Saturday, October 31, 2015

More Trouble For Israel

We are all familiar with this passage:

Isaiah 17:1An oracle concerning Damascus.
Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city
and will become a heap of ruins.

What most people have not been exposed to is the rest of the story, what is associated with the fall of Damascus?

4And in that day the glory of Jacob will be brought low,
and the fat of his flesh will grow lean.

5And it shall be as when the reaper gathers standing grain
and his arm harvests the ears,
and as when one gleans the ears of grain
in the Valley of Rephaim.
6Gleanings will be left in it,
as when an olive tree is beaten—
two or three berries
in the top of the highest bough,
four or five
on the branches of a fruit tree,
declares the Lord God of Israel.

What happens when Damascus is destroyed?  Israel goes down with it.  What happens when Damascus is in trouble?  Israel is in trouble.  Go read it for yourself, Isaiah 17.  There is a war going on right now in the middle east, where is it centered?  Syria, Damascus.

So what?  So this brings us right back to the lunar tetrad on the Lord's feast days.  Blood moons on Feast days spell trouble for Israel.  Do current events (at least outwardly) support this idea?  You bet they do.  We do not have to guess, we do not have to prophesy, we do not need a new Word from the Lord to know what is coming.  He already told us what is coming we just have to open our eyes.

Blood moons spell trouble for Israel, Trouble for Damascus spells trouble for Israel, a Europe overrun by Islamic forces spells trouble for Israel, America with a Muslim president (Obama, judged by what he does not by what he says) spells trouble for Israel.  The end times are about finishing business with Israel

Daniel 9:24 "Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.

"For your people" points directly and irrefutably to Israel.  Revelation 5 shows us a scene in heaven just before the seals are opened.  Nobody in heaven was found worthy to open the seals of judgement except one.  Who was found worthy?

Rev 5: 1Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. 2And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” 3But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. 4I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. 5Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

 The Lion of the tribe of what?  JUDAH
The root of who?  DAVID


Judah, David, Israel=directly and irrefutably connected with the opening of the seals that bring judgement and wrath on this world.

So what?  So this world is in the process of turning a corner.  The end of this past Shemitah cycle, this Jubilee year, and the coming 7 year Shemitah cycle are all quite meaningful.  This Jubilee year is just getting started.  What kind of prophetic events are taking place?  Who is in play?  Syria, Damascus, the ancient Assyrians (from Syria and Iraq), the ancient Babylonians (From Syria and Iraq), the Philistines (modern day Palestinians) and Israel.

There is war in the middle east centered on Syria (for now).  The Assyrians and Babylonians are invading the countries of the west, an Islamic invasion of the west.  There is trouble on the temple mount and on the streets of Jerusalem with the Philistines (Palestinians). 

What is happening right now is the very real fulfillment of prophesy that has been written about and is taking place in our day.  What would the Lord have us do?  Walk with Him, seek His face, love, serve, obey. 

This year is a Jubilee year, in the past that meant 1. war and 2. Israel gets something back.  After this jubilee year comes another 7 year, Shemitah cycle.  Will Israel get the temple mount back this Jubilee year?  Only time will tell.  Will this next set of 7 years see the beginning of the tribulation?  Only time will tell.  We do not have to predict what will happen, the Lord already told us what would happen.  All we have to do is watch our God do His amazing work and match up what He said would happen with what is happening around us each and every day.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.