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PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 272

April 21, 2006

WHERE ISRAEL HAS BEEN IN PROPHECY! Part 7

WHERE JEWS AND GENTILES ARE AT PRESENT!

WHERE BOTH ARE HEADING IN PROPHECY!


Thus far, in Parts 1 through 6, we have covered Ezekiel 37:1 to 38:6. I promised in Part 7 to continue a line by line exposition of Ezekiel 38, beginning at verse 7.

We will now continue our exposition, beginning with 38:7 -- “Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.” This is a specific warning to Satan and his antichrist to get set, to be ready, and to be prepared to protect his armies as a guard or big brother. This is the showdown between God and Satan at the end of the age of the Gentiles, and God is literally saying, “This is it! You had better be ready.”

Ezekiel 38:8 – “After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.” The “after many days” have piled up to some twenty-six hundred years since Ezekiel wrote these words. “Thou” refers to Gog, the anti-Christ. “Be visited,” means to muster, or to be called to arms. The rest of the verse identifies the general time, the place of the battle, and the people he will attack. The time (latter years) represents the closing years of the age of the Gentiles. The land is the restored nation of Israel that has been “brought back from the sword” (that has been restored from war). “And is gathered out of many people” refers to the residents of the land that is “brought back from the sword,” which have been gathered out of many nations across the face of the earth. “Against the mountains of Israel, which have always been waste” gives a topographical description of the land of Israel into which the anti-Christ will plunge southward. “Which has always been waste” refers to the hundreds of years between A.D. 135 and 1948 that the land of Israel was, compared to her former years of productivity, virtually a barren wasteland. “But is brought forth out of the nations” is exactly how the present nation of Israel was formed – by Jews brought forth from virtually every Gentile nation on this planet. Thus far, I am confident that all this has already been fulfilled. However, the last expression in verse eight has yet to be fulfilled, but I am convinced it is very likely to occur before 2012. The last phrase in verse eight, “And they shall dwell safely all of them,” has not happened since the temple was destroyed in A.D. 70. Israel has not had a single year, since she became a nation in 1948, that she has not had the constant possibility of war, or a conscious awareness of a terrorist act at any given moment. They have most assuredly not dwelled “safely all of them.” In many of my previous BLOGS, I have detailed what I believe will cause peace to finally come to Israel, in spite of what is currently happening. But it will be a false peace, and of short duration. It will abruptly end with the forces of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran pulling off a surprise blitzkrieg attack from the north. The Palestinians will attack Israel from within at the same time, and Israel will be forced to withdraw into the Negev. There will be five other Islamic nations involved in the peace of deceit, but the five aforementioned nations will provide the bulk of the force.

Ezekiel 38:9 -- “Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.” This describes the suddenness of the blitzkrieg attack of Gog the antichrist against Israel from the north. It compares the attack with the rapid development of a cumulonimbus cloud when it first comes quickly toward the observer as a rumbling thunderstorm, and then rapidly covers the land where he or she stands from horizon to horizon. This will be the manner the bands and many people supporting Gog will abruptly spread southward across Israel.

Ezekiel 38:10-12 -- “Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: [11] And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, [12] To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.” Take a look back at the last phrase in Ezekiel 38:8, which is: “And they shall dwell safely all of them.” This phrase is directly tied to the “evil thought” that comes into the mind of the antichrist concerning the purpose of the false peace he has led them into by deceit. Verse 11, in the terminology of the people of Ezekiel’s day, painted a picture of people at peace with the other peoples around them. Believe it or not, in spite of what is currently going on around, and in, Israel, I believe that before 2012 you will see Israel lulled into a false sense of security by a Hudna (Truce) with the Palestinians. The Islamic leaders, and the leaders of the terrorist groups they support, are now becoming aware they can never defeat Israel by their present tactics, and that what is going on now, and what has been going on since 1948, can never accomplish their objective of driving Israel out of the choice northern part of her domain. In order for Israel to believe they have what every leader of Israel since 1967 has said they must have, that is, “A PEACE WITH SECURITY, PEACE WITH SAFETY,” the terrorist groups must temporarily cease activities for a reasonable period of time, and a well coordinated plan of blitzkrieg attack must be formulated between Lebanon, Syria, Iran, and Iraq behind closed doors. Verse eleven describes Gog’s evil plan to attack a nation he has deceived with a false peace scenario. Verse 12 tells us Gog will break or betray the agreement (“turn thine hand”), and that he will take the spoils of war from the nation of Israel. The “spoils” are identified in terms that the readers of Ezekiel’s day would understand (“cattle and goods”), but to us they are to mean the national wealth and high tech resources of modern Israel. I firmly believe that in spite of what appears to be a state of never ending conflict between Israel and Palestinians, soon a Hudna (Truce) will come to exist between them. And it will be followed by an attack against Israel, a nation in unbelief, as a sudden blitzkrieg from the north. When Israel is driven into the Negev, God will finally get her attention drawn to her true Messiah. Romans 11:25,32 + I Thessalonians 5:3,4: “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. [32] For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. [3] For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. [4] But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.”

