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1 YAHWEH SHALL ROAR FROM ZION Class 1: A Faulty Foundation

2 LAYERS OF BIBLE PROPHECY

3 TIMELINE

4 OVERVIEW OF AMOS o Introduction 1:1–2 o Eight Pronouncements of Judgment 1:3–2:5  on Damascus 1:3–5  on Gaza 1:6–8  on Tyre 1:9, 10  on Edom 1:11, 12  on Ammon 1:13–15  on Moab 2:1–3  on Judah 2:4, 5  on Israel 2:6-16

5 OVERVIEW OF AMOS o Three Summons 3:1–5:17 o Two Woes 5:18–6:14 o Five Visions of Judgment 7:1–9:10  the Locusts 7:1–3  the Fire 7:4–6  the Plumb Line 7:7–9  the Summer Fruit 8:1–14  the Altar 9:1-10 o Promise of Restoration 9:11–15

6 BREAKDOWN OF CLASSES o Class 1: A Faulty Foundation o Class 2: Rejecting God’s Providence o Class 3: A Byway to Bitterness o Class 4: Prayer of the Remnant o Class 5: Judging all Nations o Class 6: The tabernacle of David

7 RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL CONTEXT Jeroboams’ new religion Syrian oppression Israel’s saviour Israel in Amos’ day

8 JEROBOAM I’S NEW RELIGION New images of worship Golden calves New house of worship Houses of High Places New priesthood Of the lowest of the people (II Chr. 13:9) New times 15th day of the 8th month New Altar “he offered (went up by steps) upon the new altar” New High Priest He offered – Jeroboam Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

9 PARABLE OF I KINGS 13 Donkey Israel (Jer. 2:24; Hos. 8:9) Man of God Rider of the donkey = King of Israel – Jeroboam I Lion God (Amos 3:8, Hos. 11:10) “in the way” The new way setup by Jeroboam I Rider slain; donkey lives God would cut the king of Israel short but not the nation at this time

10 RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL CONTEXT Jeroboams’ new religion Syrian oppression Israel’s Saviour Israel in Amos’ day

11 SYRIAN OPPRESSION o II Kings 8:11-12  “And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child.”

12 SYRIAN OPPRESSION o II Kings 10:32-33  “In those days the LORD began to cut Israel short: and Hazael smote them in all the coasts of Israel; from Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan.”

13 “THE LORD BEGAN TO CUT ISRAEL SHORT” o Amos 1:3 – 2:2  “because {the Syrians} have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:”  “because {the Philistines} carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom”  “because {Tyre} delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant”

14 “THE LORD BEGAN TO CUT ISRAEL SHORT” o Amos 1:3 – 2:2  “because {Edom} did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever”  “because {the Ammonites} have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border”  “because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime”

15 YAHWEH SHALL ROAR FROM ZION Class 2: Rejecting God’s Providence

16 RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL CONTEXT Jeroboams’ new religion Syrian oppression Israel’s Saviour Israel in Amos’ day

17 “THE LORD GAVE ISRAEL A SAVIOUR” o “In the days of Uzziah king of Judah”  Uzziah and Azariah are one and the same individual – a relatively good king of Judah – but took it upon himself to be priest  History recorded in II Kng 14:21-22; II Kng 15:1-7; II Chr. 26; Isa. 1:1 & 6:1; Zec. 14:5  II Chr. 26 particularly details the strength of his armies and how he extended the kingdom of Judah

18 “THE LORD GAVE ISRAEL A SAVIOUR” o “And in the days of Jeroboam son of Joash”  History recorded in II Kng. 14:23-29 – (parenthetical to the reign of Uzziah – demonstrates parallels in Judah and Israel)  Expanded borders like not since the days of Solomon  Created a wealthy class – Hosea spoke at same time to Israel in the north.

19 AMOS o “the burden bearer” o “From among the herdmen of Tekoa” Amos 1:1 o “I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdmen, and a gatherer of the sycamore fruit” Amos 7:14

20 TEKOA o “From among the herdmen of Tekoa” Amos 1:1  Tekoa – a town in Judah six miles south of Bethlehem  Means trumpet – to blast a wind instrument  Jehoshophat declared “Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.” – II Chr. 20:20  Tekoa was a place that one would sound the alarm from when there were invading armies – Jer. 6:1

21 JUDGMENT AGAINST THE HATERS OF ISRAEL o Damascus  Threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron With Roman-Gogian confederacy Interesting reference – Laban the Syrian overtakes Jacob in Gilead – Gen. 31:25-29  I will not turn away the punishments  I will send a fire

22 JUDGMENT AGAINST THE HATERS OF ISRAEL o Gaza  Carried away the whole captivity delivering them to Edom Participate in the captivity of Jerusalem – Zech. 14:2 o Tyrus  Shut up the captivity to Edom and remember not from whence they came – allied with Israel

