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Por: J.N.Robles Olarte
Reuniting the Tribes of Israel
One of the Mysteries of the Ages
by Charles Voss and Sandra Zawada (PARTE 3)
Did you read the above carefully? The setting is the Time of Jacob’s Trouble because in verse 13 ETERNAL is sending plagues. These curses are also listed in Leviticus 26 and in several places ETERNAL states, “If you still disobey Me, I will punish you seven times more severely for your sins.” We will quote Leviticus 26 to close the article.
The increase in the intensity of punishment on Israel will continue “if we continue” to be hostile to the CREATOR’s ways. Because the punishment of Judah is a sign for the House of Israel, the House of Israel still has the opportunity to change and turn to the CREATOR. If they will humble themselves and truly repent THEN they can avoid the multiplication of the intensity of plagues during these end times that is promised in the absence of their repentance. When the end comes it will come suddenly.
Isaiah 30:12-13 (NIV). “…Because you have rejected this message, relied on oppression and depended on deceit, this sin will become for you like a high wall, cracked and bulging, that collapses suddenly, in an instant.”
At this time the wall is slowly beginning to crack and bulge.
Micah 5:10-11. “And it shall be in that day,” says ETERNAL, “That I will cut off your horses from your midst and destroy your chariots. I will cut off the cities of your land and throw down all your strongholds.”
“In that day” generally refers to the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7). For “horses” Moffatt says “war horses,” our machines of war will be cut off as well as our cities–by atomic bombs (Joel 2:30 pillars of smoke?). The Mighty One says He will do this! Our CREATOR determines the outcome of wars (Psalm 33:10-19).
How plain can ETERNAL get? Here He identifies the great peoples of the earth who are the most wealthy, beneficent, and powerful. Yet at the very time their power reaches its zenith, He suddenly “breaks” the pride of their power (Leviticus 26:19), cuts off their implements of war and destroys their cities. Why?
Micah 5:11-15. I will cut off sorceress from your hand, and you shall have no soothsayers. Your carved images I will also cut off, and your sacred pillars from your midst; you shall no more worship the work of your hands [idols]. I will pluck your wooden images [crosses, steeples, and idols] from your midst; thus I will destroy your cities. And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury on the nations that have not heard.
No Letup for the House of Israel
Israel refuses to heed the sign so our SOVEREIGN instructs Ezekiel…
Ezekiel 6:2-4. “Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, and say, ‘O mountains of Israel, hear the word of ETERNAL SOVEREIGN’! Thus says ETERNAL SOVEREIGN to the mountains, to the hills, to the ravines, and to the valleys: ‘Indeed I, even I, will bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places [of religious worship]. Then your altars shall be desolate, your incense altars shall be broken, and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.’”
…6:5-7. “And I will lay the corpses of the children of Israel before their idols, and I will scatter your bones all around your altars. In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate, so that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, your idols may be broken and made to cease, your incense altars may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. The slain shall fall in your midst, and you shall know that I am ETERNAL.”
…6:8-10. “Yet I will leave a remnant, so that you may have some who escape the sword among the nations, when you are scattered through the countries. Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations where they are carried captive, because I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols; they will loathe themselves for the evils which they committed in all their abominations. And they shall know that I am ETERNAL; I have not said in vain that I would bring this calamity upon them.”
This remnant will live to fight another day, as we will see below in the Day of the Wrath of our SOVEREIGN. Now returning to Deuteronomy 28, we see a breakdown on this.
Deuteronomy 28:32-36. [some taken captive, famine, and pestilence]. You will watch as your sons and daughters are taken away as slaves. Your heart will break with longing for them, but you will not be able to help them. A foreign nation you have not even heard of* will eat the crops you will have worked so hard to grow. You will always be oppressed and crushed. You will go mad because of all the tragedy you see around you. ETERNAL will cover you with boils from head to foot. He will exile you and the king you will choose to a nation to whom neither you nor your ancestors gave a second thought; and while in exile you shall worship g-d’s of wood and stone!
*Could this be the upcoming North American Union?
