Thursday, June 4, 2009

ISRAEL

I wished to offer this as a series on Israel. Never in recent times has there been so much talk and so much going on with Israel as today. We have a President who does not understand secular history much less the Biblical history of Israel which in fact are one but again, he fails to understand and thinks he can bring peace by basically destroying Israel. I truly believe that this series is important so that we can better understand just what effect the survival or destruction of Israel will have on not just the United States but the entire world. The outline for this series comes from a dear friend and former Pastor of mine. I have added the commentary in order to make it easily read and understood. I have also attempted to place the series into recent current events. I hope that it will be enlightening to those who read what is being presented.

WHEN A NATION IS A MIRACLE - ISRAEL

Jeremiah 31:35

35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, [and] the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts [is] his name: 36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, [then] the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. 37 Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.

ISRAEL IS A SIGN TO THE REST OF THE WORLD – what goes on in Israel basically tells the world when to slow down, when to speed up. At this point we certainly have been speeding along with little or not regard to what is occurring in Israel and in the country in regards to Israel. As of recent days with the current administration leading the way toward a Two State Israel and Palestine the brakes have been put on and things have slowed down to take note of the happenings. Even more so I believe things will slow down and more attention will be paid given the tone of the speech given by the leader of this administration in Cairo, Egypt .

SIGNS ARE IMPORTANT - Farmer John lived on a quiet rural highway. But, as time went by, the traffic slowly built up at an alarming rate. The traffic was so heavy and so fast that his chickens were being run over at a rate of three to six a day. So one day Farmer John called the sheriff's office and said, "You've got to do something about all of these people driving so fast and killing all of my chickens." / "What do you want me to do?" asked the sheriff./
"I don't care, just do something about those crazy drivers!"
So the next day he had the county workers go out and erected a sign that said: SLOW: SCHOOL CROSSING Three days later Farmer John called the sheriff and said, "You've got to do something about these drivers. The 'school crossing' sign seems to make them go even faster."
So, again, the sheriff sends out the county workers and they put up a new sign: SLOW: CHILDREN AT PLAY / That really sped them up. So Farmer John called and called and called every day for three weeks. Finally, he asked the sheriff, "Your signs are doing no good. Can I put up my own sign?" The sheriff told him, "Sure thing, put up your own sign." He was going to let Farmer John do just about anything in order to get him to stop calling everyday to complain. The sheriff got no more calls from Farmer John. Three weeks later, curiosity got the best of the sheriff and he decided to give Farmer John a call. "How's the problem with those drivers. Did you put up your sign?" "Oh, I sure did. And not one chicken has been killed since then. I've got to go. I'm very busy." He hung up the phone.
The sheriff was really curious now and he thought to himself, "I'd better go out there and take a look at that sign... it might be something that WE could use to slow down drivers..." So the sheriff drove out to Farmer John's house,
and his jaw dropped the moment he saw the sign. It was spray-painted on a sheet of wood
:

NUDIST COLONY
Go slow and watch out for chicks!!

Once again the world is slowing down to WATCH FOR ISRAEL as they are GOD’S SIGN TO US!! Once again we are made to think with all that is happening around us of the NATION that is a living MIRACLE Corporately – and that is ISRAEL!! - We are praying for the “peace of Jerusalem but what does that mean? How will it directly affect us? What price are we willing to pay?

Question: IF it costs you economically, do you still want the peace of Israel?

-If it costs you physically, do you still want the peace of Israel?

I wanted to take you to this OLD TESTAMENT PROPHET and lift from the pages of his and other writers some truths that get buried in the hustle and bustle of our everyday living UNTIL a Crises hits us concerning the Middle East. THEN SUDDENLY, WE START TO REMEMBER SEVERAL THINGS.

I want to begin today by telling you that a lot of the problem in the interpretation of MODERN DAY PROPHETS is this: It is impossible to understand Bible Prophecy without first having an understanding of Israel.

The people and the LAND of Israel are the DESTINY OF THE WORLD - - for as the JEW GOES, so GOES THE WORLD!

-The Jew is God’s yardstick/ The Jew is God’s outline

-The Jew is God’s blueprint/ -The Jew is God’s program and plan

There are times when we reach a sense in which we think GOD IS SILENT TO US BOTH Personally and Corporately – but it is then like never before we should WATCH ISRAEL!!

The eyes of the world are focused on this tiny little state – and so it should be for there is located the NERVE CENTER OF THE ENTIRE WORLD!

To be continued: I will continue this series with ISRAEL—NERVE CENTER OF THE ENTIRE WORLD

4 comments:

dkrm said...

This was a good'un, P. I liked the floating headshot too :)
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Ticker said...

Actually I have on a black shirt and that's just the way the photo turned out. No particular planning went into it. Thanks for the compliment just the same.

Maggie M. Thornton said...

Excellent, Ticker. Loved the chicken story. We know, indeed, that our world revolves around Israel and God's time.

I often wonder if God has closed the ears and eyes of so many. And if so, what do we do about it?

Ticker said...

Mark 4:22-23 (New International Version)
22For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. 23If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."
And this: Acts 28:26-27 (New International Version)
26" 'Go to this people and say,
"You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
you will be ever seeing but never perceiving."
27 For this people's heart has become calloused;they hardly hear with their ears,and they have closed their eyes.

I believe this may answer the first part of your question.

As to the answer to the second part, perhaps the words of David hold the answer: Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.