A Season of Darkness!
Shalom Partner and Friend of Israel,
With Passover 2021 beginning 27th March – 03rd April many are asking what lies ahead...? We have learnt to “expect the unexpected!” And, humbly acknowledge that “our plans” are many …but in the end the purpose of the Lord our God WILL stand (Proverbs19:21). Many are the plans of man. Man proposes …God disposes! Many times, the plans and expectations that we have had as believers …will NOT come to completion as we plan …or may even be delayed as we are often confronted with unexpected situations …not only in our personal lives just as we have seen throughout 2020 and now even in the early months of 2021.
The Year 2020 certainly began a season full of surprises for Israel and throughout the whole world… Never was there a generation before ours that has had to face an entire world shutdown. Passover of April 2020 was literally an Exodus experience of 3,500 years ago when for the first time ever Israel and the whole world in their homes in LOCKDOWN (which is a prison term) and almost like a “house arrest.” Was God leading us to a “Red Sea” moment in history? Passover is one of the Major Feasts of the Lord where the blessing is!
Yes, this complete “lockdown” had NEVER happened before in Israel since the Exodus was in Egypt …nor did it happen in the whole world at the same time. Israel began shutting down on the very first festival of 2020 in March which was Purim /Lots (Esther) …and then Lockdowns continued throughout the year in Israel affecting ALL of the Seven MAJOR Feasts of the Lord;
(1) The Spring Feasts of the Lord; Pesach – Passover/ Unleavened Bread/First-Fruits. (2) The Summer Feast of the Lord; Shavuot - Pentecost/ Feast of Weeks. (3) The Fall Feasts of the Lord; Rosh HaShanah/Yom Kippur/Sukkot -which we know as Trumpets /Atonement and Tabernacles.
During 2020 we saw “draconian style” shutdowns caused by the Covid-19 (Corona virus) that was deliberately spread by Communist China causing a “PLAGUE” Pandemic across the whole world. The lockdowns also greatly affected Churches, not only in Israel, USA and South Africa but throughout the whole world …and a year later still continues on today …as and when the governments decide for political reasons. Churches that wanted to obey God and remain open were vehemently attacked through persecution! One thing we have learnt is that what happens in Israel WILL surely affect the world too!
Did you know…? The Messianic Congregation of believers (Jews who believe in Yeshua – Jesus as Messiah) in Israel are the ones suffering greatly. Speaking recently with Pastor Daniel who has had his congregation to meet in the Forests since their building (and others for meeting places) has been shut or very limited. They have been meeting outdoors for a year now …whether cold, hot, windy – summer or winter! So, this coming Passover should there not be a lockdown they will still be meeting in the Forest and in their homes. Pray4Zion partners thank you for your generous support each month so that we can continue be a blessing to the Lord’s Brethren who are our brothers and sisters in Christ. Please pray for them as they are suffering for the sake of the Word! John Bunion said, “You have never lived today successfully until you have done something for someone who can NEVER repay you!”
Everything about Passover (Exodus 12:1-36) is about Christ’s Birth, Death and Resurrection …and as believers it’s about happiness and rejoicing. One of the famous Prophecies of our Lord’s birth is in; Isaiah 9:1-2, 6-7 …but do we realise that this Prophecy was set in a time of “darkness” – “suffering” and “affliction?” We read; “…the people walked in ‘darkness’ have seen a great a GREAT ‘Light,’ they that dwell in the land of the ‘shadow’ of death, on them a ‘Light’ has shined!” The very emphasis from the beginning, there in the Old Testament is on “a Light shining in darkness!” In Isaiah the Prophecy is for a time of “persecution,” “suffering” and “darkness” in the land of Israel into which our Saviour was born into and where He lived, died on the Cross for our Sins and was Resurrected. Israel was a captive - subjugated nation; first ruled by the Greeks, that’s why we the New Testament was written in Greek. Then came the Romans. The people of Israel 2,000 years ago faced great persecution and suffering under Herod …who murdered every child under the age of two! Today 2,000 years ago millions of babies are again dying in godless abortions - murder of the unborn.
