Editor’s Note: the following Guest Column by Richard Honorof in Jerusalem is for consideration and weighing…. as together we study eschatology and End-Time prophecy. As Richard stated in an explanatory note, “The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. No prophetic voice has all the pieces, but perhaps some of my pieces will help another prophetic person to see this more clearly.”
What I believe is about to happen in Jerusalem and in Israel?
Will the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, intervene?
© By Richard Aaron Honorof www.FeedMySheepJerusalem.com
Israel’s now has two major challenges facing them coming from the two most powerful nation groups in the world, who are directly opposed to each other, both competing for world supremacy.
What is about to happen in Israel with Iran racing to get 90 % uranium enrichment for their nuclear bomb, in order to be able to annihilate Israel and also to take control of the whole Middle East. The Israeli government and the Israeli military knows that they have to stop Iran now by destroying the Iranian nuclear power plantsas soon as possible. This had been prophesied by God in Jeremiah 49:35.
Jeremiah 49:35 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Behold, I will break the bow (nuclear power) of Elam (located in Iran), the foremost of their might. 49:36 Against Elam I will bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and scatter them toward all those winds; there shall be no nations where the outcasts of Elam will not go. 49:37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies and before those who seek their life. I will bring disaster upon them, My fierce anger,’ says the LORD; ‘And I will send the sword after them until I have consumed them. 49:38
I will set My throne in Elam, and will destroy from there the king and the princes,’ says the LORD. 49:39 ‘But it shall come to pass in the latter days: I will bring back the captives of Elam,’ says the LORD.”
And also what is about to happen in Israel with U.S. President Biden coming this next week to Israel, from July 13 thru 17th. He represents the Globalist agendas, in their attempt to divide Jerusalem and Israel, wanting to create a Palestinian Statewith the headquarters in Jerusalem, and also wanting to reverse all that President Trump had accomplished while as U. S. President, with declaring Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel, and by moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem?
Will President Biden succeed?
Or is this the time when God responds and intervenes?
I remember when President Obama came for a three day visit to Jerusalem on March 22, 2013. First Obama’s special vehicle called ‘the Beast’ broke down. And then the third day Jerusalem went from a clear sky in just three hours suddenly to a violent sand storm which made Obama’s helicopter unable to fly him to his next destination, Bethlehem. Was God speaking loudly?
Let’s take a look at Biden’s agendas. He will be negotiating with the Israeli government, which probably has many Israeli governmental members and also Knesset members on board with this Globalist network. If Biden succeeds in any way in his agendas, the Arab Muslims in Israel will gain much greater political power.
But is that God’s biblical agenda for this time?
What I believe that is coming to Israel scripturally is just the opposite. God wants the Israeli Orthodox Jews to be able to take Mount Zion hill and to put up their houseon the Temple Mount area. But the Arab Muslims have control of that area. So for the Orthodox Jews to put up their house there is now not possible. And if Biden succeeds in any way with his Globalist agendas, then it would be even more difficult, since the Arab Muslims would be given much greater political power in Israel.
Biden is basically coming to Jerusalem to curse God and the Jewish people, and also to divide up the land of Israel, which God had specifically given by Covenant to His Jewish people. God’s Word in Genesis 12:1-3 says that God curses those that curse Israel. Also Jerusalem is the apple of God’s eye … Zechariah 2:8 For thus says the LORD of hosts, “ … he who touches you (Jerusalem) touches the apple of His eye.”
If Biden is about to succeed in any way, will God intervene, out of His great Mercy? And on what Scriptural basis?
First of all, the land of Israel belongs to God. Leviticus 25:23 “The land (Israel) shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me.”
And also the Temple Mount area in Jerusalem belongs to King Yeshua, His inheritance through His mother Miriam’s father … as the direct descendant of king David. For King David had purchased the Temple Mount from Aruna the Jebusite for 50 shekels of gold. See two different Scriptures.
2nd Samuel 24:24 Then the king (David) said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God with that which costs me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 24:25 And David built there an altar to the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD heeded the prayers for the land, and the plague was withdrawn from Israel.
1st Chronicles 21:25 So David gave Ornan six hundred shekels of gold by weight for the place. 21:26 And David built there an altar to the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called on the LORD; and He answered him from heaven by fire on the altar of burnt offering. 21:27 So the LORD commanded the angel, and he returned his sword to its sheath. 21:28 At that time, when David saw that the LORD had answered him on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, he sacrificed there.
