Israel – A Seething Pot

 

“And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying, What seeth thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. Then the Lord said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land. For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the Lord, and they shall come, and they shall sit every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah” – (Jer.1:13-15).

 

   This week (July–2006) we see Israel the seething pot and we see the chaos of the Middle East that will before long boil over into the fiery explosion of Armageddon. Israel is retaliating against Hezbollah in Lebanon to the north and the Palestinians and Hamas in Gaza in Israel. And Babylon-USA continues to stir up the seething pot with it’s imperial conquest of Iraq and Afghanistan and their seizure of Iraqi oil. The whole Mideast is boiling with hatred. The ‘melting pot’ of the U.S. is meddling with the ‘seething pot’ of the Mideast and it’s going to burn U.S. The president of the U.S., who is also the president of Babylon-Iraq, is becoming the new Nebuchadnezzar of the New Babylon.

 

   I believe the ‘seething pot’ of Israel that God showed his prophet Jeremiah, is also a triple prophecy that speaks of today as well. In Jeremiah’s time the seething pot sitting on the fire facing north, represented Israel facing the imperial army of Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar that would come from north of Israel and conquer them. From Babylon came the fire and the fuel (oil) that makes the seething pot boil. The Babylonian army besieged Jerusalem and conquered Israel and burnt the temple and the city and carried the Jews away captive for 70 years. The same thing happened to Israel 500 years later when the Romans besieged Jerusalem in 70 A.D.  and conquered Israel and burnt up Jerusalem and disbursed the Jews worldwide for 1900 years until Israel came back home and became a nation again in 1948.

 

   Now we are seeing vividly the ‘seething pot’ of Israel once again as the whole Mideast boils in hatred and wars against Israel. Babylon-USA and our imperial army is set now strategically in ancient Babylon-Iraq and we are in the end times and soon the armies of the United Nations under leadership of the Beast will besiege Jerusalem again and unite together against Israel. But this time Israel will not be defeated, instead the armies of the Beast will be fed to the birds of prey – (Rev.19:11-21). The Lord Jesus returns with His army of saints from heaven and defeats the Beast at Armageddon. Israel has suffered enough for her sins and now they will be victorious and a remnant of Israel shall be saved. “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem… And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.. they shall look upon me whom they have pierced..” – (Zach.12). The ‘cup of trembling’ and the ‘burdensome stone’ speaks of the same thing as the ‘seething pot.’ The only difference is the fire beneath the seething pot which shows a fiery Armageddon.

  

   The Lord Jesus comes back as a conquering King of Kings and the true rightful Emperor of planet earth and His kingdom will last forever and He comes back in the fire of Armageddon. “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ” – (2 Thes.1:8). “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” – (2 Pet.3:10). At the end of the great tribulation, the great and dreadful day of the Lord, the Lord Jesus will come back to unbelievers unexpectedly like a thief in the night and the whole earth burns like an oven – “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake – (the tribulation saints) those days should be shortened” – (Mt.24:22). I’m trying to show you the ‘seething pot’ of Israel today in the Mideast that culminates in the fiery Armageddon. And the U.S. is in the very middle of the Mideast caldron.

 

   It is written in (Job 41:20,21) “Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. His breath kindleth coals, and a flame of fire goeth out of his mouth.” This chapter of Job speaks of the might and power of ‘Leviathan’, especially his military power. God is speaking to self-righteous Job here and convinces Job of his pride and sins and Job repents in the next chapter 42 and gets right with God. Leviathan is like a powerful sea beast with the power of Satan behind him. It points to Antichrist-Beast that rises out of the sea in (Rev.13:1) and has the power of the Dragon–Satan behind him. “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” – (Rev.13:4). That’s exactly what Leviathan is showing us, his military might and power and pride. Who is like unto Leviathan-beast, who is able to make war with him?

 

   At the end of the great tribulation, the Lord Jesus returns and punishes the Leviathan-beast – “In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea” – (Is.27:1). The great dragon is the serpent and the Devil and Satan (Rev.12:9) and is the proud, evil power and spiritual wickedness in high places behind earthly governments – (Eph.6:12). He is the most proud one that tempts man with the same sin that caused his fall – pride. He tempts man with pride and power and glory and becoming an emperor to rule the world. “He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride” – (Job 41:34). And the Dragon–Satan will possess the body of his chosen one, the Antichrist-Beast, who is the world’s superpower with the greatest weapons the world has ever seen and Satan controls him from within. It will end with the whole earth burning with a nuclear Holocaust. And Israel is the seething pot that causes it to happen and God has ordained it so. Satan is king and reigns over all proud sinners. Leviathan is Antichrist-beast possessed by the dragon Satan who gives him the power.

 

   Now hear this – In 1967 Israel obtained their first submarine which they named ‘Leviathan.’ In 1999 they got two more subs and named one of them ‘leviathan’ because their first leviathan was obsolete. This sub is equipped with long range nuclear missiles. Yes, the might and power of leviathan as the world heads for  a fiery Armageddon. Leviathan, the powerful sea beast, shows us the tremendous military power to burn up the world – who is like leviathan, who is able to make war with him? Israel is a cup of trembling and a burdensome stone for all people and is also a ‘seething pot’ that boils over into Armageddon when the earth burns.  As the sons of the prophets cried out about the seething pot in Israel “there is death in the pot” - (2 Kings 4:40), so we can say today of Israel “There is death in the seething pot.”

 

   The U.S. is fast becoming an imperial dictatorship, a leviathan totalitarian nation with a vast bureaucracy that soon will totally control our citizens with 666 and we will lose our republic and our liberty. Our president will be the leviathan-beast – Mr. 666. And with the might and power of our military he will rule the world and will be crushed by Emperor Jesus Christ at Armageddon. What beast could be more cruel than Antichrist?

 

   What sea monster could be more fearsome and deadly than a U.S. Trident Submarine prowling beneath the dark sea, capable of burning a whole nation in one hour? A trident is a 3-pronged spear shown in the hand of the devil and the Trident Sub is the most powerful military spear ever seen on earth. This is the spear prophesied in Joel about Armageddon – “Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say I am strong” – (Joel 3:9,10). The Devil is the ‘spearhead,’ the leader that is the spirit behind the Trident Sub in the same way he was the ‘spearhead’ behind the Roman soldier who pierced his spear into the Lord Jesus on the cross.

 

   The most important thing of all is for you to be born again of the Holy Spirit so that you can be saved and have the spirit of truth and be able to discern the signs of the times. You need to be saved by the only Savior Jesus Christ by repenting of your sins and believing on Christ in your heart for remission of sins. You need to turn away from your wicked ways “and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness, and repented him of the evil” – (Joel 2:13). And God’s mercy and grace is shown by God giving His beloved Son to die on the cross for your sins. Is He your Savior? What is the day of your new birth, when you became a new creature in Christ and old things passed away? – (2 Cor.5:17). God loves you and He has provided a way of escape for you so that you don’t have to go to hell. Do not spurn Christ, your only way of escape. “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” – (I Jn.4:9,10). Humble yourself and be saved by Christ. Choose eternal life instead of eternal death.

 

Watch Israel a seething pot.

 

Pastor Mike Storti

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