Saturday, March 25, 2017

Israel's Dangerous Game

11/29/1947:  The United Nations recognizes the state of Israel.  Add 70 years (one Biblical generation) that brings us to what?  11/29/2017.

6/7/1967:  Israel recaptures Jerusalem.  Add 50 years (7 sevens plus the Jubilee) and you get?  6/6/2017.

So what?  So 2017 appears to be loaded with cycle convergences.  What is going to happen?  I guess we are going to find out soon enough. 

What is going on right now?  Israel, along with the rest of the western world to include most notably the United States created ISIS.  Everyone with a shred of analytic background who looks at the map, the circumstances, the logistics, the "who benefits" question can figure it out in 60 seconds.  We have this group called ISIS who is this fanatical Sunni Muslim group out to terrorize the entire middle east with one notable exception emblazoned in neon lights?  Who has this radical Sunni group not attacked?  That's right:  ISRAEL.  Why not?

ISIS was formed by the west to:
1.  topple the Shiite government in Baghdad
2.  Then to topple the government of Syria
3.  With the end game of overthrowing or severely hindering the regime in Iran.

Their plan was humming along fine until Russia drew a line in the sand in Syria and said "that's enough,"  and the Muslim invasion of Europe began.  Not that Israel is not secretly admiring Europes current situation.  Things have a way of coming back around to haunt people.  Germany was ground zero of the holocaust of the Jewish people during WW2, now Germany is ground zero for the holocaust of the European people.  Jews are leaving Europe in record numbers and being replaced by an order of 10:1 or more by Muslims.  Israel is singing a homecoming song to the Jews all across Europe (to include Ukraine) while at the same time Europe is turning into a living nightmare.

As of today, things are working out pretty well for Israel but what is the danger in this game they are playing.  The Jews are being gathered back to Israel for a purpose.  Europe (who has always had an anti-Semitic streak) is being punished with a Muslim invasion for a purpose.  What purpose?  Its all right here:

Daniel 9:24Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 25Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem to the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and three score and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26And after three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and to the end of the war desolations are determined. 27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the middle of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured on the desolate.

If you are Israel today it seems like a great idea to ship all of Iraq's and Syria's Muslim population to Europe, makes their neighborhood a little nicer.  The problem is when an Muslim army from the north surrounds Israel with European weapons instead of Middle Eastern weapons.

The Lord God told us exactly what is going to happen, all we have to do is connect the dots.  Revelation 6:8 tells us this:

I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

For years I took this to mean 1/4 of the population of the earth but strictly speaking without reading anything into it, it says a fourth part of the earth which suggest more a geographic region than it does the entire global population.  Which "fourth part" of the earth is the Lord talking about?  From what we can see today, that shoe fits best on the middle east up into parts of Europe.  Don't take my word for anything, where is all the radical transformation taking place right now?  The middle east and western Europe.

Where does that leave us?  It leaves us with 2017 being a special year.  I thought 2016 was the Jubilee but it could be 2017.  Two very important Biblical cycles find their nexus in 2017, the 70 year generational cycle and the Shemitah/Jubilee cycle.  What should we read into this?  The Lord told us to be always watching for His return.  Not the "second coming" return, but His unexpected, unannounced return:

Mark 13:32But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

The Lord was very clear here ^^.  And as the Lord predicted we have foolish virgins who are not only not watching for His return today, they teach and preach to others not to watch either.  Foolish indeed:

Matt 25:1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

No matter how many ways the Lord tells it to us, there are those who willingly, knowing refuse to watch.  This world is being set up like chess pieces on a chess board to play out the final 7 years known as the tribulation period and the time of Jacob's trouble.  It hasn't even started yet and just what I can see from the outside looks frightening.  What is coming is going to be really, really bad.

If the Lord had told us that the Church needs to "man up" and get ready to take the tribulation period on the chin, then I would be in the process of "manning up."  But He didn't tell us that.  He gave us Noah and Lot as examples along with His direct message to the Churches in Revelation 1-3.  He told us there is an escape that may or may not be the rapture of the Church.  He told us to be watching and praying always that we may be found worthy to escape all that is about to happen so we may stand before Him.

Luke 21:34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

The Lord knows how to jerk my chain.  He knows how to nudge or pinch or slap my spirit to get my attention when I am not facing the direction He wants me to travel in and He keeps bringing me back to this.  Yes, bad things are coming for this world but the Church is in this world but not of this world.  We are aliens and strangers here:

Heb 11:13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.

The coming tribulation has a purpose and that purpose is NOT to punish the righteous:

Gen 18:25 Far be it from you to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?"

Lot was physically removed from the tribulation of his day.  Noah was physically removed from the tribulation of his day.  Some of those in Christ will be physically removed from the tribulation, whenever that day comes.  This is a letter of encouragement to you to continue to do what the Lord God told us to do.  Watch for His unexpected coming and do those things He told us to do while you wait for it.

grace and peace