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  1. As a quick disclaimer: I have seen your replies and clearly some of you have a heart for God. Others, spend far too much time listening to the doctrines of demons. Know this, unless they block me I will not quit. I write for a world that is filled with people with a heart like mine; one that has learned to err on the side of mercy. Have a great day basking in the love of Jesus Christ our soon coming King. Now, on with the post. Having addressed who or what Gog could be in my previous post, we now look at the directive given to Ezekiel to prophecy against Gog (from a great distance, and through time,) about what God's plan is, for the last days. Ezekiel 38:3 NASB and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal. Eugene Peterson's “The Message” gives us this, “Be warned, Gog. I am against you. Ezekiel 38:4 CJB I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with all your army, horses and horsemen, all completely equipped, a great horde with breastplates and shields, all wielding swords. Why would verse four be immensely significant in the Jewish mind? If you think back to the story of Jonah you remember that Jonah was asked to prophesy against Nineveh and tell them their days were numbered. While that might seem appropriate, especially if you had an intense hatred for the Ninevehites and wanted them dead because they were sadistically cruel and bloody people. But Jonah also knew something about God that most of us miss, and that was that God's nature was one of mercy. The other thing that Jonah understood was that the Ninevehites were a part of the Assyrian nation, just as Gog is, and they had the nasty habit of dragging their victims back to their lands by putting hooks in their mouths, among other places. “I will turn you around.” Another piece of insight for you. Having recently gone to the beach to be with family, I took an ice chest of cold drinks. I dragged that chest from the car, across the beach sand, and now, later in the day, I was dragging it back again. By the time I got to the stairs that lead up to the car, I was exhausted. I could feel the full weight of the ice chest as I went up the first step. Suddenly it got lighter. I actually thought I was going to turn around and see an angel. What I saw was the long-haired young man whom I had just passed carrying a skateboard. My wife, who was about 22 meters behind me, saw the skateboarder and internally had said, Lord, that would be great if that young man helped my husband. With that, the young man stopped, turned, and began to help me without saying a word. You see, God has ways of his will without a word being exchanged; and, the young man, he probably thought it was his great idea. “and bring you out with all your army, horses and horsemen, all completely equipped, a great horde with breastplates and shields, all wielding swords.” In one of my posts on Ezekiel 38, I went into great detail about the people of that region, the Scythians. One of their claims to fame is that they were skillful horsemen and deadly with weapons as they rode. Would Ezekiel have known that? It is highly possible as the line of descendants that produced these people existed long before Ezekiel did and he would have learned this through oral history. At this point, I only wish to say, that someone attempted to challenge my previous assertions about Gog, saying, Gog was Satan. Based upon verse four alone is that probable? Not likely seeing as 1Chronicles 5:4 shows us the lineage of a man named Gog, a descendant of Reuben – the disinherited son of Jacob, but then, Ezekiel's prophecy and the actual occurrence of these events spans well over two thousand years and no one lives that long. The only other thing that has credence is a demonic spirit/ fallen angel that carries that name. In this battle coming against Israel, who are the players? Ezekiel 38:5-6 NASB Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6) Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops-many peoples with you. Persia – Modern day Iran Ethiopia – At one time Ethiopia was known as Cush. Put - Put is the Libyans. While Qaddafi may have been a wild man, since his removal the nation has turned into a violent Muslim nation. Gomer - Sits squarely in modern day Turkey. Beth-togarmah - This was territory from which the Medes emanated. It is the region in which the Armenians resided. At one point in time, the Assyrian nations bordered Beth-togarmah, and it is the Caucasus region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. While Russia has dominated these people at times they seem to be independent of Russia while maintaining civil war amongst themselves. There is a strong clue embedded within the verse that says, “in the far reaches of the north, with all its troops-many peoples are with you." Again, this is the Scythian region and one of their claims to fame was Genghis Khan. Ezekiel 38:7 CJB Prepare yourself, get ready, you and all your crowd gathered around you; and take charge of them. Consider something here. Ezekiel is writing this while he is in Babylonian captivity; which for him, began around 570 B.C. Now, over 2570 years later, God is finally bringing this collection of assailants together for a horrendous battle. A battle, that for Israel, will look impossible. Many will add another war in here, the Psalm 83 war. Some even insert it before the events that Ezekiel lays out before us. Psalms 83:3-8 ISV They plot against your people and conspire against your cherished ones. 4) They say, "Let us go and erase them as a nation so the name of Israel will not be remembered anymore." 5) Indeed, they shrewdly planned together, forming an alliance against you— 6) the tents of Edom, the Ishmaelites, Moab, the Hagrites, 7) Gebal, Ammon, Amalek, Philistia, and the inhabitants of Tyre. 😎 Even Assyria joined them to strengthen the descendants of Lot. Interlude. Psalm 83 has similarities to what we see in Ezekiel 38 and 39, but what I don't see is Cush, and Put – Egypt and Libya. I am not sure those nations can be excluded as the descendants traveled extensively. Ezekiel 38:8 CJB After many days have passed, you will be mustered for service; in later years you will invade the land which has been brought back from the sword, gathered out of many peoples, the mountains of Isra'el. They had been lying in ruins for a long time, but now Isra'el has been extracted from the peoples and all of them are living there securely. “After many days have passed,” Far too many read this and think it merely means weeks later. This phrase, like “the prince that shall come,” that is defined for us in Daniel 9:26, has several encroachments into history. The problem is, these intrusions are spread across thousands of years. Many is the Hebrew word rab meaning much, many, numerous, and abundance, among others. Verse eight is clearly a description of Israel. Ezekiel 38:9 CJB You will come up like a storm, you will be like a cloud covering the land—you and all your troops, and many other peoples with you.' “You will come up like a storm,” Sudden and overwhelming. Are all storms sudden? No, in many cases people will say, this is storm weather and it always starts like this. So, the implication is that we have a strong probability of knowing when this will come. Just today (6/29/2018), through the MEMRI website, I learned of a Middle Eastern newspaper that leans heavily toward Erdoğan, publishing an article calling for the Muslim of the world to gather in Jihad against Israel (this article was published in Dec of 2017 – not that long ago. An aspect of the article was a map which showed Israel surrounded on every side with army tanks. Surrounded on every side sounds very much like Ezekiel's words. “you will be like a cloud covering the land.” - Clouds are formed by thousands of drops of water. We are told that the number seems innumerable. “you and all your troops, and many other peoples with you.” - These are people of a like mind – Muslims may not be unified in “religion” but they all seem to understand the idea of Jihad. Ezekiel 38:10-12 CJB "Adonai Elohim says: 'When that day comes, thoughts will well up in your mind, and you will devise a sinister scheme. 