What the world leaders intend and what God directs may be different things. In this case of the US Administration's action in the UN Security Council the Bible, with an amazing track record, both predicted the situation and indicates the future, which won't be as they hoped. They are on the wrong side of the Maker of history.
A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.(Proverbs 16:9)
So far the resolution of the eve of Hanukkah, December 23, has emboldened Israel's enemies and united many Jews so they stand up remembering the Macabees and it has also inspired the elements of the US congress who support Israel. There have been a few divine comments. This one could not be engineered:
Just as Education Minister Naftali Bennett was declaring at the Western Wall Sunday that United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 will be “thrown into the dustbin of history,” he was interrupted.
By a dustbin.
A garbage can on wheels was being transported on the stone floor of the Western Wall Plaza behind Bennett and made it hard for him to be heard. JPost
Russia, who could
have vetoed, but didn't, on Sunday 25th lost part of its pride losing
to the Black Sea all on board a military Tu-154 plane carrying
soldiers, army musicians from the famed Alexandrov Ensemble (the
official choir of the Russian armed forces) and reporters heading for
It is known that the whole was part of a US Administration plot (Ron Dermer Israeli US Ambassador confirms it) israelnationalnews. There is some evidence the plot was hatched with New Zealand as willing co-conspirator.
Kerry visited New Zealand on November 13, shortly after the US presidential election, and took part in "deep" conversation over how its government– which holds a non-permanent seat on the Security Council until the end of this calendar year– could engage in a UN-related initiative on the Middle East peace process.
"It is a conversation we are engaged in deeply and we've spent some time talking to Secretary Kerry about where the US might go on this," New Zealand's foreign minister, Murray McCully, told local reporters after the meeting, according to the New Zealand Herald. "It is something that is still in play." "I think there are some very important decisions that the Obama administration is going to have to make in its lame-duck period on this issue," he added. JPost
After John Kerry went there, just as NZ's Mc Cully went to make a move, the earth shook causing much damage, including to the newish buildings of NZ Defence, Spies / Security, Inland Revenue, Civil Aviation Authority and Stats (see here for more). After Egypt had shelved the resolution on Thursday 22 and NZ took it up, Central New Zealand was jolted by a short sharp quake 4.6 quake on Friday afternoon at 3.40pm nz.news.yahoo (about 9pm Thursday night New York).
I doubt if any of the other nations involved including China, France, UK Angola, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, Senegal, Spain (with problems) Ukraine (in a slippery place), Uruguay or Venezuela who are struggling to find paper to wipe their bottoms, will find any success.
Honest reporting notes the consequences are that “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would stop funding UN institutions, recalled Israel’s ambassadors to Senegal and New Zealand (Jewish Kiwis are worried Israel will close the embassy in Wellington), cancelled a visit by Ukraine’s Prime Minister, and nixed foreign aid to Senegal. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman ordered the IDF to scale back civilian contacts with the PA. And YNet notes Israel is also considering stopping work visas to employees of these UN agencies and expelling UNRWA spokesman in Israel, Chris Gunness, who Jerusalem is accusing of inciting against the State of Israel. honestreporting
Woe to USA and UN
The UN has emerged as so biased and Anti-Israel that everyone can see it, and it has lost any reputation it had as a force for doing anything useful. Ban Ki Moon even said the blinding obvious (then backtracked) “Over the last decade, I have argued that we cannot have a bias against Israel at the UN. Decades of political maneuvering have created a disproportionate number of resolutions, reports and committees against Israel.jpost
Ban Ki Moon had said in August in Jerusalem “Unfortunately . . .Israel [has] suffered from bias—and sometimes even discrimination” at the United Nations. Back at headquarters a week later, Ban withdrew the substance of the comment. worldaffairsjournal.org
Its 2004, Kofi Annan criticised the UNGA’s negative role in “equating Zionism with racism,” acknowledging that “the United Nations’ record on anti-Semitism has at times fallen short of our ideals” unwatch.org
From 1955 to 2013 there were 77 UN Security Council Resolutions against Israel with only one against Palestine. (from resolution 106 to 2064). ifamericansknew.org Wikipedia lists no less than 226 Security Council resolutions relating to Israel from 1948 to today from Resolution 43 to 2334 (at a rate of over 3.3 per year).