   
      

PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 273

April 28, 2006

WHERE ISRAEL HAS BEEN IN PROPHECY! Part 8

WHERE JEWS AND GENTILES ARE AT PRESENT!

WHERE BOTH ARE HEADING IN PROPHECY!


We finished Part 7 with Ezekiel 38:12, which has been done continuously from Ezekiel 37:1. I will continue this exposition, beginning with Ezekiel 38:13.

Ezekiel 38:13 – Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?

Verse 13 mentions three other descendants which were not mentioned previously as being among the horde that attacked Israel, namely, Sheba, Dedan, and Tarshish. Sheba and Dedan settled in the land we know as Saudi Arabia, later colonizing across the Red Sea in the horn we know today as Ethiopia.

Tarshish is much harder to nail down to a specific location. The descendants of Tarshish were sea merchants who became the peoples of the Mediterranean Sea coast. The headquarters of the descendants of Tarshish is now generally accepted by most biblical authorities as a district in the south of Spain where the city of Tartessus once existed. The merchants of Tarshish scattered their descendants in village settlements along most of Europe’s coastal sections. I am persuaded that Europe represents the descendant offspring of Tarshish. It is quite possible that God may look upon the rest of Western Civilization as being the offspring (descendants) of Europe (“the young lions thereof”). The countries of the New World became the “melting pot” of Europe.

It is very interesting what Saudi Arabia, Europe, and the rest of Western Civilization have to say to Gog about his attack on Israel: “Art thou come to take a spoil? Hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? To carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?” This is no more or less than the perfect description of a diplomatic protest to Gog’s actions. When the anti-Christ and his armies roar south into Israel in a blitzkrieg lightning strike, the rest of the free world will protest, protest, protest – and do nothing about it.

The antichrist will take Jerusalem within five days of his initial strike in the north, and within three weeks most of Israel will have fled into the Negev south of Beersheva, where she will remain for some three and one-half years. Jerusalem will fall and only one-third of Israel’s population will make it safely into the Negev.

Zechariah 13:8 to 14:2 – And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. [9] And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. [2] For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

Ezekiel 38:14 – Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?

The question of verse 14 is directed personally by God to Gog . It is a question to which both know the answer, as attested by “shalt thou not know it?” Gog will be well aware of it, because he will have made the agreement allowing Israel to dwell in safety. And this will be one of the reasons the antiChrist’s blitzkrieg attack will be so successful. It will catch them by surprise.

Ezekiel 38:15 – And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:

Verse 15 reveals some very important new information when it states: “And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts.” When Ezekiel wrote his prophecies, the expression “the north parts,” to those who read it in those days, meant the area we call Syria and Lebanon today. I am certain that the antiChrist will arise to power as the head of some country which satisfies the requirements of being from “the north parts” as they were identified in Ezekiel’s day. Antichrist may arise in southern Turkey or northwestern Iraq, but in Ezekiel’s day “the north parts” encompassed the area occupied by Lebanon and Syria today. His army will be composed of troops from ten Arab nations. The initial attack will be conducted primarily by Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran, but others will participate in various ways. When the Scripture says: “all of them riding upon horses,” it is picturing to the readers of Ezekiel’s day what would be a “fully equipped” army. His army will be equipped with all of today’s modern weapons to meet this requirement.

Ezekiel 38:16 – And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

We are advised that the character of the attack will be like a lightning blitzkrieg strike. His armies shall move south across the land like a fast moving thunderstorm cloud races across an area, leaving havoc in its wake. It is to occur in “the latter days” of this Gentile age. We are advised that God, not Gog, will determine when the attack occurs. When the conflict is finished God will be set-apart (sanctified) in the eyes of all nations as being King of kings, Lord of lords, and God of gods. For 1000 years it will be remembered what God performed before the eyes of all survivors of the conflict. God is in charge! He will determine the time of the attack by putting it in the minds of the attackers. These 10 Arab nations will surrender their power to the antichrist, but after Israel has suffered in the Negev for some 3 and ½ years, Christ will then return with the saints to end the Battle of Armageddon, and God will the sanctified (set-apart) in Christ as the all powerful King of kings.

