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The Hand of God

The hand of the Lord moves upon the affairs off the world in visions, by administration of angels, by the events of nature, and by the support or the destruction of armies to create pivotal points in earth history.

Talk given on 1/12/20

The Hand of the Lord

The Roots:

In writing to the Romans Paul spoke of the Olive Tree.

In that parable he discussed how the gospel (the Roots) will be taken from Israel and given to the Gentiles.

Romans 11:

17 And if some of the [tame] branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

18 Boast [not] …Thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery...

What mystery? First, the wild branches (the Gentiles were grafted in. The graphing in, is the gospel delivered to the Gentiles via Paul and the apostles.

Why? Because Israel rejected the Lord. That is part of the mystery. Jacob tells the more of the mystery.

Jacob, the brother of Nephi, reads from the brass plates the allegory of the olive tree. In Jacob 5

34 ...Behold, because thou didst graft in the branches of the wild olive tree they have nourished the roots, that they are alive and they have not perished; wherefore thou beholdest that they (the roots) are yet good.

36... I know that the roots are good, and for mine own purpose I have preserved them.

So he graphs in the Gentiles to the roots, why? To preserve the roots for his own purpose.

What are the roots? (Gospel) What was the purpose? (The future gathering and restoration) But how did he preserve them?

In 70 AD Rome destroyed Jerusalem and scattered the Jews. They rename Israel, Palestine after the Philistines. Level the temple and city. By 200 AD, the church in America is gone. The Nephites are dead. The church is Europe, Asia, Africa the Church is in disarray if not in a total state of apostasy. Christians are still being hunted and killed at the whims of the rulers of the areas. The apostles are all dead (except John – but he now appears to be gone.)

So how do the roots stay alive? A unexpected ally would be called by the Lord. He would be called like Cyrus of Persia and like Paul on the road to Damascus.

In 306 AD Constantine had a determination to unite Eastern and Western Rome again, he marched through France into Italy and down to Rome. He is a heathen and has no love for Christians. In his march he would fight many battles. Now the pivotal point. He has a dream/vision he says from God. He is shown a Christian symbol and told “under this sign concur”. We have the statements of two historians. Lactanius writes, “Constantine received a dream to put the Christian symbol on the shields of his soldiers.” Eusebius writes, “Constantine saw a vision in the sky with the words, “in this you will conquer.”

His men also see the sign/symbol in an open vision in the sky. They paint the symbol onl their shields and march into Battle outside Rome. They are met by Maximus at the Milvian Bridge (312 AD) Constantine is outnumbered two to one. They fight and concur and Maximus is killed. Constantine becomes Emperor of Rome. He, seeing the he wins with the Christian God on his side, makes Christianity the state religion. Now the roots are set. The Elite become Christian. Senate seat go to Christians. The gospel will become corrupted, but faith in Christ and the Bible will be cemented into the European culture until the restoration. Notice that the faith in Christ was lost in America. This is the pivotal point in earths history.

But now, comes the great apostasy.

We take up again in Jacob.

The lord of the vineyard after his earthly ministry and about 1400 AD returns to the vineyard.

Jacob 5:

32 But behold, this time it hath brought forth much fruit, (all those new Christians) and there is none of it which is good. And behold, there are all kinds of bad fruit; and it profiteth me nothing, notwithstanding all our labor; and now it grieveth me that I should lose this tree.

36 Nevertheless, I know that the roots are good, and for mine own purpose I have preserved them;

The Abominable Church:

Lehi has a vision record in 1 Nephi chapter 8 of the tree of life. Nephi inquires of the Lord the meaning of the vision. Lord gives him the back story of the vision. Now in 1 Nephi 13, the Lord speaks of the Great and Abominable church the come out of this bad fruit. What is His next step – opening up America.

1 Nephi 13:

5 And the angel said unto me: Behold the formation of a church which is most abominable above all other churches, which slayeth the saints of God, yea, and tortureth them and bindeth them down, and yoketh them with a yoke of iron, and bringeth them down into captivity.

12 And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles, who was separated from the seed of my brethren by the many waters; (Columbus) and I beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and wrought upon the man; and he went forth upon the many waters, even unto the seed of my brethren, who were in the promised land.

So we know the time frame of the slaying of the saints and Columbus. 1492.

Who are the saints? I thought being a Christian was a good thing now and the church has not been restored. The reformation is starting to get in the way of Spain's ambitions.

1492 – Columbus – Spanish Inquisition

1492 Columbus sails to America.

The inquisition comes because of two main issues – Ottoman Empire / Reformation.

The Alhambra Decree, issued in January 1492, gave the choice between expulsion and conversion. It at first focused mainly on coastal and southern regions—those at risk of Ottoman invasion (Muslims and Jews).

Jews who refused to convert or leave Spain were called heretics and could be burned to death on a stake.

1517 – year of Jubilee

About this time the Ottomans take position of Palestine (Israel). 1517 the Battle of Raydaniyah.

Battle of Ridaniya (Raydaniyah): Selim I defeats Mamluk armies, bringing Syria, Egypt, and Palestine under Ottoman control. (The last transfer of ownership of Israel).

Now Palestine is under Islamic control.

1588 – Attack on England

1 Nephi 14:

3 And that great pit, which hath been digged for them by that great and abominable church, which was founded by the devil and his children, that he might lead away the souls of men down to hell—yea, that great pit which hath been digged for the destruction of men shall be filled by those who digged it, unto their utter destruction, saith the Lamb of God; not the destruction of the soul, save it be the casting of it into that hell which hath no end.

7 For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men;

We see that we are moving closer to the restoration. “great and marvelous work”.

But what about this great pit. Who dug it? And how did they fall in?

The Spanish Inquisition was spawned and finance by the pope of the time. The King of Spain executed the plans. Now in 1588 they will launch an attack against England.

130 ship of the Spanish Armada the great navy of the time sails into destiny.

In the fateful year of 1588, the Spanish Empire was the largest the world had ever seen up to that time. It included ALL of the New World and a major part of Western Europe. Gold and silver (real money) was flowing into her coffers from the New World.

The ships were filled with fanatical Jesuits (Society of Jesus). . . and racks, pulleys, thumbscrews, iron virgins, gridirons and other diabolical instruments of torture to be used once the Spanish Inquisition was set up in England.

Sir Francis Drake (called El Draque "the Dragon") lead the British navy.

God worked a stupendous MIRACLE for Protestant England by sending a FIERCE STORM which destroyed most of the ships.

Pope Sixtus refused to pay the promised one million ducats

Obviously Philip II was FURIOUS over this satire and especially the refusal of the Pope to pay the promised ducats....He ordered Black Pope Claudius Aquaviva to poison Pope Sixtus and replace him with a more compliant Pope. Being Pope at that time was more dangerous than sailing with the Armada.

