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Scripture of the day:
Isaiah 24: 5-6—“The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they transgressed laws, violated statutes, broke the everlasting covenant. Therefore, a curse devours the earth, and those who live in it are held guilty. Therefore, the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left.”
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Yeshua Fulfilled the Messianic Prophecies—Part 2
When He went to Jerusalem for Passover the year He died, Yeshua entered the city riding on a donkey, the colt of an ass. (Zechariah 9: 9)
Judas, one of Yeshua’s disciples, betrayed Him and collected 30 pieces of silver for turning Him over to the religious authorities. (Psalm 41: 9 and Zechariah 11: 12)
When he realized what he had done, Judas returned the money to the priests. He entered the Temple and threw the silver coins at them. Since it was “blood money,” the priests refused to accept it. Instead, they used the money to purchase the potter’s field for use as a cemetery. (Zechariah 11: 13)
During His trials before the priests, the civil authorities, and the Roman Governor, Yeshua’s enemies treated Him brutally. They spit on Him and literally beat Him to a pulp. When they were through, He did not even look like a man. (Isaiah 52: 14) Yet, He was silent before His accusers. (Isaiah 54: 5, Isaiah 50: 6, Isaiah 53: 7, Genesis 3: 15, and Isaiah 52: 14)
Yeshua was crucified on Passover, and His followers refer to Him affectionately as the Lamb of God. He is our Sacrificial Lamb. He willingly and gladly sacrificed His own life and spilled His own blood to atone for our sins. (Psalm 22: 16, Zechariah 11: 12, Zechariah 13: 7, Isaiah 53: 4-7, and Isaiah 53: 10) He, therefore, is the Passover Sacrifice and the Yom Kippur Sacrifice.
Two thieves were crucified along with Yeshua (Isaiah 53: 9), and the soldiers who nailed Him to the tree gambled for His clothing at the foot of the tree while He was dying to atone for their sins. (Isaiah 53: 12 and Psalm 22: 18)
As sundown approached, the priests asked the Roman Governor to kill the three men who had been crucified, including Yeshua. Ironically, the priests shared responsibility for slaying Yahweh’s Passover Lamb, but they were oblivious to the role they were playing in His divine plan to redeem and save mankind through the Messiah’s shed blood. The Gentile rulers in Israel at the time (the Romans) also shared responsibility for the Messiah’s death so it is correct to say that both Gentiles and Jews nailed Him to the tree. All of mankind, therefore, shares guilt for slaying the Messiah. The Jewish people are not more or less guilty than everyone else.
Complying with the priests’ request, the Roman governor sent his men to kill the three men. When they arrived at the crucifixion site, they could see that Yeshua was already dead, but they pierced His side with a spear to make certain, and blood and water came pouring out of His body. They broke the legs of the other two men to hasten their deaths, but they did not need to break Yeshua’s legs since He was already dead. (Zechariah 12: 10 and Psalm 34: 20)
When Yeshua died and gave up His Spirit, a strange darkness covered the land. (Amos 8: 9) There was an earthquake, and the veil in the Temple separating the Holy of Holies from the Outer Chamber of the sanctuary was torn in two. The people standing near the tree where He was crucified knew something strange was happening, but they had no idea what it was. Yahweh was taking on Himself all the sins we will ever commit to redeem us and to atone for our sins so He could declare us righteous, give us eternal life, and restore the intimacy He had with His people before Adam sinned. (Isaiah 53: 12)
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4: 6)
News Items of Interest:
- PA official: Obama vowed he is committed to two-state solution
- 3,000 European Jewish intellectuals urge end to Israeli settlements
- Even Israel’s biggest lovers are growing impatient
- Covert secular discrimination is worse than the blatant religious kind
Commonsense: Palestinians don’t want peace. They want independence and then the total annihilation of Israel. If you are skeptical, read the Palestinian and Hamas charters. They’re in the column on the right under Pages. That’s exactly what the charters say. These are excerpts from the Palestinian Charter: Article 7—“It is a national duty to bring up individual Palestinians in an Arab revolutionary manner…”; Article 9—“Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine…”; Article 15—“The liberation of Palestine, from an Arab viewpoint, is a national (qawmi) duty and it attempts to repel the Zionist and imperialist aggression against the Arab homeland, and aims at the elimination of Zionism in Palestine…”; Article 19—“The partition of Palestine in 1947, and the establishment of the state of Israel are entirely illegal…”; Article 20—“The Balfour Declaration, the Palestine Mandate, and everything that has been based on them, are deemed null and void. Claims of historical or religious ties of Jews with Palestine are incompatible with the facts of history…”; Article 22—“Zionism is a political movement organically associated with international imperialism and antagonistic to all action for liberation and to progressive movements in the world. It is racist and fanatic in its nature, aggressive, expansionist and colonial in its aims, and fascist in its methods. Israel is the instrument of the Zionist movement, and the geographical base for world imperialism placed strategically in the midst of the Arab homeland to combat the hopes of the Arab nation for liberation, unity, and progress….” I rest my case.
- Despite rainfall, Israel water resources remain perilously depleted
- Finance Min.: High concentration of wealth in Israel ‘problematic’
- Indirect talks will cover core issues
- PA stops rally for released prisoners
- US: Progress on Iran sanctions
- No tolerance for false history
- Runaway Saudi girls on the rise
- ‘ME may become nuke-free zone’
- J’lem sees J Street inch to consensus
- Times Square cleared as bomb found in parked SUV
- Greek leader say agreement reached on deal
Climate Change Update:
SEPP SCIENCE EDITORIAL #14-2010 (May 1, 2010)
By S. Fred Singer, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project
Some Serious Questions about Nuclear Energy
The White House has announced the termination of the Yucca Mountain project to provide a long-term and safe ‘engineered disposal site’ for spent nuclear reactor fuel (what many enviros refer to as a ‘nuclear waste dump’). Presumably, the WH action will help Senator Harry Reid (Dem–Nevada) as he seeks re-election in November 2010 (or am I just being cynical?).
A 1983 law calls for such disposal by the US government, so here are some questions for Secretary of Energy Dr Steven Chu:
- Is Yucca now irrevocably dead? Y/N
- If YES, do you see another 20-yr search shaping up to qualify another site? Y/N
- If NO, does DOE just ignore the law; can nuclear utilities stop paying fees to DOE, and claim a refund (approaching $20 billion)?
- Do you have any clue what this WH plans to do?
- Do you see this EPA ever approving any kind of disposal of spent fuel (aside from the status quo of on-site storage) – in view of exaggerated fears of minute amounts of radioactivity?
- Is this lack of a permanent disposal site likely to result in lawsuits that can stop nuclear energy — or seriously delay it or drive up costs prohibitively?
- In other words: Does cancelation of Yucca spell the end for a nuclear future for the US?
Climate Change News Items:
- Oh, Mann: Cuccinelli targets UVA papers in Climategate salvo
- The Climategate Investigation
- The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud
- California’s Man-Made Drought
- Galileo Silenced Again: the American Geophysical Union is sending science back four hundred years
- Quote of the week #34: NASA doubts climate model certainty
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