After voicing my heart for those fleeing the terrorist and seeking refuge in other nations, I was met with many comments and also private messages, videos of torture inflicted by ISIS and a warning that we should not let them in. I’m not ignorant to the extremist or the cruel evils of religions. I believe in the words of the Bible and believe that what the book says will happen. Yes, it will indeed transpire in its time. Often what the Christians proclaim as evil and satanic is no more than a punishment from The Father. Let me explain.
If Hashem said that Nebuchadnezzar was his servant (Jerimiah 43:10) and that He was sending him to His own people to punish them and did, could He send men with black flags to a nation such as America? I believe he could. Is Islam in the Bible? Yes, yes it is. Let’s look at some verses and see how the blessings and curses work. When we look at Judges Chapter 6 we see the Midianites and the Amalekites being used by God to punish His people. Who are the Amalekites? Esau’s grandson was Amalek. Abraham’s concubine Keturah gave birth to a people called the Midianites. Let’s look at some verses and what the BIBLE warns about these locusts we call Islam. The texts refer to them as, “Sons of the East.” And guess who sends them?
“Then the sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord gave them into the hands of Midian seven years. The power of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of Midian the sons of Israel made for themselves the dens which were in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds. For it was when Israel had sown, that the Midianites would come up with the Amalekites and the sons of the east and go against them. So they would camp against them and destroy the produce of the earth as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance in Israel as well as no sheep, ox, or donkey. For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, they would COME IN LIKE LOCUST for number, both they and their camels were innumerable; and they came into the land to devastate it. So Israel was brought very low because of Midian, and the sons of Israel cried to the Lord.” 6: 1-6. The locust is mentioned throughout and we will see that they also are a representation of horses in Revelations.
“The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads, they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces.” Revelation 9:7…
Now when we get to the last days and the book of Joel, we learn more about these locust.
“Blow a trumpet in Zion,
And sound an alarm on My holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
For the day of the Lord is coming;
Surely it is near,
A day of darkness and gloom,
A day of clouds and thick darkness.
As the dawn is spread over the mountains,
So there is a great and mighty people;
There has never been anything like it,
Nor will there be again after it
To the years of many generations.
A fire consumes before them
And behind them a flame burns.
The land is like the Garden of Eden before them
But a desolate wilderness behind them,
And nothing at all escapes them.
Their appearance is like the appearance of horses;
And like war horses, so they run.”
The passage goes on to explain that men’s faces are terrified and grow pale before this army. I ask you, can a man stop this event? No, not that I am aware of. Can a man named Trump prevent a great trumpet blast? No, nor can any man. The Great day of the Lord Adonai will happen on the Feast of Trumpets and as you read the whole passage of Joel you will see the text warns for the people to call for a fast and to weep and cry out and repent.
What about the refugees fleeing the evil? Ishmael and his mother were in the wilderness crying and thirsty. HaShem heard the voice of Ishmael and saved them. Moses fled Egypt and he fled for his life from Pharaoh. He was taken in by these Midianites I wrote about earlier. A Midianite priest took him and gave him a daughter to marry and Moses names his first-born Gershom and said, “I have been a “stranger” in a foreign land.” There are many verses to look at and study and come to terms with. We cannot cut and paste and cherry pick His word.
I hope you will read all of Joel. If you are part of the left behind series and feel that this does not concern you, think again. Yes, there will be a remnant. He who endures until the end will be “saved.” But no one is getting air-lifted. Noah was not taken out of the earth, but the wicked were. Lot was not taken out of the earth but the wicked were. “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” Matthew 24:37 NIV. John 17:15 says, “I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.” NASB. To be caught up in the “air” is referring to the Spirit. Romans eight explains that our mortal bodies will be quickened and spring forth or caught up out of the grave by His Spirit. Mark 13:26-27 tells us that His angels shall gather His elect from the four winds. This explains more about being caught up in the air. Where will Yeshua be? He tells us plainly.
Job said, “I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!” Job 29:25-27 NIV. Revelations 21:1 says, “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.” NASB. This is not brand spanking new, but new as in renewed. So after you read Joel and the doom and destruction of a sounding alarm and darkness, there is also a promise made. Yes, after the fasting and weeping and mourning, The Lord says He will make up for the locust He sent.
“Then I will make up to you for the years That the swarming locust has eaten, The creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust, My great army which I sent among you.” Joel 2:25 NASB.
He ends the chapter with a promise that there will be survivors.
“And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the Lord Will be delivered; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem. There will be those who escape, As the Lord has said, Even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.” Joel 2:32.
If you have found any of these verses interesting, look for my next book, “Blow a Trumpet in Tekoa” that will be out soon…
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