Turkey’s President calls for Muslims to flock to Jerusalem!

Turkey’s role in end-times prophecy is highly debated, but there is very little doubt that this formerly cooperative government is now setting itself up to play a key role in the fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecies found in Ezekiel 37-39.


Turkey continues moving to the dark side: Erdogan cuts major military deal with Russia.

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Turkey is continuing its steady, dangerous march to the dark side.

The latest troubling developments:

  1. This once-loyal and trustworthy NATO ally is now planning to buy an advanced, state-of-the-art military system from Czar Putin amidst growing political, economic and military ties between Russia and Turkey.
  2. Turkey’s leader is calling on millions of Muslims to “flock” to Jerusalem and go to the al-Aksa Mosque and Dome of the Rock (on the Temple Mount) as often as possible, ostensibly to overwhelm Israeli security and to insist on Islamist sovereignty over the holiest site in Judaism, thus potentially provoking more unrest and even violence.

Last year, I warned that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pronounced “Air-doh-wahn”) entered office poses as somewhat of a moderate but is emerging as an Islamist Radical and a serious and growing challenge to the U.S. and the West.

“Driven perhaps by visions of restoring Turkey to the power and glory of the Ottoman Empire at its peak, Erdogan is aggressively fashioning himself into a brutal dictator,” I noted. “He’s cracking down on Internet freedom. He’s seizing churches. He’s seizing media outlets that speak out against him. He’s using the crisis in Syria not to go after ISIS — as he claims — but to bomb the Kurds who are at war with ISIS.”

Things have not gotten better over the past year.

I’ll write more on the tense situation in Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, and Jordan in the days ahead.

For the moment, let’s focus on the new Turkish military deal with the Russians.

“There is no harm in Turkey’s missile defense system purchase from Russia, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said in response to U.S. top general’s concerns over the issue, adding that the two countries have already signed a deal for the delivery of the S-400 missiles,” reports the Daily Hurriyet, a leading Turkish news outlet.

“Why will it cause tension? A country should be in search for the ideal ways for its own security,” Erdogan said, addressing the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers in parliament on July 25….

“We have now taken steps with Russia about this issue. Deals have been inked. In God’s will, we will see S-400 missiles in our country and precede the process with joint production,” the Turkish leader said.

More excerpts from the story:

  • Turkey was not able to cooperate with the U.S. over the missile system, the president noted, adding that this was why Turkey was seeking alternatives.
  • Erdoğan’s remarks came days after U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chair, claimed that Turkey and Russia could not agree on the procurement of the missile defense system.
  • “It would be a concern, were they to do that, but they have not done that,” Dunford reportedly said at a security forum in Aspen, Colorado on July 23, when asked about media reports on Turkey purchasing the Russian system.
  • The U.S. general called the reports “incorrect.”
  • However, his remarks contradicted with former statements by Turkish and Russian officials….
  • Russian presidential aide Vladimir Kozhin said late June that Moscow and Ankara had agreed on the delivery of the S-400 mobile systems but that the Kremlin had not approved a loan for the deal.
  • The S-400 system was introduced in 2007 and can carry three types of missiles capable of destroying ground and air targets, including ballistic and cruise missiles. It can track and engage up to 300 targets simultaneously and has an altitude ceiling of 27 kilometers.

I believe that the election of Donald Trump as America’s President is a sign from the Lord God of Israel that our nation is being given another chance to place Him first on our list of priorities. However, Bible prophecy WILL be fulfilled in God’s time, and in His way.

Stay alert and keep watching …

Second U.N. resolution to deny Jewish ties to Jerusalem!

A prophecy: The word of the Lord concerning Israel.

“The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares: 2 ‘I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves…. I will keep a watchful eye over Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations. Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, “The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God.”’” (Zechariah 12:1-5, NIV)

UNESCO Adopts Second Resolution Denying Jewish Ties To Jerusalem

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By JNS.org October 27, 2016

The United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee adopted a controversial resolution Wednesday that ignores Jewish and Christian ties to the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.

 

Meeting in Paris, the resolution titled “Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls” passed with 10 countries voting in favor, two opposing and eight abstaining. Only eight votes were needed to pass the resolution.

