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Tsiyon Messianic Radio Newsletter  - Vol 10.09 -  12/14/6014 TAM  -  03/05/15 AD


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Holy cow - the red heifer

"Tell the sons of Israel to bring you a red heifer without spot, in which is no defect, and which was never yoked."
Bamidbar/Numbers 19

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From Eliyahu

Hello friends,

Before I tell you about the "holy cow" I want to address the latest big moment in the ongoing struggle of the State of Israel, which I know is still on our reader's minds. The speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the U.S. Congress this week has been a huge news event for everyone who is awake to Israel, current events and Bible prophecy. From 2008 forward Tsiyon has been talking about this 2015 time period and a betrayal of the State of Israel that we have been expecting, that we believe could lead to a war of Biblical proportions in the Middle East. Now, here we are in 2015, and right on time, the headlines are reporting a massive parting of ways between Israel and the Obama administration on the Iranian threat. This rift could easily lead to the war we have been talking about since 2008, as a sober reading of newly-released information below indicates. All of this imbues renewed urgency into our Tsiyon Tabernacle Dedication and Passover Celebration also reported below. We have been working hard to position Tsiyon to be a help to our members through upcoming global events, however they may unfold, in 2015 and beyond. Please consider joining us for these special meetings at Tsiyon HQ, as we come to grips with the challenges ahead.

Now, holy cow! Yes, I'm talking about the red heifer of Numbers 19, which is the subject of our latest Midrash. Perhaps you've heard about the red heifer before, since this subject sometimes makes the news. The reason is this: Rabbinical sources believe a third Temple should be built in Jerusalem. However, they also believe the priesthood of such a Temple requires cleansing with the ashes of a perfect red heifer, and cannot start officiating without that cleansing. For this reason, the Temple Institute in Jerusalem, which is overseeing the effort to raise up a Third Temple, is always on the lookout for a perfect red heifer. In the summer of 2014 they found one!

You can see it on YouTube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byAoFbA6cr8

The Temple Institute says that the red heifer passage of Numbers 19 is the most difficult concept in Torah to comprehend. In fact, they believe this portion of Torah was the only mystery that the wise King Solomon could not understand! Frankly, I don't think the Red Heifer Mystery is all that hard to grasp - if you simply know where to look. Tune into our latest Midrash and see if this teaching on the red heifer rings true to you.

Blessings and Shalom,

Eliyahu ben David

PS - Don't miss the news on Tsiyon and Israel below.




TSIYON TABERNACLE OF GREATER AUSTIN TEXAS Tsiyon Tabernacle of Greater Austin Texas

We are excited to announce that 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.

RSVP NOW (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 (888) 230-2440. We would love to send you an information packet so you can come and join us!

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Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

Kuwaiti paper claims unnamed Israeli minister with good ties with the US administration 'revealed the attack plan to John Kerry.'

Reprint from: Arutz Sheva, 3/1/2015

IDF JetsThe Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.

According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel's back.

The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister who has good ties with the US administration revealed the attack plan to Secretary of State John Kerry, and that Obama then threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Al-Jarida quoted "well-placed" sources as saying that Netanyahu, along with Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon, and then-Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, had decided to carry out airstrikes against Iran's nuclear program after consultations with top security commanders.

According to the report, “Netanyahu and his commanders agreed after four nights of deliberations to task the Israeli army's chief of staff, Benny Gantz, to prepare a qualitative operation against Iran's nuclear program. In addition, Netanyahu and his ministers decided to do whatever they could do to thwart a possible agreement between Iran and the White House because such an agreement is, allegedly, a threat to Israel's security.”

The sources added that Gantz and his commanders prepared the requested plan and that Israeli fighter jets trained for several weeks in order to make sure the plans would work successfully. Israeli fighter jets reportedly even carried out experimental flights in Iran's airspace after they managed to break through radars.

Brzezinski's idea

Former US diplomat Zbigniew Brzezinski, who enthusiastically campaigned for Obama in 2008, called on him to shoot down Israeli planes if they attack Iran. “They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?” said the former national security advisor to former President Jimmy Carter in an interview with the Daily Beast

“We have to be serious about denying them that right,” he said. “If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a 'Liberty' in reverse.’"

Israel mistakenly attacked the American Liberty ship during the Six-Day War in 1967.

Brzezinski was a top candidate to become an official advisor to President Obama, but he was downgraded after Republican and pro-Israel Democratic charges during the campaign that Brzezinski’s anti-Israel attitude would damage Obama at the polls.


