Watchmen from Jerusalem, Issue 1, 2011
Shalom from Zion,
When God called us as watchmen, He gave us specific directions about what to watch. As in Jeremiah 1:12, we are to watch Him as He watches over His word to fulfill it here in Israel and to declare what we see wherever He sends us. We do that in this newsletter and by other means in which we teach the Word.
Today, there are worldwide economic shakings, shiftings of international alliances, wars and threats of wars, nuclear weapons in the hands of rogue nations, weird weather, massive floods, major earthquakes, eruptions, etc. Yet what brings global unity is condemnation of Jews building homes in Jerusalem.
God is fulfilling His prophetic Word now!
Here are some prophecies we see coming to pass today.
The LORD is building Jerusalem. He is gathering together the outcasts of Israel. This is strikingly true since 1967, when God saw fit to return all of Jerusalem to Israeli rule in a defensive war. Since then, over 300,000 Jews have settled in a Jerusalem liberated from nineteen years of Islamic occupation. Many of these Jews made aliyah - immigrated from exile - a fulfillment of the second part of this verse. Israel's total Jewish population, around 600,000 in 1948, is more than 6,000,000 today.
This is also part of God's/Israel's land that the world calls "occupied". Yet as this verse declares, God is planting His people "again" in Samaria. Shiloh is here, where the Ark of the Covenant remained for four hundred years - even longer than in Jerusalem.
, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn you. Again I will build you…upon the mountains of Samaria…
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people around it, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. Judah, or Judea, is another part of God's land the world wants Israel to leave. Yet this verse says Jews will be in both Judea and Jerusalem as God makes Israel's capital a trap for the nations. Picture it like this: God as Matador; the world as the bull; Jerusalem, as God's red cape! This bull will end up dead once it charges the red cape.
It shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. (Zech. 12:9)
This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come. This is being fulfilled daily as multitudes all over the world are hearing the good news of God's kingdom. Massive numbers of Chinese, Indians, Vietnamese, Iranians, Nigerians, and many other people groups are trusting Yeshua. And there are more Jewish believers today, and increasing daily, than at any other time since the book of Acts.
Table of Contents
- God is fulfilling His prophetic Word now!
- What is the world's reaction to this?
- What should our reaction be?
- The paradigm shifts away from Israel
- Delegitimizing Israel
- The Jerusalem Post's Khaled Abu Toameh…
- A unilateral declaration of a Palestinian State…
- Does Israel have any real allies today?
- Peace? With whom?
- Anti-aliyah - the Palestinian "right of return"
- WikiLeaks & Iran
- Prophetic insight