Title: GOD THREATENS END TIMES JUDGMENT AGAINST NATIONS WHO "DIVIDE" ISRAEL'S LAND
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God's Prophetic End Times Judgment:
"FOR BEHOLD, in those days and at that time when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for their treatment of My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and because they have divided My land." [Joel 3:1-2; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
This verse is one of the most exciting in the entire Bible, because the first part of it has already been fulfilled, in our lifetime! God "reversed the captivity and restored the fortunes" of Judah and Jerusalem -- Israel -- on May 14, 1948! You can write this date in the margin of your Bible on Joel 3:1 and mark it "Fulfilled". Very few other prophecies have been so exactly fulfilled in modern history. Truly, God is consistently working in the life of Israel in this modern age!
Now, let us take a moment to talk about the Valley of Jehoshaphat.
Some of our readers have emailed us, asking about our belief about the Valley Jehoshaphat and the Day of the Lord. Most Bible scholars teach that the Valley of Jehoshaphat is the battle where Armageddon will be located, and they are entirely correct. A part of this standard teaching is that this is the Valley of Kidron, and to this we take exception. Listen to one Bible scholar explain about the Valley of Jehoshaphat:
"A valley where all nations shall be gathered by Jehovah for judgment [Joel 3:2-12]. At least as early as the time of Eusebius, in the 4th Century A.D., the Valley of Jehoshaphat was identified with the valley of Kidron, so that now Jews, Roman Catholics, and Mohammedans fix the scene of the last judgment here. This identification is only a conjecture, based on the cited passages and Zechariah 14. So far as the evidence goes, no valley actually bore this name." [Illustrated Davis Dictionary of the Bible, P. 378]
The Easton Illustrated Bible Dictionary concurs, but goes a bit further:
"This is the name given in modern times to the valley between Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives, and the Kidron flows through it. Here Jehoshaphat overthrew the confederated enemies of Israel (Ps 83:6-8); and in this valley also God was to overthrow the Tyrians, Zidonians, etc. (Joel 3:4, 19), with an utter overthrow. This has been fulfilled; but Joel speaks of the final conflict, when God would destroy all Jerusalem's enemies, of whom Tyre and Zidon, etc., were types. The 'valley of Jehoshaphat' may therefore be simply regarded as a general term for the theatre of God's final judgments on the enemies of Israel."
Let us repeat the key understanding for you: "The 'valley of Jehoshaphat' may therefore be simply regarded as a general term for the theatre of God's final judgments on the enemies of Israel."
Another Bible scholar agrees: "As 'Jehoshaphat' means 'the judgment of Jehovah,' the valley of Jehoshaphat may be used as a general term for the theater of God's final judgments on Israel's foes." Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
Therefore, the Valley of Jehoshaphat is a generic term that describes the theater of God's final judgments on Israel's foes; the modern Middle East is chock full of bitter enemies of Israel, almost 300,000,000 Muslims who desperately want Israel destroyed, nations whose ancestors hated the Jews exceedingly. In fact, this entire area has been mistreating the Jews for several thousand years.
We believe the "Valley of Jehoshaphat" may very well be the entire Middle East. Joel 3 describes multitudes upon multitudes of nations being brought into the Valley of Jehoshaphat for judgment at the End of the Age. Today, almost 40 nations are pouring troops into Iraq, and we have already heard the US breathe fire and brimstone threats against Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and even Pakistan, saying we are coming after you once we take Iraq out. Today (April 29, 2003), even as we are planning to declare an end to combat operations in Iraq, we are still shipping M1A Abrams Tanks from Germany to Iraq [www.IraqWar.com, April 29, 2003]. We are going to be in the Middle East -- the Valley of Jehoshaphat -- for a long, long time.
GOD'S TIME OF END TIMES JUDGMENT -- CALLED "DAY OF THE LORD" IN SOME PASSAGES
Now, let us discuss the time frame. We agree that this Valley of Jehoshaphat is the area in which the final slaughter of Armageddon takes place and that is certainly at the very End of the Age, when Jesus comes back to earth as a conquering King. However, the question we need to examine is whether the judgments in the Valley of Jehoshaphat is limited to Armageddon, or whether it is a period of time in which judgments will be regularly occurring.
