Israel’s Betrayal

Despite President Trump’s unpopular move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, it was significant to see India, France, Italy, Poland, Greece and Germany recently take part in a combined military exercise in Israel, designed to “Strengthen diplomatic relationships between the countries, expose the participating militaries to new tactics and techniques, and improve military cooperation by forcing the air forces to work together.”  - The Times of Israel, November.

Obviously Israel is not as isolated as some would suggest, and has allies who recognise a friend in their common fight against the curse of radical Islam.

Amongst those nations, Germany is becoming more and more active in supporting Israel’s security over the last years, and Israel is overcoming its doubts about that relationship despite God’s warnings to both Ephraim (Britain)  and Judah (Israel) in Hosea 5:12-14,  ‘Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness. When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.’   The Assyrian’  was the ancestor of Germany, the ‘wound’ is Israel’s festering battle with the Arab and Islamic nations around her, and Ephraim’s ‘sickness’ is her economic woes.

We can expect to see Israel develop even stronger ties to Germany, until we see the fulfilment of Daniel 11:23, ‘And from the time that an alliance is made with him he shall act deceitfully, and he shall become strong with a small people.’  This is a coming alliance between Israel and the European Beast, its future charismatic German strongman. While he will enter Israel with a token force to ‘protect’ them against invasion upon the fall of the US,  he will have an ulterior motive, verse 24, ‘Without warning he shall come into the richest parts of the province, and he shall do what neither his fathers nor his fathers’ fathers have done, scattering among them plunder, spoil, and goods. He shall devise plans against strongholds, but only for a time.’  That motive is revealed in verse 41, where he invades.  He shall come into the glorious land. And tens of thousands shall fall, but these shall be delivered out of his hand: Edom and Moab and the main part of the Ammonites.’  (Jordan).

 Here, we see that his armies eventually take over the whole land to use as a staging post in his conquest of the Middle East, verse 40, 42-43, “At the time of the end, the king of the south shall attackg him, but the king of the north shall rush upon him like a whirlwind, with chariots and horsemen, and with many ships. And he shall come into countries and shall overflow and pass through. ….    42-43,   He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape.  He shall become ruler of the treasures of gold and of silver, and all the precious things of Egypt, and the Libyans and the Cushites shall follow in his train.’ (In submission).

g –  The Islamic combine led by Iran.

Gender Fluidity

Some few would think that there is no harm in the notion that we should be free to decide for ourselves which gender we wish to be. After all, for years now the West has been blurring the distinction between the sexes, so that now women can become front line soldiers in the Western Armed Forces.

But the West (mainly the US and Britain) has recently gone dangerously overboard in promoting to children that which most ordinary people would regard as ridiculous – that the divide between the sexes is to be treated as something wrong, a form of oppression which must be fought against.

Where does this evil concept originate? Read our article ‘Satan’s Political Correctness’ to find the answer, and it becomes clear that it is just one more symptom of Satan’s attempt to undermine God’s Plan for humanity – God who said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”, Genesis 1:26, and “Male and Female He created them”, verse 27. 

God envisaged quite separate and distinct roles for male and female, which much of the world still maintains, but it is typical that this evil concept arrises in the very people which God chose to be an example to the nations, but whom have rebelled against their God-given role and now lead the world in a spiral of degeneracy.

Some say that Australia is just ten years behind Britain, but walks the same path – but Australia and other nations should beware of following in those footsteps and consequently suffering the dreadful chastisement of God which will bring defeat and invasion for their rebellion at the hands of a rising, aggressive and expansionist European leader who the Bible calls the Beast, Isaiah 10:6-7, ‘Against a godless nation I send him, and against the people of my wrath I command him, to take spoil and seize plunder, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. But he does not so intend, and his heart does not so think; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.’

Even in Britain though, there has been fury over this recent mania to declare anyone who disagrees with gender fluidity as a bigot – the well worn tactic of the far left, so often seen over so called ‘racism’ and ‘sexism’.

The National Health Service in Britain copped this fury over a survey form given out to schools in Lancashire, where ten year olds were asked, “Do you feel the same inside as the gender you were born with  (feeling male or female)?’  Even Primary School children in Year 6 were asked to tick a box where they were given the choice, ‘Girl’, ‘Boy’ or ‘Other’ !

These leading questions asking children if they are “comfortable in their gender” annoyed many parents, one of whom said, “I don’t want someone putting into my daughter’s head that she might not be happy with her own gender.”  That this should be raised by the NHS, of all people, was seen to create more difficulties by putting to children and issue which is only of concern to a tiny number of adults, let alone children.

