GOD is true to HIS WORD – both the Bible and “secular” history bear witness to HIS FAITHFULNESS to HIS WORD – …

“FOREVER SETTLED in HEAVEN”!

“ISRAEL” and God’s “PROMISED LAND” is an integral part of GOD’s REDEMPTION PLAN and CONTROL (“PROPHETIC HAND”) of HISTORY

Deuteronomy 32:8 

“When the Most High DIVIDED to the nations THEIR INHERITANCE, when  He SEPARATED the SONS of ADAM, HE SET the BOUNDS of the PEOPLE ACCORDING to the NUMBER of the CHILDREN of ISRAEL”  

There are  GOD’s “SET” PROPHECIES, PATTERNS and TIMES, to HIS “SET PEOPLE

“Therefore, behold, I will do a MARVELOUS WORK and a WONDER among themfor the wisdom of  their wise men shall perish, and the UNDERSTANDING of their prudent will be HID”. Isaiah 29:10, 13

ISRAEL “WILL KNOW ME” – the GOD of ISRAEL – 

Jeremiah 24:7 New International Version (NIV)

I will give them a heart to KNOW ME, that I am the LORD.

They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.”

(Jeremiah 31:34)

33“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God, and they will be my people.

34No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they WILL ALL KNOW ME,  from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the Lord.

A PROMISED LAND – LIFT UP NOW THINE EYES


Abraham
: “Go from your country and your kindred and your father‘s house to the LAND that I will show you

Genesis 13:14  And the LORD said unto ABRAM, after that Lot was separated from him, LIFT UP NOW THINE EYES, and look from the PLACE where thou art NORTHWARD, and SOUTHWARD, and EASTWARD, and WESTWARD: 

15For ALL the LAND which thou SEEST, to thee will I GIVE IT, and to THY SEED for EVER. 16

And I will make THY SEED as the DUST of the EARTH: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

17Arise, WALK through the LAND in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I WILL GIVE IT UNTO THEE.

Genesis 13:16:  “and will make of you a GREAT NATION, and I will BLESS you, and make your NAME GREAT”

Sarah: “I WILL BLESS HER, and give thee a son also of her … and she shall be a mother of nations; KINGS of people shall be of her  “and God said, “Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a SON indeed;

and thou shall call his name ISAAC and I will establish MY COVENANT  with HIM (ISAAC) for an EVERLASTING COVENANT, and with HIS SEED after him”   Genesis 17:19

Genesis 12:7: The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “TO YOUR OFFSPRING [or seed] I will give THIS LAND”

Genesis 15: And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I KNOW that I SHALL INHERIT IT.

And HE said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a STRANGER in a LAND that is NOT THEIRS, and shall SERVE THEM; and they shall afflict them four FOUR HUNDRED YEARS; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they COME OUT with GREAT SUBSTANCE. … But in the FOURTH GENERATION they shall come hither again. 

In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I GIVEN THIS LAND, from the river of EGYPT unto the great river, the river EUPHRATES”

It was the title deed to the LAND of ISRAEL, which GOD PROMISED to Abraham’s lineage, that has been the source of the friction in WORLD HISTORY right up to the present day

Genesis 35:1 “and God said unto JACOB, arise, go up to BETHEL, and dwell there: and make there an ALTAR unto GOD, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

Genesis 35:2 then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, PUT AWAY the STRANGE GODS that are among you, and be clean, and CHANGE YOUR GARMENTS, Genesis 35:4and they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earringswhich were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

Genesis 35:5 and they JOURNEYED (the LAND]: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

Genesis 35:10 –  “and God said unto him, thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but ISRAEL shall be  thy name”

Genesis 35:11  “and God said unto him, I am God almighty: be FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY;  a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and KINGS shall come out of thy loins”

Genesis 35:12 “and the LAND which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I WILL GIVE IT, and to thy seed after thee will I give THE LAND”.

Genesis 35:13 – “and God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.”

Genesis 35:14 – and Jacob set up a pillar in the PLACE where he talked with him, even  a PILLAR of STONE: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon”

 GENESIS 28:1 “And ISAAC called JACOB, and BLESSED him, and charged him, and said unto him,thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan” 

”I (God) AM with thee (Jacob), and will keep thee in ALL PLACES whither THOU GOEST, and will bring thee again into THIS LAND”  

 GOD RENAMED JACOB (heel-catcher) “ISRAEL”, meaning “POWER with God” or “GOD GOVERNED”.  Genesis 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.

JOSEPH was sold into slavery by his brothers.  He would end up a slave in Egypt.  Eventually, these “Israelites”, a.k.a. “HEBREWS”. would move to Egypt during a famine. 

Jacob’s son Joseph would eventually become  “de facto” leader of Egypt.  In Egypt, the Hebrews became “fruitful, and increased abundantly”. (Exodus 1:7-8)

Eventually, “a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph” (Exodus 1:8)  The Israelites would eventually become slaves in Egypt.

When the children of Israel  “sighed by reason of the bondage”, GOD “REMEMBERED HIS COVENANT with ABRAHAM, with ISAAC, and with Jacob”.  (Exodus 2:23, 24)

After four generations, Moses would lead them out of slavery from Egypt.

MOSES, EXODUS from EGYPT and the PROMISED LAND (Canaan)

EXODUS 3:17 – “And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the LAND of the CANAANites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a LAND flowing with milk and honey”

“And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and NOW LET US GO, we beseech thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God. And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go”

The ISRAELITES escaped Egypt and wondered through the Sinai Wilderness for 40 years

It was Joshua that would lead them in the PROMISED LAND of CANAAN, west of the River Jordan in what is Israel today

The Israelites were COMMANDED by GOD to take the LAND from its occupants.


The Promised Land was DIVIDED amongst Jacob-Israel’s TWELVE SONS. 

Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manasseh were alloted lands;  Levi, the priestly tribe, were not alloted lands like the others.

DAVID, from the tribe of JUDAH, would re-establish the nation of “Israel”.  The term “Jew” means one from the tribe of Judah.  (one of Jacob-Israel’s sons)  The capital would eventually be established in JERUSALEM.

 “The LORD has SWORN to DAVID, a truth from which he will not turn back; ‘of the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne.”(Psalm 132:11) [from the Lord through his prophet nathan to King David] “when your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who shall come forth from you, and I will ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM”

 2 Sam 7:13:  “he shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the THRONE of his kingdom FOREVER … and your house and your KINGDOM shall ENDURE before me FOREVER; your THRONE shall be established FOREVER.” (2 Samuel 7:12-16)

Under SOLOMON, the kingdom of Israel prospered.