Let us review the pertinent verse in Joel 3:
"Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision." [Joel 3:14]
Day of the Lord -- this is the key term to understanding our discussion, so let us see how various scholars define it.
"The idea is a common Old Testament one. It denotes the consummation of the kingdom of God and the absolute cessation of all attacks upon it (Isa 2:12; Isa 13:6, 9; Isa 34:8; Ezek 13:5; Ezek 30:3; Joel 1:15; Joel 2:11; Am 5:18; Zeph 1:14; Zec 14:1) It is a "day of visitation" (Isa 10:3), a day "of the wrath of Yahweh" (Ezek 7:19), a "great day of Yahweh" (Zeph 1:14). The entire conception in the Old Testament is dark and foreboding."International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Note that, while the term, "day" is used, the Day of the Lord "denotes the consummation of the kingdom of God and the absolute cessation of all attacks upon it".
Let us examine one prophetic passage, Zephaniah 1:14: "The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly..." [Zeph 1:14]
The word, "day" is Strong's Number 3117, which has a variety of meanings, including: continually, a division of time, time, period (general). In Joel 13:6 and 13:9, in these "Day of the Lord" prophecies, the word, "Day" is Strong's 3117. Therefore, a "Day" of the Lord may be a period of time, over which God stands in judgment with nation upon nation upon nation, each following in its "turn".
Is there any verse that gives this connotation? Yes!
" For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations ["day" is Strong's 3117] ... so shall all the nations drink continually, in turn, of My wrath " - Obadiah 15, 16 - Parallel Bible, KJV/Parallel Bible Commentary]
Did you catch that phrase? God shall bring nations into judgment "continually, in turn", drinking God's wrath to its fullest.
Most Bible scholars will agree that the Day of the Lord refers to the general period of time covering the 7-year Tribulation Period; however, we wonder if the Day of the Lord might also include the devastating war that will produce Antichrist, the "final birth sorrows war" of Matthew 24. Certainly, this war will begin God's judgments upon the earth, judgments so severe they will set the stage for Antichrist to finally appear.
GOD'S REASONS FOR JUDGMENT
God is very specific as to why He is going to deliver judgment upon "all nations" in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, the Middle East. We need to study those reasons carefully, because the judgments God continually pours upon these nations all the way through the end of the Tribulation Period are so severe that we need to understand them thoroughly.
Before we begin, let us deal quickly with verses 3-8. These verses have already been fulfilled, but may await a future final fulfillment that would settle accounts that have built up since the first fulfillment. Listen to a Bible scholar describe how these verses have already been fulfilled.
"More immediate judgment was announced on the Phoenicians and Philistines who were notorious slave traders. Verse 8 was fulfilled in 345 B.C., when Artaxerxes III sold the Sidonians into slavery, and in 332 B.C., when Alexander the Great did the same to the people of Tyre and Gaza," [Ryrie Study Bible, p. 1310, footnote]
The scholars of Jamieson-Fausett-Brown Commentary agree with the interpretation that this verse has already been fulfilled; however, they go one step further in stating that a final fulfillment awaits these four verses.
"As Jehoshaphat overthrew the confederate foes of Judah, namely, Ammon, Moab, &c. (Ps 83:6-8), in this valley, so God was to overthrow the Tyrians, Zidonians, Philistines, Edom, and Egypt, with a similar utter overthrow (Joel 3:4, 19). This has been long ago fulfilled; but the ultimate event shadowed forth herein is still future, when God shall specially interpose to destroy Jerusalem's last foes, of whom Tyre, Zidon, Edom, Egypt, and Philistia are the types." Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
Now, let us go back to Joel 3:2, for that is the basis of this article. Let us again review the key reason(s) God is going to bring judgment:
"... there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for their treatment of My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and because they have divided My land." [Joel 3:2]
The people who have scattered Jewish "among the nations" start with the Romans in 70 A.D. and 135 A.D. and extend to so many different countries over the next 1,900 years, it would take pages to list them all. But, God has said that He will bring the modern-day descendants of these countries into the Valley of Jehoshaphat at the End of the Age in order to avenge the various scattering of the Jews throughout these 1,900 years.
But, of great interest to this subject is the last reason God gives for pouring out judgment: "they have divided My land."
