Nation of Israel a.k.a. Trouble Times in the Nation of Israel
Jeremiah 30:7 --  Alas! for that day is great, so
that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be
saved out of it.
Jacob, as used here, refers to all the descendants
of the man whom God gave the new name of Israel – the people we know today as
the nation of Israel. I believe the
events, now occurring in the Middle East, are the forerunners of a process
whereby more and more pressure will be put on Israel to sign agreements of
peace with the Palestinians and the Syrians.
I believe this will probably occur next year, but if not then, at least
within two years. This peace, which at
first will appear to be genuine, will, after a brief period of time, be
dramatically broken by a vicious, preplanned blitzkrieg attack from the north,
led by Syria and a confederation of Islamic nations. Jeremiah states prophetically: “Alas for that
day is great, so that none is like it.”
Christ also spoke of it in Matthew 24:21 as he forecast: “For then shall
be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this
time, no, nor ever shall be.” This great time of worldwide judgment will be an
act of God’s righteous judgment upon sinful mankind. Once before mankind reached a state of such
great ungodliness that God destroyed him.
He destroyed mankind by using the earth to flood itself with its own
water supply. This act of God upon
sinful mankind is recorded in the sixth chapter of Genesis.
Genesis 6:11-13 --  The earth also was corrupt
before God, and the earth was filled with violence.  And God looked upon
the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way
upon the earth.  And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come
before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I
will destroy them with the earth.
God destroyed mankind “with the earth” by use of the
water he created upon it and under it.
Christ indicates that just before His Second Coming mankind will once
again have reached a godless state similar to that attained before the
flood. He states this plainly in Luke
17:26 -- “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall
it be also in the days of the Son of man.”
God promised mankind he would never again flood the
earth, but he made no such promise concerning once again using the earth to
destroy mankind “with the earth.” In
fact He has very clearly indicated that His next judgment upon sinful mankind
will be by fire. Malachi predicts this
Malachi 4:1 --  For, behold, the day cometh, that
shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall
be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith
the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Just as God drew water from within His own earthly
creation to destroy sinful mankind in the days of Noah, so will he draw fire
from within his earth to destroy corrupt man in the days of the Son of
man. Malachi very clearly indicates that
God will use fire as from a great oven.
God will use His own earth to destroy mankind by
fire. Here are five of the many
Scriptures that foretell a fantastic shaking of the crust and internal
structure of the earth. It is this
shaking that will produce a massive movement of the earth’s tectonic structure
and produce a holocaust of fire around the peripheries of their boundaries.
Isaiah 13:13 --  Therefore I will shake the
heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord
of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
Haggai 2:6,7 --  For thus saith
the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the
heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;  And I will shake all
nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house
with glory, saith the Lord of hosts.
Isaiah 24:1 --  Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh
it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
Isaiah 24:5-6 --  The earth also is defiled under
the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the
ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.  Therefore hath the curse
devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the
inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
Isaiah 29:6 --  Thou shalt
be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great
noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
These Scriptures picture an earth whose external and
internal components have been so shifted that the astronomical balance and
orbit of the earth have been dramatically changed. This composite picture, outlined by these
Scriptures, presents a world so fantastically shaken that it is almost beyond
human understanding to grasp the full significance of the holocaust. It is, however, as Daniel indicated, possible
in these last days to better understand certain prophetic utterances that will
affect only the final generation. In our
next update, Lord willing, we will look at the ramifications of Daniel’s 12th
Daniel 12:4 --  But thou, O Daniel, shut up the
words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and
fro, and knowledge shall be increased.