Saturday, August 18, 2012

First of Elul and Deliverance from Enemies

1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 3Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. . . . 6And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD. . . . 11Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies. 12Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 13I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. (Psalm 27:1-14 edited)

Every day during the month of Elul, the Jews recite Psalm 27. They relate to the reality of enemies encamped against them as in the time of king David. The Jews living in Israel have supplied their bomb shelters with gas masks for everyone. The IDF is prepared for war, and their ambassadors have announced it will be soon, in a matter of weeks, not months, that they will attack Iran's nuclear facilities.
According to my understanding of King Yeshua's return on September 16th on Feast of Trumpets this year, there's less than four weeks left. Israel's government is not waiting for the US to okay their military actions, they are waiting upon the LORD and His perfect timing. Their worship of Elohim will give them confidence and strength to believe He will deliver them from their enemies all around them. After Israel's pre-emptive attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, President Obama will side with his Muslim buddies at the UN and agree to boots on the ground against Israel.
Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. Put you in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. (Joel 3:12-16)

The US and the world have seen numerous “acts of God” devastate their lands the last year as they've snubbed Israel, but it will get worse.

And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightning; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were on the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give to her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell on men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great. (Rev. 16:16-21)

And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great wine press of the wrath of God. And the wine press was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the wine press, even to the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. (Rev. 14:19-20)

The Valley of Megiddo is in the southwest of the Jezreel Valley. The Jezreel Valley covers an area of 380 sq. km or 236 sq. miles. 16,000 furlongs is about 200 square miles. Megiddo means “rendevous” from the root gadad which means “assembly of troops”.  Jezreel means “El sows,” and so El will harvest the heathen troops there, and their blood will cover the valley up to five feet in some places.

And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look on me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. (Zechariah 12:10-11)

When Christ returns, heathen armies will be in the Jezreel Valley, and they will be crushed by large hail stones thus causing the valley to turn to a lake of blood. Then the glory of our LORD will rend the darkness of the skies, and everyone will see the sacrifcial Lamb, our Savior, return as Yeshua, the Lion of Judah. Yeshua will call to those who believe Him to join Him in the air. So be ready to say, “Yes, LORD,” when He calls, and don't look back to the things of this world like Lot's wife did. Be prepared.

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