The Palestinian Narrative

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Three nights ago, June 27, I had a dream. I was in a small village which seems like one of the villages in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank. It was a school setting and I was in a classroom of Palestinian kids, listening and observing. The teacher was telling a story, reading it from a text book. It was a story about one of Israel’s heroes in the Bible but it was presented like the Palestinians own the story, that the hero was one of their own and that it was from the Quran. I said, “That’s not correct, that’s twisting the Bible. So, that’s how they make Israel look like the villain; that’s why they call Israel an occupier.” Then I heard, “That’s the Palestinian narrative.”

This dream is another lesson straight from the heart of the Father concerning Israel. I have been a recipient of messages like this since He walked me through the role of a watchman for Israel. I have not bothered to understand what “Palestinian Narrative” means albeit encountering the phrase a few times in the media. So, what I have is a general idea, but the dream had me researching what it really is, just as I did with the BDS movement and Intifada. What I learned is an eye-opener because it seems that all the negative stories that the mainstream media, the UN and all anti-Israel advocates tell the world hinge on this so-called “Palestinian Narrative.”

Please note that I am neither writing as a political expert nor for a political purpose although to the average man, this topic is primarily political. For intercessors like me, however, the heart of the matter is spiritual.

Israel is not like any other nation. It is the Land that Yahweh called His own. Proof is all over the Scriptures unless you don’t believe that His Word has not changed. This dream is His confirmation that Israel today is the same Israel that we read in our Bibles. The conflict has existed for thousands of years since the first time Israel became a nation in the land that Yahweh promised to give to Abraham’s descendants, was destroyed and the people scattered, and in our generation, re-established and the people re-gathered. Until the return of the Messiah, Israel will continue to be at the heart of world-conflict.

Again, the purpose of this message is not to advocate politically although I understand that taking a political side is a normal consequence for standing with the truth since Israel is a grand political issue in the world stage. But more than telling you which political side you take (thought sincerely I am not), my desire is for you to see in the spirit because beyond politics, there is a real spiritual resistance against Yahweh’s plans and purposes for Israel. What we see in the physical is only a manifestation of what is going on in the spiritual realm. I believe that the principalities that opposed the Archangel from giving Daniel the answer to his prayer were the same powers behind everything that opposes Israel’s right to exist in this generation. The Palestinian Narrative is but a strategy that carries out the enemy’s goal to defy, disrupt and abort Yahweh’s plans and purposes for the tiny nation that bears His name. Israel is pivotal to Yahweh’s plans for the Church and the nations. If you still have not grasped His heart, you need to read the Bible and be open to the Holy Spirit who teaches us into all truths.

I will not explain what a “Palestinian Narrative” is because as a non-political expert, I will not be able to give it justice; and there are so many articles in the internet that anyone can read. But here’s an excerpt of what I think explains it well.

Founding National Myths
Fabricating Palestinian History

The vast literature proving the historic Jewish connection to the Land of Israel has been extensively manipulated and distorted as part of the Palestinian politics of nationalism. Propaganda, indoctrination, and socialization, both domestically and internationally, are essential parts of the strategy and tactics of asserting Palestinian nationhood and statehood. By appropriating to themselves the values, traditions, and historical facts that belong to the Jews, Palestinians have managed to fabricate a “legitimate” history and political traditions out of nothing while denying those of Israel.

The Palestinian Nation-building Strategy

Nation-building often involves the invention of foundation myths although these normally require a certain relationship to historic facts, however tenuous. Palestinian leaders, under the leadership of Yasser Arafat and his successors, adopted a different tack: stealing the enemy’s heritage, history, and values, and denying its legitimacy as a people and a state. The Palestinian objectives are to disqualify Israel’s historical standing and to inherit its belongings by delegitimizing and even dehumanizing its national identity and personality (emphasis added) .

Palestinian tactics are simple yet sophisticated: preaching and dispersing lies and distortions of reality. History proves that the bigger the lie and the more common its reiteration, the more it is accepted as authentic and genuine. Moreover, most people are unwilling to accept the idea that an entire national leadership would dare to totally distort and fabricate history in full. Part of the Palestinians’ success in doing so is also due to the fact that most people do not know the history of the Land of Israel and of Jerusalem.

Usurping the Jewish, Biblical and Christian Past

Rewriting the history of the Land of Israel by erasing Jewish history and replacing it with a fabricated Palestinian history is a central goal of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and something that the early generations of Palestinian leaders, including the notorious Hajj Amin Husseini, who led the Palestinian Arabs to their 1948 defeat, dared not do. This fictitious history, which ignores all historical documentation and established historical methods, is based on systematic distortions of both ancient and modern history with the aim of denying Israel’s right to exist.

