“God’s Mission for - His Chosen People!”
Shalom precious Partner and friend of Israel,
The new United States Embassy in Jerusalem will open its doors on the 14th May, 2018 - when Israel celebrates its 70th year of independence. The Embassy will initially be located in Arnona (in south Jerusalem), on the compound that currently houses the consular operations of Consulate General Jerusalem. At least initially, it will consist of the Ambassador and a small team. The timing is not a coincidence! "This decision will turn Israel’s 70th Independence Day into an even bigger celebration," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement, "Thank you President Trump for your leadership and friendship."
Shavuot (Pentecost) this month is very special as it begins on the 19th – 20th May only 5 days after Israel’s 70th Year of Independence Day on the 14th May - (1948 – 2018) …and therefore considered to be a double blessing during May!" 5778 in the Hebrew Calendar is considered a year of "open doors" – "New Beginnings" and "Open Windows" of favour and blessing. Shavuot is one of three Feasts of the Lord where "First Fruits" are mentioned in the Bible. The other two "First Fruits" Feasts are Passover and Sukkot. Of all the yearly Feasts, these were the three that required that all men of Israel NOT to empty handed to the Sanctuary. From the time of King David, that Sanctuary was in Jerusalem. They would offer the "First Fruits" of the different harvests that took place during the year. Passover week fell early in the spring and marked the barley harvest. In the later spring / summer wheat ripened and was harvested at Shavuot. Then during Autumn/Fall the Feast of Sukkot Tabernacles took place in the fall when the final harvest of the year was brought in, which included olives and grapes. The first Scripture relevant to any study of barley is Leviticus 27:16 and it reads; "…a homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver." This is the value of barley in the eyes of God. 50 is the number of Pentecost and Jubilee. Pentecost was to be celebrated on the 50th day; Jubilee in the 50th year. Both are revelations of the outpouring of the Spirit of God. Pentecost is the time when the earnest of the Spirit was poured out (Ephesians 1:14; 2 Corinthians 1:22, 5:5). The Jubilee signifies a greater outpouring, that is, the fullness of the Spirit. Thus, while Pentecost is a down payment of a Jubilee, or the promise of a Jubilee, both are depicted by the number 50. The barley is valued at 50 shekels of silver, and this associates the barley with the outpouring of the Spirit, both in its earnest and its fullness. Barley is a hardy plant that can withstand drought and extreme heat and cold. So, when the Scriptures talk of grain or meal in time of drought, it generally refers to barley, for wheat cannot grow under such severe conditions. In this way barley is a very good symbol of the overcomer, who will flourish in "times of drought" in between revivals when the Spirit of God does not appear to be moving.
May 2018 – is going to be a very difficult month for Israel! Please keep Israel and the Jewish people in your hearts and prayers. Take a look at these dates between; 12th – 20th May:
12th May - US President Donald Trump will decide whether to abandon the reckless Obama – Nuclear deal with Iran a sponsor of terrorism and bent on destroying Israel and America. We truly pray that he keeps his promise and does cancel this unrighteous deal!
13th May – is Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim).
14th May – Israel 70th Year Independence Day!
14th May – The US Embassy officially opens in Jerusalem and already attacks on Israel from Palestinian Arabs have begun on the Jewish State from terrorist groups Hamas in Gaza and Abbas’ Fatah PLO movement from Westbank (Judea and Samaria) and in Jerusalem even though more from Gaza this is significant. They have publicly stated that this is only the beginning.
15th May – Palestinian Arab "Nakba" day - meaning "catastrophe" day when Israel became a State in 1948. Each year they mourn this day by rioting or attacking Jews and have stated that this year since it coincides with US Embassy’ move to Jerusalem that they will continue attacking Israel with movement called "right-to-return!" They believe that Jerusalem does not belong to Israel and that it rightfully belongs to Muslims even though they have no proof Biblically, historically, and architecturally. The fact that Islam was only invented in the 6th Century by a pagan ideologist named Muhammad on a fantasy horse and journey in a dream journey to Jerusalem. Israel has every right to be in the land that God pre-planned for them thousands of years before Muhammad.