 

The resolution criticizes Israel’s actions around the Temple Mount, which it refers to solely by its Muslim names “Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif,” and defines it only as “a Muslim holy site of worship.”

 

The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism as the place of the First and Second Jewish Temples. The Second Temple also plays a significant role in Christianity and is mentioned in the New Testament.

 

The World Heritage Committee’s decision comes less than two weeks after the body’s 56-member Executive Committee passed a similar resolution also ignoring Jewish and Christian ties to the Temple Mount.

 

That measure was only adopted by a plurality (24 votes) and not a majority, as the largest number of countries (26) abstained from the vote after intense lobbying by Israel.

 

Later, Brazil and Mexico voiced regret over their “yes” vote and Italy, which abstained, also said it should have voted “no.”

 

Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama-Hacohen called the resolution “absurd.”

 

This is yet another absurd resolution against the state of Israel, the Jewish people and historical truth,” he said.

 

In a show of defiance, Shama-Hacohen threw a copy of the resolution in the trash.

 

“UNESCO’s vote on Jerusalem is a piece of rubbish, rightly dumped in the garbage can by our Ambassador!! Long live Jewish Jerusalem!!!” Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon wrote on Twitter.

 

LINK: http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=754#FOjcgu7AVBhbW50O.99

 

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Israel is being betrayed by nations around the world, just as the prophet Zechariah foretold. Notice that Brazil, Mexico and Italy “voiced their regret.” What does that mean for Christians? It’s a reminder that we must remain strong, without regret!

Keep watching …

Trump affirms Jerusalem as the capital of Israel!

For those who have “ears to hear” …

 

This is what the Lord Almighty says:

I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion,

and I am very angry with the nations that feel secure.'”

(Zechariah 1:14-15, NIV)

 

Trump Meets Netanyahu, Affirms Jerusalem as Capital

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departs a meeting with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sept. 25, 2016 in New York.

By Cathy Burke   |  

Sunday, 25 Sep 2016

Donald Trump met with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu privately at the GOP nominee’s Trump Tower on Sunday, vowing to “finally accept the longstanding congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel.”

In a statement from the Trump campaign, they also discussed “at length Israel’s successful experience with a security fence” – an issue Trump has made a cornerstone of his campaign – as well as “the nuclear deal with Iran, the battle against ISIS and many other regional security concerns.”

Netanyahu was accompanied to the meeting by Israel’s ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, and Trump was joined by his son-in-law Jared Kushner, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Netanyahu is scheduled to meet Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton later Sunday before flying back to Israel.

In the statement, Trump described U.S. military assistance to Israel as an “excellent investment,” and Middle East peace can only be achieved when “the Palestinians renounce hatred and violence and accept Israel as a Jewish State.”

LINK:  http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Donald-Trump-Israel-Benjamin-Netanyahu-Jerusalem/2016/09/25/id/750041/#ixzz4LN8bMf3p

 

PROPHECY CONNECTION:

“A prophecy: The word of the Lord concerning Israel.

“The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares: ‘I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.

“On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume all the surrounding peoples right and left, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place.

On that day the Lord will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the Lord going before them. On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.'”

(Zechariah 12:1-8, NIV)

Love and trust the Lord your God, and keep watching …

Israel and prophecy …

Miraculous signs manifesting in Israel in fulfillment of prophecy!

 

Miraculous Signs in Israel

(Borrowed from Clyde Snobelen’s “Miraculous Signs in Israel”)

Sign #1: The Diaspora

The Bible prophesied the Jewish diaspora. The Nation of Israel would dwell for many years outside of their country and promised land. After this time had elapsed they would return to their ancient possession. The predictions were exact and complete making the nation’s return a supernatural happening of our age. A modern miracle. They were dispersed for over 1,900 years. They are there again today.

Hosea 3:4-5 – “For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or idol. Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the LORD and to his blessings in the last days.”

Hosea 6:1 – “Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.”

To see the rest of the passage fulfilled, Israel needs only to turn to God. For David to become their king once again, there will be a resurrection from the dead.

