Sheepdog 1.25: Jewish case-making
When I run out of ideas, I jump back into the research. I was watching Bryan Denlinger’s channel and I was looking for… something. That’s when he mentioned Israel and the Jewish people, and a certain light bulb went off in my head, and I knew that this was an area that the Lord was leading me to. Specifically, that is to defend the nation of Israel and to defend the Jewish people.
There is the Scriptural defense and there is also the practical (or extra-biblical) defense. Sometimes I like to phrase the topic in terms of a sarcastic question. In this case, the question is “what’s the deal with UN and leftists holding Israel to a ruthlessly far higher standard than they hold her enemies to?”
I know that the Israel government is somewhat compromised and the military isn’t totally innocent, but come on. This is a nation that has for thousands of years been surrounded by a multitude of enemies who hate them. There has long been a Vatican agenda to demonize Israel, blame her people for all the worlds’ problems, and to evict them from the land. That land belongs to the Jewish people.
1 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Israel and the Jews remain alive and viable after thousands of years of genocide. God does judge Israel and often He will allow her enemies a victory over her. Israel was conquered and deported by Assyria, and shortly after the same happened to Judah via Babylon. Previously, I wrote on how all Jews are Israelis, yet not all Israelis are Jews. I contend, as a matter of Scripture and other evidence that the Israeli people are much larger globally than the mere 25 million who are mostly in modern Israel, America, and Europe. That’s a very interesting study, although it’s not our focus here. I mention it because there is an implication for the re-blooming of Israel and expansion in her population.
I’ve also alluded to how America’s destiny is entwined with Israel’s, and this is one of 2 (in my estimation) major factors why America hasn’t been burned yet. We do have many faithful Christians who haven’t turned angrily against God, and there is also the fact that historically America has always sided with Israel. This policy has only been overturned recently by Barack Hussein Obama, who hates Israel and hates Christians.
Back to those 3 lines, God blesses those who bless Israel, and he curses those who curse Israel. This is not a get rick quick scheme. It’s not a prosperity gospel, it’s simply a good idea and a nice thing to do (blessing Israel; not the cursing part). How do we bless Israel?
Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
Well, how about that! I can pray for the peace of Jerusalem. I pray for Israel and Jerusalem with a heavy, grieving heart, because I know those prayers are necessary and that prophecy must come to pass nevertheless. There is a corollary, and I pray that Jerusalem be not divided. During this month of September Surprise, the international media is widely reporting that France and UN intend to introduce a resolution giving recognition to a Palestinian state.
Recall that vicious leftist double standard. The United Nations’ favorite game is the “everybody hates and blames Israel” game. Geopolitics reveals part of the answer why, and another part is pure racism. Leftists are some of the most racially-minded and racist people on the planet. Back to geopolitics, so we have about 170 nations. Pretty much every nation is protected from criticism because they have someone fighting for them at the UN Security Council level. France and Britain are in love with Islam, so they won’t allow any criticism of those countries. America, for the first time, is probably not going to block/veto that resolution. Now we have a situation where UN and US want to divide the land of Jerusalem. This is terrible and ominous, and it’s as if UN and US are shaking their fist angrily at the heavens and saying “please burn us.”
UN will seek to divide Israel and Jerusalem. Unfortunately, the cowardly regime of US will help them. I believe that this will result in a devastating judgment upon the former United State. How chilling would that be if the American land gets literally divided as a result of seeking to divide Israel? What I’m talking about is the New Madrid Seismic Zone along the Mississippi river. This is a seismic zone that is so large (20x larger than San Andreas) that they can’t even call it only a fault line. That division wouldn’t be the worst of our problems, either, since a mega-quake (seismos) of that scale would probably be an 11.0 or greater. We are talking about a mega-quake that turns America into a third world country in practically an instant.
There are other factors such as fracking and launching high-pressure chemicals into the earth to break rocks and force loose oil (that is an approximation of the fracking process, not totally precise). Then folks wonder why there are random, unprecedented earthquakes in Oklahoma (Oklahoma is NOT earthquake country. That would be Alabama. Oklahoma is tornado country). Then you see these sinkholes popping up in places like Florida. Near the top of this series, I argued that the mystery booms are most likely a result of rapid expansion of deep Undercity network construction. I also wrote about how this American mega-quake prophecy started haunting me and got stuck in my head before I became a Christian, and I received the Holy Ghost shortly after all that started.
