Tuesday, 20 November 2018

God's Holy Arm

Scripture:  Isaiah 52 v 7 - 10: "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
 8  Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
 9  Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
 10  The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God."

In A.D.70, the Roman army under Titus had orders from Caesar to quell the rebellious Jews by laying siege to Jerusalem, destroying the Temple and killing every Jew in Israel.

In the end the remnant was holed up in the fortress of Masada.  The Romans eventually found a way in, however the last 70 living Jews had crept away secretly and gone two by two in different directions, never to see Israel again for 1900 years. A prophecy of Jeremiah says "Eretz Israel kibbutzanim" meaning The Land of Israel will be reclaimed by the building of kibbutz, farms under irrigation being brought to life, making the desert to bloom and flourish.

After the end of WWII, and because of the Holocaust, where 6 million Jews were killed by the Germans under Hitler, the Jews that survived appealed to the League of Nations to restore them to their own land.  On 14 May 1948 the prophecy of Jeremiah was fulfilled.

The Lord made bare His Holy arm and redeemed Jerusalem and opened the land for them to return.  When God's Holy arm is made bare whatever He says happens.  Prophets of God hear from Heaven because they are in His Presence when He makes bare His arm.  In Amos 3 v 7: "Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets."

Break forth into joy and sing praises and appreciation to our King Jesus for He is near to come.  He is speaking to His prophets in unison, loudly proclaiming that His time of arrival is near.  

It's like when we played hunt the thimble and mom would say when you were getting nearer to it that you were getting warmer.  Well this planet is like the thimble game, Jesus is getting nearer and its warming up.  The climate of anticipation is changing and heating up.

Our God is speaking to His prophets loudly and clearly about His judgment.  Pastors are having visions that upset them for days because they are seeing terrible dark clouds, lightning, high winds, heavy rain spelling disaster and judgment of God.

People refusing God because of love of money and material things, running mad because its disappearing in front of their eyes.  The Arm of God is laid bare and the power to cleanse the Earth of evil is being unleashed.  

We have a short time to get ourselves right with God.  If we knew He would be here at noon next Friday, I am not stating that He will be but just saying it hypothetically.  If we knew it though, what would we do to be ready?  Who would we tell?  What would we burn?  What would we change in our lives?

What would we do with our money? Would we warn people earnestly and plead with our families to be born again?  Would we flood the TV channels with money to broadcast the gospel in every language day and night?  No ads, movies, series, sports, music, or entertainment.

Would we use a loud hailer in Mall parking lots and have baths of water ready to baptised the converts?  
Sadly, we will not have this time to do any of the above because when His holy arm is bared for Jesus to come we will have a tiny fraction of a second, just a tiny blink, and the believers will be gone from this Earth.

So if we want to make a difference the time is now. Soon, very soon, we are going to see our King!  If there are people we will desperately miss if we go and they are left behind, tell them now.  

Jesus said, as it was in the time of Noah so will it be when the Son of God returns.  Mockers, scoffers, heretics, blasphemers, deviants, perverts, rioters, atheists, murderers, corrupters, thieves, warmongers, drug lords, rebels etc abound as they did when the flood came and took them.

The heavenly ark will collect the believers to be with the Lord forever.  It's called The Rapture and when we return to Earth with Jesus it will land us in Israel to stop the Battle of Armageddon.  He will stop it and rescue His beloved Israel, His chosen Bride.

John 3 v 27 - 29: "John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. 
 28  Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
 29  He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled."

Jesus called John the Baptist the greatest prophet who ever lived, He also said John was Elijah come again, because John recognized Him as the Bridegroom of Israel.

Revelation 21 v 9 - 12: "And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
 10  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
 11  Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
 12  And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel."

If we know that Satan wants control of the universe and the one person stopping him achieving that is Jesus and His love for Israel, then his evil strategy is to kill Israel.  That's why our judgment rests on whether we love or hate Israel.  It determines who we really follow.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, we should live every day in anticipation of being with You.  We should be ready to leave and take those around us with us.  We should be excited to share the good news and publish peace and happiness for our God reigns. O God make bare Your Holy Arm and send forth Your Son, In Jesus' name. Amen.