Speech Marks Homework Year 5776
Activity-dependent synaptic plasticity plays a critical role in the refinement of circuitry during postnatal development and may be disrupted in conditions that cause intellectual disability, such as Down syndrome (DS). To test this hypothesis, visual cortical plasticity was assessed in Ts65Dn mice that harbor a chromosomal duplication syntenic to human chromosome 21q. We find that Ts65Dn mice demonstrate a defect in ocular dominance plasticity (ODP) following monocular deprivation. This phenotype is similar to that of transgenic mice that express amyloid precursor protein (APP), which is duplicated in DS and in Ts65DN mice; however, normalizing APP gene copy number in Ts65Dn mice fails to rescue plasticity. Ts1Rhr mice harbor a duplication of the telomeric third of the Ts65Dn-duplicated sequence and demonstrate the same ODP defect, suggesting a gene or genes sufficient to drive the phenotype are located in that smaller duplication. In addition, we find that Ts65Dn mice demonstrate an abnormality in olfactory system connectivity, a defect in the refinement of connections to second-order neurons in the olfactory bulb. Ts1Rhr mice do not demonstrate a defect in glomerular refinement, suggesting that distinct genes or sets of genes underlie visual and olfactory system phenotypes. Importantly, these data suggest that developmental plasticity and connectivity are impaired in sensory systems in DS model mice, that such defects may contribute to functional impairment in DS, and that these phenotypes, present in male and female mice, provide novel means for examining the genetic and molecular bases for neurodevelopmental impairment in model mice in vivo.
SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT Our understanding of the basis for intellectual impairment in Down syndrome is hindered by the large number of genes duplicated in Trisomy 21 and a lack of understanding of the effect of disease pathology on the function of neural circuits in vivo. This work describes early postnatal developmental abnormalities in visual and olfactory sensory systems in Down syndrome model mice, which provide insight into defects in the function of neural circuits in vivo and provide an approach for exploring the genetic and molecular basis for impairment in the disease. In addition, these findings raise the possibility that basic dysfunction in primary sensory circuitry may illustrate mechanisms important for global learning and cognitive impairment in Down syndrome patients.
WND Exclusive ~ March 5, 2018
What does Bible say about end times and Israel?
Experts Bill Cloud, Joel Richardson, Mark Biltz, Perry Stone join forces on TV
End times prophecies are as old as time. Read more on WND
An Assyrian tablet dating to several thousand years before Christ claims Earth was in its final days back then.
A Norse story tells of giants of frost and fire who will battle to the end.
There’s probably no resource, however, that provides more information about the last days than the Bible, from the days of Noah to the Antichrist and Armageddon.
The problem has been that information isn’t always understood.
Just look at the reports in recent days and weeks. They include: “Apocalyptic Christians are Hoping Trump Will Usher in the End Times,” “Jim Bakker says the Death of Billy Graham Is a Sign the End T imes Have Begun” and “In Lenten message, pope evokes end-times to describe ‘great tribulation.'”
Josh Lederman, Associated Press - ~ Feb 23, 2018
US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Read more on Yahoo!
Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting private donations to cover some or all of the embassy costs, the officials said. The discussions are occurring as the administration plans a ribbon-cutting for a scaled-down, temporary embassy that will open in May — more than a year ahead of schedule.
Breaking Israel News By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz - ~ Jan 29, 2018
Kabbalist: Rare Astronomical Confluence On Holiday Is Bad Omen For Arab Nations
“Before the great and terrible day of Hashem comes, I will set portents in the sky and on earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.” Joel 3:3 (The Israel Bible™)
This Wednesday evening, a rare confluence of astronomical events resulting in a “super blue blood moon” for parts of the world will accompany the beginning of an auspicious day of the Hebrew calendar, which is Tu B’Shvat (the 15th day of the month of Shvat), the arboreal New Year. Read more on Breaking Israel News
A “supermoon” occurs when the moon is at its perigee, the point in its month-long elliptical orbit which brings it closest to Earth. At that time, the moon appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than at its apogee, its furthest point from Earth. A “blood moon” is a result of atmospheric conditions that give the moon a reddish tint, which usually occurs during a lunar eclipse. A blue moon is when two full moons occur within one Gregorian calendar month.
