Twenty Influential Books

Here is a short list of some of the books that have recently helped shape my life:

1. The Bible ( I read the KJV, NKJV, NASB, ESV and NIV, as well as the LXX)

2. The Gospel According to Jesus – Marc Carrier (click for downloadable pdf)

3. A Glorious New Passover Exodus – John Dunn (the NEW EXODUS for beginners, click for downloadable pdf)

4. The Kingdom That Turned the World Upside Down – David Bercot

5. Early Church Fathers – Cyril Richardson (click for downloadable pdf)

6. The Gospel of the Kingdom – George Eldon Ladd (foundational basics about the Kingdom of God)

7. The High King of Heaven – Dean Davis (my current favorite End-Times overview)

8. One Journey, One Nation – Dennis Balcombe (the Holy Spirit invading China today)

9. When Heaven Invades Earth – Bill Johnson (controversial for some, but life-changing for me)

10. Mere Discipleship – Lee Camp (some say the best book on discipleship ever written)

11. Resident Aliens – Stanley Hauerwas

12. The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus – Alan Thompson (an amazing commentary on the book of Acts)

13. Paul and the Law – Brian Rosner

14. The Church and the Ministry in the Early Centuries – Thomas Lindsay ($0.99 for kindle)

15. Debt: The First Five Thousand Years – David Graeber (from ancient Babylon to the 21st century)

16. Economics of Good and Evil – Tomas Sedlacek (again, from ancient Babylon to the 21st century)

17. Amusing Ourselves to Death – Neil Postman

18. Lead Us Into Temptation: The Triumph of American Materialism – James Twitchell (surrounded by the forbidden fruits at the end of the age)

19. Planet of Slums – Mike Davis (read the book, or click here for the short article that led to the book)

20. The Search for the Twelve Apostles – William McBirnie

Peter Goodgame
www.redmoonrising.com

Ready For Revival?

Here is an excerpt from a short book that describes a recent revival in a small town in the Midwest. There’s a lot of talking and praying about revival, as there should be, but most people really have no idea of what they are asking for:

“Pastor Steve says the main reason people pray for an outpouring of God in their church and don’t receive it is that they are not really as desperate as they think they are. They are not yet willing to make room in their lives for a move of God. They want God to come and make their church better, make their lives better, make their people better, but they are not willing to give up their lifestyles and allow God to do as He pleases. They are not willing to give up some of their religious doctrines and methods, their golf and TV, or their sports and hobbies to make room in their lives for a move of God. God does not send revival to bless our plans and make the things we want to do better. Revival will totally change the way we live, the way we think, and the way we do church. Deep in their hearts and minds, most are not yet really ready for such radical change.

The reason an outpouring comes and remains only for a season is basically the same. The people have come to a level of desperation and cried out to God until revival comes. Sometimes it is the pastor or leadership of the church that is crying out to God for an outpouring and the congregation is slow to follow, but at other times it is people in the congregation crying out to God for revival and the pastor or leadership is dragging behind. When both the leadership and the people come together in seeking an outpouring from God, and make room in their lives for a move of God, it will come. The reason it does not remain permanently is that the people or the leadership begins to be concerned again about the things of this life. Pressures and desires for natural things begin to rob them of the room in their lives for the move of God, and it will not continue.

The church in general, through the years, has seen moves of God come and go, so many people have come to believe that it is the plan of God for there to be hot spots and seasons of revivals and spiritual outpourings and for those to then fade away. It is not God’s plan for our fervor and His presence to fade away due to our declining interest and unwillingness to make room in our lives and churches for the move of God to continue. Indeed, there are phases of revelation and restoration that cause an exciting emphasis on the freshly returned gift or manifestation for a season. That exciting emphasis will fade as further gifts and works are restored; yet they remain in the church. It is God’s plan that we move on with each new piece of revelation and continue forever to walk in His presence, in His Spirit. It is His plan that we continue to bring His kingdom of heaven ways into the earth. Revival is changing our world into a reflection of the kingdom of God in heaven on earth, the way God designed it to be.”