Also God had promised this area (on Mount Moriah) to His Jewish people, in Genesis 22:17, “blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.” This blessing was spoken to Abram by the Angel of the LORD just after Abram had obeyed God and been willing to offer up Isaac to God on Mount Moriah. This area later would become the Temple Mount.
Also there is no where in the Scriptures of the Old Testament or Tankah that I know where we can find Jerusalem divided except just prior to Yeshuas’ return, in Zechariah 14:2. However in Daniel 11:29, with the anti Christ and in Joel 3:2, the Scriptures do say that the land of Israel had been divided. And for that, many peoples and nations will be judged by God in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, the Valley of Decision, which will take place in the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem right after Yeshua returns.
Many Scriptures say just the opposite, that Jerusalem will not be divided. I will now quote some of those Scriptures …
Isaiah 33:20-22 Look on Zion, the City of our appointed feasts: your eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a Tent (Ohel) that shall not be taken down; not one ofits stakes shall ever be removed, neither shall any of its cords be broken. But there the Majestic LORD shall be for us … (For the LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our Lawgiver, the LORD is our King; He will save us);
“Jerusalem, the City which I have chosen for Myself, to put My name there.” 1st Kings 11:(13) 36
And in Mercy shall the Throne be established. And One shall sit upon it in Truth, in the Tent of David, Judging, and seeking Judgment, and hasteningRighteousness. Isaiah 16:5
I believe Yeshua reigns from His Throne in the Heavens above Zion, Mt Zion hill, within the restored world wide Tent (ohel) of David, whose center Tent pole position is in the ben Hinnom Valley, in Jerusalem, on the south-west base of Mount Zion hill.
“ … I have set My King on Zion, My Holy Mount.” Psalm 2:6
Isaiah 37:35 “ ‘For I will defend this City (Jerusalem), to save it for My own sake, and for My servant David’s sake.’ ”
Psalm 102:13, 16 You shall Arise and have Mercy on Zion, for the time to favor her, yes, the set time has come! For the LORD shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His Glory!
Isaiah 60:13, 14, 15 “…I will make the place of My feet Glorious!” And they shall call you, (Jerusalem) the City of the LORD, the Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Instead of your being forsaken and hated … I will make you an Everlasting Excellency, a Joy of many generations.”
Psalm 132:8, 13, 14 Arise O LORD, to Your resting place … For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation. This is My resting place forever! Here will I dwell, for I have desired it.
… (Yeshua) the LORD of hosts shall Reign in Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before His elders Gloriously. Isaiah 24:23
Isaiah 25:10 For on this Mountain (Zion) the Hand of the LORD will rest …
Psalm 68:16 This is the Mountain which God desires to dwell in; Yes, the LORD will dwell in it forever!
At that time Jerusalem shall be called ‘The Throne of the LORD’, and all nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem. Jeremiah 3:17
Jeremiah 31:23 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, “ ‘The LORD bless you O Home of Justice and Mountain of Holiness!’ ”
Ezekiel 20:40 “For on My Holy Mountain (Zion), on the mountain height of Israel,” says the LORD God, “there all the house of Israel, all of them in the landshall serve Me;”
Ezekiel 37:28 The nations also will know that I, the LORD, sanctify Israel, when My Sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”
Ezekiel 43:7 And He said to me, “Son of man, this is the Place of My Throne andthe place of the soles of My feet, (Mount Zion) where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever!”
“ … and the name of the City (Jerusalem) from that Day shall be, THE LORD IS THERE!” Ezekiel 48:35
“The LORD shall Reign over them in Mount Zion, from henceforth, even forever.” Micah 4: 8
Zechariah 8:3 “Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, the Mountain of the LORD of hosts, the Holy Mountain!”
“… so the LORD of hosts will come downto fight for Mount Zion and for its hill… so will the LORD of hosts defendJerusalem. Defending, He will also deliver it; passing over, He will preserve it,” says the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and whose furnace is in Jerusalem. Isaiah 31:4, 5, 9
Yeshua builds this End-Time Temple of God.