BUT the physical kingdom of Israel was NOT established “FOREVER”

David’s son Solomon would build a TEMPLE to house  “The TABERNACLE”, the house of the Ten Commandments. David’s son Solomon built a Temple to The Lord in Jerusalem on MOUNT MORIAH, the site of Abraham’s Sacrifice of ISAAC

The Israelites had settled down in one place and united as one nation under God and David.

How can Nathan come and say that God has appointed a place for Israel, he would PLANT them in that place, from which they’d MOVE NO MORE, and be free from their OLD ENEMIES?  

Weren’t they in their own place?  Weren’t they at peace with  their enemies?  

Who was thinking of moving?

   2 Sam 7:29 –  Therefore now let it please thee to bless the houseof thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, o Lord God, hast spoken it: and with THY BLESSING let the house of thy servant be blessed FOR EVER. 

1 Kings 2:4 – “shall not fail thee a man on the THRONE of ISRAEL.”

GOD PROMISED there be a direct, bloodline descendant of David ruling, he or she must be RULING over some ISRAELITES.   Somewhere in the world, this minute, there is a bloodline descendant of King David ruling over the descendants of the Israelites.

ISRAEL REMOVED (exiled) and RESTORED (a new home)

IDOL WORSHIP and EXILE (“scattered”)

Amos 9:8  “Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the SINFUL KINGDOM, and I will DESTROY it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will NOT UTTERLY destroy the house of Jacob, saith the Lord”.

 Leviticus 4:27  and the Lord shall SCATTERED you AMONG the NATIONS, and ye shall be left few in number AMONG the HEATHEN, whither the Lord shall lead you

Deuteronomy 4:26 – “I call heaven and earth to WITNESS against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly PERISH from OFF the LAND where unto ye go over JORDAN to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be DESTROYED

Leviticus 4:27:  “and the Lord shall SCATTER you AMONG the NATIONS, and ye shall be left few in number AMONG the HEATHEN, whither the Lord shall lead you”

Leviticus 26:33 – “and I will SCATTER you AMONG the HEATHEN, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be DESOLATE, and your cities WASTE”

Amos 9:8 – “Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the SINFUL KINGDOM, and I will DESTROY IT from off the face of the earth; savingthat I will notutterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the Lord”

Amos 9:9 “for, lo, … I will SIFT the House of Israel AMONG ALL NATIONS, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.”

 “and I WILL DESTROY YOUR HIGH PLACES, and CUT DOWN your IMAGES [IDOLS], and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of YOUR IDOLS, and my soul shall abhor you”  Leviticus 26:30

“you shall be DELIVERED INTO the HANDS of your enemies … and I will SCATTERED you among the heathen” Leviticus 26:24-26

“and I will bring the LAND into DESOLATION and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it”   Leviticus 26:32

Hosea 1:6 “Call her name LORUHAMAH:  for I will NO MORE HAVE MERCY upon the House of Israel;  but I will utterly TAKE THEM AWAY.”

Hosea 1:9  “then said God, call his name  LOAMMIfor ye are NOT MY PEOPLEand I will NOT BE YOUR GOD”

“if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then ACCEPT of the PUNISHMENT of THEIR INIQUITY”  – Leviticus 26:30

II Kings 17:22– “for the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they did not depart from them,” …


II Kings 17:23
“until the Lord REMOVED ISRAEL OUT of HIS SIGHT, as he had said by all his  servants the prophets. so Israel was CARRIED AWAY from their OWN LAND to ASSYRIA,  as it is to this day”

God singled out the sheep herder, DAVID, of the JUDAH line, to be king over the nation. After David’s son Solomon’s reign, Israel would SPLIT into TWO SEPARATE kingdoms  (II kings 11:29-36) 

Israel SPLIT into NORTHERN and SOUTHERN kingdoms.

Solomon’s son Rehoboamwas kingof the southern kingdom, with it’s capital in Jerusalem. 1 Kings 12:12-19

TEN TRIBES, under the leadership of EPHRAIM, formed the NORTHERN kingdom of Israel. Samaria was it’s capital; Jeroboam was it’s king.

By  922 B.C., both kingdoms were free and independent of each other to fulfill their prophetic destinies after the death of Solomon (c930BC)

JUDAH and ISRAEL become TWO SEPARATE NATIONS   (I Kings 12; II Chron. 10)

The nation of Israel was SPLIT.

Jeroboam made an image of calf for the 10-tribes to worship rather then going to Jerusalem, lest he loose power.  (I Kings 12:28).

For the next 300-years both Israel and Judah had competing kings, many of the kings turned the people toward the IDOLS of the LAND, such as Ahab who worshipped baal. Someof the kings remained true to the lord such as Hezekiah and Josiah. 

During this period God intervened by sending prophets and judgments on the LAND, Elijah battled the false prophets of Baal in the valley of Carmel (I kings 18).  There was a WAR for the SOUL of the nation.

The NORTHERN KINGDOM of Israel was judged first.  God sent the armies of ASSYRIA to DESTROY the land and take the people CAPTIVE.

Other people (“Samaritans”) were settled in the LAND in 722 B.C. II Kings 17:22 –  “For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they did not depart from them,” …. II Kings 17:23… “until the LORD REMOVED ISRAEL out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. so Israel was CARRIED AWAY from their own LAND to Assyria, as it is to this day”

Both parts of the divided kingdom engaged in IDOL [false gods] WORSIP.

The prophet ABIJAH pronounced God’s judgement upon king Jeroboam: “for you have made yourself OTHER GODS, molten images, to provokeme to anger”.  “I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam” (king of the 10 northern tribes) and will UTTERLY SWEEP AWAY the House of Jeroboam” (II Kings 14:9, 10) “The Lord will SMITE Israel as a reed is shaken in the water and ROOT UP ISRAEL OUT of THIS GOOD LAND which he gave to their fathers and SCATTER them beyond the River Euphrates because they have made IDOL-otrous symbols, provoking the Lord to anger”   (I Kings 14:15, 16)  PUSH people to the ENDS of the EARTH (Deuteronomy 33:17)

ISRAEL RESTORED – An ANOINTED PLACE

God promised PUNISHMENT for IDOLATRY, BUT ALSO RESTORED  Israel, to a NEW HOME  (2 Sam 7:10)

“Then will I REMEMBER MY COVENANT with JACOB, and also my covenant with ISAAC,and also my covenant with ABRAHAM will I remember; and I will remember the LAND.” (Leviticus 26:42)

Leviticus 26:44  “and yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will NOT cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to DESTROY THEM UTTERLY, and to break MY COVENANT with them: for I am the Lord their God”

