Attempting to update events in the Middle East can be likened to the technology field....i.e., it's obsolete before it comes out....
Just as we were readying ourselves for the positive news of Ariel Sharon's face to face meeting with President Bush regarding the Israeli Prime Ministers new proposal for peace with the Palestinians......a major homicide bombing takes place in Israel, and back goes Sharon with no announcements of any progress being made toward the all too elusive peace...!
So as a result of the bombing, Sharon has decided to send the troops into the Gaza [which he had avoided up until now] for the purpose of uprooting the strong hold of Hamas which has claimed responsibility for the pool hall bombing as well as announcing it's full intention of continuing with this method of operation.......
In the mean time, Arafat is seemingly compiling with US demands to once again renounce terrorism and get on the side of peace. He makes his speech in Arabic but adds the caveat that his forces are so depleted now by the Israeli incursions that he'll need help from the international community...... His compliance with our demands has exposed a rift between he and the terrorists factions of the resistance movement, and Arafat is now being portrayed as a traitor to the cause........
This new portrayal fits well into the picture that is now emerging from the conversation that Bush and Sharon had regarding Arafat....... Sharon informed Bush that for peace to be achieved Arafat would have to be 'sidelined' and new leadership in the PA would have to come forward.
"...one that is more democratic and less corrupt - Israel could be more flexible, and the Israeli public would show more openness for concessions in the future. Bush and administration officials agreed to give the idea a chance and spoke of the need to begin the reforms without delay..."
So, now we have Arafat struggling to remain in charge of his people while his enemies from within his ranks as well as his real enemies [the Israelis] are all in agreement that he has to go...... that puts Yasser in a pretty tuff spot..........and remember, Yasser is the key if peace is going to be made in this 'window'. Will he now appeal to the 'Arab street' who still are the majority, and convince them that peace is the answer....and rely on the International community to protect him from his enemies from within......or will he 'cave' and continue with terrorism ?
We'll have to watch his actions!
Simultaneously, the State Department has announced that Syria and Libya have been informed that they must cease and desist of their chemical weapons programs or they will have to face the same consequences as Iraq.... This is very timely when knowing that the three of them are to be uprooted right after the peace is made.......
SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM
Wednesday, May 1, 2002
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has lumped Syria in the so-called axis of evil designated by the administration. The axis is comprised of Iran, Iraq and North Korea. Rumsfeld has also termed Libya as a leading threat to the United States.
So, where are we in the time line for peace in this window..? Well, the need is certainly as evident as ever....and the players all seem to be in their places as convincingly as ever.........and the conversation continues in the right direction...........
All we can do is watch.
Incidentally, has anyone heard about any mysterious encounters with known dead appearing in Jerusalem?
Well, you all know me, I am a die hard, so I won’t give up on this window until Spring is officially over, so keep watching!
Many of you have asked about the TV show we are appearing on. Here is what I know to date: We will go to Birmingham, Alabama on the 8th of June and tape 2 half hour shows on the 9th. This show will air in July. I will send out details as soon as I have some.
Then, we have been invited to appear on another show out of Atlanta on Monday night. This is a live Christian Show on TV 57 out of Atlanta. More details later as soon as I confirm everything. Things Ministry wise are looking up!
Recently the Mideast news has been mostly more of the same, so I haven’t written about it because we are watching for a specific incident, and we all know that war is not the option, peace is. So, they just continue to struggle through the terrorists attempts to stop the peace from happening.
How long can this go on? That’s why we watch!
But, good news – I have completed the “Shake and Wake your Neighbor” Video. It really turned out great! This video will help you to get everyone on your list interested in becoming aware of the end time scriptures. It will be very effective, I guarantee it.
I will send out a separate notice of how to get your copy as soon as Kevin gets it all posted to the web site later today. Be on the lookout for it, and reserve your copy right away.
The video is available in all VHS formats – NTSC (USA), PAL (Europe) and SECAM. Also, I have put it on a CD disk, that we call a CHN Video Disk. This version plays on your computer automatically when you put it in the CD-ROM drive. It plays on your windows media player, or any media player for that matter.
I have a prayer request from a fellow Watcher whose parents are in bad shape. His mom had a stroke which has left her with constant fatigue, dizzy spell & painful headaches from high blood pressure, and his dad is in the hospital with a heart attack suffered yesterday. Brother Robert asks that we pray for their recovery. Thank you for joining me in prayer for them.
Now that the video is completed, I will have more time to follow the Mideast, and teach on our favorite subject – The Rapture.
Please remember us at offering time – we survive on your generous offerings for our teaching.
Thank you and God bless.
brother in Christ,