Sign #2: The Return

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Bible passages predict the return of Israel to the land of Palestine. Here are only two.

Ezekiel 20:34 – “I will bring you from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered — with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with outpoured wrath.” 

Isaiah 11:11-12 NIV – “In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, from Hamath and from the islands of the sea. He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel; he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth.”

Sign #3: Buying back the land

The prophet Jeremiah prophesied about 600 years B.C. just as the nation of Judah was being destroyed and the people taken captive into the land of Babylon. He spoke of a day when Jews would once again purchase land within the ancient territory. That is precisely what returning Jews did, starting nearly a century ago – they bought back the land.

Jeremiah 32:44 NIV – “Fields will be bought for silver, and deeds will be signed, sealed and witnessed in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem, in the towns of Judah and in the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev, because I will restore their fortunes, declares the LORD.”

Sign #4: Israel – Reborn in a day

Israel, a nation that had not really existed as a separate nation for nearly 2,500 years, was declared a new sovereign state by an act of the United Nations on May 14, 1948. The nation was born in a day.

Isaiah 66:8 NIV – “Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labour than she gives birth to her children.”

Sign #5: The order of the return

The first returning Jews to Palestine came primarily from eastern Arab countries. The next major movement came from the western countries of Europe, especially Germany. Then they came in great numbers from Russia (north) during the end of the 1980’s. The last great migrations of Jews returning to Israel came from Ethiopia in the south. This precise order of return was predicted by Isaiah the prophet.

Isaiah 43:5-6,21 – “Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, `Give them up!’ and to the south, `Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth…”

“… the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.”

Psalm 107:2-3 NIV – “Let the redeemed of the LORD say this — those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.

Sign #6: A pure language

With the return of the nation, the ancient Hebrew language has been revived and become the official language of the state. Prior to this happening, the Jews spoke an impure form of the language called Yiddish. The return to a pure common language was again predicted by the prophets.

Zephaniah 3:8-10 KJV – “For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent. From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, [even] the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering”.

Sign #7: The shekel

After nearly 2,000 years the shekel has been reinstated as the common monetary unit in Israel, again, just as predicted.

Ezekiel 45:12-16 NIV – “The shekel is to consist of twenty gerahs. Twenty shekels plus twenty-five shekels plus fifteen shekels equal one mina…. All the people of the land will participate in this special gift for the use of the prince in Israel.”

Sign #8: Named cities of Israel

There are many cities in Israel that bear the ancient names of previous Jewish cities. Some of these that bear their Biblical identification include: Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, Nain, Bethany, Bethlehem, Hebron, Gaza, etc. Again, as the ancient nation was in the process of being destroyed, Ezekiel the prophet predicted that many of the ancient cities would, in fact, be re-inhabited and settled in the exact locations.

Ezekiel 36:11; 24 KJV – “And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better [unto you] than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD…. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.”

Sign #9: Cities excepted – never to be inhabited

Yeshua pronounced a curse on at least three cities within the land. These remain in ruins today.

Matthew 11:21-23 NIV – “Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.”

Sign #10: From desolation to productivity

The restoration of the agriculture and of the trees and forests of Israel has been another remarkable miracle. Scarcely 75 years ago, the land was a desolate waste, full of malarial swamps and deserts. Today the replanted forests are flourishing and the Israeli agricultural production is one of the great wonders of the world. This tiny country exports quality produce around the world. Should we say, “Again, just as predicted!”

Isaiah 26:6 NIV – “In days to come Jacob will take root, Israel will bud and blossom and fill all the world with fruit.”

Isaiah 35:1-2 NIV – “The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy….”

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For this is what the LordAlmighty says:

‘After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—

for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye— 

I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them. 

Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me.'”

(Zechariah 2:7-9, NIV)

Did You Know? (Part 4) The attack on 9/11 paralleled Assyria’s attack on ancient Israel!

The 9/11 Attack Paralleled Asyria’s Attack on Ancient Israel!