11) You will say, "I am going to invade this land of unwalled villages; I will take by surprise these people who are at peace, living securely, all in places without walls, bars or gates. 12) I will seize the spoil and take the plunder." You will attack the former ruins that are now inhabited and come against the people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and other wealth and are living in the central parts of the land. “ When that day comes,” - Question, does God do anything at random? The answer is NO, as everything is part of a precise and well thought out plan; a plan which includes giving man a free will and the opportunity to choose life or death. Regardless of the optional qualities, the plan is still in place and intact. So, is it possible that God would leave the option for Gog to design and plan out “his” own destiny? Not a chance and verse ten is no different, as “that day” is entirely in God's hands, and, a part of God's plan. Another consideration is the terminology “that day.” The phrase is attributed to several events; one of which is the return of Jesus as the warring and conquering Messiah, who also fights a bloody battle in the Jezreel Valley; there is the great white throne judgment and the entirety of the seven-years of God's wrath upon the earth. Are any of those events what we are looking at here? I do not believe so as there are always other events associated, which we do not see here. “thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan,” - The Hebrew word for thoughts is dāḇār and literally means words. I could read this when that day comes, words will pop into your head, you are going to think this is your sinister scheme, but in reality, you will be doing what I have planned all along. Mind is the Hebrew word lēḇāḇ and also means heart. In God's understanding, the heart and the mind are one in the same. Devise is from the Hebrew word châshab and means to weave, fabricate, or plot. “You will say, "I am going to invade this land of unwalled villages; I will take by surprise these people who are at peace, living securely, all in places without walls, bars or gates. 12) I will seize the spoil and take the plunder.” The context of Deuteronomy 3:5 is applied to Israel's conquer of Og, the King of Bashan. Having destroyed Og's fortified cities they were never rebuilt by Israel. It also demonstrates that cities were typically fortresses; this is not what you see in Israel today. Deuteronomy 3:3-6 NASB "All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates, and bars, besides a great many unwalled towns. Zechariah 2:4 NASB and said to him, "Run, speak to that young man, saying, 'Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the multitude of men and cattle within it. I like the way the ISV version translates Ezekiel 38:12, “the people … who live at the center of the world's attention.” Currently, all the world seems to be looking at Israel, once again. Whether Israel is at the center of the world or not is debatable, but God is making that nation the center of attention. And, although we have not covered the verse yet, it sums up the reason behind all this tumult. Ezekiel 38:16 ERV...I will bring you to fight against my land. Then, Gog, the nations will learn how powerful I am! They will learn to respect me and know that I am holy.
  2. I was asked by my pastor why I study eschatology (end times events.) Ignoring the negativity of a challenge like this, I find that "end times events" are tied in with almost everything I read in scripture. Ezekiel 38 and 39 is such an event, as it speaks of a horrific situation that may happen at any minute. Try opening a conversation about what you find in Ezekiel 38 and 39 and the eyes of your audience will glaze over and you can watch them begin to look at their watches, wondering if there isn't somewhere else they need to go. There are reasons behind this lack of interest, and they stem from confusion; a lack of understanding; the inability of the speaker to put flesh and blood on the characters; and, the worst part is that there is a veil over the eyes and ears of the hearer so that they cannot comprehend. Along with those factors, there is a multitude of answers as to who the players are and when this event will take place. Ambiguity plays a role in the disinterest because an honest dissertation of an end-times scenario will typically put you in the ballpark, perhaps even provide the audience with the team name, but at this point, I am not sure we specifically say who the main characters are. Furthermore, two simple sentences can inspire books of commentary. I am going to try and condense but still give you an understanding of this prophecy. An introduction to Ezekiel: He was a priest, the son of a priest, and he was taken captive into Babylon. Already, you should be thinking, odds are not in his favor. Ezekiel was one of the few that give us precise dates. According to Dr. John Gill's commentary, chapter 38 gives an account of "an enemy of the Jews, under the name of Gog, that shall invade their land, and disturb their peace after they are settled in it;" J. Vernon McGee, in his commentary, demonstrates some classic old-school thinking as he tells us the theme of Ezekiel 38 is Russia's invasion of Israel. McGee is making his case for Gog to be Russia. I happen to think McGee's assessment is wrong and we should not be focused on the Russian President Putin. You have to keep in mind what was going on in the world that would have inspired the McGee's particular emphasis on Russia in his commentary. For example, The United States was deeply entrenched in the Korean war; the Vietnam conflict, with the cold war with Russia waiting just around the corner. I too assumed that Russia would be one of the major players (and no doubt they are, but we are trying to think biblically while paying attention to the context.) as we lived with the verified threat of Russian missiles 90 miles off our coast in Cuba - a Russian ally, as children. The Summarized Bible commentary conveys that “God does not only see those who are now the enemies of His people, but foresees those who will be so in the last days, and lets them know by His Word that He is against them, and will make their movements to serve His own purposes.” I know, every generation has had those that have said, "we are in the last days," and I would tell you that they were right. Now how would I come to the understanding that every generation comprehended that we are in the last days? Daniel chapter 9, spells out a seventy-week decree against Israel. Sixty-nine of those weeks have been fulfilled. The seventieth week of years (7years) has been on hold for over 2000 years. Therefore, we, the church, have been in the last days for over 2000 years. Peter, on the day of Pentecost, filled with Holy Spirit, preached to the thousands milling about the streets of Jerusalem that day. An aspect of what Peter said came from Joel chapter 2 which speaks about the time of God's wrath which the seventieth year portrays. However, within that period, people are acting out in the power of the Holy Spirit as the prophets of old did. Peter said this part of Joel's prophecy had been fulfilled in your hearing. What did he say? We are living in the last days. Since the last days seems to be very focused on the seven-years of wrath, are we, at the moment, living in the seventieth week? No, and that will not come until the church is removed from the earth. 