Herod’s slaughter was an attempt to stop the birth of our Lord Yeshua (Jesus). Joseph and Mary realised this and so they fled to Egypt.
Now here’s something to ponder on; (1) Egypt is where 2,000 years ago Joseph and Mary had escaped to with God’s “first-born” Son Yeshua (Romans 8:29; Colossians 1:15, 18) Egypt was also where Moses had to be hidden as a baby because Pharaoh was afraid of the Israelite slaves because there were so many of them and ordered all the boy babies to be killed. (Exodus 2:2). Egypt was also where Israelites were enslaved and where Moses faced Pharoah …and where the 10 Plagues had taken place and where the first Passover took place and the Angel of Death had passed over the houses whose doors had the “blood of a lamb’ on them and people saved! Even before Moses entered Egypt, God told him: "... say to Pharaoh 'Thus says the Lord: Israel is My first-born son. I have said to you: 'Let my son go that he may worship me,' yet you refuse to let him go. Now I will slay your firstborn son.'" Exodus 4:22-23.
Israel is God’s “firstborn Son,” - indicative of its special relationship of the Nation and its people to the Creator. The Plague of the “firstborn” in Exodus was for this purpose; it was this blow which was designed to activate the latch of freedom and to make a breech in the prison walls for God’s people - the Jews, from the 400 years of slavery. But the other nine plagues have a very different motif as they come to teach Pharaoh about God! For Egyptians, both Pharaoh and the Nile were their gods. God deliberately chose to confront Pharaoh at this very place. This was a showdown of the Gods …and we know who won - Yahweh! Today we may be in a weird situation brought upon us by the Pandemic and Globalists N.W.O. Leaders causing separation and loss of everything once held dear to us …but this too is a reflection of what happened during the Exodus of 2,000 years ago at the First Coming of our Lord …and only repeated in these End times or Last Days at Passover 2020!
We have asked ourselves what would have caused the judgement of God to be poured out…? What stirs the heart of God to judge? The answer is clear; “when the innocent come under attack, God always responds!” What is the sign of a wicked generation? Sin? The sign of a people moving toward the judgement of Almighty God is when there is an attack on those who have no recourse or ability to defend themselves. God will pour out His cup of wrath. Another sign is when an attack is upon His Nation of Israel, people and especially Jerusalem. Can we not hear the blinded mob of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Days of Lot crying out from the fiery pits of judgement to the world; “Repent!” God is a God of love but He is also a God of judgement! (Psalm 7:11; Psalm 2:4; Jeremiah 25:15)
Let’s look at some signs of what is happening in our generation… What do the Globalists World Leaders and their corrupt lying Media have in common? They ALL speak the same language just like the Tower of Babel!” (Genesis 11:1–9). Interestingly…The Youth of our generation born after 1997 is referred to as “Generation Z!” The “Z” is the FINAL letter of the Alphabet at this time when the generation born from 1948 onwards saw Israel the “Fig Tree” – Israel in the land (Matthew 24:32-35). To think that God in His sovereignty with the ability to place us at any point in time – at any place in history – chose to make our generation a part of His Church in these LAST Days. The hour that we are living in was desired by all of the Prophets and the closing moments are upon us – This is our destiny! We ask ourselves is this coincidence or the indication of the final Generation – our generation? Until our generation, it has been virtually impossible for any one person or government to completely control the world’s economic system. The changes that have taken place over the past 50-60 years economically and politically have paved the way for a “unified government” and “unified economic system.” With the growth in the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) and the major changes in currency …the foundation has been laid for Biblical Prophecy to be fulfilled!
The most recent changes in the EU leave Bible scholars watching for more changes to see if a “Revived Roman Empire” will come to fruition soon. The changes have been gradual and in the eyes of the world have just been part of the normal course of business. Globalization has become common-place. TECHNOLOGY of today is all the youth of this generation know since they were born into it. And, even older generations are excited about it as conveniences never before are experienced. The integration of a Global Culture, Politics and Economies are now being embraced worldwide and accepted through the godless, immoral policies of Liberalism, Socialism and Communism. However, the Prophecies of Daniel and Revelation are simultaneously being fulfilled before our eyes …and these Biblical changes are now taking place! Many believers are NOT even aware of God’s plan for End times …a carefully crafted plan that was written thousands of years ago. (Revelation 13:1-2; Daniel 2:41-42, 7:16-24).