One school in North London made all of its toilets gender neutral. Outraged pupils and parents soon forced this ‘progressive’ Headmaster to revert to normal male and female toilets, and abandon his plans to introduce a gender neutral uniform, with boys wearing skirts if they wished, which is already the case elsewhere.

Also in Britain, a Christian maths teacher, Joshua Sutcliffe, was suspended from his job at a State Secondary school in Oxfordshire for saying “Well done girls” to a child who identifies as a boy, with another girl, for working hard. No wonder God said in Isaiah 29:21, ‘Who by a word make a man out to be an offender, and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate, and with an empty plea turn aside him who is in the right,’ 

This mania is already affecting commerce too, with Top Shop recently turning its changing cubicles to gender neutral, and in politics the Labour party in Kent allowing its ‘women’s officer’ who was born a man, and the only thing that is in anyway female about ‘her’ is that ‘she’ says ‘she’ is a woman and dresses as one, to override its own rule book which insists the women’s officer must be a woman.

Sadly, this curse of gender fluidity, emanating from the US and Britain, will find fertile ground wherever such as Australia’s “Human Rights ” Commission  is found, ever anxious to promote perverse anti – Christian beliefs.

Thank God that some few will stand against these evil concepts directed at children just finding their feet during the difficult transition to adulthood. We live in a world heavily influenced by a more and more desperate Satan as the End Time nears, for he knows that his reign will end at the millennium, to be replaced at last with true education and the laws of God, at the soon return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Left’s Indoctrination

Christians everywhere should be very aware of the subtle indoctrination of the left and ‘greens’ in our classrooms, which amounts to social engineering that is undermining our culture and the innocence of our children.

Of course by now most parents are aware of the evil ‘safe schools’ programme in Australia which still threatens some high school students with its pro homosexual propaganda, but it is worthwhile keeping in touch with what your child is being taught, at all levels.

Recently there have been instances of plays pushing anti- Israel and anti-religion themes in schools, and petitions from classes against for example for example, child asylum seekers in detention. Victoria spends millions teaching ‘respectful relationships’ while New South Wales Education Department urges its teachers to ‘de-gender’ their classroom language and promote sexuality as ‘non-binary’.

All this while only 38% of Year 10 students could reach a proficient standard in the nationwide test on civics and citizenship, but were well informed about human rights and environmental protection! Only 52% of Australians aged 18-29 could agree that democracy is the best form of government . Could this be because less than 40% of High School Students understood the way our system of government works?

Christian parents everywhere should check up on what their children are being taught and support their parent- teacher meetings to make their views known. Failure to do this may make it very hard for parents to uphold the moral standards and values they wish to inculcate in their children, who are very receptive to what the school teaches, and what all their friends readily accept as the norm.

Identity politics, a victimhood culture and evil ‘human rights’ all threaten our independence, national identity and Christian standards, but are being introduced to children as the norm by left wing governments, and the conservative right wing is little better. No wonder some parents have chosen to send their children to independent non-state religious schools to avoid this left indoctrination.

‘And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.’  Jeremiah 9:5.

China’s Dark Power

At last the corruption of Senator Dastyari by the Chinese communists has awakened Australia to what I have been warning about for a long time – our sleepwalking into a global threat from a growing power which has no respect for democratic institutions, International law, a free press, its neighbours rights, business norms, or even its own citizens.

Just this week I was reading of the state of fear that citizens experienced under the reign of King Henry VIII of England, where it was never known whose head would be next on the block, however innocent, at the whim of an unstable absolute monarch.

Many thought if they stepped back when one of their innocent friends was taken to the Tower for execution, and kept quiet, they would be spared, but their cowardice came back to bite them, and they felt the axe themselves anyway.

That’s why Australia should join the US in testing the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, instead of hoping China will stop at what it has taken so far. Beijing, under President Xi Jinping, has become a much darker power, full of imperial assurance as nations back down before it, and the West has been prepared to ignore its bullying of smaller regional Sates to protect  its commercial trade with its best customer.

Worse still, we have remained quiet about China’s human rights abuses, which could come back to bite Australians in particular, as China gets used to throwing its weight around in the East, and casts its eye upon our resources.

A chilling development has been reported by a New York university political science professor, Ian Bremmer. China has begun to use technology to track the ‘trustworthiness’ of its 1.4 billion citizens. It tracks their personal finance details and social media to watch for anyone critical of government policy. It tracks consumer habits, which websites are accessed, social connections, drinking habits and related convictions, even parking fines. China’s State Council proudly claims that this technology, called a ‘social credit system’, will ‘allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step.’ Talk about George Orwells ’1984′ !