In January 2015 regarding the 69 th Session UN General Assembly demonized Israel, subjecting it to 20 condemnatory resolutions, compared to only 3 on the rest of the world combined, being one each on Iran, Syria and North Korea. Of the GA’s five resolutions with the word ‘Syria’ in the title, four are actually against Israel — not Syria. Two of these call on Israel to ‘withdraw from all the occupied Syrian Golan to the line of 4 June 1967’ even though this would mean handing people over to the rule of either the Assad regime, Al Nusra terrorists, or ISIS barbarians. When the UN ignores reality, it makes itself irrelevant,” said Hillel Neuer (unwatch.org). In November 25 in 2015 for the 70th session it was noted By UN Watch “U.N. General Assembly’s 2015 session is adopting 20 resolutions singling out Israel for criticism — and only 3 resolutions on the rest of the world combined.” UNwatch.org
As for the UN 'human rights' council “As of 2013, Israel had been condemned in 45 resolutions by United Nations Human Rights Council since its creation in 2006—the Council had resolved almost more resolutions condemning Israel than on the rest of the world combined. The 45 resolutions comprised almost half (45.9%) of all country-specific resolutions passed by the Council.” Wikipedia.
The graph shows the year when the UN became active in the late 1970s.
Joshua Muravchik's analysis is that “Israel’s status as a pariah state at the United Nations reflected a change in the world body dating from the 1970s.” worldaffairsjournal.org. It became more directed from 1993.
“This trend towards a more anodyne tone regarding Israel at the General Assembly followed the signature of the Oslo Accords in 1993.” Wikipedia
This woe of anti-Americanism was predicted in the Bible, and we can date it from a famous event the Bible speaks of.
Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Cush: Who send out on the sea ambassadors and on reed boats on the face of the sea (Isaiah 18:1-2)
This land was unknown in Isaiah's day, and only emerged in the modern world with the role of Britain paving the way for the USA's role in the wings of the Middle East South of Egypt and in Iraq. It is undeniable that the land sending out Ambassadors is the land containing the UN building in New York, but we can further identify them because remarkably in the modern world reed boats went forth flying under a flag – the flag of the UN. Thor Heyerdahl became famous for it.
Thor writes he was,
“tempted to assemble..as many nations as space would allow..I myself from the northernmost part of Europe, the southernmost.. Italy. It would be logical to take one of the Papyrus experts with us... Since the experiment was meant to demonstrate the contact between the ancient civilization of Africa and America, it would be symbolic to take an Egyptian and a Mexican on board. And in order to have contrasting ideologies..one from the USA and one from the Soviet Union. All the other nations..could be symbolise by the flag of the United Nations.”
In a time of tension, when Thor himself had seen miliarty jets over the Sphinx, Thor wished to show people could work togther. Significantly he managed to include a Jew in his American representative. They sailed from Safi in Morocco on 25 May 1969. Pictures show that the 7 flags of the crea on the boat were bookeneded by 2 blue Un flags/ The Voyage ended closer to America than Africa, but didn't make it.
But Thor did not give up, he built another reed boat in Morocco using Papyrus reeds from Lake Tana but builders from Lake Titicaca. The multi national crew was the same but Abdullah from Chad was replaced with a Berber, and a Japanese cameraman joined. On 17 May 1970 the papyrus boat again left Safi, Morocco. In 57 days they had crossed the polluted Atlantic to Barbados. They were flying the UN flag, and Thor Heyerdahl notes that when a pigeon landed on the mast it did so below the “blue flag of the United Nations” (The Ra Expeditions p327) indicating the reed boat RaII sailed the voyage under that flag.
Thor Heyerdahl sought to embody the ideals of the UN in the first voyage of the Ra. The Ra II voyage was then made with the men aboard acting as ambassadors of the UN. Significantly, as they approached Barbados they were first found by a UN ship. These expeditions had made Thor famous in 1970/1. In 1977 Thor turned to the Tigris and Euphrates, the rivers of the other Cush that became Nineveh. The new reed ship was called 'Tigris'. They were first to dock in new facilities in Bahrain. They were flying the UN flag. They voted to go to Oman. They docked even though forbidden. Thor wrote, “So much for their United Nations Flag” They navigated into the island of Djibouti 28 March 1978. Thor hoped to go to North Yemen, but they were banned 'for security reasons'. This prevented the journey. The commentator notes that the “frail little reed boat had taken on the semblance of an armed warship”
But Thor had a comment to make, and he made it to the UN,
“Tigris will have a proud end, as a torch that will call men to reason...” and
'Tigris was towed to a safe anchorage outside the harbour but well within sight of the town. Before lowering the United Nations flag, a telegram was despatched to the Secretary General, Kurt Waldheim....”Today we are burning our proud ship with full sails, and the rigging and hull in perfect condition, as a protest against the inhuman elements of the 1978 world of ours..” ' Kon Tiki Man p280
The land of the UN ambassadors that was to suffer “Woe” is the US as “The U.S. pays 22 percent of UN expenses; the next largest contributor is Japan at a little more than 10 percent. China and Russia kick in a combined total of slightly more than 7.5 percent.” beta.hotair.com
This “woe” to the land shadowing wings, a land symbolised by an eagle and who had so much to do with the development of flight, occurred after the reed boats sail in 1969 and 1970, and has been recognised as loss of American influence. America's influence now, since Russia's move into Syria is at it lowest since WW2. For more detail see Ambassadors in Reed Boats.
