— Leo Tolstoy
The greatest of all paradoxes is the riddle of human nature. We humans are capable of immense love and sensitivity but we have also been capable of greed, hatred, brutality, rape, murder and war. This duality of what has historically been referred to as ‘good’ and ‘evil’ has troubled the human mind since we first became fully conscious, thinking beings: are humans essentially ‘good’ and, if so, what is the cause of our ‘evil’, destructive, insensitive and cruel side?
The eternal question has been why ‘evil’? In metaphysical religious terms, what is ‘the origin of sin’? More generally, if the universally accepted ideals are to be cooperative, loving and selfless—ideals that have been accepted by modern civilizations as the foundations for constitutions and laws and by the founders of all the great religions as the basis of their teachings—then why are humans competitive, aggressive and selfish?
Tao Te Ching was written around the 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, “Old Master”). It offers both political advice for rulers and practical wisdom for people.
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Beyond the gate of experience flows the Way, Which is ever greater and more subtle than the world.
If you want to be a great leader, you must learn to follow the Tao.– Lao-tzu, Tao Te Ching translation by S. Mitchell
Stop trying to control.
Let go of fixed plans and concepts, and the world will govern itself.
The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be.
The more weapons you have, the less secure people will be.
The more subsidies you have, the less self-reliant people will be.
Therefore the Master says:
I let go of the law, and people become honest.
I let go of economics, and people become prosperous.
I let go of religion, and people become serene.
I let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes common as grass.
Is 2012 Israel’s 7th and Final Conflict?
by Doug Krieger
A POST ANALYSIS OF THE 3 PROPHETIC WARS AND “WHEN” THE FINAL CONFLICT WILL SET IN – COULD IT BE “2012? … LIKE “2012 – COULD IT BE ISRAEL’S SEVENTH AND FINAL CONFLICT OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI WAR?….and SAY WHAT do the measurements of the New Jerusalem of the Apocalypse have to do with it?
This can be considered a bizarre “far out” article! You will either love it or leave it and suggest I’m just another quack out there…Nevertheless, I think the following synopsis is spot on.
Notice that Jordan does not participate in the “final phase” of the 7-phase Arab-Israeli Conflict – nor does Egypt, nor Iran (by proxy yes via Hez.) and neither does Iraq…Why? Iraq has been “immobilized” by the USA and the nations of the Saudi Arabian Peninsula remain resolute in their trade with the Ships of Tarshish – i.e., the West, headed up by the good old US of A.
Once this conflict has been resolved – then all “peace breaks out” (so it would appear) with the rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem by the Jews – this will create an entirely different equation in the Middle East wherein the “West Bank Wall” will be torn down – then the clouds of war will come forth once again…but this time Israel will be relieved via her treaty known in Isaiah as the “Treaty of Hell and Death” with what will be the Antichrist himself!
Which nation alone can accord such an agreement? You would never guess … it is Portugal! No, Canada! No, Germany! No, England! No, Paraguay! No, China! No, Russia! No, no and no…let me disabuse the Stratfor Group – USA! So…with this “Defense Pact” enforced upon Israel – the second concentric circle launches forth – TURKEY, IRAN (note, not Syria nor Lebanon – they’ve already been knocked out of the game), Egypt and North Africa (once called Libya by Horodotus) and Sudan (ancient Cush – and even the black portion of Sudan has been severed from this mix) – they are Gog-Magog – Kings of the North and South and Ezk. 38-39 will be fulfilled…this will occur during the first 40 days of the 70th Week of Daniel and then 250 more days until the dedication of the Third Temple – now, remember the “Treaty” will be signed on a Passover – Passover and Happy Hanukkah are always 250 days apart and during this time it will take 7 prophetic months or 210 days to clean up the radiated mess!
