Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord: Thus saith the Lord God; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession: Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:
Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about; Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey. Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen: Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame.(Ezekiel 36:1-7)
I doubt that the representatives of the seventy nations scheduled to meet in Paris, France on January 15, realize that what they are doing is the subject of ancient prophecies in the Bible.
It would be amazing if any of them even realized the Biblical symbolism they are acting out, 70 being the number of ‘the nations’, which were scattered in the Tower of Babel incident.
Not one of them, I am sure, realize that an ancient Pagan prophet, Balaam, who came under the power of the true Holy Spirit and prophesied against his own will, ( He had been paid by Arabs to curse Israel), that Israel was a nation which dwells alone among the nations, and that to curse Israel is an impossibility.
And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel. How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the Lord hath not defied? For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his! (Numbers 23:7-10)
As the august gentile assemblage comes together, to determine the fate of the nation which the Most High resurrected from the dead after 2000 years of exile and non existence, they do not consider the insulting fact that Israel will not even be in attendance at the gathering and is considered to have no say in the meeting whatsoever.
Do they realize that they themselves, these self important elite, the deciders, the talkers, indeed, the Kings of the earth and their rulers, are the very ones God addresses in the prophecy of Ezekiel 36?
The prophecy quoted above is an address to the very land that the UN has designated as the new ‘Palestinian State’, the so called West Bank of the Jordan river, the so called “occupied territories” . But God calls it “The Mountains of Israel” and in other places He calls it Judea and Samaria, land which God gave to the tribe of Judah, and Benjamin.
The prophecy predicts that the enemy would boast that the “high places ” are “ours in possession”. How modern! Those high places, i.e. Holy sites are very much the subject of current news reports, because most of the Holy Sites of Judaism are in the contested land, Judea and Samaria.
UNESCO,(United Nations Educational, Scientific,Cultural Organization recently granted the tomb of the Patriarchs and their wives, Abraham,Sarah,Isaac,Rebeccah and Jacob and Leah to the Muslims, based on their location in the West Bank. Jacob’s favorite wife, Rachel, the mother of Joseph and Benjamin, died in childbirth and was buried outside of Bethlehem. Her tomb also was designated as a Muslim site!
The recent United Nations Resolution even went further, designating the Temple Mount, Wailing Wall and much of Jerusalem itself to be the possession of the enemy of Israel. They insisted that Israel relinquish all of the ground gained in war since June 4, 1967, rendering the land indefensible.
Soon, according to the prophets, God will speak in his wrath to the nations and especially to the Edomites,(the Arab Muslim world around Israel, the so called Palestinians and their supporters). They have with all of the delight of their heart taken these Holy places as their own, and the “Talkers” among the nations are legitimizing their absurd claims.
Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey…
It is God’s land and he will dispose of it as He sees fit. This is the “controversy of Zion” which other prophets predicted(see Isaiah 34) , judgment is coming and quickly.
Seek the LORD while He can be found and call upon Him while He is near! Run for refuge into the forgiveness of Jesus Christ, the final ark, and refuge from the wrath of God.