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Luke Chapter 19

The words of Our Only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in red.

19:10 "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."
19:11 As they were hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately be manifested.
19:12 He said therefore: "a certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.
19:13 And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds and said to them: Trade till I come.
19:14 But his citizens hated him and they sent an delegation after him, saying: 'We will not have this man to reign over us.'
19:15 And it came to pass that he returned, having received the kingdom: and he commanded his servants to be called, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading,
19:16 And the first came saying: 'Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.'
19:17 And he said to him: 'Well done, thou good servant, because thou hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt have power over ten cities.'
19:18 And the second came, saying: 'Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.'
19:19 And he said to him: 'Be thou also over five cities.'
19:20 And another came, saying: ' Lord, behold here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin.
19:21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up what thou didst not lay down: and thou reapest that which thou didst not sow.'
19:22 He saith to him: 'Out of thy own mouth I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what I laid not down and reaping that which I did not sow.
19:23 And why then didst thou not give my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have exacted it with usury?'
19:24 And he said to them that stood by: 'Take the pound away from him and give it to him that hath ten pounds.'
19:25 And they said to him: 'Lord, he hath ten pounds.'
19:26 But I say to you that to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: and from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken from him.
19:27 But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign over them, bring them hither and slay them in my presence."
19:28 And having said these things, he went before, going up to Jerusalem.
19:29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethania, unto the mount called Olivet, he sent two of his disciples,
19:30 Saying: "Go into the town which is over against you, at your entering into which you shall find the colt of an ass tied, on which no man ever hath sitten: loose it and bring it.
19:31 And if any man shall ask you: 'Why are you loosing it?' You shall say thus unto him: Because the Lord hath need of it.' "
19:32 And they that were sent went their way and found the colt standing, as he said unto them.
19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said to them: "Why are you loosing it?
19:34 But they said: "Because the Lord has need of it."
19:35 And they brought it to Jesus. And casting their cloaks over the colt, they set Jesus on it.
19:36 And as he went, they spread their cloaks upon the road.
19:37 And when he was drawing near, being now at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole company of his disciples began to rejoice and to praise God with a loud voice, for all the miracles that they had seen,
19:38 Saying: "Blessed is he who comes as king, in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
19:39 And some of the Pharisees, from the crowds, said to him: "Master, rebuke thy disciples."
19:40 He said to them: "I tell you that if these keep silence, the stones will cry out."
19:41 And when he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it, saying:
19:42 "If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace: but now they are hidden from thy eyes.
19:43 For the days shall come upon thee: and thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee and compass thee round and straiten thee on every side,
19:44 And beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in thee. And they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone: because thou hast not known the time of thy visitation."
19:45 And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold therein and them that bought.
19:46 Saying to them: "It is written: My house is the house of prayer. But you have made it a den of thieves."
19:47 And he was teaching daily in the temple. And the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people sought to destroy him.
19:48 And they found not what to do to him: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

The Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Thessalonians

The day of the Lord is not to come till the man of sin be revealed. The apostle's teachings are to be observed.

2:1 And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and of our gathering together unto him:
2:2 That you be not easily moved from your sense nor be terrified, neither by spirit nor by word nor by epistle. as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand.

Chap. 2. Ver. 2. Spirit . . . utterance. . . letter indicate three possible sources of their belief that the parousia is imminent. Spirit refers to some falsely claimed revelation, utterance may be a statement of Paul’s which was misunderstood, or wrongly attributed to him, the letter seems to be one forged in Paul’s name.

2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition

Ver. 3. . . The parousia must be preceded by a great apostasy, i.e., a great religious revolt, and the advent of the man of sin, i.e., Antichrist. Son of perdition, one entirely deserving of eternal punishment.

Ver. 3. The day of the Lord will not come. These words have been inserted to complete the sentence, which in the original is elliptical. The expanded reads "Let no man deceive you by any means: for the day of the Lord will not come unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition"

2:4 Who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God.

Ver. 4. In the temple, that of Apostate Jerusalem which the full consensus of the Church Fathers declare he will rebuild - i.e. the Temple of Remphan; and in the Apostate shell of the former Christian church, which he perverts to his own worship: as the Freemasons have done to the Vatican.

Ver. 4. Antichrist will be characterized by great impiety and pride. He sits in the temple of God, etc. He will aspire to be treated as God and proclaim that he is really God.