One Iranian Nuke Could Obliterate Israel’s Heartland

 By Eliyahu Ben David with excerpts from DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2015

One dread Iranian nuclear threat postulatedOn March 3rd Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu, gave a historic speech to a joint session of the USA House and Senate, warning against the danger of making a deal with Iran which could allow Iran to achieve atomic weapon capability. Israel has stated that even one atomic bomb in the hands of Iran is an existential threat. Some have thought this view to be over-protective, since Israel is believed to have an atomic arsenal of its own.

In the face of Israel's entire alleged atomic arsenal just how big a threat could one atomic bomb really be? Now a chilling-but-believable scenario comes to light which demonstrates how just one strategic nuke could literally wash half the State of Israel off the map!

Below in italics are excerpts of a recent Debka article summarizing this threat:


..One potential scenario that, given Israel’s small size, would call for no more than one nuke to destroy its heartland and inflict at least an estimated million casualties. This nuclear bomb or device would be dropped from an IranAir civilian airliner on a regular run from Larnaca over the Mediterranean about 100 km from the Israeli coast.

After the plane disappeared, the delayed action mechanism would detonate the bomb and set off a tsunami. Giant waves would swamp the densely populated Tel Aviv conurbation and its satellites. This 1,500 square kilometer area is home to some 3.7 million people, nearly half of the country’s entire population, its military and banking centers, hi-tech industry and the stock exchange.

The cost in lives would be cataclysmic – at least a million dead. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary rulers make no secret of their plans for Israel. On Feb. 26, the second day of Iran’s 2015 war games, a senior Revolutionary Guards officer declared that Iran had the ability to wipe the cities of Haifa and Tel Aviv off the face of the earth.

In projecting this scenario, Israel’s defense chiefs have no doubt set up defenses and a second-strike capacity in a mountainous area outside the range of a tsunami and far from Israel’s shores. Israel is also on guard on both of its northern borders against the hostile Iranian military presence encroaching from Syria and Lebanon.


As those who follow news about Israel know, Syria is little more than a vassal state of Iran, and is presently engaged in a civil war that potentially threatens Israel in multiple ways. While the ISIL threat based in Syria is a grave concern, Israel still considers the Iranians the more dangerous foe. In 2007 Israel destroyed a secret nuclear reactor  located northeast of Damascus in Syria, probably sponsored by Iran. Lately there has been satellite evidence of renewed activity there. Also, recently an elite force of Iranian fighters, together with Hezbollah and Syrian fighters, have been struggling against Israel for a strategic position on the Golan Heights. So far, Israel has thwarted these attempts, but it is clear that Iran is attempting to get into better position for hostilities yet to come. A confrontation in Syria with the Iranian coalition forces seems a certainty, at some point ahead. Developments like this cause Bible readers to pay attention, since a cataclysm is prophesied in Scripture for Damascus. Here are some of the verses:      

The burden of Damascus: Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap. Ah, the uproar of many peoples, who roar like the roaring of the seas; and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters! The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters: but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far off, and will be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the storm. At evening, behold, terror! Before the morning, they are no more. This is the portion of those who plunder us, and the lot of those who rob us. Isa 17:1, 12-14

Of Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad; for they have heard evil news, they are melted away: there is sorrow on the sea; it can’t be quiet.  Damascus has grown feeble, she turns herself to flee, and trembling has seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken hold of her, as of a woman in travail.  How is the city of praise not forsaken, the city of my joy? Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be brought to silence in that day, says YHWH of Hosts. Jer 49:23-26

As you read those verses did you notice the reference to the "roaring of the seas" and "sorrow on the sea" and similar language ("rushing of mighty waters") connecting unusual events at sea with the destruction of Damascus? Could the recently revealed nuke tsunami scenario be involved? Let us watch and pray, as Bible prophecy continues to unfold before our eyes.


The Breakdown Of U.S.-Israeli Relations Brings Us Closer To World War III

World War III - Public DomainIn the past 40 years, we have never been closer to World War III than we are today.  If you ask Americans to name what area of the globe they believe World War III will begin, the number one choice by a landslide would probably be the Middle East.  And thanks to the stunning breakdown of U.S.-Israeli relations, we are now closer to that war than we have been in decades.  Since the 1970s, the United States has served as the major buffer between Israel and her Islamic neighbors.  Israel has trusted the United States to protect it, and Israel’s enemies have known that an all-out assault on Israel would be fruitless because the U.S. military would step in.  When a minor conflict has erupted in the region, the United States has always rushed in diplomatically to settle things down.  But now the relationship between the Israeli government and the Obama administration is near a breaking point, and tensions in the Middle East just continue to intensify.  At this moment, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu no longer trusts Barack Obama to do what is right for Israel, and it is an open secret that Obama pretty much despises Netanyahu.  And during his speech to Congress on Tuesday, Netanyahu once again made it abundantly clear that his government will never, ever allow Iran to get nuclear weapons.  If Israel believes that Iran is even getting close, Israel will attack.  But instead of trying to prevent this from happening, Barack Obama is negotiating a deal with Iran that would give the Iranians pretty much everything that they want and would allow them to build all the nukes they desire in about ten years.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that this is a “bad deal”, and he is right.

