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Amos 7:17, “Therefore thus says Yahweh: ‘Your wife shall be a harlot in the city; your sons and daughters shall fall by the sword; your land shall be divided by survey line; you shall die in a defiled land; and Israel shall surely be led away captive from his own land.’”
Zechariah 12, “The burden of the word of Yahweh against Israel. Thus says Yahweh, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: 2“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. 3And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. 4In that day,” says Yahweh, “I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. 5And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in Yahweh of hosts, their Mighty One.’ 6In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place—Jerusalem.
7“Yahweh will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall not become greater than that of Judah. 8In that day Yahweh will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like the Almighty, like the Angel of Yahweh before them. 9It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. 11In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. 12And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; 13the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves; 14all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.”
Zechariah 14:2, “For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.”
Joel 3:2, “I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.”
Here’s my assumption today. The nations of the world, and their leaders, are more stupid than a box of rocks. The United Nations of the world recently voted to upgrade the status of the so-called Palestinian state at the U.N. This act of stupidity will lead to the further division of the land of Israel and Jerusalem. Even a box of rocks knows better than to do something so stupid. You see, what these stupid nations don’t realize is that the Promised Land of Israel doesn’t actually belong to the Israelis, or to the United Nations, or to the so-called Palestinians, it belongs to Yahweh, our Creator. Yahweh gave the Promised Land to Israel as a wedding gift of love. Notice that in Joel 3:2 above, Yahweh states it is His Land. Yahweh created the planet, which includes the Promised Land, and it will always be His Land. Psalm 24:1, “The earth is Yahweh’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.”
Many people on the planet have heard of the word Armageddon. Those who have not soon will. What these stupid nations don’t realize is that what they are doing is fulfilling Yahweh’s ancient prophecies in the Holy Scriptures. The nations of the world are leading themselves and the rest of humanity toward a great battle in Israel, Armageddon. Unfortunately for the stupid nations that hate Israel and her Mighty One, the stupid nations of the world lose the Battle of Armageddon. You can read about this great end-time battle of the world in Ezekiel 39 and Revelation 19:1-20:6. What’s fascinating to me about this battle, is that after being crushed, then experiencing real peace and prosperity for 1,000 years, these same stupid nations of the world will be deceived again by Satan and try the same stupid war again. You can read about the final great Battle of Armageddon, which will occur in about 1,000 years from now, in Ezekiel 38 and Revelation 20:7ff.
What’s sad is that even after 1,000 years of peaceful living in an almost perfect world with Yeshua ruling in righteousness from Jerusalem, humans will again vote for Satan and his evil way, and turn against Yahweh one last time. But even that is good news, because Yahweh will FINALLY destroy Satan after that last Battle of Armageddon and judge the stupid box of rocks humans.
Unfortunately for Israel and believers, we will be knocked around for a few more years, but remember that all this stupid action leads to the JESUS ADVENT 2.0!! What we know for now is that many groups of people want Jerusalem, the Vatican, the Muslims, the Jews, and even some Christians want a piece of Jerusalem. Not one of these groups will be happy with the results of the surveyors’ dividing work. The fireworks in Israel are just beginning. Daniel 9:26c, “And till the end of the war desolations are determined.” Trust me, Yahweh considers a divided Jerusalem and Israel a desolation. Watch and pray for Yeshua’s soon return.
Gene Benjamin II
December 1, 2012 CE