There are many Christians that have heard people say that the Bible says "Woe to them that divide the land of Israel". The scriptures do give a warning so we need to understand what they are saying. There is no such scripture in the Bible that says "Woe to them that divide land", but there are scriptures that point to the person that will.
The scriptures that I am referring to is taken from Joel 3:1-2. It is a warning of the coming doom and destruction of someone in particular that will scatter the people and divide the land of Israel. You can read numerous websites and blogs crying out "woe to them that divide my land" with various views of this thought. It is commonly believed that if anyone negotiates a division of the land in Israel it will bring destruction on those that do so. The following scripture is the reality of this meaning and it has to be rightly divided.
Joel 3: 1: For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
2: 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.
According to Strong’s concordance the word Jehoshaphat means; "Jehovah has judged". The 'valley of Jehoshaphat' is to be understood as a general term for the place or part of the world for God's final judgment on those enemies of Israel." The Key to understanding the scriptures in Joel 3:1-2 is to actually read what it says.
- It will be in the last days when God comes to bring the final deliverance to Israel and the city of Jerusalem.
- It will be a judgement on those that have invaded and scattered Israel into the nations. After the invasion the victor will divide the land among his own forces that help in the invasion as a spoil. God will judge them for this. This will not occur because of negotiations.
I personally do not believe that God is going to punish the leaders of America and Israel for seeking a peaceful solution to the continued turmoil that goes on in that part of the world. The reason I do not believe this is based on the meaning of the scriptures in Joel 3:1-2 and what Daniel says in the 11th Chapter. I believe that this punishment and judgement will fall on the Antichrist and his nations at the time of Armageddon and this is why.
Daniel 11:39: 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.
Notice that this verse says that the Antichrist "shall divide the land for gain." There is only one person in Bible prophecy that fits all the criteria of the four points that the scripture points to in Joel 3:1-2. When the Antichrist invades Israel at the middle of the Tribulation Israel will be overpowered and forced to run for their lives. In Joel it says scattered into the nations. They must flee or be killed. For just a short period of time right after the Antichrist takes over Israel he will divide the land among the Palestinians and some key supporters of his. But Christ himself will take care of this man and his power at his coming.
That whole region, including Jerusalem, at one time belonged to the people of Israel and was a promise from God. God drove them out and said that he would regather Israel after they had returned to God through Jesus Christ his son. God never intended for the Zionist to force their way back into the land especially without repentance. But they still believe that it is their city. However the Muslims believe that it belongs to them, especially with the Dome of the Rock sitting on the temple mount. They have a lot of religious interest in the city of Jerusalem. But Jerusalem is the city of David and goes back thousands of years as part of Israel. The temple mount is the very spot that Abraham offered up Isaac. It is the place that Solomon built the first Temple of God. So for me there is no doubt who this city belongs to. Christ became heir of all things concerning the promises of Abraham. The seed of Abraham that is in him through faith both Jew and Gentile will inherit it, With Christ as King.
It is important to think about what could happen. One of the things that could happen and in all probability will happen is that Jerusalem will not become an international city and the struggle over the city will continue until the time that the seven-year peace treaty is signed. Tragically that treaty will be broken after the first three and a half years.
However if Jerusalem becomes an internationalized city it could come with a condition. That condition would be that Israel would be given permission to build their Temple on the Temple Mount along side the Dome of the Rock that belongs to the Muslims. It may take this sort of agreement in order to make it happen. If this is the case and a seven-year peace treaty is signed at the time Jerusalem is internationalized and Israel becomes two states, one for the Jews and one for the Palestinians the Anti-Christ will be the main negotiator in this peace signing. It could very well happen this way.
I believe that America is controlled by Zionist Jews and that it will always back and support Israel. There are many events that will lead up to the final signing of the seven-year peace agreement that has got to happen. It is only natural that since I am an American and a Christian that I would be concerned that America would not be cursed. When it comes to cursing Abraham America has already done many things against the true Israel of God that is much more harmful than not protecting the Jews. America persecutes the Church and has set out to destroy it's influence in public. We don't want to be cursed because we care about our country. If you want America to be blessed for blessing Abraham get it to bless the Church, if you don't care and want to be cursed just do nothing. When the Bible says "Woe" it should always get our attention and I believe that this is the reason that people use the expression "Woe" in a warning for people not to divide the land of Israel. It is to get our attention. However there is another "Woe" that is actually in the Bible that causes me great stress and fear for America far more than the warning about dividing the land.
In the book of Isaiah is the "Woe" I am talking about.
Isaiah 5: 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
The warning that is in this "Woe" is that a person or nation that is guilty of this will be punished by God. Our nation is guilty before God of this sin, so horribly guilty, that it is only a matter of time that God's judgement will come upon us and our nation. Sodom and Gomorrah was completely destroyed for this sin. In America this sin is justified by the Government and declared to be good instead of evil, if someone believes that it is evil they are eyed with suspicion and accused of being a homophobe. The Homosexual act is a sin and holds accountability. There has never been a nation in the history of the world that has called this sin normal behavior or a good thing in the way our country is doing today. Our President has gone to other countries and has tried to encourage them to accept this horrible sin of being a normal human behavior that should be treated as acceptable as being another race. We have become Sodom and Gomorrah by justifying it.
In June of this year 2013 the Supreme Court struck down DOMA which was The Defense of Marriage Act that defined marriage as being between a man and a woman. In doing it the way they did they opened the door for law suits in every state that has laws against Gay Marriage and will win state by state. When this becomes law in every state we have become Sodom and Gomorrah and will receive our just reward for it. Many believe that America is spiritual Babylon but I believe that she has become much worse. We are not spiritual Sodom, we are the real Sodom and Gomorrah, not just a city but a whole nation. Sodom and Gomorrah did not get away with it and America will not get away with it as well.
Yours in Christ,
Our nation is in dire straits because it has become one of the ten supporting kings of Revelation 13 and 17 that give their power and strength to the Beast. The New Democracy that has become the drive for the New World Order is promoted by the Human Rights groups and their Lawyers. This is the Beast and it is supporting the Harlot or Mystery Babylon at the very moment. It was and is the Harlot that has created this perverted democracy, a democracy without God or any moral laws, in America. The Beast has not come into power yet but Satan has given America's power and strength to it. It causes me great sorrow because I never dreamed America would be a part of the Beast, I always thought that we were the good guys.
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