Friday, January 09, 2009

Jerusalem, A Cup of Trembling

Zech 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. 4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. 5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.

Have you been watching what's been happening over in Israel and the West Bank lately? Today there is a worldwide outcry against Israel for the military operations against Palestinians. There are a number of aspects to what's going on over there that have to be considered. Here are some of them:

1. There is a synagogue of Satan at work in the world today, they call themselves jews. The term "synagogue of Satan" was coined by JESUS, not me. Should the people of the world support the "synagogue of Satan?"

2. There are jews in the world that are not part of the synagogue of Satan, but they are few.

3. Which group above is waging war against the palestinians?

4. The Lord brought to my mind the events of long ago. Could you imagine if there was a global media (newspaper, internet, tv) back in the days of Samuel?

1 Sam 15 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD. 2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. 3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

Imagine if "destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass" were done today. We are seeing in todays media what the response would be. The entire world is aligning itself against Israel. This makes sense does'nt it? The Lord said "Jerusalem a burdensome stone for ALL people: ALL that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces."

I cannot remember the last time the entire world was aligned against Israel the way it is today. I'm speaking of OVERT opposition, not the normal eternal hatred that is masked by politics and media manipulation.

When the middle east heats up like it is today, I think its wise to upgrade our preparedness. We must remember the lesson of the virgins in Matt 25. The wise virgins were ready for the bridegroom when he showed up, the foolish ones were not ready. Today is a good time to ask yourself what being ready for Jesus really means. We know from the virgins parable that the wise virgins had oil in their lamps. Oil=Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God is the seal on our lives guaranteeing our inheritance. We should ask ourselves if we are filled with the Spirit of God today? Does a decision I made 20 years ago mean my lamp is full of oil TODAY? Paul told us to TEST OURSELVES to determine if we are still in the faith, when's the last time you tested yourself to determine whether you are "in the faith?"

2 Cor 13 Try your own selves, whether ye are in the faith; prove your own selves. Or know ye not as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you? unless indeed ye be reprobate.

There are people in the babylonian so-called christian church that would tell you that you have no need to "try your own selves" or "prove your own selves" to determine whether ye are in the faith. Those people will tell you that a decision you made 5, 10, 15 years ago is all the proof you need. Which is it? Do you need to test yourself or not? The bible says you do, men say you don't. It's up to you to decide.

The middle east trembling today should mean you are trembling with it. All the end time events that are coming have Israel at their center. Time is short, remain "in Christ", test yourself. You are dearly loved. grace and peace