Parting the Land of Israel
“I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and parted my land” - (Joel 3:2).
Armageddon is the end result of the United Nations parting of Israel’s land. Politicians engaged in trying to placate the Palestinians in Israel by giving them Israel’s land for a Palestinian nation, should take warning from this verse. Here God tells us that His reason for gathering the nations in Israel for Armageddon is because they forced Israel to give up their land. Israel is God’s land according to the author of the Bible who is the creator of the universe and the owner of every square foot of dirt on planet earth. “My Land’ settles once and for all any argument about the land of Israel. Israel is not community property to be divided up by the United Nations. It is God’s land, and since He holds the mortgage, He can give the deed to whoever He will. It was deeded (with mineral rights) to the twelve sons of Jacob (Israel). “Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates” - (Gen.15:18). And Abraham’s seed is not Ishmael, but Jacob. The land is called ‘Israel’ not Ishmael - the Jews will inhabit it, not the Muslims.
God is the Land - Lord, and Israel is His tenant. The nations of the world, including Israel, are on a collision course with God at Armageddon because of the ‘peace process.’ The ‘peace process’ in reality is a ‘piece process’ whereby Israel is being broken down piece by piece and stripped of its land. God says - “my heritage Israel’ - Israel is God’s heir and she shall inherit the land from the Nile to the Euphrates. Jerusalem will be the city of the great King, the Lord Jesus Christ, and He shall rule from there over the whole earth as emperor - (Rev.11:15). And then Jerusalem will live up to the meaning of its name - city of peace.
God personally gave to Israel a special parcel of land in the Mideast as an inheritance and Israel’s land is never to be sold or given away permanently. “The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine...” - (Lev.25:23). God takes special care of that land - “A land which the Lord thy God careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year” - (Du.11:12). No sane people would give away their land to their enemies for a false peace - “...they have seduced my people, saying, Peace, and there was no peace...” - (Ezk.13:10). The world’s slicing and dicing the land of Israel is only temporary.
President Obama has said that he intends to achieve the Mideast peace deal that has eluded other presidents. On 5-18-09, Obama met with P.M Netanyahu of Israel and he pushed the P.M. to go along with a two state solution in Israel. An Israeli state with West Jerusalem as their capital and a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as their capital. On 5-21-09, Netanyahu said “Jerusalem was always ours and will always be ours. It will never again be partitioned and divided.” Thats what the South wanted during the U.S. Civil War between the states - two separate nations with the capital of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Ala. But it didn't work out and war came. And the northern army sang ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which was about Armageddon - (Rev.19:15).
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.
God has given Israel a Promised Land, but the nations of the world will not admit that fact. Instead of acknowledging Israel’s ownership over the land God has given her, the nations of the world, in defiance of God, are dividing the land of Israel. It’s as though they are daring God to judge them - and He will. All parties involved in this unbiblical giveaway, including Israel for her consent, will be punished severely at Armageddon. The land is not promised to Israelestine, it’s promised to Israel. The last land that will be divided will be Jerusalem, just before Jesus returns.
If Obama succeeds in brokering a comprehensive peace covenant between Israel and the Arab nations, he’ll become a world hero, and then you’ll know he’s the Antichrist. And the “abomination of desolation” that Daniel and Jesus warned us about, will soon come - (Mt.24:15). “And he will confirm the covenant with many for one week... And for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate...” - (Dan.9:27). Because of all the world’s abominable sins, especially the abominable sin of sodomy, God will burn up the world at Armageddon - (2 Pet.3:10). We might call it the ‘Obamanation of desolation.’ “Then shall they know that I am the Lord, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations...” - (Ezk.33:29).
The American President-Antichrist will sign the peace covenant along with the other Mideast leaders, and then it will be ‘confirmed’ or ratified by the U.S. Congress. This will take place during the 7 years of the Great Tribulation that leads to the second coming of Christ at Armageddon - (Rev.19:11-21). Then the Lord Jesus, the true and everlasting Prince of peace, will bring true peace to the whole world, not Antichrist. And the remnant of Jews will populate Israel forever from the Nile to the Euphrates. “For unto us a child is born , unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called… The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever” - (Is.9:6,7). God has promised the promised land to Israel for an ‘everlasting’ possession – (Gen.17:8). Soon it will come to pass as He has promised.
While writing this sermon, a photo was released by the White House showing President Obama talking on the phone with Israeli P.M. Netanyahu. Obama is shown with his feet up on his desk showing the soles of his shoes as he tries to get Israel to give the Palestinians a state along side Israel. It is written, “Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes... For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him; Then will the Lord drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves. (Now notice ‘soles of your feet’) Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be. There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the Lord your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you” - (Du.11:18,22-25).
If Israel would obey God’s Word and live godly, then victory would attend their armies, and God would drive out their enemies, and put them in possession of the Promised Land. God taught Israel repeatedly that if they live ungodly, they will not win the wars and possess their allotted land. Their Promised Land is from the river Euphrates to the Mediterranean Sea, and from Lebanon south to the Nile river in Egypt. Israel possessed only a small part of their promised land in the O.T. Sin cut them short of their promised inheritance. Israel’s land has been shrinking lately because they won’t obey God’s Word. Just recently they had a ‘World Gay Pride Day’ in Jerusalem, and they have made sodomy legal in Israel, to their great shame. Only a godly remnant will inherit the Promised Land when Christ returns at Armageddon and saves them. Failure to obey (Du.11:18) and putting God’s Word in their hand and in their mind, will culminate soon in the mark of the Beast in the hand or between the eyes. If Israel had ‘holy souls,’ they would not have to worry about Obama’s ‘soles’ - amen. They would not have to worry about being trodden under foot by the enemy
Are you saved and born again? If not, repent of your sins and believe in Christ in your heart by faith, and you will receive forgiveness of sins, and be saved from hell and become a new born again creature in Christ having eternal life. Born again describes what happens to you when you’re truly saved. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new” - (2 Cor.5:17). Jesus said “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” - (Jn.3:6,7). Christ is our peace offering - “therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” - (Rom.5:1).
Pastor Mike Storti
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