Hanukkah is the Feast of Dedication – dedication of what? Of course, the Third Temple – now that Islam has been defeated – there abides 2300 days in Daniel 8:13-14 for “sacrifice” AND “desolations” – According to Dan. 12:12 there are 1,290 days of desolations – so a simple math problem: x + 1,290 = 2300 days…..x = days of sacrifice; therefore 1010 + 1290 = 2300 days (Note: 1 x 1 x 1 x 2 x 9 = “18” – so even here the NJ is in view!)…
After the Gog-Magog War which will take place during the first 40 days of the Seventieth Week of Daniel – Note: 40 days is the number for Testing – Children of Israel wandered in the Wilderness for 40 years; Jesus was tempted in the Judean Wilderness for 40 days and, of course, Noah rose above the waters for 40 days and 40 night of rain and the “fountains of the deep” were broken up!
Now – after the Gog-Magog War the “Armageddon Campaign” will ensue until the end of desolations – it will culminate in near Jerusalem and then at the last minute Messiah “with all His saints” will save the day – good thing we read the end of the book! It looks great – for some not so great!
So – 3 wars…clearly delineated in the Scripture of Truth…
Everything we’ve printed so far has come to pass in some very tangible fashion – and it will culminate in these three Prophetic Wars – it was Shimon Peres, the President of Israel (still is) who immediately after the last conflict with Lebanon and Hezbollah (the 2nd Lebanon conflict) indicated that Israel had had 6 phases of the Arab-Israeli War/Conflict and he so designated them – I think I put them in my article as (1948), (1956), (1967), (1973), (1982) (2006) and awaiting the next and final (2012?).
Now, don’t freak out here but these 6 wars and the final or 7th – and “7? in the mind of an Israeli Jew is huge – in that on the Seventh Day the Almighty rested from all His work; therefore, using strictly the Gentile-type Gregorian Calendar (since Israel is at war with Gentile Powers) – we find, dropping of the centuries…
1948 + 1956 + 1967 + 1973 + 1982 + 2006 = 11,832 or 1 + 1 + 8 + 3 + 2 = “15? one of the Prime Numbers of the New Jerusalem of the Apocalypse in that Revelation 21:16 states: “The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal.” A furlong is equal to 660?; therefore, 660? x 12,000 furlongs = 7,920,000 Linear Feet / 5280? (feet in a mile) = 1,500 miles or 1 of the 12 edges of the New Jerusalem and since all her measurements are 1,500 miles we multiply her 12 edges (since she’s cubed) and it will equal 18,000 miles. Thus is the PRIME NUMBER of the New Jerusalem “18?.
You see, this 2012 insofar as “Israel’s Seventh and Final Arab-Israeli Conflict” concerns – known as THE ORACLE OF DAMASCUS – does loom as a very real possibility – and if the measurement – the PRIME NUMBER of the New Jerusalem is integrated into this mix – these numbers go bonkers! All this sounds bizarre…
I leave you with this staggering notation:
1948 – when it all began + 2012 – when it all may “end” = 1948 + 2012 = 3960 = 3 + 9 + 6 = “18? the Prime Number of the New Jerusalem – IT’S TIME TO FREAK OUT! But why not completely LOOSE IT?
ARE YOU READY – THE NEW JERUSALEM IS THE ULTIMATE MEASURING INSTRUMENT AND ISRAEL IS GOD’S TIME PIECE – SHE IS A “CUP OF TREMBLING” TO ALL THE NATIONS ‘ROUND ABOUT:
1948 + 1956 + 1967 + 1973 + 1982 + 2006 + 2012 = 12,834 or 1 + 2 + 8 + 3 + 4 = “18? – the Prime Number of the New Jerusalem. And, are the “12 Tribes of Israel” prepared to contend…for 1 x 2 x 8 x 3 x 4 = 192 or 1 + 9 + 2 = “12? and these 12 Tribes of Israel – destined for the NEW Jerusalem – are they not followed by their G-d in these End of Days? Well, do the math: “18? x “12? = “216? which in Hebrew Gematria is found in Exodus 14:19-21 wherein each verse adds up to 72 and 72 x 3 = 216 (check out the film PI). We better take a closer look at 2012, Israel’s Three Prophetic Wars and the New Jerusalem!
