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Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
Edition 251. March 18th 2015
The Walls of Jerusalem:
The Walls of Jerusalem:
The Middle East has entered a new dimension (in case you hadn’t noticed.) The focus now is ISIS and the expansion of Islam into Israel’s neighbouring states. But don’t be fooled by that. It’s just part of the grand plan.
This, the greatest drama of all time is about to include Israel in a most dramatic way.
In ancient times every village or town in Israel had a wall around it. Today some of the walls still stand but none of them is operational for security or defensive purposes. (I’m not referring to the fence / wall in some Palestinian areas.)
Israel is now a land of un-walled villages and cities. Because these walls have fallen all manner of evil enemies have stormed in.
Now, new invisible walls are being built. Unfortunately only some people can see them.
Zechariah 2:4-5 “Run speak to this young man, saying: ‘Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls because of the multitude of men and livestock in it. ‘For I’, says the Lord ‘will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”
There was once a time when the Jews were almost destroyed by the fire of Holocaust. In the very close future the tables will be turned. A large part of the world will be destroyed by nuclear fire!
But please note the verse above. Our Lord will be a wall of fire around Jerusalem. Is this literal fire? It most certainly results in a massive, large death toll.
The invisible fiery walls being built now by God were planned thousands of years ago and written down in the Bible.
The wise can see the walls. The wise can see the fire of God’s judgement. The foolish won’t see the walls of fire and they will be killed as a result. These walls are welcoming and deadly, much more so than ever before. Can you see the walls?
The incredible drama unfolds:
Nehemiah 2:19-20 (Nehemiah comes to Jerusalem and views the wall) “But when Sanballat the Horronite, Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab heard of it they laughed us to scorn and despised us saying, ‘What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?’ So I answered them and said to them, ‘The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or memorial in Jerusalem.’”
This verse above is as good as having the title deeds to Jerusalem. Do you see how incredible this is especially in light of the world’s desire to divide Jerusalem and Israel? God Himself will work with Israel to accomplish His will. The people who became the Palestinians in our day are told they have no heritage in Jerusalem!
Nehemiah 4:7-20 “Now when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the walls of Jerusalem were being restored and the gaps were beginning to be closed, that they became very angry, and they all conspired together to come and attack Jerusalem and create confusion. Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God and because of them we sat watch against them day and night...Do not be afraid of them, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses...Every one of the builders had his sword girded at his side as he built...Therefore wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.”
In this amazing portion of scripture above we see that the peoples who became our modern Palestinians became very angry at the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. They attacked and spread confusion, but we see how the tables were turned on them!
Sanballat was a Moabite (Palestinians today.) The word means: “Secret enemy”. In both of the verses above, they are spoken of in relation to Jerusalem! But now let’s look deeper into the issue.
►The word “Palestinian” in Hebrew is “Plishtim” meaning “Occupier” or “thief”. Now isn’t that very interesting indeed? Based on this alone, please tell me who the true occupiers are! Who are the thieves of the land? Yes it’s the Palestinians, but it’s also all their backers and supporters. Who is the “secret enemy” of Israel, and what are God’s plans for the land? It’s the Palestinians and all of their supporters.
Malachi 1:3-4 “Jacob (type of Israel) I have loved and Esau (type of the Palestinians) I have hated, and laid waste his mountains and his heritage for the jackals of the wilderness. Even though Edom (Esau) has said, we have been impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places. Thus says the Lord of hosts; They may build but I will throw down; they shall be called the Territory of Wickedness, and the people with whom the Lord will have indignation forever. Your eyes shall see, and you shall say, The Lord is magnified beyond the border of Israel.”
Now have a close look at the verse above. The world calls the West Bank, the Israeli occupied territories. They say that this is Palestinian land. Do you see what God calls the territories?
So now wrapped in the meanings of the words of these verses we have identified the “secret enemy”, the “occupiers” and the “thieves” and the “territory of wickedness.”– And it all relates to the same group of people, the Palestinians!
Do you see why the rebuilding of the invisible walls of Jerusalem and in fact greater Israel are so infused with drama and troubles?
Don’t underestimate what I’ve just written. Millions of lives will and are being affected by these very things and here is God’s word right before everyone’s eyes.
Israel has many enemies all around the world. She has a few friends too. But Israel has many friends whom she knows nothing about. Israel has multitudes of secret friends who believe the Bible.
