Friday, May 19, 2017

Food for Some Very Serious Thought

“And the word of the Lord came to me saying, Son of Man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the Prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the Lord God, “Behold I am against you O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal. 

I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses, and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords.” (Ezek. 38:1-4).

Hey Gang:  Have you taken an hour or two lately and taken a hard look at what is happening in our nation and our world today.  Have you taken Jesus’ words to heart when He said, “When all of these things… – what things? All the prophetic signs and wonders I have given you in the Word so that you will not be confused when these things come into view – don’t get all panicky but “Look Up for your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28).

Notice the words prior to this awesome promise: They will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory”.  And Luke goes on and gives us a profound statement for those who are alive in this generation, thatTruly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place” (verse 32). Wow, is that not awesome?

Do you hear what He is saying?  “Be on guard, don’t let your heart be bogged down with the worries of this life, But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:34/36).

And just what signs and wonders are given to us as wake up calls by Jesus?  The apostles and the prophets of oldThey all agree that Israel would become a place of milk and honey for God’s chosen people.  This is the most profound thing that has happened and continues to unfold in my life time.  It was foretold by Jesus, in the prophecy of the “fig tree”, that was recorded in Mathew 24:32-35;  and it has happened!

Psalm 83:2-8 tells us of the coming conflict with the Sons of Ishmael and Esau, and one has to be in a coma not to realize that the Middle East is a tinder-box waiting for someone to lite the fuse. 

Add to this the miraculous restoration of the Hebrew language, as God predicted through Zephaniah (3:10),  the blooming of the desert, their victories in three wars -each one against overwhelming odds. 
 One has to have their head deep in the sand to not see that God has His hands on this tiny nation.
Isaiah 27:6 states that, not only will the Jews recover their homeland, restore their lost language, but  they will also restore the land.  It has been my privilege, in more than ten trips to Israel, to see the desert begin to “Blossom like a rose.” (Isaiah 32:1) What a wondrous joy it has been for my bride and I to get our hands dirty in the Arabah, helping with that restoration project. 

One of the more volatile prophecies of the day is the growing fervor of the Israeli people, religious and non-religious, to take back the Temple Mount and rebuild the Temple (Isa. 2:2).   We know from the Word that it is going to happen – the only question is when.  I hope to write a blog on his subject in the near future, for I believe it is the hot button item of the day.  There is no question the Temple Mount is the most volatile place in the universe.

This could turn into a very long dissertation, for the Word is filled with prophecies that are coming into focus daily.  If you have not checked out the latest What’s Happening Man blog, I suggest you do so.  My good friends, there has never been a more exciting time to be on earth - “IF” you are locked into the Word and a praying-; member of the body of Christ but it can also be a very scary time ”IF” you are not.

I pray you are excited!



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