This order was carried out in August 1590, and in that year 3 Popes were assassinated: Sixtus V, Pope Urban VII and Gregory XIV....We have to wait until 1978 to see 3 Popes in one single year,and 2 of them were poisoned to make way for Pope John Paul II.

The link between this deliverance and the overthrow of Pharaoh

The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters. (Exodus15:1-10).

1 Nephi - They shall fall into the pit they dig. Both the armada and the Pope. Spain pass its power to the British.

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth painted In the left background can be seen the English fleet and the Spanish Armada is on the rocks to the right. Her right hand rests upon a globe—specifically, her fingers rest upon the New World.

English would begin to colonize the New World.

Numbers 24:9 Good News Translation (GNT) "The nation is like a mighty lion; When it is sleeping, no one dares wake it. Whoever blesses Israel will be blessed, And whoever curses Israel will be cursed.”

Spain was against Israel in 1492 during the Spanish Inquisition, so God was against them. His blessings turned to England.

British becomes a great nation. They will open up North America and take down the Ottoman Empire and recover Israel. (Both Zions).

One other mystery is why the Spanish colonized south America and the British colonized the north? It is still about the tree.

Jubilee: (ram)

As you look for the hand of in the events of the world, we must know:

Times have meanings (Jubilee)

Names have meanings (given names Joseph, Moses, Cyrus)

Gen 1:14 (Day 4) – “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.”

For example, one day to the Lord is a 1000 years to us.

The Jubilee is the year at the end of seven cycles of Sabbatical years (49 years) the 50th year being the year of Jublilee. According to Biblical regulations, the Jubilee had a special impact on the ownership and management of land in the Land of Israel. According to the Book of Leviticus, Hebrew slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven, and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest.

So the Jubilee ("Year of Release") deals largely with land, property, and property rights.

The Jubilee year was announced by a blast on a shofar, an instrument made from a ram's horn, during that year's Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).

Now on each of the Jubilees beginning with 1867. (The seventh jubilee)

1867 – Israel healed

1917 – Israel declared home of the Jews

1967 - Jerusalem captured in the 6 day war

2017 – Jerusalem declared the capital of Israel

On October 24, 1841, Prayer of Orson Hyde on the Mount of Olives

"Grant, therefore, O Lord, in the name of Thy well-beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to remove the barrenness and sterility of this land, and let springs of living water break forth to water its thirsty soil... Incline them to gather in upon this land according to Thy word”

"Thou, O Lord, did once move upon the heart of Cyrus to show favor unto Jerusalem and her children. Do Thou now also be pleased to inspire the hearts of kings and the powers of the earth to look with a friendly eye towards this place... Let them know that it is Thy good pleasure to restore the kingdom unto Israel -- raise up Jerusalem as its capital, and constitute her people a distinct nation and government, with David Thy servant, even a descendant from the loins of ancient David to be their king.”

Consecrate this land unto Thee, for the gathering together of Judah's scattered remnants, for the building up of Jerusalem again after it has been trodden down by the Gentiles so long, and for rearing a Temple in honor of Thy name.

So now let look to see how this pray was answered.

1867 Jubilee – “a stranger from a far land” - Mark Twain

In Deuteronomy 29 and 30 the Lord has Moses pronounce a blessing and a cursing on the house of Israel. If they keep the Lords commandments, they would prosper. If they did not they and the land would be destroyed. It would lay desolate until “a stranger from a far land” would declare it so. Then would the Lord have mercy on the land and the people. The land would heal and the people would begin to return.

(1867 is 7 Jubilees from 1517 the year of the last transfer.)

Deuteronomy 29:

21 And the Lord shall … according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:

22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the Lord hath laid upon it;

23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah…

24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the Lord done thus unto this land?

Deuteronomy 30:

English Standard Version

3 Then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.

King James Bible

3 … then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.

It is the year of the Jubilee 1869.

This Day in Jewish History 1869: Mark Twain Visits the Holy Land and Is Supremely Unimpressed

In terms of the appearance of the land, he writes, as he finishes his visit, that “Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery, I think Palestine must be the prince. The hills are barren, they are dull of color, they are unpicturesque in shape. The valleys are unsightly deserts fringed with a feeble vegetation that has an expression about it of being sorrowful and despondent.”

On July 20, 1869, Mark Twain published his book “Innocents Abroad,” his account of his journey to Europe and the Holy Land. It was the second book of the 33-year-old writer, and ended up being the best-selling of his works published during his lifetime.

He did well, selling 70,000 units of the book in the first year after publication.

Now the rest of the Story:

Mark Twain's real name is Samuel Clemens.

Samuel means “God heard”

The name Clemens is a boy's name of Danish origin meaning "merciful and gentle".

The Jubilee of 1869 would mark the beginning of the healing of the land and return of the land to the house of Israel.

Charles Warren - surveyed Jerusalem

Zechariah "Then I raise my eyes and looked, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand, So I said, "Where are you going? And he said to me, "To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its width and what is its length."

Ottoman Land Code of June 10, 1867

Because of the Crimean War, the Ottoman Empire, went into bankruptcy. To pay the loans due the British from the war, the Ottomans registered land to tax it. Next they sold land to pay the debt.

The Ottoman Land Code of 1858, prepared by the Tanzimat Council, was an original Ottoman creation, neither European nor entirely Islamic. It was founded on traditional land practices and included categories of land cited in Islamic law.

The Tabu Law of 1858 and the 1867 Law that permitted foreign citizens to acquire urban and rural land, and it will assess their significance, impact, and success or failure in Palestine.

Isaiah 62:4 "4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married."

Jeremiah 32:43 “And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.

“44 Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the Lord.”

1917 Jubilee

1917 - During the First World War, 600 years of Ottoman rule ended by British conquest; British Foreign Minister Balfour pledges support for establishment of a "Jewish national home in Palestine".

1917 - During the First World War, 600 years of Ottoman rule ended by British conquest; British Foreign Minister Balfour pledges support for establishment of a "Jewish national home in Palestine".

Beer-sheba was the first city delivered from the Ottomans. I was the city of Abraham. (Gen 21:31)

Isaiah 31:5 “As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.”

British Squadron 14 flew over Jerusalem at the time of it deliverance. Their motto was “I spread my wings and keep my promise.”

The British air force took air supremacy over Jerusalem air space and preserved the city.

Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

1335 is the number of years from the beginning of Islamic until 1917. The calendar reads 1335.

1967 – Six Day War

On Monday morning, June 5, 1967, the war began.

When word reached America, many Jews did not go to work. Their worst fears were exacerbated by the fact that, as the Israeli news radio went on blackout during the first 18 hours of the war, the Arabs were broadcasting their glorious victories: They were bombing Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, destroying the enemy with impunity, etc.

