Saturday, December 6, 2008

Road Map:Path to Peace/Path to Destruction? Part 2

The Lord God in his grace has given many warnings throughout the Bible regarding the plans of the nations to divide the Covenant Land of Israel and the consequences of such action. The establishment of the covenant is found in the book of Genesis where the Lord God declares, "And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and in thy seed after thee"...Genesis 17:7. The Lord God also indicates he would bless those that blessed Abraham and curse those that cursed him, that through Abraham all the nations of the earth would be blessed. The blessing we have received is in many of our homes today, for the seed of Abraham of which I am physically a part, also produced the sacred and most holy script we now call the Bible. This task was given to the people of Israel and we have all been truly blessed.

The Shofar of warning has been blown in many generations through the lives and times of the Holy Prophets of Israel yet we will focus only on a few. The Prophet Zechariah who was of a priestly family ministering to the exiles from Babylonian captivity now ruled by King Darius of Persia. The Word of the Lord as declared by the Prophet Zechariah, "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered against it"...Zechariah 12:2-3. The creator of the heavens and the earth is clearly warning any nation involved in dividing the Land of Israel and seeking its destruction either by diplomacy or war will be destroyed piece by piece.

One might wonder why would the Lord God be so angry with the nations and purpose to destroy them, the reason is given clearly by another great Prophet of Israel by the name of Joel. The word of the Lord God is as follows, "FOR, BEHOLD, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land"...Joel 3:1-2. The Prophet Joel identifies that the Land of Israel belongs to God, it is he that holds the deed and the House of Israel is his heritage, these are heirs forged by the covenant made with Abraham and his seed forever. The Lord God will judge the nations in the Valley of Jehoshaphat also known as the Valley of Decision, this is the Battle of Armageddon.

The United States and many other nations across the globe have centered their political will on dividing the nation of Israel, their relentless campaign to defy the warning of God indicates they are led by hatred of the truth. If this were but a simple misunderstanding or error of diplomacy then why the response from the Lord God in such a tremendous judgement, obviously this is a Satanically inspired plan. The nations of the world in a sense are calling God a liar, seeking to defy the promises given to Abraham and his seed, that being the present day Jew. The campaign of Hitler and many others was and is designed to prevent the coming again of the Lord Yeshua to dwell among his people and rule upon the Throne of David. The Bible indicates that at the time of the nations gathering for war in the Valley of Decision they turn their weapons and attention against the Lamb of God our Lord and Messiah Yeshua. The foolishness of these nations being so filled with hate even to raise a banner of war against him that formed them in their mothers womb.

The Word of God records these things to warn the nations and for us to lift up our voices as we see these events draw near that many would come to repentance seeing that all these things will be fulfilled as written. We can clearly see with every U.S. administration comes more pressure upon Israel to relinquish the Land of Promise in exchange for a false peace. The leadership of Israel has also aided in this plan as Esau was willing to sell his birthright in exchange for filling his belly. The Satanic delusion is evident in political office, churches, and media conglomerates. The Churches which preach replacement theology believe that Israel is forsaken and that the Church assumes her role having rejected Yeshua as Messiah. The fables are many yet as written the Lord will reveal himself to the House of Israel as recorded in Zechariah 12:10. Israel will find redemption and restoration to become what it was created for, a nation of priests unto a Holy God revealing the marvelous plan of the ages. The Lord God is not to be mocked he will surely judge the nations, knowing this we must work diligently to share the gospel to those in darkness for our time is short and the labourers are few.