Israel’s Home for 1260 Days after Her Prophesied Flight – The Negev
January 7, 2007
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Revelation 12:14 – And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, w here
nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. (See Archive Birth Pang Number 41)
The water under the Negev was discovered quite a while ago. I wrote about it in my books, and you will find discussions about it our earliest Prophecy Updates, one of which follows the article from Arutz Sheva, dated November 30, 2006.
There will be quite a few Jewish settlers already in the Negev as up to two million flee into it when
the Jihad is launched against Israel from the north.
Archive Prophecy Update 12, February 2001, follows the Arutz Sheva Article.
Begin Arutz Sheva Article
Photo Feature: Evicted From Gaza, Starting Over in the Negev
Arutz Sheva – IsraelNationalNews
Thursday, November 30, 2006 / 9 Kislev 5767
Former residents of the Gush Katif towns of Atzmona and Netzarim attended a ceremony Monday inaugurating the establishment of two new towns in the middle of the Negev desert they will now settle.
The new communities are located in the Halutza Sands, an area in the southwest Negev that is completely barren and uninhabited. Signs leading to the ceremony begin at the end of the highway running south along the Israeli side of the Gaza border, parallel to the infamous Philadelphi Corridor, through which weapons and explosives have been flowing since the Disengagement.
Bulldozers and other heavy equipment are on the move on all sides – flattening the ground and erecting electric lines. Infrastructure is being laid for the first of what will be four towns and two cities in the Halutza region. The former residents of Netzarim and Atzmona will be settling Halutzit A and Halutzit D.
A small elevated area rises above the flatlands. Below, 75 hothouses from Netzarim and Atzmona have been erected and are already filled to the brim with ripening potatoes and other organic produce. Residents live in small pre-fab “caravillas” (enlarged trailer homes), closer to civilization and travel to the site of their future communities to tend their crops.
Tents have been set up for the day. Two small ones filled with security people and metal detectors – part of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s security team – and a larger tent at the top of the hill, filled with people awaiting the prime minister’s arrival and the start of the ceremony.
In the background, a video plays on a loop. It begins with footage from the forced eviction of Gush Katif residents, going on to outline the vision of the Halutza Sands region of the Negev as a haven for tourism, wine-production, agriculture, solar power and futuristic cities.
Eliyahu Uzan, the former secretary of the community of Netzarim, spoke in a somber manner, as though a mourner at a wedding. “We are partners in the building of this project, despite the fact that we do not come from the same Beit Midrash (house of study),” said Rosen. “But this government is our government, this state is our state – and its honor our own honor. We have chosen to bless the government and the land and hope the government and land will bless us. We made a decision that during these times – when the government, for whatever reasons, is refraining from building in other parts of the Land of Israel – we would take part in the building of this part of the land, which still is in need of being built.”
Our Song is One of Faith in This Nation
Rabbi Rafi Peretz, who heads the Atzmona mechina (pre-military academy), relocated to the nearby community of Yated following the Disengagement, spoke about the decision of the expelled residents to choose a path that is no easier than the one that brought them to Gaza.
“We awoke this morning to the renewal of a very ancient song,” Peretz said. “True, the decision to come here looked almost forced at the beginning. But we decided that our song is one of faith in this nation. Our song is one of settlement and Zionism. Our song is one of agriculture.
“I am not a farmer, but I deal with the planting of good soldiers firmly upon this land. I will tell you today what I told my students at the mechina over a year ago. ‘We are not exempt due to our experience. We are not able to stand on the sidelines. There is no sitting on the fence. This is our state. This is our land. This is our army, and with them we must prepare our forces.”
He recalled how two months after he was expelled from his home, then-PM Ariel Sharon invited him to a meeting at his office. “I told him how I felt in a similar manner. That we still wanted to build, to bring about a fixing of the situation. He stood up and said, “Go to Halutza.
I promise you that there we will build.” And we are here.
“We sense from you a similar spirit,” Peretz said, addressing members of the local municipality. “In that spirit, we have come to Halutza.
With G-d’s help we will build and plant young people upon this land.”
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert then took the podium.
Hours earlier, at the memorial for David Ben-Gurion, Olmert insisted that Israel would continue to carry out withdrawals, this time in Judea and Samaria.
