A WORD FROM GERSHON SALOMON
100 YEARS OF THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT
This year we celebrate the centenary of the foundation of the Zionist movement in 1898. This godly major event opened the process of the redemption of the Israeli nation. This process is what the prophets called end-times and the days of the Mashiach. The creation of the State of Israel in 1948 in the same land that G-d promised us was in exact fulfillment of the prophecy of the founder of Zionism, Benjamin Zeev Herzl. This was, as I believe, feel and know, the biggest event in the life of all mankind. One day everyone in the world will recognize this godly event. It is so clear and simple to understand: never before was there such a major godly fulfillment in the life of all mankind. What all the prophets of Israel prophesied, thousands of years beforehand, everything which G-d promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to Moses and to King David, became a reality in our generation. After 2,000 years of terrible exile the people of Israel are again a Biblical nation in the land of the Bible. Such a great godly miracle!
When G-d started to move His people back to the Promised Land He, and His blessings moved back to the land together with them. The G-d of Israel is again in His land, the same land that He gave to His people, the people of Israel. 2000 years of exile, pains, and suffering of the people of Israel were at the same time 2000 terrible years for the land of Israel. The land became a sad and dry land, a desert instead of the paradise and garden of G-d that it was before. When the people of Israel were taken by force from the Promised Land of G-d into exile in the year 70 C.E. G-d moved into exile together with His people. Now that G-d has returned the people of Israel to the land, the land is again a blessed land, a land of milk and honey. The presence of G-d is a daily presence all over the land of Israel. It is such a privilege to be born and to live in such a generation, to be a part of the people of G-d at this tremendous time.
It is so good every morning to open the window and to see how G-d, together with His people, the people of Israel, are again building the country; to see the green color of the trees, the flowers, and the grass again occupying all this blessed land; to again hear the wonderful melody of the birds which returned to the land since G-d and the people of Israel are again here and every day they are singing another special melody to the honor of G-d.
There are three Biblical conditions for the complete redemption of the people of Israel and for the coming of Mashiach ben David: the regathering of the Israeli nation from all over the world to the Promised Land; the foundation of the Israeli state in the land which G-d promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the eternal covenant which He made with them and with their seed and not in any other place in the world; the rebuilding of the Temple, the Third Temple. The first two conditions have already been met in our time through mighty godly miracles. The third condition, the rebuilding of the Temple, is soon going to be fulfilled. This is the right time to do it immediately. So many houses were built during the last 50 years in the land of Israel and only one house, the biggest house and most holy house in the world, the House of G-d, is still in ruins. The Temple Mount, the Holy Hill of G-d, is, since the destruction of the Second Temple, and again in our time, a center of foreign pagan worship.
This is the Abomination of Desolation of which the prophet Daniel spoke. The Word of G-d to the people of Israel by the prophet Haggai is so pertinent to our time: "Thus speaketh the L-RD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the L-ORD's house should be built Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your sealed houses, and this house lie waste?" (Haggai 1:2,4)
In 1967 during six days of miracles and many sacrifices of young Israeli soldiers who gave their lives in this war for G-d and for the liberation of the land, G-d returned the people of Israel to the heart and soul of the Israeli nation and to the focus of all the earth: to the Temple Mount in the middle of Jerusalem. He also returned to His nation the Biblical Jerusalem, the city of King David; the city which G-d promised so many years before that it would again return to the people of Israel and become the capital of Israel and the capital of the Kingdom of G-d and all the earth. In this war He also returned to the people of Israel, Judea, Samaria, Gaza, and the Golan Heights, which was the land of the twelve tribes and the prophets, and to Sinai, the holy wilderness of the land of Israel, where G-d gave the Torah to Moses and to the people of Israel. There He consecrated them and prepared them to be a holy nation, a kingdom of priests, and a treasure above all the nations."...'Then you shall be My own treasure among all the nations, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel." (Exodus 19:5-6). On the fourth day of this war, the people of Israel and the Temple Mount again became one body.
Moshe Dayan, the Israeli Minister of Defense, gave back control of the Temple Mount to the Moslem Arab occupiers. This was against the clear will of G-d. He thought that by this gesture, he would immediately make peace with the 22 Arab Islamic enemies of Israel. The result was more war, terror, and the murder of many Israelis.
Since the terrible mistake and sin of Moshe Dayan, the Holy Hill of G-d has again become a center of foreign Islamic pagan worship and hostility and violence against the State of Israel. The Moslem Arabs do not allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount. (Also Christians who have attempted to pray there have been thrown off the Temple Mount by the Moslems.)
