“The Mufti of Jerusalem has issued a ruling for his congregants in response to newly added metal detectors at all nine gates in the Old City: Any Muslim who goes to pray at the Mosques via the Zionist metal detectors, their prayers will be “invalid” and not be received by Allah.”
What a threat! What a weak attempt to keep Muslims from prayer. What is there about the metal detectors that so intimidate them? Is it because they can’t sneak their weapons onto the Temple Mount? Oh my. How sad. How unfair of those Jews to make these poor Muslims go through metal detectors.
Jews and Christians have to go through metal detectors in order to pray at the Western Wall. Yep! That’s the truth. It’s the standard “put your bag on the belt and walk through”. Each time those nasty IDF soldiers actually look in my bag to see if I have any guns or knives or bombs or anything else that indicates harm to myself of others. How dare they protect me like that! I have rights you know.
It was just three years ago – three short years (July 20, 2014) – that Gaza Strip’s Hamas complained “Their God Changes the Path of Our Rockets in Mid-Air!” How dare Him to do that! Wouldn’t you think He would have a better sense of decorum than to mess with the rockets of Hamas? Really. How are they going to kill more Jews if the Jewish God messes with their rockets?
Perhaps it is time to call out to Baal – a/k/a Allah – and ask him to rain down fire from heaven. Come on. Let’s do it. Remember Elijah and the priests of Baal on Mt. Carmel? Remember how they cut themselves and danced and cried and begged their god to rain down fire to set the sacrifice on fire? (I Kings 18) Didn’t do it. Couldn’t do it. Probably Elijah was right, their god was either asleep or in the bathroom. Anyway, he didn’t do it.
But that Jewish God … Well, He did do it. But He had to wait until Elijah and his helpers drenched the sacrifice with water – lots of water. He couldn’t do it to a dry sacrifice, it had to be a wet one. They hauled water and hauled water and hauled water. Then – wait for it. Stand back. Wait. Oh yeah, Elijah prayed … “At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. 37 Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.” 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.
39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!”
Guess what. That same God – the God of Israel and Elijah – that same God is the God of the Jews today. If I were the Muslims, I wouldn’t be messing with Him! He is mighty. He is awesome. He is slow to anger but when He does …. oh my.
Oh yes, by the way – Elijah is coming. In fact, I think he’s on his way! Fire!