Saturday, July 15, 2006

The Burdensome Stone

"This is the word of the Lord concerning Israel. The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him, declares:
I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will hurt themselves." Zechariah 12: 1-3 NIV

In light of the current happenings in Israel and the surrounding area's I am reminded of this yet future event. As the times draw nearer it would stand to reason that the stage is being set just for such a thing. Even though current Israel is still in the dark concerning it's true messiah, God has not forgotten His promises and Christ will one day return and then all Israel will be saved, much to the blessing of the entire planet.

It is my belief that things will get a whole lot worse before they get better. Like birth pains we will continue to see the signs of the times getting closer together and with a lot more intensity. This is in no way depressing news to me because there is a great light at the end of the tunnel. Once Christ returns all things will be set to rights. The curse will be lifted and the earth will be restored to garden of Eden like conditions. "Every man under his vine and under his fig tree..." as stated at the top of this blog.

The ultimate future is one of peace and super prosperity. The earth and everything in it will finally be at peace. To me that is cause for great optimism. We can experience personal salvation right now through faith and trust in Jesus but with the salvation of the Jews will come the salvation for the earth. That's my hope and belief.


Blogger Jude said...

Amen and Amen

6:12 PM  
Blogger RL said...

Hi Jude,
Thanks for the Amen!
I'm not sure when you made the comment. I just happened to glance down the page this evening as I was installing a new site counter and saw there was a comment on this post.

Russ 8-9-06

12:26 AM  

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