Monday, February 12, 2024

The LEVANT prophecy

 

Psalm 9:16

King James Version

16 The Lord is known by the judgment 

which he executeth: 

the wicked is snared 

in the work of his own hands. 

Higgaion. Selah.


If you think the world is exciting, wait till GOD makes you born again.

Then you will know what exciting really means.

For He will fill you with His astounding WORD.

Many of which are prophecies.

Like what happened today.

SPIRIT led me to a particular verse:

Zephaniah 1:10

King James Version

10 And it shall come to pass in that day, 

saith the Lord, 

that there shall be the noise of a cry 

from the fish gate

and an howling from the second, 

and a great crashing from the hills.


So, we wrote about the "Fish Gate".

Of course, SPIRIT wasn't done yet.

If anything, He was just warming up.

At the end of the article, He led me to two more things we needed to explore:

The Levant, and the remnant.

SPIRIT led me to a particular chapter that revealed what would happen to the Levant, during the "day of the Lord".


What is the Levant, but these countries:

"In its narrowest sense, which is in use today in archaeology and other cultural contexts, it is equivalent to Cyprus and a stretch of land bordering the Mediterranean Sea in western Asia:[4][5] i.e. the historical region of Syria ("Greater Syria"), which includes present-day Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Palestinian territories and most of Turkey southwest of the middle Euphrates. Its overwhelming characteristic is that it represents the land bridge between Africa and Eurasia."

-- Wikipedia


If that's getting you all interested, it should, for GOD -- through prophet Zephaniah -- said:

Zephaniah 2:1-3

King James Version

2 Gather yourselves together, 

yea, gather together, O nation not desired;

2 Before the decree bring forth, 

before the day pass as the chaff, 

before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, 

before the day of the Lord's anger come upon you.

3 Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, 

which have wrought his judgment; 

seek righteousness, 

seek meekness: 

it may be ye shall be hid 

in the day of the Lord's anger.


Zephaniah 2:4-5

King James Version

4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, 

and Ashkelon a desolation: 

they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, 

and Ekron shall be rooted up.

5 Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, 

the nation of the Cherethites

the word of the Lord is against you; 

O Canaan, the land of the Philistines

I will even destroy thee, 

that there shall be no inhabitant.


Zephaniah 2:8-10

King James Version

8 I have heard the reproach of Moab

and the revilings of the children of Ammon

whereby they have reproached my people, 

and magnified themselves against their border.

9 Therefore as I live, 

saith the Lord of hosts, 

the God of Israel, 

Surely Moab shall be as Sodom

and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah

even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, 

and a perpetual desolation: 

the residue of my people shall spoil them, 

and the remnant of my people shall possess them.

10 This shall they have for their pride, 

because they have reproached and magnified themselves 

against the people of the Lord of hosts.


Zephaniah 2:11-13

King James Version

11 The Lord will be terrible unto them: 

for he will famish all the gods of the earth; 

and men shall worship him, 

every one from his place, 

even all the isles of the heathen.

12 Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword.

13 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, 

and destroy Assyria

and will make Nineveh a desolation, 

and dry like a wilderness.


The fish gate article we wrote already spoke of what will happen to Judah and Jerusalem, for their idolatry:

Zephaniah 1:4

King James Version

4 I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah

and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem

and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, 

and the name of the Chemarims with the priests;


Zephaniah 1:18

King James Version

18 Neither their silver nor their gold 

shall be able to deliver them 

in the day of the Lord's wrath; 

but the whole land shall be devoured 

by the fire of his jealousy: 

for he shall make even a speedy riddance 

of all them that dwell in the land.


But there will be a remnant.

GOD has always been consistent about that.

These verses confirm it:

Zephaniah 2:6-7

King James Version

6 And the sea coast shall be dwellings 

and cottages for shepherds,

 and folds for flocks.

7 And the coast shall be 

for the remnant of the house of Judah; 

they shall feed thereupon: 

in the houses of Ashkelon 

shall they lie down in the evening: 

for the Lord their God shall visit them, 

and turn away their captivity.


Zephaniah 3:13

King James Version

13 The remnant of Israel 

shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; 

neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: 

for they shall feed and lie down, 

and none shall make them afraid.


When GOD says, "the day of the Lord", it is surely an eventful thing.

Wherein He will mete out punishment, and justice.

His intent?

Zephaniah 3:8-12

King James Version

8 Therefore wait ye upon me, 

saith the Lord, 

until the day that I rise up to the prey: 

for my determination is to gather the nations, 

that I may assemble the kingdoms, 

to pour upon them mine indignation, 

even all my fierce anger: 

for all the earth shall be devoured 

with the fire of my jealousy.


After which:

Zephaniah 3:9

King James Version

9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, 

that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, 

to serve him with one consent.


Zephaniah 3:10

King James Version

10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, 

even the daughter of my dispersed, 

shall bring mine offering.


And to Israel:

Zephaniah 3:11-12

King James Version

11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed 

for all thy doings, 

wherein thou hast transgressed against me: 

for then I will take away out of the midst of thee 

them that rejoice in thy pride, 

and thou shalt no more be haughty 

because of my holy mountain.

12 I will also leave in the midst of thee 

an afflicted and poor people, 

and they shall trust in the name of the Lord.


GOD has given us His love.

But man keeps sinning.

We keep backsliding.

But one day, GOD will end all sin, and hardheartedness.

Revelation 6:17

King James Version

17 For the great day of his wrath is come; 

and who shall be able to stand?


That's why He sent His Son, JESUS, to save us.

Who commanded us:

Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


We must not be proud:

Proverbs 3:7

King James Version

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: 

fear the Lord, and depart from evil.


All have been warned:

Psalm 2:12

King James Version

12 Kiss the Son, 

lest he be angry, 

and ye perish from the way, 

when his wrath is kindled but a little. 

Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.


JESUS has this power:

Revelation 1:18

King James Version

18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; 

and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; 

and have the keys of hell and of death.


Zephaniah is considered one of the "minor" prophets.

But his three short chapters are "major".

How many more warnings does the LORD have to give us, before we take heed?

He already sent His LAST emissary.

Hebrews 10:26

King James Version

26 For if we sin wilfully 

after that we have received 

the knowledge of the truth, 

there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,


Related material:

JESUS

GOD's WRATH

The coming JUDGMENT

FEAR the LORD verses

The FISH gate


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