Isaiah said there was to be an instruction given to the messengers, the Ambassadors
Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled! (Isaiah 18:2)
The history of the UN located in the land of the Nation that flies over the Middle East and its one sided obsession with Israel since 1948, and especially since the time the reed boats went forth from 1969 to 1978, has fulfilled Isaiah 18: 1-2.
But there are other scriptures being fulfilled right now, and these point to something remarkable.
UN and Parting the land for Gain
The UN is firstly associated as one of its earliest acts with the nation scattered and peeled, in the “partition plan” we should note this word as it is used in relationship to “all Nations”. Yahweh declares,
I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head; (Joel 3:2-4)
We can see the role of all nations, generally and the specific role of the 'palestine'. The nations scattered the Jews. “In July 1922, the League of Nations entrusted the Great Britain with The Palestine Mandate, including the land east of the Jordan river, recognizing "the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine.” In 1923, the British divided the "Palestine" portion of the Ottoman Empire into two administrative districts.” Why? “Great Britain made a deal with Hashemite Kingdom, Egypt and France in order to obtain control over Suez canal and oil reserves in Kerkut,” (Shamrak) By vote in 1947 they have also parted (partitioned) the land. Israel was forced also to divide off the Sinai, Lebanon and then Gaza.
For a concise history of it by Steve Shamrak see (shamrak.com)
The motivator behind the status of Jerusalem in 1947 and the division was the papacy who sought Jerusalem as an international city and to deny Jewish connection to the holy places on the mountains and which has been a continual motivation since.
Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain (Daniel 11:39)
Thus the papacy's ongoing role in the current situation also was predicted, as we see evidence of involvement behind the scenes plots of divide the land, and in political pronouncements.
The UN and Israel's Building the Mountains
There is a specific prophecy in Ezekiel about the mountains of Israel
Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, "Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy has said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession:
Therefore prophesy and say, Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:
"Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about; Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.
Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame. But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come. For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown: And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be builded: (Ezekiel 36:1-10)
As in the case of Isaiah there is a specific time when this prophecy makes sense, and only then makes sense. Israel's mountains were desolate when Mark Twain went though them. The people mostly lived in Jerusalem or the coastal cities. This prophecy requires that the mountains specifically are an “infamy”, the subject of 'talkers'. Despite the 'desolation' applying this made no sense for nearly 2000 years. It didn't even make any sense from 1948 to 1967 as there is no evidence that there was any discussions as to the mountains of Israel that the word 'infamy' might be applied. However after 1967, and Israel's mirculous win in the 6 day war the mountains of Israel were called “occupied” and the term “West bank” gained infamy
This map makes it clear what is being spoken of. The green line is about the mountains of Israel. Israel as the world see it, is a plain. The mountains are disputed, infamous, subject of disputes argument, protest, boycotts, evil bombings and hatred. Recent gains by the invented 'palestinians' in terms of recognition and the UN Resolution 2334 which notes,
“Condemning all measures aimed at altering the demographic composition, character of the (Mountains of Israel) including East Jerusalem, including, inter alia, the construction and expansion of settlements, transfer of Israeli settlers, confiscation of land, demolition of homes and displacement of “Palestinian” (Arab) civilians..
