Friday, June 22, 2018

The World of 1948

“Many plans are in man’s heart, But the counsel of he Lord will stand” (Pro. 19:21).  “For I have hope in You, O Lord; You will answer, O Lord my God” (Psa. 38:15).  “Who is like You among the gods, O Lord?  Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders? (Ex. 15:11).

Hey Gang:  I came across the following devotional in Rabbi Cahn’s Sapphires, his Hope of the World devotional publication.  If you are not up to speed on who Rabbi Cahn is, I would strongly recommend that you take some time and tune into his frequency.  I truly believe he is a prophet for this day.  His recent books, The Harbinger, The Mystery of the Shemitah, The Book of Mysteries and his most recent book which is outstanding “The Paradigm”; all have reached the top of the popularity charts in the believer’s world. 

This morning I am going to do some plagiarizing from his Sapphires devotional because I believe it emphasizes the Lord has been saying to me.

Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated.  Communist take over Czechoslovakia.  Harry Truman is re-elected.  Stalin rules the Soviet Union.  The Honda motorcycle was invented in Japan.  Humphrey Bogart stars in Key Largo, and John Wayne in Fort Apache.  V8 juice is marketed. The McDonald brothers began franchising their name. and Nestles Quick is introduced in the US.  Into this world the ancient words of the prophets come to pass.

The year is 1948 and the nation of Israel is resurrected, fulfilling ancient prophecies.  Life is filled with details that seem to have nothing to do with God or His plans.  If you don’t think your everyday world is biblical, just remember 1948.  God was working it all together to fulfill the ancient prophecies! 

If you love, and follow God, know with assurance that His hand is on your life.  And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose” (Rom.8:28). even Nestles Quick.

As I read this devotional my mind turned to Zechariah 12:2-3 where God gives us a panoramic view of our world today.  Where a tiny nation, about the size of New Jersey, dominates the world news and affairs of the entire world.  It was reported recently that more than eighty percent of the business conducted at the United Nations is centered on Israel directly, or indirectly.  

Notice his words: “Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem it will also be against Judah.  It will come in that day that I will make Jerusalem, a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured.  And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it”.

Jesus said, “I want you to know what is going on”.  He warned the Pharisees: “You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not analyze this present time?’  (Luke 12:56). 

My friends, I wonder how many more years we will be blessed to celebrate.  Many of the prophetic gurus are crying out “wake up!”  Convergence is the current battle cry!  They seem to see all the prophecies that Jesus shared with His disciples rapidly coming together.  The key given to us by Jesus: “When all these things happen, look up for your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28).  What say you?  Are you looking for Messiah?