JNi.Media ~ Jan 28, 2018
Get Ready for Wednesday’s Once-in-150-Years Blood Moon that’s also Super Moon, Blue Moon, Lunar Eclipse and Tu B’Shvat
It’s going to be a packed Wednesday night for moon-loving earthlings of every persuasion, including the atheists among us – our silvery satellite will have something for everyone, for the first time since 1866. Read more on JNi.Media
First, Tuesday night and Wednesday mark the fifteenth day of the Jewish lunar month of Shvat, otherwise known as Tu B’Shvat, the new year for trees. Tu B’Shvat as the cut-off date for calculating the age of a tree until it is permissible to eat its fruits in its fourth year. If the tree were planted before Tu B’Shvat, that time counts as one year by the time to holiday arrives – even if we planted it one day before the new year. Other commandments also depend on Tu B’Shvat, but they involve bringing the first fruit as sacrifice in the Temple.
Then there’s the moon eclipse, visible in the US before sunrise on Wednesday, and in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand during the moonrise on Wednesday morning. According to Gordon Johnston, program executive at NASA, “Weather permitting, the west coast, Alaska and Hawaii will have a spectacular view of totality from start to finish,” everyone else’s view won’t be quite as spectacular.
USA Today Doyle Rice ~ Jan 22, 2018
Triple treat: Supermoon, blue moon and lunar eclipse all coming to a sky near you this week
Skywatchers will get a rare triple treat early this Wednesday, Jan. 31: a supermoon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse. Read more on USA Today
How rare is the event? Even without the supermoon, it's the first blue moon total lunar eclipse in the U.S. since March 1866, less than a year after the Civil War ended, according to EarthSky.org.
A blue moon — which occurs about every 2½ years — is another term for the second full moon in a single calendar month. January’s first full moon occurred Jan. 1.
“These three lunar events separately are not uncommon, but it is rare for all three to occur at the same time,” AccuWeather meteorologist and astronomy blogger Brian Lada said.
WND Exclusive ~ Jan 22, 2018
Here comes a ‘super blue blood moon eclipse’
Biblical signs expert Mark Biltz explains what it could herald
Blood moons and eclipses have come and gone. But the signs of the times are getting more ominous than ever. Read more on WND
As if the total solar eclipse last August and the “blood moons” of 2014 and 2015 weren’t enough, there will be a “super blue blood moon eclipse” on Jan. 31 – something that hasn’t happened for 150 years.
And this rare event could herald war and turbulence on earth, according to a leading researcher of astronomical signs and how they interact with Scripture.
Rather than just looking skyward, Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, the man who discovered the ”Blood Moons” phenomenon, says people need to be looking to their Bibles.
WND Exclusive ~ Nov 18, 2017
American ‘Christendom’ staging ‘rebellion against God’
‘Has been going on for a very long time, but will only intensify”
The United States is post-Christian. Read more on WND
The population of the United States identifying as Christian has been in decline for many years.
According to a study from the Pew Research Forum, the Christian population of the United States suffered a staggering 8 percent decline between 2007 and 2014. Christianity is also seen as a valid target for mockery in American pop culture, with even the shooting victims from the Sutherland Springs, Texas, massacre being mocked by many commentators for their faith in God.
WND Exclusive ~ Sep 29, 2017
‘Blood Moons’ pastor: This Yom Kippur, join Israel in repentance
Mark Biltz: “Mankind is destroying the world and each other”
With America buffeted by natural disasters and mysterious astronomical phenomena in the sky, it feels like something important is on the way. And one of those who believes the world is on the brink of major events is Mark Biltz, the author of “God’s Day Timer,” and a passionate promoter of Christians following the biblical feast days. Read more on WND
“There are so many signs in the both the heavens and on earth aligning with the expectations of the Messiah coming soon,” Biltz said, surveying the chaos of the world. “The earth is reeling from hurricanes, earthquakes, and ethnic tensions. The love of many is becoming very cold. The explosion of technology and the introduction of artificial intelligence and human-like robots has huge implications. Mankind is destroying the world and each other.”
9/23/17: More ominous, ‘biblical’ signs in the sky ~ September 9, 2017
Mark Biltz believes ‘tribulation could begin soon’
Blood Moons. A total solar eclipse traversing the country. A devastating hurricane. And next up, an astronomical sign seemingly straight out of the book of Revelation. Read more on WND
Is God trying to say something?
Pastor Mark Biltz, the man who discovered the “Blood Moons” phenomenon and is one of the world’s foremost experts on the “signs of the times,” says he believes the startling convergence of events is a message from heaven. And he says arguably the most important sign will be a starry pattern in the sky on Sept. 23.