1 Chronicles 17:9:   “Also I WILL ordain a PLACE for my people ISRAEL, and WILL  PLANT them, and they SHALL dwell in their place, and SHALL be MOVED NO MORE

Deuteronomy 33:28  “Israel THEN shall dwell IN SAFETY ALONE: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew”

 Amos 9:15– “And I will plant them upon their land,and they shall no more be pulled up out of THEIR LAND which I HAVE GIVEN THEM, saith the Lord thy God

Jeremiah 23:3–  “And I WILL gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither i have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase”

Jeremiah 31:10  – “Hear the word of the Lord, o ye nations, and declare it in the ISLES afar off, and say, HE THAT SCATTERED ISRAEL WILL GATHER HIM, and keep him, as a shepherddoth his flock”

 Leviticus 4:31 (for the Lord thy God is a merciful god;) He will NOT FORSAKE THEE, NEITHER DESTROY THEE, NOR FORGET The COVENANT of thy fathers which he sware unto them

 Leviticus 26:45  But I WILL for their sakes REMEMBER the covenant of their ancestors,   whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.

Hosea 1:6 “Call her name LORUHAMAH:  for I will NO MORE HAVE MERCY upon the House of Israel;  but I will utterly TAKE THEM AWAY.”

Hosea 1:9  “then said God, call his name  LOAMMIfor ye are NOT MY PEOPLEand I will NOT BE YOUR GOD”

“If then their uncircumcised hearts be HUMBLED, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:  Leviticus 26:30

THEN will I REMEMBER my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac,and also My covenant with Abraham will I REMEMBER; and I will REMEMBER the LAND”  – Leviticus 26:42

“Israel” was not really “lost” –  their IDENTITY  was “LOST” from Biblical history  

“SECULAR” HISTORY records “WAVES” of exiled “Israelites”, under various names migrating from the Middle East to northern and western Europe.

 

Israel split into TWO GROUPINGS –  “CIMMERIANS”and  “SCYTHIANS”.  Cimmerians migrated to Asia Minor, west of the Black Sea, move westward up  theDanube River, known as “CELTS” and “Gauls”.  Israelite “Scythians” moved through the CAUCASUS MOUNTAINS into southern RUSSIA, then divided into two groups –  eastern and western.

 Genesis 28:14 and THY SEED shall be as the DUST of the EARTH, and thou shalt SPREAD ABROAD to the WEST, and to the EAST, and to the NORTH, and to the SOUTH …


Isaiah 24:15 “wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the ISLES of the sea

Isaiah 41:1  “Listen, o ISLES, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far”

Jeremiah 31:10  “hear the word of the Lord, o ye nations, and declare it in the ISLES afar off, and say, he that SCATTERED ISRAEL will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.”

MANY CLUES to the “appointed place” are provided in the Bible.  Isaiah 49:12  describes the ”ISLES” NORTH and from the WEST” [of Palestine].

History records that following the collapse of the Assyrians, “WAVES” of  ISRAELITES (under different names  [a.k.a. SCYTHIANS, CIMMERIANS and CELTS] then migrated north through the CAUCASUS, then ACROSS EUROPE.


Tribe after tribe,
Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Frisians, poured across the sea to make NEW HOMES in the British ISLES.   Thus grew the British nation. . . formed of the union of various tribes of the same racial stock of ANGLO-SAXONS (sons of Isaac)and “CELTS” (Israelite Cimmerians).

GOD has been “GROOMING” BRITAIN (“covenant men”) all through history

Isaiah 24:15:  “Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires, even the NAME of the LORD GOD of ISRAEL in the ISLES of the sea

Isaiah 49:12  “Behold, these  shall come from  far: and, lo, these from the NORTH and from the WEST[of Palestine]

Isaiah 42:4 – “he shall not fail nor be discouraged, till  he have set judgment in the earth: and the ISLES shall wait for his law”

   Amos 9:14  –   “and I WILL BRING AGAIN the CAPTIVITY of MY PEOPLE of ISRAEL, and they shall buildthe waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them”

   Amos 9:15  “and I WILL plant them upon their land,and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God”

   Jeremiah 23:3:  “and I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be FRUITFUL and INCREASE” …

   Jeremiah 23:8 – “but, the Lord liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they SHALL SWELL IN THEIR OWN LAND”

   Jeremiah 46:27 – “but fear not thou, o my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, o ISRAEL: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and JACOB SHALL RETURN, and be in REST and at ease, and none shall make him afraid”

   Jeremiah 31:10  “Hear the WORD of the LORD, o ye nations, and declare it in the ISLES AFAR OFF, and say, he that SCATTERED ISRAEL will GATHER him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock

   Jeremiah 31:2 – “thus saith the Lord, the people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I WENT to CAUSE HIM to REST”

   Ezekiel 34:12: …”as a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are SCATTERED”

“so WILL I SEEK OUT MY SHEEP, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been SCATTERED in the cloudy and dark day

   Ezekiel 20:34:  …”and I WILL bring you out from the people, and WILL GATHER YOU OUT of the COUNTRIES wherein ye are SCATTERED, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm and WITH FURY poured out

EPHRAIM = ENGLAND

 “With them he shall PUSH the PEOPLE TOGETHER to the ENDS of the EARTH: and they are the ten thousands of EPHRAIM, and they are the thousands of MANESSEH.  

EPHRAIM was EXILED to ASSYRIAN in 720 BC.  Calculating “7 TIMES” from that date

In 1801 AD, GREAT BRITAIN became the UNITED KINGDOM

 

The initial, decisive role played by the British-Commonwealth alliance of nations all giving allegiance to the British (“covenant people”) crown

After the ISLES had lost the first offspring-nation(a prophecy of the birth and independence of America), OTHER OFFSPRING NATIONS would be formed, in the process of EXPANSION.

Great Britain, after losing its first colony (USA), went on to multiply into a MULTITUDE of  NATIONS with world-wide territories. At its height, the British Empire ruled over a THIRD of the earth’s surface, becoming the GREATEST EMPIRE of ALL TIME


“with them he shall PUSH THE PEOPLE TOGETHER to the  ENDS of the EARTH”.  

At its zenith, the British empire ruled over MANY NATION, the MOST EXPANSIVE empire in the HISTORY OF OUR PLANET  

“The SUN NEVER SAT on the British empire”, ruling much of the world, ruling over Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, many black african nations, egypt, india, pakistan, bangladesh, sri lanka, burma, singapore, hong kong, malaysia, eastern new guinea, and many ISLANDS in oceania.