The Palestinian leaders claim lineage from ancient history, describing the Canaanites as their direct ancestors.[1] In the words of the PA president Mahmoud Abbas: “We said to him [Netanyahu], when he claimed the Jews have a historical right dating back to 3000 years B.C.E., we say that the nation of Palestine upon the land of Canaan had a 7,000-year history. This is the truth that must be said: Netanyahu, you are incidental in history. We are the people of history. We are the owners of history.”[2]

According to Palestinian Authority historians, the Palestinian people has been living in Palestine for over seven thousand years.[3] Another claim states that Palestinians were in the land since the beginning of creation.[4] According to Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, chairman of the Supreme Islamic Council of the Palestinian Authority, Palestinians have roots in this land originating from earlier than 7500 B.C.E.[5] Arab villages have allegedly existed since the days of the Canaanites.[6] The “Arab” Canaanites supposedly established ports on the coast of Canaan, known today as Palestine, and Jaffa is said to have been one of the cities whose Canaanite origins later invaders failed to erase.[7] Overall, the Palestinian people claim to be rooted in the region for thousands of years and long before Israel.[8]

Throughout Palestinian media and education, all Israeli cities and areas are featured as Palestinian in origin, including Haifa, Acre, Ashkelon, Jaffa, Safed, Tiberias, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Kiryat Shmonah, and the Negev. These are the “Palestinian homeland” or “occupied Palestine.”[30] Instilling these assertions and psychological worldview as facts among youth and in the political arena requires a multilevel process of socialization and indoctrination, beginning with the education system. Reinforcement is constant and all-pervasive: Palestine is continually represented as an area of 27,000 sq km, and an overwhelming Palestinian majority believes this is the truth.[31]

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Israelis are described as religious groups of imposters who were never Jews but part of a Zionist plot to occupy Palestinian lands and steal the Palestinian identity and cultural heritage. This is derided as the greatest crime ever committed against humanity with the aim of the Judaization of Palestine.[34] Even the Hebrew language is said to be stolen from Palestinian Aramaic.[35] The Israeli state creates “false names” for sites to “erase the Palestinian facts.” It steals everything it lays its hands on “by means of terror,” including music, food, clothing, and folk traditions, even falafel and humus.[36] All the territory held by the state of Israel is occupied, and the Palestinians will not compromise on it.[37]

In the light of this, Palestinian commentators demand that Zionists must acknowledge publicly before the world that Jews have no connection to Palestinian Arab land. Zionist history is nothing more than invention and falsification, constituting a crude form of colonialism.[38] Zionists are trying to create a fake history at the expense of a real Palestinian history so as to steal the history and the culture of the Palestinians.[39]

For better appreciation, read the rest of the article here.

Related articles:

Modern Jewish History: Traditional Narratives of Israeli and Palestinian History

The dream is spot-on. But bear in mind that our purpose for understanding the events affecting Israel is not to advocate for the nation against another. As followers of Yeshua, our calling is to preach the Good News to the world without prejudice; that includes the Palestinians and all anti-Israel, anti-Semitic individuals and nations. The Palestinians are not the real enemies but the unseen forces behind the propaganda. As we pray for Israel, we must also pray for the Palestinians. We must pray for their salvation, that both Jews and Palestinians come to the saving knowledge of Yeshua. It is only by being united in the Messiah, the Prince of Peace, that both people groups will be able to live peacefully, side by side with one another. The two-state solution will not solve the conflict and  expulsion of the Jews from the land and renaming it does not sit well with Yahweh and His Word.

Amos 9:14-15

14 I will bring back the captives of My people Israel;
They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them;
They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them;
They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them.
15 I will plant them in their land,
And no longer shall they be pulled up
From the land I have given them,”
Says the Lord your God.

Isaiah 62:6-7

I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
They shall never hold their peace day or night.
You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent,
And give Him no rest till He establishes
And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Psalm 122:6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.

 

Blessings,

Cynthia

 

 


 

 

 

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Peace, Be Still! Know that I AM God

Vision: 3:58 p.m.

I closed my eyes and told myself to be still in the Lord. I recited and meditated, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul…”

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While meditating on the Word and focusing my thoughts on the Lord, I drifted into a vision. I saw and heard myself talking to a child, telling her to be quiet and listen. Then I saw the Lord as He held the hands of a little child (I knew that the child was me), looked at her reassuringly, while I heard myself said to the child I spoke to, “Heard the sound of heaven’s bells?” My spirit heard a beautiful sound that I knew was from heaven though I didn’t hear it with my ears.

I snapped awake. Peace flooded my troubled soul.