Israel has many friends waiting in the wings to support her and stand with her. Do you know what the name ‘Esther’ means? It comes from a root word meaning “hidden.” So, yes Israel does have a “secret enemy”, but she has many “hidden” friends making up a huge invisible wall of love, protection through prayer, and identity with the Jews!
God’s plan for Israel includes His word on the land, the city of Jerusalem and the Jewish people. His plan is written in eternal covenants in His unchanging and unchangeable word. His plan will stand at the end of the day.
Deuteronomy 27:17 “Cursed is the one who moves his neighbour’s landmark. (Lit=borders.) And all the people shall say Amen.”
Proverbs 22:28 “Do not remove the ancient landmark (border peg) which your fathers have set.”
God has promised by covenant specific land for Israel. It is not to be negotiated, removed or changed. Of course the two-state solution falls within this curse, but just have a look at the following verses and note how succinctly it applies to the leaders of Israel dividing their own land to appease the world and the Palestinians!
Hosea 5:10 “The princes (leaders) of Judah are like those who remove a landmark (Lit=Boundary stones); I will pour out My wrath on them like water.”
Do you want to mess with the God-ordained borders of Israel? Do you want to take part in or support the dividing of the land and city? Read these three little verses above again. If you do mess with or even support the dividing of the land - welcome to a cursed future.
►Political leaders, here are just two verses for you, and there are more:
■Joel 3:2 “I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat and I will enter into judgement with them there, on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have also divided up My land.”
■Zechariah 12:2-3 “Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. It happens in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away (Lit= divide it) shall surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
One can understand the world’s ignorant politicians and intellectuals for supporting the cause of the devil in these things, but how many Christian ministers are leading their flock into the pro-Palestinian pit?
You will never succeed in coming against Israel and you will doom yourself in the process of trying. I have the faces of numerous Christian ministers, some I know personally, flashing before my mind’s eye right now!
Let me remind you that prophetically, a huge group of professing Christians join up with Satan in disguise, to attempt to bring about a new world of ‘peace’. Again the Jews and God’s word on Israel will stand in their way, and again they will have to get rid of the Jews for that to happen.
The builders of the walls of Babel:
The two-state solution is an attempt to bring peace to the Middle East and the world. All attempts to divide the land and Jerusalem have this same ultimate goal.
The decedents of the builders of the Tower of Babel are in our midst today, trying to build world- peace, and preserving for themselves a good future. Their God-defying pride has again blinded their eyes and filled their mouths with God-rejecting cow-dung.
The spiritual power of humanism is again trying to build a global society, a world community of peace and again the Jews, the custodians of God’s promises, stand in their way.
Britain’s Lord Beveridge said “World peace requires world order. World order requires world law. World law requires world government.”
World peace is doomed to war and hell!
That’s a bit harsh, don’t you think? No I don’t, not at all. If you think peace is of God because the word is in the Bible, think again! Of course godly peace His way is in the Bible and is good and right, but the builders of modern world-peace are doing it their way and actually have a massive hidden evil agenda.
The agenda of the modern Babel-builders is to create world peace with all the worlds’ sin and evil still part of it, flourishing and thriving. Modern world peace requires a mixture of all the world’s sin. The new worldthey are creating will be full of homosexuality,abortion and all things evil – Just as in the days of Noah and Lot.
World peace is full of ungodliness, uncleanness, unrighteousness and all the fruits of its god – Satan.
Let me remind you that God’s world peace is coming on the wings of the destruction of the entire godless world. True world peace will be full of purity and holiness – God’s way!
Worldly world-peace must strip out the virtues and values of the Bible. World peace is rooted and originated in the god of the world – Satan.
God’s way for peace is to build a wall of division, separation and protection from the evil one, and his forces and his unholy ways. Of course that’s just what the cross of Calvary is. This is why we are given spiritual weapons of warfare and the gifts of the Spirit to discern, see and know our enemy.
The modern day Babel-builders will be celebrating the International Day of Peace also called “World Peace Day” on the 21st September. On this day a ceasefire in any combat worldwide is supposed to come about. The “Peace Bell” will be rung at the UN.
They will be crying “peace and safety.”
Israel’s disobedience comes back to haunt them:
Numbers 33:50-55 Instructions for the conquest of Canaan: “(Moses), speak to the children of Israel and say to them: When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their moulded images and demolish all their high places...but if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those you let remain, shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.”
