Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Prepare War! Stir Up The Mighty Men!
In Joel 3, God foretold that one of the reasons He was going to physically judge the nations of the world in the Middle East was because they planned to divide His land. When the Gentile world calls for a division of Israel so that the Palestinians can have a state and a division of Jerusalem so that the Palestinians can have their capital, God is mightily angered.
Jerusalem is originally known as the "City of Peace" or the "Foundation of Peace". However, tearing away a portion of the city in order to give the Palestinians a capital will lead to all-out war, not the peace for which Jerusalem is named. Perhaps this reality is why God specifies all-out war as His method of delivering physical judgment upon those people who would want to divide His land. Listen carefully:
"... Prepare war! Stir 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 ... Put in the sickle, for the vintage harvest is ripe; come, get down and tread the grapes, for the winepress is full; the vats overflow, for the wickedness of the peoples is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision." Joel 3:9-10, 13-14.
As if encouraged in their quest for maximum concessions by Israel as they attempt to establish their Palestinian State, Palestinian leaders are demanding that Israel be pushed back to her indefensible borders of 1967. As usual, United Nations leaders are clearly in the Arab camp, once again displaying their rampant anti-Semitism.