I have struggled and my mind could not rest as I keep remembering the things I thought I did wrong to someone. All this gift of discernment, seeing beyond and hearing things in the spirit sometimes make me shudder as it did recently. It is especially difficult when the revelation affects someone close to my heart. The spiritual person in me knows the voice of the Spirit and I cannot resist what He shows me and tells me to do. The natural man, however, is resistant and fearful. In this incident I obeyed the Lord and did what the Spirit commanded me to do, that is, to speak of what I saw and heard from the Lord. I have no doubt that I did the right thing. But the natural person remains opposed to what I have done. I struggled and battled with the conflicting thoughts between my spirit and my flesh.

The fearful natural person that I am keeps telling me to hide and quit, stay away from the things of the spirit and go, find a normal life to live. This war within has caused me much strain. The natural seemed to have gotten an upper hand as I kept telling the Lord that it must have been better if I just lived my life quietly with my children; it would have been better if I would not be involved with anybody and let me see anything I have no pleasure of seeing; and yes, I said I’d quit all this prophetic ministry, get out of everybody’s way and move on with no one but the Lord alone.

My mind was in this state of turmoil when the Lord gave me His word, “Peace, be still! Know that I AM God.” It was then that I told myself to be still in the Lord and recited and meditated those verses above from Psalm 23. Such message from the Lord and the vision are His wonderful way of pacifying my troubled heart and mind.

To my dear friend whom I have caused much trouble by the things I saw and shared with, thank you for understanding. I know you have been so affected but I will not be a true friend to you if I kept them to myself. If anything happens to you because I did not tell you those things you are unaware of, I may not be able to forgive myself, and worse, I may indeed quit.

Proverbs 27:6

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”

Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia

A Prophetic Word on Hurricane Sandy, America’s Major (Election) Disaster!

Update October 31, 2012:

The news today says that the damage caused by Sandy is yet incalculable. The assessments so far, however, obviously describe a truly devastating aftermath of the super storm; a major disaster as the Lord calls it.

http://news.yahoo.com/sandys-death-toll-climbs-millions-without-power-155442547–finance.html

I amended the title of this article as the Holy Spirit led to emphasize the nature of this catastrophe. The Lord gave me the message that ‘a major disaster is coming to the nation’ of America about two weeks before the event took place to get the message across the people in the land that the warnings of the coming judgment are not a joke. God is seriously warning everyone to prepare while there is time; and time is running short. Heed the warnings of your prophets and watchmen. I am not an American and have never set foot in the land but the Lord chose me to see and hear what’s coming to your nation to be a confirming witness to what the true prophets and watchmen of America say about the future of the  nation as God has shown them.

God does not delight in death. He loves us, people created in His image. But He does not tolerate wickedness for He is a Holy God. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us from the power of sin and eternal damnation in hell. Receive the Lord Jesus Christ and turn from your sins for the Lord will keep safe His own to eternal life.

This disaster that has befallen America is a call to repentance, a call to turn away from the path of wickedness. If you have been spared from this calamity it is because God is giving you a chance to come to Him. Heed His call. He loves you and does not want you to perish!

Ezekiel 18:30-32

“Therefore, house of Israel, I will judge each of you according to his ways,” says Adonai Elohim. ” Repent, and turn yourselves away from all your transgressions, so that they will not be a stumbling block that brings guilt upon you. Throw far away from yourselves all your crimes that you committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit; for why should you die, house of Israel? I take no pleasure in death of anyone who dies,” says Adonai Elohim, “so turn yourselves around, and live!”

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I began writing this article yesterday with a question mark instead of the exclamation point at the end of the title. As I was writing, I wondered if the Lord would give a nudge if this is indeed the major disaster He said was coming to America. Recall that in my article “America, the Church and the 2012 Presidential Election” I mentioned a word I received from the Lord after praying about the coming election. Quoted from the article, here’s what I said:

“On Oct. 13, I again prayed for America and the coming election, asking the Lord more questions. As I was going to sleep I heard, ‘A major disaster is coming to the nation.'”

I went to sleep with that message and wondered what could the major disaster be that might have something to do with the election? Well, anything can happen on America’s most likely last significant election before her fall. Anything is possible to keep Obama in power. There is also the tendency of the long anticipated Israeli strike on the Iranian nukes which has been dubbed as a possible “October Surprise” that will certainly affect America’s election should the attack happen. But with Hurricane Sandy’s appearance in the scene, this is more likely what the Lord whispered to me as the “major disaster” coming to the nation this election season, for unlike the Israel-Iran nuclear issue, this monstrous storm directly hits and affects the land.

