“Son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, ‘O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The enemy said of you, “Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession.” ‘ Therefore prophesy and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because they ravaged and hounded you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people’s malicious talk and slander, therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign LORD : This is what the Sovereign LORD says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, to the desolate ruins and the deserted towns that have been plundered and ridiculed by the rest of the nations around you- this is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my burning zeal I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, for with glee and with malice in their hearts they made my land their own possession so that they might plunder its pastureland.’ Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I speak in my jealous wrath because you have suffered the scorn of the nations. Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I swear with uplifted hand that the nations around you will also suffer scorn. (Ezekiel 36:1-7)
Now, there are a few things I want to point out from the above verses.
First this verse-"Because they ravaged and hounded you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people’s malicious talk and slander..."
Israel, ever since coming back to their own again, they have had to either fight enemies, be surrounded by enemies, told that they must give land to their enemies. Supposedly, they were supposed to get peace for the land, but that hasn't, nor will it happen. Israel is still having to fight just to survive as their own country. They have and are literally hounded by every side and nation in the world.
Not only in the land are the Jewish people hated and fought. After the second world war, when the truth of the holocaust became known, people swore never again would such a thing happen. For years, Jewish people were finally able to have some peace, no matter where they lived. Sure, there may have been some lingering anti Semitic provocations, depending on where in the world- mainly the middle east. Many places in the West and in Europe, Jewish people were able to live relatively free of any persecution. Until now.
Now, they are hated for the situation in Gaza last summer. They are blamed for provoking and murdering civilians. No mention any more about how many rockets are fired on the Israeli population, nor of the practice of the PA, Hamas and Hezbollah to use women and children as human shields- thereby guaranteeing their deaths.
Israel is pressured to divide Jerusalem, which Biblically and Historically, has been their Holy City for the past 4000 years. They are also being pressured to give up the West Bank and Golan Heights, which would make it that much easier for their enemies to attack from all sides daily with missile and rocket, and mortar rounds.
Around the world, Jews are being blamed, persecuted and murdered, they are hated by governments, by Islamists, and by the media.
Bibi Netenyahu will be here in the US to have "peace" talks again with Obama and his bunch, and I can tell you right now, Bibi will not take any crap from Obama on the issue of Iran. On the other things, land for peace, I am not so sure. I do know that Obama's behavior so far shows that this administration seems to lean towards leaving Israel out to dry as far as Israel's enemies are concerned.
Before I go on with the last part of this post, I want to ask you to really think about a few things.
Is there any other nation on this earth which has been "ordered" to give land to enemies? I mean, has the US been ordered to give the eastern or western seaboard to say, Russia or Iran or China? How about made to give Texas to the Mexican government? Has any other nation ever had to "show restraint" against their neighboring countries as they hurl rockets at civilian targets- including schools and hospitals? Has any other nation ever had their enemies declare that they would wipe their whole country off the face of the earth? Not only that, but given no outrage by those kind of comments? Has any other country with those kinds of threats daily ever had to go it alone the way Israel has, and been blamed for it?!
Think of this last part of Ezekiel 36:
"I speak in my jealous wrath because you have suffered the scorn of the nations. Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I swear with uplifted hand that the nations around you will also suffer scorn.."
The way I see things on the near horizon are these:
Within the next few weeks, if Obama leans on Israel to push for the failed road map, America will be hit again- with either wicked weather events, more economic woes, or maybe even a terror event. I posted a while back about the happenings whenever a US president pushed for some kind of peace deal or showed more respect to Israel's (and our own) enemies than they did our only Middle eastern ally. The day the Jews were evacuated out of Gaza, was the day Hurricane Katrina smashed into the Gulf States. That was not the only case.
Israel will not allow Iran to finish their nuke program. If they have to go it alone, they will- but the world will condemn them, for not waiting for someone like the UN to intervene (like that's about to happen!) They will (I'm 99.9% sure of this) go after Iran alone without the US help- after all, Obama is talking with Iran, wanting to deal with them diplomatically, which again, LIKE THAT WILL WORK?
Whether Russia will come to the aid of Iran, I am not sure yet- but they are actively involved with each other. Russia is helping Iran with their nuke programs and weaponry.
And don't forget about Syria either. Sure, we've had plenty of US good will ambassadors freely chatting with the terrorist state- so I don't see them helping us any time soon.
God will intervene in a way which shows that He is REAL. He is going to do some mighty things to save Israel from her enemies, in a way which will bring secular and on religious Jews back to Himself, and also to show the rest of the world who He is.
God Will judge those who curse His people. He has shown blessings on us and others when we helped Israel, and protected them. We do not do that anymore, and we as a nation have turned our backs on the Lord's Own People. He will show the world His love for Jews, and his anger on her enemies.
I will be posting more along this line on my new blog- how the situation in the middle east, Islam and God's judgement all tie into the coming one world religion- and the false peace deal made by the coming Antichrist.
Keep a lookout for big happenings in the Middle East in the next few months, a lookout for new posts on the Prophecies in Understanding The Biblical Prophecies, and keep looking for Jesus!
If you don't have a relationship with Jesus Christ, I pray you will learn about Him, and accept Him as your Salvation. Time really is running out. To learn more, please read: John and Romans