…28:37-46. [those still alive]. You will be an object of horror, locust and worms will eat what few crops you grow that don’t drop off. Your sons and daughters will be snatched away from you as slaves. Foreigners living among you shall become richer and richer while you become poorer and poorer; they will be the head and you will have to borrow from them. All these curses shall pursue and overtake you until you are destroyed–all because you refuse to listen to ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN. These horrors shall befall you and your descendants as a warning:
…28:47-48. [more taken captive]. You will become slaves to your enemies because of your failure to praise the SOVEREIGN for all that He has given you. You will be hungry, thirsty, naked, and in want of everything. A yoke of iron shall be placed around your neck until you are destroyed!
…28:49-57. [war and famine]. ETERNAL will send a distant nation who you cannot understand and they will be fierce, angry, and will have no mercy on young or old. They will eat all of your food and siege your cities. In starvation, you will even eat the flesh of your children and families who are still alive.
…28:58-63. [those still alive]. If you refuse to obey all the laws written in this book, thus refusing reverence to the glorious and fearful Name of ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN, then ETERNAL will send perpetual plagues upon you and upon your children. He will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt that you feared so much, and they shall plague the land. And that is not all. ETERNAL will bring upon you every sickness and plague there is, even those not mentioned in this book, until you are destroyed. There will be few of you left, even though before, you were as numerous as the stars. All this will happen “IF” you do not listen to ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN. Just as ETERNAL has rejoiced over you and has done such wonderful things for you and has multiplied you, so ETERNAL, at that time, will rejoice in destroying you; and you shall disappear from the land.
…28:64-68. [scattered and tormented]. For ETERNAL will scatter you among all the nations from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship heathen g-d’s that neither you nor your ancestors have known, g-d’s made of wood and stone! There among those nations you shall find no rest, but ETERNAL will give you trembling hearts, darkness, and bodies wasted from sorrow and fear. Your lives will hang in doubt. You will live night and day in fear, and will have no reason to believe that you will see the morning light. In the morning you will say, “Oh, that night were here!” And in the evening you will say, “Oh, that morning were here!” You will say this because of the awesome horrors surrounding you. Then ETERNAL will send you back to Egypt in ships, a journey I promise you would never need to make again; and there you will offer to sell yourselves to your enemies as slaves–but no one will even want to buy you.
Those who are remaining will just be left out in the cold to die. Brethren, if you are still reading this, please understand that I hate writing this worse than you hate reading it. All the people of the 13 tribes of the Greater Commonwealth of Israel must begin to Quest for the Ancient of Days. I wish that I will be proven wrong, but it appears that it is too late to save the nations, but you as an individual, if you are breathing, you still have time to seek the ETERNAL CREATOR our loving SOVEREIGN. If you do not then the next verse is what will happen…
Amos 4:12. “Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your SOVEREIGN, O Israel!”
Israel Will be Gathered Again
Memory point: Israel sinned very badly requiring ETERNAL’s sending the traumatic circumstances of captivity during the Time of Jacob’s Trouble upon Israel to turn them around. All 13 tribes will be released from captivity together for the second time.
“In that Day” is the time when ETERNAL will send all thirteen tribes of Israel into captivity amongst the Gentiles for their continued worship of the Queen of Heaven.
Deuteronomy 30:1-3. Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN drives you; and you return to ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, that ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN has scattered you.
Did you notice what is said in the above Scriptures? Our SOVEREIGN states that He will bring Israel back again after they repented. Now notice what ETERNAL states a few verses further down.
Deuteronomy 30:9. …For ETERNAL will again rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers.
ETERNAL says He will rejoice over us as He rejoiced over our fathers, meaning when He brought them back out of Egyptian captivity. There are two captivities where He rescues all of Israel. The first when our forefathers were led out by Moses and the second when all of Jacob will be lead out of captivity by the Mashiach.19 (When the House of Judah was freed from Babylon captivity it was only 3 tribes and not all 13.)
There is not room to quote the entire context here, so it is your responsibility to check these things out for yourself to see if they are so.
Isaiah 11:11-12. It shall come to pass in that day that ETERNAL shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left, from Assyria and Egypt, from Pathros and Cush, from Elam and Shinar, from Hamath and the islands of the sea. He will set up a banner20 for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth…
…11:16. …There will be a highway for the remnant of His people who will be left from Assyria, as it was for Israel in the day that he came up from the land of Egypt.
