George Bush’s Middle East Trip

What is God trying to tell George W. Bush?  Hmm, what happens when George Bush goes to visit Israel’s enemies?  Let me thank  WWW.Watch.org  and Bill Koeing for this article.

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Update from Riyadh: Bitter Cold,
Rain, Wind and Cloudy Skies
Accompanied President Bush’s
‘Red Carpet’ Ceremonies in the
Middle East – Bill Koenig

When President Bush visited with the Israelis, there were mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 50s. However, when he was received by the Arab leaders, there was bitter cold, rain and winds that affected most of his “red-carpet welcome” ceremonies and numerous other activities.

Israel and Middle East Leaders

Wednesday, January 9:

President Bush arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel, to a red-carpet welcome during mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the high 50s.

Thursday, January 10:

President Bush’s travel plans to get to his meeting in Ramallah with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas were thwarted by a very rare London-style fog in Jerusalem and in Ramallah. Rather than taking Marine One for a 15-minute helicopter ride, he was forced to take a 45-minute ride in his 45-car-and-SUV security caravan.

Once in Ramallah, where he received a red carpet welcome by President Mahmoud Abbas, the temperature was in the low to mid-20s, windy and cloudy. When the press briefing was completed, the sun came out.

Friday, January 11:

President Bush departed Israel on a very sunny and beautiful day in Israel after touring Yad Vashem and Capernaum. The temperature was in the 50s.

Friday, January 11:

President Bush received a red-carpet welcome from the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in Kuwait as the thermostat continued dropping. Prior to his departure the next day the weather was extremely cold.

Light snow fell in Baghdad early on Friday in what weather officials said was the first time in about a 100 years. Temperatures plunged to 32 degrees Fahrenheit (zero degrees Centigrade) and even colder.

Saturday, January 12:

President Bush received a red-carpet welcome from Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa at his palace in Manama, Bahrain, during a very cold and windy day.

Sunday, January 13:

President Bush received a red-carpet welcome from President Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, during a rainy and dreary day.

Monday, January 14:

President Bush received a red-carpet welcome from King Abdullah at the international airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in the midst of bitter cold, high winds and temperatures in the low 20s. The welcome ceremony was rapidly moved inside after President Bush deplaned from Air Force One and the Saudi band played the US and Saudi national anthems.

Tuesday, January 15:

President Bush awoke to snow flurries in Riyadh. He traveled to King Abdullah’s ranch with temperatures in the high 30s and wind. The overnight temperature is forecast for 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius).

Additional records and reports during President Bush’s Middle East visit:

  • There was snow in Baghdad for the first time in 100 years.
  • There were snow flurries in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Lebanon’s temperatures dropped below freezing levels across the country, including the coast.
  • Freezing cold brought life to a standstill in Lebanese villages, while municipalities struggled to clear snow from roads.
  • In the Bekaa Valley of Syria, the temperature dropped to levels not witnessed since the 1960s.
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    Wow, we can either loook at these events as radom acts of mother nature or warning from Almighty God himself.  The US should give up the idea of creating a two state solution in Israel. 

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    Intersting Article _ George Bush’s Trip to Jerusalem

    I found this article on WWW.WATCH.org.  This is very interesting in regards to the date in which Geoegre Bush arrive in Jerusalem and what happen 3400 years to the day.  Thanks to Bill Koenig.

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    Update from Jerusalem:
    The 3400 Year Biblical Connection
    to President Bush’s Arrival in
    Israel on the Jewish Calendar
    Date – Shevat 1

    Note from Bill:

    The following is from Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, Puyallup, Washington. There is an incredible biblical connection to President Bush’s arrival date in Israel and a 3400 year old event.

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    President Bush has come to Israel on a very significant date to divide the land!

    If you look at the Hebrew Calendar Tuesday – Wednesday, Jan 8-9, 2008, sunset to sunset, was a New Moon, which is very significant on the biblical calendar. It was the date of Shevat 1. The first day of the 11th month. The New Moon is always sanctified or set apart. But look at the biblical significance of it not only being just the first of any particular month, but what happened on this very day, the first day of the 11th month, 3400 yrs ago:

    Deuteronomy 1:3,8 And it happened, in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, Moses spoke to the sons of Israel according to all that God had commanded him concerning them; Behold, I have set before you the land; go in and possess the land which the LORD has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their seed after them.