15th May – this year the (unholy) Muslim month of Ramadan begins (5th May – 14th June) and Iran in Syria, Turkey, Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Palestinian Arabs in Westbank through Abbas PLO are threatening attacks - "to wipe Israel off the map and send the Jews into the sea!"
19th – 20th May is the days Israel (and Christians) celebrate the Feast of Shavuot – Pentecost!
We are looking at prophecy unfold in our generation! US President Trump has decided to move the American Embassy on the 14th May to celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday. How amazing is that! As Israel turns 70, which is a "Biblical generation" in the Bible, Israel will have a recognized Capital for the first time in 2,000 years, but one could say in over 2,500 years when Israel was a sovereign nation before the Babylonian invasion. This is very significant, and we are very excited to see how it all "fits" together like a puzzle about to be completed. Don’t be surprised if next we hear of a proposed "Peace plan" on the table since Israel will believe it can do more to build their 3rd Temple if they can claim all of the City of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. The Old City of Jerusalem is the Biblical city of Jerusalem. Israel has not had a recognized presence in that city as their capital since before that 586 B.C. invasion by Babylon. If Israel builds their Temple soon it is just a symbol. The First Temple was destroyed by Babylon in 586 B.C. - housed the "Shekinah Glory of God" for part of its history, the Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. - housed Yeshua (Jesus) for short while when He taught at its steps …but the Third Temple will eventually house the Antichrist. This is very significant!
We believe 2018 will be a very prophetically-significant year… You may ask, why is the number 70 so important? Why is it any more significant than any other number? While there are many reasons we believe the main reason is a single word and that word is "GENERATION!" Matthew 24, is arguably the most comprehensive account that Yeshua (Jesus) gave of the "Last Days" which are signs concerning His Second Coming where our Lord mentioned the words… "this generation!" What He meant by this was that the generation to witness all of the Signs which He gave would also be THE generation that would witness His RETURN to earth. First, He gave His Disciples many specific signs of the End, such as powerful earthquakes, signs in the heavens, Christian persecution, false Christs and false prophets, rumours of wars, lawlessness and rampant sin. However, in verses 32-34, the Lord mentions the most important "sign" of them all …and without this "sign" being fulfilled, the rest of the "signs" could all be taking place at once yet they would mean NOTHING prophetically-speaking. Yeshua tells His Disciples to; "Learn a parable of the FIG TREE (Israel); When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near…" He went on to say… "So likewise, when you shall see ALL these things, know that it (the End) is near, even AT THE DOORS. Truly I say unto you, THIS generation shall not pass away, until all these things be FULFILLED!" So, here we see that Yeshua (Jesus) did NOT say when you "see some" of these "signs," rather He was CLEAR that we must "see ALL" of them. Many generations, after Christ left earth, believed that they were THE generation. There have been many powerful earthquakes throughout history, as well as celestial signs, world wars, false prophets and the rest. The reason none of them could have been the generation, that Jesus spoke of, was because they had NOT witnessed the "sign of the Fig Tree" being fulfilled until 1948!
When Yeshua (Jesus) returns, every believer that studies prophecy knows that He comes back down to defend Israel from certain destruction, and to defeat the anti-Christ and the nations of the world who are warring against the tiny Jewish State. He then rules and reigns from the Holy City of Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel, as King of kings and Lord of lords over the whole earth. The only way any of these Last Days prophecies could be fulfilled is if there were actually an Israel on earth to begin with. For over 2,000 years, the nation of Israel was absent from the world scene. Yeshua was prophesying that the generation which witnessed the miraculous rebirth of the nation of Israel would see His return. 70 years from 1948 would put us at the year 2018! We are NOT saying that the Lord is returning this year (would be awesome though) because NOBODY knows the time or hour! When we refer to the return of Christ, we are referring to "the event" that MUST take place BEFORE the 7-Year Tribulation. We are referring to the RAPTURE of His faithful, when He comes again to rescue those who are His from the worst tribulation the world has even experienced! Even so come Lord Yeshua, Come!