We have asked ourselves MANY times… why was there NO clear warning about such a Global proportion of the Babylon “one voice” of nations during the Pandemic or “plannedemic?” And, why did the Church NOT see it coming since we believers have the Word of God? It finally dawned on us! You see many are NOT taught God’s Prophecies in Churches today. Yes, some say - NOBODY but God knew what was about to take place. Did our Lord NOT see what the Globalists Leaders were planning together to bring the whole world into submission? They may have planned in secret …but God saw it and WILL reveal it in the open! Nothing is hidden from our God! We are reminded that what was intended to harm us – God will turn it around for good! In these unforeseen challenges and surprising situations our FAITH in God is tested the most. We also have to remind ourselves that God’s ways will NEVER be revealed to us in their entirety as we read in 1 Corinthians 13:9 …and just as Moses declared to the people there WILL always be a “mysterious side” to God YHVH - Yahweh which will leave us puzzled at times (Deuteronomy 29:29). Even our Lord Yeshua (Jesus) assured us; “You do NOT know on what hour your Lord is Coming.” – Matthew 24:36, 39, 42, 44, 50, 25:13.
We are told in Luke 21:34 that the “Day of the Lord” will come on ALL those who live on the face of the whole earth and that it will close on many unexpectedly like a trap! WHY? Many will hear the message of God’s love and mercy but will put off the decision to turn to Christ for His forgiveness thinking they have more time. The picture used is of an unexpected trap sprung over an animal or a bird. Many people do NOT realize that there is a closing time to the period of God's grace. The day of God’s grace will close “unexpectedly” and they will be left outside, thus having to pay the penalty for their sin themselves. In Luke 21:34-36 we are told; “Take heed to yourselves.” Here we are encouraged to take care of the central core of our lives, for instance - our hearts. The “darkness” of this godless world in which we live in has a way of shaping the inner character away from intimacy with our Lord Yeshua. We MUST love, fear and with obedience and reverence the Lord our God! He will consume His enemies and NO one will be able to stop God.
Did you know this generation – our generation is called the “Z” Generation? “Z” is last in our Gregorian Alphabet – from Alpha to Omega …and that nothing just happens by chance! The signs are evident that this is the LAST generation and it’s important for the Body of Christ and true believers to “wake up.” The "Generation Z" is the LEAST Christian generation in history and is also the most Liberal. According to W.H.O., every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day! These babies have been murdered in painful godless abortions. LGBT “Pride” is fuelling a sexual revolution and a GLOBAL rebellion against God. When only 34 % of Generation “Z” can agree that “lying is morally wrong” - that’s a big problem. Not only is our generation today deeply confused about moral and spiritual truth; gender and sexuality …but we are getting to the point where no one will listen to someone else’s point of view unless they completely agree with them. The culture of societies has changed so fast that even teenagers today are confused. What does the future hold for Generation “Z” …the current crop of precious children and young people? Nothing less than the most exciting event in history!; “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so, shall we ever be with the Lord.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:17.
Now let’s examine the “Z” in Hebrew – it is the letter “Zayin” and represents the number 7… Its design is the form of “a sword.” The top of the “Zayin” is the handle, and the vertical leg is the blade and another interpretation of the “Zayin’s” design is that it represents “a crown and a sceptre. ”The “Zayin” alludes to “power” and “authority.” In Modern Hebrew, it means “to be armed” and that is the primary theme of the 7th book of the Bible - Judges.
