The world is embroiled in a war that is not sourced in terror, but in words. On the one hand Abraham’s seed pleads out of confessed sin for their inheritance based on God’s promise of the land of Israel to Isaac recorded and confirmed in the Old Testament to His people. On the other hand, unrepentant seeds of Mohamed, the self appointed prophet of  a god, Allah, by the sword demand possession of every portion of land on Earth. Mohamed’s blood and fire war machine has successfully taken great areas of the lands of the Earth until now. Now they are claiming the Land of Israel, God’s promised inheritance to His people. The world stands in awe as the conflict unfolds. Blood runs in the streets; the sky is thick with black clouds of smoke, obscuring even the sun at times. Leaders of each god, the God of Israel and the god of Mohamed endeavor to bring victory to their camp through mediation, but neither leader will hear Him, the only mediator between man and God, the Lord, Jesus Christ. Therefore there is no hope; it has come to God’s Word  against Mohamed‘s word. The Holy Bible of God against Mohamed’s Koran.

            Soon is the time that the Faith of Christ shall be revealed in all His power and Grace to make war from His place at the right hand of the Father of Truth, to show the world for His glory that His Word is the Word of the true and only God of the universe, and the creator of Heaven and Hell. He is the final judge, the revealer of those things which appear not and yet they are, of those things which were brought to be and have not yet come, things ordained from old for the future. The True God is the God of time and circumstances, the God of men, His or not, the God of Heaven and Hell.

            Satan has his legions, God His Word; Satan has his demons, God His Saints; Satan his possessions, God His universe. As children of God in Christ, as Christians we must join with God as those grafted into His vine to lift praises to His name on behalf of His people and heritage, that His name be glorified throughout all the world, as men stand in the “Valley of Decision”. The Scripture following best shows the power and determination set forth by God for His people and land:

              For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head; Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things: The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.   Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head: And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it. Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.   Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.   Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.   Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.   Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.   But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.   For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.” (Joel 3:1-21 KJV)

            Christians, listen! Our salvation is of the Jews, and there is no doubt about it; God has said so, and so it is; Jesus told us so: “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.” (John 4:22 KJV). If we lose faith in this fact, we have lost all that God has entrusted us with. We look for our inheritance in Christ; yet His inheritance is Israel, His people, and their inheritance is God and His Heaven. The whole of the New Covenant of Christ is FAITH, FAITH, FAITH!! What faith? Faith that in spite of what appears to be in the flesh is not so in the Spirit, faith that where there are no works of man, God will work. We must have faith that we are the power of the Spirit of God by the indwelling Holy Ghost for the purpose of spiritual battle on behalf of Israel and her people. As we in that FAITH practice the warfare of prayer for God’s people, and praise for what God is going to do, we will be God‘s inheritance, and He will be our inheritance in Christ.

            The battle is on two fronts, physical and spiritual. Israel will fight the Old Testament physical battles and those who are Israel through Christ will fight the New Testament spiritual battles by faith, knowing that God has not deserted His people; He has brought them back to their promised land in these last days to show His glory to the world. Those who stand with Israel in spiritual battle, led by the Spirit of God, will be glorified in His glory, others will taste of His wrath, eternally. “And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;” (Luke 2:34 KJV) The sign of our Lord, Spiritual regeneration, has been spoken against from the beginning, as evidenced in Stephen’s stoning, and testified to by our Lord to Nicodemus, that “Ye must be born again”. Though we speak not against this sign, but speak against God’s people, Israel, we are to be most pitied, for His coming was for this very purpose, “the rising again of many in Israel”.

            Here is where the middle wall of partition is broken down; here is where the physical needs the spiritual, and the spiritual needs the physical, where the law finds grace and Grace enfolds the law. “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:” (Ephesians 2:14-16 KJV) Christ’s coming will not have been in vain; what God has ordained shall be. We have a choice to join Christ in this battle, or die. For ye are  dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory” (Colossians 3:3-4 KJV) 

WTLMinistry   5/17/02