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.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Road Map: Path to Peace/Path to Destruction? Part 1

The peace process began with the Camp David Accords, under this agreement peace was formalized between Egypt and Israel. The agreement was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat on September 17, 1978 on the White House lawn in the presence of President Jimmy Carter. This historic moment launched the United States into a series of diplomacy efforts to bring stability to a region threatened with constant conflict and strife, successive administrations would also seek their place in history. The Clinton administration introduced the Oslo Accords (September 13, 1993) and Wye River Accords (28 September 1995) formulating peace between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), orchestrated with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat. On October 26, 1994 peace between Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was signed formulating security and trade agreements.

The process known as the Oslo Accords called for land for peace exchanges resulting in the Gaza Strip and West Bank coming under control of the Palestinian Authority. Security agreements called upon Israel to relinquish territory held for promises of peace among the Palestinian leadership. The motive for these administrative and diplomatic moves was evident from the day of their signing, without a stable Middle East the threat of economic crisis loomed, petroleum was and still is the lifeline of developed nations and global trade. Israel was subsequently being sold out in the pursuit of wealth by Western powers yet in particular the United States of America. The sphere of global power has since seen some adjustment with the rise of the China/India economic block and other developing nations.

The current U.S. administration under the direction of President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condolezza Rice continue to apply the pressure on Israel under the current diplomacy effort known as the Road Map. The ultimate goal of the "Road Map" is to guarantee Palestinian self rule, resolution of Palestinian refugees as well as forming a capital in East Jerusalem, thus dividing the City of the Great King (Yeshua) among terrorists. The peace process would therefore guarantee the destruction of the Jewish State, perhaps this is only a continuation of a proposed plan by Adolph Hitler known as the Final Solution yet under the guise of diplomacy, security and peace. Hitler also offered this to the people of Germany, economic stability was his platform. This Satanic inspired plan rapidly brings Israel's strategic balance in question as their enemies gain in strength and numbers, where diplomacy is used to destroy a nation.

While we have been witnesses to these supposed peace efforts, we have seen what has conspired such as the intifada and other terrorist campaigns against Israel. Israel now fears an Obama administration will allow Iran to join the nuclear club supposedly in fear of further destabilization of the region. The media has leaked information suggesting a possible peaceful solution regarding Syria by having Israel relinquish the Golan Heights, in exchange Syria will be called upon to abandon its partnership with Iran and the Iranian proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon. Israel is being pushed into a dangerous position, compromising it's strategic borders and early warning stations making another invasion of enemy forces plausible. The threat is real and the United States of America is the main propellent of such a chaotic scenario that will eventually lead to the final 7 years known as the Tribulation.

In the next installment we will examine the Biblical implications of these actions and what it means to the world. How will Israel be able to overcome the storms now raging along her borders? Will the U.S. come to her aid when another confederation is formed against the Jewish State? Has the Lord God warned the nations of dividing the land of Israel for political and monetary gain? Are we doomed to repeat history if we do not learn from it? What can America gain by calling upon Israel to negotiate with terrorists while still engaged under their own War on Terror? Will the Lord God intervene in the affairs of men, bringing judgement upon them that have used peace as an impliment of war? These questions and more will be answered in an upcoming sequel to this subject.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Russia being prepared for prophetic destiny-Part 2

The many nations that partake in this upcoming battle known as Gog/Magog will find themselves in opposition against the Lord God and will be swiftly judged. The scriptures indicate that at the time they are assembled and prepared to march against Israel, the leader of the confederation will think an evil thought. The leadership is designated as the Prince of Meshech and Tubal, this historically identifies the Russian Federation, though not listed as King, perhaps this refers to former Russian President now Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The seat of government or current President is Dimitry Medvedev. The commander of these forces will seek to move against Israel to destroy and plunder the covenant land.

At the time that this Russian led offensive begins, the Lord God will bring his arsenal to bear upon them. (And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up in my face...) The Lord God will begin with a great earthquake that shakes the very foundation of the earth, every beast, man, bird of the air and all creatures will shake at its presence. The scriptures indicate every mountain, fortification or tower and every wall will be thrown down. In the midst of this chaos will the Lord God then bring confusion to this vast array of military power and they will turn their weapons upon themselves. The judgements continue with pestilence such as boils, or leprosy, bleeding profusely they will also be afflicted with a torrential rain, which could quickly immobolize tanks or armored personnel carriers.