God is doing a "new" thing and as you may know with "prophesy," we look for a Biblical connection! Why do we do this? Because, the Bible is a book of Hebrew thought. It's not a book of Western thinking at all. So, if we're going to understand the Bible, we need to understand the meaning of the Hebrew language - alphabet and numbers who are connected. There are very important things that are "hidden keys" in the Scriptures. People can say, "Oh, it's an occult thing." No! It's a Biblical and Hebrew thing …and if we want to understand what is written in the context of what is written, we need to look at the "keys" that have been given to us through our Hebraic roots. We are defined by our Judeo-Christian beliefs. So, what is the meaning of a Judeo-Christian? It is the belief in the Biblical God of Israel, in His Ten Commandments and His Biblical moral laws. It is a belief in universal, not relative, morality and it is a belief that ALL government MUST answer morally to God …and not to the world’s human, usually corrupt and un-trustable governments of the world.
We truly believe that 2018 year will be a time where we as believers in Yeshua (Jesus) are going to possess "gates "and "doors" of opportunities" - that are before us that we haven’t been able to reach before. In other words, we've not been able to go through the gates of opportunity. It’s very interesting that this promise was given to Abraham around 2018 BC, which was 2018 years before Yeshua (Jesus) and 2018 years after …so it's like a double full-circle time. We are children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob since we have been "grafted into the vine" and so promises given to Abraham are also promises for us.
"You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance." – Psalm 65:11 On the Hebrew Calendar, 2018 is the year 5778 …and if we see the "pictorial" emphasis from this - 5778 forms a "gate "and "door." In fact, this gate can look kind of like a bridal canopy. This is very important. Genesis 22:17-18, "Blessing I will bless you. Multiplying I will multiply." Whenever the scripture reiterates something, such as "blessing I will bless you" - this is a form of emphasis meaning; it's "magnificent!" It's going to be greater than you can imagine. "Multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars in the heaven and as the sand washes on the seashore and your descendants shall possess the gates of their enemies, and your seed, all the nations of the earth shall be blessed because you have obeyed my voice." This is a message given to Abraham for all of us. God is moving us into a season where He just does something "suddenly" for us. For instance, one day everything is terrible …and the next day you're just shocked that everybody loves each other. It's as if nothing bad ever happened and you're just kind of looking around, and you're going - "Wow! Yesterday we were all at each other's throats, and today it's like it never happened?" You know, God can do that! Salvation came to the Earth "suddenly" when Yeshua (Jesus) was born, and you know that Moses came as a liberator seemingly "suddenly" after all those years of captivity.
God spoke after 400 hundred years of "prophetic silence" …and then Yeshua (Jesus) came and we got the New Testament! The suddenlies will come in your life. And, that should give you hope in the midst of all your problems that suddenlies are coming! In this Scripture God was distinguishing between what has been in the time of Old Testament and what was coming in the time of the New Testament Church – though both are still connected! It holds that God was saying; "the stars in the heavens" represent the, Christians - His "spiritual seed," whose reward will be Heaven. And, "the sands are the Jews" - His physical, earthly seed, who will receive their inheritance on Earth. But, if that is true, then how can we ever become one flock with one shepherd? Or One-New- Man in Messiah? Or one at all? Of course, that doesn’t mean God wasn’t prophesying to Abraham in a hidden way …that in addition to fathering an astronomical number of descendants - there would be a spiritual difference in His offspring. Meaning, that although all His descendants would have an earthly Adamic nature (the sand), many would also experience "a spiritual re-birth" …and become as the stars in the heavens who shine forth with God’s glory. The "stars" in the family would be from the chosen line of Isaac who would reign in glory with Yeshua (Jesus) upon the earth. They would be the faith-line within Abraham’s bloodline …but the rest of his offspring, like Esau, would be excluded from the inheritance. "It is not the children of the flesh (those born outside the promise – Ishmael) who are children of God, but the children of the promise (those born through Isaac) who are regarded as descendants," Romans 9:8. In other words, all the "stars are sand" …but NOT all the "sand are stars!"