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8 The NASB opens our look into Ezekiel 38 with: Prophecy Against Gog Ezekiel 38:1-2 NASB And the word of the LORD came to me saying, 2) "Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him Note how the passage provided has no appropriate punctuation at the end. That is because the thought continues and we will pursue that shortly. But for the moment let's dissect the verses. “Son of man,” Is there any question as to whom the Lord is talking? The answer is Ezekiel. “set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,” Okay, what just happened? Ezekiel was told to prophesy against two entities: Gog; this person also happens to be the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. And, the land of Magog; If Ezekiel is told to prophesy against him, and "him" includes the land, then we should be considering the possibility that this is: A nation? A people group? A demonic operation that controls a people group? As I try to understand, I turn my attention to my concordances and look up the word Gog. BDB Definition: Gog = “mountain” - A Reubenite, the son of Shemaiah (1 Ch 5:4); The prophetic prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and Magog (Read Ezekiel 32) Strong's concordance merely adds Gog, the name of an Israelite. The KJC keeps us in Ezekiel with one exception: 1 Chronicles 5:1-4 MKJV And the sons of Reuben, the first-born of Israel (for he was the first-born; but since he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, and the genealogy is not to be counted according to the birthright; 2) For Judah prevailed among his brothers, and from him came the chief ruler, but the birthright was Joseph's); 3) the sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 4) The sons of Joel: Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, and Shimei, his son. The dishonor carried by the family due to Reuben's indiscretion, which excluded them from any rights of birth, surely plays a role in all of this. The Word Study Dictionary tells us this about Gog: He is pictured as a great enemy against God's people. Ezekiel 38:9 NASB "You will go up, you will come like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your troops, and many peoples with you." He is from the land of Magog or possibly "from the land of Gog." Gog. i.e., mountain, in reference to the Caucasus mountains, the chief seat of the Scythian people. Note: Rather, "Gog (the prince) of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal." The Ultimate Cross-Reference Treasury The Lord sets Himself against Gog (Eze_38:2). Gog will lead a coalition of nations against God's people who are then dwelling securely in the land of Israel (Eze_38:14-16). With the addition of the words, God's people who are then dwelling securely in ...Israel. They have turned this so that we are looking at the church and not Israel, which is incorrect. But God, in fact, will bring Gog forth and will destroy him and his people. Ezekiel 39:1-2; Ezekiel 38:19-23 The Lord spoke about this through other prophets (Eze_38:17-18). Ezekiel 38:17 MKJV So says the Lord Jehovah: Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days, by the hand of My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days and years that I would bring you against them? The multitudes of Gog will be buried in the Valley of Hamon Gog, that is, "multitudes of Gog" (Eze_39:11), Ezekiel 39:11 CJB " 'When that day comes, I will give Gog a place there in Isra'el for graves, the Travelers' Valley, east of the sea; and it will block the travelers' passage. There they will bury Gog and all his horde, and they will rename it the Valley of Hamon-Gog [horde of Gog]. The Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature informs us that: They are the name of a mixed race dwelling in the extreme north, comprehended by the Greeks under the name of the Scythians; (2.) to the center and representative of their race, i.e. their king (Ezekiel 38:39). Gog comes forth from the distant north (Eze_38:15-23; Eze_39:2), ... And, if you are stickler for history - Interpreters have given very different explanations of the terms Gog and Magog; but they have generally understood them as symbolical expressions for the heathen nations of Asia, or more particularly for the Scythians, a vague knowledge of whom seems to have reached the Jews in Palestine about that period. Thus Josephus (Ant. 1:6, 3) has dropped the Hebrew word Magog, and rendered it by Σκύθαι; See attachment - Classic Bible Maps, The World as known to the Hebrews Of the maps, I looked at to better understand this ancient classic version shows me more and divergent details than any other map, as it points out Gog and Magog, and where they were located. I have also provided a link to Wikipedia which continues to fill in the blanks in understanding and prophecy with highly detailed information about the Scythians. Because of the quantity of information found there, which all seems important, I am only going to suggest that the interested pursue that there. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scythians] As you read the information, consider where Gog might come from. It may help you to understand more clearly how the Turkish "president" Recep Tayyip Erdoğan might best fill the role of Gog. Just for the fun of it, I searched the internet to find out if Genghis Khan could have been a Scythian. The Headline read, “Not Just Genghis Khan - Scythians Show Genetic Blending With Europe 2,000 Years Ago.” http://www.science20.com/news_articles/not_just_genghis_khan_scythians_show_genetic_blending_europe_2000_years_ago-96314 Here is was I gather so far. Gog, from the disinherited family line of Reuben, moves North and becomes a nomadic mounted and warring nation known as the Scythians. They ranged into China, Siberia, Egypt, Asia Minor and as far south as the Northern African nations, however, they seem to be centrally located around Turkey and the Caspian Sea. They are heavily influenced and integrated by the surrounding nations such as Persia, Syria, and the Caucasus regions. They conquered Nineveh, the Assyrians, and the Medes. Having relations as violent as Genghis Khan one can assume that slaughter was their general theme. This is the people that God sees as one of Israel's few remaining thorns in the flesh.