Revelation 17:12-14 – And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. [13] These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. [14] These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

It will be highly advisable to watch the efforts of Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Lebanon to reconcile their political and military differences during the coming months. They, along with the terrorist groups, after continuing attacks by the terrorist groups they control, can only come to realize that in order to come up with a plan to meet their common objective, the end of the Jewish State, they must fully cooperate and coordinate with one another. They want to get Israel out of the land from Dan to Beersheba. The continuation of terrorist attacks, no matter how numerous or violent they become, will never accomplish their objective. If they will stop the terrorist attacks, Israel can be led into a false sense of security after a period of what seems to be a genuine Hudna (Truce). Then, and only then, can Israel be driven into the Negev by a blitzkrieg attack from “the north parts.”

 
     

PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 274

May 5, 2006

WHERE ISRAEL HAS BEEN IN PROPHECY! Part 9

WHERE JEWS AND GENTILES ARE AT PRESENT!

WHERE BOTH ARE HEADING IN PROPHECY!


We finished Part 8 with Ezekiel 38:16, which has been done continuously from Ezekiel 37:1.  I will continue this exposition, beginning with Ezekiel 38:17.

Ezekiel 38:17 – Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?

This verse makes it clear that the antichrist prophecy was not a new thing introduced for the first time by the prophet Ezekiel.  God clearly proclaims his prophets had been crying out for many years that in the last days a great man of sin would be brought against Israel.  This man of sin is Gog (see prophecy archives at top of this update).  Gog is the antichrist of Satan, and will manifest himself in a country immediately to the north of Israel, which most likely will be Syria.

Ezekiel 38:18 – And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up in my face.

Verse 18 proclaims that God is about to cut loose on an unbelieving world His terrible wrath.  God’s creation is about to be shaken from one end to the other by geological upheavals like man has never seen before.

Ezekiel 38:19 – For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;

Verse 19 gives a general statement of what will happen in Israel.  It will be the greatest shaking the Israelites have ever experienced.  The Arabah Fault will split open from Lebanon to the Gulf of Arabah – the Mount of Olives will tear apart into two sections and a great valley will be formed through it – the western part of Jerusalem will be lifted up along a line from Geba to Rimmon – and many other prophesied phenomena will also occur.  This geological upheaval is dealt with more fully in our web pages by clicking on “Birth Pangs,” and examining our Birth Pang Updates and associated Figures.

Ezekiel 38:20 – So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

Verse 20 lets us know that the great shaking will not be limited just to Israel with its local Arabah Fault line – it will occur on a worldwide basis along all the thousands of interconnecting fault lines, both on land and on the sea floor (See Figure 3 under Birth Pang Updates).  Read verse 20 very carefully and see if it does not very clearly picture a worldwide shaking of all things.

Ezekiel 38:21 – And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man's sword shall be against his brother.

Verse 21 describes the effect that the great worldwide upheaval will have on mankind – in a word, total mass confusion as to foe or friend, amidst fantastic casualty rates, among many different nationalities involved on the battlefield throughout God’s mountains.

Ezekiel 38:22 – And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Verse 22 paints a picture of the destruction that God will reign down upon Gog and his mighty army.  It describes the fantastic array of pyroclastic associated materials, which will shower down on the antichrist’s army out of the volcanic activity unleashed, when the Jordan Valley tears open for about 185 miles (See Birth Pang Numbers 15 and 16)

Ezekiel 38:23 – Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.

Verse 23 confirms that God has a purpose in all this geological upheaval and destruction – it should leave no doubt as to who is God and who is antichrist.

At times it seems difficult for me to believe how near all this is to fulfillment.  Many preachers have preached its nearness for so long that most believers today seem to think it is still a long way off.  It’s sort of like the little boy who kept crying, “Wolf,” when there was no wolf.  Then, when a real wolf showed up, even the sheep ignored him, and then the wolf came and caught them by surprise.  I have believed since the early seventies that Israel would be attacked before 2012.  As 2007 approaches I am even more convinced.  I, along with countless numbers of other men expositing God’s word, have repeatedly stated for many years that a false peace would come to the Middle East before the antichrist attacked Israel.  From Parts 1 to 8 I have detailed how our current war on Islamic terrorists will produce that false peace.  So what you intend to do with the Lord, about the Lord, or for the Lord, you had better do it soon.  No one knows for sure the exact date the attack will occur.  And I could certainly be wrong about it coming before 2012.  But I know his true church members are not in darkness that that day should overtake them as a thief.  I believe we can know when it is “soon,” and I know that it is soon.

