Posted by: cindybythesea | March 24, 2013

The Kisses of an Enemy

“Faithful are the wounds of a friends but, the kisses of an enemy are deceitful”. Proverbs 27:6

From all appearances, President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu have become the closest of friends.  An image that belies the months of animosity that clearly existed between the two in the days leading up to the President’s recent visit. Causing many of us to scratch our heads, and ask ourselves, what has changed?

From the moment President Obama stepped off the plane, it was apparent that whatever this visit was about, it was not about contention. No arms would be twisted, no threats would be made, the purpose of this visit was purely symbolic in nature, the relaxed attitude and body language between the two powerfully suggesting that whatever agreement was on the table had already been reached.

There has been much speculation about the timing of this meeting and, although there was never perhaps any one dramatic moment that we can point our fingers at in regard to the prophetic nature of this visit, we would be remiss to take lightly any major political figure addressing the Israeli people on this very important date.

And, whether the world understands it, (or anyone else, for that matter), this date is of extreme importance to God. For he has declared in Exodus 12 –

“Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, on the tenth day of the month they shall take them every man a lamb … a lamb without blemish …. and, you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, at which time, you shall slaughter it at twilight”. Exodus 12:3-6  

Israel is between a rock and a hard place with Iran and they are looking for a friend to watch their back.  President Obama assures us (and them) that he is that friend; a friend, who can be trusted. But, is he?  The timing of this event, in my opinion, says otherwise. 

From Nisan 10 to Nisan 14, the Passover lamb is to be observed for blemishes; only a spotless lamb may be selected for Passover. Just as Jesus was observed for four days  until his trial before Pilate, (where, he was found to be faultless) so, President Obama in the days following his visit to Jerusalem is being scrutinized. In fact, with the exception of Jesus, it would be hard to say, when a man other than Mr. Obama has been scrutinized so carefully. Every word, every motion, every gesture, every facial expression carefully scrutinized and analyzed by most, if not, all of the world’s press. This alone should alert us that the four days following Nisan 10 until Nisan 14 are very, very important days in regard to this visit.

It’s quite obvious that the two-state solution and the division of Jerusalem is the key to middle-East peace in President Obama’s mind. And, for all the protesting otherwise is likely just a matter of time before it becomes a reality. An idea being sold hard to the young and impressionable Israeli’s by the American President, who challenged them  just days before Passover to be “masters of their own fate”.  Yes, masters of their own fate. Words that are sure to be an abomination and affront to the one, who paid the price for their freedom and who, established them back in the land less than a generation ago.

Yes, something has changed. And, yet nothing has changed. As it says in Lamentations after Israel went in to exile the first time –

“All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies …. her foes have become her masters, her enemies are at ease …”  Lamentations 1: 2-5

You would think by now, they would understand, where their help comes from – their help comes from the Lord. But, they like us, are slow to learn. We can encourage, we can love, we can defend, we can pray for and support Israel, but, we must never ask them to make concessions that violate God’s covenant with them. And, that is what President Obama is asking them to do. No true friend would do that.

He speaks like a lamb, but, he has the heart of a dragon.

The wounds of a friend, the kisses of an enemy.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper, who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

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  1. Excellent post. I truly believe the position of Netanyahu is one out of sheer desperation, he knows full well that Iran is not going to be deterred. He is grasping at straws. Sad. I thought one of the most telling moments of the trip was when President Obama in one of his addresses to the nation of Israel concerning the Palestinians said “put yourself in their shoes. Look at the world through their eyes.” Never has he asked the Palestinians to do the same.

    [Thanks JD, and you are so right, never have the Palestinians been ask to do the same. Says alot, doesn’t it? C]

  2. what you really see in that photo is Ahab, conferring with the king of Babylon

    dont let the suits distract

    advising people — especially the state of israel — to be “masters of their own fate” is incitement to rebellion against the King

    we are masters of nothing, every breath is owned by God

    the land doesnt belong to the state of israel, nor to any nation, and was specifically identified as the LORD’s to apportion as he sees fit

    theres nothing to discuss, all the decisions have been made

    cheers

    [I have to say, Ray, the Bible couldn’t be more clear. The land does belong to Israel, it was deeded to them by God in the Abrahamic covenant, it is eternal and it is unconditional. (Gen. 12:1-3)

    “Furthermore, the unconditional and eternal Abrahamic Covenant has been confirmed through one and only one of the eight sons of Abraham: the son of the promise, that is Isaac (Genesis 26:2-5, 24), as well as through Isaac’s son Jacob in Genesis 28:13-15. The Abrahamic Covenant was also confirmed through Jacob’s twelve sons, who represent the twelve tribes of Israel (Genesis 49)” http://www.chosenpeople.com/main/jewish-roots/267-the-abrahamic-covenant
    What trouble we would be in if God did not remain true to his promises, thankfully, he does and I for one am grateful! C]

  3. “…the relaxed attitude and body language between the two powerfully suggesting that whatever agreement was on the table had already been reached.”

