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here comes china
22 Sep 2001
the news before it happens
For many years I have waited to finally at long last be able to use my favorite prophecy from Isaiah. And now that America and the rest of the G8, new Zealand, and any other country foolish enough to ignore my Fatwah are sending everything they have got today, you know, to pummel Afghanistan, which, as you know, will take everything they got (well 60 nations is a hell of lot and that would take everything they got) well now that they are giving it there all and rolling the dice with all those war ships and trillions of dollars worth of war ships and planes and whatever else, the time is now at hand to finally rid the earth of that pile of crap and also to demonstrate using a practical example just how worthless it was to spend on bombs instead of food to end violence and bring peace. None of that will ever ever be returning.

Isaiah 40:9
"Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, "Behold your God!"
Behold, here comes the Lord GOD coming in powert, coming to rule with powerful arm; behold, God's reward is there, and recompense comes before.
God will feed the flock like a shepherd, will gather the lambs in loving arms, and gently lead those that are with young.

Who is this coming up from the East greeted with victory at each step, sweeping out like a flood, greeted with victory at each step, filled with fury, stirred up by YAHWEH God and burning with fury. Who is this defender of my children striking terror in the hearts of the nations? Well they did want to start 'World War 3' didn't they? Well just with some 60 nations they could pound, not with someone who could pound them, right.

Isaiah 41:10
"fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.
You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all.
For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I will help you."

Isaiah 41:25

25 I stirred up one from the north, and he has come, from the rising of the sun, and he shall call on my name; he shall trample on rulers as on mortar, as the potter treads clay.
26 Who declared it from the beginning, that we might know, and beforetime, that we might say, "He is right"? There was none who declared it, none who proclaimed, none who heard your words.
27 I first have declared it to Zion, and I give to Jerusalem a herald of good tidings.
28 But when I look there is no one; among these there is no counselor who, when I ask, gives an answer.
29 Behold, they are all a delusion; their works are nothing; their molten images are empty wind.
1 ¶ Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations.
2 He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street;
3 a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.
4 He will not fail or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law.
5 ¶ Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it:
6 "I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations,
7 to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.
8 I am the LORD, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to graven images.
9 Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them."
10 Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth! Let the sea roar and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.
11 Let the desert and its cities lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar inhabits; let the inhabitants of Sela sing for joy, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory to the LORD, and declare his praise in the coastlands.
13 ¶ The LORD goes forth like a mighty man, like a man of war he stirs up his fury; he cries out, he shouts aloud, he shows himself mighty against his foes.
14 For a long time I have held my peace, I have kept still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in travail, I will gasp and pant.
15 I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbage; I will turn the rivers into islands, and dry up the pools.
16 And I will lead the blind in a way that they know not, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I will not forsake them.

Here come the Chinese communists in full fury. They will expose her massacres and strip her naked before the world. The leader of China was bawled out by me severeal years ago, and took it like a man, I noticed, unlike these other skunky world leaders. Now they are coming stirred up by YAHWEH God to full fury because of that whore and her shameful secret, her shameful secret massacres.

8 "Remember this and consider, recall it to mind, you transgressors,
9 remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me,
10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’
11 calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it.
12 "Hearken to me, you stubborn of heart, you who are far from deliverance:
13 I bring near my deliverance, it is not far off, and my salvation will not tarry; I will put salvation in Zion, for Israel my glory."

     
Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called tender and delicate.
Take the millstones and grind meal, put off your veil, strip off your robe, uncover your legs, pass through the rivers.
Your nakedness shall be uncovered, and your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will spare no man.
Our Redeemer—the LORD of hosts is his name—is the Holy One of Israel.
Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no more be called the mistress of kingdoms.
I was angry with my people, I profaned my heritage; I gave them into your hand, you showed them no mercy; on the aged you made your yoke exceedingly heavy.
You said, "I shall be mistress for ever," so that you did not lay these things to heart or remember their end.
Now therefore hear this, you lover of pleasures, who sit securely, who say in your heart, "I am, and there is no one besides me; I shall not sit as a widow or know the loss of children":
These two things shall come to you in a moment, in one day; the loss of children and widowhood shall come upon you in full measure, in spite of your many sorceries and the great power of your enchantments.
You felt secure in your wickedness, you said, "No one sees me"; your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray, and you said in your heart, "I am, and there is no one besides me."
But evil shall come upon you, for which you cannot atone; disaster shall fall upon you, which you will not be able to expiate; and ruin shall come on you suddenly, of which you know nothing.
Stand fast in your enchantments and your many sorceries, with which you have labored from your youth; perhaps you may be able to succeed, perhaps you may inspire terror.
You are wearied with your many counsels; let them stand forth and save you, those who divide the heavens, who gaze at the stars, who at the new moons predict what shall befall you.
Behold, they are like stubble, the fire consumes them; they cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame. No coal for warming oneself is this, no fire to sit before!
Such to you are those with whom you have labored, who have trafficked with you from your youth; they wander about each in his own direction; there is no one to save you."



The name "Yom Kippur" means "Day of Atonement," and that pretty much explains what the holiday
is. It is a day set aside to "afflict the soul," to atone for the sins of the past year.