  3. Dear Heavenly Father, in Jesus Christ's name I come and pray to you, led by the Holy Spirit. Thank you for drawing me nearer, closer to you, me going deeper with you. You are a good, good Father, great at what you do and holy in who you are. Please forgive me and help me repent from immoral thoughts, wrath, gluttony and distractions from you. Help me forgive my resentments with this world and way of life we lead. Remind me to focus on the lumber in my own eye and not the splinter in someone else's eye. God bless, protect and save president Trump, prime minister Trudeau and all the leaders of this world. Bend their will to yours and have them make the right decisions according to your will for us all. Thank you for keeping the peace in Cameroon, may all concerned communicate and come to terms with everyone's needs instead of war (hell on Earth). I pray against the enemy within and without in the name, blood and power of Jesus Christ, my Lord and my Saviour! May there be a revival in North America for God's sovereignty, reign and rule over our land. I pray for the people fighting for unborn children in the womb, thou shalt not murder. I pray for the law makers of this country struggling with the legalization of marijuana, a false idol and distraction from you, God. I pray for the people that speak out and act against the Son of God, your Holy Bible and truth that sets anyone free from sin. May we all have our hearts softened and opened further to the light of Christ. May your church be the salt of the world, not watered down or tasteless yet working strong. May I continue to pray ceaselessly to have you hear and answer my prayers, as you already have and continue to do. Praise God, thank you perfect lamb who was slain for us and welcome Holy Spirit into our lives, land and minds. In Jesus Christ's name I pray, hallelujah, amen! GregoryB
  4. Open Letter to Rock Bottom Dear Down in the Dumps, You are not in a nice place to visit or indefinitely live. I know, I have been there too many times. Since then I have burned my passport and remain grounded, gladly. The local authorities and citizens do not understand my alien presence. They cannot keep this message out. I will explain later. You will not complain sooner. Listen, look and warm yourself up to light versus darkness. Defect from that infected wasteland. Walk this way for freedom! Before I believed in anything worth mentioning, I desperately decided to buy into "Allen Carr's 'Easy Way to Stop Smoking.'" Heck, he wrote I could even smoke as I read the book! I took a leap of faith out the hole of butts and ash. I actually enjoyed and laughed at old cues to spark a dart. Nic fits were only a fading memory of how and what I used to be like. I had been deprogrammed from doom and reprogrammed for life. Thank goodness, because all drags from cigarettes had become depressing slave wage reminders of death. I could not prove or understand it but I believed it had worked, setting me free. I see that now was a good sign, open door and ray of hope. Major problems had potential solutions. I believed things could be better. Before I met and surrendered to Jesus Christ, I waged war with myself and the world. I abused my being with alcohol, marijuana and drug experimentation. I sat much of my life in front of a screen playing questionable games. I cheated on God, my future wife and myself with pornography and masturbation. I was living the bad dream of a wicked party scene. My heart had holes, my mind was free for the taking, my body was in ruin and my soul was lost and bound. Mental health issues coincided with the start of all of the above. By my fourth psychiatric ward stay I actually enjoyed doing my time and running the show. Pride, lust, anger, gluttony and slothfulness as deadly sins were aiming to win. It was either end up a casualty of spiritual warfare or be saved by divine intervention. Enter my Saviour, Lord, teacher and protector. I read the Bible out of curiousity. I thought I should for its major influence on the world and world view. Believing and in it does not change that in any case. Tragedy struck when my parents' dog died in my arms. What I was doing with my life and would come after hit me hard. God had spoken, my deaf ears had been opened. I quit pot on the spot. I mourned Baloo's death and a life I was not getting. I compensated by binge drinking. I started getting drunk in the morning. I was listening to Harvesters FM, a Christian radio station constantly. They suggested AA, Alcoholics Anonymous. I went and got on the sober wagon. Gaming got the boot. Pornography and masturbation were confessed, apologized for, repented from and rebuked. All of the above related to asking Jesus Christ into my heart and life through a simple, sincere to the point prayer. The Bible was now more than history and what Christianity was based on. It was God's word speaking to me, changing my life for His pure glory, perfect plan and purpose. Not the story of my life, but Jesus Christ's death for the church as his wife. It is thee book that's truth never changes as always relevant. Now I am part of the book of life, hallelujah! Not the end, Gregory Keith Jonathan Brumwell 2018 Testimony Saved by Jesus Christ as of December 18, 2016, GKJB-1973 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. - John 3:11 New International Version (NIV) 31 “If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. - John 5:31 New International Version (NIV) 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. - John 1:7 New International Version (NIV)
  5. Typology in the Book of Joel I wrote this years ago, but I believe it is prophetic, and full of hope for today. I think considering typology can be encouraging, can broaden our understanding, and cause us to look for important questions asked in Scripture. I believe the Scripture asks important questions and riddles to cause us to think, and that these questions are being largely ignored. We have to be very careful to stick to what the Scripture spells out (and not give the same emphasis to our insights on types and shadows). Will I get some things wrong, and someone be able to point out a difference using Scripture -- yes. Chapter 1 The word of the Lord comes to the prophet Joel, and he is asked a question. Has this been, or in the days of your fathers? [Has this ever happened before. Some amazing event has occurred, something that never happened to the Jews. Could this mean that the church is gone? Solomon said 'there is no new thing under the sun,' Ecclesiastes 1:9. I think this event has happened before in the rapture of Enoch, and of Elijah, but this event could be the harvesting by God of souls worldwide. Peter refers to Joel 2 in Acts.] Tell the children of it on and on. [This is an extremely important event. Will this be told of even during the millenium?] Desolation by worms and locusts. [Could it be that the Jews realize that they've been left behind, deluded, erred in not recognizing their Messiah?] Awake. Wail because no new wine. [Could this indicate that communion with God and the sacrifices to Him are gone with the church?] A strong nation, lion-like, has come upon God's land and ruined God's vine and tree. [This indicates that their spiritual enemy has kept Israel from bearing fruit for the Lord, caused them to be a wasted vine and a barkless fig tree.] Lament like a virgin in sackcloth who loses the husband of her youth. [This sounds like a bride whose husband dies or is killed.] The