    “Yes, something has changed. And, yet nothing has changed.”

    With all the prophetic lead ups…ie. Nissan 10, Skull and Crossbones 322, “riding in on a donkey” (Democrat), 1260 days from the Nobel Peace Prize, etc….it seemed so uneventful in many ways. Even Jerusalem Post’s Caroline Glick, Senior Contributing Editor, said the Israeli people “can’t figure out what he’s doing here”.

    You may be correct in that something changed, yet nothing has changed. There may be more under the hood of this visit than we can currently see. The purpose of the visit is just as unknown to this day…though I have an uneasy feeling that you get when the whole room knows something that you don’t.

    To top it off, Netanyahu apologizes to Turkey a day after BHO leaves.

    Something is up.

    [You are absolutely right Kevin, something is up. We may not know what it is now, but, I have the strong feeling that in the not too distant future, it will be more than clear. Thanks for writing and many blessings to you! C]

    • That apology as explained by Hal Lindsey may open the door for Israel to use Turkey’s airspace for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facility

  4. And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee.

    And the Lord shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again (Zechariah 2)

    mr netanyahu is not authorized to decide upon disposition of those lands, nor is the state of israel over which he presides, as i’ve already stated

    those lands do NOT belong to him, nor to his state

    the twelve tribes you cite are not eqivalent to the state of israel, “israel” and/or “zion” as identified Scripturally is spread upon the whole planet presently, and has not yet been fully re-gathered into ANY single physical locale

    the LORD — and not christians — decides upon the membership of his tribes, and the chiefs thereof — not voters, and not the Almighty People (of any nation)

    God indeed remains true to his promises, most certainly including inheritances, and doubtless does not appreciate others turning his promises — or his people — into political tools

    [In one sense you are right, although deeded to them through the Abrahamic Covenant, they (Israel leaders) are not free to divide the land any more than anyone else is. But, as to whether the state of Israel constitutes, the twelve tribes or not, I will remind you that it is to this land that God regathered his people in fulfillment of the Ezekiel 20: 33-38 prophecy. And, it will be to Jersusalem that Jesus returns. Yes, only a remnant of Israel will remain at that time, but, they will have passed from unbelief to belief as it says in Zechariah, when they “look on him whom they have pierced and mourn as one mourns for an only son”. At that time of course, we, who have been raptured will return with Jesus to begin his millenial reign from Jerusalem which will the the capital of the world for the next 1,000 years. C]

  5. I was about to think you were not going to make another post. I enjoying reading your posts. I am new to watching Heaven and Earth for signs of our Lord’s soon return, and truly believe the hour is upon us. Jesus instructed us to be on guard, be alert, and watch, for He may come suddenly. I feel that He was encouraging us to watch for the very events of Heaven and Earth the nonbeliever considers insignificant and routine. I too believe everything that that is now happening, especially that regarding His chosen people, is a signal that the Lord’s Host is mobilizing and preparing for our Lord’s return. What we see now, is a sign, and just because an archangel does sound a trumpet and God doesn’t shout, “This is a sign that the time is near people of the Earth!”, doesn’t diminish the significance of what we now see and hear.

    scott

    [You are so right, Scott! Watching for these signs is kind of like Jesus speaking in parables, those who have ears to hear, (spritually tuned) “hear” and those, who do not, “don’t” Most of the world was clueless regarding the timing of this visit, but, we who know our scriptures were clued in to its vast importance … and it was important. Thanks for waiting patiently for me to write. Getting out posts for me is dependent on two things: 1) Available time to write 2) Whether or not God has impressed me with something to write about. Therefore, its kind of sporadic, but, thanks for hanging in there with me! C]

  6. According to the Law, the lambs and kids chosen for sacrifice by each family on the 10th of Nisan must be visible for 5 days (4 days as we count) before the Passover sacrifice in order for everyone to observe the selected animal’s perfection. For 5 days Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God, was present at the Temple in Jerusalem, where everyone could see Him.

    Pilate himself did not observe him for 4 days. He made his judgement of innocence and was taken to the cross on Friday April 3 33AD. The day of the eclipse.

    http://www.bethlehemstar.net/the-day-of-the-cross/dating-the-crucifixion/

  7. I misread you sentence, I do t think you were saying that he was observed by Pilate 4 days, just that he was observed in Jerusalem for 4 days. I apologize.

