007 James Bond Skyfall smashes $900 million, meanwhile William Hague continues to prove a very unwise Foreign Secretary.
Jonathan Stuart-Brown for Save The British Film Industry.
007 James Bond Skyfall has delivered financially. It will now beat $1 billion. It comes in the 2012 Year of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and 100 years since The Royal Variety Performance began. It comes in the fiftieth anniversary of 007 hitting the big screen in the same month as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones became national players. It has for some been a very blessed year.
However to whom much is given, much is expected.
Certainly London has been massively blessed in 2012, even if it has prided itself in not blessing the nation either in building physical film infrastructure nor much else. London continues to be -despite the PR in the very home of PR- to be the most subsidised Capital in Europe.
London suffers from its own greed and by concentrating all the media there AND centralising all the capital, it has lost touch with the nation’s regions.
It is quite possible that after 2014 Scotland will leave the UK (London control) and Wales will follow. Both Scotland and Wales will then most probably break up into ancient competing parts (North-South-East-West). It is not impossible by 2020 that the Midlands and London have separate governments ruling on behalf of a central EU government in Brussells or even Rome. London banks will be emasculated and its wealthy billionaires just move their money elsewhere. The lobbyists ill move on to the new centre of political power.
London might even now repent – but do not bet on it. It might again start to govern on behalf of the nation. Nonetheless the smart money is on its arrogance increasing. UKIP and other minor parties in the North have humiliated two of the London political parties but the Labour Party has also lost activists and true believers in the North.
The spiritual antidote is a return to The God of The Bible. An economic regeneration job creation policy is building physical film sound stages and sets across the UK. We can hope but not really believe as there is no vision and no leadership in London. The Olympic factor has not lasted -as no sane person believed it would – and did not impact the North.
William Hague has defied God and ancient wisdom by cursing the Israeli Ambassador. Israel has every right and every need to build in its God-given Capital Jerusalem. God warns people not to meddle with Jerusalem and not to divide His Land (which He gave to Abraham, Isaac and Israel and his descendants).
William Hague has been driven by this policy since his political comeback -after years out taking millions from the private sector for losing the 2001 General Election. Hague has only been consistent in his desire to divide Israel. He has at least been honest that he is an atheist and as a result considers The Bible worthless. David Cameron has only been consistent since 2005 about gay marriage in church at any cost. It is a very West London priority which is just not shared by people who want jobs, freedom from debts, hope, inspiration, belief in the future, just law courts, adequately resourced police, fire service, ambulance service and sufficient clean well equipped hospitals with well trained motivated staff.
However, no-one should be smug. This Government is ignoring warnings not to cross God over Israel and Jerusalem by seeking today in the UN to divide His Land.
This Government sneers at The Bible and will sooner or later pay the price.
In Joel 3 verse 2 God declares to us:
I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.
God says to William Hague: I will judge you for harming my people, my special possession, for scattering my people among the nations, and for dividing up my land.
Zechariah 2 verse 8
For this is what the LORD Almighty says: “After he has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered you–for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye–
New Living Translation (©2007)
After a period of glory, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies sent me against the nations who plundered you. For he said, “Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession.
English Standard Version (©2001)
For thus said the LORD of hosts, after his glory sent me to the nations who plundered you, for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye
Israel and Jerusalem are a blind test of obedience for any and every Government, Church, home, business, University.
Obey God and He will bless you. Disobey Him and He will curse you.
I urge you to pray for the Peace and Prosperity of Jerusalem, and to bless Israel.
This post is about the most important persons in your life. YOU, THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE AND THE PEOPLE YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT. YOUR FRIENDS. YOUR LOVED ONES. YOUR FAMILY. YOUR COMMUNITY. YOUR TOWN. YOUR REGION. YOUR NATION. YOUR CAREER. YOUR BUSINESS. YOUR SUCCESS. YOUR SURVIVAL.
God warned Adam and Eve -whom He loved dearly – that there was just one Apple Tree not to touch but they could enjoy the rest of the entire world and its fruit. Tragically they could not heed the warning and sickness, decay and death came into human DNA.
God warns people that Israel (the grandson of Abraham, son of Isaac, brother of Esau and father of many sons including Joseph about whom Andrew Lloyd Weber wrote the hit musical Joseph and The Technicolour Dreamcoat) – yes God warns that Israel – is The Apple of His Eye and people are warned not to touch it (Israel’s descendants and the land) in a harmful way. Above all not to divide it. The tragedy of so many nations, indeed Empires, is that they can not heed the warning and crash at rapid rate once they poke God in the eye and ignore His Blind Test of Obedience.