Did you know that, today, both the United States and Great Britain are putting the most powerful pressure possible upon Israel to get her to "divide the land of Israel"? Are you further aware that we have been putting this incredible pressure upon Israel for 20 years?
Let us review pertinent modern history.
In June, 1990, I read a commentary in the Jewish Press in which the author stated that a decision had just been made at the highest levels of the Israeli government, both political and military. This decision stated that, during the next Arab-Israeli war, the IDF was going to annihilate all populations round about that were threatening Israel.
As I read this article, the hair on the back of my neck began to curl, for I could remember an End Times prophecy which stated that Israel would carry out exactly this type of action: annihilating her implacable foes. Listen:
"In that day will I make the chiefs of Judah like a big, blazing pot among [sticks of] wood and like a flaming torch among sheaves [of grain], and they shall devour all the peoples round about, on the right hand and on the left ..." [Zechariah 12:6]
I could just see a fire coming out of Israel, burning the peoples round about like sheaves of grain, "on the right hand and on the left". While I have absolutely no desire to see anyone die, I am pleased that world events are occurring exactly like Bible prophecy has stated it will, for this gives God great glory and honor forever, Amen!
Thus, in June, 1990, I began to watch and listen carefully for any indication that Israel was moving toward this prophesied scenario. Imagine my surprise that the first major event to occur was a plan for "peace" called the Oslo Accords, first introduced in mid-1992. Since the Bible speaks only of war after Israel returns to her land, I was very skeptical that this plan would actually produce peace; further, I know another prophecy which states that the forces of Antichrist will destroy many people through the false promises of peace.
"... through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many." [Dan 8:25]
The men who serve Antichrist will destroy many people through a false promise of peace. I was very well aware that Israel today is ruled by the Illuminati [NEWS2128], and I was very well aware that Arafat was under the control of the Russian KGB [NEWS1429], an organization as Illuminist as the American CIA. These were the two parties to this Oslo Accord, a document that promised peace through the negotiated establishment of a Palestinian State within the borders of tiny Israel.
The Illuminist connection was permanently set through American involvement, especially President Clinton. I will never forget the ceremony on September 13, 1993, at the White House. Illuminist President Clinton was acting like he had just conquered the world, and he brokered the infamous handshake between Yitzhak Rabin and Yassir Arafat, and handshake that was supposed to bring peace to this beleaguered region of the world.
Of course, the very date on which this ceremony was held simply speaks of the Illuminati. Consider the occult numbers upon which this ceremony was based:
1). 13 -- 13th day of the month
2). 13 -- September -- 9th month --, plus 1 + 3 = another 13 (9+1+3 = 13)
3). September is the 9th month -- the number '9' is a number of finalization, of judgment
4). This date forms a '999', which is always a disguised '666' to the occultist: 9th month, plus two '9's in the year
5). The year, 1993, added together forms a '22', which is not only an '11 x 2', but is representative of Israel, since the Hebrew language has 22 characters in it.
Thus, this date formed a very occult set of numbers.
Throughout the rest of the decade, and into the first three years of this century, the promise of Oslo has remained unfulfilled. Indeed, the promise of Oslo shall never be fulfilled, as a steady diet of homicide bombing has testified. Neither of the three groups pushing for a Palestinian State really wants one. Let us consider the facts:
United States -- As we demonstrate in NEWS1643, Illuminized Freemasonry controlling America and England desperately want to control Jerusalem and the Temple Mount so they can fulfill their endless ritual of Hiram Abiff. They want to build the Third Temple, for their New Age Masonic Christ!
Israel -- Military and civilian leadership realize that a Jewish state can never, ever live with a such a hate-filled, hate-driven Muslim population such as the Palestinians. Their children are taught by their parents to hate the Jew and want him dead; their public schools teach a more sophisticated hatred as early as the First Grade. Israeli leaders -- even the ones called Peace Now, or Peaceniks -- are under no illusion.
The only question is, how does Israel free itself from such an implacable foe? The answer is to trap him through an enticement to peace, and that plan is called Oslo.
