Mark 13:27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. |
Over many centuries now God has punished Israel by banishing His people from His Land. The world needs to finally realize that that strip of land by the Mediterranean Sea, which was historically called 'Israel' but which the Romans renamed 'Palestina', ultimately belongs to God and that He gives it to whoever He pleases, regardless of world opinion.
The fact that God banished His first-born son to exile in the nations of the world never authorized these nations to get onto the 'act'. Can you imagine disciplining your son and suddenly the whole neighborhood joining on it? God's discipline is measured; His anger is but for a moment, and His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning (Psalms 30:5).
All the prophecies of what would happen to Israel if they stubbornly disobeyed have already been fulfilled under the Roman invasion, occupation, sacking and destruction of Israel, the Great Exile (Deuteronomy 28; Matthew 24). As the Assyrians and the Babylonians were moved by God to punish Israel so were the Romans, but whereas these powers had sort of a divine mandate (which they abused) to punish Israel, neither did the Catholic and Protestant Churches, nor Germany received such a mandate, and even less, today’s radical Islam.
Ancient history teaches us that every world power who persecuted God's people lost their right to domination, even if they were doing it by divine mandate. Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Greece, and Rome all saw their downfall as a punishment for their oppression of God's people.
Prophecies of Scriptures teach us that a day comes when God reinstates His people in the Land He promised to give them through Abraham (Deuteronomy 30:1-7). Scriptures also tell us that at that time many nations will rise against re-instated Israel (Ezekiel 38-39), and that these nations will pay a devastating price for it (Deuteronomy 32:40-42; Ezekiel 39:4; Matthew 24:28; Revelations 19:17-18).
Countries today are faced with very important decisions. A simple study of Scripture shows the world that God has turned His favor again on His people of old, on His first-born son; that whereas the world is already indebted to God for the unwarranted persecution of His exiled people, those who stand in the way of His present will will most certainly be the recipient of His great wrath.
Whatever anyone else does: God's will will be done!
Patrick Gabriel Lumbroso
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