Monday, January 9, 2017

HOLY LAND MIRACLES




By Daymond Duck
 
More than 3,000 years ago, the city of Jerusalem was established under the rule of King David. He wanted to build a temple for God in Jerusalem, but that was left to his son, King Solomon and the existence of a Temple was dependent upon the faithfulness of the Jewish people (II Sam. 7:12-13; I Kings 5:5; 6:12-13).
 
They were faithful for many years, but because of sin, God gave Israel, Jerusalem and the temple into the hands of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and he destroyed them (Dan. 1:1-2).
 
After many years, the temple was partially restored and Jerusalem was rebuilt, but the Jews, their city and the temple remained under foreign domination.
 
After many more years, King Herod made improvements to the temple and when Jesus came along it was recognized as one of the most beautiful buildings on earth.
 
The Disciples called this to His attention on His last visit to the temple and He said it would be destroyed again (Matt. 24:2). The Roman Empire did that in 70 A.D.
 
But not all of the surrounding towns and communities were destroyed. It wasn't easy, but some towns and communities continued on and they even grew over the next 1700 years or so. Miracle of miracles the Jews were never completely put off of the Promised Land.
 
Some stayed there continuing to believe that Israel would become a nation again, and Jerusalem and the Temple would be built again.
 
But there were also squatters in the land and it would take a miracle to ever re-establish Israel, rebuild Jerusalem and rebuild the Temple.
 
One miracle occurred in 1917 when the British government issued the Balfour Declaration saying it looked with favor on the establishment of Palestine as a national home for the Jewish people.
 
Another miracle occurred in 1922 when the League of Nations formalized the Balfour Declaration and the word "Palestine" was understood to mean all of Palestine including Judea, Samaria and the area now occupied by Jordan would be a national home for the Jewish people.
 
Another miracle occurred in 1948 when Israel was in full possession of all    of the land that the UN had allocated for Israel, and the Jews proclaimed the existence of the nation of Israel. Pres. Truman immediately recognized it and five nations attacked Israel the next day. Miraculous things happened and Israel which was now just one day old quickly defeated all of them.
 
The miracles kept coming. Israel was attacked by Jordan, Egypt and Syria in 1967. Israel conquered East Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, the West Bank and the Golan Heights. And because Israel captured those areas in a defensive war Israel now legally owned those areas under International Law.
 
God gave those areas to Israel in the days of Abraham (Gen. 17:7-8) and now God had given those areas to Israel under Man's own International Law.
 
Since International Law says the land now legally belongs to Israel, the UN is not supposed to take it away from Israel. If the UN doesn't want Israel to have it, they have to try to help the Palestinians steal it or try to put pressure on Israel to try to force Israel to voluntarily give it back.
 
This is significant because God said the day will come (at the end of the age) when He will put the Jews back on the land, they will rebuild their cities, live in them, plant vineyards and never be put off of the land again (Amos 9:14-15).
 
Daniel, Jesus, Paul and John even taught that they will rebuild the Temple at the end of the age (Dan. 9:26; Matt. 24:15; II Thess. 2:4; Rev. 11:1-2).
 
In 1987, a group of religious Jews founded an organization called The Temple Institute. Their group soon started constructing equipment, furniture, vessels, clothing, etc. to be used at a rebuilt Temple. Their group even started working to re-establish Jewish worship on the Temple Mount.
 
At one time, its Executive Director was a rabbi named Yahuda Glick that was born to Jewish parents in Brooklyn, New York.
 
In Oct. 2014, a Muslim terrorist tried to assassinate rabbi Glick by shooting him four times at point blank range. Miracle of miracles rabbi Glick survived.
 
In 2015, an unusual series of events (should we call them miracles) caused this strong advocate for rebuilding the Temple to suddenly be thrust into a political position in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political party. Yes, a rabbi that wants to rebuild the Temple suddenly and unexpectedly became a Jewish politician.
 
In 2005, a young Baptist farmer from Tennessee named Tommy Waller moved to Israel. He planted a vineyard (Amos 9:14-15) and started a ministry called Ha Yovel. He met Yahuda Glick and they became good friends. Is that a coincidence or a miracle?
 