Britain’s navies also controlled much of the world’s sea surface – “Britannia rules the waves”

MANASSEH = U.S.A.

 “IF you walk contrary to me, I will CHASTISE you SEVEN TIMES for your sins”.

Centuries before, God (through Moses) warned of the consequences of WORSHIPPING IDOLS

Biblical “seven times” is really 360 YEARS multiplied by seven (7) times or 2520 years –  

AD 1776 is EXACTLY 2520 years (Leviticus 26:24, 28) from the captivity of MANESSEH by the Assyrians in 745 BC.

Genesis 49:22  Joseph is a FRUITFUL bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose BRANCHES RUN OVER the WALL

The ‘roots’ [ancestry] of Joseph shall always be planted in the British Isles; however, the BRANCHES of JOSEPH GREW OVER the WALLS, i.e. wandering across the oceansout-growing the limited bordersof the tiny isles.

No matter where the ‘VINES’ MEANDERED, they were still the SAME PEOPLE who make up the MULTITUDES of JOSEPH’s descendants, for it is the people with the role to play, the people who received the BLESSINGS of great bountifulness

 MANNASEH could not fulfil his destiny, as long as he remained in Britain, He would always be subordinate to EPHRAIM  

The original twelve tribes of Israel grew to became THIRTEEN when Joseph was subdivided into the tribes of Ephraimand Manasseh.   Since Ephraim was given its portion before Manasseh, Manasseh essentially became “the THIRTEENTH TRIBE”

The HEBREW WORD ‘AMIYR‘ [strong’s #5995], which the NAME ‘AMERICA‘ represents, refersto a ‘SHEAF of WHEAT’.  In America’s heartland are grown GREAT WHEAT FIELDS as far as you can see – this land is called the BREADBASKET of the WORLD.  ‘Amar’[strong’s #6014], means to gather grain [wheat], and implies reaping the ripened golden harvest. u.s. coins depicted bundles of wheat, while her paper money depicted grains of ‘amiyr’ [wheat], in a cornucopia of ABUNDANCE

ISRAEL-JUDAH RESTORED

Jealousy and resentment of “ISRAEL” and “The PROMISED LAND” has created an unparalleled HATE which has set off wars and atrocities for 4000 years …

It was the TITLE DEED to the LAND of Israel, which GOD PROMISED to ABRAHAM’s lineage, that has been the SOURCE of the FRICTION between GOD’s PEOPLE ISRAEL and THEIR ENEMIES right up to the present day.

In the end, GOD DECIDES to WRAP THINGS UP in the SAME PLACE and WITH the SAME PEOPLE THAT HE STARTED WITH – ISRAEL

The RE-ESTABLISHMENT of ISRAELas a NATION  is an essential theme to understanding Biblical prophecy.

The RE-OCCUPATION of JERUSALEM is prophesied many times in the Bible.

In the LAST DAYS, ISRAEL WILL BE REVIVED and OPPOSE the NATIONS

EZEKIEL shares a kindred theme with ISAIAH and JEREMIAH – all three prophets deal with a DISOBEDIENT ISRAEL WHO HAVE TURNED AWAY FROM GOD, WHO ARE JUDGED BUT PROMISED RESTORATION

The importance of the LAND of ISRAEL in God’s plan cannot be understated – through the physical land and his literal promises, GOD WILL ACCOMPLISH HIS WORD and BRING  REDEMPTIONINTO a FALLEN WORLD.

God has Ezekiel prophesy because God is reinforcing this future relationship between ISRAEL, the LAND and HIMSELF.


EZEKIEL
reveals prophecies regarding the destruction of Jerusalem, the RESTORATION to the LAND of ISRAEL with millennial templevisions, or the Third Temple.   Ezekiel gives us a detailed account of the events surrounding GOD’S REIGN OVER the EARTH AFTER the ISRAEL is RESTORED 

 

Ezekiel describes the MESSIANIC KINGDOM, when ISRAEL will KNOW and have a relationship with the LORD GOD, through JESUS CHRIST, the KING of ISRAEL

 

 ISRAEL, the descendents of ABRAHAM, ISAAC and JACOB, were CHOSEN BY GOD to be a PECULIAR PEOPLE to ACCOMPLISH HIS PLAN of REDEMPTION in the fallen and lost world

ISRAEL is a demonstration of the RESURRECTION and the MESSIANIC nature of the national RESTORATION:

“Behold, the DAYS COME, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the House of Israel and the house of Judah.”  Jeremiah 33:14

“In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.”  Jeremiah 33:1

“In those days SHALL JUDAH BE SAVED, and JERUSALEM SHALL DWELL SAFELY: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness”  Jeremiah 33:16

For 1,878 years, from 70 AD to 1948 AD, there was NO NATIONAL STATE of ISRAEL. In 70 AD, Roman legions surrounded the city, set it on fire, and destroyed SOLOMON’s TEMPLE, the center of Jewish life in Israel. 

ISRAEL and the END TIMES – DANIEL

The Book of DANIEL serves as the only apocalyptic book of the Old Testament, as chapters 7-12 FORETELL the END TIMES

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim (606 b.c.), Daniel and his friends were among the young Jewish nobility carried offto BABYLON.  The four were chosen for their intellect and beauty to be trained as advisers to the Babylonian court.  

Daniel’s ministry as a PROPHET began late in life. “The great nations of the world have RISEN AGAINST YAHWEH; BUT GOD’s KINGDOM shall overthrow existing powers and LAST FOREVER’

Daniel’s vision of the “SEVENTY WEEKS” is the most important revelation in many respects made in the scriptures – it set the DATE of the FIRST COMING of CHRIST, and gives the length of the REIGN of antichrist.

The date of the “vision” is important. The first verse of the chapter locates it in the “first year” of  Darius the Median, or the same year as the “fall of Babylon, ” 538 BC. 

Daniel had been studying the prophecy of Jeremiah and learned from it that the 70 years of “captivity” of his people were drawing to a close, for the “captivity” began in 606 BC, and 68 years had elapsed since then. (Jeremiah 25:11)

The purpose of the angel Gabriel’s visit was to show Daniel that while HIS PEOPLE would be RESTORED to their own LAND at the end of the “SEVENTY YEARS”. 

That did NOT mean the restoration of their national life, but was only the commencement of a longer period, which the angel called the “seventy weeks” that must elapse before they should AGAIN be IN CONTROL OF THEIR OWN LAND.  