Can we in Australia remain relaxed in the face of such behaviour and abuse of individual Chinese citizens? Australia should speak out in favour of human rights everywhere, even if it costs us financially, or risk seeing China’s domination of our region, for we have seen it is prepared to use force to obtain its goals, with no consideration of the rights of others.

Let us hope that the realisation that China is no benign power has sunk in and that our government is prepared to stand up for freedom everywhere. Troublous times lie ahead worldwide before the world’s armies, gathered to attack Jerusalem, are totally defeated by Jesus Christ at Armageddon, including some 200 million from the East! Revelation 16:16, , ‘And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.’  …….and  9:16, ‘And the number of mounted troops was two hundred million; I heard their number.’

Palestinian Outrage at Donald Trump

The worldwide outrage led by the Palestinians about Donald Trump’s promise to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, was sickeningly predictable, for even the West has for years failed to make the Palestinians pay the price for their refusal to genuinely participate in a peace process. Not only that, but they have continued to fund the PA despite the rocket attacks and the terrorism of its people towards Israel, year after year.

In this the Palestinians are supported by the UN, witness the language of the UN’s resolution last Thursday condemning Israel’s control of the city of Jerusalem and declaring its laws there as null and void, though Jerusalem is a haven of democratic peace and freedom where all faiths can worship, surrounded by Muslim violence and mayhem, where lawless killing, corruption and dominion are the rule and hypocritical intransigence dictates Arab attitudes towards Israel. This was clearly apparent in the UN resolution last week, which failed to differentiate between East and West Jerusalem, indicating a failure to even recognise the legal Jewish presence there.

The large number of Muslim countries in the UN General Assembly ensures that Israel will never gain a just recognition there of their right to exist in their ancestral land, despite the connection of Jerusalem to the Jewish religion for more than 3000 years, while the city of Jerusalem does not even gain a mention in the Koran despite Arab claims that it is a holy centre of Islam.

All of this hatred and envy goes back to God’s choice of Abraham’s son Isaac by his wife Sarah as heir to God’s promises of grace and greatness over his other son Ishmael, the father of the Arabs, by his wife’s maid, Hagar.

This hatred will come to a final head in an attack on Jerusalem by all nations, which will be defeated by the arrival of Jesus Christ with His heavenly army of immortals, at the battle of Armageddon.  You can read all about this in Zechariah, chapters 12-14, where the Jews finally come to repentance when they recognise who they crucified and with Christ, participate in the total defeat of the world’s armies and the establishment of Jerusalem as the world capital, where even the Arabs finally go up to worship the true God at the Feast of Tabernacles from year to year.

A little persuasion by God is needed though before the Muslims come to recognise their worship of a totally false god, Zechariah 14:18-19,  ‘If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The Lord will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.’  The only Palestinians in Jerusalem in those days will be Christian Palestinians, some of whom live peacefully in Israel even today.

The Fruits of Indigenous Delusion

I’ve written many times about the ridiculous situation where 3% of the nation’s population lay claim to the whole continent because some of their distant ancestors wandered widely over the land as hunter gatherers, doing little but help the spread of fire to encourage grass to grow, while other nations around the world were developing sophisticated civilisations.

The ridiculous thing is that it has become politically correct to praise aboriginal culture as if it were of great value. By this some have been deluded to maintain traditions which have long held them back from real development, and now they find it quite acceptable that workers’ taxes should provide them with all they need without the need to work. The result has been tragic. Drunkenness, child abuse, wrecked homes, trash, bad hygiene and ill health, despite the fact that more per head is spent on them than anyone else in the nation.

Yes, the British colonisation of Australia was fraught with mistakes  on both sides and apologies have been made for events which should never have occurred, but they were made in a quite different era, with quite different mores and conditions, and to allow such distant events continue to colour attitudes which prevent the recognition    that colonisation also brought possitive advantages which could  and have changed indigenous lives for the better, is a divisive mistake.

Many of the indigenous people have recognised that the past is the past and have chosen to free themselves from the negative elements  of their ancestor’s culture and take advantage of the opportunities of Western civilisation in an open society, to make rich and successful lives which contribute to our nation. They place their emphasis on the future, and have resisted the encouragement of the ‘progressives’ to live in the past and accept that the ‘invasion’ of the 26 of January 17878 was both inevitable and , with hindsight, actually a rescue from a culture which had proved  to be going nowhere.