On Nov. 8, 2016, a man named Donald Trump who was born in the same state Yahuda Glick was born in (New York), was elected president of the U.S. Among other things, candidate Trump promised to be a good friend to Israel, support the building of Jewish settlements on the West Bank and even to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
 
On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump is scheduled to be inaugurated as president of the U.S. and Tommy Waller's group, Ha Yovel, has arranged for Yahuda Glick and two others to attend the inauguration, the inaugural ball, Congressional meetings, receptions and rallies in Washington, DC.
 
This Jewish rabbi and or politician that wants to rebuild the Temple will meet the president of the U.S. and several U.S. politicians about 68 years after the founding of Israel (on May 14, 1948).
 
Is this event a miracle? A politician from Israel has never before attended a U.S. Presidential inauguration.
 
Is this timing a miracle? Many believe 68 years is almost one generation and everything Jesus said in Matthew chapter 24 must soon be fulfilled.
 
In what is supposed to be the last week of Pres. Obama's Administration it appears that there may be more efforts to restrict Israel's activities in East Jerusalem and on the Temple Mount. This writer doesn't know what will happen, but it is clear that Mr. Obama can't stop God from performing miracles to fulfill His Word.
 
FYI: June 7, 2017 will be the 50th (one Jubilee) anniversary of the 1967 reunification of Jerusalem. Mr. Waller is asking pastors and churches to join with Israel in recognizing that event. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus happened in Jerusalem, the church began in Jerusalem, our roots are in Jerusalem, etc.

THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE GOD OF LOVE

 


by Pete Garcia -
 
Over the years, I've spoken to many non-Christians about God. For the most part, people believe there is something or someone out there, but aren't entirely sure who or what. Aside from the general understanding of a supernatural-being out there in the yonder, those who do believe in a 'God', seem to have serious mischaracterizations about Him. Some simply attribute God as the "big Man in the sky". Some think He is mean and over controlling tyrant. Still many think He set everything in motion and then just walked away. Some think He is only love and nothing more. Still others deny He exists as a person at all but rather is an impersonal 'force'. 
 
Even within Christendom, the biggest problems many have is by mistaking an attribute of God as the principal modus operandi of God. For instance, if you were to talk to 'post-modernist' or a liberal Christian, they seemingly only focus on God's love. If you talk to a strict Five-Point Calvinist, they seemingly only focus on God's sovereignty. Roman Catholics, Seventh Day Adventists, Hebrew Roots, and many others tend to focus more on the wrath of God, which then promotes a 'works-based' and ritualistic form of worship as a means either of salvation, or to keep their salvation by appeasing an angry God through 'good works'.
 
Regardless of the audience, there are few--and I mean very few who ever start off by properly characterizing God by His most overarching and distinguishing attribute...which is that above all else, He is Holy. It is through God's holiness, that all the other attributes find their perfect symmetry with every other attribute.
 
This might seem odd to some, but God's love for mankind is perfected through God's wrath. God's wrath is the natural response to those who reject Him (John 3:18; Col. 2:11-15). Before the universe began (Eph. 1:3-6), God realized that a living, breathing, thinking, free-will being made in His likeness would quickly fall from His perfect standard of righteousness. It was inevitable because if man were to ever truly love and worship God, He had to allow us to operate under design of free will.  
 
He also knew that once we fell, we would be powerless to ever attain His perfect level of righteousness in our own power. Rather than create us for the sole purpose of damnation, He chose rather to demonstrate His perfect love for us, by sacrificing Himself in man's place. We see an archetype of this played out in Genesis 15 where Abram is told to prepare a blood-oath ritual but then is made to sleep as God swears on Himself that He will bind Himself to the oath on Abram's behalf.
 
This perfect wrath the Father poured out on the Son, demonstrated His perfect balance of grace and mercy for us and in turn validated the extent of His love, or rather the extent to which He would go to prove His love for us. Jesus had to die in our place because it was the only way to redeem a fallen race to a holy and righteous God. And in His death, Jesus conquered man's most frightening enemy, hell. And in His resurrection, Jesus conquered death, thus proving once and for all that neither death nor hell had any claim on those who placed their faith and trust in His finished work at the Cross. All of these attributes of wrath, mercy, love, sovereignty, and eternality are perfected to the utmost by God's holiness.
 
