Joseph Herrin (09-02-2010)
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I will gather all the nations, and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land.
Just this morning Randy returned to me three books I had loaned him. Little did he consider the prophetic nature of one of the books as it related to this very day. The book had been given to me by a brother in Christ while I was meeting with the saints in Newcastle, California. Following is the cover of the book.
This book, written in 2007 by William R. Koenig, details the relationship between America’s pressure upon Israel to compromise with her enemies and to divide up her land, and judgments that have befallen America. The title of the book is a reference to numerous hurricanes that have devastated America as a direct result of the United States pressuring Israel to divide up her land.
I have written on this subject before, primarily in the articles Touch Not My Anointed, and Black Oil Anointing.
Yahweh has His eye upon His people. As the apostle Paul declared:
From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God's choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers; for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Though the majority of this people have rejected their Messiah, and they have positioned themselves as enemies of the gospel of Christ, they are still beloved for the sake of the fathers. Yahweh gave certain promises to Abraham, to Jacob, to David, and others that yet remain. For the sake of the fathers the natural seed are still the beloved of Yahweh for the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable. He has testified:
"For I, Yahweh, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes, and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you," says Yahweh of hosts.”
Although some in the church teach a replacement theology, a right reading of Scriptures reveals that Yahweh has not cast away the natural seed of Abraham. A partial hardening has occurred among them until the time of the Gentiles be completed.
For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery, lest you be wise in your own estimation, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fulness of the Gentiles has come in; and thus all Israel will be saved.
Some have assumed that “all Israel” refers to the spiritual descendants of Abraham. But observe the context of this passage. The phrase “all Israel” is contrasted with “the Gentiles.” In Yahweh’s sight, natural man is divided into His chosen people, called out from among the nations, and the nations. This is what the Greek word “ethnos,” which is rendered Gentiles, describes. There are the nations, the ethnos, and there is Israel, Yahweh’s chosen people.
There have been times in history when mankind has suggested that Yahweh had rejected His people. They have denied that the natural descendants of Abraham were of any further importance to Yahweh. The testimony of God is that His promises to the forefathers are sure.
And the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah, saying, "Have you not observed what this people have spoken, saying, 'The two families which Yahweh chose, He has rejected them'? Thus they despise My people, no longer are they as a nation in their sight. Thus says Yahweh, 'If My covenant for day and night stand not, and the fixed patterns of heaven and earth I have not established, then I would reject the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, not taking from his descendants rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But I will restore their fortunes and will have mercy on them.'"
The gifts and calling of Yahweh are without repentance. He has not rejected the nation of Israel, nor replaced them with the church. His covenant with the natural seed of Abraham still remains.
Yahweh testified that a day would come when Israel would pursue other gods. They would forsake the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He told them that He would scatter them among the nations, and punish them severely, but He would not forsake the covenant made with their forefathers.
And Yahweh will scatter you among the peoples, and you shall be left few in number among the nations, where Yahweh shall drive you. And there you will serve gods, the work of man's hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell. But from there you will seek Yahweh your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. When you are in distress and all these things have come upon you, in the latter days, you will return to Yahweh your God and listen to His voice. For Yahweh your God is a compassionate God; He will not fail you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them.
At this time we do not see Israel returning to Yahweh their God. Their hearts are still hardened, but the time of the Gentiles is coming to a close. Yahweh has preserved a natural seed that He might raise them up in the last days. The restoration of the natural people will be as life from the dead.
Romans 11:15, 23
For if their rejection be the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?... And they also, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in; for God is able to graft them in again...
I share these things to testify that Yahweh’s eye is still upon the natural seed of Abraham. He has chastised them. He has scattered them among the nations. He has made them few in number. But He has not abandoned them, nor has He forsaken His covenant with their forefathers.
The prophet Joel tells us that Yahweh will enter into judgment with the nations that have scattered His people and divided up His land. Yet the nations have no fear of Yahweh before their eyes. They deny that the judgments that have befallen them already have been chastisements for touching His natural people in an unrighteous way.
William Koenig has compiled a great deal of historical information showing a correlation between America’s actions to divide up the land of Israel and judgments that have befallen her.
