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15.05.2019 Feature Article

God Has Made His Promises Relevant And Has Come To Past

God Has Made His Promises Relevant And Has Come To Past
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By the grace of God, lead by the Holy Spirit of God I am joining the old Prophets and the Apostle to throw pieces of thoughts and teachings showing How God loves His people.. And judging by these revelations the word of God is true, established and it is come past and many will come past accordingly..

When God began from patriarch to curve a nation or people for Himself through the many prophets and individuals I have already mentioned in my series during this week; Israel has to take her place in the nations of the world despite all attempts to destroy them. In fact, Jerusalem, the City of David has been at the center of all land hustling and the keeping of the faithfulness of God. So is God keeping His promises to the faithful saints of the Body of Jesus Christ (CHURCH) who have suffered persecution since HER Bridegroom and Saviour, builder of their Faith Jesus Christ came to live among men? The recent Sri Lankan incident serves as a reminder of how faith our God is.

But remember, all those who even have to die in the manner as the patriarch, killed, and even the recent followers of Jesus Christ killed in Sri Lanka won't be in vain.

"I will put My Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land." (Ezekiel 37:14).And God has kept and is still remaining faithful on His "WORD".

Throughout Scripture, God told His prophets that He will regather, restore, and establish the Jewish people to their promised homeland in Israel. This also He has done it without any shaadow of doubt.

Jeremiah, Isaiah, Zechariah, and Ezekiel all prophesied that the Jews would be regathered to Israel far in the future—even after the Romans exiled most of them to the four corners of the earth almost 2,000 years ago.

In particular, many believe Ezekiel’s prophecy in chapter 37 of his book is unfolding before our eyes. Before our very, the sayings and His (YAHWEH) words are yes and yes.

In fact, tomorrow the state of Israel will celebrate its 71st anniversary (according to the Gregorian calendar) since it became a modern state on May 14, 1948.

Israel’s 71st Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) was celebrated throughout Israel, last week beginning sunset on Lyar 4 and ending at sunset on Lyar 5 on the Hebrew calendar (May 8–9, 2019 on the Gregorian calendar).

A Nation in Need of Restoration( A brief history about the nation of God and His chosen nation will help return your faith and remain sure that every word and promises in His word will COME to past.

It is often taught that Ezekiel was 25 years old when he was exiled during the second deportation of Jews to Babylon in 597 BC. Five years later God called him to be His prophet.

That exile ended in 538 BC when King Cyrus allowed about 50,000 Jews to return to Israel, where they began to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple.

But Israel did not regain national independence until the story of Hanukkah happened in 140 BC when the Maccabees defeated the Seleucid (Greek) rulers and established the Hasmonean (Jewish) Dynasty. However, this short-lived kingdom ended in 37 BC when Herod became king of Judah, and the Romans gained authority over the Jewish people.

During the time of Yeshua (Jesus), the Jewish people survived as second-class citizens in the Holy Land, enduring much hardship.

More tragically, after the Romans destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD, most of the Jews were dispersed to the four corners of the earth. Only a small percentage remained in the Holy Land over the centuries.

Jerusalem; THE PLACE on earth God has chosen for Himself can never be wrestled from His hand no matter the amount of destruction it has or will suffer. Bless Israel and the Jewish People, and do not be part of the politics of doom.

“Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.” (Ezekiel 37:11) This certainly was the human thought about the people God choose then and now.

That certainly describes what so many Jewish people have been feeling for centuries, after enduring social, economic, and political restrictions, deportations, ghettos, persecutions, pogroms, and eventually the mass extermination of more than one-half of all living Jews (6 million) during the Holocaust.

And that is the utter despair that God shows Ezekiel.

First, God takes Ezekiel by the Spirit to a valley where His glory once resided, just as God's glory once resided in Jerusalem. (Ezekiel 3:27)

Later, in chapter 37, God takes the prophet again to a valley. However, this time, he sees piles of dried up bones, which God identifies as the House of Israel.

A pile of bones.
"Son of man, can these bones live?" asks God. "O Lord GOD, You know," answers Ezekiel. (Ezekiel 37:3).

Many anti-Semitic people, as well as Islamic governments, have decided that Israel should not live. Iran, for instance, constantly states that they will wipe Israel off the map. Well yes, looking at their association and false beliefs as has also been taught to many in almost every part of the earth in vain religion, including the capture of the Church by the Roman Empire.