Assessment
 
The first time we see the word holy used in the Bible is when Moses is confronted by the supernatural anomaly we know as 'the burning bush' which out of, God spoke to him...
 
So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am." Then He said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground."  Moreover He said, "I am the God of your father-the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God. Exodus 3:4-6
 
In Scripture, every time you see God present Himself as he truly is, which is to show the full might of His presence in His natural state...whether thru a vision or in person, that person immediately recognizes the vast and irreconcilable differences between us and God. We immediately recognize our fallen nature and would shrink ourselves up into a speck of a shadow if we could to escape from that terrifying experience of being in the presence of an all-powerful and almighty Creator God.
 
After they fell, Adam and Eve hid from God in shame (Gen. 3:7-8)
 
Moses was hid in the cleft of a rock so he wouldn't die as God passed by him (Ex. 33:21-23)
 
The prophet Isaiah upon seeing the throne room of God said "Woe is me" (Isaiah 6:5)
 
Daniel physically collapsed (Daniel 10:4-9)
 
John collapsed as a dead man (Revelation 1:12-17)
 
These examples each collapsed under the weight of their own fallen nature. These examples also weren't heathens. These weren't evil men and women. For the most part, they were innocent, righteous, and holy people in their own right that would make us look like rampant criminals compared to their own lives. And they couldn't took the brightness of His being. They couldn't take the glory of His presence...so much so...that it physically changed them.
 
Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.  And one cried to another and said:
 
"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!"
And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. Isaiah 6:3-4
 
In Isaiah's case, he is shown the throne room of God. In it he sees that the seraphim who without ceasing, continuously declare NOT His: love, justice, fairness, eternality, sovereignty, wrathfulness, nor peacefulness...but His holiness.
 
Again we see these magnificent creatures in Revelation 4:8...
 
The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:
 
"Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!" Revelation 4:8
 
Also interesting to note is the slight change in narrative between Isaiah's vision of the throne room, and that of John's in the Apocalypse.
 
Isaiah: God's holiness (repeated in series of three) could be pointing to the triune nature of the God-head in that each (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) are equally holy. Secondly, that God's reign is sovereign over all creation.
 
Revelation: Again, God's holiness (repeated in series of three) not only mentions the sovereignty (Lord God Almighty), but also to His eternality... (who was, and is, and is to come) which is highly fitting for the book of Revelation.
 
Do they chant that for God's benefit? Does God need to be reminded that He is holy? No! They do this for our benefit so as to remind us that above all else, God is holy. And His holiness, affects all His other attributes so that they are carried out to the most perfect state each could ever be delivered in...which is absolute perfection. His wrath is as perfect as His love, as is His mercy, grace, and peacefulness. Each in perfect symmetry with the other. None lacking even a fraction or a degree of measured perfection.
 
 "First, let's look at God's holiness. What does it mean that God is holy? Passages like 1 Samuel 2:2 and Isaiah 6:3 are just two of many examples of passages about God's holiness. Another way to say it is absolute perfection. God is unlike any other (see Hosea 11:9), and His holiness is the essence of that "otherness." His very being is completely absent of even a trace of sin (James 1:13; Hebrews 6:18). He is high above any other, and no one can compare to Him (Psalm 40:5). God's holiness pervades His entire being and shapes all His attributes. His love is a holy love, His mercy is holy mercy, and even His anger and wrath are holy anger and holy wrath. These concepts are difficult for humans to grasp, just as God is difficult for us to understand in His entirety."
 
An excellent response on God's holiness from a question posed to Gotquestions.org:
 
Conclusion
 
Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy." 1 Peter 1:13-16
 
First and foremost, God is and probably always will be in a holistic sense, an enigma to us. We will never fully know the depths of God's wisdom, love, mercy, wrath, righteousness, and sovereignty even throughout eternity. We know what He has allowed us to know-which is considerable, but we are finite creatures trying to comprehend an infinite Being.
 