Once again, ETERNAL will be the true Shepherd. ETERNAL is such a loving Savior. He will gather the lambs with His arm and carry them in His bosom. He will gently lead those with young.
Isaiah 40:11. He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young.
Our loving SOVEREIGN states that as The Shepherd, He will rescue His people bringing them to His Hill, and pour out on them showers of blessings. All of a gathered and reunited Israel will be His people. That is a beautifully written passage in Ezekiel 34:11-31.
All the Nations of Greater Israel will be gathered back to the land promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: to The Promised Land.
Jeremiah 16:14-15. “Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says ETERNAL, “that it shall no more be said, ‘ETERNAL lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘ETERNAL lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.”
Jeremiah 23:7-8 (NIV). “So then, the days are coming,” declares ETERNAL, “when people will no longer say, ‘As surely as ETERNAL lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ but they will say, ‘As surely as ETERNAL lives, who brought the descendants of Israel up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.’ Then they will live in their own land.”
Jeremiah 31:10,11. Hear the word of ETERNAL, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, “He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.” For ETERNAL has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of one stronger than he…”
This is just a preview of past and future events. We will cover them individually as we go along.
The next “way mark” in the history of prophecy is the “fall of Jerusalem.” Immediately following that will the fall of all 13 tribes of Israel. Then ETERNAL Himself, not the Mashiach (Messiah), will stand on the Mount of Olives and the Mount will split in two. ETERNAL will call the Mashiach and the Prophet to stand from their graves. ETERNAL will use them to “Gather” Israel out of captivity to bring them to the wilderness outside the Valley of Jezreel. In the wilderness, ETERNAL will separate the sheep from the goats, take the sheep (the Righteous Remnant) into the Valley of Jezreel where He will remarry Israel, and give them a new heart and a new language.
During that time, ETERNAL gathers the nations for the final battle. After that event is over, the 1000-year Wonderful World of Tomorrow will begin.
The Remnant Brought to Jezreel.
Just to recap with Scripture: We will have the downfall of Judah and the rest of Israel. We will start with the downfall of all of Judah with the 2/3’s who die and the 1/3 that goes into captivity to later to be brought to the Valley of Jezreel.
Zechariah 13:7. 21 “Awake, O sword, against My shepherd, against the man who is My companion,” says ETERNAL of hosts. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; then I will turn My hand against the little ones.”
…13:8. And it shall come to pass in all the land,” says ETERNAL, “That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, but one-third shall be left in it.”
So, what will happen to those who are brought out of their respective countries? The remnant, those brought out of captivity, will be taken to the wilderness outside the Valley of Jezreel and separated into two groups.
Ezekiel 20:34-35. “I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will plead My case with you face to face…”
…20:38-39. “…I will purge the rebels from among you, and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the country where they sojourn, but they shall not enter the land of Israel.22 Then you will know that I am ETERNAL.”
The rebels will be left in the desert until after the war and the Righteous Remnant will be taken into the valley because they gladly embrace their SOVEREIGN’s ways. Since ETERNAL knows our hearts, He knows who is righteous and who is unrighteous. Remember to be “righteous” is to be “lawful”; to be “unrighteous” is to be “unlawful.” In other words, those who follow CREATOR’s ways, to the letter, are the righteous.
Ezekiel 34:13. “And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country…”
…34:16-17. “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment. And as for you, O My flock,” thus says ETERNAL SOVEREIGN: “Behold, I shall judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats.”
The righteous will be taken home to the Valley of Jezreel where both Houses will be united into the House of Israel as when they were under King David. The first awakening will occur and all the righteous until that moment will stand from the grave or will be changed into spirit beings. 23
The Day of Wrath of The ETERNAL
When the Righteous Remnant are safe in the Valley Of Jezreel, the Mighty One of Israel will go forth in battle. A warning trumpet will be given that ETERNAL is coming and is ready to do battle with the enemies of His people.
Joel 2:1. Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My [ Pure ] Mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of ETERNAL is coming, for it is at hand.