God has NEVER discarded Israel…The Nation of Israel is a Nation before God forever – God’s firstborn son – the dearly beloved of His soul – His chosen people – His portion – the sheep of His pasture – His special treasure – Precious in His sight and the apple of God’s eye: (Exodus 4:22; Jeremiah 12:7, 31:36; Deuteronomy 7:6, 32:8-9; Psalm 100:3, 135:5; Isaiah 43:4; Zechariah 2:8). God doesn’t change His mind! Israel therefore is at the centre of God’s vision! If she isn’t in the centre of ours, we ALL need to ask why not? What does the devil know that we don’t …and why will Israel be God’s final target prophetically? (Psalm 147:19-20; Zechariah 12:8-9; Revelation 18:14-16). The people and land of Israel are bound by Covenant with God… for a thousand generations (1 Chronicles 16:15-17).
Of course, "replacement theologists" (those who believe the church has replaced Israel) would say this physical and spiritual understanding of the promise to Abraham fits their doctrine perfectly. That is, they would argue the physical people were the Jews who (because they didn’t believe in Yeshua - Jesus), were replaced by a more "spiritual" people and Christians are therefore reckoned as Abraham’s spiritual seed who inherit it all. But, that is a false understanding because Christians did NOT replace the unbelieving Jewish nation as God’s new people. Paul clearly informs us that, even in their unbelief, "…from the standpoint of God’s choice they (the Jews) are beloved for the sake of the fathers, for the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable," Romans 11:28,29. Christians were simply "grafted-in" among the believing (Messianic) wing of the God’s family …while a promise was given to the rest that one day a remnant would be given the grace to believe also, once; "the fullness of the Gentiles has come in!" And, then "all Israel would be saved," Romans 11:25-26. Furthermore, it’s wrong to suggest Old Testament saints like Joseph, Moses, David and Elijah were less spiritual than New Testament saints. Are they not all listed in Hebrews 11 as heirs to the same promises as those who believe in Yeshua? And, are not all New Testament believers just as physical in nature as the saints of old? Paul explained it this way; "The spiritual is not first, but the natural; then (comes) the spiritual," 1 Corinthians 15:46. You need both to be a saint of God. First, we must be born a human being, a descendant of Abraham. And, then, if we are among the elect of His family, we will be given ears to hear the "Shepherd’s" voice …and be reckoned among the seed that inherits. Of course, this principle of" physical first-spiritual second" can be applied to what God is doing in Israel today. It explains the dilemma that confounds those who look at the mostly secular Jewish State today and ask, "if God is with them, where is their spirituality?" Well, God told us their spiritual awakening would follow their physical restoration – just as Ezekiel put it; "I (God) will take you from the nations, gather you from all the lands and bring you into your own land. THEN I (God) will sprinkle clean water on you and you will be clean," Ezekiel 36:24,25. And, in Ezekiel 37 we see the flesh coming on the "dry bones" first before the spirit blows life into them as we are witnessing in Israel today. The bottom line is if you belong to Yeshua (Jesus) you are one of Abraham’s grains of sand. "For if you belong to Messiah, you ARE Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise," Galatians 3:29. But, more importantly, we are represented by one of "the stars" Abraham saw shining in the night sky. Therefore, together we are Judeo-Christians "grafted in as "One New Man!" – In Yeshua – Christ Jesus! Our job as Christians is to love, support and pray for God’s chosen people the Jews and land of Israel!