Secondly, if we are to be holy, we must separate ourselves from the world. This does not mean becoming ascetics and hiding ourselves away on some mountain to seclude ourselves from the world. Just because we are in the world, does not mean we have to be of the world. We shouldn't be "earth-dwellers" whose sole mind-set is earthbound on the things of this life. We are separate in that we see what is coming, and we live with that expectation daily. This is hard, and I struggle with this as much as anyone else does, but we have to strive daily to do this. We must keep our eyes fixed on the things above and not on this world which is passing away. (1 John 2:17)
 
Finally is that we are to embody God's holiness in our everyday life. We are to be living proof that God can and does change lives. We are to be loving without compromising. We aren't called to reform the world, because we know this is only possible when Christ Himself returns, but we should stalwarts, trees with deep roots who withstand the winds, and rocks who withstand the shifting tides of change. There will be time for action, because there are things in this life that will and should make us angry...such as the abuse of innocents, corruption, murder, and many other injustices that play out on a daily basis. But that anger should cause us to wage our war on a spiritual enemy through spiritual warfare (Eph. 6:10-18) and leave the vengeance part to God...and He will repay every ounce of it (Romans 12:19).
 
We are to be salt and light, to be beacons of God's love and mercy in a darkened world that is dying and passing away into eternal destruction. We show God's love, because He loved us first. In so doing, we might help save some who would otherwise head to eternal separation from their Creator. He is as much their Creator, as He is ours.
 
There will always be those who demand proof of God's existence. They want Him to physically show up and physically prove that He exists. These are they who like brutish beasts, do not know what they ask for. If God did show up this moment, the world would melt down in fear and trepidation. If these people refuse to accept the examples of God's existence either through His word, through historical and archeological examples, through Christians, or even creation itself...then one day the unrepentant will get their wish.
 
One day He will peel back the sky and descend onto this earth where He will proceed to pour out His wrath in holy anger on a world who is in complete rebellion against Him. In that day, a remnant will be saved, those Jews and Tribulation saints who make it to the end, will enter into the Age of the Kingdom. But everyone, both the saved and unsaved, of all ages...all will stand before God either in judicious-commendation of the Bema Judgment (1 Cor. 3; 2 Cor. 5), or in eternal condemnation at the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev. 20:10-14). And every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Philippians 2:9-11).
 
Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. Revelation 1:7
 
Even so, Maranatha!

THE BETRAYAL OF ISRAEL


                                                              BY Pastor Mike Taylor

1The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
2And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
4Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
5Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:” (Ezekiel 37:1-5)

The prophet Ezekiel was writing of the destruction of the house of Israel some two hundred years after the political subdivision called the “Kingdom of Israel” was destroyed by Sargon II , and the southern Kingdom of Judah was sent into exile by King Nebachadnezzer of Babylon.

When the northern half of the land of Israel was destroyed by Sargon II, he did what most conquerors did in that day. He would take the captives and disperse them through out the kingdom and replace the captives with other subjugated people transplanted from other areas of the empire to the land he had just captured. As time passed those subjugated people assimiliated to the new country they were taken to, and this country became their country. The point was to keep the captives and those conquered docile, because when you are a people without a country, there is not much reason to fight.

This is how the Ten lost Tribes of Israel were lost to history and from the beginning of the 7th century BC, there was no place in the world called Israel.



The surviving kingdom of Judah, known as the Jews, were eventually captured and partially assimiliated by the Babylonians in the 5th century BC. They survived their captivity in Babylon and later by the Medo-Persians, only because they were allowed to return to their own land by Artaxerxes.



In Ezekiel's day, there way no land called Israel, and had not been a place called such for 150 years and would not be a place named “Israel” for another 2520 years, for the time of the Jewish people being returned to their land, they were ruled by Rome, and the land was called Palestine. But Ezekiel's prophetic writing speak of a future land of Israel, one that he describes as “the people that are gathered out of the nations” (Ezekiel 38:12)



11 “Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
12Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
13And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.” (Ezekiel 37:11-14)



Here Ezekiel writes of the regathering of Israel to her own land in the last days. In Ezekiel 37, the prophet is shown a valley full of dry bones. God prophesied to Ezekiel that these dry bone would be restored to their ancient land in the last days. At the time of this writing, it would be six hundred years before the remaining Jews were scattered again by the Romans, but the Lord said Israel would be restored.



21And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
22And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:” (Ezekiel 37:21-22)

THE RESTORATION OF NATIONAL ISRAEL

The fulfillment of this prophecy could not be more obvious with the restoraton of Israel as a nation in May, 1948. The Jews of the Diaspora have indeed come from among the heathen from every side and returned to the Promise Land.