The U.S. relationship with Israel is one of the most touchy political topics in the country today, and it is going to become even more of a hot button issue as time goes by.  There are millions of Americans that passionately love the nation of Israel, and there are also millions of Americans that are vehemently anti-Israel.  It is amazing that a nation that is about the size of New Jersey and that only has a little bit more than one-tenth of one percent of the global population can perpetually be at the center of global controversy.  ..the Bible said that this would happen in the last days, so the truth is that none of us should be surprised.  No matter how much effort global leaders put into achieving “peace in the Middle East”, it never seems to happen, and now things are poised to go to a dangerous new level.

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out his case to Congress during a very forceful 40 minute speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed agreement between world powers and Iran was “a bad deal” that would not stop Tehran from getting nuclear weapons — but would rather pave its way to getting lots of them and leave the Jewish State in grave peril.

In a dramatic address to the U.S. Congress at what he said was a “fateful” crossroads of history, Netanyahu openly sided with President Barack Obama’s Republican critics and sparked an immediate and furious reaction from the White House, as relations between Washington and Israel spun into their deepest chasm for many years.

If Israel has lost all trust in the Obama administration, that makes it much more likely that it will choose to take unilateral military action against Iran.

With that in mind, consider the following quotes from Netanyahu’s speech…

-“The greatest danger facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons.”

-“That is exactly what could happen if the deal being negotiated is accepted by Iran. That deal would not prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons. It would all but guarantee that Iran gets those weapons, lots of them.”

-“I know this won’t come as a shock to many of you, but Iran not only defies inspectors, but it also plays a pretty good game of ‘hide and cheat’ with them.”

-“The ideology of Iran’s revolutionary regime is deeply rooted in militant Islam, and that’s why this regime will always be an enemy of America.”

-“If anyone thinks this deal kicks the can down the road, think again. When we get down that road we’ll face a much more dangerous Iran, a Middle East littered with nuclear bombs, and a countdown to a potential nuclear nightmare.”

-“We must all stand together to stop Iran’s march of conquest, subjugation, and terror.”

-“Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.”

-“That’s why this deal is so bad. It doesn’t block Iran’s path to the bomb, it paves Iran’s path to the bomb.”

-“I can guarantee you this: The days when the Jewish people remain passive in the face of genocidal enemies, those days are over.”

And near the end of his speech, Netanyahu referred to the Holocaust when he spoke to Elie Wiesel who happened to be sitting in the audience…

Praising the presence in the audience of concentration camp survivor, author, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Nazi-hunter Elie Wiesel, the prime minister told him, “Your life and work gives meaning to the words, ‘Never again.’”

Does that sound like a man that is just going to sit by and watch Iran build nuclear weapons?

Reaction by members of Congress was mixed.  Many Republicans were thrilled by Netanyahu’s address.  But many Democrats were outraged, and Nancy Pelosi was nearly brought to tears

“I was near tears throughout the prime minister’s speech — saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations,” said Nancy Pelosi, the leader of Democrats in the House, referring to the group of world powers negotiation with Tehran, “and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.”

Most Americans don’t realize this, but an Israeli attack against Iranian nuclear facilities could be closer than almost any of us would dare to imagine.

In fact, just a few days ago there was a report that a planned strike in 2014 was aborted at the last minute after Barack Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets…

According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel’s back.

The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister who has good ties with the US administration revealed the attack plan to Secretary of State John Kerry, and that Obama then threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

But next time, it might be different.  As I discussed in a previous article, there are reports coming out of the Middle East that indicate that Saudi Arabia plans to allow Israel to use their airspace to strike Iran.

In addition, new evidence of a secret nuclear facility near Tehran that Iran had not told anyone about has been revealed in recent days.  If it turns out that Iran’s nuclear program is actually far more advanced that they have been admitting, that will send the probability of an Israeli strike absolutely soaring.

For years, Iran and Israel have been on a collision course, and now time is running out.

And when war does erupt in the Middle East, the death and destruction could be on a scale that is absolutely unimaginable.

So let us pray that peace prevails for as long as possible.  Unfortunately, thanks to the foolishness of the Obama administration, the period of peace that we have been enjoying does not look like it is going to last too much longer.

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