Monday, October 27, 2014

Thank you Pastor John Hagee for your unyielding support for Israel!

Best of the Talesthis is a repeat post as the fetching Mrs. B and I are just returning from San Antonio, after having attended Pastor Hagee's Night to Honor Israel.  That is why I thought this post was appropriate to repeat.   Hopefully, I will have an update with some pictures, when we get home.   Thanks!

Hat tip: My sister in law Francine is a great American who is a total supporter of Israel.  One of her friends who worked for her in my skin doc brother's office, before she moved out of town, is a member of Pastor Hagee's church in San Antonio.  An incident happened this last Sunday at his church involving local Palestinian protestors that really upset Francine's friend.  Here Pastor Hagee has an update on what happened and why the support for Israel must never end.

Pastor John Hagee
John Hagee Ministries
Weekly Update
May 17, 2011

Greetings to all of our Salt Covenant Partners across the nation and
around the world.
If you haven't already heard, you will soon hear on the national media
about the radical protesters that invaded Cornerstone Church Sunday
protesting the right of Israel to exist. I want my friends and partners
to have "all the truth and nothing but the truth."

The facts are as follows:
Sunday morning, May 15, 2011, at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio
a day was set aside to express our appreciation for the State of Israel
and the Jewish people. Hundreds of churches across America and around
the world joined us as we stood in solidarity with Israel in this time
of crisis.

What I didn't know was that eleven anti-Israel protesters came to our
11:00 am worship service pretending to be worshippers. They sat in different sections of the church; some in the balcony and the majority on the main
floor. As it turned out, none of them were Palestinians; they were all local radical activists.

As I stood to deliver the sermon, one female "Palestinian protester"
stood at the edge of the balcony and began throwing anti-Israel propaganda
leaflets on to the main floor of the sanctuary. She was not screaming;
she was throwing leaflets by the handful on the heads of the people below.

The propaganda leaflets said, "We stand in solidarity with Palestinians
and demand an end to U.S. support for Israeli occupation, apartheid, and
violations of the human rights of Palestinians. We stand in solidarity with
the Third Intifada demanding the right of return to occupied territories."
One side of the propaganda leaflet has the picture of a mother burying her
child under the caption "Your tithes are responsible for this!" The leaflet
claimed Israel was responsible for the deaths of 1,500 children since
the year 2000.

Cornerstone Church has an outstanding security team consisting of highly
trained and professional police officers. On this particular Sunday they were simply spectacular. They quickly located and escorted out the leaflet protester.

Five minutes later, a second protester stood and started screaming as loudly
as she could, "Free Palestine! Israel is apartheid. Israel has no right to
the land." She was quickly escorted out by security as the congregation
cheered and applauded their action and her exodus.

Five minutes after that, a third protester stood and started screaming
fanatical propaganda phrases against Israel that are used all over the
world to attack Israel and the Jewish people. I now knew we had a major
and highly organized protest on our hands whose objective was to shut the
service down to prevent this nationally televised tribute to Israel.
At this point, I told my congregation, "The objective of these protesters
is to shut down this tribute to Israel. I'm going to finish this sermon if
it takes until 6:00 pm tonight." The congregation cheered like it was the
Super Bowl. These protesters did more to unite our congregation in one hour
than a dozen preachers have done in the past few years.

Protester after protester every five minutes stood, screamed slogans, and
was escorted out by security. We finished our service in one accord and
with total joy.

The protesters were taken to the chapel where they were photographed,
required to give their identifications, and charged with criminal trespass
by our officers. If they return to church property they will be sent to
jail. Some were sent to jail immediately because of outstanding warrants
for their arrest. One-third of the staff of a local non-profit organization,
the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, participated in this anti-Israel
church invasion.

In reviewing the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center Facebook page it
appears that at least five more of the eleven protesters participated
in past protests publicized by Esperanza. Esperanza Peace and Justice Center receives tax funding from the city of San Antonio and the state of Texas.