Historically, in 1897, the first Zionist Congress petitioned the British Crown to allow the in-gathering Jews to set up a state in what was the British colony of Uganda. At the time, Palestine was in the hands of the Muslim Ottoman Empire. The British told them they should ask the Ottomans to let them have their historical homeland and turned the Uganda request down. Ezekiel prophesied that they would return to their own land, not a land in Africa that was not their ancient land, but return to the land God had given them by a promise made to their forefather , Abraham.
8After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.” (Ezekiel 38:8)



Abba Ebban, one of Israel's Founding Fathers, wrote in his book, 'Personal Witness' that, right up until the last moment before issuing their 1948 Declaration of Statehood, they were quibbling about what to name the new Jewish State.
Some liked 'Zion' others 'Judea' -- and it was only at the last minute, AFTER Ben-Gurion had already requested the new state be recognized by Washington, that they decided on the name 'Israel'.
Ezekiel foretold all this two and one half millennia before it happened. He said his prophecy was for "the latter days." (38:16)



Some will look at a passage in Ezekiel that says that the people of Israel will be in a “ land of unwalled villages” and wonder about the wall that Israel has built to protect themselves from terrorist of the PLO. In Ezekiel's day, moats and walls to protect against invaders was a common strategic option. For this reference to a “land of unwalled villages” was a generally interpreted as a metaphor for a condition of peace, rather than a literal condition, although in Israel the peace is fragile as they have Muslim terrorist that fracture the national peace. The only other modern equivalent would be the Berlin wall but was built to keep people in, rather than keep people out.
But Ezekiel's walls are clearly defensive -- the whole 38th chapter is about a war of invasion against Israel. And today, 2500 years after Ezekiel foretold it, and more than sixty years after Israel's restoration, the Israelis are building a defensive wall around their country. Most of it is complete, but Israel continues to build. It is proving its worth, as the threat of terrorism has been drastically decreased, but it equally certain that the wall will come down during the coming Tribulation.

The entire world community opposes it (although they are having a hard time explaining why) and is why Israel did prepare to mount its defense at the trial before the World Court in The Hague to justify its continuation. And so at the present, the wall stands.



THE INTERNATIONAL MADNESS POINTED AT ISRAEL



2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:2-3)

In recent weeks, a new chapter in the madness of the World Community concerning Israel has flooded the news with its continued insanity. With all the problems we see in the Middle East with the civil war in Syria, the rise of ISIS killing Christians, and anyone that doesn't line up with their hateful ideology including Sunni Muslims, nuclear aggression by an insane leader in North Korea, Iran building nuclear facilities to manufacture a nuclear weapon to control the whole Middle East and still threatens Israel with annihilation,   the U.N. has condemned Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria as illegal and demanding they return to their pre-1967 borders that are indefensible, giving up East Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the Wailing Wall to the likes of the so called “Palestinians”. Where are their world political priorities to single out Israel?

What makes a true Christian supporter of Israel's sovereignty and right to the land God gave them thousands of years ago completely baffled, is the traitor in the White House who refused to veto a resolution that condemned Israel for their “illegal” settlement activity in the West Bank which they captured in the war with the Jordanians.  Israel was first attacked first by their Arab neighbors and captured these Biblical areas of Judea and Samaria, along with the Temple Mount, part of their ancient homeland. This has put Israel in a very precarious situation that the incoming Trump administration realizes, and unable to do anything about it at the moment, but the damage is not over. The present POTUS is showing his true anti-Semitism by continuing to abandon Israel and making their position in the world more precarious.

Many feel the aforementioned betrayal that this present “idiot in chief” was a collusion between the USA White House and the U.N. To demonize Israel and bring sanctions against her by the international community.

But remember, the damage is far from over. Our fleckless commander in chief is not done with his betrayal of Israel. Coming this January 15th, there will be seventy countries that have requested to attend a Paris Summit and have their say at the high-level get-together over the stalled two-state solution of Israel and the Palestinians. Yet the two parties whose fate the meeting is aimed at deciding, have only been invited to meet separately at the conference’s conclusion.