2:5 Remember you not that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2:6 And now you know what restrains him, that he may be revealed in his proper time.

Ver. 6. What restrains him. The Thessalonians knew the obstacle. We also know that it is Jesus Christ.

2:7 For the mystery of iniquity is already at work: only that he who is at present restraining it, does still restrain, until he is gotten out of the way.

Ver. 7. Mystery of iniquity, the evil power of Satan’s threefold prevarication and total Apostasy from God, of which Antichrist is to be the public exponent and champion. He who is at present restraining it. The obstacle is now spoken of as a person. Some point out that Michael the archangel and his heavenly army are obstacles, and this is true, which now prevent the appearance of Antichrist – but the primary obstacle is, as St. Justin Martyr teaches: Jesus Christ Himself; when the great Apostasy is complete, then in effect, Christ is “gotten out of the way.”

2:8 And then that wicked one shall be revealed: whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: him

Ver. 8. When Christ appears in glory, He will inflict defeat and death on Antichrist by a mere word of command.
2:9 Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power and signs and lying wonders:

Ver. 9 – 10. By the aid of Satan Antichrist will perform prodigies which men will falsely regard as miracles, and by means of which they will be led to adopt sinful practices.

2:10 And with all wicked deception to those who are perishing. For they have not received the love of truth that they might be saved.
2:11 Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

Ver. 11. God shall send. . .That is God shall suffer them to be deceived by lying wonders, and false miracles, in punishment of their not entertaining the love of truth.
Ver. 11. 'God sends.' God will allow their willful rejection of truth to have its natural results of spiritual blindness, impenitence and damnation. A misleading influence, or, “a delusion.” The operation of error - the Greek reads: "energian planes" or literally the energy of delusion, which is exactly and actually the fallen spirits of the devils and demons conjured by pagan religion, especially by idolatry. NOW, currently, the Assisi delusion of the Apostates, Ratzinger and Wojtyla and many others present with them, is a very real and prime example. To give oneself over to this is to invite utter and complete damnation of oneself by God.
2:12 That all may be judged who have not believed the truth but have consented to iniquity.

2:13 But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved of God, for that God hath chosen you firstfruits unto salvation, in sanctification of the spirit and faith of the truth:
Ver. 13. First-fruits, i.e., earliest believers in the gospel. Some manuscripts read: “from the beginning.” That is, God called them from all eternity.
2:14 Whereunto also he hath called you by our gospel, unto the purchasing of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast: and hold the teachings, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle.
Ver. 15. Teachings, i.e., his teachings whether given orally or in writing. Concerning Apostolic teaching – the oral is included in the written at the point we have the whole New Testament complete, i.e. with the completion of St. John’s Gospel.
2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God and our Father, who hath loved us and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope in grace,

2:17 Exhort your hearts and confirm you in every good work and word.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Palestinian Outlook After President Abbas Speech « Kawther Salam

Palestinian Outlook After President Abbas Speech « Kawther Salam:

Palestinian Outlook After President Abbas Speech

Thousands of cheering Palestinians welcome President Mahmud Abbas outside his Ramallah headquarters. Pic. Credit: AFP. Photo: Ahmad Gharabli
“If Netanyahu wants to attack us, Welcome. If he wishes to cancel the agreements, Welcome. He is free to do whatever he wants because he is an occupier, not us. He occupies our land, and he is able to whatever he wants. But we will not accept that. We will oppose that with all peaceful and popular means at our disposal”. “If the US wants to cut aid, Welcome. They can do whatever they want. We will react according to what happens” said today President Mahmoud Abbas in his answers to the Al-Hayat Arabic daily newspaper in London.”
President Abbas Revered Like A Saint By Palestinians
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas rose to the level of sanctity among his nation, including the opposition in Palestine, since he challenged the appeals of the US-Israel-Quartet representative to return to so called “peace talks” last Friday Sep. 23 2011 and asked the UN to recognize an Independent Palestinian State in the borders of 1967 and defended the Right of Return for all Palestinians who were expelled during the Nakba.
The speech given by President Abbas won huge Palestinian public and popular support, even among the Palestinian opposition. The speech directly addressed the lies of the USA and Israeli governments and a number of Western countries who claim their support for the Arab revolutions for democracy, but who stand against the will of Palestinians who have lived under the Israeli occupation since decades. The historical speech of Abbas could be described as a reiteration before the UN General assembly of the basic demands of all Palestinians in the occupied territories and in exile.

