that Yahweh is going to support
her through this time of crisis when we get to the end of this straights period
and this war happens and Israel will have a tremendous victory, a great victory
over all of her enemies who are even now working up a plot to destroy her."
As you can see from all this, we
have been anticipating the Shmita year of 2015 for the last seven years. To
bring in this exciting Shmita year, Tsiyon has special programming planned all
this upcoming month, starting with a special 2 hour On the Road to Tsiyon
program this Sabbath. You can hear this special program on our Radio station,
Tsiyon Road, or you can download this special program on demand for free
from our website at:
Clearly, the stage has now been
set for the events we have been pointing forward to through this entire Shmita
cycle. As we enter into the Shmita year of 2015 the world should get ready for
the white-knuckle ride of the century.
Blessings and Shalom,
Eliyahu ben David
PS - Don't miss the news on Tsiyon
and Israel below.
Shmita 2015 is upon us!
To bring in this exciting
Shmita year, Tsiyon has special programming planned all this upcoming month,
starting with a special 2 hour On the Road to Tsiyon program this
Sabbath. You can hear this special program on our radio station, Tsiyon Road,
or you can download this special program for free from our website at:
DEDICATION SERVICE for
TABERNACLE OF GREATER AUSTIN TEXAS
Our Tsiyon Tabernacle building is now almost
completed and will be ready for Dedication to the Sacred Service of YHWH on
April 2, 2015, just a day or two before Passover! We will be scheduling special
presentations at the new worship center throughout the day, with different
morning, afternoon and evening presentations. These will focus on the Tsiyon
mission, the role this building is expected to play in that mission, and the
inspiring story of faith on the part of those remnant believers, who by faith
and self-sacrifice, worked together to make this building a reality! The high
point of the evening service will be the actual dedication of this labor of love
to the exclusive service of our loving Heavenly Father and His self-sacrificing
Son, Messiah Y'shua, and His Davidic Kingdom. This is a landmark event
for this ministry, and we invite all of our members and friends to come and be a
part. For RSVP or further information see below.
PASSOVER 2015 -
We invite our Tsiyon members to come and
join us for this Passover, which will be either April 3 or 4, according to the
new moon sighting at the start of the lunar month of Abib (Aviv). With the
Tetrad Moons in progress, and the start of a new shmita year, as well as
immediately following upon the Dedication of our new Tsiyon Tabernacle building,
this promises to be an especially memorable Passover. RSVP now,
since Passover is coming
up soon. For RSVP or further information see below.
(before March 20 please) -
We have limited capacity, so, if you think you might like
to come to one or both of these Tsiyon events, please
contact us soon from our website, or, if in the USA, call us toll-free at
230-2440. We would
love to send you an information packet so you can come and join us!
Need to talk to us? - In the USA and Canada just call us toll free at (888) 230-2440 for help. Internationally, email us and we will arrange a phone or Skype call for you.
Israel's election, now what?
Reprint: Associated Press, Mar 18,
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis woke
up Wednesday morning to find that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing
Likud Party came in first in parliamentary elections. It was a stunning
turnaround after a tight race that had put his lengthy rule in jeopardy. Here is
how things could play out now:
HOW DOES A GOVERNMENT COME
TOGETHER IN ISRAEL?
Voters in Israel choose party
lists, not individual candidates, and seats in the 120-member parliament are
allocated based on the number of votes each list receives. No single party has
ever won an outright majority of 61 seats, requiring a major party — usually but
not always the largest — to lead a coalition.
The parties have a wide range
of platforms, including social or security issues or catering to needs of
specific sectors in Israeli society like ultra-Orthodox Jews or Israeli Arabs.
But overall, they tend to fall into one of two blocs — the nationalist and
security-focused right wing or the dovish center left, which promotes social
welfare programs and is more conciliatory toward the Palestinians.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
will consult with the various parties before officially tasking someone --
likely Netanyahu -- with the job of forming a new coalition. If successful, he
becomes prime minister again. If not, the president asks another party leader to
try. With Netanyahu's natural allies holding a solid majority, he is expected to
quickly form a government.
NETANYAHU'S ELECTION PROMISES
Netanyahu focused most of his
campaign on his pledges to prevent Iran from obtaining the capability to make a
nuclear weapon. But as he struggled in the final days of the race, Netanyahu
began taking a tougher stance on peace talks with the Palestinians in order to
appeal to hard-line voters.
In a turnaround of the policy
he spelled out in 2009, Netanyahu said he opposed the creation of a Palestinian
state, a centerpiece of U.S. policy, saying Islamic extremists will take over
any territory Israel exits.