Zechariah 6:11-13 “Take the silver and gold, make elaborate (king’s) crowns, and set them on the head of Yeshua the son of Jeho-zadok, the high priest. Then speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, saying, “Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH (Tzemach)! From His place He shall branch out, and He shall build the Temple of the LORD! Yes, He shall build the Temple of the LORD! He shall bear the Glory, and shall sit and Rule on His Throne; so He shall be a Priest on His Throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.”
King Priest Yeshua is Tzemach, the Branch, and He will is the one who will build the Temple of the LORD in Jerusalem!
Ezekiel 37:26 “Moreover I will make a Covenant of Peace with them, and it shall be an Everlasting Covenant with them; I will establish and multiply them, and I will set My Sanctuary in their midst forevermore.”
So what do I believe is about to happen?
That a surprise War with Iran is about to begin, which will quickly bring Russia down into this War because of the many war covenant pacts between both nations. This War will happen suddenly against Israel. It will cause everything to change drastically here in Israel and in the Middle East, and also throughout the whole world.
This War will show all the Jewish and Arab peoples living in Israel that the God of Israel is Alive and Here, and in total control to Save these two people groupsfrom Heaven, against all odds, in this surprise War. For from Heaven God will knock out all the demon gods of Islam over Israel, as all the Muslims in the Middle East witness this Victory by the God of Israel; so that multitudes of Muslims will leave Islam and come to Jesus, and to Christianity.
God will also enable the Orthodox religious Jews at the end of this War to easily be able to take Mount Zion hill and the whole Temple Mount area. Israel had originally captured this at the end of the Six day War in June, 1967, and then given it back to Islam.
This Victory of God will also launch the world’s Greatest End Time Revival and Harvest of souls from Jerusalem.
The Gog Magog War is now at Israel’s door!
Ezekiel 38:2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 38:3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 38:4 I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. 38:5 Persia (Iran), Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 38:6 Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north an d all its troops—many people are with you.” ’
What are these possible hooks in the jaws of Gog?
A) Israel will very soon be forced to take out the Iranian nuclear facilities … Because of the many War covenant pacts between Russia and Iran, Russia will then be forced into this War with Israel. We had seen this prophesied by God in Jeremiah 49:35.
In Ezekiel 38:5, we see Iran coming just as foot soldiers. If Iran still had nuclear power they would have used it against Israel. I believe this is one of the major hooks in the jaws of Gog.
B) Isaiah 17:1 says Damascus will become a heap of ruins. Could that be a nuclear explosion, where the Israeli military was forced to attack a convoy, exploding nuclear weapons coming from Iran?
C) Israel’s large natural gas reserves recently found off the coast of Israel in the Mediterranean, which is now being sold to many of the European nations; prior these nations had been dependent on Russia to supple their natural gas needs. That has to anger Russia.
One of the things I have been seeking God about is that today we have President Biden with the Globalists coming against Israel. But in this War which happens very soon the Globalists just stand back like puppy dogs, as Gog and his allies come against Israel. Ezekiel 38:13
Therefore I believe that God had reacted strongly against Biden, that he had been shamed and very unsuccessful in his coming visit to Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 38:13 “Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?”
Who is this group of nations which speak to Gog? I believe they represent the Globalists, who had been shamed by the God of Israel in Biden’s visit to Israel.
It’s like this group speaking to Gog (Russia), the most powerful nuclear power nation on earth, and also to those with him, Iran, Turkey, etc … who are about to attack Israel, knows they can do nothing against Israel. But they just watch what will happen, as Gog goes against Israel and the God of Israel.
Besides God giving Israel a surprise Victory in this War by destroying all those nations which come against Israel … the God of Israel will also send a very Strong Warning to all of the nations of the earth both during and at the end of this War. Just listen to God’s words of warning to the nations …
Ezekiel 38:23 “Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the LORD!”
Ezekiel 39:6 “And I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in security in the coastlands. Then they shall know that I am the LORD!”
Ezekiel 39:7 “So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.”
Ezekiel 39:21 “I will set My Glory among the nations; All the nations shall see My Judgment which I have executed, and My hand which I have laid on them.”
Ezekiel 39:22 “So the House of Israelshall know that I am the LORD their God from that day forward.”
