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I'd like to recommend www.apostolicarchives.com to you as a great resource for apostolic history in the U.S. You will certainly find something of interest on this site!

My friend Dr.  Gary Garrett and his team of researchers, many with doctorates, have absolutely put together an incredible resource about our message, men, movement, & miracles.

Dr. Garrett has been a delight to get to know and we're thrilled to have a resource like this available!

Posted by Rich Stein
in War

Operation Babylon

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The Raid on the Reactor

On Sunday, June 7, 1981, eight Israeli state of the art F-16A & six F-15A jets flew 990 miles from Etzion Air Force Base in the Sinai to just south of Baghdad, Iraq. Carrying sixteen unguided Mark-84 2,000 pound delay-action bombs and flying 100 feet above the ground to avoid radar detection at 690 mph, their target was the Osirak nuclear reactor that the Iraqi's called Tammuz-1.

According to Mossad & satellite intelligence, the facility would be operational by the end of the month, and with Saddam Hussein's widely known hatred for Israel and cat and mouse game of the purpose and intentions of the reactor, the raid was carried out.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. General Rafael Eitan, during pilot briefing, told them with unusual emotion, "The alternative is our destruction."

On the way, the attack force flew directly over vacationing King Hussein's yacht and Hussein, startled but recognizing the markings on the low flying planes and guessing their destination, notified his government to warn the Iraqi's. That warning was never delivered.

Arriving completely undetected in Iraqi airspace (Iraqi soldiers of western air defenses turned off their radar and were having lunch) the raid rendered the reactor unusable. In 80 seconds, it was all over.

According to Ze'ev Raz, the leader of the attack force, the Israeli pilots radioed each other and recited Joshua 10:12 as they returned to base.

The raid, of course, produced an international firestorm of criticism, even in the United States. The Israeli's were cast as terrorists who dared to challenge the pure and peaceful motives of those selling, constructing, regulating & monitoring the facility with this pre-emptive firebombing.

History would indicate it to be the best decision.

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

 

Posted by Rich Stein
in Gold

Gold

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I'm Pastor Rich Stein, and I'd like to have a word with you today about...gold.

This precious truth we love, the oneness of God, baptism in Jesus name, the infilling of the Holy Ghost as manifested by the sound of a new language, and perfecting holiness unto the Lord, this spiritual gold...was not found lying around at the beach, in a ditch somewhere, purchased over the counter, or just handed to us in a visitor packet the first time we walked into a church. It did not get redeemed merely by saying the sinner's prayer or making a decision for Christ in a stadium.

To get the most quantity and TOP value it has to be dug out of the ground (up to 12,800 ft. deep) and later refined by high heat. With heavy, mechanized, machines to bore tunnels. Some blasting has to take place. It's pitch dark. Conditions are life threatening. Unbearable heat. Little air. Life support needed & a light source. Special clothing is worn. It's a noisy, messy, dirty, filthy process.

It is the real, full salvation process.

When I researched the melting point of gold, a Holy Ghost chill came over me. I felt like prophesying. Gold melts at exactly 1,948 degrees Fahrenheit. Israel was reborn as a nation, as a brand (branding iron for gold) plucked out of the fire (Zechariah 3:2), in 1948! Out of the ovens of Auschwitz, Dachau, Buchenwald, Birkenau, Mauthausen-gusen.

"Oh Israel, Israel, shall I bring thee to the birth, and not deliver? Shall I bring thee through the fire, and not redeem thee? Will it not be the time of Jacob's trouble, but shall he not be saved out of it?"

I started shaking and couldn't stop weeping.

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