In 1967 the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement, swore to conduct an intensive and holy campaign which will continue until the moment that the Temple Mount will be re-liberated by the Israeli nation and the House of G-d, the Third Temple, will be built. We completely dedicated our lives to this holy goal which means to again bring the G-d of Israel into the center of the daily life of the Israeli nation and then of all nations. At the same time this is, therefore, a campaign for the identity and image of the Israeli nation and all the universe. This is a campaign to again make the Israeli nation a complete Biblical nation ready to fulfill their godly task and mission in our time: to be a holy nation, a kingdom of priests, and a treasure amongst all the nations; to bring the light of G-d to all of them, to serve them in this way as priests serve G-d and the people of Israel in the Temple. I am sure and I know that G-d is leading the people of Israel to fulfil this task at this time.
In the last few years, G-d started the spiritual stage and revolution in the life of the Israeli nation. Every day so many Israelis are coming back to their G-d to love and serve Him and His goals in the land of Israel. The Zionist redemption process is now very close to being accomplished. The rebuilding of the Temple and the coming of Mashiach ben David will soon occur.
THE ELECTIONS IN ISRAEL - A NEW ERA?
In the last elections in Israel, by the will of G-d, the people of Israel removed from power a secular and, even in some parts, an atheistic government which did so much to move the Israeli nation away from its Biblical ideals and goals and to make the Israeli nation another regular, cosmopolitan, materialistic nation. The new government of Israel, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, is a religious, traditional and conservative government. This government, and its head, immediately declared that their goal is to bring back the Israeli nation to its roots, to the Bible. Three parties declared in their election manifestos that the Temple Mount is the heart and soul and most holy focus of the Israeli nation and that they will open it for Jewish prayers. More than this, the parties which have created the new government and the new Prime Minister declared both before and after the elections that the land of Israel cannot be given away to any of the enemies of Israel. They also declared that the Oslo Agreements are evil agreements and that a Palestinian State will never be founded in the land of Israel which G-d promised to His people alone.
All this change did not occur by accident but was a clear indication of the will of G-d. G-d stopped, maybe at the last moment, the evil process which is called the "Peace Process". At the same time this major change happened because of the long intensive practical, spiritual, and educational campaign that the Temple Mount Faithful Movement and others started 29 years ago when we felt that G-d opened a new era in the life of Israel when He brought His people back to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem. We knew that as long as the Temple Mount was under Islamic Arab control, and continued to be a center of foreign Islamic pagan worship, there could never be peace on the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem, the land of Israel and all over the world. G-d cannot live with, or accept, the "status quo" on the Temple Mount. For the last 29 years, G-d has been ready and expecting the people of Israel to rebuild His House on the Temple Mount. He is expecting a brave Israeli government, which trusts in Him and is loyal to Him, to mail the Dome of the Rock and the El Aqsa Mosque back to Mecca from where they originally came in opposition to G-d and His redemption plans for His people. and to immediately rebuild His house on His Holy Hill.
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement stated and declared to Benjamin Netanyahu and his government that G-d had given this government their biggest moment and major challenge. We advised them and called on them to be strong and to be completely loyal to the G-d of Israel and to His plans to redeem the Temple Mount, Jerusalem, and all the land of Israel in the boundaries which He promised to Abraham in the covenant which He made with him (Genesis 15:18-21); to immediately change the status quo on the Temple Mount, to open it to Jewish prayers ;to build the Third Temple for Israel and for all the nations according to the Word of G-d through the prophet Isaiah: "Now it will come about that in the last days, the mountain of the house of the L-RD will be established as the chief of the mountains, and will be raised above the hills; and all the nations will stream to it. And many peoples will come and say, 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the L-RD, to the house of the G-d of Jacob; that He may teach us concerning His ways, and that we may walk in His paths.' For the law will go forth from Zion and the word of the L-RD from Jerusalem." (Isaiah 2:2-3).
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement is now facing the most important stage of her campaign. Firstly to exhort this government not to compromise the Word of G-d; not to accept any part of the false peace process of Oslo and to immediately cancel these evil and anti-godly agreements; to cancel the anti-godly Palestinian Authority which is acting, together with 't5 allies in the world, to create a Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its capital, an act which G-d will never allow to happen and He will soon judge them and everyone who will assist them to reach this goal. Secondly to push the government to immediately fulfill what the new Prime Minister promised before the election; to immediately open the Temple Mount to Jewish prayers. Thirdly to push the government to immediately start the rebuilding of the Temple. This is the right time and G-d is expecting that a loyal Israeli government which trusts in Him will fulfill what is almost the apex of the redemption process by building His House and in this way to open the door for the coming of Mashiach ben David. Fourth, to continue to educate and prepare the people of Israel and all the world for this big moment.
