Country under siege
1 Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem:
2 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about.
3 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it
shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
Firstly I like to excuse myself for not sending any messages for these few days since I was out of town and did not have access to do so. I was attending a camp and was blessed by the Lord who did teach me something very awesome but yet very alarming to the Church. As the preacher was teaching something else quoting certain scriptures the Lord was explaining me something which I did not understand since a long time. It was concerning the great anointing in some people even though they were personally far from God's plans. Someday God willing I will share that with you.
It was 2 days back I received this message to share with you. But since it touches a topic which is sensitive to many people, I was worried on how to put it across. But then the Lord does not disappoint, if He has given a task, He will also provide everything needed to do it.
This message is to do with the country of Israel. Most Christians have a very sentimental connection to this country because most of the Bible is based from this land and also mainly because the Son of man Jesus Christ came from amongst these people.
We need to firstly remember that God is the God of the whole world and not only of the people of a land. In many places when God referred to Israel His people He did not refer just to the people of that place, but all those who are His people spiritually. It is by faith we become His people and not by birth. Paul goes to great extend to explain this matter in depth in his letter to the Romans.
When I got this message about the things which will come soon against this country, I asked the Lord how do I put this across to the people who love this country so much; then the Lord gave me the parable of the King's son's wedding.
In the parable Jesus explained how the invitation was first send to the people in the city who rejected the invitation and even harmed his messengers. Later the king sends his army to destroy the people of the city. A city is defined in the Bible as a place protected by walls. It is true the people of Israel (Jews) were protected by God because of the blessing that was on them. In the same way many other nations were also blessed by the Lord in the Bible. The first nation that was blessed was the children of Cain (Mongolian race / people with a mark on the face - from which the Chinese, Japanese and most other Asian races come from). God had blessed them with worldly skills. Even the children of Ismael were blessed by the Lord. This does not mean they are exempted from all wrong. What the blessing specified was due to them but the curses that came on them due to their doing was also due on them.
Amongst all nations in the Bible the Jews were most blessed but they were the most unfortunate people for they rejected the One Who blessed them.
In my spirit I felt this message was coming soon looking at the turn of events and also by our previous messages, thus when it came I was not surprised. The Lord is telling us this, so as to let us know these events are from the Lord and also He wants to tell us as to why this is happening, so as the situation becomes very difficult for Israel let us not be alarmed.
It was for His Name's shake that He kept these people even though they rejected Him. But it is time that His purpose cannot be set aside. The sacrifice of His Son cannot be ignored or made void. The Jews primary suffered at the hands of the Lord in the Old Testament and even now it is the Lord Who is going to cause the problems unto them.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord your Name is above all names. You lifted up Jesus for the whole world to know You. Jesus humbled Himself and lifted your Purpose above all. It was neither the candle stand nor the shewbread which was in the Holies of Holy but it was the Ark of Covenant that was kept there.
Jesus died for the Cross and also told us without carrying of the Cross we too have no hopes of entering Heaven to be with You. Father God all that You do has Purpose and your Purpose is the good of man. May your Purpose be fulfilled in our lives...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatted calves are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage.
5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then said he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
9 Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage.
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
13 For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith.
14 For if they that are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of none effect:
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
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