Gog; Israel’s Final Goliath…Ezekiel 34-39 pt 7

And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,  Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,  And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:(Ezekiel 38:1-3)

Ezekiel 34-39 is a panoramic revelation of the things which must take place leading to the full restoration of Israel.First, in chapter 34, he addresses the Shepherds of Israel for they are the ones He holds responsible for scattering the flock,and particularly the last scattering of Israel, which takes place during the Tribulation period, a “Dark and cloudy day”.

Next in chapter 35, the Prophecy is directed towards the people who now usurp the land God gave to the seed of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob, by an unconditional covenant. They say the Land belongs to them, and boast that they are allowed to take possession of the Ancient high places of Israel.They hate the Jews with something called “An everlasting hatred”, and would shed the blood of Jews with impunity. God’s judgment draws nigh for Edom, as they are called, and desolation and destruction are their future.

In Ezekiel 36 God addresses the “Mountains of Israel”, land which is the very heart of Biblical Israel. It is called Judea and Samaria in most of scripture, but the world has a different plan for it. The prophecy says that “Talkers “have taken the subject of the mountains of Israel into their discussion,(This seems like a surreal prediction of the U.N. which does indeed spend about a third of its time discussing Israel, the status of Jerusalem and the disputed West bank), Judea and Samaria to God and to Bible Believers, but the new Palestinian State to the godless “world community”.

In Ezekiel 37 we see a resurrection of bones, re-assembled, and sinewed and covered with flesh, and at the last, breathed upon by the Spirit of God and brought to life. This is a prediction of the future of “the whole house of Israel”. After two thousand long years of Gentile domination, humiliation, pogram, persecution, and rejection, the nation of Israel is re-assembled before the eyes of the entire world. In may 1948, the nation is reborn, and Jews have been streaming back into Zion for the last 70 years from the four corners of the earth.

The bones are brought back together, the nation has been reborn, the sinew and meat are fleshing out those bones, but we await the one thing missing, for Israel must be spiritually born again,

Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.  A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.( Ezekiel 36:25-27)

Before the spiritual regeneration of Israel occurs , however, we are informed by Ezekiel, Zechariah and the rest of the prophets, Israel must undergo her final conflict, she must be confronted by Gog and his army.

Who is Gog?

Gog is definitely an individual, a human being. I don’t believe Gog is a name though, it is a title, just as Pharaoh, Abimelech, Agag and Caesar are titles. Gog is the individual who stands as the representative of all of heathendom, in its resistance against the God of the Bible.

God is against Gog , just as earlier ( Eze 35) God had Ezekiel prophesy against Mt Seir.

Mt Seir represented “Edom” and the countries round about the Mountains of Jerusalem, who claim that the Holy Land belongs to them, and not to the Jews. They love to shed the blood of the JEws(Consider the current “Knife Intifada), therefore God will pursue them with blood, (violence,death,slaughter) and they shall not escape. This was a prophecy concerning the near neighbors of Israel,Jerusalem,  Judea,and  Samaria. These are the same nations we see in Psalm 83,

Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.  For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.  They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.  For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;  Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.(Psalm 83:!-8)

These Israel hating nations, mostly Sunni Muslim, are the same nations we have seen participating in the “Arab Spring” over the last four years. By the time of Ezekiel 38, something has happened to them, because they are conspicuously absent, when Gog comes with his confederacy of nations to spoil Israel.

Gog represents another constituency, he is the head of a different federation. The members of his army come from farther afield than Israel’s near neighbors. A good many of Gog’s troops are Shi’ite Muslims, from Iran, and others from the recently radicalized Turkey, others from Somalia, the Sudan and Eritrea. There will be others also from the now disintegrated nation of Libya and other parts of North Africa,

But Gog is from Magog, in the “uttermost North” of the mountains of Israel.Due north of Israel is Russia. Magog is specifically the ancient name for the Land just north of the Caucusus mountains, between Armenia and Ancient Media. These recently comprised several Russian buffer states, such as AZERBAJIAN, , TURKESTAN, CHECHNYA,  DAGESTAN as well as parts of  AFGHANISTAN, TURKEY, and IRAN.