The Lord God in his wrath brings additional judgements on this devastated horde with great hailstones, fire, and brimstone much like the judgements upon Sodom and Gommorah. (Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord-Ezekiel 38:23) The Lord indicates that he will also make their weapons useless and that they would meet their end in an open field there they will be meat for wild beasts and birds of prey beckoned to come and feast, for as is declared a great sacrifice has been prepared. The judgement however does not stop at this invasion force, the Lord God also indicates that he will send fire upon many nations that have invaded Israel and those dwelling carelessly in the isles or coastlands.

To identify these nations that are careless one must consider that the peace process headed by the United States of America is engineered to call God a liar. For the Land of Israel belongs to Almighty God and he has promised it to the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and to no other. The Quartet consisting of the U.S., Russia, European Union and the United Nations seek to defy this covenant sealed by God himself therefore indicating their hatred for the truth. This Road Map was conceived by Satan to prevent the return of the Messiah we know as Yeshua (Jesus) in the midst of his people Israel. The Lord God has proposed to judge these backward nations to reveal his great glory and to bring restoration and redemption to Israel, chosen to be a nation of priests yet at the present it is hard to see this.

The invaders of the Land of Israel will be buried for a duration of 7 months indicating the sheer size of this army, the entire nation of Israel will bury this great host. The weapons will be burned for 7 years, Russian weapons are made of a product called Lignostone. Lignostone is a compressed wood fiber with a petroleum base, strong as steel and easily molded for mass production. When burned at high heat intervals it is broken down into a petroleum product, this was engineered by Russian scientists to create an alternative fuel source in the event of supply cut off by the enemy. The nation of Israel will cleanse the land and prepare to honor the Most High God with a House (Temple) upon Mt. Moriah that the Lord may dwell with his people as in the days of the wilderness wanderings. The Islamic shrines such as the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque will be reduced to rubble and dust on the Temple Mount from the devastating earthquake mentioned earlier. (And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my great judgement that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them-Ezekiel 39:21).

The Lord God will use this time of rebuilding to gather all Jews scattered among the nations back to Israel to plead with them as with our Fathers in the wilderness. (Then shall they know I am the Lord their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there...Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord God-Ezekiel 39:29) It is this event that God uses to bring about national repentance of Israel and the restoration of his glory being present among his people for the Time of the Gentiles will have ended and all eyes will be on Jerusalem.

The judgement handed out to the enemies of Israel and of God will however bring about the total collapse of the global economy, the fiery arsenal will light refineries and oil wells all over the globe thus the reasoning behind the following commandment to Israel: (So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD-Ezekiel 39-10). Petroleum will no longer be the prime energy source having suffered a deadly blow, wood will again return as fuel leading up to the entrance of the Tribulation or the final 7 years of human government. The cry for peace and security will be intensified bringing rise to the Son of Perdition (Anti-Christ) and his Covenant of Death and Hell.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Russia being prepared for prophetic destiny-Part 1

The Prophet Ezekiel also commissioned by God as the "Watchman of Israel" recorded a prophecy given him over 2,600 years ago descibing a future conflict that would change the balance of global power. The prophecy recorded in the Book of Ezekiel chapters 38-39 indicate the rise in power of Russia allied along with a confederation of Arab/Islamic states to make war against Israel. Ezekiel through the Holy Spirit identifies that the hand of God will guide Russia and company against his land and people Israel that the nations will acknowledge his great glory. It was once thought that Russia would be an unwilling participant however, recent media projections indicate once drawn south they strategically prepare for this invasion.

The Lord God through Ezekiel instructs the Russian confederation to prepare for battle and to be a protector of the alliance, arming them with defensive and offensive weapons. (Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them; Ezekiel 38-7). Russia today remains the chief arm supplier to the many enemies encamped around Israel with it's weapons exports increasing due to petroleum revenue by several key members of the alliance. The Russian Federation has rapidly positioned itself in the north, south, east and west threatening N.A.T.O. supremacy and the security of Europe.