With a sword, we have two edges (Isaiah 49:2; Hebrews 4:12) The “Zayin” is also a picture of the Word/Torah. It is our weapon against the enemy (Ephesians 6:12. The root of the Hebrew word is “Azen” and the word for “weapon” is “Azan” also means; “to hear,” “to listen,” and “to be obedient.” A weapon is for protection and the purpose cutting off evil! Some Hebrew Scholars say that the meaning behind this word is that while pointless bloodshed is certainly NOT the ideal, we sometimes MUST fight in order to defend our lives and our way of life! The number 7 is the number of “completeness” and “perfection.” Lots of pictures of “7” are found in scripture. Firstly, it is a picture of “Shabbat,” or “Sabbath” day which is the 7th day of the week is also a day of rest. Whereas, the “Zayin” is a weapon it is the Word that is our tool for doing “battle!” Zayin is a picture of the obedient “bride” and points us toward “the King” and doing His Word and resting in His Shabbat. We look forward to the day when the King will present us with His Sceptre and we are able to enter His complete rest. (Esther 4:11)
Today many leaders and even some Churches, are turning their backs on the true Word of God – the Bible, through compromise and following after what the world has to offer... In our Generation - 25% of the world is anti-Semitic. Today Christians and Jews are the most persecuted groups globally. Since the Nation of Israel has been reborn in 1948 - the nations of the world are coming against God's Holy City, Jerusalem. We truly believe something huge is about to happen in 2021 affecting Israel! We have just had a year of a PANIC - Plan-Demic in 2020 and now we are currently in a Prophetic Year …and Israel is God’s clock! This year 2021 on the 14th May, 2021 – Israel turns 73 and if we plus 7 = 80 that would mean before the end of this decade in 2028 Israel will turn 80 years!
The Biblical completion of a generation is; 40, 70 or 80. Now there is something very interesting about 28 and nearly all Bible Scholars and Historians would agree that it was in 28 AD that our Lord Yeshua finished His 1st Mission and 1st Coming on earth when He was Crucified, Buried and Resurrected. That was 2,000 years ago and when Israel turns 80 it will bring us to the year 2028! We never date set as nobody knows the hour - only God knows the exact time and the why and when. However, God has NOT left us without knowing what to look for which are the “times” and “seasons”… only we don’t know the exact hour! God’s Name and His Word are Holy and so we must NEVER just take it for granted. BUT, what if 2021 is chosen hour of our Lord for the Rapture and beginning of the 7 Year – Great Tribulation …and we are the FINAL “Z” Generation?
Truly today the world is in conflict between the East and the West …and light and darkness! So, we have to choose which side we are on as it’s also a time of decision! We do NOT side with China and the East …NOR do we side with Globalists, Liberal Politicians, Draconian Governments, UN, EU, or Luciferians and their “beast” system that is very close in being fully set up just as they are today openly revealing their schemes and plans of “darkness!” We choose to side with Yeshua – Jesus Christ “the Light of the World” and His Kingdom …and we plead with you at this late hour to do the same; “choose today whom you will serve!” We cannot serve both light and darkness!
Let’s look back at the outcome of the US Elections of 5th November, 2020 as an example… If something is worth saying and is worth repeating. What happens to a nation when “everyone does which is right in in his or her own eyes?” The grisly details are contained in Judges 17-19 and provide the answer; gross idolatry, perversion, brutality, immorality and total disregard for the Word of God. The Western World is in the same boat! We read that when Israel’s national conscience is pricked by a shocking reminder way back then nothing has changed and Gentile Nations today are living proof of coming judgement to them for sin and rejecting Almighty God. Look at the first verses of these chapters of Judges 18 and 19 …and the last verse in the chapter of; Judges 21 to discover the “key” to the book of Judges. There is more to the phrase than the simple fact that Israel had to crown her first king! Why? It is an acknowledgement that the NATION had “forsaken’ her TRUE KING – the God of their forefathers! In God’s own Words; “They have rejected Me, that I should NOT reign over them.” – 1 Samuel 8:7; 10:19 …and the result was national chaos and corruption! Aren’t we seeing this today in Nations once professing to be Christian?
There is something more important than a system a nation is governed by …and that is the people’s attitude toward the “Supreme Government” of the God YHVH of the Heaven and Earth! Not only in America but across the world! We MUST pray that God will bring revival to our nations, communities and families. Let’s consider two sad Biblical stories; Micah and the Tribe of Dan in the chapters of Judges 17-18 and watch for the striking contrasts! Micah wanted more of God’s FAVOUR (17:13) but Dan wanted more of God’s LAND (17:13). Micah SET UP images (17:5) but Dan STOLE images (18:17). Micah returned to his house WITHOUT gods (18:26) but the Danites worshipped NEW gods but NOT in the House of God (18:31).