meat and drink offerings are gone from God's house. [The Jews are told they have no offerings being made to God, and they may realize that is because the church, who accepted the Messiah Jesus, is supernaturally taken from the earth.] The priests mourn. [The priests realize what has happened. These might be compared to those Jews who seek Him, pray to Him, and long for Him.] Be ashamed farmers, vinedressers. [This is referring to those who were to care for God's people of His fields and vineyard and did not.] The harvest is perished. [These Jews haven't been included in the harvest of souls. A silent harvest of the world has been accomplished, but the fields of Jewish souls without Jesus stand desolate, out in the open. This brings to mind the Scripture, "The summer is past, the harvest is over and we are not saved."] Dead vine. [Israel is rejected, they realize that they are the vine that is dead without their rejected Messiah.] Fig tree wilted. [Perhaps they realize they are as a fruitless fig tree and withered as Jesus has passed by and they were not ready when He came? Here is a Scripture I just saw last week, 2017: Luke 21:29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees. ] Pomegranite, palm, apple all withered. Joy is withered away. [When they realize all of this, they are full of grief. The pomegranite and mention of joy brings to my mind the pomegranite fruit and bells on the hem of the priests' garments.] Dress, lament, priests. [They decide to grieve and wail and seek the Lord. The Lord speaks to the seekers, tells them what to do.] Wail ministers of the altar. Lie all night in sackcloth. Meal and drink offering withheld from the house of your God. [They realize fully that they are left, rejected, and that they have made no offering for sin.] Call a fast. [They still look to the Lord God and hope in Him even as old Job did.] Call an assembly. Gather elders. Cry to the Lord. [They cry to God for help.] Alas for the day. For the day of the Lord is at hand. [The day of the Lord refers to the time of His wrath. They are distressed.] Destruction from the Almighty. [They know His wrath and judgments are terrible, and are before them.] Food, joy and gladness cut off from the house of God. [Famine, Israel feels rejected and left.] Seeds rot. Beasts groan and are perplexed. [Even the animals are suffering and troubled.] Flocks desolate. [They know they are the sheep of His pasture, but realize that their shepherds have scattered.] O Lord to Thee will I cry. [They still cry to the true God, and hope in Him.] Chapter 2: Blow the trumpet. [The trumpet was blown to gather the people, and also it was blown to order them to march.] Sound an alarm in My holy mountain. [The trumpet warns the people.] Let all in Israel/land tremble. For the day of the Lord comes. [They know Armageddon is coming.] Dark day. Thick darkness. Great people and a strong, none ever like them. Fire before. Flame behind, desolate behind. [This army has left desolation behind it.] Like horses, like horsemen. Noisy as chariots. Like flame, devouring. [These sound like the evil beings in the Book of Revelation.] Before their face, people will be pained, all faces shall gather blackness. [This army that is leaving desolation behind it causes God's people to suffer and people's faces to be darkened because of either burns or perhaps dark emotions of distress and fear.] Run like mighty men. Shall climb wall. Shall march not break rank. Shall stay in formation. Not thrust each other, fall on sword not injured. [This seems to indicate that these are spirit beings. They could be the demon possessed army of the Antichrist who will be in control of the earth.] Run to and fro in city. [Would this city be Jerusalem?] On wall.... on houses.... in windows.... Earth shall quake before them. Sun, moon dark, stars withdrawn. [Much of this echoes Jesus's descriptions, and the words in the Book of Revelation, which should cause us to compare the two books.] The Lord shall utter His voice before His army. Day of the Lord, who can abide. The Lord says, turn to Me, fasting, weeping and mourning. [The Lord responds to their seeking and orders His army.] Tear your heart not garments. [They are told to repent.] Turn to the Lord. He is graceful, merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness and repenteth Him of the evil. [The Lord wants His people to look to Him, He loves them and encourages them.] Who knows if He will leave a blessing, meal and drink offering unto the Lord. [They begin to have hope.] Gather the people. [The earlier trumpet was to alarm. Now all the people are to gather.] Sanctify a fast.... assemble.... gather children and sucklings.... bridegroom and bride. [Everyone is to weep before God, even infants and newlyweds.] Let priests weep between the porch and altar. [The priests are told to pray in a specified area which is on the temple mount, not down at the bottom of the wall.] And let them say: spare Thy people, give not Thine heritage to reproach. [The Lord continues to prescribe to His people, urging them to pray, fast, weep.] Let not nations rule over them, why should nations say where is their God. [They are to ask for help from being conquered by the nations. The Lord will come to Israel and defeat all others.] Then the Lord was jealous for His land and pitied the people. [The Lord is moved to help them.] I'll send you grain, wine, oil, you will be satisfied. [Note again the wine and bread, spiritual food I think, as well as a promise of food during their time of trouble.] God will no more make Israel a reproach among nations. [God will vindicate them publicly.] But I will remove far off from you the northern army. [This may match Joel up with the time of Ezekiel 39. God will fix the armies of the north. If I am correct that the earlier verses of Joel are a lament about being left behind when the believers in Jesus are taken up, then this might put the attack from the northern army after the believers are gone and the Jews are aware of what has happened.] Drive him into a barren land.... face to east.... rear to west. [Not toward Israel.] His stench shall come up. [The enemy turns, and this again seems to compare to Ezekiel's prophecy about when the enemies fight each other and die from the outpouring from the Lord.] His ill savor. [The odor of death I think. See Ezekiel 39. This is a third witness in the Scripture which may tie this to Ezekiel's prophecy about the great number of bodies.] Fear not, O land, be glad, rejoice, the Lord will do great things. [Now that the Jews have started to tear their hearts, fast, and seek the Lord, He does a tremendous thing and protects them from the army from the north. They will indeed rejoice.] Be not afraid ye beasts, pastures do spring, the tree beareth her fruit, the vine do yield their strength. [His fig tree comes alive and bears fruit. Both tree and vine are alive in Him. Even the troubled animals are gently spoken to by the Lord.] Be glad ye children of Zion. [Could this indicate that the Jews living within Israel are particularly to be glad, that as He has told them to gather and they have done so they will have special protection as in no other place?] Rejoice in the Lord your God. [The Jews are to rejoice for they are restored to God at this point.] For He hath given former rain. [The former rain is the autumn rains.] And the latter rain in the first month. [The rain in the month of Nisan which is March of April. Exodus 12:2, "This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you." The Romans made the Jews shift their New Year to the fall so it would fit with the Roman New Year. Tishri, September/October, is the seventh month of the Jewish calendar.] The floors will be full of wheat, vats overflow with wine and oil. [This is the promise of God that they too will have a harvest of souls and a blessing. Also, the wine and oil are gathered by the Feast of Tabernacles, which commences on the full moon in late September/October.] And I will restore to you the years the canker has eaten, locust, cankerworm, caterpillar, palmer worm. [God promises He will restore all they've lost. Only God can truly restore that which has been destroyed. The worm, the devil, has eaten their understanding of the meaning out of their Scriptures, and he has stolen all of the New Testament from them. God can do this restoration quickly.] My great army which I sent among you. [This follows the verse which specifies the armies of locusts, worms, caterpillars that God has permitted. "Shall there be evil in the city and the Lord has not done it?"] Ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied. Your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. [He has done wonderful things, allowing the difficulties, bringing Israel to blessing.] And My people shall never be ashamed. [He promises to do more for them. If I am correct and this describes the seven year tribulation, then they are aware He is with them and that He won't leave them ashamed, will keep all of His promises to them, revealing to the world.] And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour My Spirit upon all flesh. [Could this mean after the great event in Joel 1:2, or after He has smashed the northern armies? He will turn to His own, pour out His Spirit on them all. These and the following verses would be a marvelous encouragement and blessing to the Jews during the tribulation.] And your sons ans your daughters shall prophesy.... old men shall dream dreams. [Revelations in the night, and these will encourage them greatly as awful things are occuring in the world.] Young men see visions. [Just like Daniel did, and they will get more understanding and information.] And also upon the servants and handmaids. [This could point to those who are not of the family of the Jews, and that they shall also receive if they will listen to the Jews. The Jews were to take care of their servants, permit them to keep the Sabbath, and also to proseletize strangers and teach about the Lord.] In those days will I pour out My Spirit. And I will show wonders in the heavens, fire and smoke, and in the earth, blood and pillars of smoke. [Jesus spoke of signs in the sky, and I believe the Book of Joel indicates when this will be happening. This would be encouraging to the Jews, and frightening to the people of the Antichrist.] The sun shall be turned into darkness. [Before a star "novas," it darkens, then becomes far brighter and hotter briefly. Some scientists think our sun may be getting close to novaing.] The moon into blood. Before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. [He will give signs to the whole world before the latter half of the tribulation I believe.] And it shall come to pass that whosoever will call upon the Lord shall be delivered. [All who call on Yeshua! This shall be a time of revival, when God is ready to save.] For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance. [Many will realize that the Lord is God, and they will be delivered from the wrath of God.] As the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call. Chapter 3: I will gather all nations and will bring them down to the Valley of Jehosaphat. [All nations gather to Armageddon in the land of Israel.] And will judge them there for My people. [He promises to protect His own, and will war against the nations north of Jerusalem.] And for My heritage Israel. Whom they have scattered among the nations. [The nations will be judged there.] And parted My land. [The nations won't be able to scatter the Jews from the land this time! God has been angry about the way His land has been partitioned and His people treated and He will express His wrath. The royal land grant given to Abraham was from the river of Egypt to the Euphrates river, and much bigger than it is now.] And they have cast lots for My people and given a boy for a harlot and sold a girl for wine that they might drink. [The Lord begins to state His reasons for His anger.] Yea and what have ye to do with Me, O Tyre and Sidon and all the coasts of Philistia. [He speaks to the nations, seeming to say, You can't get near Me. Tyre means "to distress," and Sidon means "hunting."] Will ye render Me a recompense? [The nations can do nothing against Him.] And if ye recompense Me, swiftly speedily will I return your recompense on your own head. [God warns His enemies that He will speedily recompense them.] Because ye have taken My silver and My gold, and have carried into your temples My precious things. The children also of Judah, and the children of Jerusalem, have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border. [He states that He is angry about the things His enemies have stolen and taken away. Jerusalem means "dual peace shall be taught, lay ye double peace" and Grecia means "unstable, the miry one."] Behold I will raise them out of the place to which ye have sold them and will return your recompense upon your own head. And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah. And they shall sell them to the men of Sheba to a people far off.... for the Lord hath spoken it. [He will have angels take the children from those who took the children of Jews and believers away from them.] Proclaim this among the nations. [These nations are to be told of this.] Prepare war. [They will do so.] Wake up the mighty men. [Could these refer to the demon princes who preside over all the nations?] Let all the men of war draw near.... let them come up. [God tells the nations to come on.] Beat your plowshares into swords.... and your pruninghooks into spears. [Use every scrap of metal and make weapons to fight God -- it will do no good.] Let the weak say I am strong. [Could the Lord be indicating 'go on and kid yourselves, you're nothing compared to Me.'] Let the nations be wakened and come up to the Valley of Jehosaphat. [Come to Israel, where I am, the Lord says.] For there will I sit to judge all the nations round about. [Come to where I sit and I'll judge you there.] Put in the sickle for the harvest is ripe.... come get down for the press is full the vats overflow for their wickedness is great. [There are several Scriptures about God's good Vine, and the Husbandman. In this Scripture, these are evil grapes in the press and vats. Compare Revelation 14:18, 19 "Thrust in thy sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God."] Multitudes multitudes in the valley of decision for the day of the Lord is near in the Valley of decision. The moon and the stars shall be darkened.... and the stars shall withdraw their shining. [He gives heavenly signs.] The Lord also shall roar out of Zion. [Jesus the Lord will roar from out of Mount Zion, in the midst of His people, as the Lion of Judah. This roar will terrify the enemies of God.] And utter His voice from Jerusalem.... and the heavens and the earth shall shake.... but the Lord will be the hope of His people. [During this time God's people will have hope in God.] And the