Iran an historical enemy of Israel continues to defy Western powers in its desire to produce nuclear weapons and threaten the security of many nations. The prophet Ezekiel indicates that Iran once known as Persia will be the main power broker for the Islamic side of the alliance with Libya which controls much of the African Union consisting of several Islamic states such as Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia. The prophecy also known as the Battle of Gog and Magog indicates that once this alliance is formed and strengthened they will turn their eyes and attention to Israel to destroy and plunder their wealth. It is at this moment however when this great alliance makes a critical mistake in not recognizing that it is the Lord God that holds the title deed to Israel. (Behold, he that keepeth Israel, shall neither slumber nor sleep; Pslam 121:4)

Ezekiel as was the case for many of the Prophets of the Lord God was given a vision of the future and yet describe events and weapons based on examples of their day, not knowing the modern terms for tanks, missiles, fighter jets, bombs and machine guns. The horror these holy vessels of God witnessed must of been staggering and to imagine the evil of man to cause such devastation and death upon each other. While these men chosen by God must have experienced great fear yet this did not prevent them from recording the message as given to warn us of things to come. The Lord God did rightly chose these men, knowing they would not fail to bear the burden of such a message even at the threat of torture or death. For many of the Prophets of Israel who stood in the gap against wicked kings and princes along with the religious authority, death was a certainty.

We will continue to examine this prophecy provided to us as a word of warning to those who would seek to harm Israel, the Apple of the Eye of God. Part 2 of my commentary on the Gog/Magog Battle will identify the divine plan of God for the restoration and redemption of Israel in these "Last Days". The gathering of the House of Israel from every nation, the building of the Third Temple and the expected arrival of the Messiah, Moshiach Ben David.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Global Economic Collapse? What the Bible says!!!

The globe appears to be gripped by an economic tsunami, wave after wave has depleted the treasuries of many nations while investors have lost billions. Tent-Cities are cropping up even in the United States, home to the largest economy, the working class are being decimated with job losses and savings being reduced to zero. The current crisis is affecting all sectors of the economy while the solutions remain illusive. The leading industrial powers and monetary giants across the globe stand paralyzed as they watch their wealth sink in the abyss of lost fortune. Were we warned of this coming collapse and the reasoning behind such devastation? Who could have possibly known yet withheld such valuable information.

The answer is equivocally yes, we were warned and the bearer of this future warning is the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. The Bible also known as the Word of God provides not only the reasoning behind the ultimate collapse of the global economy yet in addition the root causes for this cascade of earthly fortune. In ancient times God sent prophets to many nations warning of impending doom to bring about national repentance for unchecked sin and/or corruption. This same God who is the righteous judge of all the Earth does not desire to destroy any nation or that any would perish his warning prior to an event is provided to give every man equal choice for good or evil. What we chose ultimately decides our fate whether as an individual or as a nation.

The Apostle James author of the book of the Bible after his name, brother of Jesus (Yeshua) was given a message of warning to this modern era we now find ourselves in. James being witness to the miracles and majesty of the Lord Yeshua during his ministry in Israel and the surrounding area knew full well the great love of God for his people and for the World. This message was given to warn those in power and those of great wealth to chose whom they will serve, the God of Creation or fashion themselves a golden calf filled with the lusts and perversion of materialism. The choice is ours for the judgement has already begun.

GO TO now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. (The wealthy will cry out by reason of their vast riches being depleted) Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. (By corruption were these fortunes made yet now is decaying) Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh, as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. (The allure of symbols of wealth is no longer, gold and silver with its brightness and appeal is overshadowed by famine, mass fortunes will not provide security in these Last Days) Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. (Just wages kept back by corrupt corporate leadership and business leaders have caused untold misery upon the poor and their cries and prayers have reached the ear of God).

Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. (The wealthy and influential have enjoyed much pleasure and have toasted at the suffering of the poor, they have dined wonderfully ignoring the voice of the poor and destitute) Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. (In the pursuit of wealth and power, the righteous have been hunted and killed, while the innocents yet in their mothers womb is butchered to control populations to preserve wealth among the wicked and perverse leaders of power across the globe) This is the warning and the judgement has begun. The Lord God in his mercy has chosen to warn us all yet it is evident that the World has ignored this warning.

*Scripture taken from James 5:1-7, commentary in parenthesis are mine.