The angel Gabriel tells him that he has a special message for him, one that will show him the IMMEDIATE FUTURE of Israel, as well as the FUTURE of ISRAEL IN in the END TIMES

We must clarify the meaning of the term ’70 WEEKS’.  It was not 70 calendar weeks, but rather it was 70 ‘WEEKS of years’, figuring each day of the 70 weeks as one year.

The expression “seventy weeks” should read “SEVENTY SEVENS”.  

The “seventy weeks” is divided into THREE PERIODS of  “seven weeks, ” “threescore and two weeks” from the going forth of the “COMMANDMENT” to RESTORE and BUILD JERUSALEM unto “MESSIAH the PRINCE”

7 WEEKS– this 49 year period is the time where the ‘commandment to RESTORE and to BUILD JERUSALEM‘ was given. It would take 49 years to accomplish this, it began in 444 BC

62 WEEKS– from the end point on the rebuilding of the walls, until MESSIAH was to be REVEALED, it would be 62 weeks, or 434 years

70th WEEK– this 7 year period is yet FUTURE because God stopped the time clock when ISRAEL REJECTED the MESSIAH and he went to the CROSS

“The street shall be built, and the wall, even in troublous times,” refers to the “FIRST PERIOD” or 49 YEARS, occupied by Ezra and Nehemiah in the work of RESTORING and REBUILDING the city of JERUSALEM .  

Messiah was to be CUT OFFbut not for himself” refers to CHRIST’s REJECTION and CRUCIFIXION:

  “He is DESPISED and REJECTED of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of god, and afflicted.”    Isaiah 53: 3,4

 “He was inthe world, and the world was MADE by HIM, and the WORLD KNEW HIM NOT.  He came unto his own, and HIS OWN RECEIVED HIM NOT”      John 1: 10.11

“Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, it was necessary that the word of God should FIRST have been SPOKEN to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the GENTILES”.   (Acts 13: 46)

“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that BLINDNESS in part is happened to ISRAEL, UNTIL the fulness of the GENTILES be come in.”      (Romans 11: 25)

Daniel 9 states that MESSIAH WILL APPEAR 69 periods of 7 years of 360 days (or a total of 173,880 days) afterthe command to build the wall of Jerusalem.  For MESSIAH’s FIRST COMING, that command was given in Nehemiah 2:1-8 and dated as the 1st Nisan 444 B.C. which was the 20th year of Artaxerxes. In our current calendar that date was March 12 that year, 444 B.C.

When 173,880 days are added to March 4, 444 BC., you arrive at Sunday, March 29, 33 AD, with Passoverand full moon (plus eclipse) on Friday, April 3rd

Those dates correspond to PALM SUNDAY when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the donkey as Messiah in fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9 with the CRUCIFIXION later that week as foretold in Psalm 22:1, 16-18, Isaiah 53 and Daniel 9:26

In Daniel 9, the full period of 173,880 days is split into TWO SEGMENTS, namely 156,240 days (62 periods of 7 years) and 17,640 days (periodsof 7 years of 360 days)

The LION’s GATE was being built during 1539. If 156,240 days are added, we end up in 1967.  Specifically, if the Lion’s Gate started construction on August 20, 1539, we end up with JUNE 7, 1967

The prophet Zechariah predicted 2500 years ago -“Jerusalem would become a burdensome stone for all the peoples” and that “all nations of the earth will be gathered [for war] because of it”.  (Zechariah 12:3)

ISRAEL CONQUEREDThe TIME of TROUBLES

Revelation: “For then shall be GREAT TRIBULATION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”

Matthew 24:2  Jesus: “and except those days should be shortened, there should NO FLESH be SAVED: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”

When JESUS RAPTURES HIS CHURCH AWAY to be with Him in heaven, the Bible says that God will once again focus on the Jews, and the great and terrible time of the GREAT  TRIBULATION will BEGIN  

We are first introduced to the time of the tribulation in the Old Testament book of JEREMIAH, and the prophet calls it the time of ‘JACOB’s TROUBLE‘ because it will primarily center on the JEWS in ISRAEL

The prophet ZECHARIAH prophesied PERSECUTION of the Jews in the LAST DAYS: 

Zechariah 14:2  “For I will GATHER ALL NATIONS AGAINST JERUSALEM TO BATTLE; and the city shall be TAKEN, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into CAPTIVITY, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city”

What was to happen during DANIEL’s “70th WEEK” was not revealed to Daniel.

He received a communication which he did not understand and was told to “seal the book up until the time of  the end”.  (Daniel 12: 4, 8, 9)

All Daniel knew was that the contents of the book had reference to the “TIME of TROUBLE” that should befall his people at the “time of the end” (of their sorrows), NOT the “end of time”.

What that “sealed book” contained is no longer a mystery, for the Apostle John saw the “SEALS” of that book broken, and was told to record what it contained.

The “seven-sealed book” of the Book of Revelation is the book that Daniel was told to seal up… the “WRATH of GOD,” or the “indignationof God” (Jeremiah 10:10), or the “day of the Lord’s fierce anger” (Zephaniah 2:2)

The unique importance of the TEMPLE MOUNT to Judaism and Islam makes the location a FOCUS POINT to tensions and conflicts

The apocalyptic belief in a FUTURE BATTLE  AGAINST ISRAEL and the murder of all Jews is a deeply held belief among many Muslims.

The Mahdi will lead this army to ISRAEL to RECONQUER IT for ISLAM. One Hadith expresses the final slaughter of the Jews: “the last hour will not come unless the muslims will fight against  the Jews and the Muslims would kill them

The Biblical anti-christ a.k.a. Muslim Mahdi will initiate a TREATY with the nation of ISRAEL for SEVEN YEARS

The prophet Isaiah makes mention of and REBUKES ISRAEL for making a “COVENANT  of DEATH

The TEMPLE will be REBUILT in the first half of the tribulation and the Jews will offer  sacrifices there as they did in the time of Christ.

The outer court represents the Gentile nations who will INVADE the holy city during the LAST HALF of the tribulation beginning with the blasphemous actions of the beast. (Daniel 9:27; rev. 13) The anti-Christ/Mahdi will proclaim himself not only ruler of the world but God himself.

 Matthew 24:11 – “and MANY FALSE PROPHETS shall rise, and shall DECEIVE many”

Half way through the seven years the PEACE will be BROKEN. Israel will be CONQUERED by a great Muslim army, led by the Mahdi and muslim Jesus

The Mahdi’s rise to power is preceded by an army from the east carrying black flags of war.  The Mahdi will lead this army to Israel to reconquer it for islam.  The mahdi will join the army of muslim warriors carrying the white flag of Muslim government, the BLACK flag of military “JIHAD”

The Mahdi will establish his new Islamic headquarters from JERUSALEM. 