What really happened was that on Monday morning the Israeli air force had launched a devastating surprise attack which destroyed virtually the entire Arab air force, including those in Egypt, Jordan and Syria — all in under three hours! About 500 Arab planes were destroyed at the loss of less than 40 for the Israelis. The Israelis had flown as low as six feet over the Mediterranean for almost seventy miles at over the speed of sound to avoid radar detection. It was an incredible feat of piloting acumen. Never before had there been such a lopsided battle of air forces.

There was still a war to fight, but the tactical advantage had changed immediately.

Israel now attacked on the Egyptian front, sending three main tank battle groups into Sinai. The three burst into the Sinai, smashing the Egyptian army and destroying it in three days. Countless trucks, tanks, artillery and other burned out Egyptian vehicles littered the desert when it was over. Over 5,000 Egyptian soldiers surrendered immediately. The Israelis were at the Suez faster than they were in the Sinai campaign. There was now nothing between them and Cairo. After announcing repeatedly that Egypt was winning the war, Nasser was in a panic, on the verge of losing his country.

Jerusalem Recaptured

A rabbi on top of the temple mount, above the western wall, for the first time in 1900 years, blew the shofar. That Trump would not sound again to this day on that mount.

Golan Heights captured –

Trump Heights

2017 – Jubilee – Jerusalem becomes the capital of Israel

May 14, 2018 on the last day of the Jubilee Jerusalem was made the capital of Israel. They say the Trump sounded again.

The Restoration of all things

All things will be restored with the principle the first shall be last and the last shall be first.

Christ ascends into heaven from the Mount of Olives Christ returns to Mount of Olives
Rome invades Israel Armageddon
Temple destroyed (70 AD) Temple built
Jerusalem lost (70 AD) Jerusalem recaptured (1967 AD)
Up to 1 million exterminated by the Romans (70 AD) Up to 6 million exterminated by the Germans (Remnant of Rome) (1945 AD)
Land lost (70+ AD) Land reclaimed (1917 AD)
People scattered People gathered

Kings' dreams and visions

From the days of Joseph in Egypt, the Lord has used nations to bring judgment and blessing to the House of Israel. These have come by dreams, visions and written prophecy.

Egypt - Pharaoh has a dream of seven lean and fat cows. Joseph interprets the dream and saves the House of Israel from death by famine. (1750 BC).

Babylon - King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream of the great statue which Daniel interprets and Daniel serve the kings until Cyrus takes the city of Babylon. This most likely gave the Jews some favor with the Babylonians. (603 BC).

Persia - Isaiah 44 and 45 prophecy of Cyrus. Daniel was in the palace the night of the writing on the wall. Josephus tells us the Joseph shows Cyrus the scrolls and the prophecy of the Lord. Cyrus allows for the Jews to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple. Daniel was there because of his relationship with Nebuchadnezzar. (538 BC).

Greece - Alexander is shown a vision of a man in Levitical priest clothing. Alexander is told to march on Persia in the vision. When he marches on Jerusalem, the high priest is told to dress in his rodes and go to meet Alexander. When Alexander see the priest of his dream, he passes by Jerusalem. (322 BC).

Rome - Constantine the Great - see below. He has a vision that cause him to become emperor of East and East Roman Empire. He will also make Christianity the state religion in about 312 AD.

By Angels

Gabriel and the prince of Persia

It is Jewish tradition that that every race had its guardian angel. This view is expressed in Deuteronomy 32:8 of the Septuagint, "He set bounds for the nations according to the number of the angels of God."

In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, Daniel received a revelation. The angel Gabriel visits Daniel and informs him that he, Gabriel, is in a “fight” with the prince of Persia. He is fighting to insure that Cyrus allows the Jews to continue their rebuild of Jerusalem. The Samaritans have influence Cyrus to stop the rebuild. Gabriel is to see that it restarts. Also, Michael is assisting. After he and Michael, are done with their mission, the Greeks will come against Persia.

Daniel 10 verse 20 and 21 reads,

"20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.

"21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince." (Prince or angel of Israel).

Prince of America

We have the same view expressed by Orson Hyde. In an Address by Elder Orson Hyde, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City on 4th of July, 1854, he speaks of the "Prince of America" and declairs it is Moroni.

Orson Hyde said, "It was ... that same angel of God that appeared unto Joseph Smith, and revealed to him the history of the early inhabitants... This same angel presides over the destinies of America, and feels a lively interest in all our doings. He was in the camp of Washington; and, by an invisible hand, led on our fathers to conquest and victory; and all this to open and prepare the way for the Church and kingdom of God to be established on the western hemisphere, for the redemption of Israel and the salvation of the world.

This same angel was with Columbus, and gave him deep impressions, by dreams and by visions, respecting this New World. The angel of God helped him - was with him on the stormy deep, calmed the troubled elements, and guided his frail vessel to the desired haven. Under the guardianship of this same angel, or Prince of America, have the United States grown, increased, and flourished, like the sturdy oak by the rivers of water. (Orson Hyde, JD 6:368).


The Roots

Writing to the Romans, Paul spoke of an Olive Tree.

Paul writes that the gospel (the Roots) would be given to the Gentiles and taken from Israel. This is recorded in Romans 11:

17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root (gospel) and fatness of the olive tree; (blessings).

18 Boast not against the branches (the Jews). But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery...

So the branches were broken off that the wild branches (the Gentiles) could be grafted in. Why?

Because Israel rejected the gospel and Christ. Now it would be up to the Gentiles to carry the gospel into the time of the restoration.

Jacob 5

34 ...Behold, because thou didst graft in the branches of the wild olive tree they have nourished the roots, that they are alive and they have not perished; wherefore thou beholdest that they (the roots) are yet good.

36... I know that the roots are good, and for mine own purpose I have preserved them.

So he grafted in the Gentiles to the roots, because the Israelites all fell away. This he did that he might preserved the roots. How did he preserve the roots via the Gentiles?

By 200 AD, the church in America is gone. 200 AD the church is Europe, Asia, Africa the Church is in disarray if not in a total state of apostasy. Christians are still being hunted and killed at the whims of the rulers of the areas. The apostles are dead (except John – but he now appears to be gone.) So how do the roots stay alive? An unlikely ally would be called by the Lord. He would be called like Cyrus of old and like Paul on the road to Damascus.


By Vision - Constantine

In 306 AD Constantine had a determination to unite Eastern and Western Rome again, he marched through France into Italy and down to Rome. He is a heathen and has no love for Christians. In his march he would fight many battles. He has a dream/vision he says from God. He is shown a Christian symbol and told “under this sign concur”. According to two historians, his men also see the sign/symbol in an open vision in the sky and the words “under this concur.”

They paint the symbol on all their shields and march into Battle outside Rome. They are met by Maximus. They are outnumbered two to one. They fight and concur and Maximus is killed. Constantine becomes Emperor of Rome, reuniting the Eastern and Western Roman Empire. He, seeing the he wins with the Christian God on his side, makes Christianity the state religion. Now the roots are set. The Elite become Christian. Senate seat go to Christians.