It’s amazing to witness prophecies being fulfilled in our day and in front of our eyes that the prophets of the Bible could only write about thousands of years ago… The Bible pinpoints 3 major events that must happen before Yeshua (Jesus) returns to the earth: (1) Israel must become restored as a nation (this happened in 1948). (2) Jerusalem must again become Israel’s Capital City (this happened in 1967). (3) The Gospel must be present in every nation! One example of the Gospel preached to every nation was (and still is) through the late - Reverend Billy Graham. Israel has been restored, the Gospel is present in every nation. And although Jerusalem has not been recognized as Israel’s rightful Capital City by the gentile nations …it has been Israel’s Capital City since re-taking Jerusalem in 1967. If you look at the Jubilee Cycle on the Jewish calendar (every 50 years), Israel and the Jewish people get a breakthrough – it’s amazing. (Leviticus 25:1-4; 8-10) Take a look at 1917. It’s the year the Balfour Declaration was issued by the British, enabling Jews to start returning to their homeland after 2,000 years (although there was always a Jewish presence in then “Palestine).” Fast-forward exactly 50 years and you get to 1967. What happened in this year? The Six-Day War, in which Israel was invaded by Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq. Guess what…? Israel won! No surprise there! And, Israel reclaimed the City of Jerusalem. 1967 was another Jubilee year for Israel. Fast-forward exactly 50 years again …and you get to the year 2017. That’s just only just recent and in fact only last year …and the start to the cycle of the next Jubilee year! Can you think of anything significant that’s happened in 2017…? We think you may be able to think of many things…? The year 2017 was packed with what many describe as “remarkable” or “unprecedented” events. US President Trump’s Presidential Inauguration and his latest announcement that he sees Jerusalem as the Eternal Capital of the Jewish people are considered by believers to be very good indication and “prophetic sign” that the world is coming ever closer to the Messianic Era.
When you deal with Bible prophecy, you deal with two inescapable things - Nations and Leaders… The Bible has a lot to say about leaders. For example, in Exodus 1:8, there was a “pharaoh” who arose that “knew not Joseph,” meaning; he didn’t understand the Covenant that the Hebrew people had with God as a nation. The modern-day type-and-shadow pharaoh of this was ex-US President Obama. He was the only U.S. president who said he wanted to “fundamentally transform America,” given in a speech he made on February 19, 2008. This meant that America go to the foundation and rip it away. What was America’s foundation? The Bible and Judeo-Christian freedom! As a leader goes, so does the nation (not the other way around). Saul became King over Israel because God handed the people what they wanted - even though Israel did not need a king. In 2008 and 2012, the liberal Democrats of the U.S. got what they wanted – Obama! Another example is South African’s who elected and then re-elected (like America with Obama) an anti-Israel government supporting enemies of Israel …who are the enemies of God Himself. The current government supports BDS, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and openly show their bias support towards Palestinians who are bent on killing Jews and the destruction of Israel ...and at the same time are persecuting Christians who love and support Israel. We as South Africans must pray fervently for change of government that will be for ALL its people and stand with Israel in the next election which is literally around the corner! South Africa was founded on Judeo-Christian Bible and principles! If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land, 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Remember that cursing Israel comes with a price. During Obama’s time laws contrary to the Word of God were passed and for the first time, America in 2008 and 2012 had a president who was against the Nation of Israel, treading into dangerous territory. Now, it’s important to give a leader time, right? After all, you can’t really look at their presidency to get a full picture until it’s all over? However, it is said that; “People will remember how you exit more than they remember how you enter.” Just look back at the end of 2016, when Obama promoted a U.S. abstention in favour of Palestinians that allowed the UN to demoralize Israel.
“If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy. Remember, O LORD, against the sons of Edom the day of Jerusalem's fall, those who said: "Tear it down! Tear it down to its foundation!" - Psalm 137:5--7.
Obama has rightfully been accused of “shamefully abandoning” Israel after his refusal to block a United Nations Resolution demanding an end to the building of settlements in the Judea and Samaria (so-called West Bank) and in David’s City (East Jerusalem). He will be remembered by one of the final acts of his presidency - the US abstained from a UN Security Council vote, refusing to use its veto and undermining America’s relationship with one of its historic allies. The move was seen as a parting shot by Mr Obama, who also signed the controversial Iranian nuclear deal, after his years of shameful treatment of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister. The US Obama Administration had secretly cooked up with the Palestinians an extreme anti-Israeli resolution behind Israel’s back which would be a tail wind for terror to end settlement-building in their own land! If that doesn’t shock you, think about this …on Obama’s last day in office as president, he handed over $221 million US $ dollars to the Palestinians which would be used as pay-outs (blood money) to Palestinian families of terrorists or as they refer to so-called “martyrs” who killed Jews. Wow - talk about the way someone exits the most powerful office in the world? Obama’s slaps in Israel’s face is not okay. Many Americans still remember the ‘high’ that came to America when Obama’s charisma wooed the corrupt liberal Media, Hollywood elite, actors, and celebrities! Starting 20th January 2017 and especially in 2018 - Obama’s legacy will begin to unravel! God takes seriously how we treat the nation of Israel. God will NOT be mocked! How will it end for our beautiful country of South Africa if we are now heading in the same downfall direction? We truly need to be on our knees crying out to God for change – just as He miraculously and against all odds gave America another chance through the Presidency of Donald Trump!