The collapse or backsliding in the life of a believer and Nation is just like Ancient Israel... You see it is seldom a “blow-out” but rather a “slow release!” We need Almighty God more than ever today and MUST “stay awake“ like the 5 WISE virgins and readily have “oil in our lamps” waiting for our Bridegroom – Yeshua (Jesus) during these “dark” times …and not be caught without oil like the 5 FOOLISH virgins! (Matthew 25:1-13) During the Pandemic God has removed ALL our IDOLS of; Hollywood, Elites, Sport etc. Today we are at a crossroad to either choose to follow God or the wicked plans of man. You see, unless a Nation repents it will reap the consequences of God’s Judgement! God is being provoked, rejected by the godless societies and their world system …but just as it was in the Days of Noah and Lot so shall it be the Coming of our Lord and so shall judgment come! As believers we must be “wise” and “awake” – this is a very Prophetic hour!
We read from the Hebrew Bible how the Lord will treat the wicked; “For behold the day comes, it burns like a furnace; and the proud, and all who work wickedness will be stubble; and the day that comes will burn them up, says Yahweh of Armies, and that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.” - Malachi 4:1. The Hebrew word for Malachi is “Malak” means “messenger.” Malachi was a messenger of God warning Israel and is a warning for …what day? The Day of the Lord – our day! It is an End of Time event that will bring judgement to the wicked …but deliverance to the faithful. (See also; Isaiah 13:6, 9; Jeremiah 46:10; Ezekiel 13:5, 30:3, Joel 1:15, 2:1, 11, 31, 3:14, Amos 5:18, 20; Obadiah 1:15; Zephaniah 1:7, 14 and Malachi 4:5. (Most of these verses emphasize God’s wrath). We read that; “…it burns like a furnace!” “Fire” language is commonly used in connection with God’s “divine Judgement and anger.” Destruction by “fire” is a type of covenant curse and the phrase… “burn like a furnace” alludes to the hottest fires that the people in Ancient times saw. The confined fires of the large beehive shaped metal working furnaces!
The Lord says; “…and the proud, and ALL who work wickedness will be stubble.” Many have always struggled with the problem of why evil people are prospering and good people suffering which is a fact of life and counter to what it is believed it should be that the good prosper and bad suffer? “Now we call the proud happy, yes, those who work wickedness are built up; yes, they tempt God and escape.” – Malachi 3:15. Look back at Malachi 3:1 where the Lord promised it would be like “a refiners fire” …and like a launderers soap (3:2). While the “refiners fire” is intended to purify rather than to destroy, it is good news for the righteous …and bad news for the unrighteous! A refiner - refines metal by melting it over a hot fire and as metal melts, pure metal remains at the bottom while impurities float to the top to be drawn off and discarded.
Metal refineries are hot, dirty, dangerous places… The process by which metals are purified is - uncomfortable at best and deadly at worst. So, it will be when the Lord comes! He will use “fire” to separate the pure from the impure so that the impure can be drawn off and cast aside. By this refining process, the Lord will remove the unrighteous people from the community and make the rest of His people worthy of His presence. So, we see in paragraphs like Malachi 3:17-20 include a note of vindication for the righteous where the Lord remembers those who revered the Him, promising that, “They shall be mine, ‘says Yahweh of Armies, ‘My own possession in the day that I make, and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him. Then you shall return and discern between the righteous and the wicked – between him who serves God and him who doesn’t serve Him (God).”