The gospel will become corrupted, but faith in Christ and the Bible was cemented into the European culture until the restoration.

Then came the "great apostasy" and dark ages.

The lord of the vineyard, in the book of Jacob, goes again into the vineyard.

Jacob 5:

32 But behold, this time it hath brought forth much fruit, and there is none of it which is good. And behold, there are all kinds of bad fruit; and it profiteth me nothing, notwithstanding all our labor; and now it grieveth me that I should lose this tree.

36 Nevertheless, I know that the roots are good, and for mine own purpose I have preserved them;

The Abominable Church:

Now in 1 Nephi 13, the Lord speaks of the Great and Abominable church the come out of this bad fruit. His next step is the opening up of America.

1 Nephi 13:

5 And the angel said unto me: Behold the formation of a church which is most abominable above all other churches, which slayeth the saints of God, yea, and tortureth them and bindeth them down, and yoketh them with a yoke of iron, and bringeth them down into captivity. (The church would be hi-jacked by the King of Spain).

6 And it came to pass that I beheld this great and abominable church; and I saw the devil that he was the founder of it.

12 And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles, who was separated from the seed of my brethren by the many waters; and I beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and wrought upon the man; and he went forth upon the many waters, even unto the seed of my brethren, who were in the promised land.

Who was this man? Columbus. Who did Orson Hyde say influenced him? Moroni.


1492 – Spanish Inquisition

So two things are going on. The Great and Abominable Church that tortured the Saints. What saints, this is before the restoration? The Jews.

And second, Columbus voyage to America

When did Columbus sail to America? 1492.

What other key event happened in 1492? The Spanish Inquisition. With the reformation came the inquisition. Jews must convert to Christianity or leave Spain. If they would not leave they would be tried as a heretic. If they said they converted and lied they would be tortured into confession.

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1492 – Columbus – Spanish Inquisition

Spanish Inquisition

Over centuries, the Jewish community in Spain had flourished and grown in numbers and influence, though anti-Semitism had surfaced from time to time. During the reign of Henry III of Castile and Leon (1390–1406), Jews faced increased persecution and were pressured to convert to Christianity. The pogroms of 1391 were especially brutal, and the threat of violence hung over the Jewish community in Spain. Faced with the choice between baptism and death, the number of nominal converts to the Christian faith soon became very great. Many Jews were killed, and those who adopted Christian beliefs—the so-called conversos (Spanish: “converted”)—faced continued suspicion and prejudice. In addition, there remained a significant population of Jews who had professed conversion but continued to practice their faith in secret.

The Spanish Inquisition (Inquisición española), was established in 1478 by Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. It was intended to maintain Catholic orthodoxy in their kingdoms and to replace the Medieval Inquisition, which was under Papal control. It became the most substantive of the three different manifestations of the wider Catholic Inquisition along with the Roman Inquisition and Portuguese Inquisition. According to modern estimates, around 150,000 were prosecuted for various offenses during the three-century duration of the Spanish Inquisition.

The Inquisition was originally intended primarily to identify heretics among those who converted from Judaism and Islam to Catholicism. The regulation of the faith of newly converted Catholics was intensified after the royal decrees issued in 1492 and 1502 ordering Jews and Muslims to convert to Catholicism or leave Castile. The Inquisition was not definitively abolished until 1834, during the reign of Isabella II, after a period of declining influence in the preceding century.

The Alhambra Decree, issued in January 1492, gave the choice between expulsion and conversion. It was among the few expulsion orders that allowed conversion as an alternative and is used as a proof of the religious, not racial, element of the measure. The enforcement of this decree was very unequal however, with the focus mainly on coastal and southern regions—those at risk of Ottoman invasion—and more gradual and ineffective enforcement towards the interior.[8]

Jews who refused to convert or leave Spain were called heretics and could be burned to death on a stake The Spanish Inquisition had been established in part to prevent conversos from engaging in Jewish practices, which, as Christians, they were supposed to have given up. However this remedy for securing the orthodoxy of conversos was eventually deemed inadequate since the main justification the monarchy gave for formally expelling all Jews from Spain was the "great harm suffered by Christians (i.e., conversos) from the contact, intercourse and communication which they have with the Jews, who always attempt in various ways to seduce faithful Christians from our Holy Catholic Faith", according to the 1492 edict.[49]

There was a rebound of persecutions when a group of crypto-Jews was discovered in Quintanar de la Orden in 1588 and there was a rise in denunciations of conversos in the last decade of the sixteenth century.


1588 – Attack on England

Nephi 13:

26 And after they go forth by the hand of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, from the Jews unto the Gentiles, thou seest the formation of that great and abominable church, which is most abominable above all other churches; for behold, they have taken away from the gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain and most precious; and also many covenants of the Lord have they taken away.

1 Nephi 14:

2 And harden not their hearts against the Lamb of God, they shall be numbered among the seed of thy father; yea, they shall be numbered among the house of Israel; and they shall be a blessed people upon the promised land forever; they shall be no more brought down into captivity; and the house of Israel shall no more be confounded.

Destruction of the Church with the destruction of Spanish Empire (If not the Catholic Church, then the Spanish Church).

3 And that great pit, which hath been digged for them by that great and abominable church, which was founded by the devil and his children, that he might lead away the souls of men down to hell—yea, that great pit which hath been digged for the destruction of men shall be filled by those who digged it, unto their utter destruction, saith the Lamb of God; not the destruction of the soul, save it be the casting of it into that hell which hath no end.

6 Therefore, wo be unto the Gentiles if it so be that they harden their hearts against the Lamb of God. 7 For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men;

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1588 – Attack on England

In the fateful year of 1588, the Spanish Empire was the largest the world had ever seen up to that time. It included ALL of the New World and a major part of Western Europe. Gold and silver (real money) was flowing into her coffers from the New World.

The basic plan of the "Invincible" Armada was to sail up the English Channel and rendezvous with the Duke of Parma in the Netherlands. Then the combined fleets would cross the Channel and the invasion of England would be a cakewalk. . . or so they planned.

The ships were filled with fanatical Jesuits . . . and racks, pulleys, thumbscrews, iron virgins, gridirons and other diabolical instruments of torture to be used once the Spanish Inquisition was set up in England.

The much smaller English ships were commanded by brave sea captains like Admiral Sir John Hawkins, Lord Thomas Howard, Sir Martin Frobisher and Sir Francis Drake.

Sir Francis Drake (called El Draque "the Dragon") by the Spanish Inquisition was just one of the many heroes of the destruction of the Spanish Armada....Sir Francis made a round the world voyage beginning in 1577 and in 1579 he landed in San Francisco Bay and claimed that land for his sponsor, Queen Elizabeth I....He named the land (now called California) Nova Albion—Latin for New Britain.

