A Sober Word
The nature of God is a much debated subject. Many in today’s Western decadent culture choose to believe in a god who would never hurt a flea. Really. Just think of PETA. Yet there are two facts about the God of the Bible that one must accept.
1. Yehovah is the God who is unchangeable. “For I am Yehovah, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. Malachi 3:6 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8
The point of the first verse is that if God would change, He would have destroyed Jacob (Israel). But He had made certain unconditional promises to Abraham, Issac and Jacob that are eternal.
2. God has in fact consumed/destroyed wicked people including entire cities such as Sodom and Gomorrah in the past. And He will do it in the future…The burden against Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap. Isaiah 17:1
I say this is future because Damascus, Syria is the only Middle Eastern capital city that has never been destroyed in over 5,000 years. Jerusalem on the other hand, has been destroyed at least eleven times.
These two facts about the nature of Yehovah God are the foundation of this post about Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel who is on his death-bed. He has been in a coma for seven years, but is now near death.
Much will be written in his honor in the coming days, so I need to make this point now. Even the Prime Minister of Israel is not above God’s judgments. Lionized as a great General in earlier years, his last terrible decision to withdraw all Jews from the Gaza area was his final act and his worst mistake. He found himself on the opposite end of one of God’s most unchangeable declarations.
“For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, 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.” Joel 3:1-2
Ariel Sharon divided God’s land and fell into the judgment. He was so blinded by the US pressure, he even scheduled the withdrawal from Gaza on the 9th of Av, which is the worst historical date in Jewish history. It was the date of the destruction of both the first and second temples, expulsion from Spain, and even the Holocaust. He immediately postponed it but the damage was done. Within days he suffered the tragic brain hemorrhage. The withdrawal date is also connected to US judgment because that is the day Katrina formed off the African coast. Please know that I take no joy in these facts, but they show an aspect of God that we must embrace if we live by the Bible. Even God Himself takes no pleasure in anyone’s death.
“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Therefore turn and live!” Ezekiel 18:30-32
UPDATE: Check out the story of the famous Israeli Rabbi who met the Messiah and told His name. He also said the death of Ariel Sharon would be followed by the coming of the Messiah. Click here and here.
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (READ MORE)
(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)