It is amazing to see these scriptural alliances line up before our very eyes. Russia has become the champion of Iran, and Syria, Libya and the rest of the disaffected wider Muslim world which resents American Hegemony, and are even now filling in the vacuum left in the wake of the American retreat.

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The Sacrifice of the Wicked… Germany and the West

The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?(Proverbs 21:27)

The Religious Dimension to What the Godless Left Is doing to the West….

For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.  Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous. Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.( I John 3:11-13)

The biblical Cain, turned away from God. He would not come to God through the God appointed sacrifice, as his brother Abel did. By his sacrifice of produce, Cain would own God as Creator but not as Redeemer.

Abel, bringing in a bloody sacrifice, was saying that he was a sinner in need of redemption and that he believed in the God appointed substitute,the seed of the woman who is the Messiah.

But the lesson of Cain’s story is that sin does demand a sacrifice. If not the sacrifice God appointed, someone is going to have to be made to pay for sin.

When the apostle John told us that Cain “Slew his brother”, he used a sacramental term. Cain wouldn’t offer a lamb as God demanded, instead he ended up offering his brother,to his own hurt feelings and wounded pride.

He wouldn’t slay a lamb and put it on the altar of God, but instead killed his own brother.

Our cultural elites in the West are like Cain. These “Kings of the earth and their rulers” have for the most part rejected the God of the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. They don’t believe in redemption by blood, the need for propitiation, sacrifice, and substitution.

But that doesn’t mean that they don’t make offerings to their own selves, to their new “gods” or perhaps even to some of the old “gods”,(Moloch comes to mind).

How else do we explain the doubling down on the forced public financing on abortion, something the American public finds overwhelmingly repugnant. Even after Planned Parenthood was caught trafficking in baby parts, the politicians doubled down. “God bless planned parenthood” our godless president intoned,”No one is going to defund you while I am here”.

The sacrificial system of the left must go on, rivers of innocent blood must flow, as our godless rulers pretend to be compassionate and for the children.

Another shocking example of the “sacrifice” of the anti-christians is the willingness of our leaders in the west to look the other way after the millions of third world Muslim immigrants they have allowed into our countries prove to be extremely predatory, raping men, women and children of the ‘host’ nations forced to support them.

Google Rotherham England scandal, if you have the stomach for it. You will see that for 18 years a gang of Muslim rapists was allowed to groom and sell young English girls into prostitution. The Left leaning government knew about it but covered it up so that they wouldn’t jeopardize the “Asian” vote!

What is this if not Human sacrifice? When in the Christian history of any nation in the west, would the children ever be offered up for the predations of filthy savages, and covered up by the Government.

So also the demonstrable rape waves in once peaceful, but godless Sweden, Norway and Denmark. All of them were basically civil, peaceful societies, which for the most part had long ago abandoned all but an external facade of the once vibrant Christian faith that characterized the nations.

Their “dear leaders” imported Muslims n the thousands, and the next thing you know each of these wonderful countries were and are subjected to ,massive rape waves.

The Swedish experience is surreal. The leadership seems to be anti-Swedish and tone-deaf to the voices of the thousands who want their countries back. One high minister in Sweden even retorted that “Swedes have no culture. we are too homogenous, the Muslims are bringing in their culture to us”.

I think that our Western Leaders are Nihilistic, they hate their own nations and have a sick kind of death wish. They have rejected the Sacrifice of Jesus and the Christian culture which it bequeathed, but now they are willing to sacrifice millions of their citizens toothed gods, such as the demonic Allah.

The American leadership is as dismal. George Bush insulted every American’s intelligence when He kept repeating the obvious lie that Islam is a religion of Peace. Obama goes further, stripping the mention of Islam from all training literature for those fighting in the special services,Federal law enforcement, and Military intelligence.