On that day, the sun will be in the constellation Virgo (known as the virgin). The moon will be below the “feet” of the constellation. Additionally, Venus, Mars and Mercury will be above the constellation. As the constellation Leo has nine stars and will also be above Virgo’s head, the alignment can be interpreted as a “crown” of 12 stars.
MyNorthwest by Dave Ross ~ August 21, 2017
Should we be afraid of the eclipse?
In ancient times, eclipses were terrifying events. People believed that some heavenly monster was devouring the sun, and they would make loud noises and light fires to scare it off. Read more on MYNorthwest
Today we’re much more laid back.
“My friend Sherri called me up and said that Krispy Kreme has eclipse donuts, do you want to go get some? And I said, ‘Sure, why not, it’s part of the experience.’”
These days we’re more afraid of speeches by people we disagree with than eclipses. As long as you have your cardboard glasses, we figure there’s nothing to fear.
Or is there?
WND Exclusive ~ August 21, 2017
Eclipse warning: History shows America headed for judgment
Pastor Mark Biltz explains significance of ‘signs in the sky’
The day has finally come. Millions will look skyward as a path of darkness cuts across the entire United States for the first time in a century Read more on WND
Some wonder if the rare event has any significance beyond producing awe and wonder.
Pastor Mark Biltz, the man who discovered the Blood Moons phenomenon and the author of the new book “God’s Day Timer,” believes it does.
“God said He created the sun, moon and stars for signs at creation,” Biltz said. “As Earth is the only place in the solar system that can witness these rare events, that’s why God filled this place with humanity. Jesus said in the Gospel of Luke that there would be signs in the sun, moon and stars at His coming. Believers who are aware and dismiss this eclipse are as Lot, who mocked the coming destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and had to be dragged out.”
Aish ~ August 21, 2017 by Sara Debbie Gutfreund
Elul and the Solar Eclipse: Removing the Blocks to Find Meaning
Three steps to embrace the everpresent meaning in our lives.
On Monday August 21, 2017 as the Hebrew month of Elul begins, all of North America will witness an eclipse of the sun. The last time America saw a solar eclipse was in 1979. For approximately three hours the moon will pass between the sun and the Earth, blocking all or part of the sun from a given location. Read more on aish.com
For those who will be in the path of ‘totality’ it will appear to them for a few minutes that the light of the sun has disappeared. Even though we can’t see the sun during an eclipse, we know that it is still there. Similarly, there are times in our lives when the meaning and purpose in our lives isn’t visible to us, but it is still there waiting for us to see it.
Similar to the period right after three minutes of total darkness, when God moves the moon and reveals once again the powerful light of the sun, Elul is a special time when He makes it easier for us to rebuild our relationships and forge a deeper spiritual connection with Him.
Breaking Israel News ~ August 15, 2017 by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
Solar Eclipse on Eve of Elul Signals Downfall of North Korea, Says Century-Old Jewish Prophecy
An esoteric prophecy written over a century ago described the solar eclipse that will traverse the entire United States next week and predicted, in shocking detail, what the astronomical event portends for the outcome of the current North Korean-US conflict. Read more on Breaking Israel News
The total solar eclipse’s timing is meaningful according to the Jewish calendar. Incredibly, it comes precisely at the beginning of a Hebrew month – Elul – singled out in a Jewish source as having significance for the specific political situation the US is facing today with Eastern aggressors.
Breaking Israel News ~ August 14, 2017 by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
In Divine Message to US, Solar Eclipse Will Replay Plague of Darkness in “Little Egypt”
The Biblical plague of darkness will be dramatically replayed next week when a rare solar eclipse transits across the full width of the United States. This astronomical phenomenon, unique in the entire solar system, is described in ancient Jewish sources which one rabbi interprets as a divine warning specifically targeting the United States. Read more on Breaking Israel News
On August 21, a total solar eclipse will mark a trail from the Northwest US to the Southeast Atlantic Seaboard. The eclipse will occur on the last day of the Hebrew month Av, a day known as Yom Kippur Katan, the “small day of repentance.” The morning after the eclipse, Jews will begin blowing the shofar every morning for a 40-day period of profound repentance leading up to Yom Kippur. This corresponds to the 40 days Moses was on Mount Sinai atoning for the Jewish people.