strength of the children of Israel. [Once young David was the strength of his people and killed the mighty one of the enemy. Now Jesus will do so.] So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Zion My Holy Mountain. Then shall Jerusalem be holy and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. [Only His people who know Him will live in God's land.] And it shall come to pass in that day that the mountains shall drop new wine. [The joy of communion with God.] And the hills flow with milk. [Cattle no longer confounded, but contented.] And all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters.... And a fountain shall come forth from the House of the Lord. [The fresh water will flow out of Jerusalem. The Temple mount has never had a source of water, and one million gallons of water per day had to be piped in through a six foot round tunnel cut through rock, but in the mid-eighties it was discovered that there is dampness and dripping under the Temple area.] And shall water the valley of Shittim. Egypt shall be a desolation and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness for the violence against the children of Judah because they have shed innocent blood in their land. But Judah shall dwell forever and Jerusalem from generation to generation. For I will avenge their blood that I have not avenged; for the Lord dwelleth in Zion. **********
  6. Hello there WorthyChristianForums Community, I couldn't find a better section to write my personal story, I hope you read it until the last word because otherwise you won't get the idea. This is my story as a Lebanese person living in Israel and a message to the people around the world. I'm a young person who suffered from war and lost the childhood he was supposed to live surrounded by his family and friends. In a normal day Israel withdrew unexpectedly from South Lebanon after twenty-five years of war followed by many Lebanese families who served under the Israeli regiment, who had little choice but to, leave or die as was promised by the terrorists that were and still in Lebanon. We barely made it out alive leaving everything behind, some lost their lives even as we were trying to escape. We were shot at the border as we were denied to enter Israel at first. The only thing I took with me is a toy. We were held in a place that was full of mad and depressed people, so much yelling and crying, kids and grownups, people from all ages trying to find their loved ones and see if they survived. I don't remember all that happened that day and why did our car disappear, i was told they blew it up. Later on I found myself in a safe place living in a bungalow and riding a bicycle with my friends the whole day, the sea is few meters away from us, everything is alright, peace, no shooting, no booms no screams and cries, well, as far as I remember, you must keep in mind i was just a child… and my uncle's family is at the same place. My parents asked around to know where is the rest of the family, until we finally got to know that we have only two uncles here, one on my mom's side and one on my father's side and the rest remained in Lebanon. Later we were moved to another place leaving one uncle behind and joining the other. (Not by choice) After two years we were moved to a new place. Fresh new life, we rented an apartment, got some furniture, but no uncles and no cousins around, we didn't know anyone. Israel helped us moving and aided us some, slowly we understood that it will be hard to get back to Lebanon and that wasn't a thing I really wanted because of the fact that... Lebanon is in a deep war, bombs everywhere and people dying every day, and because of the fact that if we return to Lebanon my father will be imprisoned and they will torture him like they did to my grandfather, an old man, he was jailed and beaten and denied medication. Fifteen years passed since the day we came to this country. During these years I have met so many people, from all religions Jews, Muslims, Druze and Christians. I wish I could get to know some of them more and I wish I didn't meet some. What I learned by being around them is that religion is not the main problem. The problem is that everyone believes that this land is theirs to keep and want to kick the rest out or even kill them if they could. What they don't understand is that this land is not going with them after they die, instead of sharing it and enjoying life for what it really is, they make it hard for everyone. The reason behind our involvement is because we didn't want the people who were seeking asylum in Lebanon from using our homes as attack bases to fire on Israel which they did and to protect our families from rape, theft, being kidnapped and killed like they did to one of my uncles that i didn't get to know. As a result the South Lebanese people decided to unite and make an army by the order of the legitimate Lebanese government to keep peace in our lands under the Israeli regiment. Muslims, Druze, but mostly Christians stood together and joined the army to protect their home from terrorism and to stop the killing and the kidnapping. Now each and every person who was in the South Lebanese Army that left to Israel is considered a traitor in Lebanon. The terrorist organization is forcing the Lebanese people to believe that they are the protectors of Lebanon and that we the South Lebanese people who left to Israel and the Israeli people are the real terrorists. I can't blame my country it never had a moment of peace, throughout history nations conquered it and enslaved its people, there is no real government because anyone who has the power can take it and do whatever he likes, no one can really protect it from the terror, and most of Lebanon leaders support the terror because they are scared of them. Things escalated since, we got attacked by our own people, let alone those who sought asylum in Lebanon, and so we fought back, we alongside the Israeli people fought terror, we wanted to protect and free our land. But by year 2000 Israel decided to withdraw from Lebanon as it wasn't really leading anywhere and it was costing them a lot, money and blood, as it did us. Most of the families had young children like my family, who had me and my brother on the way, didn’t think twice and left, but the older people like my grandparents were unable to leave, they were rooted to their home and land. My grandmother and grandfather lived alone they didn't see their grandchildren growing and not their own children, my grandfather left us while I was writing this, I can't explain my feelings.. I wanted to be next to him I wanted to help him… I wish I can be next to my grandmother this moment… South Lebanon is an hour drive from us but we cannot visit for a second, leaving to Lebanon will be permanent and may cost us our lives. Despite all we have been through and being mistreated on several occasions, we were raised to be good to everyone and to forgive and forget… It's not easy though, especially when you are reminded of it every day by people who refuse to forgive or forget or try to understand. We have been living in a Jewish City for thirteen years (Arabs live in separate cities and settlements). We've seen a lot, bad things and good things, things like being called Arabs in school and being hated for it, even creating random fights with us just because we speak the language. Although I had a great teacher who took good care of me and helped me like I was her son and even helped me