Think of it, you can’t mention Islam as a cause of the crimes and atrocities exploding across the world.!

Germany is the latest and most frightening example. Merkel seems to hate German culture. When forty thousand in Dresden protested against Islamic immigration, she rewarded them by setting up a two thousand tent immigration city in their beautiful public park.

Merkel, like others , are strangely indifferent to the real suffering and mayhem that they are causing by these disastrous and suicidal policies. It is almost as if she is making Germany pay for her previous sins, and is willing to sacrifice the many men, women and boys who have been raped and killed already, and who no doubt will be.

Oh that we would cling to the sacrifice of Jesus for us, and that our culture would be turned back from Anti-Christ, to the beautiful and lovely Jesus Christ!

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I Will Open Your Graves, Oh My People…Ezekiel 34-39 pt 7the

Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.  Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,(Ezekiel 37:11-13)

Israel had been scattered, sent to the four corners of the earth as Moses foretold that they would be, for their transgressions and faithlessness towards Jahweh, their God. from 70 AD until May 1948, the nation had been settled in graves, “Ghettos” ,of suppressed, and persecuted Jewish existence among the nations.

Throughout the Moslem world, Jews languished in Yemen, Algeria, Morroco, Tunis, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt, where they were subject to the heavy Dhimmi tax, and at anytime liable to endure flare-ups and persecutions, and even daily humiliations. The following are from an excellent book, “From Time Immemorial” by the late Joan Peters.

After 1948, 300,000 Jews made Aliyah from North Africa, most of them(250,000) from Morrocco. From Iraq came, 130,000 Jews, after the Government of Iraq froze all Jewish bank accounts, and turned Jewish public buildings over to the Palestinians. In 1950 Iraq enacted a law allowing Jews to Leave, “for good”,, along as they left all accumulated holdings behind them.

In Egypt when the six -day war began, Jews were arrested and put into concentration  camps where they were beaten and whipped, and deprived of water and forced to chant anti-Israel slogans.By 1970 those Jews had escaped the country. ‘Egypt’, according to the officer in charge of the internment camp,’…had no place for Jews’.

In Syria in early 1947, only 13,000 Jews remained; thousands more of them had fled covertly…nearly 50,000 Yemenites who had never seen a plane were airlifted to Israel in 1949 and 1950…(From Time Immemorial, /Joan Peters,Harper and Row,1984) 

The greatest concentration of world Jewry was in the Soviet Union,”The Land of the North” as the prophets foretold. They languished in their graves, until the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.More than a million came to Israel from there since the breakdown.

There has been an ongoing ‘Exodus’ of Jewish people, since the re-birth of the nation ever since, and it is truly a sign that we are in the very last days. Jews stream out of the nations where they were scattered, flowing into Zion where they are settled and assimilated into the Jewish State at a miraculous rate.

There was “Operation Solomon” the miraculous airlift of nearly all of Ethiopia’s Jews at once. There have been Jewish tribes found in the jungles of India, in China, Mongolia and all over the ends of the earth.

The Bones are stirring but we have yet to see the outpouring of the Spirit from on high to come to the Jewish Remnant of God’s people.First the restored but unbelieving nation must endure her final conflict and deliverance, which is the subject of chapters 38-39..

And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord. The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,(Ezekiel 37:14-15)

It is only on that day, when the LORD saves the nation, Spiritually and physically, that the Holy Nation will be truly and fully united, and finally be through with the deep sins which once alienated them from God. But He brings them out of their graves first, in unbelief, and back to the Land, then he breathes on them the Spirit.

Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.(Ezekiel 37:22-23)

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Can These Bones Live?…Ezekiel 34-39 pt 6

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,  And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.  And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.(Ezekiel 37:1-2)

Ezekiel has seen visions of the restoration of Israel at the end of the World. At the time he was given this vision, Jerusalem lay in ruins, the temple also, and the trickle of captives had just begin to make the four hundred plus mile  trek back to the Holy Land.