However, God is not just in the cursing, negative business. Indeed very far from it. In Genesis 12 verse 3 He promises to bless those who bless Israel (the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Israel) and in Deuteronomy 28 He spells out how powerful these blessings will be for individuals, families, tribes, towns, regions, nations, Empires, Corporation. Supreme success, victory, wealth, health, fruitfulness, absence of tragedy and disease. A wise person would grab these with both hands and hold on to them.
On the other hand in Deuteronomy 28 God spells out how harrowing will be the curses on individuals, families, towns, tribes, regions, nations, Empires which harm Israel. The detail is chilling.
I urge people to seek the peace and prosperity of Israel in the lands God has given to Abraham, Isaac and Israel and their descendants. I urge them to study the history of nations and individual politicians who either blessed, cursed, or flip-flopped on Israel. I do this because I want to see you and your family, and your nation prosper and be powerfully blessed. Moreover, if we get right down to it I want to see my family, friends, loved ones, community, town, nation really tangibly blessed by God. Praise His Holy Name.
The fate of the UK economy, military, unity, happiness, health, wealth, jobs, entirely depend on their attitude to Israel and Jerusalem. If they divide Jerusalem, even try to, then WE take on God Himself and will lose. If WE bless Israel and Jerusalem, WE will be blessed and all OUR nation with US. It is the same deal for every Government, every family, every individual.
GOD WILL DIVIDE THE UK, USA AND EVERY OTHER NATION WHICH SEEKS TO DIVIDE ISRAEL.
The Bible tells people to ‘pray for the peace and prosperity of Jerusalem’ and are promised God will bless the people who do so (Psalm 122 verse 6).
I repeat that in Genesis 12 verse 3 God said to Abraham and his seed through Isaac and Jacob renamed Israel, ‘I will bless those who bless you. I will curse those who curse you’.
The USA was the first nation to recognise Israel had returned to its ancient land in 1948 and was blessed beyond any nation in history. The slide in US fortunes has coincided with this support turning towards indifference and even hostility.
Any individual, family, company, nation, union, charity can choose to bless or curse Israel and oppose an undivided Jerusalem. Empirical evidence and knowledge of even recent history suggests that the wise course is to bless Israel and defend an undivided Jerusalem as its Capital.
We must all choose, all take a position on supporting Israel and its Capital Jerusalem or opposing it. Genesis 12 verse 3 applies over and over.
It would be wonderful if the UK Government would step in and help Israel defend itself, but again it is not easy to forsee this happening with Hague at the helm. Liam Fox was a noble voice for Israel in The Cabinet and The Government has gone off the rails since he was removed.
There are more than enough scandals to bring down Obama or Cameron or any political leader in any nation within 24 hours. They are blessed everyday they are in office in that they have not yet come out or struck home. God can press the buttons and remove anyone. This is true in any business. Orders can come in or be cancelled. Unexpected promotion can arrive or careers ended in a moment. If people want jobs or want to keep their jobs, I urge you to bless Israel and to literally pray for the peace and prosperity of Jerusalem.
God bless Israel and God bless Jerusalem with peace and prosperity.
Please pray for the Peace and Prosperity of Jerusalem. Please bless Israel.
May God powerfully and comprehensively bless you and your loved ones.
May God powerfully heal you and your loved ones.
Please please please pray for the peace, protection and prosperity of Jerusalem and all of Israel.
A song. A psalm of Asaph.
1 O God, do not remain silent;
do not turn a deaf ear,
do not stand aloof, O God.
2 See how your enemies growl,
how your foes rear their heads.
3 With cunning they conspire against your people;
they plot against those you cherish.
4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”
5 With one mind they plot together;
they form an alliance against you—
6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
of Moab and the Hagrites,
7 Byblos, Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia, with the people of Tyre.
8 Even Assyria has joined them
to reinforce Lot’s descendants.
9 Do to them as you did to Midian,
as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
10 who perished at Endor
and became like dung on the ground.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, “Let us take possession
of the pasturelands of God.”
13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God,
like chaff before the wind.
14 As fire consumes the forest
or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,
15 so pursue them with your tempest
and terrify them with your storm.
16 Cover their faces with shame, LORD,
so that they will seek your name.
17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed;
may they perish in disgrace.
18 Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD—
that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.