Over the course of 2016, France had doggedly tried to kick-start the flailing peace process, hosting an “opening summit” on June 3, 2016. While the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), United States and a number of Arab countries attended the meeting, neither Israel nor the Palestinians were invited. Following the June get-together, the French vowed to persist in their reconciliation efforts and host a follow-up conference before ushering in 2017. I remember reading in their last attempt that Paris was flooded with the level of flooding that had not been seen for many years. In a news report is was written:

The conference ended and a divine reaction was almost immediate as the Seine River rose 20 feet overnight. Parts of the Metro system shut down, as did major landmarks. The Louvre museum was also closed as staff worked desperately to move 250,000 priceless works of art to safety. The Orsay Museum also scrambled to save its collections. Four people died and 4 were injured in France in the worst flood the country had seen in 30 years. More than 20,000 people have been evacuated in France since the weekend and 19,000 homes in and around Paris remain without electricity. The capital city remains under the second-highest alert, which warns of a “significant impact”. Experts say it will take at least ten days for the flooding to return to normal levels.” (Breaking Israel News)

Every time that the world thinks they are going to divide God's land or take punitive measures to unilaterally punish Israel in a “Land for Peace” initiative, tragedy has struck every time, and it is aimed primarily at the leader of the free world, the USA for its involvement in attempting to come against Israel. What will happen this time, should this Paris fiasco condemn Israel by redrawing the borders of Israel and awarding land that belongs to God's Chosen people? In the past, environmental damage have happened each time the attempt was done...
-1991 31 October
President George H. Bush promoted the Madrid Peace Conference, where he attempted to divide the land of Israel in exchange for “peace” with the Palestinians. The next day, the perfect Storm came with 30 foot tidal waves and destroy Pres. Bush's Maine home.
-1992 23 August
The Madrid Conference was not successful the first time around, so a year later President Bush tried it again. Evidently, God’s opinion of a “land for peace” deal had not changed in the preceding 12 months, and disaster struck again…on the very same day. Hurricane Andrew visited Florida and caused billions in damage.
-1993 13 September , the Oso Peace Accords:
President George H. Bush promoted and proudly signed the infamous Oslo Accord. The same day Hurrican Emily slammed the Outer Banks with 115 MPH winds.
-1994 16 January, Talks to give up the Golan Heights by Slick Willy Clinton.
A devastating 6.9 earthquake hits southern California and was the second most devasting earthquake to hit the USA in it's history.
-1998 21 January , Impeachment.
Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coldly received by Pres. Clinton and the Monica Lewisky scandal broke out, and resulted in impeachment proceedings for Clinton.
-1998 28 September, Attempt to divide Israel again by Madeline Albright and Clinton,
Two days later, Texas is hit with devasting tornados and heavy flooding.
-I could number each one of the attempts to divide God's land and each time, disaster has struck, but the worst was in 2005, America pressured Israel to give up the Gaza Strip.
When Hurrican Katrina slammed into the New Orleans gulf coast. It was the worst natural disaster in our history..the news report said it like this:
Katrina raced directly toward New Orleans, harnessing deadly strength every moment. Literally recording wind strength “off the scale” On Monday, August 29, the nation watched in horror as deadly Katrina slammed and slaughtered the fragile Gulf Coast. Destructive Katrina left beautiful homes as piles of worthless rubbish. Deadly Katrina tossed bodies like litter along the highway. When Katrina ended her deadly mission America suffered the worst disaster in her storied history. As I saw the thousands of homes destroyed, my mind kept going back to those U.S. ordered bulldozers destroying the Jewish homes in the Gaza Strip. As I saw the thousands and thousands of United States citizens being evacuated from their land, my mind could not keep from remembering the Jewish people crying and literally begging to stay in their land. America found no mercy for the Jewish people.
The God of Israel is neither slumbering nor sleeping, America should remember that.”

Back in Israel Ariel Sharon, the Prime Minister at the time, suffered a massive stroke and lay in a vegetative state for many years before finally succumbing to his massive brain bleed...no matter if you're an American, or a faithless Israeli commander of the armed forces of Israel, you mess with God's land or His people, bad things seem to happen. There are many tragedies associated with Israel and the international community attempting to divide God's Land. 