Before the delivery of the speech of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, there were widespread fears and tension among many Palestinians relating to the consequences of the American and Western pressures on the position of President Abbas to abstain from applying for the recognition of an Independent Palestinian State in the borders of June 1967 before the UN or mentioning the right of return and the other inalienable rights of the Palestinian people. Instead, the zionists and their fellow travelers want a return to the cycle of futile “negotiations” which only serve to extend the time of the zionist occupation in Palestine. The fears and concerns of all Palestinians, including myself, remained until President Abbas gave his clear and unambiguous speech, which reiterated the demands of the majority of the Palestinian people and directly defied the illegitimate pressures from the zionist American and Israeli governments and their fellow travelers.

Thousands of cheering Palestinians welcome President Mahmud Abbas outside his Ramallah headquarters.

The reaction of US President Obama to the speech delivered by President Abbas before the UN General Assembly, the irrational and fundamentalist opposition of the US President and government, elaborated in his speech, to the Palestinian people, to our right to self-determination, to our right as having a state recognized by the international community, to our right to be freed from occupation and to enjoy the same human rights as other people, confirms that the USA is not a State of laws or a democracy, but a vassal state dominated by a zionist clique, a fascist dictatorship inwards, an empire outwards and the lawless enemy of democracy everywhere.
The Palestinian people, including myself, we stand by President Abbas and what he affirmed in his historic speech. We consider his speech as a diplomatic victory and a milestone in his political career and mission. It is certainly a historical turning point for Palestine and all Palestinians.