To read one man’s testimony of a genuine revival you can go here:

http://www.openheaven.com/bookstore/downloads/ISawTheSmithtonOutpouring.pdf

Global Chaos Increasing Into 2016

Recently I have been having some interesting discussions on current events and I feel I should share my thoughts as well as some of my sources. Below is a good short video that talks about the future of the US Dollar. I know there is a lot of fear-mongering and anxiety about the potential crash of the US Dollar because of the massive injection of dollars into the global supply through QE 1, 2, and 3 over the past few years, but these commentators feel that the demand for dollars still easily outpaces the supply, and so the US Dollar will continue to rise in value globally, as it has been drastically since the middle of 2014.

The man on the right in the video above is Gordon Long, and the man on the left is Charles Hugh Smith. He lives in Hilo , Hawaii, and I feel Smith is one of the most intelligent economic forecasters in the world today. Follow his blog at
http://www.oftwominds.com/blog.html. (Thank you Terry DeGraff for reminding me of his work).

Right now the only potential threat to the American-led dollar-dominated economic block (made up of the US, EU and Japan), is the so-called BRICS alliance (of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and Southafrica). But really now, how serious of a threat are they to Wall Street, the City of London, the FED, and the US Military, even if they managed to truly form a united front? Remarking on the potential for a global economic crash in the near future, Smith and Long both agree that this is extremely unlikely, with Long saying that if a crash does occur, “the US Dollar will be the last to fall, even though it is the problem.” As usual, when the global economy starts to get shaky, the world runs to the SAFETY of the dollar, rather than running away. The BRICS are a long way off from being able to offer a credible dollar alternative.

But what about the National Debt!!?? And what about the historical fact that all fiat currencies eventually collapse!!?? We can’t sustain our debt or even our interest payments for much longer, and our children or grandchildren will eventually be forced into slavery to pay it back!! Shouldn’t we fight for a return to the Gold Standard, the foundation of God’s true economy!?

Yes, I hear these hysterical remarks constantly. The reality is that every currency is merely a social construct, whether it is backed by gold or a fiat currency backed up by faith and power. Folks, we are in a new world now, and the old classical liberal economic understanding is out of touch and far out-dated. Just as the FED was able to bail out the TBTF banks with billions of dollars in instant relief, so can the US Treasury mint a “trillion dollar coin” and give it to the FED to pay off the debt! I don’t understand it all, but I do realize that we can’t view the complicated world of modern economics like accountants adding up numbers and trying to balance spreadsheets. Look, the entire global economy is based on debt. If the debt were to be paid back there would be no circulating currency anywhere!

The reality is that the debt is really just a big joke, and is never intended to be paid back. Everyone involved knows this, even the bond-buyers. They understand that we must simply keep the current system together and everything will be fine. And this system is the most powerful the world has ever seen, backed up by more military might than was even imaginable a generation ago. When foreigners buy US debt they are not directly betting on the dollar. They are betting on the global alliance of the masters of the global marketplace, and their position as the power behind the US Military and NATO.

What the global economy runs on is faith and power, and all the power seems to flow from Manhattan Island, and to a lesser extent, the City of London, with lesser satellite branches in Frankfurt and Tokyo. It is Power that the marketplace places their faith in, which directs the flow of capital around the world. I don’t see any major events happening, economic or otherwise, that will shift the center of power away from its current base. Recessions and depressions will come and go, but the Beast marches on, grinding up everything in its path with iron teeth.

So what about the BRICS?

I think that when the BRICS become a serious threat they will be dealt with accordingly. The plans are already in place.  The whole Ukraine thing is a plan to bring Russia in line. I think in the West we are terribly misinformed of what is really going on there, and the propaganda of an aggressive Russia that “must be stopped” is the exact opposite of reality. The US and EU are the aggressors! The manipulation of the price of oil has been a deadly wound to the Russian economy, as well as to the Arab gulf states and Venezuela. Look for major problems in all these nations soon.