WND Exclusive ~ August 17, 2017
Stunner! Eclipse aligns with biblical day of repentance
Pastor: This is a direct warning to American church
For centuries, one particular day has signified repentance for God’s people. It had deep meaning for Jonah, Moses and Jesus Christ. Read more on WND
And this year, Aug. 21 – the first of Elul on the biblical calendar – contains a critical message for American Christians, as it will be the date of a total solar eclipse that will traverse the entire United States
A coincidence? Not likely, contended pastor Mark Biltz in a recent appearance on the “The Jim Bakker Show.”
WND Exclusive ~ August 12, 2017
‘Historic’ Baal arch condemned as ‘ancient evil manifesting itself’
“The Bible says in the last days evil will wax worse and worse’ Read more on WND
Around the world, hailed by the global elite, a symbol of a false god is rising.
It has risen in London and New York City, the latter only a few steps away from Ground Zero. It was placed outside a global summit in Dubai. Most recently, it was even constructed for the G7 Summit in Florence, Italy.
It’s a replica of a Roman triumphal arch originally built in Palmyra, Syria. Destroyed by the terrorist group ISIS during the current Syrian Civil War, the Institute for Digital Archaeology used 3-D printing to rebuild the arch. Since then, the arch has been on a kind of world tour, appearing near global summits and in important cities.
WND Exclusive ~ August 10, 2017
Pastor: Eclipse signifies last days of ‘mockers’
“Blood Moon’ discoverer notes, ‘Look where that got them in Noah’s day'’ Read more on WND
The “mockers’ are coming out of the woodwork, but one pastor says their time is coming.
The total solar eclipse that will traverse the continental United States on Aug. 21 is fascinating much of the world. But it’s also drawing scoffing and snark from those who astronomical events of this kind have no significance.
A sheriff in Oconee County, Georgia, posted a joking message on his Facebook page, saying he expected “each of you to begin panicking today.” Humorously predicting “vast hordes” descending on grocery stores, he further sarcastically advised “pregnant woman should smoke and drink liquor during the eclipse.”
WND Exclusive ~ August 6, 2017
Signs in sky reveal America as ‘Covenant’ nation, says ‘Blood Moons’ discoverer
Mark Biltz: Coming solar eclipse may be warning, and ‘I would not mock’ Read more on WND
The discoverer of the “Blood Moons” phenomenon says God is sending a message to the church – and all people need to do to see it is look skyward.
The Boston Globe recently reported the path of the upcoming total solar eclipse which will cross the United States on August 21 will overwhelmingly move over counties won by Donald Trump in the recent presidential election.
The paper was mocked on social media for suggesting heavenly events have some connection to earthly politics.
But Pastor Mark Biltz, the man who discovered the “Blood Moons” phenomenon, argues people should be cautious before resorting to snark.
WND Exclusive ~ July 31, 2017
Many Christians unaware of crucial info about 9th of Av on Tuesday
‘God declares that this day will be transformed’ Read more on WND
Jews at sundown Monday marked the beginning of the fast of Tisha b’Av, or the 9th of Av, a day of suffering so intense throughout history that it has been set aside as a day of mourning.
It was the date when the ancient Israelites doubted God and thought the land of Canaan would be impossible to conquer, and thus that generation of doubters would never enter the Promised Land.
It was the date in 587 B.C. when the First Temple was destroyed.
It was the date in 70 A.D. when the Second Temple was destroyed.
WND Exclusive ~ July 27, 2017
‘I recommend believers unite in fasting and praying for our nation’
In the end times, the skies will be filled with portents and terrors. Massive objects will fall from the heavens and wreak destruction on the Earth. Read more on WND
Now, one rabbi says that may not be that far away at all.
The asteroid Apophis, named after an Egyptian god of chaos, is poised to make a near miss of Earth on April 13, 2029.
Rabbi Yosef Berger, of King David’s tomb on Mount Zion, said the surge of concern over celestial events, particularly heavenly objects that could hit Earth, is a sign of the imminent coming of the Messiah.
WND Exclusive ~ July 27, 2017
Wait! Can we know the day of Jesus’ return?
‘Blood Moons’ discoverer advises watching Feast of Trumpets Read more on WND
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only,” said Jesus in Matthew 24:36.
So the Bible explains no one can predict exactly when Jesus Christ will return. However, while he doesn“t know the year, one pastor believes Jesus Christ will return on a particular biblical feast day. And now, he‘s revealing this secret to the world.
Mark Biltz, the man who discovered the “Blood Moons” phenomenon, argues God follows specific patterns in history. According to Biltz, the first coming of Jesus Christ fulfilled the meaning of the biblical feast days in the spring – Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and Pentecost. Now, Biltz argues Jesus Christ‘s second coming will fulfill the fall feasts listed in the Bible – Rosh Hashanah (Trumpets), Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and Sukkot (Tabernacles).