We normally associate “darkness” mostly with Satan, evil, judgment, sin, covering, hidden ness, chaos, confusion …or even death. Most of the Biblical references to “darkness” agree with those associations. However, like “light,” “darkness” is a (contranym) word which has two opposite meanings; whilst “light” most often a symbol of the Word of God – the Bible, The Holy Spirit, Commandments, Goodness, Wisdom, and Messiah …there is also “a false light” as we read in; Luke 11:35; “The enemy masquerades as a messenger of light.” There is “a light” that is in reality – “darkness.” Just as light doesn’t always equate to something good so too darkness doesn’t always equate to evil. Light can blind instead of expose …while darkness can reveal things that light conceals. While the opposite is what one witnesses most often, it is important to know how “darkness” can be beneficial in our relationship with “Adonai” - the Lord. This will build a stronger faith in our God that dwells in thick darkness (1 Timothy 6:15-16).
“I will give you treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, so you may know that I am Adonai, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name… so they may know, from the rising to the setting of the sun, that there is no one besides Me. I am Adonai—there is no other. I form light and create darkness. I make shalom and create calamity. I, Adonai, do all these things.” - Isaiah 45:3, 6-7. There is light that appears “dark” or “hidden” from man. But it is only dark from man’s perspective, not God’s. Thus, there are some (good) things that flourish in darkness; let’s consider a seed buried in the darkness of earth and it is in this place of seeming “death” that it germinates and sprouts to life. Or, think of a baby in the mother’s womb - it is here in this dark, watery place that new life forms and grows, awaiting the day of birth.
If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, and the light around me will be night, even the darkness is not dark to You, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You. For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.’” - Psalms 139:11-13.
While most flowers bloom with the “light of day,” there are some flowers that only bloom at night to release their sweet perfume. The evening is when night-scented plants come into their own, releasing their “sweet fragrances” as dusk falls. For example; the evening primrose or moon flowers etc. In Hebrew, the tzit-tziyot (fringes on the Prayer Shawl) figure the bloom of a flower and the Commandments of God and from those blooms fruit will grow, mature and become sweet. Just as some flowers bloom only in the moonlight, some Commandments of God are to be kept when it is dark, like “The Feast of Passover.”
In light of this, what does darkness reveal? Consider the night sky! When the sun is shining brightly, the depths of the heavens are concealed from view …but when the sun sets below the horizon and the beautiful blue-sky fades to “darkness,” the multitude of stars, planets, and galaxies that exist far beyond the earth’s atmosphere - become visible to the earth. The moon, which has NO light in the daytime, becomes illuminated, shining its face upon the earth. Without “darkness,” one would never know that the stars, planets, and galaxies dot the sky far beyond the blue heavens …nor would one know that the moon has any light at all. In the natural, it is darkness that reveals the depths of the heavens. In Genesis 1:14, the stars and other luminaries are (l’ohtot) for signs. Consider this… “Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram and behold terror and great darkness (chaskekah) fell upon him. God said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years. But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward they will come out with many possessions.” – Genesis 15:12-14. God’s covenant with Abraham occurred when it was dark and fearful. And, in this frightful place, God told him the fate of his descendants (the Jews). Abram had to experience this as “terror” and “great darkness.” Based on this account, Jewish writings have long associated the exile with “darkness.” Another example; Even the setting of Queen Esther is “darkness” because the Jews in Persia were living outside the Land of Promise.
In these last hours we are called to stay alert and awake and not slumber… Three times our Lord Yeshua (Jesus) came to His Disciples and found them sleeping. It was not only those who were at a distance …but also those who were in the deeper part of the Garden. Again it may have been understandable for those who were far off to drift away after all they were closer to the world. Here we are reminded of 1 Peter 4:17-18. Where will judgement start first? With the household of God – that is the Church. Bride of Christ must be pure! Just like Peter, James and John it was a different story as they were closer to the Lord and could hear His prayers and groanings! It is late we know that! But we also know that we are not children of “darkness”- we are NOT of the night! We must shake ourselves awake and not fall asleep and keep ourselves right before God and for the sake of our families! And, for our nations that are dangerously close to falling of the edge of the cliff. Watch and pray!