Sources: The Harbinger Companion and Bible Study and The Mystery of the Shemitah by Jonathan Cahn; Front Line / Charisma House Book Group; 2013); The NIV Study Bible; Zondervan; BibleGateway.com; christianity.about.com; BibleStudyTools.com; Washington File; CBS News; Voice of America)

“America is uniquely paralleled to ancient Israel in many ways. From its very conception it was built upon a biblical foundation and dedicated for God’s purposes, as was Israel…. Now, as with ancient Israel, it is falling away from that foundation.” — Jonathan Cahn

 

The divine revelation and insight given to Jonathan Cahn and explained through his books, The Harbinger: The Mystery That Holds the Secret to America’s Future (2012) and The Harbinger Companion (2013) begins with ancient history. Amazingly, God’s relationship with direct descendants of a man named Abraham and his wife Sarah – known as the Israelites – is connected in amazing ways with modern-day America.

  • The nation of Israel was founded on principles that were given to them by the Lord God to keep them physically, mentally and spiritually safe from evil. The Hebrew Torah (the first 5 books of the Bible’s Old Testament) was written to remind the nation of those boundaries. In return for their adherence to those laws, God promised to provide a supernatural hedge of protection from their enemies.

When the Pilgrims and Puritans first came to America, they intended to establish a nation that would be governed by the principles given to the Israelites by the prophet, Moses, and recorded in the Bible. Later, when George Washington was inaugurated President of the United States of America in the first capitol city of New York, he led members of the first Congress to St. Paul’s Church and prayed for God’s hedge of protection around the fledgling nation.

  • God called the Israelites “a stiff-necked people” because they became DEFIANT and insisted on following their own desires rather than faithfully adhering to the basic principles that God had given them to keep them safe. The Lord God foretold through his prophets that the nation would choose to worship false gods that were revered by peoples who surrounded them geographically. They would fall away and resent the hedge of God’s supernatural protection.

For centuries, Americans (collectively) made a conscious effort to establish and adhere to laws of governance based on the principles given to the Israelites by their God. Their leaders looked to the Lord God for supernatural help during times of attack from surrounding nations who demonstrated aggression and DEFIANCE. And America was largely protected from the evil that threatened the nation as a whole. But eventually, individuals began falling away, resenting and abusing those laws.

In response to their DEFIANCE, the Lord God would allow terrorists from Assyria to breach the hedge of divine protection and attack the Israelites. In response to their DEFIANCE, the Lord God would allow terrorist descendants of the ancient Assyrians to breach the hedge of divine protection and attack Americans!

In 732 B.C., the northern kingdom of Israel was attacked by Assyrian terrorists. A majority of the direct descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were captured and dispersed throughout the known world. (These people are often referred to as “the lost tribes of Israel.”) The descendants of Jacob – primarily from the tribes of JUDAH and Benjamin, who remained could have humbled themselves returned to live within the hedge of God’s protection. Instead they were DEFIANT. The prophet Isaiah recorded their collective response:

They said “with pride and arrogance of heart”:

“The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed [gazit in Hebrew] stone;
the fig trees [sycamores] have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars [erez in Hebrew].”   (Isaiah 9:10)

On September 11, 2001, descendants of ancient Assyrian terrorists – who spoke the ancient language of the Assyrians – attacked America and destroyed the World Trade Center, in New York City – symbol of America’s rise as a superpower. That plot of real estate became known as “Ground Zero.”

At one corner of “Ground Zero” sits a little, old chapelSt. Paul’s Church, where George Washington and members of the first American congress had prayed for God’s protection. As the bricks of the towers around it fell, St. Paul’s Church was protected BY AN ADJACENT SYCAMORE TREE!

On September 12, 2001, America’s Congress gathered in Washington D.C. (the capitol city after NYC) to issue a formal response to the devastating attack the day before that had so dramatically changed the lives of thousands of Americans. Tom Daschle spoke on behalf of the nation.

Here is a portion of his statement:

“This joint resolution we lay down today condemns yesterday’s attacks, expresses our sympathy for the victims, and our support for the President as Commander-in-Chief. The world should know that the members of both parties, in both houses, stand united in this: the full resources of our government will be brought to bear in aiding the search and rescue, and in hunting down those responsible, and those who may have aided or harbored them.