I Thessalonians 5:3,4 – For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. [4] But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

   
    

PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 275

May 12, 2006

WHERE ISRAEL HAS BEEN IN PROPHECY! Part 10

WHERE JEWS AND GENTILES ARE AT PRESENT!

WHERE BOTH ARE HEADING IN PROPHECY!


Events 1 to 9 were covered in whole numbered Updates 265 to 274

John, Jeremiah, and Isaiah All Refer to the Same Wilderness

ISRAEL WILL SOON GO INTO THE NEGEV WILDERNESS AND SUFFER THROUGH A FIERY TRIAL OF TESTING. THEY WERE TOLD OF THIS TIME BY MANY OF THE PROPHETS, AND WERE TOLD IT WOULD OCCUR IN THE LATTER DAYS. IT IS TO LAST FOR SOME 1260 DAYS. GOD WILL KEEP ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF ISRAEL IN THE NEGEV, AND WILL PROTECT THEM FROM HIS WRATH DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME. IN THE DAYS OF THE PROPHETS THE LAND OF ISRAEL WAS IDENTIFIED AS ALL THE LAND FROM DAN TO BEERSHEBA. ISRAEL WILL BE DRIVEN INTO THE ARID WILDERNESS OF THE NEGEV, WHICH EXISTS FROM BEERSHEBA TO EILAT, AND IS MORE THAN ONE-THIRD OF THE TOTAL LAND AREA OF ISRAEL.  IT IS MY GUESSTIMATE, REPEAT, GUESSTIMATE, THAT THE ATTACK IS LIKELY TO OCCUR AT SOME POINT IN TIME BETWEEN 2008 AND 2012.

TOWARD THE END OF THE 1260 DAYS A RESURRECTION WILL OCCUR, WHICH INCLUDES THE BODY OF ISAIAH, AND COMES BEFORE GOD’S WRATH IS POURED OUT IN SEVEN VIALS.  THE PROPHET ISAIAH WILL THEN BE JUDGED FOR REWARDS IN HEAVEN ALONG WITH ALL THE SAVED, WHILE GOD’S WRATH IS COMING DOWN UPON ALL WHOSE CONDUCT BROUGHT HIS DESTRUCTION DOWN ON EARTH.  GOD WILL DESTROY THEM, WHICH HAVE CAUSED HIM TO DESTROY THE EARTH AS A RESULT OF THEIR IMMORALITY, WHILE HE REWARDS THOSE IN HEAVEN FOR WORKS WROUGHT IN THEM BY HIS SON AS THEY LIVED ON THE PRESENT PLANET.  

THE LAST TRUMP – THE SEVENTH TRUMPET RAPTURE!

I Corinthians 15:52 – In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Isaiah 26:19-21 – Thy dead men shall live, together with MY dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. [20] Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment until the indignation be overpast. [21] For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

THE JUDGMENT OF THE SAVED IN HEAVEN WHILE WRATH IS POURED OUT ON THE EARTH!

Revelation 11:18 – And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

GOD’S WRATH DESTROYS THOSE THAT MORALLY DESTROY THE EARTH!

Revelation 15:1 – And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

Revelation 16:1 – And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

Isaiah 66:15,16 – For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. [16] For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many.

THE LORD RETURNS WITH THE SAINTS HE JUST JUDGED IN HEAVEN!

Jude 1:14,15 – And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, [15] To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Revelation 1:7 – Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Zechariah 14:9 – And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.

THE WOMAN ISRAEL WILL BE DRIVEN INTO THE NEGEV AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FINAL 1260 DAYS OF TRIBULATION.  SHE WILL BE SHELTERED THERE BY GOD THROUGHOUT THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.  ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THE JEWISH POPULATION (1.8 TO 2.1 MILLION) WILL MAKE IT INTO THE NEGEV.  A PART OF THAT ONE-THIRD WILL CONSIST OF SOME 144,000 JEWS, LED BY TWO WITNESSES, WHICH ARE KEEPING THE NEW TESTAMENT COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, AND HAVE THE NEW TESTAMENT TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST.  MANY JEWS, DURING THIS 1260 DAYS WILL BELIEVE WHAT THEY TESTIFY.  I SUSPECT THAT ALL WILL BELIEVE BY THE END OF THIS PERIOD.  JESUS IS THE SEED OF THE WOMAN ISRAEL. THE SEED’S REMNANT INITIALLY CONSISTS OF 144,000 JEWS THAT GO INTO THE NEGEV WILDERNESS.  THE 144,000 ARE A REMNANT IN THE TOTAL REMNANT OF 1.8 TO 2.1 MILLION.