So, where is this misdirection coming from? From the left, inspired by such as the Greens to the extent that aborigines have already been given over 30% of Australia and are laying claim to the rest. They recently claimed the whole of the city of Perth and were foolishly bought off with over a billion dollars by the WA government.

Now it has just emerged that we cannot assume that their ridiculous claims are genuine at all. The Federal Court has just handed down its judgment that the Goolarabooloo mob were not entitled to be native title holders of James Point in the Kimberley, where their claim had sought to block Woodside’s 80 billion gas development because their ‘song lines were under threat’ from the proposed project. It turns out that they were not ‘custodians’ of the area at all. The court ruled that none of their claims were valid: “That descent must go back to time immemorial. The Goolarabooloo have not acquired rights and interests in land and waters by descent, because their connection to the …..area only goes as far as the arrival of Mr. P. Roe and his wife in the area in the 1930′s !

Amazing. Many Australians of European extraction would have much more right than that, but they would not gain the support of the politically correct brigade which was led by former Greens leader Bob Brown, who had portrayed Mr P Roe as a custodian of the area, and even named him as the Greens’ environmentalist of the year. So, we see that the Greens were simply using the indigenous people for their own political purposes, their own agenda and that means no development at all, and jobs for Aboriginals be damned.

It is time to stop the handouts of cash and land which have only encouraged idleness,  evil and corruption, and instead concentrate on providing jobs so that more of the indigenous people may gain genuine dignity through their own efforts, and escape the retrograde influence of their dreamtime culture.

2 Thessalonians 3:10, ‘For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.’

Gender Fluid Suicides

“Children will be able access irreversible hormone treatment without seeking court approval following a landmark Australian Family Court judgment.”  - The Australian, December 1st.

There is commonly a three stage treatment for those who are ‘gender fluid’.  Stage 1 involves the use of ‘puberty blockers’ , and is considered reversible. Stage 2 administers hormones which can cause long term infertility and irreversible physical changes – growth of breasts in those changing to female, and hair growth, clitoral enlargement and deepening of the voice in those changing to be a woman.  Stage 3 involves surgical intervention, but usually only after age 18. The diagnosis for these children was previously called “Gender identity disorder’,  but in 2013 the gender fluidity lobby gained its change to ‘gender dysphoria’ . Dysphoria means ‘a state of unease’.

The transgender movement now claims that two year olds can know they are transgender, and a burgeoning number of gender clinics are appearing to ‘help’ those, who as small children insist they are transgender, to gain their wish. This is despite the fact that in psychiatry anyone who insists on anything contrary to physical reality is considered confused or delusional. I’m sure many adults have known of children with quite imaginary friends they talk to, or objects they see, quite invisible to others, but they all grow out of it in time.

Michelle Cretella, M.D. , President of the American College of Paediatricians, views this transgender ideology as in infection  disrupting politics and legal systems.  “Transgender ideology is not just infecting our laws. It is intruding into the lives of the most innocent among us – children – and with the apparent growing support of the professional medical community. I have witnessed an upending of the medical consensus on the nature of gender identity. What doctors once treated as a mental illness the medical community now largely affirms and even promotes as normal.

The transgender movement has gained legs in the medical community and in our culture by offering a deeply flawed narrative . These professionals are using the myth that people are born transgender to justify engaging in massive, uncontrolled and un-consented experimentation on children who have a psychological condition that would otherwise resolve after puberty in the vast majority of cases.

Today’s institutions that promote transition affirmation are pushing children to impersonate the opposite sex, sending many of them down the path of puberty blockers, sterilisation, the removal of healthy body parts and untold psychological damage…….”

(In Sweden, one of the world’s most LGBTQ – affirming countries, the suicide rates for adults who undergo sex reassignment is 20 times greater than that of the general population.)

….”These harms constitute nothing less than institutionalised child abuse. Sound ethics demand an immediate end to the use of pubertal suppression, cross sex hormones, and sex reassignment surgeries in children and adolescents, as well as an end to promoting gender ideology via school curricula and legislative policies,”  stated Cretella.

This evil ideology is part of an LGBTQ drive to destroy the biblical family which has been for millennia the traditional family. But first was the push to legalise homosexuality, then gay marriage and now gender fluidity, all aimed at the bedrock of human society.

A little child starts off as a blank page. It will learn from the pattern of its parents, and with more and more homosexual partners it is hardly surprising that there are more and more gender confused children. God makes us male and female and parents should be able to teach by example what that means. Boys need to be taught how to be men and girls how to be women. To do otherwise is to set the child off on a miserable, dangerous and even deadly course.

Proverbs 22:6, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.’