Exodus 34:11-14 “Observe what I command you this day. Behold I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. You shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars and cut down their wooden images, for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous is a jealous God.” (The Palestinians originate from some of the people mentioned above.)
Because Israel disobeyed the essence of these verses they now have to deal with the results of it all. They are now facing the same choices. Will they obey God?
We are now entering the final stretch and these things are before us now. Israel is again at the crossroads. Israel stands before a second Holocaust.
I have spoken of these verses before, but it’s always good to be put in remembrance of very important verses even though they are seldom mentioned or taught.
The darkness of the nations:
Obama is totally blind spiritually. So is Cameron and so are all the world’s politicians except for a small handful.
Isaiah 25:7-8 “He will destroy on this mountain the surface of the covering cast over the people and the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away all tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people (the Jews), He will take away from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken.”
Rather than having tears taken away, the above verse brings tears to my eyes! Please read it again and then read it again. Do you see that the nations of the earth have a veil of blindness over them, relating to Israel? Yes at the end of the day, the veil will be lifted as it will be from the Jews as well. But note that the veil relates to God’s people being “rebuked” by the nations. That is where we are now isn’t it?
The nations of the world can’t see the invisible walls of fire God has placed around Jerusalem and all Israel.
We are about to see the most dramatic fulfilments of many prophecies – what drama.
The coming destruction of the walls of Jerusalem:
The image above is the Golden Gate opposite the Mount of Olives. The Bible prophecies that it will bricked up until our Messiah returns, opening it. (It is also called the Eastern Gate.)
At the Second Coming, our Lord and Saviour returns to the Mount of Olives just as He left. He then walks over to the Golden Gate (above) and supernaturally opens the sealed gate as He goes through to the Temple Mount.
Of course I’m using this example with a broader application, but this will mark the spot and the time where all walls of separation will come down forever in the presence of the purity and holiness of the judge of the universe.
As that Golden Gate opens, the true New World Order of righteousness, holiness, purity and all glory comes into being for a thousand years.
The world orders of Babel, Babylon, all world empires, the Catholic’s, the Nazi’s, The New World Order and any other that I’ve left out, will be cast into their eternal fiery destination.
As the Golden Gate opens the Millennium begins.
All the walls of protection will fall because there will be no more enemy and no need of them. Right now we need to strengthen all walls of protection against the enemy.
The Israeli Defence Force:
We as believers in our Messiah, have been given spiritual weapons of warfare to keep us safe from the onslaughts of the devil.
Natural Israel is still in her pre-salvation state and must use natural, physical weapons of warfare to defend herself.
This is perhaps the most disciplined military in the world. It was founded in the War of Independence in 1948. It has successfully defended the country in six major wars against overwhelming odds. Their soldiers are a personal example of discipline on the battlefields and humility in the streets (except of course when engaged in anti-terrorism activities.) The IDF operates under the concept of comradeship to the degree of risking their own lives for others. They have very high ethical standards. They have a very high degree of professionalism. And we can also say that God is on their side as He has been in the previous wars. Few are aware that the IDF is engaged more often than any other military force in humanitarian operations.
Walls of protection lead to the walls of salvation.
The wonderful conclusion:
Isaiah 60:18 “Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls salvation and your gates praise.”
Isaiah 60:15 “Whereas you have been forsaken and hated...I will make you an eternal excellence, a joy of many generations.”
Isaiah 60:3 “The Gentiles shall come to your (Jews) light.”
Isaiah 62:6 “I have set watchmen on your walls O Jerusalem, who shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in all the earth.”
Some believe (as I do) that there is a powerful type in the story of Nehemiah’s rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem which relates to the modern restoration of Israel. It will be in tumultuous times!
Right in the middle of all the confusion and drama, God’s word plots His course and plan.
What a tragedy that so many in the world and church have no idea at all, being dominated by their own opinions!
This is a mixture of photography and art. I took the background picture of the lichen on a rock and texturised it, and then added the mixed media art work.
I took this picture at the appropriately named Two-Palms section of Etosha in Namibia. Because the giraffe wouldn’t stand still, I had to drive around in circles in the Landy to get it in the right place!
If you want to see more pictures of this incredibly beautiful area click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!