January 2, 2017 - A. V. Rauf
AU REVOIR MONDE
In less then two weeks from now, January 15, 2017 to be exact, the United Nations will seek to enforce Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders by dividing Jerusalem and giving the Biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria, otherwise known as the West Bank, over to the Palestinians and establishing a two-state solution. It is important to note that the pre-1967 borders would also put Israel in a highly idefensible position against its enemies as well. As of this writing, 70 nations will be involved and this meeting will take place in Paris, France.
On December 23, 2016 Resolution 2334 was passed. This move made all Israeli settlements in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem illegal, and also set the 1967 ceasefire lines as the border between the Israelis and the Palestinians. In other words, it practically handed over much of East Jerusalem to the Palestinians. It is technically now illegal for Jews to pray from the Western wall.
Nonetheless, it did not recognize Palestine as an independent state. That news may be forthcoming in a few weeks as the fifteenth of January is not that far off.
With the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump fast approaching, it is also being reported that the Israeli government is gravely concerned that any guidelines agreed in Paris would be turned into another UN resolution before Trump’s inauguration, and as a result of ll of this, Israel has now become the victim of an international conspiracy.
Psalm 83:1-4 (NIV)—O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. 2 See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads. 3 With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. 4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”
Any student of Bible Prophecy should be keeping their eyes on the Middle East because this is where it all started and this is where it will all end. But to be more specific, one of the biggest harbingers of the very end of time is the establishing of a Palestinain statehood.
In addition, many Bible prophecy teachers have warned that our land may be divided after the land of Israel is officially divided into two states.
If what I have just mentioned becomes a fact in the next two weeks, then what we see unfolding before our very eyes is the Nation of Israel being positioned to have no other ally but Jehovah, Himself. It may very well be that we are fast approaching the tribulation period, where Israel and God’s unconditional covenant with the Nation of Israel becomes the central focus of end-time events.
Jeremiah 31:31-37—Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. 35 Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name: 36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. 37 Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord.
Scripturally speaking, there are two kinds of people the Bible recognizes as “Covenant,” people. The first are obviously Israel and the Jews. The Second are regenerate Christians. One group is the anthropological descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The other group, is the spiritual, or theological descendants of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, through Jesus Christ.
Galatians 3:13-14—-Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Since the beginning of time, Satan has tried to eradicate both groups. Let’s not forget that after the Rapture of the Church, Satan will direct his attentions towards Israel and the Jews. As the age of the Church comes to an end, the Time of Jacob’s trouble and the salvation of the nation of Israel will become the central element in the purpose of God on earth. Israel and the Jews will be in the worst turmoil ever and the surviving remnant of the Jews and Gentiles will enter the Millennial Kingdom after the Day of the LORD comes to pass.
The Day of the LORD is not a 24 hour day, but rather a series of events in which the wrath of God is poured out on those who are not raptured, including the persecutors of the true Church and the haters of the nation of Israel. It will also culminate in God’s prevailing justice of the kingdom of AntiChrist.
See here for more on the Day of the LORD:
Joel 3:1-2— For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
Joel 3:13-17—Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. 15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. 16 The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. 17 So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
We are simply running out of time. The nations of the world all have a decision to make and so do you.
I pray that if you do not know Jesus as Lord, King and Savior that you will make that decision today. It’s a very simple process.
Sincerely pray the following:
“Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation and to prepare me to dwell in your presence forever. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life.”