I finished reading the Book of Acts yesterday, and I’ll organize a brief study for that later on. The epistle to the Romans follows that book, and this I will read next. It contains many verses and insights for Israel, the Jews, and for Jewish case-making. One of them is the following, that yes the Jews are hostile to the gospel, but they are still our spiritual family and we ought to bless them and defend them.
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
Think about it like this: Barack Hussein Obama, and the Islamofascists, and the United Nations, they all despise Israel, so automatically I have at least one very good reason to take the opposite position and support Israel. There are other, better reasons to defend Israel. This parallels my support for Trump. Originally, my thoughts on Trump’s candidacy were like, eh, whatever. I didn’t think much of him, and unfortunately I internalized a little bit the media’s line that it was some kind of a publicity stunt for revenue-boosting. This narrative has collapsed and it didn’t hold up under closer examination. I reverse engineered my support for Trump after I figured out how much the political-media industrial complex despises him and wants him out of their way. If all those villains and leftist industries hate him, then that’s a candidate I can support.
There is a not insignificant number of people who hate Israel, and they believe that everything is a Jewish conspiracy. How about they shut up? The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, per my understanding, was literature produced by Jesuits that conspired to blame and scapegoat Israel and the Jewish people for various policies of globalism. These guys are smart, after all, and it kinda worked. World War I devastated Europe, and Hitler was able to stir a bunch of idiots into an anti-Semitic mass mob frenzy on which he built much of his political base. That literature also had the effect of smearing all or most conspiracies as supposedly anti-Semitic in nature. I do believe that Zionism is influential at the higher levels of power elite culture, but that is only one branch of that ancient family tree. Zionism is primarily an ideology of racial supremacy, but again, we are talking about a power elite minority within a minority.
As we get closer to the boomers, the Lord is compelling me to turn my focus to Israel and the Jewish people. I also happen to live in a predominantly Jewish-American town, where I’ve lived most of my life. Likewise, the Book of Revelation teaches that during this time of Jacob’s trouble, the Lord is turning his focus back on Israel. He will reform them and deal with Israel, and He intends to preserve a remnant for Himself. The Book of Job actually foreshadows that great tribulation of Israel in many ways. The time of great tribulation is mainly a description, and it’s not designated as a title of an event the way that “the Exodus” is an event. It is more accurately stated as the time of Jacob’s trouble.
Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
Keeping in mind my study on global Israel, there are definitely some very interesting prophecies that are yet to fulfill. One of these has already started (mass migration and re-population of Israel), but history reveals that prophecies usually occur in stages. Within the same prophecy, then, you are likely to see part one manifest in say 1967, and another part occur in say 2015. That is just a generic example.
Isaiah 14:1 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
Sometimes I come up with snappy slogans. One of them is “til 2016 or 2060” which is mainly an illustration. What I do is game theorize in terms of different scenarios that are all plausible and viable within the general flow of Scripture. The 2060 scenario would involve probation of perhaps 40 years (common in the Book of Judges) where God restores nations if they have repented for their sin and yearned closer to Him. We don’t know when the harpazo (rapture) and holokaustos will begin, but when we read the parenthetical chapters of Revelation 17-18 that seem to imply the fiery destruction of America, that may happen outside of the 7 years of final countdown.
I do think that a world war of that magnitude would indeed usher in the end, but God can do anything. If He wants America to get owned hard by great destruction by fire, while preserving His people and escorting them safely to somewhere like Greater Israel, then we get a few decades of peace, and then the End will come; not the most plausible scenario, but is it possible? I think so.
Then again, I’ve been talking to Christians this week and I believe that the Holy Spirit in us has most of us on sort of the same page… I think that we are getting close to the end, and if not The End, then there is likely to be great tribulation of major pre-fulfillment caliber in our time. As the Many Doomsdays theory corroborates, there is not a single wasted or extraneous word in the Holy Word. Roman Christians around 200 AD would have been trying to figure out many of these same dilemmas, albeit from a different vantage point.
Regarding this rapture, we should consider that there have been billions of Christians who lived and died before our time. They read certain verses and would’ve concluded, you know what, we really don’t want to be physically there during great tribulation. Think about the Mongol wars, for example. Does that mean that billions of Christians throughout the generations were sending wasted prayers? Of course not. If you are not living during THE time of Jacob’s trouble, then God will still honor those prayers, insofar that it’s in His will, and preserve his people from great tribulation during THEIR time.
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
There are no research or resource links today; written entirely off the cuff. There will also be a part 2 on this same topic, for which I will compile an excellent set of RR links that enhance both the part one and two.