compiled by Dee Finney



Here is what happened: I lay down to take a short nap this afternoon, and in the twilight place between awake and sleep I had a vision:

"Read the book of Judah - Chapters 13 and 16"

After I got up I went to get my Bible and found that there is no book of Judah.  So, I went on the web to look up references about the man named Judah.  This is what I found:




13: 1: An oracle concerning Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw:

2: Raise a banner on a bare hilltop;shout to them, beckon to them to enter the gates of the nobles.

3: I have commanded my holy ones; I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath---those who rejoice in m triumph.

4: Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like the nations massing together! The Lord Almighty is mustering an army for war.

5: They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens - the Lord and the weapons of his wrath - to destroy the whole country.

6: Wail, for the day of the Lord is near, it will come like destruction from the Almighty.

7: Because of this, all hands will go limp, every man's heart will melt.

8: Terror will seize them, pain and anguish will grip them, they will writhe like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame.

9: See, the day of the Lord is coming - a cruel day, wtih wrath and fierce anger - to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.

10: The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give it's light.

11: I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.

12: I will make man scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir.

13: Therefore I will make the heavens tremble; and the earth will shake from it splace at the wrath of the Lord Almighty, in the day of his burning anger.

14: Like a hunted gazelle, like sheep without a shepherd, each will return to his own people, each will flee to his native land.

15: Whoever is captured will be thrust through, all who are caught will fall by the sword.

16: Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives ravished.

17: See, I will stir up against them the Medes, who do not care for silver and have no delight in gold.

18. Their bows will strike down the young men; they will have no mercy on infants nor will they look with compassion on children.

19: Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms, the glory of the Babylonians' pride, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gommorah.

20: She will never be inhabited or lived in through all generations, no Arab will pitch his tent there, no shepherd will rest his flocks there.

21: But desert creatures will be there, jackals will fill her houses; there the owls will dwell, and there the wild goats will leap about.

22: Hyenas will howl in her strongholds, jackals in her luxurious palaces. Her time is at hand, and her days will not be prolonged.


1: Send lambs as tribute to the ruler of the land, from Sela, across the desert, to the mount of the Daughter of Zion.

2: Like fluttering birds pushed from the nest, so are the women of Moab at the fords of the Arnon.

3: Give us counsel, render a decision. Make your shadow like night - at high noon. Hide the fugitives, do not betray the refugees.

4: let the Moabite fugitives stay with you, be their shelter from the destroyer. The oppressor will come to an end, and destruction will cease; the aggressor will vanish from the land.

5: In love a throne will be established, in faithfulness a man will sit on it - one from the house of David - one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.

6: We have heard of Moab's pride- her overweening pride and conceit, her pride and her insolence - but her boasts are empty.

7: Therefore the Moabites wail, they wail together for Moab. Lament and grieve for the men of Kir Haneseth.

8: The fields of Heshbon wither, the vines of Sibmah also. The rulers of the nations have trampled down the choiced vines, which once reached Jazer and spread toward the desert. Their shoots spread out and went as far as the sea.

9: So I weep, as Jazer weeps, for the vines of Sibmah. O Heshbon, O Elealeh, I drench you with tears! The shouts of joy over your ripened fruit and over your harvests have been stilled.

10: Joy and gladness are taken away from the orchards, no one sings or shouts in the vineyards; no one treads out wine at the presses, for I have put an end to the shouting.

11: My heart laments for Moab like a harp, my inmost being for Kir Hareseth.

12: When Moab appears at her high place, she only wears herself out; when she goes to her shrine to pray, it is to no avail.

13: This is the word the Lord has already spoken concerning Moab.

14: But now the Lord says: "Within three years, as a servant bound by contract would count them, Moab's splendor and all her many people will be despised, and her survivors will be very few and feeble."


There have always been problems and wars in this area, but now - in this time period - it has become 'very' serious. We are on the verge of WW III.


IDF raises alert on Syrian border

The IDF has raised the level of alert along the northern border with Syria out of fear that President Bashar Assad would launch a strike against Israel in response to a recent IAF buzz of his palace.

Syrian military forces, IDF officers confirmed Tuesday, have also gone on high alert, and the assumption in the IDF is that Assad would order a harsh military response if Israel decided to take additional steps against Damascus in relation to the kidnapping of Cpl. Gilad Shalit in the Gaza Strip.

