Watchmen from Jerusalem, Issue 2, 2009
Biblical examples of God judging nations...
according to Genesis 12:3a is seen in the following scriptures.
God, knowing the Egyptians would turn against Abraham's seed, said,
...they shall afflict them 400 years. And that nation, whom they shall serve, I will judge... (Gen 15:13-14a).
He says Idumea is
the people of My curse, ripe for judgment, because
it is the day of LORD's vengeance, the year of recom-penses for the controversy of Zion. (Isa. 34:5-8, cp. 41:11-12)
Isaiah 49:22-26 is being fulfilled today. Gentile believers help Jews come home, and God's judgment falls on Israel's enemies.
...I will contend with him that contends with you... I will feed them that oppress you with their own flesh; they shall be drunken with their own blood... We have seen the Palestinians
drunken with their own blood, rejoicing over their sons and daughters blowing themselves up to kill Jews and please Allah.
Also in the context of Israel's end time regathering, her King declares that
the nation and kingdom that will not serve you [Israel] shall perish; yes, those nations shall be utterly wasted. (Isa. 60:12; cp. Zech. 12:9) What is your nation doing?
In Jeremiah 30:12-15, God says Israel deserves punishment for her sin. Yet right after that, He warns those who dare touch her, declaring,
all that devour you shall be devoured; ...They that spoil you shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon you will I give for a prey. (30:16; cp. 2:3)
Jeremiah 50-51 reveals that God judged Babylon based on how she dealt with Israel.
Because you were glad, because you rejoiced, you destroyers of My heritage... (50:10-11);
I will render unto Babylon...all their evil they have done in Zion in your sight, says LORD (51:24);
As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth. (51:49) Since so much of what the Book of Revelation says about end-time Babylon's destruction comes from Jeremiah 50-51, might the same also happen to the Babylon in Revelation because of her rage against Jerusalem?
Ezekiel names many nations who are judged because of how they have dealt with Israel: the Ammonites celebrated Israel's misfortune (25:1-7). This sounds like many Palestinians and other zealous "good" Muslims whenever a terror attack succeeds here.
Edom is a spiritual root of Islam.
Because Edom has dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has greatly offended...I will lay My vengeance upon Edom by the hand of My people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to My anger and...My fury; and they shall know My vengeance, saith the Lord GOD. (25:12-14)
The Palestinians claim descent from the ancient Philistines. Whether true or not, spiritually there is a definite likeness.
Because the Philistines...have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy [Israel] for the old hatred... I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes... (Ezek 25:15-17a)
God threatened to judge Egypt because she was an unfaithful ally to Israel. (Ezek. 29:3-7) This should make all Israel's modern so-called "friends" shake with holy dread.
God says that speaking against His mountains, the mountains of Israel (Judea and Samaria with Jerusalem in the middle) is blasphemy! (Ezek. 35:10-13) Nations that call this area
the occupied territories, are blaspheming, bringing themselves into the
valley of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3:1-2), the place of God's righteous judgment.
God says that when He restores Israel to her land,
they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise [curse] them round about them; and they shall know I am LORD their God. (Ezek. 28:25-26) So God's judgments on Israel's enemies are linked with Israel's spiritual salvation. (Rom. 11:26; cp. Zech. 12:9 with 12:10)
Table of Contents
- God's judgment, Israel & the nations
- Biblical examples of God judging nations...
- Modern proof of this biblical truth
- US Pres. Obama's administration & Israel
- Israeli Elections
- Bibi and Obama - Round 1
- Peace, Peace, yet...
- A Palestinian state but no to a Jewish state
- What will it take...