In the 2500 years since Ezekiel’s vision, Israel would suffer under Gentile domination, have an encounter with Jesus the Messiah, go to war with Rome, suffer a second total destruction of the temple, and become exiled out of the land for two thousand years of pograms, forced exile, persecutions, humiliations and recently the holocaust which claimed the lives of one out of three Jews in the world.

The iconic photo images from the holocaust of the Jews in 1933-45 seem to resemble living skeletons of the those Jews who survived the horrors of German concentration camps.Who can forget the images of piles of corpses, starved to the bone, buried in mass graves? I think of those terror images when I read Ezekiel 37.

A valley full of bones, a relic of what was once alive, thriving and vital,but now dead and very dry. The prophet was asked,”Can these bones live?”, and he wisely answered, “Thou know ,Oh Lord.”.

 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.  Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:  And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.(Ezekiel 37:4-6)

The Lord said to speak to the bones, Prophesy in the name of God, for God’s intention is to breathe life into them and put sinew and flesh on them, that those bones might live again.

 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.(Ezekiel 37:7-8)

But notice the order of the revival; First the bones came together, then the flesh and sinew and skin, and finally…the vivifying ‘breath of Life” came into them and they lived. The order is important, as we will see.

Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.(Ezekiel37:9-11)

“Prophesy to the wind…”, The Hebrew  for ‘Breath’, and the word for ‘wind’ and the word for’ Spirit’, are all the same Word, Ruach.

The Moral of the vision?

“These bones are the whole house of Israel…”. Ephraim, the norther Kingdom and Judah the Southern Kingdom have been dead for some time now. They have been kept in state, intact and on display for all of the world to see, but Judaism is dry bones, barren religion, stripped of life and of the Spirit. There is no temple, no indwelling God, and until recently, no ‘holy nation’ in the Holy Land, just the relics of what once was.

I believe I know the moment Israel died as a nation. It finally happened. When the High Priest of Israel stood before the representative of the Roman government, who had asked him, “Do you want us to crucify your King then?”, and He, who stood in proxy for the entire nation, declared to Pilate,” We have no Kong but Caesar!”

What about all of those centuries, of singing and blessing in the name of the LORD OUR GOD, King of the universe? What about Jerusalem , the city of the great King?

All of that was denied and repudiated in that moment, and the nation chosen to be a Kingdom of Priests, died on that day. Eidersheim puts it soberly in his “Life and Times of Jesus The Messiah”;

And at the close Pilate once more in mockery presented to them Jesus: ‘Behold your King!’ Once more they called for His Crucifixion – and, when again challenged, the chief priests burst into the cry, which preceded Pilate’s final sentence, to be presently executed: ‘We have no king but Caesar!’ With this cry Judaism was, in the person of its representatives, guilty of denial of God, of blasphemy, of apostasy. It committed suicide; and, ever since, has its dead body been carried in show from land to land, and from century to century: to be dead, and to remain dead, till He come a second time, Who is the Resurrection and the Life!

But God intends to bring the nation back to life again in the last days, and at the time of restoration.First He reunites Israel physically and structurally, as a nation and a people,The Most high fleshes out the Nation once again. But the very last act, is the spiritual re-birth of Israel, something we are all awaiting for as Paul the apostle tells us,

Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?…For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?(Romans 11:12,15)

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Israel Returned From Exile in Unbelief…Ezekiel 34-39 pt 5

“Therefore say to the Israelites, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone.  I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.  (Ezekiel 36:22-23)

One of the problems people have with Christianity’s insistence that the God of the Bible is in the return of the Jewish exiles, and that the re-establishment of the State of Israel is an act of God,  is that they can’t wrap their minds around the fact that the Jewish people for the most part are yet in unbelief.

The nation’s founders humanly speaking, were mostly secular and even Atheistic. Tel Aviv was recently voted as the world’s most “gay friendly” city, and recently held a transgender street festival for 80,000 degenerates.