The future of the nation of Israel lies in the Negev,” he told those gathered in Halutzit. “I cannot say that we didn’t come from the same Beit Midrash,” he said, gesturing toward the expellees in the crowd. “My story is a bit more complicated, but it can certainly be said that I didn’t come from the same Beit Midrash as Ben Gurion.
“When Ben-Gurion had his dream he didn’t know that in 2006 Israel would the world’s leader in advanced water technology, that organic farming would flourish here, and be a basis for export worth millions of dollars a year – and all with Avoda Ivrit (Jewish labor), by the way.
Olmert made a surprise announcement, instructing his office director to begin preparations for the construction of a highway from Be’er Sheva to the Halutza region, and to make every effort to cut through the bureaucracy and accelerate the process. “The connection of this region to the metropolis of the south will make all the difference.”
Olmert praised the residents for their fortitude and promised full government backing – something those residents have not experienced in decades. “The bottomless wellspring of excitement and energy moves this public forward even where there are deep feelings of pain, hatred and competition…You are really involved in the fulfillment of the Zionist future. You will receive support and solid assistance from the State of Israel.”
The prime minister, on the second day of a seemingly unilateral cease-fire and just moments before two more rockets struck the city of Sderot, said that the founding of Halutzit should signal to the nation that the government was not all about retreat and destruction. “The second part of the Disengagement is building.
The exit from Gaza was not a retreat from the Land of Israel, but the building of the Negev. This is the great consensus point of meeting, where ours and the vision of Ben-Gurion meet.”
Many of the residents of Atzmona were originally evicted from the Sinai, following a treaty signed by Menachem Begin. They remember settling in Gaza thinking that Atzmona was their final stop.
One of the exhausted-looking expelled residents said to his friend as he left the tent, overlooking the vast expanse of sand and nothingness: “Was there really such a shortage of folks crazy enough to come live in the desert that they had to do the whole Disengagement just to get us out here? Yallah, let’ s get it over with.
Once this is established we can finally rebuild Gush Katif and get some rest.”
End Arutz Sheva Article
Begin Archive Prophecy Update 8
PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 8
Revelation 12:6 – And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. (See Archive Prophecy Update Numbers 5 and 6).
Zechariah 13:8,9 – And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.  And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.
In Prophecy Update Number 7 we ended it by stating: “But if 1.6 to 2 million Jews are to survive in the Negev, they must have enough water and food to sustain them for 3 and ½ prophetic years. Has God already been instrumental in assuring they will have it? More on this in Prophecy Update Number 8!” The answer is certainly a resounding YES, and in this update we will deal with the question of sufficient water. I first became aware of what God has done under the Negev wilderness in the late seventies. I already knew there were many shallow pockets of water that supplied the springs of the Negev, and that these pockets were reinforced by short bursts of desert thunderstorms from time to time. And I also knew this hydrological cycle could not possibly sustain a population of as many as 2 million future occupants.
But God has already taken care of this problem in the distant past.
In ancient times, when rainfall was abundant in the Negev and Sinai, God built up a vast reservoir of water deep beneath the hard rock layers of the Negev. There are billions of cubic feet of water stored under the Negev. However, a serious problem existed when it was first discovered. The water was 1300 to 2000 feet under the Negev, and this consisted of very hard rock layers. The technology of man, in the seventies, had not yet reached the level of capability to consistently drill a large number of wells to this depth. However, God informed Daniel, in Chapter 12, Verse 4, that something would happen in the end times which would increase man’s technological capabilities: “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Now we have the technological knowledge to recover this vast underground supply of water.
At first, it was feared the water might have a high salt content, such that it would not be usable. But we were surprised to discover its salt content was only one-tenth of that of the open oceans and seas of the world. It can very easily be converted to drinkable water. It was also a pleasant surprise to Israel to discover it could be directly applied to botanical growth without any harmful resultant. In fact, in many cases, it produces a higher quality of fruits and vegetables if left untreated from its recovery state. God has placed enough water under the Negev to more than support the remnant of Israel for more than 3 and ½ prophetic years. But what about food for almost 2 million Jews? More on this in Prophecy Update Number 9!
End Archive Prophecy Update 8
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