Ezekiel 39:25 “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Now I will bring back the captives of Jacob, and have Mercy on the whole house of Israel;” [That means it is the time that the hunters will come against the Jews, who will be fleeing for their lives from the diaspora to come home to Israel … Read Jeremiah 16:16]
Ezekiel 39:29 “ ‘And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the House of Israel,’ says the Lord GOD.’ ” [The Great Revival!]
When do I believe that the Gog Magog War will begin? I believe that this War will begin before the Fall Feasts of Israel begin this 2022! I believe that it will happen during the next three months.
This fall will begin a new seven year Shemitah cycle in Israel. If the Gog Magog War happens before this fall, then this new seven year Shemitah cycle will be Daniel’s 70th Week, the last seven years for this planet before Yeshua returns.
The Good News is that the first 2 ½ to 3 ½ years of this seven year Shemitah cycle will be the years of the world’s great End Time Revival and Harvest of souls in Jerusalem, Israel, and throughout the earth.
I have many reasons why I believe that this fall begins Daniel’s 70th Week, the last seven years for our planet. And my reasons for believing this are as important as all the writings which I have just shared.
Yeshua told us in Matthew 24:32-35 and in Luke 21:29-33 that the generation that sees the fig tree (Israel) blossom, that this generation shall not pass away until all things are fulfilled.
Matthew 24:32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 24:33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, at the doors! 24:34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will by no means pass away.”
Luke 21:29 Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig Tree (Israel), and all the trees. 21:30 When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. 21:31 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the Kingdom of God is near. 21:32
Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. 21:33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will by no means pass away.”
Israel has been a nation now for 74 years.
In Psalm 90:10 we are told the number of years in a generation is 70 or 80 years. Psalm 90:10 The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years. 80 years will be up in another 6 years, by 2028.
Also there are two world power groups which are now competing for who will be in control of the world– the Globalists, to which almost all of governments of the nations of the world now belong to–and a small group of five or more nations, with the leading nation being Russia, which now has more nuclear weapons perhaps than all the Globalist nations together. Iran, Turkey, North Korea, and Communist China make up the other nations in this smaller group.
At the speed that these two groups are moving for control of the world, it clearly shows us that time is really running out before our Lord Yeshua must return to save His people that are still left on the earth.
Some leading prophetic voices now believe that the next true 7 year Shemitah cycle will begin in 2024, where prior it had been believed to be 2022. This is because of the Jubilee year cycles were in 1917, 1967 and 2017. Which answer is correct, the fall of 2022 or the fall of 2024, for the beginning of the next 7 year Shemitah cycle?
After 2000 years, is it possible to know when God’s true 7 year Shemitah cycle will really begin?
To help answer this question, I will now share a revelation that God gave me in 2007 regarding a different topic, the mystery of Daniel’s 7th Week.
In the summer of 2007, on the 19th day of a 21 day mild fast, while reading in the 9th chapter of the book of Daniel, suddenly the 9:25 Scripture verse came off the page with an understanding that the real 7 Week of Daniel of Daniel 9:24-27 actually began on June 7th, 1967 and would end 49 biblical years (of 360 days) later, during the fall Feast of Israel on Yom Kippur, in the fall of 2015.
Then the following year, in 2008, a Messianic rabbi named Mark Biltz in Washington State went onto the Nasa Space Records and discovered an amazing finding. That in 1967 and 1968 four red blood moons had occurred on the Jewish biblical feast days of Passover and on Succoth in both years (truly a God Sign), and also that this same Sign would occur again in 2014 and in 2015, 4 red blood moons taking place on Passover and on Succoth in 2014 and in 2015. And this God Sign will not happen again in this century.
It’s like God had placed in the heavens 8 red blood moons taking place on major Jewish feast days of Passover and Succoth, 4 red blood moons at the beginning and 4 red blood moons at the end, surrounding Daniel’s mystery 7 Weeks (49 biblical years). What a God Sign!
This meant that the following 7 years after that God Sign in 2015, from the fall of 2015 to the fall of 2022 would be the next true 7 year Shemitah cycle. And not from the fall of 2017 to the fall of 2024.
Having said all that, then when does Daniel’s 70th Week, or the last 7 years for our planet begin? I personally believe that it will begin this fall, in 2022. If the Gog Magog War comes before then, we will know for sure.
Editor’s note final word: Nobody can say for sure when these events will transpire, but we do know that eventually these prophecies WILL come to pass. Therefore why not watch and pray as never before?