Regarding China, right now the US Military is involved in this thing called the “pivot to Asia” which is aimed directly at bullying China. I actually think China is in big trouble (see video above). First of all, they are already heavily invested into the dollar system. Furthermore, the children of all the Communist Party bosses are now corporate CEOs, often competing against each other. Wait until the next generation when they are in charge. There will be terrible infighting as they bicker over their “inheritance.” Even now there is an upsurge of elite wealthy Chinese leaving China. I believe God showed me a few years ago the future breakup of China into several competing states. You see, the values of commerce are overtaking the values of national solidarity in China, and the next generation of the Chinese leadership will be easy to divide and manipulate because capitalism has made them much more selfish.

Lastly, over in India the relatively new religious right-wing government is very market-friendly. The fascist Hindu caste system is a perfect match for free-market capitalism. Business owners are brahmins, while the laboring poor are the untouchables. I don’t think their merchant kings will be willing to do anything to upset the current system that would cut into their bottom line.

Basically I think the BRICS threat is over-hyped. Just another ENEMY to be called out on Fox News, to foster anxiety and ensure patriotic support for the Beast.

Looking at the Big Picture I think we are being set up for a massive violent military power-grab by the next US Administration. Regardless of who is elected in 2016 I think the next President will have momentum and popular support to assert US power globally, at the expense of Russia, China, and the Arab nations. I think the EU will benefit, as will Israel, big time. It’s all about propaganda and manipulation. I think the world will be allowed to become increasingly chaotic thru 2015 and into 2016, so that the screams of the American people (driven by Fox News and the rest of the MSM) that we must “DO SOMETHING!” become deafening. Obama is playing his role perfectly. He’s acting like a passive impotent puppet, and most Americans will cheer when a new actor comes on the scene to finally “TAKE ACTION!” and bring order to the chaos.

It is in times like these that we must be very careful to not get caught up in the carnal passions that rise up in all the chaos. Fear can drive people to do terrible things, or to latch on to terrible ideas. For Heaven’s sake, people, turn off Fox News! And turn off CNN and all the rest of the MSM machine as well, for that matter. Let’s not be a useful cog in the Beast’s machine. Let’s represent the Kingdom of Heaven instead. Fearlessly, boldly, full of love and the power of the Holy Ghost. It is the only thing that can offer true and lasting solutions to the world’s many problems!

Until next time,

Peter Goodgame
www.redmoonrising.com


 

 

Holy Hand Grenades in Paris

On January 6 the first episode of the new Holy Hand Grenade podcast was released. This show is meant to highlight the personal testimonies of people who are very close to us and a part of our lives. Their stories encourage us and testify to the power, love, and faithfulness of God. Our prayer is that they will inspire many people to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness above everything else, and step into a life of miracles and answered prayers!

Our first interview was with Paul and Amber Payne, highlighting Amber’s transformation from living a year as a homeless alcoholic in Aala Park in Honolulu’s Chinatown, to finding God, finding a church family, finding a husband, and now finding her place alongside Paul as a powerful minister of the eternal Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ!

The interview was recorded back on Saturday, December 27, on Paul and Amber’s home island of Maui. At that time they also shared with us some personal details regarding where they felt God was leading them in ministry. They explained that the seeds of this desire were planted over a year ago, and that recently this direction for them was being powerfully confirmed in numerous ways. They explained that God was calling them to sell their stuff, pack their bags, and move to Paris, France!

This was shocking to us at first, but as they shared we became convinced that we should support them in this new endeavor. France was already on my radar because I had just signed with a French publisher to have some of my online research published and translated into French. The title of the book is, “The Globalists and the Islamists: Fomenting the Clash of Civilizations for a New World Order.” The English version is now available, with the French version coming soon. Strange that my work on Islamic Fundamentalism would be picked up at this time, and translated into French, no less!

As I said earlier, the first session of Amber’s three-part interview was released as a podcast on January 6. The very next day, January 7, the entire world was stunned by the brutal Charlie Hebdo massacre, as gunmen apparently stormed the offices of a satirical magazine in Paris, and murdered about a dozen people in cold blood. It seems that Paris is at the center of a convergence of cynical post-modernism, arrogant secularism and rampant hedonism, while dealing with a simmering Islamic fundamentalist resentment that is becoming increasingly more violent.