On Yom Kippur, the judgment
entered in these books is sealed. This day is, essentially, your last appeal, your last chance to change
the judgment, to demonstrate your repentance and make amends.
The ten days starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur are commonly known as the
Days of Awe (Yamim Noraim) or the Days of Repentance. This is a time for serious introspection, a
time to consider the sins of the previous year and repent before Yom Kippur.

One of the ongoing themes of the Days of Awe is the concept that G-d has "books" that he writes
our names in, writing down who will live and who will die, who will have a good life and who will
have a bad life, for the next year. These books are written in on Rosh Hashanah, but our actions
during the Days of Awe can alter G-d's decree. The actions that change the decree are "teshuvah,
tefilah and tzedakah," repentance, prayer, good deeds (usually, charity). These "books" are sealed
on Yom Kippur.

Another custom observed during this time is kapparot. This is rarely practiced today, and is
observed in its true form only by Chasidic and occasionally Orthodox Jews. Basically, you purchase
a live fowl, and on the morning before Yom Kippur you waive it over your head reciting a prayer
asking that the fowl be considered atonement for sins. The fowl is then slaughtered and given to the
poor.

It is customary to wear white on the holiday, which symbolizes purity and calls to mind the promise
that our sins shall be made as white as snow (Is. 1:18). Some people wear a kittel, the white robe in
which the dead are buried (under the altar)

Note that all sins are confessed in the plural (we
have done this, we have done that), emphasizing communal responsibility for sins.

There are two basic parts of this confession: Ashamnu, a shorter, more general list (we have been
treasonable, we have been aggressive, we have been slanderous...), and Al Chet, a longer and more
specific list (for the sin we sinned before you forcibly or willingly, and for the sin we sinned before
you by acting callously...) Frequent petitions for forgiveness are interspersed in these prayers.
There's also a catch-all confession: "Forgive us the breach of positive commands and negative
commands, whether or not they involve an act, whether or not they are known to us."
The vast majority of the sins
enumerated involve mistreatment of other people, most of them by speech (offensive speech,
scoffing, slander, talebearing, and swearing falsely, to name a few). These all come into the category
of sin known as "lashon ha-ra" (lit: the evil tongue), which is considered a very serious sin in Judaism.

The concluding service of Yom Kippur, known as Ne'ilah, is one unique to the day. It usually runs
about 1 hour long. The ark (a cabinet where the scrolls of the Torah are kept) is kept open
throughout this service, thus you must stand throughout the service. There is a tone of desperation in
the prayers of this service. The service is sometimes referred to as the closing of the gates; think of it
as the "last chance" to get in a good word before the holiday ends. The service ends with a very long
blast of the shofar.

http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday4.htm

The Festival of Sukkot begins on Tishri 15, the fifth day after Yom Kippur. It is quite a drastic
transition, from one of the most solemn holidays in our year to one of the most joyous.
This festival is sometimes referred to as Zeman Simkhateinu, the Season of our Rejoicing. Sukkot
lasts for seven days. Sukkot is also a harvest festival, and is sometimes referred to as
Chag Ha-Asif, the Festival of Ingathering.


More from Isaiah chapter 41
1 ¶ Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment.
2 Who stirred up one from the east whom victory meets at every step? He gives up nations before him, so that he tramples kings under foot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow.
3 He pursues them and passes on safely, by paths his feet have not trod.
4 Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am He.
5 The coastlands have seen and are afraid, the ends of the earth tremble; they have drawn near and come.
6 Every one helps his neighbor, and says to his brother, "Take courage!"
7 The craftsman encourages the goldsmith, and he who smooths with the hammer him who strikes the anvil, saying of the soldering, "It is good"; and they fasten it with nails so that it cannot be moved.
8 But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend;
9 you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, "You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off";
10 ¶ fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
11 Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.
12 You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all.
13 For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I will help you."
14 Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you, says the LORD; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
15 Behold, I will make of you a threshing sledge, new, sharp, and having teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and crush them, and you shall make the hills like chaff;
16 You shall winnow them and the wind shall carry them away, and the tempest shall scatter them. And you shall rejoice in the LORD; in the Holy One of Israel you shall glory.
17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the LORD will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
18 I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
19 I will put in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive; I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane and the pine together;
20 that men may see and know, may consider and understand together, that the hand of the LORD has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it.
21 ¶ Set forth your case, says the LORD; bring your proofs, says the King of Jacob.
22 Let them bring them, and tell us what is to happen. Tell us the former things, what they are, that we may consider them, that we may know their outcome; or declare to us the things to come.
23 Tell us what is to come hereafter, that we may know that you are gods; do good, or do harm, that we may be dismayed and terrified.
24 Behold, you are nothing, and your work is nought; an abomination is he who chooses you.
25 I stirred up one from the north, and he has come, from the rising of the sun, and he shall call on my name; he shall trample on rulers as on mortar, as the potter treads clay.
26 Who declared it from the beginning, that we might know, and beforetime, that we might say, "He is right"? There was none who declared it, none who proclaimed, none who heard your words.
27 I first have declared it to Zion, and I give to Jerusalem a herald of good tidings.

See also:
http://www.awitness.org/
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