…3:2,12. “I [ETERNAL] will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there… Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat:24 for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
The trumpet is blown to warn of war and ETERNAL gathers all the nations to battle.
Zechariah 14:1-2. Behold, the day of ETERNAL is coming, and your spoil will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
The Mighty One stands on the Mount of Olives next to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.
…14:3-5. Then ETERNAL will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. And in that day His [ETERNAL’s] feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south. Then you shall flee through My mountain valley, for the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus ETERNAL my SOVEREIGN will come, and all the saints with You.
The saints25 are the newly changed righteous spirit beings. Therefore, the saints are with ETERNAL when He stands on the Mount of Olives. The saints must be the Righteous Remnant who is now changed to spirit beings along with as the Mashiach and Prophet. How does ETERNAL fight a battle?
Zechariah 14:12-13 (TLB). And ETERNAL will send a plague on all the people who fought Jerusalem. They will become like walking corpses, their flesh rotting away; their eyes will shrivel in their sockets, and their tongues will decay in their mouths. They will be seized with terror, panic-stricken from ETERNAL, and will fight against each other in hand-to-hand combat.
In verse 5 above the saints will be with ETERNAL, so what will they be doing?
Zechariah 14:14-15 (TLB). All Judah will be fighting at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the neighboring nations will be confiscated–great quantities of gold and silver and fine clothing. (This same plague will strike the horses, mules, camels, donkeys, and all the other animals in the enemy camp.)
The Two Sticks
The Two Houses of Jacob will become one House when ETERNAL joins them together.
Ezekiel 37:15-17. .(TLB). Again, the word of ETERNAL came to me, saying, “As for you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: ‘For Judah and for the children of Israel, his companions.’ Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel, his companions.’ Then join them one to another for yourself into one stick, and they will become one in your hand.”
…37:18-20. And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, “Will you not show us what you mean by these?”; say to them, “Thus says ETERNAL SOVEREIGN: Surely I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will join them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand. And the sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes.”
…37:21-22. Then say to them, “Thus says ETERNAL SOVEREIGN: Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again.”
…37:23-25. “They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their SOVEREIGN. David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them. Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children’s children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever.”
…37:26-28. “Moreover I will make a Covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting Covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. My Tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their SOVEREIGN, and they shall be My people. The nations also will know that I, ETERNAL, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”
Reuniting the Tribes of Israel
One of the Mysteries of the Ages
by Charles Voss and Sandra Zawada (PARTE 4)
The Start of the Wonderful World of Tomorrow
ETERNAL will make a Covenant of Peace with His people.26 He will make them dwell safely. He will make them a blessing for the world. King David will be their King.
Isaiah 11:1-5. There shall come forth a Rod [David] from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch [David] shall grow out of his [Jesse’s] roots. The Spirit of ETERNAL shall rest upon him [David]. The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of ETERNAL. His delight is in the fear of ETERNAL, and he [David] shall not judge by the sight of his eyes, nor decide by the hearing of his ears. But with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of his loins, and faithfulness the belt of his waist.
Everything will be wonderful and peace will flow like a river..
…11:6-9. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling [calf] together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy Mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of ETERNAL as the waters cover the sea.
The next series of verses are a look back to see how the Davidic Kingdom began, how it is set up, and some of the blessings.
…11:10-11. And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, who shall stand as a banner 27 to the people; for the Gentiles shall seek Him, and His resting place shall be glorious. It shall come to pass in that day that ETERNAL shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left, from Assyria and Egypt, from Pathros and Cush, from Elam and Shinar, from Hamath and the islands of the sea.
…11:12-13. He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. Also the envy of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not harass Ephraim.
Israel will now work together to keep peace in the world and a look back on how it began.
…11:14-16. But they [Israel] shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines toward the west; together they shall plunder the people of the East; they shall lay their hand on Edom and Moab; and the people of Ammon shall obey them. ETERNAL will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt; with His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River, and strike it in the seven streams, and make men cross over dry-shod. There will be a highway for the remnant of His people who will be left from Assyria, as it was for Israel in the day that he came up from the land of Egypt.
