One week from today- Sept 20th– I believe the Lord is gathering the nations as described in Joel 3:2 –Here is what the Lord says: “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.”
Today, Sept 13th, representatives of 193 countries are coming together on the east side of Manhattan for the opening of the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The nations are gathering–not just for normal business–But because of item # 36 on their agenda titled “The question of Palestine”
On September 20th—Item # 36 will come up for a vote. The question to the nations will be “Shall Palestine be recognized as a legimate state? ” Recognizing a Palestinian state means voting for the creation of an Arab state in the biblical heartland of the Land of Israel. It means voting for the “permanent” division of God’s land.
The scripture in Joel says the LORD will gather the nations together—why? –For decades many nations have been pulling and pushing Israel around, instigating wars against her, fomenting hatred of her, taking advantage of her, plotting against her, holding her in derision, and just bullying her relentlessly and heartlessly, in a never-ending way.
But now, now comes the time to decide. God is giving them the choice. For some nations – those that long ago sold their souls to the devil, voting to divide the land of Israel will be easy and quick. For others, there will be ethical and moral questions to weigh up. These nations know that they know that to recognize Palestine will be to do a terrible injustice to the Jews. Will they still proceed?
The nations of this world will secure their places in the Valley of Jehoshaphat.(Jehoshphat means judgement) For during the course of their deliberations, they will be called upon to vote for, or against, recognizing a Palestinian state.
Israel stands alone on the world stage. In fact, at the UN – and this is not new or rare –Israel will stand alone in the dock. Does Israel have any friends?
The universal recognition of “Palestine” as a state in its own right will be an indictment of the Jewish people, the world’s rejection and dismissal of their claims to their patrimony and a charge accusing them of usurping another people’s land.
The judgment on this event has already been determined and will soon be passed. It was seen thousands of years ago by the prophets of Israel who must have shivered as they recorded God’s expressions of His fury.
Joel 3, parts of which are quoted at the top of this note, is only one of these warnings. Read the whole chapter. See also Isaiah 34, Isaiah 63, Psalm 94, God has a day of vengeance for the controversy of Zion. (Isaiah 34:8). He describes the valley of Jehoshaphat as the winepress of His wrath into which He will gather the nations. Soon – if He has not already begun – He will start to tread them out, crushing them like grapes beneath His feet.
How awful His judgment will be!
What can we do? How do we pray? How can our voice be heard? I really do not know how to express the seriousness of this— other than to plead with you—PRAY FOR ISRAEL
Comment by Wickus:
This is a re-post from Facebook. I feel the urgency in my spirit. Something is about to give.