Revelation 7:4 – And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

Revelation 12:6,17 – And the woman fled into THE WILDERNESS, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. [17] And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

THIS REMNANT OF HER SEED WOULD CERTAINLY SEEM TO HAVE A LOT IN COMMON WITH THE GREAT COMMISSION OF CHRIST GIVEN TO THE FIRST LOCAL CHURCH.

Matthew 28:19,20 – Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

IN THIS LATTER TIME OF 1260 DAYS THE ONE-THIRD, THAT WERE SPARED THE SWORD IN ZECHARIAH 13:8 TO 14:2, WILL FIND GOD’S GRACE IN CHRIST IN THE NEGEV WILDERNESS.  AND, AFTER THE 1260 DAYS, THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF HER MESSIAH WILL RESTORE ISRAEL TO A GREATNESS AND JOY THAT SHE HAS NEVER KNOWN.

Jeremiah 30:23 to 31:13 – Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. [24] The fierce anger of the Lord shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in THE LATTER DAYS ye shall consider it. [1] AT THE SAME TIME, saith the Lord, will I be the God of ALL the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. [2] Thus saith the Lord, THE PEOPLE WHICH WERE LEFT OF THE SWORD FOUND GRACE IN THE WILDERNESS; EVEN ISRAEL, when I went to cause him to rest. [3] The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. [4] Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry. [5] Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things. [6] For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the Lord our God. [7] For thus saith the Lord; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O Lord, save thy people, the remnant of Israel. [8] Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither. [9] They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. [10] Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. [11] For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he. [12] Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the Lord, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all. [13] Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

BUT BEFORE GOD TURNS THEIR MOURNING INTO JOY, MAKES THEM REJOICE, AND COMFORTS THEM, THEY WILL SEE TWO-THIRDS OF THE POPULATION DESTROYED AND THEIR GREAT CITY OF JERUSALEM CAPTURED.  BUT GOD WILL BRING THE REMAINING ONE-THIRD THROUGH THE LAST 1260 DAYS, AND WILL NOT FOREVER CUT OFF ISRAEL FROM JERUSALEM.  ISRAEL WILL RECAPTURE JERUSALEM AFTER 1260 DAYS.

Zechariah 13:8 to 14:2 – And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but THE THIRD shall be left THEREIN. [9] And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. [1] Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. [2] For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

GOD WILL DRAW ISRAEL INTO THE WILDERNESS, AND THERE THEY WILL INDEED GO THROUGH TRIBULATION, BUT THERE HE SPEAKS COMFORT TO THEM. THEREAFTER HE WILL LEAD THEM OUT TO TAKE ALL THE LAND GRANT HE PROMISED THEIR FATHER ABRAHAM.  ISRAEL’S GOD WILL BETROTH HER TO HIM FOREVER, AND THEY WILL CALL HIM HUSBAND (ISHI).

Hosea 2:14-20 – Therefore, behold, I will ALLURE her, and bring her into THE WILDERNESS, and speak comfortably unto her. [15] And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt. [16] And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali. [17] For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name, and in mercies. [18] And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely. [19] And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. [20] I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord.

GOD’S CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A KING, A PRINCE, AND A TEMPLE SACRIFICE, FOR SOME 1933 YEARS.  BUT SOON MESSIAH THE PRINCE WILL RETURN TO BE THEIR KING, AND THEN THE MILLENNIAL TEMPLE WILL BE BUILT.

Hosea 3:4,5 – For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: [5] Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness IN THE LATTER DAYS.

Micah 5:6-9 – (SEE PROPHECY UPDATES 62 T0 69) – And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders. [7] And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men. [8] And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver. [9] Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.

Genesis 15:18 + Ezekiel 47:17,19 – (SEE UPDATES 62 TO 69) – [18] In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: [17] And the border from the sea shall be Hazar-enan, the border of Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath. And this is the north side. [19] And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the waters of strife in Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And this is the south side southward.

IN THIS LAND GRANT, IN CENTRAL ISRAEL, THERE IS TO BE BUILT A MUCH LARGER JERUSALEM, WHICH WILL CONTAIN A NEW TEMPLE.  (SEE EZEKIEL CHAPTERS 40 TO 43)

Ezekiel 40:2 – In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south.

Ezekiel 43:4,5 – And the glory of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east. [5] So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house.