In the presentation Touch Not My Anointed I shared that Hurricane Katrina formed the very day that the forced evacuation of Gaza was completed. America had pressured Israel to remove her people from land they had held for forty years. This was land Yahweh had given to Abraham and his descendants throughout all generations. Following is an excerpt from that article.
Israeli Settlers being evicted from their homes as the IDF soldiers are weeping.
In a stunning “coincidence” the week before America saw hundreds of thousands of people displaced from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Israel had agreed to remove a number of her people from areas of her land that America had urged her to give to the Palestinians. The newspapers and television showed pictures of Israeli families abandoning their homes, their land, and that which they had labored on for many years. Some of the Israelis were removed forcibly by the Israeli Defense Forces, because the nations had convinced Israel’s leaders that this was what was required in order for her to have peace.
Images of Evacuation forced by Hurricane Katrina
The same day that the evacuation of Gaza was completed Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas.
Twenty-one settlements in Gaza were abandoned, by political agreement. Approximately 8,500 Israelis in Gaza were forced to leave. The forced removal occurred the week of August 18, 2005. The next week the residents of New Orleans were urged to leave the city as Hurricane Katrina approached. Hundreds of thousands never returned to the city. It is very costly to touch God’s anointed and to move the boundary markers God has established, and to divide up the Land of Israel.
What was America’s role in this? Read this excerpt from a news article dated approximately 2 years before this event.
On February 1, 2003 the Associated Press reported the following:
Powell: Bush to be more involved in Israeli-Palestinian conflict
By The Associated Press 2/1/03
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday that President George Bush will become more deeply involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than he was in his first two years in the White House.
Powell said that the conflict was the most pressing problem in the Middle East.
Powell also told the Palestinians that "they cannot get a state by using violence" and warned that they must install a new leadership.
Appearing before a national conference of Americans interested in U.S. foreign policy, Powell said the administration would resume its pursuit of a settlement now that Israel had concluded its elections.
He said he had talked by telephone to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who won a new term this week, and that the Bush administration would use the roadmap devised in partnership with the European Union, Russia and the United Nations.
It aims to create a Palestinian state by the year 2005 carved out of land that Israel has held for more than 35 years...
[end excerpt, highlighting added]
Today America has once more brought the Israelis and the Palestinians to the conference table. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is working to fulfill the vision of a Palestinian State formed from land taken from Israel. This land is the inheritance of the natural seed of Abraham. Yahweh has judged America before, even severely, for her unrighteous coercion upon this tiny nation. He will judge her again. This very day the top two news stories are the Mideast Peace Conference and Hurricane Earl which is bearing down on the East Coast of America. As America makes threats to Israel, so too will Yahweh threaten the United States. It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Graphic from FoxNews showing both headlines in close proximity.
Daniel Eggers has written on his blog of the relationship between America pressuring Israel to put a freeze on all new construction in the West Bank, and the drying up of new construction in America. Last week it was reported that in the most recent quarter the lowest number of new homes were sold in America since records began being kept in 1963. Truly this is a judgment of Yahweh.
America’s leaders are following a script designed to bring the fullest judgment to bear upon this country. They are spiritually blind, promoting homosexuality, abortion, and the division of the land of Israel. It was demonstrated in the writing Touch Not My Anointed, that the very day Colin Powell announced that a renewed emphasis would be made in creating a Palestinian State out of land taken from Israel that the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Palestine, TX.
The first debris to fall landed in the area of Palestine, Texas. Texas was the home state of the President in office at the time. The name Columbia is used as a personification of America as a nation. Lady Columbia is a symbol of the United States of America.
When the space shuttle bearing this name disintegrated over Palestine, TX, it was a judgment from Yahweh. He was declaring that the nations would find Israel a burdensome stone to lift. Judgment would befall all who touched her in an unrighteous manner.
And it will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured.
On board the Space Shuttle Columbia was the first Israeli astronaut to ever fly on an American shuttle. Truly, America was setting her hand to lift Israel, and she was severely injured in the process.
For those who have eyes to see, the Scriptures are being fulfilled daily. The news media show the events without making the connections. A blind people refuse to observe the hand of God in their midst. The leaders of the nations are shepherding people who have become blind.
Let us not be among them. Be watchful. Be alert. The day of the Lord is near. It hastens greatly.
A final question. What is the price of Earl today? You may need to be a Southerner to understand this question.
May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.
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