Ousting Israel and Challenging God
The world continues to challenge Israel’s right to exist. Jerusalem belonging to Israel seems to be more than nations and people can bear. This need to destroy Israel and take Jerusalem will not stop until the return of Christ Jesus. What we are to do is connect the dots that tell us the return of Christ is getting closer.
Zephaniah 2:1 Gather together and pray, you shameless nation, 2 while there still is time—before judgment begins and your opportunity is blown away like chaff; before the fierce anger of the Lord falls and the terrible day of his wrath begins. 3 Beg him to save you, all who are humble—all who have tried to obey. Walk humbly and do what is right; perhaps even yet the Lord will protect you from his wrath in that day of doom. 4 Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron—these Philistine cities, too, will be rooted out and left in desolation. 5 And woe to you Philistines living on the coast and in the land of Canaan, for the judgment is against you too. The Lord will destroy you until not one of you is left. 6 The coastland will become a pasture, a place of shepherd camps and folds for sheep. 7 There the little remnant of the tribe of Judah will be pastured. They will lie down to rest in the abandoned houses in Ashkelon. For the Lord God will visit his people in kindness and restore their prosperity again.
God is calling all to repentance before the time of repentance is gone. What are people doing during the time of repentance, they are allowing it to “be blown away like chaff”. They will ignore this time until the “terrible day of God’s wrath (tribulation)…. [read more]