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Israel: Land of Prophecy

January 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Focus On Israel, Monthly Articles

Another year has passed, and usually I am planning for the coming year and looking forward to all the things that need to be done around our home and farm. This year I am totally focused on Israel. Totally.

Last year I concentrated on the Feast Days God commanded Israel to observe and gave the spiritual significance of each as it related to and embodied the work and life of Yeshua-Jesus. This year I want to be open to the Holy Spirit and by faith convey His heart about Israel and what is currently happening there.

Listen to what God says about dividing the land:

Leviticus 25:23: “The land shall not be sold forever, for the land is Mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with Me.”

Joel 3:2 : “I will 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 (divided) My Land.”

Jeremiah 3:17 “At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the Lord to Jerusalem…”

Zechariah 12:2,3: “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 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 together against it.”

Zechariah 12:8,9 : “In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem…” ”And it shall come to pass in that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

And yet, these surrounding nations, named in Psalm 83 and headed by Russia, continue to align against the Jews. In Ezekiel 38, we see these nations form an army with the intent to plunder Israel’s wealth–which has, in recent years, come to pass with the discovery of oil worth billions of dollars.

Iran, known in Biblical times as Persia, has continued to defy the world and build nuclear reactors with the intent to destroy Israel. Once again, the Lord has given Jews the knowledge and ability to defeat her enemies…this time through the use of technology, able to cripple Iran’s efforts–all without dropping a single bomb, which is nothing short of a modern day miracle!

As I continue to monitor what is happening in the Holy Land between Jews and their sworn enemies, I marvel at how faithful God is in keeping and defending this tiny nation of seven thousand people, many of whom have yet to acknowledge Yeshua as their Messiah. One day they will (Zechariah 12:10), but until then, God will keep His promise to them, regardless of their spiritual state: Jeremiah 31:35-37:

“Thus says the Lord, which gives the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divides the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is His name:

If those ordinances depart from before Me, says the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me forever.

Thus says the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, says the Lord.”

Shalu Shalom Yerushalayim–Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, and keep looking up, for your redemption draws near!

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