More on the Wonderful World of Tomorrow
Ezekiel 34:22-24 (TLB). So I Myself will save My flock; no more will they be picked on and destroyed. And I will notice which is plump and which is thin, and why! And I will set one Shepherd over all My people, even My Servant David. He shall feed them and be a Shepherd to them. And I, ETERNAL, will be their SOVEREIGN, and My Servant David shall be a Prince among My people. I, ETERNAL, have spoken it.
…34:25-28. “I will make a peace pact with them and drive away the dangerous animals from the land, so that My people can safely camp in the wildest places and sleep safely in the woods. I will make My people and their homes around My hill a blessing. And there shall be showers, showers of blessing, for I will not shut off the rains but send them in their seasons. Their fruit trees and fields will yield bumper crops, and everyone will live in safety. When I have broken off their chains of slavery and delivered them from those who profiteered at their expense, they shall know I am ETERNAL. No more will other nations conquer them nor wild animals attack. They shall live in safety and no one shall make them afraid.”
…34:29-31. “And I will raise up a notable Vine [the Mashiach King David], in Israel so that My people will never again go hungry nor be shamed by heathen conquest. In this way they will know that I, ETERNAL their SOVEREIGN, am with them, and that they, the people of Israel, are My people,” says ETERNAL SOVEREIGN. You are My flock, the sheep of My pasture. You are My men and I am your SOVEREIGN, so says ETERNAL.”
Others Will be Gathered
The sons of the foreigner who join themselves to ETERNAL to serve Him will be gathered along with the outcasts of Israel. They are the foreigners who love the Name of ETERNAL. They want to be His servants. They keep the Sabbath and do not defile it. They hold fast His Covenant. ETERNAL will bring them to His set-apart mountain and make them joyful in His house of prayer. They will offer burnt offerings and sacrifices to ETERNAL and He will accept them. ETERNAL’s House shall be called a House of Prayer for all nations.
Isaiah 56:1-3. Thus says ETERNAL: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for My salvation is about to come, and My righteousness to be revealed. Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it; who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.” Do not let the son of the foreigner who has joined himself to ETERNAL speak, saying, “ETERNAL has utterly separated me from His people”…
…56:6-8. Also the sons of the foreigner who join themselves to ETERNAL, to serve Him, and to love the Name of ETERNAL, to be His servants. Everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and holds fast My Covenant; even them I will bring to My [Set-apart] Mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My House shall be called a House of Prayer for all nations.” ETERNAL SOVEREIGN, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, “Yet I will gather to him others besides those who are gathered to him.”
A New Covenant
Memory points: “Israel sinned very badly provoking ETERNAL. Both the House of Judah and the House of Israel are to be sent into captivity during the Time of Jacob’s Trouble.28 Israel repents and our SOVEREIGN sends the Mashiach29 to bring them from among the Gentiles.”
The Mashiach (Messiah) brings the captives of both Houses to the wilderness outside of the Valley of Jezreel. There ETERNAL separates the sheep from the goats (Ezekiel 34:17). Those who have chosen ETERNAL and are not rebellious to Him and those that loathe themselves in their own sight are taken home to the Valley of Jezreel where ETERNAL marries Israel. 30
Jeremiah 31:31-32. “Behold, the days are coming,” says ETERNAL, “when I will make a new Covenant with the House of Israel and with the House of Judah–not according to the Covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt. My Covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” says ETERNAL.
A New Heart and a New Spirit
This is a very important passage because it gives us a very good picture of the whole house of Israel and what will happen to those who will follow ETERNAL and those who will not follow ETERNAL. He cast the House of Israel in its entirety far off among the Gentiles (Ezekiel 11:16). ETERNAL scattered them among the countries yet He did not abandon them completely. Then, He says that He will gather the House of Israel from the people, assemble them, and give them the land of Israel. Then He is going to make a new Covenant with them and give them one heart and put a new spirit within them for those who will walk in His statues and keep His judgments. THOSE WILL BE HIS PEOPLE! NEVERTHELESS, those whose hearts follow their own desire and follow after detestable things will have to pay the price.
What a wonderful thing! ETERNAL will give those who remain one heart and put a new spirit within them. They won’t have a stony heart any longer. Hurrah! They will have a heart of flesh and walk in ETERNAL’s statues and keep His judgments and do them. They will be His people and ETERNAL will be their SOVEREIGN.