From the very beginning, disaster struck the "Invincible" Armada....The huge towering Spanish galleons were attacked by the smaller, nimbler English ships. When the Spanish fleet lay anchored at the French port of Calais, the English sent fire ships and caused a general panic among the Spanish fleet. Then the Almighty blew with His wind and drove them up toward Scotland and away from England.

God worked a stupendous MIRACLE for Protestant England by sending a FIERCE STORM which destroyed most of the ships.

3 more Armadas were launched against England after 1588. The second left Spain in October 1596, with instructions to land in Ireland. Another violent storm wrecked most of the ships.

The third Armada left Spain the following year but it was also destroyed by storms.

The fourth and last Armada left Spain in February 1598, to rendezvous with French troops at Calais, but the death of Philip II put an end to further Spanish attempts to invade England.

Pope Sixtus V was delighted with the destruction of the "Invincible" Armada!!

Believe it or not, the reigning White Pope, Sixtus V, greatly admired the courage and intelligence of Queen Elizabeth and even wished he could marry her. Here is a quote from a pro-Spanish English writer: In Rome the shrewd, vigorous, tactless, uneducated Sixtus had just succeeded his old enemy Gregory as Pope. He greeted the news of Mary's death with lamentation, but added in an aside about Elizabeth: 'What a valiant woman—she braves the two greatest kings by land and sea. A pity we cannot marry, she and I, for our children would have ruled the world!' To the Spanish Ambassador he repeated his promise to give Philip one million ducats as soon as Spanish soldiers landed on English soil, but would not advance a single one by way of a forward loan. (Graham, The Spanish Armadas, p. 67).

When news of the doomed Armada finally reached Rome, Pope Sixtus refused to pay the promised one million ducats (about 1 billion dollars or 1/6 of the cost of the Armada). A satire or lampoon was posted in Rome about the Pope's attitude to the loss of the Armada:

When the news of the Armada's failure arrived in Rome, there was posted up a pasquilade, in which Sixtus was made to offer, out of the plenitude of his power, a thousand years' indulgence to anyone who would give him information respecting the whereabouts of the Spanish fleet: whether it had been taken up into heaven, or had descended into hell; whether it was hanging in mid air, or was still tossing on the ocean. (Wylie, History of Protestantism, vol. II, p. 460).

Obviously Philip II was FURIOUS over this satire and especially the refusal of the Pope to pay the promised ducats....He ordered Black Pope Claudius Aquaviva to poison Pope Sixtus and replace him with a more compliant Pope. Being Pope at that time was more dangerous than sailing with the Armada.

This order was carried out in August 1590, and in that year 3 Popes were assassinated: Sixtus V, Pope Urban VII and Gregory XIV....We have to wait until 1978 to see 3 Popes in one single year,and 2 of them were poisoned to make way for Pope John Paul II.

Until his death in 1598, Philip actually went through 5 White Popes because none of them would come up with any money to finance the 3 more Armadas that he launched against England.

As can be expected, the joy in England and among all the Protestant Christians of Europe for God's great deliverance was unbounded....The link between this deliverance and the overthrow of Pharaoh—the ancient persecutor of God's people—was obvious to all who had eyes to see:

Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters. (Exodus15:1-10).

1 Nephi - They shall fall into the pit they dig.

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth painted soon after the defeat of the "Invincible" Armada. In the left background can be seen the English fleet and the Spanish Armada is on the rocks to the right. Pearls—symbolic of purity—decorate the queen's head and gown. Next to her right arm is an imperial crown, and her right hand rests upon a globe—specifically, her fingers rest upon the New World. This symbolized the fact that Protestant England would rule the waves from then onward and the English would ignore the FRAUDELANT Bull of Pope Alexander VI and begin to colonize the New World.

But now, the British become a great nation. They will open up America and take down the Ottoman Empire.


Jubilee

As you look for the hand of in the events of the world, we must know:

Times have meanings (Jubilee)

Names have meanings (given names Joseph, Moses, Cyrus)

Gen 1:14 (Day 4) – “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.” For example, one day to the Lord is a 1000 years to us.

Jubilee: (ram)

The Jubilee is the year at the end of seven cycles of Sabbatical years (49 years) the 50th year being the year of Jublilee. According to Biblical regulations, the Jubilee had a special impact on the ownership and management of land in the Land of Israel. According to the Book of Leviticus, Hebrew slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven, and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest.

So the Jubilee ("Year of Release") deals largely with land, property, and property rights.

The Jubilee year was announced by a blast on a shofar, an instrument made from a ram's horn, during that year's Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).

Now on each of the Jubilees beginning with 1867.

1867 – Israel healed

1917 – Israel declared home of the Jews

1967 - Jerusalem captured in the 6 day war

2017 – Jerusalem declared the capital of Israel

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The Jubilee (Hebrew: יובל yōḇel; Yiddish: yoyvl) is the year at the end of seven cycles of shmita (Sabbatical years) and, according to Biblical regulations, had a special impact on the ownership and management of land in the Land of Israel. According to the Book of Leviticus, Hebrew slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven, and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest.

Rabbinic literature mentions a dispute between the Sages and Rabbi Yehuda over whether it was the 49th year (the last year of seven sabbatical cycles, referred to as the Sabbath's Sabbath), or whether it was the following (50th) year.[1] The Jubilee ("Year of Release") deals largely with land, property, and property rights.

The Septuagint rendered the Hebrew yovel as "a trumpet-blast of liberty" (ἀφέσεως σημασία apheseôs sêmasia), and the Vulgate by Latin iobeleus. Traditionally, it was thought that the English term Jubilee derives from the Hebrew term yobel (via Latin Jubilaeus), which in turn derives from yobhel, meaning ram;[citation needed] the Jubilee year was announced by a blast on a shofar, an instrument made from a ram's horn, during that year's Yom Kippur.[3]

An alternative etymology notes that the Latin verb iūbilō, "shout for joy," predates the Vulgate, and proposes that instead the Latin jubilo (meaning shout), as well as Middle Irish ilach (victory cry), New English yowl, and Ancient Greek iuzo (ἰύζω: shout), derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *yu- (shout for joy).[4] In this theory, the Hebrew term for "jubilee" is a borrowing from neighboring Indo-European languages, rather than deriving from another Hebrew word.

Leviticus 25:8–13 states:

You shall count off seven Sabbaths of years, seven times seven years; and there shall be to you the days of seven Sabbaths of years, even forty-nine years. Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land. You shall make the fiftieth year holy, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee to you; and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family. That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee to you. In it you shall not sow, neither reap that which grows of itself, nor gather from the undressed vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you. You shall eat of its increase out of the field. In this Year of Jubilee each of you shall return to his property. (WEB)

^ 1. Babylonian Talmud (Rosh Hashanah 9a). Maimonides, Mishne Torah (Hil. Shmita ve-Yovel 10:7), in this case, rules in accordance with the Sages that the Jubilee is to be reckoned in the 50th year during the Seven-year cycle, with the new Seven-year cycle beginning afresh in the 51st year.