I decided to put off the article and prayed last night. This morning the Lord woke me up from my deep sleep around 6:00 a.m. with the chorus of the American song, “God Bless America.” Without opening my eyes I asked, “Why again, Lord? Why am I hearing this song again?” It’s been a while since the last time I heard the song in my spirit.

As I kept hearing the song, I asked again, “Why, God, do you long to bless America again?” Then came the resounding “No. What you are actually hearing is ‘God blessed America.'” Immediately I got up and got my notepad and pen as I knew that the Lord was going to say more.

I wrote as I heard:

“America was once richly blessed, but my hand of blessing has long been lifted up; and now she’s reaping curses upon curses of her own doing. She did the right thing first but she turned away from my path and followed the path of wickedness and waywardness. She’s walking the path to destruction.”

I asked the Lord to confirm the message with His word. I randomly opened my Bible and alas! I opened to the same verses He gave me on October 22 which He said then that that was what happened to America. Here is the word:

Matthew 13: 24-30

Yeshua put before them another parable.”The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while people were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, then went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads of grain, the weeds also appeared. The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?’ He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants asked him, ‘Then do you want us to go and pull them up?’ But He said, ‘No,  because you might uproot some of the root at the same time. Let them both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest-time I will tell the reapers to collect the weeds first and tie them in bundles to be burned, but to gather the wheat into my barn.'”

America was planted with both good and bad seed, the seed of Christianity/Godliness and the seed of the occult. Her harvest-time is at hand; the wicked will be gathered in bundles to be burned and the righteous will be kept for the Lord.

As I prayed and worshiped the Lord, my attention was brought back to the hurricane “Sandy.” I asked Him if this is the major disaster He was talking about on October 13. Then the Lord gave me the following message which I wrote in my notepad:

“The Lord is sending the hurricane to show that the presidential election is nothing… It will not alter the fate of the nation no matter which man wins. Judgment will come for neither of these men will carry out His will and desire; they will make their own policies and will not heed Him. They will lead America further down the cliff. Obama betrayed Israel and Romney will not do much to change it. The damage to His nation and people is done with Obama.

The hurricane is coming to demonstrate His indignation. It is coming this election season to show to America and the world His displeasure over the way the leaders govern – they govern erroneously. They instigated to and removed God out of their midst; now they are telling everyone including the young ones to not use His name in their prayers. They are blocking the youth who are advocating Him and His laws, banning them from schools and universities if they show forth their faith in Yeshua.

But many people will not see this hurricane as the Lord’s judgment. They will continue with their futile thinking that this is all but natural for they are blind. They have been so blinded by the Prince of the Air, the devil. They will shun anyone saying that this is His act for they do not believe in Him anymore. But there are those who will listen; those who will pay attention to what is going on and they will look up to Him. He will speak to them who fear YHVH because of this calamity. He will draw them to Himself and save them and heal them.

Matthew 13: 14-16

“That is, in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Yeshayahu (Isaiah) which says,

‘You will keep on hearing but never understand, and keep on seeing but never perceive, because the heart of these people has become dull – with their ears they barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, so as not to see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart and do t’shuvah (repent), so that I could heal them.’

But you, how blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears, because they hear!”

The latest headline on “Sandy” as of this writing, indeed describes a major disaster.

Megastorm Could Wreak Havoc Across 800 Miles of US

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/us-superstorm-threat-launches-mass-evacuations-17581439#.UI4ZBGfPzzo

Here’s an excerpt from the above news:

“Hurricane Sandy was headed north from the Caribbean, where it left nearly five dozen dead, to meet a winter storm and a cold front, plus high tides from a full moon, and experts said the rare hybrid storm that results will cause havoc over 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.”

Yesterday’s news on yahoo named ‘Sandy’ the ‘October Surprise:’ http://news.yahoo.com/hurricane-sandy-october-election-surprise-160031906.html

Here’s the excerpt:

“As Hurricane Sandy heads toward land on the East Coast, the storm and its aftermath could lend an interesting twist to the upcoming general election–call it the “October surprise”–as some power outages could last into Election Day.

Hurricane Sandy’s track is projected to directly affect two swing states in the election—Pennsylvania and Virginia—with Ohio also in the storm’s path inward.

The storm will arrive about a week before Election Day, and widespread, long-term power outages are a possibility, based on recent trends and the severity of the storm.”

This is another wake up call for America and the world. Again, God cannot be mocked. He is sovereign. He is righteous and just. He reigns and rules the universe.

Psalm 2:10-12

Therefore, kings be wise; be warned you judges of the earth. Serve Adonai with fear; rejoice but with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish along the way, when suddenly His anger blazes. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him.

Receive the Lord Jesus in your heart today. In Him alone is true security!

Love in Christ,

Cynthia