When day has no dark of night

On January 2, 2012 by Admin

Headlines 1/2/2012

Persia…

US sanctions on Iran’s central bank. Tehran has called this an act of war

Iranian missile spin closes Hormuz for five hours

Iran Test-Fires New Missiles

Gomer… See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins

Assad will fight from new mountain fortress if civil war engulfs Syria

Syria Observers Urged to Leave

…and many nations with them

Al Qaeda, Taliban Call on Pakistani Militants to Join Clashes in Afghanistan

They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is doing a service to God… Cush and Put will be with them

Nigeria: Islamic jihadists of Boko Haram warn Christians to leave north within three days

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The words of Jeremiah play out as familiar as those of the Phantom of the Opera. Like a well-written play, the actors and producers continue to change but the story’sthe same. Written before and during the time of Babylonian rule, the warnings of Jeremiah ring just as true for today’s Middle East conflicts and the battles they rage because of their Baal – Allah. Most of today’s editorial is pulled from tye pages of Jeremiah; a script that is nearly 2,600 years old.

“I thought you would call me ‘Father’ and not turn away from following me. But like a woman unfaithful to her husband, so you have been unfaithful to me, O house of Israel.” Jer 3:19-20

This weekend, over a billion people looked upon a man adorned in purple and wearing jewels of gold. They turn from the God of heaven and call this man ‘Father.’ This weekend, over a billion and a half people dismissed the new year calender change. They recognize only the calender created by the man who opposes Jesus as the ‘Son’ and God as the ‘Father.’ They recognize only the calender based upon the flight of a man who would not be nailed to a tree; a man who would not be pierced for our transgressions. It is by Christ’s words that we seek peace. It is by Muhammad’s words that men seek the blood of one another.

“A lion has come out of his lair; a destroyer of nations has set out.” Jer 4:7 The lion is al-Mumit. He has set his feet upon the ground and enacted his destruction by means of the beating heart of a man. The man who died of fever was Muhammad. “Your children have forsaken me and sworn by gods that are not gods.” Jer 5:7 “‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them…” Jer 614-15.

The coming destruction was of the Babylonians upon Israel. It was to be Israel’s (both land and peoples) third major persecution by a nation. Today looms the threat of their eighth; Nazi Germany. The described lion can be found in Da 7:4. In Rev 9:11 he’s named the Destroyer as is Allah in four separate entries in the Qur’an; al-Mumit. In making such analogies it can be to dismiss the lessons as those of history’s past. But looking to the Middle East today, it would appear that God’s people act now just as God’s people acted then. The Apple of God’s Eye, Israel, is but a microcosm of the actions of men in what history has revealed to be a world of falsehood and lies.

“They have set up their detestable idols in the house that bears my Name and have defiled it.” Jer 7:30 Anything considered to be a house of God bears his name. But in and around many of these structures are Asherah poles (Minarets), images of the moon and star, Mary, the crucifix of a bleeding man, men depicted as saints, Buddha, and countless others. “They will be exposed to the sun and the moon and all the stars of the heavens, which they have loved and served and which they have followed and consulted and worshipped.” Jer 8:2

“Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to baal and follow other gods you have not known, and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, “We are safe’ – safe to do all these detestable things?” Jer 7:9-10

History has revealed a prophet who came to power by theft and murder. By the spoils of war, he took the wives of others and made them his own. He spoke of a foreign god unknown to his fathers. In the name of this foreign god he perjured himself. He spoke lies about the Father, the Son, and about the prophets before him. After his death, a monument was built in honor of him and his god. Together, they masquerade as God and lure many men away to mirror the detestable ways of their self-proclaimed perfect model.

“Peace, peace,” they say, when there is no peace. We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there was only terror.” Jer 8:11, 15 …they have followed the Baals as their fathers taught them.” Jer 8:14

“My inheritance has become to me like a lion in the forest. She roars at me; therefore I hate her.” Jer 12:8 “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1Pe 5:8

In the days just prior to the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, God’s inheritance, the Jews, had been overcome by evil (like a lion). Six centuries later, men are warned by the apostle Peter to be wary of the one, the destroyer, on the prowl to devour. Yes, God hates. And what God hates is that which makes men perish; al-Mumit.

“…because you have forgotten me and trusted in false gods. I will pull up your skirts over your face that your shame may be seen…” Jer 13:25-26

There is only one nation in which the skirts of its people have literally been pulled over their faces…

“However, the days are coming, ” declares the Lord, “when men will no longer say, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites up out Egypt,’  but they will say, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the Israelite up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he has banished them.’ For I will restore them to the land I gave their forefathers.” Jer 16:14-15

Although written during Babylonian rule, the above verse applies more aptly to Israel’s re-gathering in 1948. Babylon and its empirical lands were due east of Israel. To the north was Russia, Poland, and most notably Germany. It was then, in post-WWII, that Israel was restored to the land of their forefathers as they had been 2,300 years earlier.

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the Name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.” So then, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when people will no longer say, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ but they will say, ‘As surely as the Lord 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.” Jer 23:5-8

The branch of David who would be king must be God. No man can assume title of The Lord Our Righteousness by the word of God without being God himself. For he is God and there is no other. The king anticipated by the Israelites was not what they saw in Jesus. Yet, it was Jesus, being rejected and pierced, who has become King. It is Israel who has been restored to their land. And it is man who has become completely wicked.

“‘From the time your forefathers left Egypt until now, day after day, again and again,  I sent you my servants the prophets. But they did not listen to me or pay attention. They were stiff-necked and did more evil than their forefathers.’ When you tell them all this, they will not listen to you; when you call to them, they will not answer.'” Jer 7:25-27

Men need not answer their neighbor. The time for that has passed. They listen but cannot hear. They look but cannot see. We call to them and tell them all this but they do not answer.

As the Middle East immerses into lawlessness, the world looks on and convinces one another that somehow these events will bring an end to war and a beginning to peace. They do. For those who have accepted God’s gift; the day is coming when there will be no more night.

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