^ 2. Yovel | Yovel | Jubilee Year

^ 3. Leviticus 25:9

^ 4. Mallory, J. P. and Adams, D. Q. (2006). The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World. New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-929668-2, p. 363.






1867 Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) - writes about the poor conditions of Jerusalem / Israel
November 2, 1917 The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government in 1917 during the First World War announcing support for the establishment of a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine.
May 14, 1948 Israel became a nation
June 5, 1967 6 Day war - Jerusalem captured by Jews
May 14, 2018 Jerusalem became capital (last day of the Jubilee of 2017)


Orson Hyde

On October 24, 1841, Prayer of Orson Hyde on the Mount of Olives

"Grant, therefore, O Lord, in the name of Thy well-beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to remove the barrenness and sterility of this land, (1867) and let springs of living water break forth to water its thirsty soil... Incline them to gather (1917) in upon this land according to Thy word”

"Thou, O Lord, did once move upon the heart of Cyrus to show favor unto Jerusalem and her children. Do Thou now also be pleased to inspire the hearts of kings and the powers of the earth to look with a friendly eye towards this place... Let them know that it is Thy good pleasure to restore the kingdom unto Israel (1948) -- raise up Jerusalem as its capital, (2017) and constitute her people a distinct nation and government, with David Thy servant, even a descendant from the loins of ancient David to be their king.”

Consecrate this land unto Thee, for the gathering together of Judah's scattered remnants, for the building up of Jerusalem again after it has been trodden down by the Gentiles so long, and for rearing a Temple in honor of Thy name.

So now let look to see how this pray was answered.


1867 – Mark Twain - "A Stranger from a far land"

1867 Jubilee – Mark Twain In Deuteronomy 29 and 30 the Lord has Moses pronounce a blessing and a cursing on the house of Israel. If they keep the Lords commandments, they would prosper. If they did not they and the land would be destroyed. It would lay desolate until “a stranger from a far land” would declare it so. Then would the Lord have mercy on the land and the people. The land would heal and the people would begin to return.

Deuteronomy 29:

21 And the Lord shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:

22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the Lord hath laid upon it;

23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah… 24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the Lord done thus unto this land?

Deuteronomy 30:

English Standard Version
3 Then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.

King James Bible
3 … then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.

This Day in Jewish History 1869: Mark Twain Visits the Holy Land and Is Supremely Unimpressed In terms of the appearance of the land, he writes, as he finishes his visit, that “Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery, I think Palestine must be the prince. The hills are barren, they are dull of color, they are unpicturesque in shape. The valleys are unsightly deserts fringed with a feeble vegetation that has an expression about it of being sorrowful and despondent.”

On July 20, 1869, Mark Twain published his book “Innocents Abroad,” his account of his journey to Europe and the Holy Land. It was the second book of the 33-year-old writer, and ended up being the best-selling of his works published during his lifetime.

He did well, selling 70,000 units of the book in the first year after publication.

Now the rest of the Story:

Mark Twain's real name is Samuel Clemens.

Samuel means “God heard”

The name Clemens is a boy's name of Danish origin meaning "merciful and gentle".

The Jubilee of 1869 would mark the beginning of the healing of the land and return of the land to the house of Israel.

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Mark Twain's real name is Samuel Clemens.

Samuel means -> 'God heard'

The name Clemens is a boy's name of Danish origin meaning "merciful and gentle".

22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the Lord hath laid upon it;

Deuteronomy 30:3

King James Bible
That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.

English Standard Version
then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.


This Day in Jewish History 1869: Mark Twain Visits the Holy Land and Is Supremely Unimpressed

In 'Innocents Abroad,' his book on Palestine (among other places), Mark Twain sought realism over romance and, frankly, his impressions were not good, ranging from 'unpicturesque' to 'unsightly'.

David B. Green

Jul 20, 2015 6:54 AM

On July 20, 1869, Mark Twain published his book “Innocents Abroad,” his account of his journey to Europe and the Holy Land. It was the second book of the 33-year-old writer, and ended up being the best-selling of his works published during his lifetime.

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The genesis of “Innocents Abroad, or, The New Pilgrims Progress” – its full title – was in his decision to join a “great pleasure excursion” organized by the Brooklyn, New York, Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, in early 1867. Plymouth Church was led by the nationally known figure Henry Ward Beecher, a leading abolitionist prior to the Civil War (and the brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the anti-slavery polemic “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”).

Some 70 members of the church joined the voyage, which took place aboard the steamship Quaker City, which several years earlier, during the war, had been leased for use by the Union army.

Twain (who was born Samuel Clemens in 1835, and died in 1910) arranged with the San Francisco newspaper the Alta California, to join the church’s deluxe tour of Europe and the Near East: The paper would pay the $1,250 expense of the 163-day voyage, and the writer would turn out two letters a week describing his experiences.

The Quaker City departed New York on June 8, 1867, and returned on November 19 that same year. Before arriving in Palestine, it sailed through the Straits of Gibraltar and made stops in Marseille, several ports in Italy, Athens, Constantinople, Odessa and Smyrna.

The touring group entered Palestine on horse-back from the north, by way of Lebanon and Damascus. Once in the Land of Israel, they visited such sites as the Banias, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jenin and Nablus before arriving at Jerusalem.

The Quaker City departed New York on June 8, 1867, and returned on November 19 that same year. Before arriving in Palestine, it sailed through the Straits of Gibraltar and made stops in Marseille, several ports in Italy, Athens, Constantinople, Odessa and Smyrna.

The touring group entered Palestine on horse-back from the north, by way of Lebanon and Damascus. Once in the Land of Israel, they visited such sites as the Banias, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jenin and Nablus before arriving at Jerusalem.

“Innocents Abroad” is famously known for its unsentimental descriptions of sites in the Holy Land, which Mark Twain deliberately meant to contrast with the language of other recent travelogues, such as those by William Cowper Prime and William M. Thompson, which he felt were grandiose and romanticized.

In terms of the appearance of the land, he writes, as he finishes his visit, that “Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery, I think Palestine must be the prince. The hills are barren, they are dull of color, they are unpicturesque in shape. The valleys are unsightly deserts fringed with a feeble vegetation that has an expression about it of being sorrowful and despondent.”

The travelers left the Holy Land via the port of Jaffa, from which they journeyed to Alexandria, Egypt, and Tangiers, before heading back across the Atlantic.

Upon returning home, Twain began almost immediately reworking his letters, which he later claimed needed to have “some of the wind and water squeezed out of them.” (He also removed some of the more irreverent lines.) He then signed a contract with Elisha Bliss, owner of the American Publishing Co., of Hartford, Connecticut, to republish the correspondence in the form of a book.