“Nothing can replace the losses that have been suffered. I know that there is only the smallest measure of inspiration that can be taken from this devastation. But there is a passage in the Bible, from Isaiah, that I think speaks to all of us at times like this. ‘The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.’
That is what we will do. ­We will rebuild and we will recover.

Tom Daschle was completely unaware of the pattern of judgment that had befallen ancient Israel AFTER they had defiantly vowed to rebuild what had been destroyed, using stronger materials (replacing bricks made of clay and straw with hewn stone), and to recover by replanting stronger trees (replacing sycamores with cedars). In the days, months and years following the 9/11 attacks, three words from Isaiah 9:10 were repeated again and again by American leaders – “We WILL rebuild.” According to Jonathan Cahn, “It was the reenactment of an ancient mystery – and bore the most grave of consequences.”
This is what happened next …

THE “GAZIT” STONE: America’s first act of rebuilding after the 9/11 attacks was to cut a 20-ton rectangular block of garnet-flecked granite from the Adirondak mountainside in upstate New York. It was professionally hewn and ceremoniously placed at Ground Zero on July 4th, 2004 as a cornerstone for the “Freedom Tower” that would eventually rise in DEFIANCE of America’s enemies … and God’s protection.

*Striking down the brick buildings had been an act of divine judgment. Remember the Israelite’s vow to replace the fallen bricks with quarried “gazit” stone?

THE “EREZ” TREE: The fallen sycamore tree – symbolic of God’s blessings — that had shielded St. Paul’s Church from destruction, was uprooted (just as the sycamores in Israel were uprooted by the Assyrians). A bronze statue of the sycamore’s root system was placed at the end of Wall Street – the symbol of financial and economic power. In 2003, a tree was lowered by crane into the precise spot where the fallen sycamore had stood. It was ceremoniously labeled, “The Tree of Hope.”

*The Isaiah prophecy reads: “The sycamores have been cut down, but we will plant cedars in their place.” The sycamore at Ground Zero was replaced with a tree that’s called “erez” in Hebrew. In English it is translated “cedar.”

Jonathan Cahn explains that “harbingers” such as these are warnings from God to return to him or face judgment. But there are few signs that America’s leaders (collectively) are moving in that direction.

Funny thing … The “gazit” that was supposed to act as the “cornerstone” for the Freedom Tower was quietly trucked to Long Island in 2006. It apparently didn’t fit the revamped architectural plans. And the “erez” tree – the tree of hope – withered and died just two years after it was replanted at Ground Zero.

It’s also interesting to note that Jonathan Cahn has labeled The Eighth Harbinger, The Utterance.” He explains: “Simply stated, following a calamity caused by God lifting His hedge of protection on a backslidden nation, a nation’s leaders respond with public DEFIANCE. They boast of their country’s resolve and power. They speak of a nation DEFIANT and determined to emerge stronger than ever. THE VOW GIVES VOICE TO A NATIONAL SPIRIT AND SEALS THE NATION’S COURSE.

Here are some of the “utterances” spoken by America’s leaders concerning the calamity of 9/11:

GEORGE W. BUSH (President of the United States in 2001): “The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. … These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people have been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.”

RUDY GIULIANI (former Mayor of New York City): “People tonight should say a prayer for the people we’ve lost, and be grateful that we’re all here. Tomorrow, New York is going to be here, and we’re going to rebuild, and we’re going to be stronger than we were before.”

GEORGE PATAKIi: (New York Governor): “Today, we, the heirs of that revolutionary spirit of defiance, lay this cornerstone and unmistakably signal to the world the unwavering strength of this nation, and our resolve to fight for freedom.”

JOHN EDWARDS: (Senator and 2004 candidate for Vice President of the U.S.): “Good morning. Today, on this day of remembrance and mourning [the 3rd anniversary of 9/11], we have the Lord’s Word to get us through: “The bricks have fallen, but we will rebuild with dressed stones. The sycamores have been cut down but we will plant cedars in their place.

Senator Edwards had no clue that the words he had quoted were actually spoken by a DEFIANT, STIFF-NECKED PEOPLE – the Israelites!