Ezekiel 11:19-20. “Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their SOVEREIGN.”
Everyone who is reading this has a choice. You can follow CREATOR now and choose His way, or you can go through unimaginable suffering until your pride is broken and you finally choose Him. Thankfully, the CREATOR has given those who are in the House of Israel a choice. The sign of Jerusalem falling is for the House of Israel to see and know the time has come. IF we choose CREATOR’s way, we will not have the plagues intensity multiplied sevenfold repeatedly trying to get us to correct our evil ways. In essence, this can be hard or it can be VERY hard–it’s all up us to us individually–we have a choice. Lets recap:
Leviticus 26:14-16. (TLB). “But if you will not listen to Me or obey Me, but reject My Laws, this is what I will do to you…”
The CREATOR is speaking here. By our pride and disobedience we will be putting the CREATOR in a position to have to correct His chosen people.
…26:16-17. “…I will punish you with sudden terrors and panic, and with tuberculosis and burning fever; your eyes shall be consumed and your life shall ebb away; you will sow your crops in vain, for your enemies will eat them. I will set my face against you and you will flee before your attackers; those who hate you will rule you; you will even run when no one is chasing you!
…26:18-20. And if you still disobey me, I will punish you seven times more severely for your sins. I will break your proud power and make your heavens as iron and your earth as bronze. Your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its crops, nor your trees their fruit.
…26:21-22. And if even then you will not obey Me and listen to me, I will send you seven times more plagues because of your sins. I will send wild animals to kill your children and destroy your cattle and reduce your numbers so that your roads will be deserted.
…26:23-26. And if even this will not reform you, but you continue to walk against My wishes, then I will walk against your wishes, and I, even I, will personally smite you seven times for your sin. I will revenge the breaking of My Covenant by bringing war against you. You will flee to your cities, and I will send a plague among you there; and you will be conquered by your enemies. I will destroy your food supply so that one oven will be large enough to bake all the bread available for ten entire families; and you will still be hungry after your pittance has been doled out to you.
…26:27-31. And if you still won’t listen to Me or obey Me, then I will let loose My great anger and send you seven times greater punishment for your sins. You shall eat your own sons and daughters, and I will destroy the altars on the hills where you worship your idols, and I will cut down your incense altars, leaving your dead bodies to rot among your idols; and I will abhor you. I will make your cities desolate, and destroy your places of worship, and will not respond to your incense offerings.
…26:32-39. Yes, I will desolate your land; your enemies shall live in it, utterly amazed at what I have done to you. I will scatter you out among the nations, destroying you with war as you go. Your land shall be desolate and your cities destroyed. Then at last the land will rest and make up for the many years you refused to let it lie idle; for it will lie desolate all the years that you are captives in enemy lands. Yes, then the land will rest and enjoy its Sabbaths! It will make up for the rest you didn’t give it every seventh year when you lived upon it. And for those who are left alive, I will cause them to be dragged away to distant lands as prisoners of war and slaves. There they will live in constant fear. The sound of a leaf driven in the wind will send them fleeing as though chased by a man with a sword; they shall fall when no one is pursuing them. Yes, though none pursue they shall stumble over each other in flight, as though fleeing in battle, with no power to stand before their enemies. You shall perish among the nations and be destroyed among your enemies. Those left shall pine away in enemy lands because of their sins, the same sins as those of their fathers.
All of the punishment that will be multiplied upon the House of Israel, we have brought on ourselves. We can stop the punishment by turning to the CREATOR! Do you think this will happen? Are you willing to give up your religion to embrace the CREATOR and Him alone? Yes, we have brought the consequences of sin on ourselves–now the Mighty One, Himself will bring on us punishment unless we choose the right way and only HE is the right way. Notice that Israel will repent, finally…
Leviticus 26:40-42. But at last they shall confess their sins and their fathers’ sins of treachery against Me. (Because they were against Me, I was against them, and brought them into the land of their enemies.) When at last their evil hearts are humbled and they accept the punishment I send them for their sins, then I will remember again My promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I will remember the land (and its desolation).