Posted by: cindybythesea | December 25, 2016

The Die Has Been Cast

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“When they had crucified him they divided up his clothes by casting lots”  Matthew 27:35

For most, December 23, 2016 was just another day in the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Christmas. When in reality, the date will prove (and in the very near future, I might add) to be one of the most important and ominous we have ever known. For yesterday a decision was made that will affect all of our futures. If you are convinced this is simply a middle-East thing … you are seriously wrong. For what happened yesterday has been warned about for centuries …. but, as always … God knowing the end from the beginning …. gets it right.

Yesterday, the UN voted on a resolution that will strip Israel of East Jerusalem and rob them of the right to the Biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria. And what is worse, to add insult to injury you might say, the United States had the power to veto that resolution but did not –  an action sanctioned by the departing President whose ego would not allow him to leave office without giving his former nemesis Prime Minister Netanyahu something to remember him by. Shameful if not criminal treatment of a former ally with consequences which are both dire and irreversible. For the knife plunged so deeply into the back of the Prime Minister (and by extension his people) he will find in due time is his own.  The die has been cast.

When the soldiers sat at the feet of the crucified Jesus competing for his probably one and only possession, the very clothes that he wore they had little idea that this was anything more than another dirty job in an even dirtier (in the sense outside the sophistication of Rome) and desolate outpost called Judea. Laughing and talking, they openly mocked the one who had been labeled “King of the Jews” as they rolled the dice for his most personal possession.  Completely unaware as they did so that in their actions – prophecy was fulfilled.

“They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing” Psalm 22:18

Not that they cared about the clothing of a poor itinerant preacher. They didn’t. It was simply something to do until the men on the three crosses expired – something they knew from experience could take some time. May as well play dice.

In the same way, the world looks on waiting for that pesky nation Israel to just go away and die. For as long as Israel exists, the truth of the Bible stares each one of us in the face ….. and that’s a mirror image that many just don’t want to see.

Tired of waiting, the world acts in fulfillment of Joel 3:2-3

“…they ….divided my land. They cast lots for my people”

Knowing in doing so the odds of Israel surviving without defensible pre-1967 borders is just about nil. Bye, bye Israel. With the roll of the dice (as it were) we accomplish what the  Hitler’s and the Haman’s in their day could not.

An action that is sure to bring the wrath of God.

“I will gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment with them ….” Joel 3:2

And this is the state of the world (and where we are headed) in these the last days of the year 2016.

The United States has been on a slippery slope with God for some time now and yesterdays action may well in fact be the last straw.

A post by Michael Snyder who writes a blog titled “The Economic Collapse” says it well. There he asks the succinct question – Is America’s reprieve now over?”  A provocative question and one that deserves some serious consideration as we enter the new year. For those of you who would like to read it you can find it here. For 2017 is shaping up to be a year like no other. As one writer put it… the end is not near … it’s here!

Are you ready? Are you saved?

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. I am in agreement! As I told my husband, there you go, all nations are now against Israel because the U.S. abstaining is as good as a vote for that resolution. God’s word is truth and prophecy is being fulfilled right before our eyes.


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