In his first State of the Union address in 2009, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA arrived at the pinnacle of his speech: “But while our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken, though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, I want every American to know this: We will rebuild. We will recover. And the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.

President Obama’s comments were not only in response to what the country had endured following the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001. They followed the close of a Shemitah year and the greatest stock market crash in U.S. history.

So what’s the Shemitah all about?

Coming Next: Do You Know About the Mystery of the Shemitah?

 

Part 1: https://prophecyconnections.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/did-you-know-america-uniquely-parallels-ancient-israel-part-1/

Part 2: https://prophecyconnections.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/did-you-know-part-2-god-warned-ancient-israel-before-its-destruction/

Part 3: https://prophecyconnections.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/did-you-know-part-3-america-has-been-receiving-judgment-warnings-from-god/

 

Did You Know? (Part 3) America has been receiving judgment warnings from God!

“America is uniquely paralleled to ancient Israel in many ways. From its very conception it was built upon a biblical foundation and dedicated for God’s purposes, as was Israel…. Now, as with ancient Israel, it is falling away from that foundation.”

— Jonathan Cahn

America Uniquely Parallels Ancient Israel!

(Part 3)

Part 1: https://prophecyconnections.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/did-you-know-america-uniquely-parallels-ancient-israel-part-1/

Part 2: https://prophecyconnections.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/did-you-know-part-2-god-warned-ancient-israel-before-its-destruction/

DID YOU KNOW?

  •   There is an ancient pattern of judgment that God uses when a nation becomes deaf to his call for a sincere attitude of humility and repentence.

A nation that has been founded on the Word of God will receive a series of warnings (“harbingers”) before judgment finally falls upon that nation’s deaf ears. Because God does not want anyone to perish (2 Peter 3:9), he gives grace to the nation at first. Then a template begins to emerge, which becomes more severe in pattern and progression as the warnings are ignored. This pattern was demonstrated within the recorded family history of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and their descendants — the Hebrews (see Parts 1 and 2 of this series).

  • Instead of humbling themselves before their God, the ancient Hebrews became defiant, and after God sent the king of Babylon to destroy their temple in Jerusalem, they said “with pride and arrogance of heart”:

“The bricks have fallen down,
    but we will rebuild with dressed stone;
the fig trees have been felled,
    but we will replace them with cedars.” (Isaiah 9:10)

So the remnant – those left behind after Assyria attacked the northern kingdom’s capital, Samaria – was defiant rather than humbled. They rebuilt with quarried stone and strong wood from cedar trees. But their kingdom was never restored. Instead of “Israel” the region became known as “Samaria” – a melting pot for immigrants.

DID YOU KNOW?

  •  God has been issuing warnings of impending judgment on America, which parallel those issued to ancient Israel — through inspired messages spoken and written by a modern-day Jewish rabbi.

Jonathan Cahn, author of books and DVDs on this subject, is the son of immigrants — his father escaped the Holocaust in Germany and his mother escaped the Russian czar. Both of his parents were scientists.

Jonathan attended synagogue from an early age, but he questioned what he was being taught and became an atheist at the age of 8. When he was 13, he became disillusioned with atheism and started searching for answers to the questions that haunted his thoughts. He began reading books on religion, the supernatural, the occult, etc. until he came across The Late, Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey. That book led him to begin searching for truth in the Old Testament of the Bible. After a long search he came to the conclusion that ancient prophecies prove Yeshua, Jesus, is the only person who could be the Jewish Messiah.

Now Jonathan leads the Jerusalem Center / Beth Israel in Wayne, New Jersey, as well as Hope of the World ministries, an international outreach dedicated to spreading God’s word and love around the globe.

Shortly after 9/11/2001, Jonathan was led to read about the Assyrian strike on ancient Israel and to the key scripture that became the focus of his divinely inspired book, The Harbinger“The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.” (Isaiah 9:10). The Harbinger uses a fictional format to reveal spiritual truths to as many people as possible. Jonathan claims that the words would stream onto his computer whenever he sat down to write, as though they had already existed before he typed them.

