For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,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.And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.(Joel 3:1-3)
The final count of the four count indictment against the nations of the world by the infinite,personal,Holy,Sovereign King of the Universe, is that they have sold out the innocent( a Boy and a girl) , for the hire of a harlot and that they might sate their thirst for wine.
What does this mean and how could it possibly apply to the nations of the World ? How have the nations prostituted themselves as regards the children (literal) of Israel? Why did they do this, and what is it that they have been so thirsty for that they have been willing to do so?
Israel is a nation which from its rebirth in 1948, has been in a state of siege by its sworn,implacable and at the same time impotent enemies, the Muslim Arab states that surround it. They hate Israel and would wipe it off of the map!
Having been humiliatingly defeated in five major wars in which the Muslim armies outnumbered the fledgling state of Israel some ten to one, the Arabs have resorted to the same kind of cowardly warfare that the Amalekites waged against Israel, As Moses relates,
Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.(Deuteronomy 25:17-18)
This would include a war on the unsuspecting, the weak, vulnerable, and on children, boys and girls. The so-called intifada of the last 40 years have been well documented, they are known for the quality of their merciless savagery against the innocent,
The cold-blooded slaughter of the 1972 Israeli Olympic team, the exploding of buses, attacks on Jewish schools, the murder of school children in caves, parks, pizza parlors, and anywhere else that these so-called “martyrs” manage to pull off,have been met with a strange indifference by the rest of the world. There has been little official outrage or condemnation that hasn’t also included an equivalence argument, or lecture against the Jews.
On the other hand the late Yasser Arafat, the father of modern terrorism, has been feted as a man of peace, a virtual George Washington, a freedom fighter standing up for his people. He actually addressed the U.N. with a holster strapped on his hip, to a standing ovation!
The ultimate sign that the world is utterly insane in it’s opposition to God, was the fact that this blood stained murderer was actually awarded the Nobel Peace prize, in 1994.
Jewish boys and girls have not been valued by the nations of the earth, for when vicious predators such as Arafat and the terrorism that he spawned slaughtered them, the world can only for the most part lecture Israel for ‘provoking’ these modern Amalekites!
In the Arab world the slaughterers of innocent women and children have streets named after themselves, they are regarded as Holy men, and their families are praised!
One sickening example of this is that of the child killer who was released in one of those disproportionate prisoner exchanges Israel is often pressured into. This from the Sydney Australian Morning Herald,
“In Jerusalem, an Israeli spokesman condemned the hero’s welcome accorded to Kantar in Beirut yesterday. “Kantar is a brutal child murderer who instead of being rejected upon his return was cheered and greeted like a rock star and this is disgusting and deplorable,” said David Baker, a spokesman from the Israeli prime minister’s office”.(http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/freed-lebanese-prisoners-vow-to-fight-on/2008/07/18/1216163096414.html?page=fullpage)
What is a Prostitute? A Prostitute is someone willing to sell that which is precious, her sexuality, for short-term gratification. The West has prided itself n lecturing the Communist Russians and Chinese on human rights. But when Islamic terrorism was Israel’s problem, we were willing to look the other way as the innocent were slaughtered through treachery and terrorism. Where are the champions of Human rights now?
We sol that virtue of ours, to make a devil’s bargain for oil. Now Islamic terrorism isn’t merely “Their problem” it is all of our problem.
H We have betrayed our own values , selling them out by looking the other way, to appease perhaps the worst violators of human rights in the world today, the Arab Muslim world. To appease them we hold Jewish life, and rights cheap, forcing them into indefensible borders, muting our usual condemnation of Human rights violators so as not to offend.
What is it that we are so thirsty for, that we would prostitute our own stated values, which we were never afraid to champion before, in the face of Communism and Fascism? We called them on human rights, why not the Saudi’s?
Our ‘wine’ in the modern industrial world is Oil, cheap, easily accessible oil, which the Lord has seen fit to put in the hands of the Arabs, as a moral test, which we are failing.
One more thing that I believe is an issue here, that the Prophet Joel saw- Much of Islamic terrorism has been financed by the drug trade.
I believe also that the Lord is also revealing the deep, deep implication of the Muslim world and the top levels of the Western world in the abominable practice of child trafficking .
We know the Arab Sheiks buy and sell people, particularly children . Slavery is alive and well in the Arab world. Now we are finding out that there are many levels of western society involved in this corruption as well. Recent discoveries in the British Parliament have shown tha there is such corruption at the highest levels in England.
America also is rotten at he top as Obama’s massive call for shift of children from as far away as Peru and Argentina to make the trek to our southern border(a feat which would be impossible without child smugglers). What did we expect when we legalized abortion and promoted sexual anarchy?
God sees, and is taking down names and preparing millstones for the lake of fire.The wicked shall truly be cast into hell and all nations that forget God.