It is not at all certain whether Mr. Netanyahu and his government will fulfill what G-d and history are expecting of them at this special time. There are both positive and negative signs. What I feel is that this leadership is going to be an interim stage before the creation of a completely different form of leadership. I am afraid that these professional politicians cannot lead the people of Israel to a complete spiritual godly Biblical revolution. At this crucial stage of redemption Israel needs a leadership of vision, faith and prophetic ideals. I am sure that G-d is soon going to create this expected leadership which will lead the people of Israel the final stage of redemption.
Many peoples and nations continue to show hostility, and sometimes even hate, for the State and people of Israel, especially in times when their assistance and friendship is so important, at a time when Israel is again and again attacked by the evil foreigner Palestinians and Arab countries and the terrorists of the murderer Yasser Arafat, the PLO, the Hamas, the Hizb'Allah, and their allies. There is no doubt that we are living in a time of testing and a short time before G-d's Day of Judgment. G-d is testing who is together with Him and His nation Israel and who is against Him and his nation Israel. He is soon going to judge those who were, at this critical time, against Him and His nation Israel.
During the past time and now, today, Israel is still passing through critical and difficult events and changes. The 22 Arab nations, the enemies of Israel, met for a conference in Cairo, Egypt from the 21st to 23rd of June. They threatened Israel and attacked her during their deliberations. They demanded that Israel give away Jerusalem and major parts of the land to the Arab enemies of Israel. If Israel does not accede to their demands, they have stated that she will face war and terrorist attacks. This again and again shows that they do not mean peace but what they want when they are talking about the peace process is to take piece after piece of the land of Israel and finally to destroy the State of Israel when she is sufficiently weakened. The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement has called on the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the government of Israel not to tear these threats and the many enemies of Israel but only to fear and trust in G-d as the sole leader of the universe. Israel is a minority in the Middle East and even more of a minority in the Islamic world and the rest of the world which is not friendly towards her. However, let me share with you the eternal word of G-d since the days of Abraham: Together with G-d, Israel is a majority. This is the reason that I am always so optimistic and especially in these days. No one can stop the G-d of Israel and the universe in His plans. Israel will never be defeated with a general like our One G-d.
The Arab and the other Islamic nations are two circles of danger for Israel. Their struggle against Israelis a religious cultural struggle. They are trying to destroy Israel and to push the people of Israel into the sea. They are trying to destroy the historical Biblical mission which G-d gave to the people of Israel, their faith, their way of life, the Law, and their language . Together with their allies they are preparing for the coming war against Israel in which they plan to finally destroy her. This is going to be the most terrible war against the small state of Israel. This will be the war that the prophets called the war of Gog and Magog. This will be the last war against Israel. G-d is going to show them, and all the nations, that He is One and His Name is One. He alone is the best friend of Israel and controls her destiny, not any of her enemies. G-d will save Israel in this war and will defeat, judge, and terribly punish all the enemies of Israel all over the world. He will show them His glory and His power. Then a new era will be opened for Israel and all the righteous people and nations in the world. This will be the time of the Temple and Mashiach ben David. Jerusalem will become, as G-d planned it to be, the capital of Israel, the Kingdom of King David, and the focus of all the earth.
A word to President Clinton, the president of the biggest physical power in the world: Don't cooperate with the enemies of Israel; don't push the evil false "peace" process; don't push Israel to give the land of G-d which He promised to the people of Israel to its enemies and to create an anti-godly Palestinian state. If you continue to do these things, G-d will soon remove you from office. America was founded on the basis of Biblical principles. Don't cause America to act against the Word of the G-d of Israel and the people of the Bible, Israel. America now has a chance to be, not only a physical power, but also to be a spiritual power through cooperating and assisting Israel and her godly goals at this critical time.
The Temple Mount Faithful Movement has been involved in recent times, and will be even more so in the future, in the focus of the godly events in the land of Israel. More than at any time in the past we need the cooperation and support of everyone in Israel and in the world. I call on our friends and members who have been so very loyal to our common godly goals to be with us and help us in this major and critical time in any way which they are able. Allow me to thank all of you so much for what you have done up to now with an open heart, love and devotion for our common holy cause. May the G-d of Israel and the universe bless you from Jerusalem and grant you and all of us the privilege to see the complete godly redemption here in Jerusalem, the rebuilding of the Temple and the coming of Mashiach ben David. We shall continue to keep in permanent friendly touch with you. Please do the same with us. Continue to write your wonderful letters to us and to send us your tremendously important support which gives us the ability to continue with our activities and to accomplish our goals. G-d will be with us!
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