Here is why we are going to continue to support the State of Israel and
the Jewish people:

1) Israel is not a political issue…Israel is a Bible issue. Truth is
not what you think it is, truth is not what I say it is, truth is what
the Bible says it is. The reality is that Israel is the only nation
created by a sovereign act of God in the Book of Genesis. Israel was
not born on May 15, was born 3,500 years ago when Almighty
God made an eternal covenant between Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their descendants (see Genesis 13:14-15 and Genesis 17:7-8).

2) Those who believe the Bible are commanded in Psalms 122:6 to
"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls, prosperity within your palaces."

3) God has promised in Genesis 12:1-4 to bless every person and nation
who blesses Israel and to curse every person and nation that curses Israel.
The effectiveness of this divine mandate is seen in the lives of two
Pharaohs. The Pharaoh that blessed Joseph and the Jewish people avoided
starvation and knew unlimited prosperity; the Pharaoh that "knew not Joseph"
and who drowned Jewish male children in the Nile River was himself turned
to fish food in the Red Sea with his army. Exactly what you do to the Jewish people, God will do to you.

4) In Luke 7 the blessing of healing came to the house of a Roman
centurion (a Gentile) with a sick servant. Why? Jesus Christ, a
Jewish Rabbi, entered the Roman centurion's house and prayed for his
sick servant because "he built a synagogue" in the Land of Israel
(see Luke 7:1-5).

5) St. Paul has commanded all Christians in Romans 15:27, "For if the
Gentiles have benefitted from their spiritual things (the Jewish people)
it is the duty of the Gentiles to minister to them in material things."
What spiritual blessings have the Jewish people given to us? They have
given us the Word of God, the Patriarchs, the Prophets, the first family
of Christianity (Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and the 12 Disciples) and the
Apostle Paul. Take away the Jewish contribution to Christianity and
there would be no Christianity.

6) We support Israel because Jesus Christ our Lord said, "I say to you,
'Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you
did it to Me.'" (Matthew 25:40). The phrase "My brethren"
refers to the Jewish people. Jesus never called the Gentiles His brethren
until the cross. Before the cross we were, as St. Paul stated, "outside the covenants of Israel, without God and without hope and of all men most miserable."

7) We support Israel because Obadiah 1:15 and Joel 3:2 make it very
clear that any nation (including America) that tries to divide the Land
of Israel (including Jerusalem) will indeed experience thejudgment of God.
Simply stated, the day America turns its back on Israel will be the day
God will turn His back on America.

8) We support Israel because Israel has the right to exist! We call on the President and Congress to demand that Hamas and the Palestinians recognize
Israel's right to exist or to cut off all foreign aid immediately. Israel
has the right to defined and defensible borders. Israel has the right to
defend itself from any nation or group of people that attack them.

To all Bible believers, let us UNITE to stand up and speak up for the
State of Israel. God is watching!


Pastor John Hagee
Cornerstone Church
San Antonio, Texas

Pastor Hagee's Cornerstone Church has been recognized as a great supporter of Israel by The Jewish Herald Voice
Israel doesn't have many friends in the world, so, as a Jew,  when I see one stand out like the great Pastor Hagee, I want  to proudly announce it.  Pastor Hagee has always been an unyielding supporter for the State of Israel. Thank you Pastor Hagee!   May God Bless you!


The Balladeer said...

Pastor John Hagee is one AWESOME DUDE!!! & just like Glenn Beck who stands full square with Israel, he has my full support!!! May God bless him in his support of Israel & may God bless Israel, now and ALWAYS!!!

Big Mike said...

I agree totally with you good man!!

Anonymous said...

Just re-read this. And to think how these kinds of disruptions will continue to escalate. My husband & I watch Cornerstone on & sometimes drive to SAT. That Sunday we watched online; as my Mother In Law was visiting us here in ATX from Nebraska. Two yrs ago and so much chaos erupting globally. Pastor Hagee & his son Pastor Mathew Hagee are standing strong & proclaiming God's truth.
Krissy in ATX

Big Mike said...

God Bless Pastor Hagee and his son Mathew and you and your husband Krissy.!