Neither the Bible nor Christians who believe God has a purpose for Israel are naive about the current moral and spiritual state of Israel, which is as decadent  as the rest of the western countries are. The book of Revelation calls Jerusalem, “Sodom and Egypt, the city where our Lord was crucified”. Revelation 11

So how could God have a plan for such a sinful people as the Jews? Why would God save such sinful and stubbornly unbelieving people?  Israel is a microcosm of the entire human race. Anti-Semitism is the hatred of Grace. One could just as well ask, why would God choose Bill Randles, a decadent sinner, a drunken lecher ? God didn’t love me because of me, HE set his love upon us, in mercy and grace, in spite of our fallenness.

The return of Israel to the land after so many years of exile, banishment, persecution and pogram, has to do with the zeal the LORD has for his own name, and not because of the “goodness” of Israel.

Again the word of the Lord came to me:  “Son of man, when the people of Israel were living in their own land, they defiled it by their conduct and their actions. Their conduct was like a woman’s monthly uncleanness in my sight.  So I poured out my wrath on them because they had shed blood in the land and because they had defiled it with their idols.  I dispersed them among the nations, and they were scattered through the countries; I judged them according to their conduct and their actions.  And wherever they went among the nations they profaned my holy name, for it was said of them, ‘These are the Lord’s people, and yet they had to leave his land.’  I had concern for my holy name, which the people of Israel profaned among the nations where they had gone.(Ezekiel 36:16-22)

God has set his love on Israel, and has promised never to do away with her as his people. She is not in faith currently, for the most part, only a remnant believes in the Messiah. Rabbinic Judaism isn’t the same religion as that of Moses and the prophets, in fact Rabbinism is the fulfillment of the prophecy of Jeremiah;

Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the Lord.  For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.(Jeremiah 2:12-13)

Ultimately the Lord will bring Israel out from under the curse of the Law of Moses , and will bring them into the New Covenant, promised by Ezekiel and Jeremiah.

“‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws”. (Ezekiel 36;24-27)

Notice the order of events, First the LORD brings Israel back from all nations,back into the Holy Land. Afterwards, He cleanses them from their sins, and purifies their hearts from the inward alienation which expresses itself in various forms of idolatry.

Rather than a covenant engraved on stone, which is external to them,the New Covenant involves a “New Birth”, a removal of the stony hard heart, and replacement with a new tender heart, sensitive to God, and inwardly willing to follow the Lord.

 I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine.  Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices.  I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, people of Israel! (Ezekiel 36:30-32)

Already the Land of Israel is responding to the returning exiles of Israel, the deserts are blooming, fruit and vegetables are being exported to the ends of the earth, and that land which was once desolate is now prospering.

But we are reminded , these conditions are not a result of the “Righteousness” of the current Israelis. God has yet to bring Israel to repentance, soon She will be brought to the point of loathing and even mourning their sins against God.

God’s intention is to save the nation in one day, but Israel must first be brought to repentance, as Joseph’s brothers were in the climax of Genesis, when they realized they had sold their own brother, and that the Egyptian Noble standing before them was not Egyptian at all , but the brother whom they had betrayed and sold.

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Prophecy to the Mountains of Israel (the ‘West Bank’)…Ezekiel 34-39 pt 4

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.(Ezekiel 36:1-5)

Ezekiel 35 and 36a are twin passages. One (35) speaks to the usurpers who would presume against God’s will to make a nation for themselves out of the Land God gave to Abraham Isaac and Jacob. The other(36a) is directed to the region itself, ‘the mountains of Israel’, i.e. Judea and Samaria, but which the World(the U.N.) designates as the ‘West Bank” or “occupied Territories’.

The Mountains of Israel are the very heart of Biblical Israel, and contain the cities of Hebron, Shechem, Bethlehem and Jerusalem among other places rich in significance to Jewish history. Now these cities are given over by the U.N., to the “Palestinians” as though they were “Palestinian” all along.