The Biblical JESUS comes to defend the JEWS and ISRAEL; the muslim Jesus comes to destrothe Jews and Israel.  One characteristic of both the Mahdi and Muslim Jesus – hatred of Jews.

Throughout the Bible, we read of SATAN’s ATTEMPT TO EXTERMINATE OR PERSECUTE GOD’S “ORACLE PEOPLE”

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PHARAOH, ruler of Egypt, ordered the slaughterof every male Hebrew child.

HAMAN of the Medo-Persianempire attempted to have every Jew in the empire killed

ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES, the Greek ruler of Syria, laid bloody siege to Jerusalem

HEROD slaughtered all children under age 2 in Jesus’ time, attempting to kill the promised child messiah.

TITUS the Roman Emperor attacked and captured Jerusalem, killing over 1.1 million Jews and enslaved more than 97,000

HITLER’s Nazi Germany killed 6 million Jews during World War II

 What EXPLAINS such a consistently bloody and painful history other than inhuman, demonic  hatred? 

Evil, demonic hatred to those who happen to be GOD’S “ORACLE PEOPLE” testifying to God’s Word, expressed in HIS “PROMISED LAND

 

ISRAEL (The LAND and JUDAH) CONQUERED – The THIRD TEMPLE

Matthew 24:2 “And JESUS said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There SHALL NOT BE LEFT HERE ONE STONE UPON ANOTHER,  THAT SHALL NOT BE THROWN DOWN.”  

The SECOND TEMPLE was DESTROYED by the Romans in 70 A.D.

Currently the AL AQSA MOSQUE  sits atop the Temple’s remaining foundations, which the Jews call the western “wailing wall”.  Solomon’s Temple will be REBUILT.  The prophet Daniel was given a vison far into the future, pointing to a time when the Jewish Temple would be rebuilt.

The offerings and sacrificesin the Jewish Temple will be stopped.  The BEAST BREAKS HIS TREATY with ISRAEL and DESECRATES the TEMPLE. This is the ABOMINATION of DESOLATION SPOKEN of by DANIEL the PROPHET

Daniel 9:27 and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease”.  From this point on Jerualem will come UNDER SEIGE by the Gentile powers.  (Zechariah 12:2-4; 14:2,12)  The anti-christ mahdi will proclaim himself not only ruler of the world but god himself:

 Revelation 13:6  “and he opened his mouth in BLASPHEMY AGAINST GOD, to blaspheme his name and his Tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven”

  2 Thessalonians 2:4  “he will OPPOSE and EXALT HIMSELF ABOVE ALL that is called GOD, or that is worshipped; so that HE as God SITTETH in the TEMPLE of GOD, shewing HIMSELF that he is GOD.”

DANIEL 9:27 “and for the OVERSPREADING of ABOMINATION SHE SHALL MAKE IT DESOLATE,even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate

 MATTHEW 24:15 when ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,  spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand: Matthew 24:16 then let them which be in JUDEA FLEE into the mountains:  24:17  let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 24:18 neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes  24:19  and woeunto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!   24:21  for then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be

Islamic apocalyptic traditions expect TWO JESUSES to come: the “real” (Muslim) one and the “false” (Jewish) one

Biblical apocalyptic tradition says Jesus the Jewish Messiah will overcome the false prophet (muslim jesus)

The Muslim Jesus will be identified by the fact he does not like, BUT attacks and kills Jews.  The “false” jesus (according to muslims) will be identified by the fact that he will DEFEND the JEWS.

Muslims expect the Muslim Jesus and the mahdi to ATTACK ISRAEL and BATTLEwhom Christians understand to be the REAL JESUS. 

  Luke 21:8 and he [Jesus] said, take heed that ye BE NOT DECEIVED: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them

  2 Timothy Chapter 3 – 1 this know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.; 12yea, and allthat will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

2 timothy 3:13: …”but evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, DECEIVING, and being deceived

   Revelation 19:20:   … “and the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he DECEIVED them that had received the mark of  the beast, and them that worshipped his image. these both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

The BATTLE of ARMAGEDDON in the Bible prophesies this apocalyptic conflict

ISRAEL: The MILLENIUM

First Corinthians 15:51-55 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 teach that the RESURRECTION of the SAINTS, called “the dead in Christ,” occurs when JESUS CHRIST RETURNS  

It is the RETURN of JESUS CHRIST, when his saints are RESURRECTED, that marks the BEGINNING of The MILLENIUM  

According to Revelation 20:1,2, Satanis bound with   “a great chain” and confined to “the bottomless pit” for 1000 years.

Revelation 20, verse 1– an angel descends from heaven with a key and a chain. verse 2–  he binds satan for 1000 years   verse 3– during the 1000 years satan cannot deceive the nations any more  verse 4–  martyrs are resurrected to reign with Jesus Christ for  1000 years   verse 5– the rest of the dead will be raised at the end of the 1000 years   verse 6– those in the first resurrection will reign with jesus for 1000 years

Revelation 20:6 blessed and holy ishe that hath part in the FIRST RESURRECTION: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priestsof God and of Christ, and shall REIGN WITH HIM A THOUSAND YEARS

In the end,  God decides to END things up in the same place and with the same people that he started with –  ISRAEL

 Revelation 1:7 “Behold, HE COMETH with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and ALL kindreds of the earth shall WAIL because of him. Even so, amen.

When Jesus came the first time, Israel rejected him as messiah. at the SECOND COMING ISRAEL will ACKNOWLEDGE and CRY OUT to the  LORD Jesus Christ  

Zechariah 12:10 –  “and I will pour upon the HOUSE of DAVID, and upon the inhabitants of JERUSALEM, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and THEY SHALL LOOK UPON ME WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED”

Jesus promised, they WOULD NOT SEE HIM AGAIN UNTIL they said of him, “blessed is he who come in the name of the Lord”.

Only at the end, when the nation is broken of their pride will they cry out in confession.  

At this point the Jewish nation will be established in the “covenant” of peace, established at Calvary, accomplished when Jesus paid the penalty of the worlds and Israel’s sin.

In the LAST DAYS, ISRAEL WILL BE REVIVED and OPPOSE the NATIONS.

The PROPHET EZEKIEL

Ezekiel reveals prophecies regarding the DESTRUCTION of JERUSALEM, the RESTORATION to the LAND of ISRAEL and the MILLENNIAL templevisions, or the  THIRD TEMPLE.  

Ezekiel gives us a detailed account of the events surrounding the RESTORATION of Israel and  GOD’S REIGN OVER the EARTH AFTER the NATION is RESTORED.