Ponder back to late 2016 before the U.S. Presidential election, Donald J. Trump announced that he planned to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem if he became president. At that time, NO nation in the world recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, save Israel itself. This move by U.S. President Trump is very historically significant! Why? Because, 70 years ago, America was the first nation to recognize Israel’s Independence in 1948 when President Harry Truman issued his recognition on an airplane the day after Israel declared Independence. We know from the Bible that God blesses people who bless Israel and God’s people. God also blesses nations who bless Israel -- Genesis 12:3.
We don’t fish for news and then turn it into prophecy or try and fit a jumbled possibility …we always look prayerfully to the Word of God – our Bible! However, it is important to notice the current world “news” when it does reflect what’s already mentioned in Scripture …and when things going on in the world actually do fit the Biblical patterns and Prophetic cycles. The election of US President Trump in 2016 signified a turning point for America and Israel, and the world, for the better. As believers we must pay attention to what God does with the Nation of Israel during 2018 …and especially watch the month of May! Why is 2018 important? Well, it is exactly 70 years from when Israel became a nation. 70 is the biblical number for perfection. There were 70 elders appointed by Moses (Numbers 11:16). Israel spent 70 years in captivity in Babylon (Jeremiah 29:10). The number 70 is connected with Jerusalem, in that the City kept 70 years of Sabbaths while Judah was in Babylonian captivity (Jeremiah 25:11). Also, a cycle of 70 X 7’s (70X7 = 490 years) were determined upon Jerusalem for it to complete its transgressions, in order to make an end for sins and for everlasting righteousness to enter into it (Daniel 9:24). Terah, Abraham’s father was 70 when he had his first male child. Cainan or Kenan (Son of Enos - a biblical patriarch) had his first son - Mahalaleel at age 70 (Genesis 5:9-10; 1 Chronicles 1:2). The Hebrew people had a total of 70 Israelites that started a nation within a nation (while they were in Egypt) and they grew to over 2 million people by the time of the Exodus.
And, in our generation… Remember that US President Trump turned exactly 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old on his Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017. This is significant, as signalling that America is entering a bracketed period of rest. This rest is a specific rest for Christians, as the year 2017 was the year 5777 on the Jewish calendar. Hebrew letters have word meanings, similar to Greek - known as; “Gematria.” The year 5777 was a year that Christians needed to be watchful and careful for what they say. It’s was a year of “Light,” as the meaning of 5777 promoted. On the Jewish calendar, we then entered the year 5778 in late September 2017. The year 5778 is a year for tremendous growth and breakthrough. Just watch and see! President Trump announced to the world including Palestinian Prime Minister Abbas and King Abdullah II of Jordan that he will declare and finally move the US Embassy to Jerusalem the Capital City of Israel on the 14th May, 2018. This is huge prophetically! Why? 2017 wasn’t the year for Jerusalem to be recognized… BUT 2018 was! This is the Biblical Year of 5778 …and exactly 70 years from 1948, when Israel was recognized! Here’s a truth that ALL Christians, believers in Yeshua (Jesus) …once again, really need to keep in mind that when someone or a nation blesses Israel, watch what happens. God will move on their behalf and blessings follow! Yes! God has appointed US President Donald Trump, US Vice President Mike Pence …and Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu in office “for such a time as this,” …and are anointed for this task and for what lies ahead. Anointing in of itself means that someone is called to a specific task that is pre-ordained of God. At this time in history as the world watches as the Church and people of God are being greatly persecuted by radical Islam …and, daily Jews and Christians are being ridiculed by the ungodly Liberals, corrupt Media and so-called Hollywood elites. We believe that God has these three men in leadership for the protection of His chosen people and because of their stand for God and His Word! Yes, God can use anyone to fulfil His purposes… since He called Nebuchadnezzar “My servant” (Jeremiah 25:9) and King Cyrus “My anointed” (Isaiah 45:1). These were pagan kings, yet they fulfilled their purposes in Bible Prophecy... But, remember that was thousands of years before the First Coming of the Lord Yeshua (Jesus)!
