Middle East part two
Middle East Part one is just below this one, but you do not need to read it first to understand part two.
When we study prophecy MANY do so with a
But the Bible isn’t American it is eastern.
Most Christians have never been to Biblical nations,
and those who have were time limited.
Life in America is all most of us know.
We know how Americans think
What the American dream is.
The gentile world has been the power house since 70 A.D.
A GENTILE IS ANYONE WHO IS NOT A JEW, so that means Arabs are gentiles also.
In Luke chapter 21 verse 24 Jesus said
And they [the JEWS] shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
In 70 A.D. Jerusalem was destroyed, the temple was razed then 60 years later the The Bar Kokhba revolt [132 – 136A.D] finalized it. The Jews were forbidden to live in Israel and they were scattered into every known nation.
the diaspora – the scattering of the Jews throughout the world happened just as Jesus said it would in the above verse, Luke 21:24.
The “times of the gentiles”
began in 586 B.C. when Babylon captured Jerusalem.
That means the Jews were homeless for
the Jews, The blood relatives of Israel [Jacob], remain a unique race.
they are now – right now today – a force to be
respected by their enemies.
THAT IS A MIRACLE
For the Israelis to remain a unique people and return to their land after 2000 years
IS AN IMPOSSIBLE RESULT
THE “times of the gentiles” ENDED IN 1967
when Israel gained full control over Jerusalem
as a result of winning the six day war.
The Bible is mostly about
The land of Israel,
Its capital Jerusalem
and the JEWS
At least in the Old Testament it is.
MUCH OF THE BIBLE
is about Israel’s enemies and
God’s wrath on every nation that curses Israel.
Don’t take my word on that last statement take God’s word on it.
Gen 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: Gen 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
HERE IS AN abbreviated list of nations that God has cursed:
MEDES AND THE PERSIANS
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
THE BRITISH EMPIRE
Every one of those countries were once
extremely powerful and
until they messed with Israel evoking God’s curse upon themselves.
AMERICA MAY ALREADY BE ON
God’s WRATH LIST
BECAUSE AMERICA IS TRYING TO FORCE Israel in trading land for peace. Or to put it another way selling God’s land for peace.
Lev 25:23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.
Joe 3:2 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.
The land doesn’t belong to the Jews or the Palestinians. It belongs to GOD. He owns it.
In Genesis 27:29 we find another warning that nations should bless Israel
– THAT IS TO HELP ISRAEL –
not to obstruct it, or
to force Israel to trade God’s land for peace.
Gen 27:29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
AND I ADD VERSE 30 FOR CONTEXT
Gen 27:30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
IN Genesis 32:28
God changes Jacob’s name to Israel
Gen 32:26 And he [Jacob] said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
Gen 32:27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
Gen 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
God will curse those who are anti-Semitic.
An anti-Semitic is someone who has an illogical hatred for Jews and wants to hurt them anyway they can.
Anti-Semitism is a true demonic doctrine that Satan has used throughout Scriptures and he is better at it today then he ever was. He uses it to control anti-Christ nations.
AND Muslims best stop poking God in the eye.
God gets very angry when you do that
Zec 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
Many words have changed over the years. A quick example of that is the word “gay”. Spoiled is another one of those words.
When I think of spoiled I think of a spoiled brat kid. Or fruit left on the Kitchen counter top, or a ball game spoiled by the weather.
The spoiled in Zechariah 2:8 has a much different meaning.
The 1828 Webster dictionary has this definition for SPOILED, pp. Plundered; pillaged; corrupted; rendered useless.
“Israel” is in the KJ 1611 Bible, 2575 times and
“Jerusalem” is mentioned 814 times
ISRAEL AND ITS CAPITAL,
the holy city of Jerusalem – ZION –
center of this world
center of the universe
center of prophecy
I believe in CIRCULAR PROPHECY. Everything started in Israel and everything will end there.
Ezekiel 5:5 “Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.”
I think that when God made the earth
He put His thumb print on the land of Israel
AND God said
THIS IS MINE
THIS IS HOLY GROUND
Exo 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
Let’s look at Zechariah 12:9
Zechariah 12:9 “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”
Zechariah 12:9 is why Israel has won three wars THAT THEY HAD NO CHANCE OF WINNING
Muslims hate Israel BECAUSE
AS long as Israel exists it is an affront to Allah – the Muslim god.
Iran is close to nuclear weapons.
But I do not believe that Israel will ever be nuked.
IRAN boasts about killing JEWS.
A headline reads
In New York, defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be “eliminated“
BUT GOD TELLS US IN THE BIBLE THAT AHMADINEJAD DOESN’T STAND A CHANCE OF ELIMINATING ISRAEL. Besides the curse [discussed above] there is also Zechariah 14:12
was written in 519 B.C., 2533 years ago,
and it Paints a picture with Israel’s enemies receiving the wrath of God’s vengeance with what appears to be by a nuclear weapon.
Zechariah 14:12, And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
Zechariah 14:12 sounds like a nuclear weapon exploding
perhaps in Iran
not in Israel
PROPHECY’S EPICENTER IS THE MIDDLE EAST
PART THREE will be next week