Fast-forward now to last night, Saturday, January 17. Paul and Amber have come back to Honolulu to announce their future plans at Nick and Faye’s house church, God Quest Kingdom Ministries. It was amazing to hear Paul and Amber preach from the heart and share how they know that God has called them to Paris to be a light in the darkness, to be representatives of the Kingdom of Heaven, and to be ambassadors of the Prince of Peace! I can only imagine the explosions of power and love that will follow them wherever they go as they preach and teach about our Father’s Heavenly Kingdom of love, forgiveness, mercy and miracles. It will be a beautiful thing!

gloryhole1On our way to this powerful little Holy Ghost house-meeting we happened to get stuck in traffic on the H-1 Highway. I found myself getting a little impatient, but then I noticed something strange in the distance. It was a little opening in the clouds that turned into the most amazing sunset I have ever seen! Later on I shared with Paul and Amber that I felt that this hole in the clouds was a prophetic sign of God opening up a way for them, a heavenly gate that no man can shut, for them to fulfill what God has called them to do. Pictures cannot really do it justice, but here are a few of what we saw.

gloryhole2At the meeting we also talked a little bit together about the spiritual climate in Paris, and our good friend Pastor Paul Chan shared that he felt that events in Paris were having an effect of softening the hearts of the people to prepare them to hear the true message of the Gospel of the Kingdom. Everyone was greatly touched by the faith and boldness displayed by Paul and Amber by their willingness to dive in to what God has prepared for them.

Paul and Amber plan to make their move to Paris sometime in late Spring of this year. They are doing their part to save and prepare for the costs of this gloryhole3move, but I know that they need some help. That is why my wife and I are committing to helping them financially, and I also want to invite anyone who feels led, who has been touched by their testimony, to support them as well. I have a DONATE link over at redmoonrising.com, and I have been periodically blessed by donations to my work and ministry, but I want to commit to handing over all donations that I receive through PayPal over the next month and a half towards supporting Paul and Amber. The direct link to supporting the new missionary campaign of Paul and Amber is right here. Please don’t hesitate to give as the Holy Spirit leads you! This couple is focused wholeheartedly on the Kingdom of God and I can assure you that their ministry is good soil that will bear much fruit for God.

In the meantime you can listen to the conclusion of our interview with Paul and Amber that was recorded back in December on Maui. In this final session Amber and Paul share how they met each other and how they clicked in ministry together. Amber was a part of our healing ministry from when we began in 2010, and Paul joined up with us when he moved here in 2012. Our ministry meets every first and third Saturday of the month, and each time we met Paul and Amber would share stories of how God had used them to evangelize and release miracles throughout the week.

To stream or download all three of these sessions you can go to https://soundcloud.com/hhgrenade

To stream them you can also go to http://www.mixcloud.com/pdgoodgame/

Who knows what the future may hold? I hear that Jesse Snow is now living in Quebec learning to speak French. Maybe we will all meet up next year and do another Iron Show from Paul and Amber’s apartment in Paris? What do you think about that, John McMahon?

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

Aloha in Jesus’ Name,

Peter Goodgame
 

The End-Times Pattern Is Being Established

I’m going to step outside the box here and analyze a few things. I am a Christian. I believe in Jesus and I do my best to live according to His teachings and to instruct others to do the same. I also believe that He is coming back. This is a dangerous belief to hold onto today, and many intelligent people will not hesitate to label this belief as irrational. Furthermore, I believe that when Jesus comes back it will be as a rescue mission, because He also predicted that when He comes back the world will be in the iron grip of the greatest evil power in history.

So how do we get from HERE to THERE? Today most Christians live in freedom and live their comfortable lives integrated within civilized society. Yet there will come a day when Christians are labelled as evil and anti-social. How will history evolve from where we are today, to a place in the future where basic Christian beliefs are considered irrational, dangerous, and evil, and Christians are persecuted and ejected from mainstream society?

What I propose is that Islam is a test case for what eventually will be undertaken against Christianity. Muslims hold on to many beliefs that outsiders consider irrational. Muslims label as “evil” what many do not see as “evil.” There is even a vocal and passionate minority of Muslims willing to engage in violence to confront what they perceive as evil, and they call this “standing up for what is right”. When this happens the rest of the world reacts in horror. Everyone justly condemns these acts, but many go on to condemn the very religion that birthed such acts. In this way the acts of a few are used as justification for a wholesale condemnation of the many.