Truly this land has been “taken up  upon the lips of talkers”, for the U.N. spends about a third of its time, discussing, debating, condemning, censuring and isolating Israel, Jerusalem, and the ‘West Bank”.The World Congress of Nations would presume to decree the status of Jerusalem(A Divided,International city, and not the Capitol of Israel), the borders of Israel(Pre 1967) and the population and status of the Mountains of Israel.

The World community has its own plan for the “Mountains of Israel” but it directly contradicts God’s plan, therefore bringing the world into conflict with God himself. The west bank of the Jordan river and the ancient Philistine coastal area known as Gaza have been designated the “Palestinian State” by the Gentile powers that be.

Notice that God says, that the Heathen along with Edom, have “appointed my land into their possession”. This is a very important point. According to Leviticus, the Holy Land is not Israel’s it is God’s land. Israel cannot truly negotiate away portions of it, because it is not theirs to do so. For this cause the Land could never permanently be sold,

The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine, for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.(Leviticus 25:23)

The nations of the world despise the Jewish settlers  who have come back to settle in the mountains of Israel, calling for a “no natural growth” cap on Jewish population in the West Bank, and considering the settlers, interlopers and invaders.

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 36:6-7)

The shame that the nations have heaped upon these brave Jewish settlers, will be returned upon those very nations which have hated them for doing so. The land was ruined, because in the long years of exile, the Turks placed a tax on trees, which caused what few Arab tenants and absentee landlords of the land  to simply cut down virtually every tree, turning the mountains of Israel into an arid desert.

 But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come.  For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown:  And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be builded:  And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 36:8-11)

The Settlers , the rightful tenants of the Land, are coming back and under their stewardship, a miracle is occurring, the Desert now blossoms and blooms, exporting fruit and produce to the whole world! God has a plan for the ‘disputed territory”, to make it fruitful and beneficial under the tillage of his returned people.

Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, even my people Israel; and they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them of men.  Thus saith the Lord God; Because they say unto you, Thou land devourest up men, and hast bereaved thy nations:  Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy nations any more, saith the Lord God.  Neither will I cause men to hear in thee the shame of the heathen any more, neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the people any more, neither shalt thou cause thy nations to fall any more, saith the Lord God.Ezekiel 36:12-15)

The so called “Two State solution” is doomed to failure, for though it is esteemed of men, it has already been cursed by God. It is one of the many “Vain Imaginations” being peddled by our benighted “Kings of the Earth and their rulers”.There will be no Palestinian State, God has spoken that the Mountains of Israel will teem with Jews, who will rebuild the ancient cities and continue to bless many by making the desert bloom.

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God’s Word To Those Who Would Usurp The Holy Land…Ezekiel 34-39 pt 3

Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it,  And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate.  I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 35:1-4)

The 34-39th chapters of Ezekiel are a prophecy about the final and complete restoration of Israel. The Prophet first addresses the Shepherds of Israel, who have misled the nation into the pit (Exile,judgment,the curse) that it has long languished in.The Good Shepherd of the flock of Israel will come personally and regather the sheep which have long been scattered and subject to numerous miseries.

In this chapter the Prophet addresses those who vigorously assert their erroneous claim to the land God gave to the seed of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob.

The address is to Mount Seir. Mt Seir is in what is now Southern Jordan, and was the area God gave to the descendants of Edom, or Esau.

Esau is Jacob’s twin. He was the firstborn, thus humanly speaking had the right of double inheritance from Isaac his Father. Isaac tried to pass on the Abrahamic blessing to Esau, but Rebecca and Jacob intervened and tricked Isaac into giving the blessing to Jacob,

Never does the Word of God condemn Rebecca or Jacob for that act of deception. Only  Esau and his uncle Laban condemn  them. Rebeccah was acting to preserve the promise of the seed, in accordance with the original prophecy given her when the two twins were in her womb,

The Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you will be separated;
one people will be stronger than the other,
and the older will serve the younger.”(Genesis 25:23)

Isaac himself acknowledged to Esau that the blessing was properly placed, in spite of the deception involved, when he told the tearful Esau that he had blessed Jacob and assured him that indeed his brother would be blessed.