PS Dec 3, 2012 News Headlines
Britain summons Israeli ambassador over decision to build in occupied territory
From the CNN Wire Staff, December 3, 2012
London (CNN) — Britain summoned Israel’s ambassador on Monday over Israel’s decision to build thousands of new homes in occupied territory, calling it “deplorable” and saying it threatens a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Foreign Office said.
It is the latest fallout after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorized planning to begin for the new housing units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, a move widely viewed as retaliatory after the Palestinian Authority won a U.N. bid to be recognized as a “non-member observer state.”
Read more: Clinton: New Israeli settlements a ‘set back’ for peace
Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub has been formally summoned by Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt, who will spell out British concerns, the Foreign Office said in a news release.
“Any decision about any other measures the UK might take will depend on the outcome of our discussions with the Israeli government and with international partners including the U.S. and the European Union,” the release said.
Read more: Abbas calls for Palestinian unity after ‘birth certificate’ for Palestinian state
UNITED NATIONS: UN leader Ban Ki-moon warned Sunday that if Israel implemented its latest plan for new settlements it would deal an “almost fatal blow” to any prospects for peace with the Palestinians.
Israel’s announcement about the 3,000 Jewish settler homes, whose planned location was not revealed, came in the wake of a historic vote by the United Nations General Assembly to upgrade Palestine’s diplomatic status.
Israeli media reported that some of the new construction would be in E1, a highly contentious area of the West Bank that runs between the easternmost edge of annexed east Jerusalem and the Maaleh Adumim settlement.
Palestinians bitterly oppose the E1 project, as it would effectively cut the occupied West Bank in two, north to south, and make the creation of a viable Palestinian state even more problematic.
“It was with grave concern and disappointment that the secretary general learned of Israel’s announcement of 3,000 new settlement units in east Jerusalem and other parts of the West Bank,” a statement from Ban’s spokesman said.
“This would include reported planning in the so-called E1 envelope, which risks completely cutting off east Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank.
“Settlements are illegal under international law and, should the E1 settlement be constructed, it would represent an almost fatal blow to remaining chances of securing a two-state solution.”
Ban’s statement represented an unusually strong condemnation of Israeli settlement plans from the UN chief and followed a chorus of disapproval from the United States, Britain, France and the European Union.
“The secretary general repeats his call on all concerned to resume negotiations and intensify efforts towards a comprehensive, just and lasting peace and urges the parties to refrain from provocative actions,” Ban’s statement said.
On Thursday, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly backed a resolution recognizing Palestine within the 1967 borders as a non-member observer state.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had warned that by going to the UN, the Palestinians had “violated” previous agreements with Israel, such as the 1993 Oslo Accords, and that his country would “act accordingly.”
In another tit-for-tat, Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said Sunday that the Jewish state would not transfer tax and tariff funds it collects for the Palestinians this month.
Peace talks have been on hold since September 2010, with the Palestinians insisting on a settlement freeze before returning to the negotiating table and the Israelis insisting on no preconditions.
Israel has long feared that if the Palestinians won the rank of a UN non-member state, they could pursue the Jewish state for war crimes at the International Criminal Court — particularly over settlements.
With their newly-acquired status, the Palestinians now have access to a range of UN agencies, as well as to the ICC, though Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said he had no plans to immediately petition the tribunal.
The Palestinians want east Jerusalem as capital of their state and vigorously resist expansion plans for Maaleh Adumim, which lies three miles (five kilometers) from the city’s eastern edge.
Arab East Jerusalem was captured by Israel with the rest of the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed in a move not recognized by the international community.
Israel considers all of Jerusalem as its “eternal, indivisible” capital, and does not view construction in the eastern sector to be settlement activity. — AFP
Source: Israel settlement bid a ‘fatal blow’ to peace – Latest – New Straits Times
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