When he learned that the Alta California claimed to own the copyright and was planning a book version of its own, Twain traveled to California, and worked out an agreement with the paper.

After finishing preparation of the manuscript, he showed it to his friend, the writer Bret Harte, who gave him extensive editing recommendations, and Twain, as he wrote to another friend, “followed [his] orders strictly.”

The book was sold by subscription, by a sales force of some 100 agents, who traveled around the U.S. with a prospectus, and presold it, at a cost of $4. Both before and after publication, Twain partook of grueling speaking tours, intended to sell additional copies.

He did well, selling 70,000 units of the book in the first year after publication.

Charles Warren - surveyed Jerusalem

Zechariah "Then I raise my eyes and looked, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand, So I said, "Where are you going? And he said to me, "To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its width and what is its length."

Ottoman Land Code of June 10, 1867

Because of the Crimean War, the Ottoman Empire, went into bankruptcy. To pay the loans due the British from the war, the Ottomans registered land to tax it. Next they sold land to pay the debt.

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The Ottoman Land Code of 1858, prepared by the Tanzimat Council, was an original Ottoman creation, neither European nor entirely Islamic. It was founded on traditional land practices and included categories of land cited in Islamic law.

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Isaiah 62:4 "4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married."

Jeremiah 32:43 And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
44 Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the Lord.


1917 – Israel declaired homeland to Jews

1917 - During the First World War, 600 years of Ottoman rule ended by British conquest; British Foreign Minister Balfour pledges support for establishment of a "Jewish national home in Palestine".

Beer-sheba was the first city delivered from the Ottomans. I was the city of Abraham. (Gen 21:31)

The British air force took air supremacy over Jerusalem air space and preserved the city.

Isaiah 31:5 As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.

Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

1335 is the beginning of Islamic until 1917.

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The Turkish word for "Ottoman" (Osmanlı) originally referred to the tribal followers of Osman in the fourteenth century, and subsequently came to be used to refer to the empire's military-administrative elite.

In Western Europe, the two names "Ottoman Empire" and "Turkey" were often used interchangeably, with "Turkey" being increasingly favoured both in formal and informal situations. This dichotomy was officially ended in 1920–23, when the newly established Ankara-based Turkish government chose Turkey as the sole official name. Most scholarly historians avoid the terms "Turkey", "Turks", and "Turkish" when referring to the Ottomans, due to the empire's multinational character.

1517-1917 Ottoman rule

1860 First neighborhood built outside walls of Jerusalem's Old City.

1882-1903 First Aliya (large-scale immigration), mainly from Russia.

1897 First Zionist Congress convened by Theodor Herzl in Basel, Switzerland; Zionist Organization founded.

1904-14 Second Aliya, mainly from Russia and Poland.

1909 First kibbutz, Degania, and first modern all-Jewish city, Tel Aviv, founded.

1917 - 400 years of Ottoman rule ended by British conquest; British Foreign Minister Balfour pledges support for establishment of a "Jewish national home in Palestine"


1967 – Six Day War

Jerusalem is recaptured by the Jews.

On Monday morning, June 5, 1967, the war began.

When word reached America, many Jews did not go to work. Their worst fears were exacerbated by the fact that, as the Israeli news radio went on blackout during the first 18 hours of the war, the Arabs were broadcasting their glorious victories: They were bombing Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, destroying the enemy with impunity, etc.

What really happened was that on Monday morning the Israeli air force had launched a devastating surprise attack which destroyed virtually the entire Arab air force, including those in Egypt, Jordan and Syria — all in under three hours! About 500 Arab planes were destroyed at the loss of less than 40 for the Israelis. The Israelis had flown as low as six feet over the Mediterranean for almost seventy miles at over the speed of sound to avoid radar detection. It was an incredible feat of piloting acumen. Never before had there been such a lopsided battle of air forces.

There was still a war to fight, but the tactical advantage had changed immediately.

Israel now attacked on the Egyptian front, sending three main tank battle groups into Sinai. The three burst into the Sinai, smashing the Egyptian army and destroying it in three days. Countless trucks, tanks, artillery and other burned out Egyptian vehicles littered the desert when it was over. Over 5,000 Egyptian soldiers surrendered immediately. The Israelis were at the Suez faster than they were in the Sinai campaign. There was now nothing between them and Cairo. After announcing repeatedly that Egypt was winning the war, Nasser was in a panic, on the verge of losing his country.

Jerusalem Recaptured

A rabbi on top of the temple mount, above the western wall, for the first time in 1900 years, blew the shofar. That Trump has not sound again to this day on the temple mount.

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Isaiah 31:4 "For thus has the LORD spoken to me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof."


With the victory of war in 1967 came the burden of occupation. Israel took control of the Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, the villages and towns of the West Bank and the crowded warrens along the narrow strip of coastal land known as Gaza. Along with that land came the people who live there, including what is now a population of more than 4.5 million Palestinians.

With its overlapping sacred space, Jerusalem remains the most powerfully emotional issue at the core of the so-called “final status” of any future peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. In 1947, the UN plan for the division of Palestine called for a Jewish and an Arab state with Jerusalem to be separate and governed by an international body. Recognizing the unresolved political status of Jerusalem, the United States, along with the rest of the world, maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv with a consulate in West Jerusalem and East Jerusalem.

Israel proclaims all of Jerusalem as the eternal, indivisible capital of the Jewish people. The Palestinian Authority holds that East Jerusalem must be the seat of the state of Palestine.

President Donald Trump has said he will fulfill a campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, a move that Middle East analysts believe would likely lead to an eruption of violence as Palestinians would view it as the official death knell for the Oslo Accords. So far, Trump has delayed the decision hoping to reignite peace talks.

Back in 1967, the foreboding about how to handle the conquest of East Jerusalem began immediately following that moment the paratroopers captured it. The legendary Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, famous for his eye patch, peered through a set of binoculars with his one good eye and saw an Israeli flag waving over the Al Aqsa mosque and immediately ordered it to be taken down, determined that Israel would not flaunt its military control of a sacred site.

Israeli photographer David Rubinger poses with his famous photo of three Israeli paratroopers after the recapture the Western Wall in the Six-Day War at an exhibition called “Israel Through My Lens” in Old Town Hall, Prague, Czech Republic, on July 3, 2014. (CTK Photo/Michal Dolezal).


