Mike Curtiss (23 Nov 2010)
"Praying hard to make the rain fall in Israel ( Next, Starving People in the Middle East )"

 
Dear Doves,
 
              The spectre of drought underpins many Biblical stories, basically communittees lived one harvest away from diaster. The story of Joseph in Egypt comes to mind. In particular,  I'd like to focus upon OT Jews who followed pagan gods. They would set up idols and worship at altars built hidden from view in the so called 'high places'
               Archeologists have located many of these simple altars erected away from towns and villages, so that the people could secretly go 'up there' and subjugate themselves to Baal, or Molech, Once these locations were properly investigated, a much more chilling aspect of these temples was discovered. Hundreds of infant babies' skeletal remains were discovered among these ruins. Further forensics indictated that these children were fully formed baby infants, who were given over to priests that operated these primative altars and temples.
 
'aal was also known to the Ammonites as Molech, the Moabites as Chemosh, and the Edomites as Dushara'.
 
               Utilizing tree ring measurments that are extremely moisture sensative, researchers were able to find a direct correlation between rainfall and infanticide. Idols like Baal are identified as gods who will provide sufficient rainfall in exchange for infant sacrifice. That's why the people flocked to pagan deities during times of climatic adversity. Exposing, or sacrificing newborns ( innocent lives ) under the
name of worship was thus considered an accepted practice. The elaborate temple of Molech in today's Jordan provides us an insight into this practice of infanticide. Infants were fed alive into a roaring cooper furnace found on the sight.
                        According to the Catalog of Dark Arts and Pagan Gods;
 
The human sacrifice required during many of these occult dates needs to contain the following elements, each one of which is exaggerated to the highest possible degree:

        1. Trauma, stress, and mental anguish, sheer terror
        2. The final act in the drama should be destruction by a fire; preferably a conflagration.
        3. People must die as human sacrifices, especially children, since Lord Satan looks upon a younger human sacrifice as his most desirable

The human sacrifice required during many of these occult dates needs to contain the following elements, each one of which is exaggerated to the highest possible degree:

        1. Trauma, stress, and mental anguish, sheer terror
        2. The final act in the drama should be destruction by a fire; preferably a conflagration.
        3. People must die as human sacrifices, especially children, since Lord Satan looks upon a younger human sacrifice as his most desirable

        The human sacrifice required during many of these occult dates needs to contain the following elements, each one of which is exaggerated to the highest possible degree:

                 

 
Molech, Baal are just another name for our ancient enemy satan. Under the stress of this current seven year dought we are witnessing similar behaviors; abortion has reached all-time highs in the region. Without the excuse the ancients once used for infanticide, many people are turning back to these primative practices.
 
                     
 
This time however, it's the STATE that demands sacrifice. One of the most progressive agencies to provide abortions in the UNITED NATIONS and other NGO's
 
               Pray for the innocents, pray for the peace and the conversion of Israel back to their messiah; Jesus Christ. Thanks for reading my post,
 
                                               Agape,
                                                         Mike Curtiss
 
 
Praying hard to make the rain fall
 
Rabbis, imams and priests gather to pray for the end of seven-year drought in a valley near Jerusalem.
 
It’s been said that everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.

Well, seven years of drought in the Holy Land has been so bad that it has brought together Muslim, Christian and Jewish clerics to offer prayers for rain.

The rainy season should have begun over a month ago, but the skies remain blue on this November afternoon. These devout men believe that now more than ever is the time for divine intervention.

At a spring named Ein Heniya in the Valley of the Ghosts that separates Jerusalem from the Bethlehem hills, the clerics gathered on Thursdayafternoon for an unusual prayer session. They decided to put aside their differences and, as followers of one God, united their prayers for the muchneeded rain.

“Look up, it’s dry, dry,” said Rabbi Menachem Froman, an Orthodox rabbi from the Tekoa settlement near Bethlehem, who has close ties with Palestinian religious leaders.

“Before anything else, to live we need rain. If there isn’t any rain, there won’t be any Jews or Muslims or Christians here.”

“According to our traditions, the Jewish and the Islam, rain is due to the deeds of man, and if we make any step of peace between us, perhaps that will open the treasures of the skies and rain will fall,” Froman told The Media Line.

The spring is located a few hundred meters from an IDF checkpoint, and is sort of a no-man’s land. But its location on the fringes of Israel and the Palestinian Authority have allowed it to serve more as an everyman’s land, where Jews and Arabs can gather away from the watchful eyes of the security forces.

Still, there were some who tried to turn the prayer into a political event. A Palestinian man from the nearby village of Walaje began yelling that he was being oppressed and occupied when two curious border policemen stopped by to see what all the fuss was about.

After a quick word with one of the rabbis, the policemen left and the prayers began.

“I came here with my Jewish and Muslim brothers to pray that God has mercy on us and bestows blessings and rain on this holy land,” Rev. Issa Elias Musleh, spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, told The Media Line.

“God willing, our prayers will reach God, who will grant us all our wishes – for he is capable for changing all things. I hope everyone who supports peace will take this union of clerics into consideration,” Musleh said.

After declarations of unity, the three groups broke off to pray separately. About 20 Jews gathered around a dry pool, where they recited the special prayer for rain. It is required to fast for the day, if one recited this prayer.

Musleh stepped on a large boulder closer to the spring and began his Christian prayer, his followers nearby.

The Muslims, watching curiously at the Israelis praying – perhaps seeing this Jewish worship for the first time – took to higher ground. When the Jewish prayers were over, they lined up in two rows behind an imam and began their salat al-matar, or rain prayer.

“God likes unity, and when people make unity on the earth it is very good, and Allah likes this kind of life. Allah wants people not to quarrel with each other because of religion.

Because Allah sent religion to make peace, not to make war,” Sheikh Abdel Najib, mufti of the Bethlehem area, told The Media Line. “We hope that God will be happy.”

Amid the throng of local and international television crews and journalists, American tourist Micah Rosenblatt watched, enthralled.

“I wanted to be part of something where everyone is coming together for a common cause, because we all love this land and we are all a part of it, and so we want to work together to, like, bring some goodness here, you know,” said Rosenblatt, a Jewish man from Florida who is staying in Tekoa.

Looking up at the cloudless sky, he wondered: “Who knows? Maybe the prayers will change something.

You never know. You never know what can happen,” he said.

Froman said God was looking down from above.

“I believe that if God sees his children working together, the heavens will open and not only will rain come down, but so will peace,” Froman said.