Monday, February 27, 2017

The Fall Of Israel And Jerusalem (CE13)

Dan 11:40-41 _“At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. He shall also enter the Glorious Land,
 
If we are living in the last days, then the present Israel occupying only just a portion of land of Judea will be conquered by the Antichrist. God only recently in 1948 recreated the nation of Israel for the Jews to 'Aliyah' (from foreign nations).

Luke 21:20-22  “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
 
God's destruction of Israel is His vengeance for the Israelites had committed great abominations against Him. After the Six-day war, God gave Israel in its former glory back to the descendants of Israel. But in 1993, Israel President Rabin signed the abominable PLO-Israel Peace Treaty, requiring Israel to cede Jericho, Gaza strip and the West Bank to the Arabs. Since then Israel has been rebelling against God for they have been ceding the promised land, and leaving the present nation of Israel only occupying mainly part of Judea.

When the people repent of their sins God relent His judgments

God relented in Nineveh

Jonah 3:4-6,10  And Jonah began to enter the city on the first day’s walk. Then he cried out and said, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on, sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them. Then word came to the king of Nineveh; and he arose from his throne and laid aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth and sat in ashes... Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it._
 
God relented His judgment when the heathens (Assyrians) repented, so how much more will God pour His love upon His people when we repent.

God relented in Jerusalem

2King 19:1,20,34  And so it was, when King Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord... Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘Because you have prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, I have heard... For I will defend this city, to save it For My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.’ ”

Only repentance moves God to relent

Jer 25:8-9  "Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Because you have not heard My words, behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,’ says the Lord , ‘and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, against its inhabitants, and against these nations all around, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, a hissing, and perpetual desolations."

Israel today is in similar situations as in the days of Jeremiah, and brethren, we must get the Israelites to become Christians (free from the curse of the law) and to get PM, Parliament, authority, rabbis, etc. to fast and repent for giving away God's lands, Gay Parades and abominable practices in the glorious Land.