“Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery and swear falsely, and offer sacrifices to Baal and walk after other gods that you have not known, then come and stand before Me in this house, which is called by My name, and say, ‘We are delivered!’ — that you may do all these abominations?

Jer 7:9-11

They have despised the Holy One of Israel. Is 1:4
Imagine living next door to an ox that doesn’t know its owner and you have no tools to control it.

Palestine (MNN) — On July 1st, Israel was set to annex more land from the West Bank. However, the day and the whole month passed without an announcement. What happened?

The EU showed strong opposition to the plan, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson even penned an article warning against the move. Many in Israel don’t even support the plan.

But Yousef AlKhouri of Bethlehem Bible College says that doesn’t mean annexation won’t take place. “Every single day, we watch the news and we learn about Israeli settlers and the Israeli government taking a few acres here on there from the West Bank in order to expand settlements. In the Bethlehem area only two days or three days ago, the Israeli government approved building a few hundreds of houses in a settlement on a Palestinian owned land.”

A photo showing Palestinians in the 1920s. (Photo courtesy of Bethlehem Bible College on Facebook)

Effects of annexation on Palestinians

In addition, Israeli soldiers demolished a checkpoint used for COVID-19 testing in the area around Hebron, which has become a COVID-19 epicenter in the region. AlKhouri says the ongoing annexation is one of the biggest obstacles to Palestine fighting COVID-19.

AlKhouri also says Palestinian Christians don’t take much comfort from the EU’s pushback to the annexation plans. “We’ve lost hope in political systems around the world that sometimes support Palestinians or support Israelis. They don’t get us anywhere. For the last 72 years, those systems didn’t help us to get peace or to establish our own statehood in the Palestinian land, according to the protection plan of 1947. As a Palestinian, we live day to day trusting that the next day will be better than today.”

In fact, AlKhouri says 36% of Christians in Palestine are now considering immigrating away from the country out of concern for their safety and the ineffective political system that would protect them.

How to Pray

Image showing Dr. Munther Isaac’s book. (Photo courtesy of Bethlehem Bible College on Facebook)

AlKhouri asks Christians to pray that their brothers and sisters in Palestine would be safe and would be the salt and light of Christ in the land

He also encourages Christians to take action. “I know at this time, it’s hard to come see our situation. But God willing, the situation will be better and people would be able to come and visit us. Come visit us, see us, listen to your stories. And if you can’t, please try to learn as much as you could read as much about Palestinian-Israeli conflict. And read about Palestinian Christians.”

AlKhouri recommends a book published by Bethlehem Bible College Academic Dean Dr. Munther Isaac called The Other Side of the Wall.

Pray also as Bethlehem Bible College expands its online ministry, taking on students from around the world. AlKhouri says, “We have students who started studying with us through online programs from North Africa, Europe, Muslim countries, North America, and all over the globe. So please pray for us as we aim to proclaim the good news and to be the good news for people in Palestine and all around the world.”

The header image is courtesy of Bethlehem bible College on Facebook.

Israel backs down on plans to annex large chunks of Palestinian land

By Kevin ZellerJuly 30, 2020

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Prayer For Sound Government

O Lord our Governor, bless the leaders of our land, that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth.

Lord, keep this nation under your care.

To the President and members of the Cabinet, to Governors of States, Mayors of Cities, and to all in administrative authority, grant wisdom and grace in the exercise of their duties.

Give grace to your servants, O Lord.

To Senators and Representatives, and those who make our laws in States, Cities, and Towns, give courage, wisdom, and foresight to provide for the needs of all our people, and to fulfill our obligations in the community of nations.

Give grace to your servants, O Lord.

To the Judges and officers of our Courts give understanding and integrity, that human rights may be safeguarded and justice served.

Give grace to your servants, O Lord.

And finally, teach our people to rely on your strength and to accept their responsibilities to their fellow citizens, that they may elect trustworthy leaders and make wise decisions for the well-being of our society; that we may serve you faithfully in our generation and honor your holy Name.

For yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.


Gunslingers Should Have Worn A Mask

St. Louis police serve warrant & confiscate rifle from ‘Ken & Karen’ couple who brandished guns at BLM protesters — RT USA News

  • Police have confiscated a rifle owned by lawyer Mark McCloskey
  • St. Louis cops descended on the McCloskeys’ Central West End home on Friday night with a search warrant for the gun, as well as the pistol
  • So far, no charges have been filed against the McCloskeys, who called the police and armed themselves after more than 100 demonstrators broke through a gate near their property
  • However, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is reportedly investigating the incident, having made clear her stance on the matter from the outset with a statement condemning how “peaceful protesters were met by guns and a violent assault.
  • Gardner is one of several “progressive” prosecutors elected in the past few years whose campaign was bankrolled by billionaire currency speculator George Soros, and her behavior in office has hewed close to what one might expect from a Soros-backed district attorney, from releasing every person arrested during weeks of rioting following the police killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day in Minneapolis to prosecuting the state’s Republican governor for alleged invasion of privacy back in 2017.
  • Ironically, Mark McCloskey recently represented a victim of police brutality in his personal injury law practice, securing federal charges against the officer.
  • Missouri has relatively permissive gun laws, and defenders of the McCloskeys have argued the couple were well within their rights to protect their own property, while the protesters were trespassing on a private street. However, their detractors have countered that pointing weapons at peaceful demonstrators constitutes assault, calling for the gun-wielding couple to be disbarred, arrested, or worse.

Homicide by Government

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Wearing a mask may soon be mandatory depending on where you live and this is causing a debate about whether or not masks are actually effective when it comes to protecting your health during a pandemic. Multiple studies have now concluded that masks are not only ineffective but they in fact offer a disadvantage to those who choose to wear them. In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth speaks with Denis Rancourt a PHD and former professor of physics at the University of Ottawa about a paper he wrote titled “Masks Don’t Work: A Review of Science Relevant to COVID-19 Social Policy” to discuss the science behind masks, why they don’t work and how society should handle this highly contentious issue moving forward.

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