“Wait for What? Wait Until When?”
|The Feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashanah begins September 16, 2012. During the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), September 25-26, the Jewish people repent of all sin.
America’s fate is contingent on being on God’s side.
As individual believers in the Messiah, we walk in instant repentance and do not have to wait for the Jewish High Holidays. But as a nation we have committed every sin in the Bible. Because of God’s mercy we have not been fully judged by Him yet. But even God has His limit. The single sin that is the tipping point for God to release His wrath has to do with Israel.
Did you know that every time the U.S. does something major against Israel it gets God’s attention? It brings what I call warning judgments. For instance, nine of the ten worst U.S. economic disasters in history* happened within hours of the U.S. going against Israel. God is trying to get our attention!
“THE DAY [OF THE LORD] is NEAR when I, the LORD, will judge all godless nations! As you have done to Israel, so it will be done to you” (Obadiah 1:15 NLT).
“I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into JUDGMENT with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also DIVIDED UP MY LAND” (Joel 3:2 NKJV).
God calls Israel HIS LAND. He has LEASED His land to the Jewish people FOREVER!
“He remembers His covenant FOREVER, the word which He commanded, for a THOUSAND GENERATIONS, the covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac, and confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, TO ISRAEL as an EVERLASTING COVENANT, saying, ‘To you I will give the land of Canaan [Israel] as the allotment of your inheritance’” (Psalm 105:8-11 NKJV).
Some misguided Christians disregard the only Bible the early church had — the Old Testament. As a result, they miss what God is up to in these End Times in reference to the Jew and Israel. So for those who only regard the New Testament, I have one Scripture for you to ponder. But for a fuller understanding read Romans chapters 9-11.
“Concerning the gospel they [the Jewish people] are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are IRREVOCABLE” (Romans 11:28-29 NKJV).
We have a brief window of opportunity.During these Jewish holidays, pray for the peace of Jerusalem. God promises that YOU will prosper if you pray this way (Psalm 122:6). Pray that the United States will be a blessing to Israel and you will be blessed (Gen.12:3). Pray we have a President who takes God’s position in reference to Israel. Many Israelis and Americans recognize our current administration is not a friend of Israel.
Recently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed frustration over America’s reluctance to set a firm limit on Iran’s nuclear program. Netanyanu stated, “The world tells Israel, ‘Wait, there’s still more time.’ And I say, ‘Wait for what? Wait until when?'”