There are a few Christians in high places of power and influence (in the media, in the government and in the pulpit) who are actually the most passionate in their condemnation of Islam. They even go against the teachings of their founder (Jesus) in calling for acts of revenge, and they passionately campaign for military and judicial action to “stop the spread of Islam.” What will happen if this campaign gathers strong support? What if our global community that is based on the pillars of capitalism and democracy actually comes together in an attempt to violently subdue the religion of Islam? Regardless of whether or not this attempt is successful, can we expect that this violent campaign against Islam would stop there? What will be next on the agenda? What will be the next great irrational evil on the radar screen, preventing human prosperity, unity, and collective evolution?

There are many things out there that Christians label as “evil” which the world no longer sees as evil. For now Christians seem to be comfortable because many of us still rule from high places over the many “mountains” of human society. But what happens if we continue to steadily lose our grip on power? What happens when the “Josephs” and the “Daniels” are ejected from the courts of Babylon? What happens when our insiders are turned into outsiders? And what will happen when a vocal minority of Christians respond to this alarming shift by using violence and revenge as an outlet for their fears? Many will look at Christianity as “irrational” and as a seedbed for “barbarism,” and use the actions of an unstable minority to justify judicial and military action against the whole.

The drumbeat of progress continues on. Collectively we are building the New World Order and it is based on the principles of capitalism and democracy, with the rule of law guaranteeing our “freedoms.” But throughout the world this “rule of law” is upheld by a bigger and bigger iron fist, and the “freedom” that it is protecting is proving to be an illusion. The capitalism that was once controlled to bring widespread prosperity is now being channeled to enrich the few at the expense of the many. The democracy that claims to offer political freedom and self-representation to everyone is turning into a melee of special interests fighting among themselves for the scraps falling off the table of the 1%. We are all trained to absolutely love capitalism but everyone’s biggest anxiety is their own financial future. We are all trained to love democracy but we all collectively hate the very politicians that we have chosen to represent us.

Yet in the face of this, the collective human imagination has gone blank, because we believe that we have arrived at an end-point to history, and that there truly is no other better way to live. Those who propose socialism over capitalism are met with a chorus of boos! We have tried that, and it didn’t work! Those who propose anything other than democracy are similarly dismissed as enemies of human freedom itself! We have truly arrived at the pinnacle of human society, and everything that resists our new social order must be beaten down into submission. Today the greatest threat to our global society seems to be Islam, as supposedly demonstrated by the few “true believers” willing to kill and die for their prophet. But Islam is not the only threat to our social order…

Looking forward we must ask ourselves as Christians, what will happen when the crosshairs of the Beast’s merciless killing machine re-focus on those who claim to follow Jesus? Many Christians will be willing to KILL in the name of Jesus, to respond to evil with evil, and to subdue their enemies for the sake of their own safety. What will stop the violent acts of these “extremist” Christians (whose voices are probably heard the loudest even today!) from being used as a catalyst to justify global repression of all Christians? The stage is being set and it does not look good if viewed from a carnal human perspective. Yet as the darkness increases the true light will shine the brightest, and the greatest challenge at the end of the age will prove to be our greatest opportunity!

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.   1 Peter 3:9

 

Peter Goodgame

www.redmoonrising.com

The Globalists and the Islamists: Fomenting the “Clash of Civilizations” for a New World Order

Holy Hand Grenades podcast

Happy New Year and Happy New Creation!

Over the next few weeks I will be releasing some interviews that I have done (and plan to do) with a few local people here in Hawaii who have some amazing testimonies. We start with our friend Amber Payne, and her story of coming from homelessness and a near-death experience to a transformed life as a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven.

We recorded this interview last Saturday, December 27, on Maui, and then on Sunday we visited the top of Mount Haleakala and watched the sun set. Below is a pic of Amber and her husband Paul, of me and Paul sharing a ginger ale (I promise), and a pic taken by Paul of my wife Lori holding the setting sun with me and the kids behind her.