    It just so happens, this is not only just the first day of the eleventh month, but it is also in the fortieth year since Jerusalem recaptured in 1967!!

    Also read Zechariah 1:7-21 concerning January 31st this year is the 24th day of Shevat.

    Zechariah 1:7-21: Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white. Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be. And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth. And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest. Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years? And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words. So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction. Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem. Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem. Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. And the LORD shewed me four carpenters. Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to scatter it.

    Read all of Zechariah concerning Jerusalem and the nations.

    We know from:

    Matthew 5:35 Jerusalem is the city of the Great King. (Yeshua is the Great King of the Jews and Jerusalem.)

    2 Chronicles 6:6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that My name might be there;

    then look at:

    Zechariah 3:2 The Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! …”

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    Wow this is something that make you go hmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Goodbye to 2007

    Hi all,

     Well 2007 is almost over and it has been one exciting year.  I spent over a month in Lithuania and even spent 3 1/2 days in Paris, France.  My mom celebrated her 70th birthday.  Watching my kids grow up this year has been awesome. I am blessed with the life God has given.  Both my wife and kids are awesome and so is the rest of my family.  I also enjoy watching the new England patriots go undefeated during the regular season. 

     If I can encourage anyone with just one thing, it would be to get a bible and start going to a bible teaching church.  I guess that is two.   Spend next year in the Word reading, praying, and repenting.  Need a starting point start with the gospel of John and continue with Acts.  Oh, by the way take your time and meditate on God’s words.  It is so easy to breeze right through it.  Just ponder on it.  Also learn to repent more often.

    Prediction for football and basketball will come in a later post.  I must make one thing clear.  The Lakers looking like a good playoff team but not a contender for the NBA Finals.   I do not think that they can make it past  the San Antonio Spurs.  I do think that they are playing a lot better than I thought.  My apologize for raggin on Kobe Bryant.  i will try better in 2008 to be kinder to him in my blogs? :> 

    What are my plans for 2008?   Watch my post tomorrow. 

    Think of me

    This is a great video.  As Christians do we love our neighbors as much as we love ourselves?

    Recently  Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley revealed it’s plans to build a new church.  But instead of building a traditional building, they plan to build an outside amphitheater.   The goal of the church is to take half of their budget and give it way to the needy around the world. 

    Facing the Giants

    I just watched an awesome movie this weekend.  it was recommended when I logged onto to Netflix the other day.  I did not know what to expect but all I have to say this is probably the best movie I have seen in a few years.  The name of the movie is Facing the Giants.  I have included a youtube link. 

    God’s Coffee

    Modern parable….

    God’s Coffee

    A group of alumni, all highly established in their respective careers, got together for a visit with their old university professor.  The conversation soon turned to complaints about the endless stress of work and life in general…

    Offering his guests coffee, the professor went into the kitchen and soon returned with a large pot of coffee and an eclectic assortment of cups:  porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal – some plain, some expensive, some quite exquisite.  Quietly he told them to help themselves to some fresh coffee..

    When each of his former students had a cup of coffee in hand, the old professor quietly cleared his throat and began to patiently address the small gathering… ”You may have noticed that all of the nicer looking cups were taken up first, leaving behind the plainer and cheaper ones.  While it is only natural for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is actually the source of much of your stress-related problems.”

    He continued…”Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee.  In fact, the cup merely disguises or dresses up what we drink.  What each of you really wanted was coffee, not a cup, but you instinctively went for the best cups…  Then you began eyeing each other’s cups….”

    ”Now consider this:  Life is coffee.  Jobs, money, and position in society are merely cups.  They are just tools to shape and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not truly define nor change the quality of the Life we live.  Often, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee that God has provided us…  God brews the coffee, but he does not supply the cups.  Enjoy your coffee!”

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    The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything…  So please remember:  Live simply.  Love generously.  Care Deeply.  Speak Kindly.  Leave the Rest to God.                              

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