August 2011, Update:
August 31, 2011 >> update
All Bible prophecy centers around Israel, a tiny country surrounded by enemies sworn to her destruction in word, faith and deed. Never before in the history of the world was their a country that was, was not, and then became a country again some 2,000 years later. Even the Hebrew language was brought back from the dead. Life has been breathed into the dry bones of this small Mediterranean spit of land, that was a fruitless, dusty nomad's land not more than 60 years ago.
"Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God that it did 3,000 years ago. You dig the soil and you find pottery from Davidic times, coins from Bar Kokhba, and 2,000-year-old scrolls written in a script remarkably like the one that today advertises ice cream at the corner candy store."
- Charles Krauthammer
How many resolutions have been passed by the United States against Israel? The Answer is somewhere more than 65 times. How can the United Nations be taken seriously when they have not passed 1 single resolution against the attrocities committed by Northern Sudan against the south, yet focus so much time and energy on Israel? While Israel should not be above the law, the UN record speaks for itself. There is an obvious and clear bias against the country of Israel by the very same General Assembly which conceived of the creation of the state in 1948.
A United Nations vote for offical membership of Palestine based on rolled-back borders to the pre-1967 lines is upcoming in September, 2011. However, membership in the United Nations, according to Article 4 of its charter, is open to all “peace-loving states which accept the obligations contained in the present Charter and, in the judgment of the Organization, are able and willing to carry out these obligations.”
The items slated for discussion during the 66th regular session of the General Assembly include:
- Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,
including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over
their natural resources.
The United States has veto power in the United Nations, but Obama envisioned aloud that "when we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the United Nations — an independent, sovereign state of Palestine, living in peace with Israel."
I believe that disaster is heading for America in the form of God's wrath if the United States continues to favor the granting of statehood to the Palestinians and if the United States does not exercise it's veto power against any vote that arises at the UN on the issue of Palestinian statehood.
Recently I read an article about the correlation between natural disasters in the United States following actions or decisions by the United States which are not in favor of Israel.
It's interesting that the entire East Coast was just rocked by a rare 5.9 earthquake centered near Washington D.C. and was followed by Hurricane Irene a few days later, causing the worst flooding in Vermont in over 100 years. Also interesting that the stock markets in America have been on shakey ground in response to the debt rating of the US being downgraded and global economic fears centering around countries in Europe like Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland.
We're about to see some major power shifts in the Middle East. This week Muammar Quadafi has been officially ousted by the rebels in Libya. A few months ago Mubarak of Egypt was ousted. It appears that Assad of Syria may be next to go in the popular Muslim uprisings against these Middle East dictators.
It appears that the stage is being set for the King of the South to make his appearance.
“I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you,and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
"Thus says the Lord God:
'Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone,and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own Land."
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.
2 Peter 3:10-13
Up to a point, God's judgement is His mercy, but many people don't see
it that way. What I mean is that God is long suffering or very patient with people. Many times God has used judgement in the form of death, famine, natural disasters, or attacks from the enemy to get the attention of His people and motivate them to acknowledge His existence and cry out to Him. In His righteous anger God could very easily wipe out all mankind, but His love for His creation overides the requirements of the Law, ... this is mercy. However, for every mortal there comes a point in time or in their life where they run out of second chances to repent or turn to God and live their lives according to His ways.
I believe God gave me a scriptural revelation one
night while driving on the freeway, here it is:
The body of Jesus Christ was risen as a new, incorruptible,
glorified body early on the 3rd Day. So it will be with
the Body of Christ today, which is the Church. On the
3rd day the body, that is the church of true believers,
will be given new incorruptible bodies and will rise to
meet Christ in the air. The Rapture is nearer than ever,
but do not give any attention to anyone who says they
know the day or the hour, because God's Word says no one,
not even the angels, know what the day or the hour is....but
I believe that the 3rd day has already begun.
Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces
but he will heal us;
he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. After
two days he will revive us;
on the third day
he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.
2 Peter 3:8
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the
Lord a day is like a thousand years, and
a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not
slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.
He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but
everyone to come to repentance.
2000 years = 2 days to the Lord
2000 years since Christ is right about now.
Check out this math for fun, click
the time of the end, a body of men will be raised
up who will turn their attention to the Prophecies,
and insist upon their literal interpretation,
in the midst of much clamor and opposition."
Sir Issac Newton
all the saints and Elect of God are gathered,
prior to the Tribulation that is to come, and
are taken to the Lord lest they see the confusion
that is to overwhelm the world because of our
the Syrian, A.D. 373
What should we do while we wait for the Lord's return?
- Keep God's Word, don't just read it, that is be Hearers & Doers of the Word.
- Walk in the Light, separate yourself from the world.
- Please God by the way you live.
- Witness to others, like Enoch who was raptured, tell
people "the Lord is coming"
- Love the sinner but hate the sin
- Persevere, look forward, don't turn back to the life
- Be Humble
- Be Holy
- Be Blameless, make every effort to stay blameless and
- Be Watchful for the return of the Lord.
- Pray always
"Dear God in Heaven, please help me to live my life
in such a way that it is pleasing to you. Please consider
me worthy to escape the time that is coming to test this
world. In the name of Jesus, my Lord, I pray. Amen."