For now you can hear Part One of this interview through the podcast hosted on Mixcloud:

http://www.mixcloud.com/pdgoodgame/holy-hand-grenade-podcast/

Please let me know what you think of the interview, of the intro, of the format, or any other thoughts you might have. And stay tuned for Part Two coming soon…

God bless,
Peter Goodgame

www.redmoonrising.com

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Living Without Walls

In the early years of my interest in the dispensational interpretation of Bible prophecy I was captivated by the possibility that Ezekiel 38-39 predicted an imminent war against the modern state of Israel. Most of us are familiar with this prophecy, which predicts an alliance of nations coming against “My people Israel,” who have been regathered from the nations back to their homeland.

In my book Red Moon Rising my timeline hinged on connecting the events in Ezekiel 38-39 with the Rapture and the beginning of the Day of the Lord as I saw described in Revelation by the sixth Seal and first four Trumpet judgments. The parallels are there and it does seem clear that John the Revelator made conscious use of the apocalyptic descriptions found in Ezekiel 38-39. However, over the years as my study of the New Testament has deepened my faith in the literalistic dispensational model has been almost entirely shattered. I now recognize that the best interpreters of the Old Testament “kingdom” prophecies are the writers of the New Testament, and Jesus and the Apostles simply do not hold to the literalistic view upheld by dispensationalists. I now view the great sweep of the Bible’s end-times predictions more like one great parable, meant to obscure the truth just as much is it is meant to reveal the truth to sincere seekers (see Matthew 13:10-17). I am far from arriving at a dogmatic and precise view of the future such as I once held, but I do believe that I am on the right track when I connect the Great End-Time Parable with the biblical predictions of a New Exodus.

highkingWhat if Jesus Christ Himself is recognized as our best Teacher of what will take place during the “End Times”? What if we made His Word our foundation, and then moved forward carefully from there? This is the position taken by Dean Davis in his book The High King of Heaven. He comes from an amillennial perspective but he shows how this is supported by the very words of Jesus. Does this mean I have completely adopted the amillennial view? No, the amillennial view is not without problems, so I don’t think I can say that. It simply means that I am no longer smug and self-assured about what I think the Bible teaches about the future. I am humble enough to expand my horizons and to give an honest look at interpretations that I once completely dismissed without a second thought, such as amillennialism.

I must say that dispensationalism, as a package, does make sense if you can accept the underlying assumptions. In the same sense amillennialism makes sense. Yet it is hard for me to completely dismiss a future earthly millennium or a future seven year tribulation. I’m still working it out…

Consider once again the predictions of Ezekiel 38-39. If we simply allow the New Testament to place this event on our future timeline many of us will arrive at the same position that is now held by Bible prophecy scholar Chris White. He says that these events must take place at the end of the earthly millennium according to Revelation 20:7-9.

Back in the 1980s and 90s it was widely taught that Ezekiel 38-39 must be pre-millennial. But that was before the Wall was built surrounding the West Bank. Here is a picture of the town of Bethlehem today:

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This modern-day reality in Israel, combined with the continuous cycle of Jewish/Palestinian violence, completely contradicts any possible near-term fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39.

Ezekiel 38:10-16 “Thus says the Lord GOD: On that day, thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil scheme (11) and say, ‘I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will fall upon the quiet people who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having no bars or gates,’ (12) to seize spoil and carry off plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, and the people who were gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell at the center of the earth. … (14) “Therefore, son of man, prophesy, and say to Gog, Thus says the Lord GOD: On that day when my people Israel are dwelling securely, will you not know it? (15) You will come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army. (16) You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes.

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I know that there are many good bible scholars who do their best to explain away the present reality in Israel and still maintain a belief in the imminent fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39. But I cannot. Forget it, the facts on the ground are simply too concrete.

Yet for me the whole thing remains an enigma, because I also recognize that the post-millennial view of Ezekiel 38-39 has major problems as well. But I am fine with that!

Perhaps those of us who have been captivated by “End Times” must pass through a period of LESS clarity on end-times events before we can receive the wisdom of God that will lead us to the truth.

 

AN AERIAL VIEW OF ISRAEL'S  SECURITY BARRIER IN EAST JERUSALEM