But God knows that they will live!
God declares that although He will punish Israel for their sins, He will never destroy them completely (Jeremiah 30:11). Instead, He alone will be the one to restore Israel:

"I will build you and you will be rebuilt." (Jeremiah 31:4)

"I am bringing them from the north country, And I will gather them from the remote parts of the earth." (Jeremiah 31:8)

"I will lead them; I will make them walk by streams of waters, On a straight path in which they will not stumble; For I am a father to Israel, And Ephraim is My firstborn." (Jeremiah 31:9)

So, God tells Ezekiel:
"Prophesy over these bones and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones, … ‘I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the LORD.’” (Ezekiel 37:4–5)

Ezekiel prophesies and behold! Bones attach to bones. Sinews grow on them, then flesh, then skin. But there’s no breath in them. (Ezekiel 37:8).As you read this with me Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit of God is also not only restoring the nation of Israel, but the Church is being restored to its original "WAY" with many acclaimed leaders repenting and surrounding their churches and members to God. And follow the footpath of the original Chruch. Go quickly to the Book of Revelation and study also that the Lord will enrich faithful saints to help HIM rebuild the worship of God in many ways.

Like Adam, when God physically formed him from the earth, he was without the breath of God and not yet alive. So, too with these dry bones. I pray over every stalled situation in the lives of the true followers of God that whatever their situation which has stalled in the name of Jesus Christ may He restore and put flesh back onto them to start working even better again than the past. Amen.

So, Ezekiel prophesies, “Thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life,’ … and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.’” (Ezekiel 37:9–10)

Many people believe that this refers to the Jewish people coming out of the ashes of the Holocaust, starting in 1944 and returning to the Land of Israel en masse, which fast-forwarded the rebirthing of the Jewish Homeland after 2,000 years of exile.

By 1947, nearly 630,000 Jews lived in the Holy Land. In 1990, 3 million Jews lived in Israel. Now in 2019, more than 6.7 million Jews live in Israel!

But this is only a partial fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecy. There are still 8 million Jewish people dispersed throughout the world. Moreover, the prophet also saw a spiritual rebirth!

Observant Jews read Ezekiel’s vision of a revived House of Israel (verses 37:1–14) on Shabbat during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which celebrates how God delivered the Jewish people out of Egypt to become a nation of their own.

God's Spirit Arises
God is so good and merciful to His people that Ezekiel prophesies an end-time spiritual awakening for them! This is also a comfort to the scion or the Gentile nation also born anew of the Holy Spirit. We are born again to part of the wonderful redemption and salvation become heirs to Abraham. Enjoy God through Jesus Christ practically with our spirits.

“I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned and will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God.” (Ezekiel 37:23)

And again, He says:
“‘I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken and done it,’ declares the LORD.” (Ezekiel 37:14). If you have ever doubted God, please now repent and be part of this wonderful spiritual awakening and don't lose out and remain the greed and wickedness of the worldly system headed by the Anti-Christ.

God also speaks through Zechariah to tell us that after the Jewish people are back in the Land of Israel …

“I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look to Me, about one they have pierced, and mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieves bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”

“On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to cleanse them from sin and impurity.” (Zechariah 12:10–13:1)

Yet, not all the Jewish people in Israel will survive the last days. God will bring one-third of them through the Refiner’s Fire as they come to know their Messiah of Israel, God in the flesh.

“. . . I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are My people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’” (Zechariah 13:7–9)

Jewish Believers in Yeshua (Jesus) as the Messiah begin their Shabbat dinner at

home in Israel as other Jewish people do: the woman of the home lights the Shabbat

candles and recites a blessing (TBN Israel YouTube capture, which I have kept out to concentrate on the word relevant to us).

Today, there are about 20,000 Jewish Believers in Israel, which means that more than 99% of the Jewish people in Israel do not know their Messiah Yeshua.

The good news is that the spiritual awakening has begun!

Sadly, anti-Semitism is rising around the world. During the past six months in the United States, where nearly 5.5 million Jews live, twelve people were murdered in two synagogue shootings—the worst hate violence against Jews on record there.

Will global hatred such as this help to push the remaining 8 million Jews still dispersed throughout the nations to return home?

We do know that one day God will bring them all home. And we know He will continue bringing spiritual awakening to His Chosen People because He promised it through His prophets. Our God is very, very, good and those who will serve Him in truth and in His Spirit with our spirit and not our corrupted flesh. SHALOM.

Jude Thaddeus Taylor
Jude Thaddeus Taylor, © 2019

The author has 193 publications published on Modern Ghana. Column Page: JudeThaddeusTaylor

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