Palestinians -- As we reported in NEWS1429, Arafat is not even Palestinian! He is Egyptian, and was recruited by the Russian KGB to become the head of the fledgeling new terrorist organization, the P.L.O. -- Palestine Liberation Organization. Arafat knows his role is to lead the Palestinian people to the point where Israel can annihilate them just as Obadiah 15-18 and Isaiah 34 foretell.
Thus, Arafat responds to every "peace" gesture coming from the Israelis and/or Americans with acts of terror. Thus does Arafat respond to the offer by President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Barak whereby he would be given 95% of everything he said he wanted, with an Intifada that is unprecedented. This Intifada, which began September 29, 2000, is so fierce that, on April 27, 2002, Ra'anan Gissin, a senior adviser to Sharon, said that this Intifada had begun World War III, of which 9/11 was a logical outgrowth.
Yassir Arafat shapes his white turban the way he does because it roughly looks like the entire state of Israel; thus, he is visibly daily reminding the Palestinians that their true goal is all of Israel, not the 42% of it they now control.
THE INNER HEART OF THE MATTER
Therefore, if none of the three interested parties really want a Palestinian State, why do we constantly see news stories in which a Palestinian state is on the lips of President Bush, Prime Minister Sharon, and Palestinian leader, Arafat? Why do we hear constantly now of a Bush "Road Map" to peace in Israel, a plan that foresees a Palestinian State?
The answer is multi-faceted:
First, the Hegelian Dialectic states that "Controlled Conflict Brings About Controlled Change". The Illuminati so firmly believes this doctrine they have created the logical corollary, which states that "no progress is possible without a struggle". Therefore, to the bitter end, when the Palestinians are annihilated, you will hear of the "Road Map" that is supposed to create a Palestinian State.
Secondly, the Palestinian people need to continually be fed the lie that the United States will ultimately force Israel to give concessions that will produce a state; then, once they have the resources that only a unified state can give them -- like a standing army -- they will use this new power to attempt to destroy Israel from within.
This whole process may very well lead to a proclamation by either Arafat or one of his lieutenants, that a Palestinian State is a reality! For most of the year, 2002, news stories constantly poured forth, reporting that Arafat was going to unilaterally proclaim a Palestinian State. Even though he never did make such a proclamation, one is certainly possible soon.
If that happens, Isaiah 34:12 will be fulfilled to the letter:
"And He (God) will stretch over it (Edom) a measuring line of confusion and the plummet stones of chaos over its nobles. They shall call its nobles to proclaim the kingdom, but nothing shall be there ..." [Isaiah 34:11b-12; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
"They shall call its nobles to proclaim the kingdom, but nothing shall be there".
When you hear this proclamation of a Palestinian State, know that Bible prophecy has been fulfilled, know that nothing will come of it, and know that the final annihilating war of the House of Edom, the Palestinians, is close at hand.
UNITED STATES IS PRESSURING ISRAEL TO "DIVIDE THE LAND"
Even though the plan to create a Palestinian State is contrived and as false as a Three Dollar Bill, the United States has been putting pressure on Israel to make the "painful" concessions necessary to divide the land so as to create a Palestinian State. Today, the Palestinians control 42% of the land, a huge chunk of the land God originally granted to the Jews, in perpetuity! God has to be very angry with this continuous pressure.
Furthermore, as the Oslo Accord scenario painfully worked its way toward conclusion, hundreds of innocent Jews have lost their lives in Palestinian terror attacks. After each major attack, our president, or one of his Cabinet members, would privately and publicly urge Israel not to respond, but to show "restraint", in the "interest of peace". In other words, our policy has contributed mightily to the slaughter of innocent Jewish people -- men, women, children.
The Palestinians will get their physical judgment, when God uses Israel to annihilate them in fulfillment of Obadiah 15-18 and Isaiah 34. However, the United States will someday stand in the Valley of Jehoshaphat to receive our punishment for the way in which we have contributed to the "dividing of the land" of Israel.
Joel 3:9-14 reveals that this judgment is military. God is going to call the military forces of the nations about to be judged into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, so that they can there receive their physical punishment. I find it very discomforting to realize we have placed the very heart and soul of our current military in Iraq, a key location in the Valley of Jehoshaphat.
America's sins have reached high unto Heaven, just as Revelation 18:5 stipulates. Can our judgment be far behind?
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