    [No problem! And, thanks for writing, sometimes in writing a short post things need a little clarification. Jesus as you mentioned was observed by Israel from Nisan 10-14, but, it was at his trial in front of Pilate at the culmination of those four days, when Pilate said, “I find no fault in him”. Many blessing to you and best wishes for a very Happy Passover! C] [

  8. Psalms 118

    O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

    2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

    3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

    4 Let them now that fear the Lord say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

    5 I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.

    6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

    7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

    8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

    9 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

    10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them.

    11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

    12 They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

    13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the Lord helped me.

    14 The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

    15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.

    16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.

    17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

    18 The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

    19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:

    20 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter.

    21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

    22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

    23 This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

    24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

    25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

    26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.

    27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

    28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

    29 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

    Prime Minister Netanyahu would do well to do as Jehoshaphat did when his enemies descended on Israel when he was king.

    [Excellent, excellent, excellent! Amen and amen! One of my favorite passages, thanks for sharing it Jeff! C]

  9. I like all awake Christians was watching Obamas trip intently. This is the scripture i believe the lord led me to Psalm 55 particularly verse
    21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

    [Great verse, thank you for sharing it with us! And, keep watching, the ramifications from this trip are still under wraps, but, it won’t be long and we shall all see what it was really about. Thanks for writing! C]

  10. Thanks, Cindy, for your prayerful and thoughtful observations! I, too, thought that things with Obama in Israel were ‘different’ even though nothing (?) had happened. I find it interesting that the pope was inaugurated on the 19th (Inauguration: “to read the omens”), representing the religious component of the anti-christ system (Vatican). Then Cyprus went into financial meltdown. Isn’t it interesting that when using words to describe a faltering economy we use metaphors like “under water” and “tsunami”. We use ‘currency’ and speak of ‘liquidity’. Water terms—-rather ‘flood-like’, don’t you think? (Rev. 12) There is a LOT going on—it just may not look like what we think it ‘should’ look like.

    [Excellent observation Brenda! Flood like is right! How very interesting! So, glad you took time to share it with us here! Thanks for writing! C]

  11. (Quote By Israel News Agency Staff)

    “There was a reason why Barack Obama visited Israel. And it was not for a photo op with Miss Israel. I don’t think Netanyahu would apologize to Turkey or to anyone. But if it was between a dead Assad and saying sorry to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan I think there was no hesitation in making that telephone call to Ankara.”

    http://countdowntozerotime.org/2013/03/26/new-reports-assad-confirmed-dead-iran-attempts-to-control-syria-army/

  12. Interesting Cindy that you tag this thought with this Jerusalem meeting and ‘whatever it was meant to display, “purposefully arranged,” because a similar thought had come to my mind – considering the timing: our ‘American Judas’.

    Although we’re told not to get wrapped up in the world’s affairs (“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” 2 Tim 2:4), but we are to be ambassadors and alert, for the days are evil!

    Although these orchestrated events have significant meaning, they remind me of ‘nothing new under the sun.’ Nimrod and others obsessing to bring about the prince of this world’s ecstasy, of being like the Most High God continues as before; the players have changed face but not intent. How many Pharisees and Sadducees still run the show there and will jump head long back into animal sacrifices? Even that though is strange to us today, but God states it’ll happen.

    You’d think that the cup of inequity would be full and overflowing — that the times of the Gentiles would be full and move on to the next phase of God’s Plan and Purpose! Until then, may His Spirit continue to work in and thru us and keeping each other in prayer, with Thanksgiving. Maranatha!

  13. I will remind you that it is to this land that God regathered his people in fulfillment of the Ezekiel 20: 33-38 prophecy. And, it will be to Jersusalem that Jesus returns

    if i forget where the remnants were led, young miss, i will let you know

    do you have the scars of the walk?

    judah and israel are still scattered, and the political state of israel has no authority to divide the LORD’s land, which is the inheritance of judah and israel during Jeshua’s reign

  14. Tagging this with “America’s Judas”, if you’d like to view it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqOxOKM0qtA&feature=share&list=UUrzQi10Rk5JqeNErzSARbdA

  15. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS A WORD OF THIS, BUT WHATEVER YOU DO HEAR THE SEGMENT BEGINNING AT 1:30 MIN

    Published on Aug 26, 2012

    … message shared during Arise and Shine Conference at Shekinah Worship Center, Lancaster CA August 2012.
    Used with Permission from Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj – Jesus Ministries.


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