A Season of great "darkness and deception" is surely upon our world today… But or God has a purpose for it! Here we can also ask does God use evil leaders to fulfil His purposes when He is judging a nation? "And now have I given all these lands into the hand of (pagan) Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him." – Jeremiah 27:6. How could idolatrous Nebuchadnezzar who served the Babylonian pagan god "marduke" be God’s servant? You see God’s sovereign plan was that Israel go into captivity for 70 years and then …only then to be returned under Cyrus. Why? To lead the people back to repentance! To conform His people to His image! Nebuchadnezzar was a ruthless leader …as the Apostle Paul says about that and why God allows this in Romans 11:22. God is good but is also severe and those already righteous can be harmed by the judgement on a nation just as the unrighteous can be harmed. Is that fair? Let’s look at the examples of the three Hebrew boys; Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego …and even Daniel who himself NEVER during his lifetime ever returned to his home in Israel! But Daniel NEVER gave up in a foreign land and greatest Prophecies came from him preparing us for NOW – the End times!
We don’t know what lies ahead, but what we do know is that God is in charge and the Church is not without hope! Our ABBA Father has us in the palms of His Hands and He has promised to be faithful to us. We must repent and return to our first love. When all seems, hopeless God will raise the Church out of the ashes and no one would be able to stop Him. It is decision time and we have to decide whose side we are on! It is in the "darkest" hour that the morning dawn breaks through and its in the "darkest" hours when light shines the brightest!
You see like Daniel knew we too are "heavenly citizens." Our KING Yeshua (Jesus) will soon destroy the "kingdoms of this world." We MUST keep this in mind in the months and years ahead! God has a long-term plan and plans for Israel to perhaps for now be isolated …and then destruction …and finally salvation of the Messiah! Could this also be a time when the 3rd Temple be built? This would require a new USA Policy (Matthew 24:6) under a wicked king - like Biden together with his new Administration and their hatred for Israel …bringing the Jews back to relying and trusting ONLY upon YHVH – GOD …as the Globalists World turns against Israel, God’s land and His people. We must NOT be frightened even if His plan involves difficult things that we can’t understand, in Israel and our country …and our lives too! In the end we as believers know what lies ahead for us is a "GLORIUS" end! We can only impact souls for the Kingdom of God – His Kingdom!
At the Second Coming, God will usher in a brand-new world, a new heaven, a new earth and the New Jerusalem. Yeshua (Jesus) will conquer death, and all those who put their faith in Him will be given new bodies and live forever. When we trust in that reality, we have an unshakeable hope. In fact, Revelation is the Bible's greatest book of hope and our Eternal future. It reveals God's final chapter in the story of humanity's salvation that began in Genesis and ends with Revelation with our God victorious. That's the great hope of our faith and the clock is ticking very quickly …and is sounding an alarm about the Second Coming. We can take nothing else with us! Worldly kings and kingdoms rise …and even those who are hand-picked for blessing by God end up pushing Him aside as they become lifted up with "pride" and lust for "power." Behind these puppet kings, the" fiery red dragon" Satan is pulling the strings. It is his world until the sounding of the Seventh Trumpet (Revelation 11), when the kingdom of the world becomes the Kingdom of Christ!
God’s Word is true! He IS watching to see how the nations are treating His people – Israel. God will have mercy on Israel through Gentile believers acting as mediators towards them! This is one of the most amazing revelations ever given to the Church – an opportunity to do something that carries the highest priority in the heart of God. Yet, sadly, so few have seen the potential and the rewards of serving God in this manner - as agents of mercy to Israel and the Jewish people! Israel was and still is despised today and a despised nation continually turning away from God BUT nothing ever altered the purpose of God for that nation. The despised element is always a noticeable element in the purpose of God. When the Saviour of the world came, He came of that despised nation; like Israel… He Himself was; "despised and rejected by men," …and there is that despised element; "…things that are despised God has chosen," 1 Corinthians 1:28. Now, more than at any time is the time to support Israel and the Jewish people - the Lord’s Brethren! We are witnessing the nations and people turning their backs on Israel. Thank you for your prayers and generous financial support especially during these very difficult times. With "lockdown" and difficult "recovery" still lying ahead we ARE reminded that the Wuhan Corona Virus has caused many dire needs and continue to increase here in Israel upon the already most vulnerable! Once again – Thank you!
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