God Fills His Breadbasket
You may review all Birth Pangs, from number 1
present, by clicking on the indicated line at the top of this page. By continuing this process on each Birth
Pang, you will be able to go backwards all the way to the first ever
issued. In reality, Birth Pangs 1
through 34 are the completion of a book I wrote some 33 years ago. Since I believe the things written in this
book are likely to come on this earth before 2008, I wanted to make it
available free to anyone who wanted to download it.
All the Figures used in the book may be viewed
clicking on the second line at the top of this page. Lord willing, for the next several Birth Pangs,
will cover some things prophesied by Jesus during His Olivet discourse.
 And it shall come to pass in that day,
mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk,
the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come
the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate
the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed
blood in their land.  But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem
generation to generation.  For I will cleanse their blood that I
cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth in Zion. Joel 3:18-21
Verse eighteen describes the great abundance of
liquids that will be produced, directly and indirectly, by the
the mountains and hills of Judah. It
also predicts the increase of water throughout Judea. It
even describes Ezekiel’s millennial Temple
spring and, even more astonishing, it forecasts that it will flow
through the new
millennial river system (described by Zechariah, Isaiah, and Amos) to
fresh water into the valley of Shittim. I tell you that, without question, it is
impossible for the word of God not to be
inspired. These writers, writing at
different times, and in different locations, literally had to be
a single Spiritual Being to have come to such specific, matching
of the vast geologic and hydrologic changes prophesied to occur during
tribulation period. That Spirit was, and
is, and always shall be, the Holy Spirit of God.
Please note that Joel, in verse nineteen, also
confirms the closing of the Suez Canal, and the ripping apart of Edom (Idumea) over the Arabah
Fault. Both these geologic changes were
described in previous Birth Pangs.
Verses twenty and twenty-one again paint a
picture of what all the Old Testament prophets knew by faith would one
arrive, that is, God dwelling with them in a material millennial kingdom
one thousand years on this present earth, then eternally in a spiritual
consisting of a new heaven and a new earth.
The prophesied fertility of Israel’s millennial land is mentioned
and over again by numerous prophets of the Old Testament.
There can be little doubt that Israel will
become the world’s millennial breadbasket.
Amos speaks of the land’s great productivity during the time of
Messiah’s reign on this planet.
 Behold, the days come, saith
the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth
seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall
 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and
shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant
and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the
them.  And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more
pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith
the Lord thy God. Amos 9:13-15
Verse thirteen describes how the arid desert
the Judean and Negev deserts will become so productive in the new
pattern, formed by the tribulation period geologic upheavals, that the
following figurative illustration is presented as reality:
crops will grow so fast that before one can be fully harvested it
will be time to plant another.
number of new vineyards being planted will be constantly increasing
to meet the ever growing demand for the fruit of the vine.
mountains will be terraced to drop down from above a multiplicity
of fruits, such that were the juices from them to run over the terraces,
resultant gully erosion would erode the terraces.
The same type of figurative language is used in
book of Leviticus to describe fertility of the land given as a blessing
 And your threshing shall reach unto the
and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your
to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
Verse fourteen describes the great rebuilding
nation devastated during the geologic upheavals experienced in the
great tribulation. I once was pastor to
a deacon who taught the adult morning class.
One day, while he was teaching about these millennial blessings
pour out on Israel, he briefly paused, and cried, Oh My! If I
knew how to get there right now, I would start out afoot!
I feel the same way he did. Praise God, I
wish the kingdom was already
here, and I was standing and looking at this beautiful picture painted
and the numerous other Old Testament prophets, such as Jeremiah, Isaiah,
 And they shall build the old wastes, they
raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities,
desolations of many generations. Isaiah 61:4
 And I will set up one shepherd over them,
he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he
their shepherd.  And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant
prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.  And I will make with
covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the
they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. 
will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will
the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of
And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall
increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am
Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out
hand of those that served themselves of them.  And they shall no
more be a
prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them;
shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid. Ezekiel 34:23-28
Verse fifteen is the completed fulfillment of
Israel. For one thousand years the world
population will grow and God will extend mankind’s horizons. With Messiah spiritually controlling the
world from the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 40 through 43)
saints and angels in the spiritual kingdom, and through his nation
the material kingdom, man will rise to heights he has never known. Israel, the breadbasket of the world, will
rule over this earth as nation of nations under the Messiah, the king of
the Son of God and of David, Jesus Christ.
 For I will take you from among the
gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from
filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.  A new
will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take
the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my
ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.  And ye shall dwell in the
that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be
 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses:
and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine
 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the
that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen. 
shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not
shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for
iniquities and for your abominations.  Not for your sakes do I this,
saith the Lord God, be it known unto you:
be ashamed and
confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.  Thus saith
the Lord God; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your
iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes
be builded.  And the desolate land shall
tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. 
they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of
and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are
inhabited.  Then the heathen that are left round about you shall
I the Lord build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I
Lord have spoken it, and I will do it.  Thus saith
the Lord God; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel,
it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.  As the
flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the
cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the
Lord. Ezekiel 36:24-38.
 Behold, I will gather them out of all
countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and
wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause
dwell safely:  And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for
for the good of them, and of their children after them:  And I will
everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to
good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart
me.  Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant
in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul. Jeremiah 32:37-41.