To be bold we will say to our American friends that as long as President Trump is in the White House and Leader of the Free World – we ALL have an “open window” of opportunity!
God has given Christians another opportunity to stand for the Truth. Yes, we are not to look to a president …or any other man as our hero or saviour …but, we can and must understand that God is still on the move in the world and He uses people to bring forth His promises in order to fulfil His prophetic Word …and especially when they concern Jerusalem and the Nation of Israel! This window of opportunity may not last long. It may be for a few years …however, we need to be paying attention! It’s in windows of opportunities that “revivals” and “awakenings occur.” Think about what happened in the U.S. after Israel became a nation in 1948? They had healing “revivals” pouring out all over the United States, especially with Oral Roberts, A.A. Allen, Billy Graham, etc. As Jerusalem will soon be restored in May 2018 and recognized as Israel’s Capital City … and, keep in mind that a “revival” and “awakening” will follow it - It’s only a matter of time! If God can do that for America – God can do that for our country too!
Do not expect many nations to be rallying in support of the U.S. decision to move their Embassy to Jerusalem on the 14th May! A high majority will be against the move. But, they are NOT on the right side of history. The news media complains that such a move will be detrimental to the Middle East Peace process. No, it will actually kick things into gear and prepare us for the coming - Battle of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 and 39 – still down the road) which happens prior to the Great Tribulation. If we diligently read and study the Bible then we as Christians know how this is going to work out. Jerusalem does NOT rightfully belong to the Palestinian Authority …it belongs to Israel! The West Bank territory is the Ancient “high places” of the Bible - where Jericho, Bethel, Bethlehem and Ancient Judea is located. It belongs to the Jews! Besides, Jerusalem will need to be united, as the Palestinians currently hold part of East Jerusalem. Watch and pay attention to when Jerusalem unites as one city under the Israeli flag! The Palestinians do NOT simply want the West Bank and Gaza …they really want Israel wiped off the map! Look at the Palestinian Authority UN logo and notice how it doesn’t simply display a map of the West Bank, it’s a map of all of Israel, including all Jewish lands!
Jerusalem and Gentiles… “All who survive of all those nations that came up against Jerusalem shall make a pilgrimage year by year to bow to the King Lord of Hosts and to observe Sukkot,” Zechariah 14:16. In 2017, Jerusalem became a place of assembly, a House of Prayer for all Nations, Jews and non-Jews alike, precisely as prophesied in Zechariah. Tourism to Jerusalem sky-rocketed, with arrivals climbing by 25 percent compared to the 2016. Such assembly was particularly evident during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, when tens of thousands of Christian tourists arrived to Jerusalem. According to Rabbi Tuly Weisz; “fulfilling the prophetic vision for how Sukkot will be observed in the End of Days, Gentile participation in the “Feast of the Tabernacles” played a significant role in bringing Jews closer to celebrating Sukkot the way it is described in the book of the Prophet Zechariah, and as it will be celebrated in the End of Times.”
