Friday, May 24, 2013

Peace? With One's Enemies?

What nation or country that you know of, is being pushed to broker a peace agreement with its enemies, being pushed to give its territories to a people who openly hate and despise them, so they can live side by side... with the world's approval? Is this not ludicrous? Who ever heard of giving into the demands of one's sworn enemy, who repeatedly kills and maims those of your citizenry and declares it wants all of your land, without you in it?

If they wanted peace and showed so by their actions that they were a responsible people who simply desired a good life as your neighbor, then yes, it would make sense. But if the leaders of these people loudly declare their contempt for you and encourage and even incite one another to make war and destroy you in whatever way they can find to do so, does it then stand to reason that you would make every concerted effort to take land from your citizens and give it to theirs?

If you do not believe the accuracy and validity of the Scriptures, this very scenario should make you reconsider, for it was thus declared to take place in the acharit hayamim~the latter days or End Times. Consider Ezekiel 36. What is happening today was declared by God to Ezekiel. Please note that God says He will not do what He's promising for Israel's sake because they deserve it, but rather for His Name's sake. 

Ezekiel 36 ~ Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

“Now you, human being, prophesy to the mountains of Isra’el. Say: ‘Mountains of Isra’el, hear the message from Adonai. Adonai Elohim says: “The enemy is boasting over you, ‘Ha! Even the ancient high places are ours now!’ ” ’ Therefore prophesy, and say that Adonai Elohim says, ‘Because they desolated you and swallowed you up from every side, so that the other nations could take possession of you; and now people are gossiping about you and slandering you; therefore, mountains of Isra’el, hear the message of Adonai Elohim this is what Adonai Elohim says to the mountains and hills, the streams and valleys, the desolate wastes and the abandoned cities, now preyed on and derided by the other surrounding nations — therefore this is what Adonai Elohim says: “In the heat of my jealousy I speak against the other nations and all of Edom, since, rejoicing with all their heart, they have arrogated my land to themselves as a possession and, with utter contempt, seized it as prey.”’
“Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Isra’el, and say to the mountains, the hills, the streams and the valleys that Adonai Elohim says this: ‘I speak in my jealousy and fury, because you have endured being shamed by the nations. Therefore thus says Adonai Elohim: “I have raised my hand and sworn that the nations surrounding you will bear their shame. But you, mountains of Isra’el, you will sprout your branches and bear your fruit for my people Isra’el, who will soon return. I am here for you, and I will turn toward you; then you will be tilled and sown; 10 and I will multiply your population, all the house of Isra’el, all of it. The cities will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. 11 I will multiply both the human and animal populations, they will increase and be productive; and I will cause you to be inhabited as you were before — indeed, I will do you more good than before; and you will know that I am Adonai. 12 I will cause people to walk on you, my people Isra’el; they will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; never again will you make them childless.” 13 Adonai Elohim says, “Because they say to you, ‘Land, you devour people and make your nations childless,’ 14 therefore you will no longer devour people, and you will not make your nations childless any more,” says Adonai Elohim. 15 “I will not permit the nations to shame you, or the peoples to reproach you any longer; and you will no more cause your nations to stumble,” says Adonai Elohim.’”  Verse 22 “Therefore tell the house of Isra’el that Adonai Elohim says this: ‘I am not going to do this for your sake, house of Isra’el, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have been profaning among the nations where you went.

Zechariah 12 ~ Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

A prophecy, the word of Adonai concerning Isra’el — here is the message from Adonai, who stretched out the heavens, laid the foundation of the earth and formed the spirit inside human beings:
“I will make Yerushalayim a cup
that will stagger the surrounding peoples.
Even Y’hudah will be caught up
in the siege against Yerushalayim.
When that day comes, I will make Yerushalayim
a heavy stone for all the peoples.
All who try to lift it will hurt themselves,
and all the earth’s nations will be massed against her.

Please note that God, Himself is stirring up the nations against Israel... to the extent that HIS Glory will be revealed, both to Israel, and through Israel as He defends her.

Psalm 83 ~ Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

(0) A song. A psalm of Asaf:
2 (1) God, don’t remain silent!
Don’t stay quiet, God, or still;
3 (2) because here are your enemies, causing an uproar;
those who hate you are raising their heads,
4 (3) craftily conspiring against your people,
consulting together against those you treasure.
5 (4) They say, “Come, let’s wipe them out as a nation;
let the name of Isra’el be remembered no more!”
6 (5) With one mind they plot their schemes;
the covenant they have made is against you —
7 (6) the tents of Edom and the Yishma‘elim,
Mo’av and the Hagrim,
8 (7) G’val, ‘Amon and ‘Amalek,
P’leshet with those living in Tzor; (Selah)
9 (8) Ashur too is allied with them,
to reinforce the descendants of Lot.
(Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria (allied with Russia), Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Gaza, including the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians)

Please note that all of those nations mentioned in Psalm 83 are now, for the first time ever, positioned around Israel with the intent of destroying this tiny nation beloved by God. If ever there was a time to get your heart right before God Almighty, today is the day! 
Next time, I will show what the Scriptures say about Peace with Israel in the acharit hayamim as it concerns giving land for "peace"...


Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

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