Expressing grave concern that continuing Israeli settlement activities are dangerously imperilling the viability of the two-State solution based on the 1967 lines (the line about the Mountains)
Recalling the obligation under the Quartet Roadmap, endorsed by its resolution 1515 (2003), for a freeze by Israel of all settlement activity, including “natural growth”, and the dismantlement of all settlement outposts erected since March 2001”
So we see Ezekiel say at the time when the enemy says, as they have done recently, as they have done at the UN on the eve of Hanukkah, “even the ancient high places are in our possession”, in the fire of Yahweh's jealousy he will do something,
But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come. For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown: And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be builded”
They seek to continue to have Jews demolish settlements, but Ezekiel wrote they would do that when he wrote of the “cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about.” See how Yahweh through Ezekiel directly answers the UN resolution. They say 'take out Jews, dismantle and remove Jewish settlements since 2001': Yahweh has already written he will multiply men of “my people Israel” there! They say 'cease from building now': Yahweh has answered and said “the wastes shall be built”
We know this will occur as Jeremiah writes of a time when Yahweh will watch over Israel to build in preparation for making a new covenant. This is after they have been plucked up and broken down.
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast. And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD. In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge. But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:(Jeremiah 31:27-31)
Ezekiel was told,
Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob. And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.(Ezekiel 28:25-26)
Settlement and building is Yahweh's witness
And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it. (Ezekiel 36:35-36)
Ezekiel was told also that this state of prosperity and building would also be one peace and it would occur before Messiah comes. The state when God think the evil thought is one of peace.
After many days thou shall be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. (Ezekiel 38:8)
The Jews dwell safely? In land “always waste”? Gog will consider a specific state the Jews will shortly live in, one which we know is the subject of contention, the subject of the Settlements and Jews living in peace - and we can note the striking reference to absence of the walls.
Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. (Ezekiel 38:10-12)
The Wall and fences are a feature of the Mountains now, it is noted as remarkable that there are no walls. It must be, so we can see how new building could produce this state. Not once, not twice but three times we are told the state of Jews on the mountains,
Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwells safely, shalt thou not know it? (Ezekiel 38:14 )
They dwell, in 'settlements', safely.
So then we come to a remarkable state of the world at Hanukkah 2016 where the UN Security Council has called Jerusalem and all the mountains 'occupied palestinian land'. A clear division and struggle has emerged between the Obama Administration (who it has been revealed backed the moves) and future US Administration led by a man, a builder, a developer, raised from obscurity who shocked the world named Trump who has already said to Jews he has no objection if they build, and who has made it a platform that the US will move to build its Embassy at Jerusalem. A man whose name means 'Ruler of the world by the Grace of God (sounding) a Trump'.
But what is more significant in relationship to Ezekiel 38 is that the man chosen to be ambassador to Israel, the one sent out, is named David Friedman “the beloved peace man” as 'fried' means peace from German and Yiddish. So we can then ponder just why it was that it is to Yahweh's Glory that for 8 long years Israel's leader was rebuked, pressured, boycotted, slandered and even shouted at for 2 hours regarding Jews building on the mountains of Israel when Netanyahu, of all Israel's leaders, was a trained Architect from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who “told MIT professors he hoped to use his combined studies in management and architecture towards alleviating Israel's acute housing shortage.” news.mit.edu Was Obama raised up like Pharaoh? There has been an every increasing acute housing shortage in Israel recently, that has pushed prices high and increased poverty. Yet Netanyahu, despite US interference in the last Israeli election, was returned unexpectedly to power, is now set to be the longest serving leader of Israel ever, if early elections are not called before July 2019, Netanyahu will have broken that record” ynetnews.com It may be that finally he gets to act fully on his vow. Because the situation must be as Ezekiel wrote, just as the situation is today, to the detail is as Ezekiel wrote. This resolution is not about Arabs and Jews, this is about people of all nations fighting the word of the Living God of Israel.
“The resolution (as all previous resolutions regarding Israel) was adopted under the sixth chapter of the UN Charter (Pacific Settlement of Disputes) and as such is not mandatory. It contains a series of political determinations and recommendations to the international community. The resolution does not make law, and the determinations as to the lack of legal validity of Israel’s settlements are no more than declaratory.” israelnationalnews The nations have declared their intent as they will do when Psalm 2 is fulfilled. Rabbi Zalman Melamed before hundreds of students and guests at a Hanukkah candle-lighting in the presence of Israel's President Reuven Rubi Rivlin said King David's writing as was a response to the Security Council's recent resolution regarding Judea and Samaria. “Why have nations gathered, with the kingdoms planning in vain? Why do kings of the land stand, and nobles take counsel together against G-d and against His anointed? This anointed one is Israel – what could be more fitting to our situation today than these verses?… He Who dwells in Heaven laughs; the Lord mocks them. For we know that G-d is He Who rules over the world." israelnationalnews
The end of the war began by 'all nations' is described.
I will call for a sword against him (Gog's alliance) throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother. And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am Yahweh (He Who Will Be). (Ezekiel 38:21-23)
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