The Six-Day War: The Liberation of the Temple Mount and Western Wall

(June 7, 1967)

This is Mordechai Twersky reporting from Jerusalem :
What you are now about to hear is perhaps one of the most riveting recordings in the modern-day history of Israel . I refer to the dramatic sounds of Israeli Defense Forces entering and liberating Jerusalem ’s Old City and the Western Wall on June 7th, 1967 . You hear the sounds of gunfire. You hear the footsteps of Israeli soldiers, as they draw closer and closer and as General Uzi Narkiss instructs them and asks to be shown where the Western Wall stands. We hear a triumphant Brigadier General Shlomo Goren, later to become the Chief Rabbi of Israel , as he recites the memorial prayer and sound the shofar, as Israeli soldiers weep with sorrow over their comrades killed in combat.
Listen closely to this piece of history, which is housed in the archives of the Avi Yaffe Recording Studio in Jerusalem .
Colonel Motta Gur [on loudspeaker]: All company commanders, we’re sitting right now on the ridge and we’re seeing the Old City . Shortly we’re going to go in to the Old City of Jerusalem, that all generations have dreamed about. We will be the first to enter the Old City . Eitan’s tanks will advance on the left and will enter the Lion’s Gate. The final rendezvous will be on the open square above.
[The open square of the Temple Mount .]
[Sound of applause by the soldiers.]
Yossi Ronen: We are now walking on one of the main streets of Jerusalem towards the Old City . The head of the force is about to enter the Old City .
[Gunfire.]
Yossi Ronen: There is still shooting from all directions; we’re advancing towards the entrance of the Old City .
[Sound of gunfire and soldiers’ footsteps.]
[Yelling of commands to soldiers.]
[More soldiers’ footsteps.]
The soldiers are keeping a distance of approximately 5 meters between them. It’s still dangerous to walk around here; there is still sniper shooting here and there.
[Gunfire.]
We’re all told to stop; we’re advancing towards the mountainside; on our left is the Mount of Olives ; we’re now in the Old City opposite the Russian church. I’m right now lowering my head; we’re running next to the mountainside. We can see the stone walls. They’re still shooting at us. The Israeli tanks are at the entrance to the Old City , and ahead we go, through the Lion’s Gate. I’m with the first unit to break through into the Old City . There is a Jordanian bus next to me, totally burnt; it is very hot here. We’re about to enter the Old City itself. We’re standing below the Lion’s Gate, the Gate is about to come crashing down, probably because of the previous shelling. Soldiers are taking cover next to the palm trees; I’m also staying close to one of the trees. We’re getting further and further into the City.
[Gunfire.]
Colonel Motta Gur announces on the army wireless: The Temple Mount is in our hands! I repeat, the Temple Mount is in our hands!
All forces, stop firing! This is the David Operations Room. All forces, stop firing! I repeat, all forces, stop firing! Over.
Commander eight-nine here, is this Motta (Gur) talking? Over.
[Inaudible response on the army wireless by Motta Gur.]
Uzi Narkiss: Motta, there isn’t anybody like you. You’re next to the Mosque of Omar.
Yossi Ronen: I’m driving fast through the Lion’s Gate all the way inside the Old City .
Command on the army wireless: Comb the area, discover the source of the firing. Protect every building, in every way. Do not touch anything, especially in the holy places.
[Lt.- Col. Uzi Eilam blows the Shofar. Soldiers are singing ‘ Jerusalem of Gold’.]
Uzi Narkiss: Tell me, where is the Western Wall? How do we get there?
Yossi Ronen: I’m walking right now down the steps towards the Western Wall. I’m not a religious man, I never have been, but this is the Western Wall and I’m touching the stones of the Western Wall.
Soldiers: [reciting the ‘Shehechianu’ blessing]: Baruch ata Hashem, elokeinu melech haolam, she-hechianu ve-kiemanu ve-hegianu la-zman ha-zeh. [Translation: Blessed art Thou L-rd G-d King of the Universe who has sustained us and kept us and has brought us to this day]
Rabbi Shlomo Goren: Baruch ata Hashem, menachem tsion u-voneh Yerushalayim. [Translation: Blessed are thou, who comforts Zion and bulids Jerusalem ]
Soldiers: Amen!
[Soldiers sing ‘Hatikva’ next to the Western Wall.]
Rabbi Goren: We’re now going to recite the prayer for the fallen soldiers of this war against all of the enemies of Israel :
[Soldiers weeping]
El male rahamim, shohen ba-meromim. Hamtse menuha nahona al kanfei hashina, be-maalot kedoshim, giborim ve-tehorim, kezohar harakiya meirim u-mazhirim. Ve-nishmot halalei tsava hagana le-yisrael, she-naflu be-maaraha zot, neged oievei yisrael, ve-shnaflu al kedushat Hashem ha-am ve-ha’arets, ve-shichrur Beit Hamikdash, Har Habayit, Hakotel ha-ma’aravi veyerushalayim ir ha-elokim. Be-gan eden tehe menuhatam. Lahen ba’al ha-rahamim, yastirem beseter knafav le-olamim. Ve-yitsror be-tsror ha-hayim et nishmatam adoshem hu nahlatam, ve-yanuhu be-shalom al mishkavam [soldiers weeping loud]ve-ya’amdu le-goralam le-kets ha-yamim ve-nomar amen!
[Translation: Merciful G-d in heaven, may the heroes and the pure, be under thy Divine wings, among the holy and the pure who shine bright as the sky, and the souls of soldiers of the Israeli army who fell in this war against the enemies of Israel, who fell for their loyalty to G-d and the land of Israel, who fell for the liberation of the Temple, the Temple Mount, the Western Wall and Jerusalem the city of the Lord. May their place of rest be in paradise. Merciful One, O keep their souls forever alive under Thy protective wings. The Lord being their heritage, may they rest in peace, for they shalt rest and stand up for their allotted portion at the end of the days, and let us say, Amen.]
[Soldiers are weeping. Rabbi Goren sounds the shofar. Sound of gunfire in the background.]
Rabbi Goren: Le-shana HA-ZOT be-Yerushalayim ha-b’nuya, be-yerushalayim ha-atika! [Translation: This year in a rebuilt Jerusalem ! In the Jerusalem of old!]

Golan Heights captured

Golen Heights was recognized By President Trump

In 2019 in honor of Preside Trump, Trump Heights subdivision was opened. It had about 4 or five homes at that time.


2017 – Jerusalem becomes the capital of Israel

May 14, 2018 on the last day of the 2017 Jubilee, Jerusalem was made the capital of Israel.

Israel had asked the United States to move their Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but the Muslim world threatened hostilities if they did. "It would be the end of the Jews." Many Presidents promised to move the embassy but backed down after elected. President Trump said he would move it. Estimates came in that to buy the land and to put up the building would cost one billion dollars and would take 20 years. Trump was a builder and knew that was government incompetence at work. Work with one the the government officials in Jerusalem, they use an existing building and land. In about four months and four thousand dollars later, the embassy was completed and moved. Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and it became official on May 14, 2018.

Trump has been added to the temple coins with Cyrus.

They say the shofar (Trump) sounded again.

FYI - the Sanhedrin have asked Trump to build the Temple.