WND Exclusive ~ July 15, 2017
‘God is throwing a party, so why would you not want to come?’
Author says biblical feasts should not just be studied, but practiced Read more on WND
Throughout history, people have experienced life not as a straight line, but as a series of patterns. The progression of the seasons, the cycle of planting and harvesting and the movement of the heavenly bodies regulated the days and years of traditional societies.
Important days every year were marked by feasts and special celebrations, uniting communities as they commemorated important events in the sky and on Earth.
And as Genesis 1:14 states, the heavenly bodies are “for signs’ as well as “for seasons,” and these patterns were established by God Himself.
While the Bible outlines several specific feasts which God intended His people to celebrate, Christians have become disconnected for two major reasons. First, most people no longer work in agriculture and modern Christians often have a hard time staying connected with the rhythms of nature and the seasons, as many live in urban, artificial environments.
Arutz Sheva ~ June 7, 2017
Sears offering ‘Free Palestine’ clothing line
Retail giant Sears selling ‘Free Palestine’ shirts showing all of Israel as ‘Palestine’ Read more on Arutz Sheva
The retail giant Sears has put a line of “Free Palestine” apparel up for sale on its website, including t-shirts, hoodies, and tank tops.
The shirts all appear to be sold by Spread Shirt, a German clothing company which allows third-parties to market their designs on the company’s website, or through larger retailers, like Sears.
WND Exclusive ~ April 18, 2017
Push to rebuild Jerusalem Temple has earth-shaking implications
Many Christians consider it ‘a sure sign of the last days about to be fulfilled’ Read more on WND
There is probably not a more disputed parcel of real estate than the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
A portion of the land there is occupied by an Islamic mosque, yet there are developing plans to rebuild the prophesied third Jewish Temple.
That leaves the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a political situation that offers no easy way out.
WND Exclusive ~ April 10, 2017
Solar eclipse across U.S. called ‘a sign from God’
‘Blood Moons’ discoverer Mark Biltz says route determines ‘warning to a specific nation’ Read more on WND
A total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States this summer, an event that hasn’t happened in roughly a century.
Everyone will experience on Aug. 21 at least 60 percent of the sun being covered and the resulting semidarkness. Those within about a 60-mile wide diagonal line from the Pacific Northwest through South Carolina will see the sky go dark and feel the temperature drop.
WND Exclusive ~ April 5, 2017
Passover (not Easter) is real reason for the season
‘A shocking example of how church tradition has overcome the biblical record’ Read more on WND
For Christians worldwide, Resurrection Sunday, or Easter, is the most important celebration of the year. Yet quietly, almost unnoticed by the mainstream media, there’s a revolution taking place in the evangelical community.
Believers are increasingly celebrating the biblical festival of Passover – and it could change the way Christians view the events of that time forever.
WND Exclusive ~ April 1, 2017
Stunning ‘new’ discovery … already documented in Bible
‘Over and over again science is finally catching up’ Read more on WND
Science journals have declared there is a massive amount of fresh water under the surface of the Earth. But don’t look for them to report one of most likely reasons why – the Bible, as Christians have always said, tells the truth about how the world was made.
However, as WND Founder Joseph Farah argues, there are only two secular, scientific explanations for why all this water exists. Either the water came from outer space (in the form of comets or asteroids) or the Earth itself is producing it.
WND Exclusive ~ March 29, 2017
Author sees historic shift in America's support of Israel
Cites plan, confirmed by Pence, to move embassy to Jerusalem Read more on WND
As Barack Obama prepared to give up the Oval Office, Jewish leaders declared America had forsaken the nation of Israel. But President Donald J. Trump is mulling a revolutionary step that could make the two countries closer than ever.
Vice President Mike Pence declared in a speech to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee the president is giving “serious consideration” to moving the American embassy to Jerusalem. It’s the latest of several indications President Trump intends to fulfill this campaign promise, which would spark anger in the Arab world.
WND Exclusive ~ February 28, 2017
‘It’s very revealing Donald Trump has witches all over the world casting spells against him’
A showdown last week that saw witches attempting to cast a spell on President Trump and Christians praying for his defense apparently is just the beginning of an ongoing spiritual battle. Read more on WND
The participants in last week’s occult ritual designed to “bind” Trump with the help of “demons of the infernal realms” are vowing to repeat the rite every month on “waning crescent moon ritual dates.”