The book was finished in four months of writing in his spare time. But then he had a problem. He had never written a book before and had no idea how to go about getting it published. But he had no doubt that The Harbinger was from God, so he committed the dilemma to the Lord.

Less than a week after Jonathan finished writing the book, he was  on his way to speak at a Christian gathering in Dallas, Texas. During a lay-over in Charlotte, North Carolina, he sat in the airport and bowed his head to pray that the hand of God would intercede for his purposes and glory alone. When he opened his eyes, a man sitting next to him started a conversation. All of a sudden the man’s demeanor changed, and he began saying that Jonathan was going to publish a book that was “of the Lord.” He foretold that everything in Jonathan’s life was about to change and that he would be known across the land.

The entire encounter paralleled a scene in The Harbinger, which Jonathan had just written, concerning a man who was told by a stranger that he would write a book warning of judgment falling upon America! Hubie Synn was the name of the man who gave that prophecy to Jonathan. He is the same man who spoke to David Tyree before the Super Bowl game in 2008 between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.

The prophetic word given to David Tyree foretold that he would be given a platform to share the gospel. What followed was nothing less than miraculous. At a key turning point in the game, Tyree jumped into the air, grabbed the football thrown by Eli Manning, pinned it against his helmet and was tackled as he returned to the ground. The play became known as the greatest in Super Bowl history!

David Tyree later wrote a book, and in it he mentioned Hubie Synn, the man who gave him the prophecy. Because of that, Hubie Synn had a connection with the founder and CEO of Charisma Media, publisher of Frontline books, Steve Strang. Hubie sent word to Steve about his encounter in the Charlotte airport “with a Jewish man bearing a message for America.”  That  led to a meeting with Strang, who published The Harbinger in 2012, and within the first week of its release, it became a national bestseller.

Funny thing … Hubie Synn was not supposed to be in the Charlotte airport at the moment he sat down alongside the Jewish man whose head was bowed in prayer. But because of bad weather, his flight had been postponed several times, so he was at last placed on Jonathan’s flight and had felt moved to speak words to him from the Lord!

I feel it’s important to share this amazing testimony with my readers before we delve any deeper into the detailed information revealed within the pages of Jonathan Cahn’s books — The Harbinger, The Harbinger Companion and Bible Study, and The Mystery of the Shemitah — so that YOU will understand why I have felt such a sense of urgency to help Rabbi Jonathan Cahn spread the words that God obviously wants all Americans to hear.

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit” is saying to America and to the world.

Sources: The Harbinger Companion and Bible Study by Jonathan Cahn; Front Line / Charisma House Book Group; 2013); The NIV Study Bible; Zondervan; 1984)

Coming Next: Did You Know? … The attack on 9/11 paralleled Assyria’s attack on ancient Israel!

Did you know? (Part 2) God warned ancient Israel before its destruction!

“America is uniquely paralleled to ancient Israel in many ways. From its very conception it was built upon a biblical foundation and dedicated for God’s purposes, as was Israel…. Now, as with ancient Israel, it is falling away from that foundation.”

— Jonathan Cahn

America Uniquely Parallels Ancient Israel!

(Part 2)

DID YOU KNOW?

  • God gives adequate warning before releasing judgment upon a nation.

There is an ancient pattern of judgment that God uses when a nation becomes deaf to his call for repentance. “Repentance” means to sincerely turn away from focus on self, which has taken control of the mind and heart, and to turn toward God with an attitude of humility.

A nation that has been founded on the Word of God will receive a series of warnings (“harbingers”) before judgment finally falls upon that nation’s deaf ears. Because God does not want anyone to perish (2 Peter 3:9), he gives grace to the nation at first. Then a template begins to emerge, which becomes more severe in pattern and progression as the warnings are ignored.

God’s promise of protection from threats to Israel’s security and existence is recorded in Leviticus 26:6-11, but it begins with a condition: 3 “‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands … [THEN] 6 I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country. You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you….  9 I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you. 10 You will still be eating last year’s harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new. 11 I will put my dwelling place [the temple] among you, and I will not abhor you.’”