Ezekiel is God’s prophet and watchman to the WHOLE HOUSE of ISRAEL (Ezekiel 33:7)

The book of Ezekiel is one of the major prophets of the Bible along with Jeremiah and Isaiah.  The events in Ezekiel take place over 800-years after Moses lead the children of Israel out of the land of egypt, and 300-years after Solomon built the Temple of God on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem (960 b.c.).

In Ezekiel, we are confronted with GOD’s WRATH against HIS PEOPLE and HIS TEMPLE.

Ezekiel is God’s witness in HIS JUDGMENT against the LAND of ISRAEL and the Temple. 

Ezekiel shares a kindred theme with Isaiah and Jeremiah – all three prophets deal with a DISOBEDIENT PEOPLE WHO HAVE TURNED AWAY FROM GOD, WHO are JUDGED BUT PROMISED RESTORATION.  

God has Ezekiel prophesy because God is reinforcing this FUTURE dynamic relationship between ISRAEL, the LAND and HIMSELF.

The IMPORTANCE of the LAND of ISRAEL in GOD’s PLAN CANNOT BE  UNDERSTATED – THROUGH the PHYSICAL LAND and HIS LITERAL PROMISES,  GOD WILL ACCOMPLISH  HIS WORD and BRING REDEMPTION INTO a FALLEN WORLD.

Ezekiel chapter 37: the VALLEY of DRY BONES, ISRAEL RESTORED to the LAND.  “prophesy to these bones”.  Ezekiel is told to COMMAND  the BONES to “HEAR The WORD of The LORD”, dead bones who REFUSED to LISTEN: O my people, I will open your graves: God is the one who CALLS ISRAEL forth from the grave.

Ezekiel 37:5 ‘thus says the Lord God to these bones: “surely I will cause BREATH to enter into you, and YOU SHALL LIVE.  6 “I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. then you shall KNOW that I am the LORD.”

37:7:  … “so I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling;and the bones came together, bone to bone.

37:9: … “also he said to me, “prophesy to the breath, … Son of Man, and say to the breath, ‘thus says the Lord God: “come from the four winds, o breath, and breathe on these slain,  THAT THEY MAY LIVE.”

The BONES in the  OPEN VALLEY REPRESENT the “WHOLE” HOUSE OF ISRAEL.

GOD WAS JOINING the TWO STICKS INTO ONE, BONDING the 12-TRIBES INTO ONE COLLECTIVE NATION.   

Ezekiel’s hand represented one nation in God’s HandThey shall be my people: the relationship will be established and eternalwith the children of Israel

Israel will be  ONE UNITED KINGDOM, as opposed to a northern and southern Kingdom.   There will still be divisions of tribes, but the NATION will be ONE.

Ezekiel 37:10 so I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.

           37:11 then he said to me, “son of man, these bonesare the whole house of Israel. they indeed say, ‘our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’

          37:12 “therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘thus says the Lord God: “behold, o my people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into  the land of israel

          37:13 “then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, o MY PEOPLE, and brought you up from your graves”

          37:14  “I will put my spirit in you, and you shall live, and i will place you in your own land.then you shall know that i, the lord, have spoken it and performed it,” says the lord.’ “

GOD HAS GIVEN the LAND of ISRAEL to the DESCENDENTS of ABRAHAM, ISAAC and JACOB, DESPITE the WORLD’s REJECTION of HIS BIBLICAL PROMISES

The TWO STICKS represent JUDAH and one JOSEPH,the northern kingdom of IsraeL.  

TOGETHER in his hand, represent the future union of the divided tribes under the name Israel.  

There will NO LONGER TWO TRIBES BUT ONE NATION, called “Israel”, since the 10 northern tribes of Israelites were taken captive by assyria in 722 BC and JUDAH was taken captive in 605, 597 and 586 BC by Babylon.

God gave Ezekiel an illustration of the FUTURE using TWO STICKS:

   Ezekiel 37:16:  … “moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, for JUDAH,and for the children of Israel his companions: then take ANOTHER STICK, and write

   upon it, for JOSEPH, the stick of EPHRAIM and for all the House of Israel his companions

        37:17 and join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand

        37:19 behold, I will take the stick of JOSEPH, which is in the hand of EPHRAIM, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of JUDAH, and MAKE THEM ONE STICK, and they shall be ONE in MINE HAND

      37:21  and 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

      37:22   and I will make them ONE NATIONin 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 KINDGOMS any more at all

MY FURY: God is angry at the nations and will judge the world.    The nations will team up against Israel which will unleash God’s judgment against these invading armies.

ISAIAH34 describes this CONFLICT of the WORLD and ISRAEL (ZION) in the LAST DAYS.  The Bible tells us that in the END TIMES, there will be ANOTHER “WORLD WAR”, and IT WILL BE LED by RUSSIA, IRAN, and a GROUP of OTHER NATIONS that SURROUND the NATION of ISRAEL to plunder her resources and steal her wealth.

We find this prophecy in the 38th chapter of the book of Ezekiel :   “and the Word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of Man, set thy face against Gog, … Magog, the chief prince of Meshechand Tubal, … and prophesy against him, and say, thus saith the Lord God; behold, I [am] against thee, o Gog, the chief prince of Meshech andTubal: and I WILL turn thee back, and PUT HOOKS INTO THY JAWS , and I will bring thee forth, and ALL THINE ARMY, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts [of armour, even] a great company [with] bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: [and] many people with thee.

… and it shall come to pass at the same time WHEN GOG SHALL COME AGAINST the LAND of ISRAEL, saith the Lord God, [that] MY FURY SHALL COME UP in my face.”  (Ezekiel 38)

GOD LISTS the MAJOR NATIONS THAT WILL ATTACK ISRAEL:

Magog– modern day RUSSIA; Persia– modern day IRAN; Meshech ,Tubal, Togarmah–   modern day TURKEY; Ethiopia– modern ETHIOPIA;  Libya– modern day LIBYA; Gomer– modern day GERMANY

Ezekiel predicted that a nation to the extreme NORTH of REBORN ISRAEL will become ISRAEL’s ARCH ENEMY,with a vast arsenal with which it will arm all of the enemy nations.

The Book of Revelation predicts another sphere of power that will enter this war with  200 million soldiers.  This power bloc is called “the KINGS of the EAST”.  Revelation predicts “the kings of the east” will move into the Middle East and attackonce the war has started and will  wipe out a third of the world’s population.

ISRAEL the NATION FAILED to do this in the days of Ezekiel, however a FUTURE NATION, will one day be OBEDIENT and BLESSED when they TURN to MESSIAH. 

