Hold on to hope that we can receive rest by clinging to Jesus and His promise of victory. Really enjoyed this book especially but not only because the Pittsburgh area is my home. During all of this, the mill was flourishing, and Paul and Edgar were responsible for its success, but accidents and deaths in the mill were occurring and Edgar had other plans. I had trouble picturing it, and videos on YouTube only help so much. Choose to suspend judgment of yourself. The book spans 70 years , so Book III was entirely new to me, but it also seemed to depart a bit from the rest of the story.
They build homes, schools, and synagogues. They create cottage industries, such as a soap factory, a chocolate factory, or a pottery shop.
They sink their roots in the land by planting vineyards, olive groves and tending flocks of sheep. Their lives are in grave danger: in Gush Etzion, Hebron, Ariel, Har Bracha, and Itamar, there have been many terrorist attacks this year. The daily portraits of grief reminds us of who these terror victims were from Yet these brave Jewish Zionists stay, they remain, they press on, even though their lives are in great peril.
I was on recent trip to the Shomron and I met many of the Jewish residents of Shomron. I saw an amazing pattern: the Orthodox Jews living in biblical Judea and Samaria are planted there in the land because they are walking in the faith of Abraham. I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, then your offspring too can be counted.
Up, walk about the land, through its length and its breadth, for I give it to you. These brave Jewish families living in the heartland of Israel embrace, believe and are living out the covenant that God made with Abraham and instead of watching prophecy which is what we Christians in the west tend to do , they are LIVING out prophecy by believing it, obeying it and DOING it.
Their faith makes my faith PALE in comparison! So there is a decision to be made. What will they do?
For they divided My land among themselves. Joel , The Israel Bible. Joel in KJV. So, in the opening of Joel chapter 3, we see a scene where the nations have gathered around Israel to divide the land… and this is now bringing down judgment from the God of Israel upon the nations. Does this sound familiar? It should!
This is the intentions of the United Nations: to divide the land of Israel and Jerusalem to form a Palestinian state. When that happens, God has warned that He will judge the nations…severely. Now that we have context for what Joel 3 is about, I believe the decision is about this: Where do you stand with the Abrahamic Covenant? Do you embrace it, believe it, and trust God to fulfill it? Or, do you renounce it, repudiate it, rebel against it, and support dividing the land to make a Palestinian state? A government that would accept and embrace a two-state solution that will very likely be put forward by the Trump administration.
I hope I am wrong!
So, I ask again, if a secular, left-leaning government emerges out of this election process and the Torah keeping conservative right are on the OUTSIDE of such a government, what will they do? It all comes back to: multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision and where do you stand with the Abrahamic covenant?
I wonder if the biblical Zionists living in the heartland of Israel, if they might consider separating from an emerging secular Israeli government?
Annex it ALL! Is this too far-fetched of a fantasy?
Maybe not. We see something about this in the scriptures:. Before she labored, she was delivered; Before her pangs came, she bore a son. Just type in topic word s or a question.
Make a Donation. Get Daily Bible Study on Facebook. Jehoshaphat means The Lord judges.
follow Jehoshaphat is found a number of times in Bible History as the name of four or five people, ranging from a king of Judah 1 Kings , see also Kings of Israel and Judah to a recorder for King David 2 Samuel Jehoshaphat is also a valley that is mentioned specifically by that name only twice in the Bible, in Prophecy , in the third chapter of Joel, as the place of The Lord's end-time judgment upon the enemies of Judah, and Israel. It describes a time of war and captivity for the people of Judah, a time of troubles that will be overcome by the arrival of the Messiah who will deal with the "multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of The Lord is near in the valley of decision": "For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 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 [see also Physical and Spiritual Israel ], whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted My land" Joel KJV "Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord.
Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.