The type of response is unknown at this stage, but officers said it could be a missile strike on IDF installations or communities in the North. Another possibility, military sources said, is that Syria would use its proxy - the Hizbullah in Lebanon - to launch an attack against Israel in its place.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday issued a veiled threat against Syria, vowing to strike "those who sponsor" the terrorists in the Gaza Strip who abducted Shalit. Speaking at a business conference in Beersheba, Olmert said he had ordered the IDF to push forward with efforts "to strike terrorists and those who sent them and those who sponsor them," an apparent reference to Syria. "None of them will be immune."

On Monday, Defense Minister Amir Peretz issued a similar threat, warning that Assad would be held personally responsible if Shalit was harmed. "We will know how to reach everyone involved in the kidnapping and everyone who is responsible for his fate," Peretz said.

Last week, four IAF fighter jets buzzed Assad's summer residence in Latakia, Syria, to try to pressure him to persuade Damascus-based Hamas leader Kahled Meshaal to release Shalit. Senior defense officials said Tuesday that Israel was considering taking additional steps against Syria as part of its overall effort to retrieve the abducted soldier.

According to the officials, Syria has raised its level of alert along the border in wake of last week's flyover of Assad's palace and would try to demonstrate military might if Israel took a similar action. Last week, the Northern Command was warned of the flyover before it happened, to give commanders stationed along the border time to prepare for a possible violent Syrian response.

AP contributed to this report.

Syria backs Hamas despite renewed Israeli threat

Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:09am ET172

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria will stick by Hamas although it expects Israel to increase pressure on Damascus to abandon support for the Palestinian group, Syrian officials and a member of the movement's exiled leadership said on Thursday.

"The Israelis know that Hamas' presence in Syria is limited to offices. If they cannot stomach this then let Hamas leaders return to their homeland. We and Hamas will be pleased," said one Syrian official, who asked not to be identified.

Israeli warplanes penetrated Syrian airspace on Wednesday, flying over a presidential palace to warn Syria against hosting and supporting Palestinian militant groups, including Hamas.

"The Israelis are in crisis and they are trying to get out of it by sending us messages. It won't work," the official said.

The armed wing of Hamas, the Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, was among three factions which took part in a cross-border raid into Israel from Gaza in which a soldier was seized on Sunday.

Hamas said the operation was in response to Israeli attacks on Gaza that killed Palestinian civilians. Its armed wing has not said it is holding the soldier.

Israel's forces entered southern Gaza on Wednesday to put pressure on militants to release an abducted soldier.

Several high-level Hamas members, including the group's most prominent leader Khaled Meshaal, live in Damascus

Syria's secular government has resisted for years pressure by the United States, Israel's chief ally, to expel them and close the Muslim group's offices.

Israel has threatened to assassinate exiled Hamas officials, including Meshaal, unless the abducted soldier is freed.


Fayez Sayegh, director of Syrian Radio and Television, said any pressure Syria applies on Hamas' exiled leaders to solve the captured soldier episode would be futile.

"Syria cannot interfere because this was an internal Palestinian operation by popular resistance movements who make their own decisions as they go," Sayegh said.

Israel, which is preparing to expand a military offensive on Gaza to try and rescue the soldier, arrested one-third of the Hamas-led Palestinian cabinet on Thursday.

A member of Syria's ruling Baath Party said the scale of the Israeli response showed it wants to escalate regional tension.

"Israel didn't even contemplate a prisoners swap. They leave Syria no option but to support Hamas to the hilt," he said.

Mohammad Nazzal, a Hamas politburo member, said the exiled leadership had nothing to do with Sunday's raid by Palestinian militants in which the soldier was seized. He said the decision on what to do with the captive was up to the groups holding him

We follow Palestinian sentiment, which does not want the captive to be handed over without gains for the Palestinian people, such as releasing the largest number of prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails," Nazzal said in Damascus.

"Syria has not exerted pressure on us because it knows Hamas is not militarily present here and that military operations are planned, supervised and conducted from the inside."

Israeli aircraft attack Hamas camp in Gaza Strip

Tue Jul 4, 2006 5:57pm ET170

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft attacked a training base used by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, but the facility had been evacuated and no one was hurt, witnesses said.

The Israeli army confirmed the air strike near the southern town of Rafah, part of an ongoing military campaign in the Gaza Strip launched after militants from Hamas and two other factions abducted an Israeli soldier in a cross-border raid on June 25.

Six missiles struck the camp, which the witnesses said had been abandoned by Hamas militants who had feared it would be attacked.

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