They will be the LORD’s ARMY AGAINST a FALLEN WORLD, representing the LORD.  This battle is really a WAR AGAINST GOD, defending his people against the nations.

THROUGH ISRAEL the other nations come to KNOW the GOD of ISRAEL – SO THAT THE NATIONS MAY KNOW ME” 

 GOD HAS PROMISED THAT HIS RELATIONSHIP with ISRAEL is an ETERNAL RELATIONSHIP – HE WILL FULFILL HIS PROMISES MADE to ABRAHAM, ISAAC and JACOB.

God is involved in this struggle, bringing these nations to THIS CLIMACTIC EVENT

GOD will put himself in OPPOSITION to the nations

GOD is CHALLENGING Gog, the leader of the alliance of nations, declaring his thoughts, demonstrating HIS NATURE and POWER to the world.

In the end of days, it’s GOD AGAINST  the NATIONS; the KINGDOMS of the EARTH versus the KINGDOM of GOD.   

THROUGH THIS ATTACK on ISRAEL, GOD will be GLORIFIED in the eyes of the nations.  It does not matter what the world thinks – the NATIONS who come AGAINST ISRAEL will have to DEAL with GOD HIMSELF, the ONE who CONTROL the nations. 

My fury” – God is angry at the nations and will judge the world.

The NATIONS will TEAM UP AGAINST ISRAEL which will UNLEASH GOD’s JUDGMENT against these invading armies. 

The BATTLE of ARMAGEDDON WILL BE WORLD WAR III, BUT IT WILL NOT BE the LAST WAR

All the Nations of the world will SURROUND ISRAEL and ATTEMPT to defeat her

The BATTLE of GOG and MAGOG will be the LAST BATTLE TO BE FOUGHT  

These nations will ATTACK ISRAEL

The Bible says, “to take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places [that are now] inhabited, and upon the people [that are] gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.”       Ezekiel 38:12  

The Bible clearly teaches in Revelation 20, that the BATTLE of GOG and MAGOG WILL OCCUR AFTER the 1,000 REIGN of JESUS CHRIST ON THIS EARTH:

 “and when the thousand years are expired, satan shall be loosedout of his prison, and shall go out to DECEIVE the NATIONS which are in the four quarters of the earth.

GOG and MAGOG, to GATHER THEM TOGETHER TO BATTLE: the number of whom [is] as the sand of the sea.“        Revelation 20:7,8

The NEW JERUSALEM, the home of the saved (Revelation 3:12; 21:10), descends from heaven to the earth (revelation 3:12; 21:2) right before the second  resurrection.

Then Satan and his macabre army surround the “camp of the saints” in a last-ditch effort to conquer God’s fortress.

All the world’s lost and all the world’s saved are together for the first time – the saved inside the city, the lost outside.

The lost will behold the reward of the righteous, the saved the doom of the damned.  This is satan’s last stand, his final opportunity to conquer Jesus Christ, his New Jerusalem, and the redeemed of all ages

LUCIFER’S LEGIONS GATHER ROUND GOD’S HOLY CITY to make war against it

The Bible explains explicitly:  “[Satan] shall go out to deceive the [resurrected] nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, gog and magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is  as the sand of the sea and they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them” (Revelation 20:8-9).

Before the fire falls, a vast COSMIC JUDGMENT scene unfolds.

Ezekiel describes the MESSIANIC KINGDOM, when ISRAEL will KNOW and have a relationship with God, through JESUS CHRIST, the KING of ISRAEL  

Ezekiel 37:24: “and David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have ONE SHEPHERD: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.

Ezekiel 37:25  “And they SHALL dwell in the LAND that I have GIVEN UNTO JACOB my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they SHALL dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children FOR EVER: and MY SERVANT DAVID SHALL BE THEIR PRINCE FOREVER”

Jeremiah 50:4  “In THOSE DAYS, and in THAT TIME, saith the LORD, the children of ISRAEL shall come, they and the children of JUDAH TOGETHER ”.  They shall go, and SEEK The LORD THEIR GOD.  The nations also will KNOW.”  

The nations will also UNDERSTAND the role ISRAEL played.  They will know the MESSIAH.  They will  NOT QUESTION ISRAEL’s BLESSING.

“Therefore, behold, I will do a MARVELOUS WORK and a WONDER among them” –  Isaiah 29:10

ISRAEL “WILL KNOW ME” – the GOD of ISRAEL – (Jeremiah 31:34)

33“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God, and they will be my people.

34No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they WILL ALL KNOW ME,  from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the Lord.

GOD is TRUE to HIS WORD – both the Bible and “SECULAR” HISTORY bear witness to His Faithfulness to His Word – “Forever settled in Heaven”!

IN the END, the WHOLE PURPOSE IS NOT the GLORY of “ISRAEL”, BUT the KNOWLEDGE of GOD, who will be KNOWN in the EYES of the NATIONS.  

“History” encapsulates HIS story”, the redemption plan of “Israel” told through His prophetic people, oracles of His Word.

“ISRAEL” is besides the point – but one day His people is DESTINED to SERVE the “KING of ISRAEL” – JESUS CHRIST, the “LION of the TRIBE of JUDAH”,  who bought HIS CHURCH, His “out called ones” of every “ethnon” in TIME to rule and reign with Him in ETERNITY.

THAT is the “GOOD NEWS” of “ISRAEL”, the “PROMISED LAND” an integral part of GOD’s PROPHETIC HAND in control of world history …

GOD is true to HIS WORD – both the Bible and “secular” history bear witness to HIS FAITHfulness to HIS WORD – “FOREVER SETTLED in HEAVEN”!

Deuteronomy 32:8When the Most High DIVIDED to the nations THEIR INHERITANCE, when  He SEPARATED the SONS of ADAM, HE SET the BOUNDS of the PEOPLE ACCORDING to the NUMBER of the CHILDREN of ISRAEL”  

Therefore, behold, I will do a MARVELOUS WORK and a WONDER among themfor the wisdom of  their wise men shall perish, and the UNDERSTANDING of their prudent will be HID” Isaiah 29:10, 13

ISRAEL “WILL KNOW ME” – the GOD of ISRAEL – 

Jeremiah 24:7New International Version (NIV)

I WILL give them a heart to KNOW ME, that I am the LORD.

They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.”

(Jeremiah 31:34)

33“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God, and they will be my people.

34No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they WILL ALL KNOW ME,  from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the Lord.

GOD’s “PROPHETIC HAND” HAS “SET” PROPHECIES, PATTERNS and TIMES, to HIS “SET PEOPLE