Cool in the Fire By Hal Lindsey The turmoil surrounding this election keeps being ratcheted…
Since When? (Israel – America)
By Dennis Huebshman
From the very start on May 14, 1948, Israel has had to battle to hold on to what they have. When the declaration was made that after more than 2000 years Israel was once again a nation on their own land and had no intention of ever leaving again, they were attacked from just about every side by the countries around them. I am totally convinced that without the Lord God Jehovah being with them, they would’ve been destroyed within a matter of days. One thing we must remember, the Israelites are the only people on earth God ever promised a specific land to.
Amos 9:14-15, “I will bring back My exiled people Israel; they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine. They will make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant Israel in their own land, NEVER AGAIN to be uprooted from the land I have given them, says the Lord your God. (all emphasis is mine)
Isaiah 66: 7-8 said Israel will be reborn in one day. Jeremiah 31:10 says God would watch over them and be like a shepherd protecting His flock. God promised their armed forces would be strong even when outnumbered. Leviticus 26:3, 7-8, tells that they would pursue their enemies and the enemies would fall by the sword, and 5 would chase 100; 100 would chase 1000 and their enemies would fall. (paraphrased) This sounds just like the 6-day war in June, 1967. The entire world was amazed at the success of Israel’s armed forces.
Genesis 12:2-3, “Then I will make you (Abraham) into a great nation and I will bless you and I will make your name great so that you will exemplify divine blessing. (3) I WILL bless those who bless you, but the one who treats you lightly, I MUST CURSE, and all the families of earth will bless one another by your name.” This is an iron-clad covenant that still exists today.
Moving on to 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12, “Consequently, God sends them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false. (12) And so, all of them who have not believed the truth, but have delighted in evil will be condemned.”
Right up to today, outside influences are trying to either destroy Israel completely, or divide it up so it will be totally ineffective. Almost all the world is against them as the bible said it would be. God is controlling all the activity even though most people are blind to this. If He had allowed Israel’s enemies to overcome them at any point since they came back to their land, then His covenant would have been a lie, and our faith and hope in the Lord would be useless. As is, they have survived against all possible odds.
Israel is going to endure a terrible time during the tribulation years as the Father will discipline His children. In fact, Zechariah 13:8 says 2/3 of the people there will be “cut off and die”, but 1/3 will be left. Those going into the last 7 years will be non-messianic as they will not have accepted Yeshua/Jesus as their Messiah. This seems to be holding true today as only about 1% to 2% of the worlds Jewish population accepts Him as their Savior. At the end of the tribulation, and when Jesus is physically on this earth again, 100% of those remaining will believe in and accept Him as their Messiah.
Moving to America next, there has been a notable shift in our culture, especially during the previous presidential administration that has drawn this country further away from Christianity and common sense. If anyone doesn’t see what has happened over such a short period of time, I invite them to re-read 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12. Anything that has to do with Jesus or Christianity is being challenged by the Freedom From Religion groups.
This country was formed well over 200 years ago, and when the constitution was written there were provisions for the freedom of everyone to worship or not as they wished. All efforts were made to do away with State or Nation run religion that people suffered before coming here. The wording is “Freedom OF” not “Freedom From” religion. The first amendment also guarantees freedom OF speech, freedom OF the press, the right to assemble and right to petition the government. When words get twisted, so does the outcome.
There are liberal factions within our own governmental system today that are actually trying to tear this country’s freedoms apart and turn it into a socialist state. For the ones that are blinded and believe this would be the best way to go, I encourage them to take a close look at Venezuela to see what a disaster that would be. Government people are not suffering; however, the general population is literally starving.
When we have a group of congressional people that have turned totally around from what they were saying during the past several presidencies, and are just wanting to fight everything our current president is doing, they are not representing America as they were elected to do. There is ample video evidence of what they were saying about illegal immigration being wrong and needing to be controlled prior to 2016. Now, they are calling for “open borders” and to allow anyone in without bothering to “vet” them even if they are from countries that hates America. A new phrase, “Sanctuary Cities”, has come up and goes against all lawful government. The people of this country deserve to be protected from all this activity, yet groups like MS-13 for example are very visible in this country, and we even have jihad training camps for terrorists that have formed in several places.
There are demonstrations taking place that wish to see the immigration regulatory agency (ICE) shut down. Yet the crimes being committed by “Illegals” outweigh so-called “rights” of illegals. By the way, Illegals are not protected by the Constitution and are committing a crime just by being here no matter what a certain congresswoman from California says.
I am NOT against Legal immigration as my father immigrated to this country in 1929. However, he and my grandparents did it the legal and proper way and that’s what needs to apply to everyone who wants to come here. For other countries to “DEMAND” that we have to take their people is just wrong. Without any control at the borders and controlling who is being allowed in, America is going to dissolve into total chaos. Try walking around Dearborn, Michigan with a Bible in your hand and see how long it takes before you are assaulted. Look at the crime rates and types of crimes being committed by immigrants in Europe right now. That’s what America will look like with unchecked immigration.
America has always been a country that welcomes others to come and be a part of it – if they do it LEGALLY! I work in a Federal Courthouse and occasionally we have “Naturalization” ceremonies. It is a pleasure to congratulate and welcome the new citizens when they have been made legitimate citizens.
However, the criminal elements from other countries are not welcome. It’s sad to see the far-left try to tear down our laws so people such as MS-13 are allowed to form gangs here. By the way, these are the ones the leaders of other countries want us to take.
Jesus’ warning in Matthew 24, Paul’s in 2 Timothy, Peter in 2 Peter 2 and 3, John’s in 1 John 2 & 4 and others are coming true more and more each day. As with Israel, God is in control. For believers, it’s just hard to witness all that’s taking place and all those who are caught up in the evil.
All threats against our President, his family, the Vice President and all their staff should be followed up by immediate arrests no matter who is making them. Just because someone may be a “celebrity”, does not give them special privileges to break Federal Law. God is not impressed with titles.
On a final note, and speaking of criminal behavior; it’s shameful that a non-American citizen from other countries can come here and are receiving all kinds of benefits and cash from a system they have never contributed to and don’t plan on contributing to. Yet, we have veterans and real Americans that are homeless and living on the streets, sometimes even with little children. We should not give handouts until we have taken care of our own. Paul said in 2 Thessalonians 3:10, “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”
It would be wonderful to say all is going to work out here for the better, however, that is not the case. We have been told through the scriptures that toward the end it would continue to fall and with increased frequency just as with birthing pains.
Judging by the speed of changes today, we should be hearing the shofar/trumpet with the shout of the voice of the ArchAngel at just any time. Those who are believers and have accepted Jesus as their Savior are not really worried. We do not like what is taking place, however, we know what the outcome is and it’s going to be wonderful. There was a gospel song several years ago that said, “I’ve read the back of the Book, and we win!” ALL, EVERYONE can be saved if only they will call on the name of the Lord and ask Him to be their Savior. (Romans 10:9, Acts 2:21, Romans 10:13 and Joel 2:32)
To not do so, and should the Rapture take place, there will be many who will not get another chance. (Hebrews 6:46) Be a part of the estimated 10% of the world’s population that are true believers and the Savior will prepare a place for you to be with Him forever. (John 14:2)