to find a job and she is a religious person. A while after I started college and started traveling around the country I was really surprised to hear for the first time from Arabs - Christians, Muslims, Druze what do they think about us. Confusing… Honestly… I'm a traitor in some people eyes… a weak person who betrayed his country… and living between Jews… can't be any worse, they actually hate us and make fun of us. Christians didn't welcome us especially at first, we found our cars smashed when we went to pray in one of their churches, so we can't expect the rest to treat us any better. Some people think that all the Lebanese people are the same as they see them in Media – Having fun, hanging out with many women, drinking, poker, casinos… no this is not South Lebanon! We were not able even to go to Beirut… The Jewish people main problem is thinking that we are "Arabs" ... as long as I talk Arabic around them it will be weird for them and I understand that… but for those some who got to know us, they started to show us some respect, supporting us morally. It is enough to get a smile from a neighbor, especially that we are living between them and we study with them, to make us happy. While studying software engineering I met a great Jewish friend who changed some of my views and I respect him like my brother (He lives in a village close to the border of Israel and Lebanon). It’s really confusing... From all the religions there are some people who like us and some who don't... But if you ask me who I like more or who I feel more close to? I will say "Don't hate, forgive, and respect me for who I am" In those fifteen years living in Israel we've had a lot of troubles, starting from all kind of people around who think that we are "Arabs" and "Terrorists" and "Betrayers" for not understanding who we are and what we went through, to personal issues as the Epilepsy of my brother that crashed us, and thank god he is alright now. I can't say that Israel should have helped us more than it did, but separating between us was a bad move, for us that is. For them they got what they wanted, two groups busy disliking each other over envy with no combined effort to pursue anything from the country… Two groups that one of them got more and the second one got much less, it's not fair… the result today is that one group has their own house, a new car, and having a normal life even traveling abroad … While the second group are struggling to raise their families dreaming about the day they might have a house that they won't be kicked out of. We personally moved 6 times from house to house ruining our stuff and paying a lot of money moving because the house owner decided to raise the rent. My family consists of five people, two parents and three sons, two of them under age, living in a rented two bedroom house paying for it 2,500 Shekels plus municipality taxes. After paying the rest of the bills, we are left with little money that we can't afford to buy the required food and clothing, my dad found himself at the end of every month in a bigger debt having to ask the bank for a loan after a loan to be able to go on, and asking all the government organizations for help and for a public housing that kept rejecting us. I respect him and I will never forget how strong he is for keeping us together and teaching us what’s right and what’s wrong, and for fighting to feed us with all the mental and financial pressures and every other hurdle, so many things that I learned from him and I will be passing it on. I can't explain how my mom is important in my life, the one problem she has is that she couldn't work and she's not able to work, I won't explain it here, but she is the heart of this family, she made me and my brothers so close to each other to take care of each other, to love each other, to forgive each other no matter what happens. I finished my high school years plus college and I got employed, I have been working for almost half a year and I'm helping my family a bit now, it is going to be hard for us to reach the main goal to buy a house for our family to live in and finally say we have a home and it's ours, let alone pursue my own life and my family to be… with all the problems that we have such as my little brother and mom's health issues "Celiac disease" (They can't eat anything that contains wheat, almost every product has wheat added just for the weight) just makes it harder to us because we must pay four times the normal price for their food, while we are fixing the damage that have been caused by the loans. I know that we are not the only family struggling to survive, many around the world are. However, it's important for me to pass this over so people around the world understand that we are not bad people, all we did is try to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Our presence in Israel isn't by choice, Israel after all is for the Jewish people, always been, always will be, it's not for us (A fact that was made clear through many occasions and by several means) but … Where else can we be? We have fallen prey to political games and we were too weak to do anything about it, I wish I could see Lebanon again for few seconds just to see my house and my family… my grandparents who aged alone. I want to feel how it is like being at home or to belong to somewhere, and not spend my days being shunned by the people I am living amongst for a crime I did not commit. It has been quite the journey and I still have a lot to tell, who knows what fate is holding for me. I will be working hard in the few next years trying to save money to be eligible to take a loan to buy a house or even to immigrate to another country searching for a better life, if I didn't mention it before life in Israel is very expensive with little income to the common man, but it's hard to find a country that will accept us all, maybe I can do it alone but it is hard for me to leave my family after all what we have gone through together. (I must say that this is only one story from so many more Lebanese who live in Israel who suffered a lot) If you wish to comment on my story , or offer any advice, you can reach me on lebaneselivinginisrael@gmail.com I would like to add and thank God very much for his guidance if it wasn't for our strong faith no christian lebanese family would have survived. Thank you for reading and God Bless.
  7. Cease Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. Isaiah 1:4-7 The Daily Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:16-18 Drum-Roll Against Israel Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies: And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin: And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellers as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city. Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness. And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed. Isaiah 1:24-28 For They Are As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Revelation 3:19 His Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 31:20 Beloved Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. Thus saith 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, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 31:31-37 ~ May The LORD My God Have Mercy Upon Zion And On Her Many Many Enemies Too And May He Bless Her Children The IDF In Yeshua's Holy Holy Holy Name In The Name Of Jesus I Cry Amen~!
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