The Lord God reminds the Israelites of what he did for their ancestors: “‘13 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.’” Then he lays out the consequences of disobedience: 

14 “‘But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands, 15 and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant, 16 then I will do this to you: I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and sap your strength. You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it. 17 I will set my face against you so that you will be defeated by your enemies …

18 “‘If after all this you will not listen to me 19 I will break down your stubborn pride … your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of your land yield their fruit….

21 “‘If you remain hostile toward me and refuse to listen to me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over, as your sins deserve.

23 “‘If in spite of these things you do not accept my correction but continue to be hostile toward me, 24 I myself will be hostile toward you …25 And I will bring the sword on you … I will send a plague among you, and you will be given into enemy hands. 26 When I cut off your supply of bread … You will eat, but you will not be satisfied.

27 “‘If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me, 28 then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over…. 30 I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars and pile your dead bodies on the lifeless forms of your idols, and I will abhor you. 31 I will turn your cities into ruins and lay waste your sanctuaries, and I will take no delight in the pleasing aroma of your offerings. 32 I myself will lay waste the land, so that your enemies who live there will be appalled.’”

  •  God issued warnings of impending judgment to ancient Israel (the northern kingdom) by supernaturally “speaking” to the nation, collectively, through his chosen prophets.

 “‘If after all this you will not listen to me (Leviticus 26:33)  I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins.36As for those of you who are left, I will make their hearts so fearful in the lands of their enemies that the sound of a windblown leaf will put them to flight…. you will not be able to stand before your enemies. 38 You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you. 39 Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their ancestors’ sins they will waste away.’”

Verse 39 speaks to “those who are left” — The Lord God has ALWAYS left a remnant of Jacob’s direct descendants in the promised land. But the majority of the 10 tribes who lived in the northern kingdom, after the promised land was divided in two (931 BC; read about it in 1 Kings 11-14), were carried off to Assyria in 732 BC and their descendants were scattered among the nations.

After the kingdom of Israel was destroyed, only the kingdom of JUDAH (the Jews) remained, along with the First Temple built by David’s fourth son, Solomon. And the prophets kept reminding the Jews of God’s promise about repentance:

40 “‘But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors—their unfaithfulness and their hostility toward me, 41 which made me hostile toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies—then when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they pay for their sin, 42 I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.’”

However, the Jews DID NOT confess their sins and repent. THEREFORE, the Lord God brought King Nebuchadnezzar against them, and the majority of citizens who inhabited the southern kingdom were carried off into captivity in Babylon for 70 years (as foretold by the prophet Jeremiah). In addition to the destruction of their capital city, Jerusalem, King Solomon’s Temple was also destroyed.

In the aftermath of the temple’s destruction, the Lord God sent a prophetic message of hope to the Jews:

“‘Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali [the northern kingdom], but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations… 

The people walking in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
    a light has dawned….
6 For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.’” (Isaiah 9:1-7)

 God promised that a Savior who would appear in Galilee to reign over David’s kingdom [his descendants] and restore justice and righteousness forever!

BUT THE JEWS (collectively) BECAME EVEN MORE DEFIANT! And they said “with pride and arrogance of heart”:

“The bricks have fallen down,
    but we will rebuild with dressed stone;
the fig trees have been felled,
    but we will replace them with cedars.” (Isaiah 9:10)

So they DID rebuild the temple — with quarried stone in place of bricks reinforced with straw, and with strong wood from cedars rather than from fig trees. Eventually King Herod took over the project and increased the Second Temple’s magnificence! … But in 70AD, that temple was also destroyed and once again, the Jews were scattered among the nations.

(BUT they were regathered after World War II and returned to their homeland in 1948 — just as the prophet Ezekiel foretold!)

 

AND, DID YOU KNOW?

  •  God has been issuing warnings of impending judgment on America through messages spoken and written by a modern-day Jewish rabbi.  (We’ll be meeting him in the next post.)

Sources: The Harbinger Companion and Bible Study by Jonathan Cahn; Front Line / Charisma House Book Group; 2013); The NIV Study Bible; Zondervan; 1984); christianity.about.com; BibleStudyTools.com; BibleGateway.com

Coming Next: Did You Know? … America has been receiving judgment warnings from God!