A man holds up a banner depicting US president Barack Obama as thousands of cheering Palestinians welcome their president Mahmud Abbas. Pic. Credit: AFP. Photo:Abbas Momani
At the level of contradiction with the position of the US government from the Palestinian State recognition and Palestinian people rights and during United Nations General Assembly Sixty-sixth Session, a scandalous stink news was revealed the US secretly approved the transfer of 55 “bunker buster” bombs (GBU-28), a form of deep-penetrating bombs to the zionist state of Israel to bomb Palestinian in Gaza and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
“Raise your head you’re a Palestinian! NO to the USA!”
Several thousands of  demonstrators marched towards the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, the Muqataa, to welcome and celebrate return as a hero of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and to declare their allegiance and support to him. All demonstrators chanted against the USA and its allies. The major Palestinian anger was against the US government and the decrepit representatives of the “Middle East Quartet”for what they call “peace” (United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations). Demonstrators chanted against the USA, Tony Blair and Catherine Ashton. Palestinians don’t want to see Tony Blair in Ramallah, the zionist proposals carried by Blair and Ashton are all rejected, said the demonstrators today.
President Abbas answered the question of the Al-Hayat daily in London about the proposal of the “Quartet”, stating: “Unfortunately, the “Quartet” failed in the past years to reach deliver statements, also this year since September and so far, the “Quartet” failed to meet twice, and during their third meeting, the “Quartet” rejected the US proposals, not ours. Russia, Europe and the United Nations refused the Americans proposals. This means that what the Americans proposed was not accepted by anybody. The US talks about a Jewish state, considers the settlement blocks as a fait accompli and speaks about the security which will remain in Israeli hands. Those proposals were all rejected and then the Quartet’s envoy Tony Blair carried to us the same ideas. So I said, even to President Obama, that these ideas are rejected in their totality and out of hand.
Abbas said to Tony Blair, envoy of the “Quartet” during a meeting held this month in Amman that if the ongoing efforts in the recognition of Palestinian State failed, we would not allow the Palestinian power to remain merely “in name”.
Conclusion and Outlook:
In the current situation and after the aggressive speech given by Palestinian President Abbas at the UN General Assembly, the world has specific options and the Palestinians are confronted with specific commitments.
At the level of international community, the member states of the Security Council must choose between their own interests and the interests of the zionist Jewish lobby in the Arab region when they vote in the Security Council in the issue of the recognition of Palestine.
If the member states of the Security Council commit themselves to vote for the membership of Palestine in the United Nations, this means that the Palestinian request for recognition will succeed if the United States stays neutral and does not use their right of veto against such a vote. In this case, things will reflect positively on both sides of the conflict and the interests of the international community in the Arab region. It must be noted that, whatever the future developments materialize, the world has a moral responsibility and duty to end the Israeli occupation in Palestine before which comes before pursuing whatever other interests the nations might have in the Arab countries of the Middle East
Should the United States use its veto power against the Palestinian people and a recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN Security Council, or if the USA and other fellow travelers of the zionists realize their threats to cut off financial aid to the PNA and decided to use the immoral weapon of hunger against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian people, this would mean that PNA and Palestinians are in front of a number of open options, including some harsh options which could threat the security and stability of the countries involved in the conflict. Among other options are:  The Palestinian Authority will submit a request to raise the status of Palestine from the observer status at the UN to the full membership, and acquire membership of Palestine at all UN agencies and institutions, including the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Criminal Court (ICC), an option which terrifies Israel, the USA and assorted tag-alongs, as they are involved in the planning, financing, supporting and implementing of war crimes and crimes against humanity against Palestinians since decades.
The Palestinian Authority will discuss another option such as the return to the useless “negotiations”. If the PNA chooses to continue “negotiating” with Israel without that Israel at least freezes the expansion of the settlements and commits unmistakably to the 1967 borders as a reference for the negotiating process, such a decision would have a negative effect on its credibility, and I doubt that the PNA will sacrifice their credibility among Palestinians after the full support which President Abbas received because of his challenge to the threats of the USA and Israel. The difference between this full support and the doubt of most Palestinians about him and the PNA was clear enough to see after his request for the recognition of Palestine at the UN and his defiance of the occupation.
The other cruel and harsh option is, if the US and EU carry out their threats against the Palestinians and the PA and continue supporting the occupying forces in Palestine, then the Palestinian Authority may dismantle its bodies and put the Palestinians against under full responsibility of the Israeli occupation. This option has been amply discussed because it is known that the Israeli side avoids it at all costs, as it would establish their irrefutable responsibility for all Palestinians in international law, delegitimizing the occupation and the israeli position over night. It is difficult to see Israel desisting from its crimes even in this case, and this scenario would mean that all options and solutions are available to the people, including armed struggle or struggle by other means against Israel and its interest in and outside Palestine. This option would mean a return to the years before the start of the first Intifada.
A last scenario, remote but not unimaginable, is the possibility that the appearance of Abbas at the UN was a charade set in scene by the PA, Israel and conspirers, a scheme calculated to gain Abbas the needed popular support to cement a legitimacy he lacks as a result of the expiry of his mandate in 2009, so that he and the PA could then proceed to sell off all of Palestine and all rights of the Palestinians to the occupation. If such a scenario came to pass, it would also mean an end of the legitimacy of the PA and a return to the times before the first Intifada, including armed struggle and many other dangerous appearances.
We will see what unfolds during the next days and weeks as a result of the speech of Abbas at the UN. What must be understood is that, despite its apparent invincibility because of its military superiority and the protection by the USA, the position of Israel is precarious and ultimately unsustainable if they continue operating under their current strategy of unnecessarily seeking the enmity of everybody in the region.
From the military point of view, Israel does not have an economy able to sustain by itself a military machine far out of proportion to its size and its needs. What the Israeli economy lacks is currently being made up by the USA, the EU and various member countries, and the donations of rich jews from around the world. Both the USA and the EU are currently under increasing economic and political tensions, and both can be said to be in the process of becoming bankrupt or breaking up due to gross economic mismanagement. If either the USA or the EU (or both) become unavailable as funding sources, Israel will dissolve within a short time. The many tensions within the israeli society will explode when there is no money to support 5-6 millions of people accustomed to a life financed on prebends. A massive self-chosen repatriation of the jews who came to Palestine believing the false promises of zionism would be the result.
Looking at Israel through the lens of international law and institutions, Israel has also managed to firmly establish itself as the problem of everybody. While israelis and their supporters around the world constantly protest about a supposed “right to exist” to distract from the real problems, the prosaic reality is that the governments of many nations have recognized that there is no reason for Israel to reject Palestinian statehood without delay, without reservations and unconditionally. If Israel continues on its rejectionist and violent path, the results will be worse for all involved.
Israel and its allies would do better if they stop delaying, hindering and denying the political will and the inalienable rights of the Palestinian nation. It is the only solution which will allow for any measure of peace in Palestine and the region.

1 comment:

SntMartyr said...

Let us pray that a Godly peace based on the Justice of Christ will happen.