And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.(Genesis 27:33)

Esau went on to become a mighty nation, a perennial enemy of Jacob, and eventually the nation was subdued, forcibly converted to Judaism ( The Herods were Edomites), but sometime after the destruction of the Jewish Temple, the Edomites as a nation dissolved into the various Middle Eastern Roman Provinces.

But the Edomites are end time players.They re-emerge and play a prominent role in the horrors of the tribulation. Who would modern these Edomites Be?

The Word of God identifies them clearly. Modern Edomites are those people who have abrogated to themselves the land God assigned to the children of Israel.They identify themselves as “Palestinians” and have the full backing of the ‘world community”in their quest for a “Palestinian homeland”.

The modern, near eastern Arab Muslim world has claimed an entirely new identity, they are now (as of 1965) “Palestinians”, a name put upon Judea as a humiliation by the Romans after the Bar Cochba revolt. Provincia,Syria,Palestina, so named for the long dead and defeated enemies of Israel, the Philistines.

The prophecy is against these spiritual sons of Esau, for several reasons;

  • They have  nurtured in their hearts something called  “the everlasting hatred”, against Jacob. Esau hated Jacob and threatened to kill his twin , after Jacob received the patriarchal blessing instead of his elder brother.Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end: Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord God, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee. ( Ezekiel 35:5-6)
  • The religion of Islam has taken upon himself the custodianship of the hatred of Esau and Ishmael, encoding it into the very fabric of the false religion.The Koran and Hadiths tell us that “The last day cannot come for Muslims until the Muslims kill all of the JEws. In that dray if there is a Jew hiding behind a rock or a tree, the Rocks and trees will expose the hiding Jew to the Muslim persecutors.
  • The Edomites helped the Romans hunt out Jews hiding in the days of the destruction of the Second temple, and so also did the grand Mufti of Jerusalem incite the Arab residents of “Palestine” to aide Hitler, and to pressure the British to bar Jews from escaping the Holocaust into the Holy Land.
  • Recently Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the State of Palestine,(and planner of the 1972 mass murder of the Olympic team of Israel) announced to the mobs of “Palestinian” knife murderers that he incited, “We bless and welcome every single drop of blood shed in Jerusalem…” . As the Prophet said, “They have not hated Blood…”.
  • Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the Lord was there: Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord God, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.  And thou shalt know that I am the Lord, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume.(Ezekiel 35:9-11)
  • The Arabs who claim to be Palestinians  lay fall historical claim to the Holy Land, and are foisting upon the world a revisionist history which denies any Jewish claim on Jerusalem or Judea at all!
  • The Palestinians lay spurious claim to two nations, Judea (The West Bank) and Israel. These are the two nations which originally were one, Israel, and indwell the promised Land, which God have by unconditional covenant to Abraham,Isaac and Jacob.
  • Every Friday from the Temple Mount Mosque complex, hateful and abusive rants pour out into the streets of the city of Jerusalem, inciting violence, lying about the God of Israel, the Jews, and Christians.
  • God has heard these rantings and takes them seriously.And thou shalt know that I am the Lord, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume. Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.(Ezekiel 35:12-13)
  • Another thing God holds against the Palestinians and their supporters, is that they rejoice over the shedding of innocent blood. Who hasn’t been appalled at the open celebration in the Palestinian towns of the Holy Land; dancing and passing out candies and sweets when Jews are slaughtered in cold blood, or on the news of the mass nuder that was 9-11.

  • This people tell their frustrated young men, that acts of mass murder will afford them an eternity of rape of celestial virgins, they also teach toddlers that Jews are the”sons of monkeys and pigs” on their western subsidized public children’s programming.What is going to happen to them?*
  • Thus saith the Lord God; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate. As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the Lord.(Ezekiel 35:14-15)
  • *(Of course there is always the option of repentance and faith in Jesus, something that is actually occurring among thousands of Muslims).
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