Among the participants is singer Lana Del Rey, who instructed her more than 6.2 million Twitter followers to join the effort.
WND Exclusive ~ February 25, 2017
‘Great spiritual rewards’ for keeping God’s feasts
Mark Biltz explains how to walk with God. Read more on WND
The Bible speaks of certain people who were able to “walk with God” in close communion.
It seems difficult to believe in the hectic modern world, where people run from one obligation to another at the expense of the most important things in their lives.
How can a person incorporate faith into everyday life? And how can a person truly live the way God intends?
Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, the man who discovered the “Blood Moons” phenomenon, lays out a program of total life reform in his newest book, “God’s Day Timer.” The key, he believes, is getting on the biblical calendar, “God’s calendar,” and observing the biblical feast days.
WND Exclusive ~ February 23, 2017
Witches target Trump with mass occult ritual
Christian leaders urge prayer to protect president against ‘demonic realm&dsquo; Read more on WND
It’s not just a political battle anymore. It’s spiritual warfare now.
Exorcists, witches and occultists “in a number of magical groups” are announcing plans for a ritual designed to “bind Donald Trump and all who abet him.”
It’s to happen Friday at midnight at a variety of locations across the nation, and again every month until Donald Trump is no longer in office.
The rite, requiring a stub of a candle, a pin, salt, matches, a tarot card, a feather and other odds and ends, calls on spirits to ensure President Trump will “fail utterly.” It also includes burning a picture of the commander in chief, visualizing him “blowing apart into dust or ash.”
WND Exclusive ~ February 20, 2017
Major Pagan God of Bible Honored by World Government
Previously appeared in London, then just steps away from Ground Zero in New York Read more on WND
It was unveiled in London. It was displayed in New York, just steps away from Ground Zero. And now, the harbinger of the pagan god Baal has been used to welcome participants to a summit dedicated to ”world government.“
The World Government Summit recently held a meeting in Dubai, bringing together some of the most important leaders in government and business to discuss international problems.
Past attendees of the summits have included former President Barack Obama and former U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
WND Exclusive by Pastor Mark Biltz ~ February 11, 2017
Why Passover is for...Christians, too
Pastor Mark Biltz explains the importance of getting on God’s calendar Read more on WND
It’s February, which means most people are already falling short of their New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, earning more money or even trying to become stronger in their faith, most people find themselves trapped in old failed patterns around this time of year.
But maybe that’s because the New Year is an arbitrary marker. Perhaps Christians need not just a fresh start, but a way to walk with their God all year long. It would be even better to base their schedules around days that God Himself has said are important. And reorienting their lives this way would prevent believers from ever going off track again.
Ari Abramowitz, Israel Inspired, Jeremy Gimpel, Trump Inauguration ~ January 22, 2017
If Israel Had the Microphone at the Trump Inauguration
Invited to speak in Washington DC days before the Trump inauguration, Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel delivers an epic speech in front of a religious audience of people from all across the United States about Israel, Trump, the 50th year of Jerusalem’s reunification and the future of America and Israel. Listen to Jeremy Gimpel speech audio here
WND Exclusive by Joseph Farah ~ January 11, 2017
Grace vs. the law: A false paradigm
Exclusive: Joseph Farah explains how it's not 'an either-or situation' Read more on WND
Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of columns Joseph Farah has been writing related to his latest book, “The Restitution of All Things: Israel, Christians and the End of the Age,’ his first new title in seven years.
A teaching pervades the church today that suggests the law, the full body of teachings found in the Torah, is dead, kaput, irrelevant for believers in Jesus the Messiah. The entirety of the law, they say, was nailed to the cross, leaving us to live in an age of grace in which the law can no longer indict us.
They say we live in the age of grace, not the law – as if it’s an either-or situation.
WND Exclusive ~ January 06, 2017
Big List of Leaders Calling for the U.S. to Defund U.N
Trump ‘should turn global body’s headquarters into condos’ Read more on WND
In response to the U.N.’s recent resolution condemning Israel, a major effort is under way to urge the U.S. to withdraw its funding of the global body, with some critics even calling for complete withdrawal and the expulsion of U.N. headquarters from American soil.
It would clearly be a major blow to the U.N., as more than 22 percent of its budget comes from the U.S.
The calls for defunding began when the Obama administration refused to use its veto power to block the U.N. Security Council’s Dec. 24 resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
WND Exclusive ~ January 06, 2017