Prophecies are currently being fulfilled! (1) The Jewish people WILL be regathered in unbelief from the four corners of the earth (Isaiah 11:11-12). Fulfilment: 20th Century and continuing. (2) The state of Israel will be re-established (Isaiah 66:7-8; Ezekiel 37:21-22). Fulfilment: May 14, 1948. (3) The Jews will once again re-occupy the city of Jerusalem (Zechariah 8:4-8), Fulfilment: June 7, 1967. (4) The land of Israel will be reclaimed from its desolation, becoming once again a land of agricultural abundance (Ezekiel 36:34-35). Fulfilment: 20th Century and continuing. (5) The Hebrew language will be revived from the dead (Zephaniah 3:9). Fulfilment: 19th and 20th Centuries. (6) All the nations of the world will come together against Israel over the issue of the control of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:1-3). Fulfilment: Currently occurring!
Prophecies yet to be fulfilled in the near future: (1) The Arab nations of the world will attack Israel in a co-ordinated effort to annihilate the state (Psalm 83) and Israel will soundly defeat the Arab alliance (Zechariah 12:6). (2) Israel will dwell in security and prosperity (Ezekiel 38:11). (3) A Russian coalition consisting mainly of Muslim nations will invade Israel (Ezekiel 38:1-17) and the Russian coalition will be destroyed supernaturally by God (Ezekiel 38:18-23; 39:1-8). (4) The Antichrist will intervene and guarantee the security of Israel, enabling the Jews to rebuild their Temple (Daniel 9:27). (5) At the end of three and a half years, the Antichrist will enter the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem and declare himself to be God (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). (6) The Jews will reject the Antichrist, and he will respond with an attempt to annihilate them, killing two-thirds of them in the process (Revelation 12:13-17; Zechariah 13:8-9). (7) At the end of the Tribulation, when the Jews have come to the end of themselves, they will turn to God and receive Yeshua as their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10; Romans 9:27-28; 11:25-27) and Yeshua (Jesus) will return and regather all believing Jews to Israel (Deuteronomy 30:1-9). (8) Israel will be established as the prime nation in the world (Isaiah 2:1-4; Micah 4:1-7). (9) The Lord will bless the Jewish remnant by fulfilling all the promises He has made to Israel (Isaiah 60:1-62:7). (10) The blessings of God will flow out to all the nations through the Jewish people during the Millennial rule of Yeshua (Zechariah 8:22-23).
Prophecies concerning the Church… As believers we should find the fulfilment of these prophecies very encouraging …because God has also made a lot of promises through Bible prophecy to the Church. As we see the Lord fulfilling every promise He has made to the Jews, we can be assured that He will fulfil all the promises He has made to the Church through His Prophetic Word. He has promised that one day very soon, His Son will appear in the Heavens. There will be the shout of an archangel and the blowing of a Shofar …and all the dead in Christ will be resurrected to meet Him in the sky. And, those of us who are alive in Christ will be taken up also (rapture) not even experiencing death (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). We will receive our glorified, perfected bodies (Isaiah 35:5-6; Philippians 3:21). We will return to Heaven with the Lord to await the end of the Tribulation (John 14:1-4). While in Heaven, we will be judged to receive our degrees of rewards (2 Corinthians 5:10) and we will celebrate our union with the Lord at the “Marriage Supper of the Lamb” (Revelation 19:7-9). We will then return with the Lord to this earth (Revelation 19:14), and we will reign with Him for a thousand years (Revelation 20:1-6). During that glorious reign, we will see the earth flooded with peace, righteousness and justice, as the waters cover the seas (Isaiah 11:1-9). At the end of the Millennium, we will be removed from this earth to the New Jerusalem the Lord has been preparing for us, and from that vantage point, we will witness the greatest fireworks display in history as God envelops this earth in fire, burning away the pollution of Satan’s final revolt (2 Peter 3:10-13). Out of that fiery inferno will come “New Heavens” and a “New Earth” where we will live forever in the “New Jerusalem” in the presence of Almighty God! (Revelation 21:1-7).
We most sincerely believe that God WILL bless you for your faithfulness and love for His land and His chosen people. God’s Word is true! He IS watching to see how the nations are treating His people. 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 once again for your prayers and generous support!
We hope that you enjoy and become more informed by our work. We serve an awesome God and we are humbled by this opportunity to bring you this information. With Shalom to you and your family always,
Alf & Julie Saunders
01st May, 2018
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