Obviously, the present administration thinks they are exempt and again are attempting to try and divide God's Land...I pray God will view this as a product of a godless regime and take out His anger on those who precipitated this act of being a traitor to the only democratic ally we have in the Middle East. What will become the next story that will add to the reprisal of an angry God messing with His land or His people?? I see major environmental flooding and record snow falls in  California into Nevada...A product of this last U.N. vote...? 
The U.N. coming against Israel  will only isolate Israel even further, unless a Trump administration stalls that eventual slide. We have to stay attentive to that development and see what a POTUS Trump will do about the treachery done to God's people.
THE WORLD BORDERS ON THE TRIBULATION
The prophet Daniel, and both Paul and John foretell a peace agreement with Israel that kicks off the Tribulation Period. Daniel says that a leader of the revived Roman Empire confirms a peace covenant between Israel and her enemies, which he breaks halfway through.
In context, one could assume the covenant involves a mutual defense agreement, since, after the walls come down, Ezekiel says this Russian-led Islamic alliance launches a sneak invasion against Israel. Ezekiel 38:13 says Israel's 'allies' launch what amounts to little more than a weak diplomatic objection.
...You see the Dominos lining up and each are beginning to fall, as the world flies head long into the coming Tribulation and the removal of God's church from this planet. The political news is moving so fast, that is hard to keep up. Russia in the Middle East making nice to Iran, fighting in Syria and the possibility of the Oracle of Damascus being fulfilled, the isolation and treachery heaped upon God's land and people....a coming war prophesied of the Gog-Magog invasion, and most likely bringing about a 7 year treaty with Israel because of the total devastation that rained down upon the invaders. Thus ushing in the coming 7 year tribulaton that looms larger, as the puzzle pieces are ushered into place waiting for their act in world history to be orchestrated by the God of the universe.
The literal fulfillment of prophecies penned tens of centuries ago continue to unfold in our generation. Right down to details such as Israel's Tribulation status as a 'land of unwalled villages'.
The same Guiding Hand responsible for Ezekiel's unwavering accuracy and attention to detail also guided those prophecies that yet remain to be fulfilled. Don't let anybody steal away your excitement! We are that special, chosen generation who 'shall not pass away, until all be fulfilled." The time of Jacob's trouble is in the near future as the picture grows plainer and more into focus as time passes...
WHEN THE TRIBULATON COMES, WHERE WILL YOU BE?
If anything, those reading these passages can see that a war could break out any minute between Israel and the God of the Universe in this corner...and the Gog-Magog coalition in the other corner...when fighting starts, it will be a mass suicide of those who dare come against God's ancient people who He has gathered on the mountains of Israel. If I'm right, and this signals the coming treaty of 7 years, the wrath of God will fall on this planet and the Tribulation will begin as our Lord Jesus breaks the 1st seal and each seal of the title deed to this earth, which He created and bought with His blood. But just prior to that historical event, another most important event will take place, as all hell will break loose and the devil and his evil host will attempt to destroy all of mankind, and to secure worship for himself, as he has lusted for power reserved only for God Almighty, when he brings the Anti-Christ upon the world scene.

7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8And THEN shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:” (2nd Thessalonias 2:7-8)

This is a prophetic warning that when the beginning of the 70th week of Daniel begins, most likely with the aforementioned “peace treaty” with Israel, the Anti-Christ will step front and center stage. But I see the Church being removed prior to this is you take a careful reading of scripture, when the man of sin is revealed the Holy Spirit is removed from this earth in its fullness and we who have His Spirit residing in each of us, will leave with Him. Why? Because Jesus said He would never leave us alone, or comfortless and my God cannot lie...We are leaving..and possibly soon...Some people scoff and think we are grasping at straws. But fear them not, we are not grasping at straws, or following vague and ambiguous prophecies that can be explained away by calling them 'interpretations.' This is the real thing.
"And when these things BEGIN to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:28)


And brothers and sisters, the signs are all around us, screaming of their coming fulfillment. Be not those who slumber, but keep alert and watching, for our Lord will come when they least expect it.

This is Pastor Mike Taylor, proclaiming the nearness of our Lord. If you need prayer, counseling, or just a listening ear, contact me at realteam1999@sbcglobal.net, or visit me online for more biblical messages at www.pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com. God bless you all.

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