After largely ignoring domestic
issues, he also vowed to resolve Israel's housing crisis and high cost of living
— central concerns of his challengers.
HOW REALISTIC ARE THEY?
The U.S and other Western
powers are negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program in an emerging deal
that Netanyahu abhors. Relations with the Obama Administration reached a low
point early this month when Netanyahu stated his case before Congress. It's not
clear what else he can do to stymie the deal. He has hinted at a military option
but that is unlikely.
Peace efforts with the
Palestinians have been stalled for years, and there are no signs that they will
resume anytime soon.
Israel can expect
pressure to resume negotiations. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the
European Union both appealed Wednesday for a resumption of peace talks. The
White House said it still believed in the two-state solution — even if Netanyahu
no longer does.
With most Israelis
disillusioned by years of failed peace efforts, domestic issues such as the
housing crisis and growing gaps between rich and poor took center stage in the
Netanyahu hasn't detailed any
real plan to resolve those issues, which brought hundreds of thousands of
Israelis into the streets in 2011. But the new Kulanu Party, which focused its
campaign entirely on bread-and-butter issues, is expected to play a key role in
the new coalition.
RELATIONS WITH THE US
Netanyahu's actions during the
campaign worsened already strained relations with the White House.
The Obama Administration was
angered by the congressional speech, which was arranged behind its back with
The White House said Wednesday
it was "deeply concerned" by disparaging comments made by Netanyahu about Arab
voters on election day and also said it was re-evaluating its positions
following Netanyahu's opposition to Palestinian statehood.
Dore Gold, an unofficial
adviser of Netanyahu, said the deep and longstanding ties between the two
countries would overcome the latest crisis.
WHAT ABOUT THE PALESTINIANS?
Netanyahu's re-election created
new opportunities and challenges for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. With
peace talks off the agenda for the time being, he can pursue his strategy of
trying to bring international pressure to bear on Israel with more gusto.
However, Abbas needs to
maneuver carefully in his day-to-day relations with Netanyahu to avoid an
escalation that could bring down his self-rule government in the West Bank.
After two decades of failed
U.S.-led negotiations, Abbas is trying to break Washington's monopoly on
brokering a deal. As part of this strategy, Abbas sought and won international
recognition of a state of Palestine in 2012 from the U.N. General Assembly.
Earlier this year, Palestine joined the International Criminal Court in pursuit
of war crimes charges against Israel — though any decision is now up to the ICC
deal 'unprecedented' surrender
Reprint from: The Hill - March 14, 2015
Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton said Saturday that President Obama
is negotiating “an unprecedented act of surrender” with Iran in discussions over
its nuclear weapons program.
“This deal is fundamentally flawed,” Bolton said at the South Carolina National
Security Action Summit in West Columbia. “There really is no deal I’d trust Iran
with. It is a regime determined to have nuclear weapons and this deal will give
it to them.”
The Obama administration is hoping Iran will slow or stop its nuclear armaments
research in exchange for removing economic sanctions. Britain, China, France,
Germany and Russia are aiding U.S. efforts to bargain with Iran. The two sides
will resume talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, next week.
Controversy erupted over an open letter Republicans sent Iran’s leadership
Monday. It vowed Congress can void any deal it finds unsatisfying and was signed
by 47 GOP senators.
President Obama said Friday he was “embarrassed” for the message’s signers. The
move has drawn swift criticism from social media, with the hashtag #47Traitors a
recurring trend online last week.
Bolton rebuked the president’s response as unjustified Saturday. He said the
senators were not traitors, but rather lawmakers who “stood up for the
“The president coddles the Iranian ayatollah and attacks his own countrymen and
our closest allies over this deal,” Bolton said Saturday. “The danger we hope to
avoid is now imminent. This is just one example of how the president doesn’t
care about America’s national security.”
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, blasted the letter’s
“backstabbing” on Thursday. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), the letter’s driving
force, criticized the Ayatollah’s regime Tuesday.
“They’ve been killing Americans for 35 years, they’ve killed hundreds of troops
in Iran, now they control five capitols in the Middle East,” Cotton said on
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “They are nothing but hard-liners in Iran, and if they do
all of those things without a nuclear weapon, imagine what they would do with
Bolton said Saturday that Obama’s
eagerness for a deal would give Tehran a “free pass” for nuclear arms.
He said American voters should
thus make national security the central issue of 2016’s presidential elections.
“The gravest threat to our
national security sits in the Oval Office,” Bolton said.
“The next two years can’t pass swiftly enough. For God’s sake, let’s not make
the same mistake in 2016.”