23 JUDGMENT AGAINST THE HATERS OF ISRAEL o Edom  Insatiable Anti-Semitism – “pursued his brother with the sword” “did cast off all pity” Attitude displayed with Gog and in Europe o Ammon  Violence and cruelty in the pursuit of self interest – “casualties of war” o Moab  “Burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime”  Context: II Kings 3 – same motivation

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26 TIMELINE OF ISRAEL’S CUTTING OFF

27 POOR OF THE LAND o Exo. 22:23-27  first occurrence of “poor”  not to exact usury  not to keep their coat through the night

28 POOR OF THE LAND o Deu. 15:9-11  Beware lest you have an evil thought  the poor will never cease from the land  the Sabbath principle “the year of release” o Deu. 24:18-22  Remember that you were bondmen  Spirit of the law – Boaz (Ruth 2:15-16)

29 FAMILY HISTORY Isaac High places of Isaac – 7:9 House of Isaac – 7:16 Jacob House of Jacob – 3:13, 9:8 Excellency of Jacob – 6:8, 8:7 Jacob – 7:2,5 Joseph Righteous sold – 2:6 House of Joseph – 5:6 Remnant of Joseph – 5:15 Affliction of Joseph – 6:6 Reuben Share the same maid – 2:7 with Genesis 49:4 Bed & couch – 3:12 with Genesis 49:4 Excellency of Jacob – 6:8, 8:7 with Genesis 49:3

30 “THEM THAT ARE AT EASE” o Business Life  Sold the righteous for silver 2:6  Sold the poor for a pair of shoes 2:6; 8:6  Pant after the dust on the head of the poor 2:7  Oppress the poor 4:1  Crush the needy 4:1  Tread upon the poor and take from him burdens of wheat 5:11  Falsify balances - dishonest & lack integrity in business 8:5

31 “THEM THAT ARE AT EASE” o Daily Living  Winter and summer homes 3:15  Houses of ivory - great houses 3:16  Bring and let us drink 4:1  Lie upon beds of ivory and stretch out upon couches 6:4

32 “THEM THAT ARE AT EASE” o Daily Living  That eat lambs out of the flock and calves of the stall - decadence in eating 6:4  Pop music 6:5  Drink wine in bowls 6:6  Anoint themselves with chief ointments 6:6  Desired that the feasts and Sabbath end to continue their work 8:5

33 “THEM THAT ARE AT EASE” o Religious Life  Man and his father go in to the same maid 2:7  Lay down upon pledged clothing - no mercy in business dealings 2:8  Drink the wine of the condemned 2:8  Gave Nazarites wine to drink 2:12

34 “THEM THAT ARE AT EASE” o Religious Life  Commanded the prophets to stop prophesying 2:12  Turned judgment into wormwood (bitter) 5:7  Hate rebuke and him that speaketh uprightly 5:10  Put far away the evil day 6:3  Are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph 6:6

35 GOD’S REVEALED WILL o Fill the earth with a God manifesting people  “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion … and God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion” Gen. 1:26-28 (Mal. 2:15) o By Christ’s victory over sin and death  “it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Gen. 3:15 o Which we partake of through God’s sacrifice  “the LORD God made coats of skins, and clothed them.” Gen. 3:21 (Rev. 13:8)

36 GOD’S REVEALED WILL o When we exhibit the faith of Abraham  “And he believed in the LORD, and it was counted it to him for righteousness.” Gen. 15:6 (Rom. 4; Gal. 3) o And will be rewarded with rulership with the Beloved  “I will stablish the throne of his kingdom forever” II Sam. 7:13 “there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David” Psa. 122:5 o Yahweh will fill the earth with a people manifesting his character made immortal by their association he who had victory over sin and death in the sacrifice that God wrought by him; which victory we share in when we exhibit the faith of Abraham and are then crowned to sit upon the thrones of David with our Lord and Master judging the earth.

37 THE EARTHQUAKE o Amos 1:2 – The habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, the top of Carmel shall wither o Amos 3:15 – will smite their houses o Amos 4:3 – ye shall go out at the breaches o Amos 6:11 – smite the great house with breaches  fragments – literally fall in pieces  the little houses with clefts = fissures or cracks

38 THE EARTHQUAKE o Amos 8:8 – shall not the land tremble – rise up wholly as the flood of Egypt  drowned = to sink o Amos 9:1 – posts may shake, cut {the lintel} in the head  lintel – safest place to stand in an earthquake o Amos 9:5 – LORD God of hosts – touch the land – melt  melt = dissolve (liquefaction)

39 “YET HAVE YOU NOT RETURNED UNTO ME” o 4V6 “And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places” o 4V7-8 “And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered. So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied”

40 “YET HAVE YOU NOT RETURNED UNTO ME” o 4V9 “I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them” o 4V10 “I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils” o 4V11 “I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning”

41 CONTEMPT OF GOD’S LAW o Lev. 26:14-20 o Degrees of trial  v14 – not hearken – punishment in the land (7 X more)  v18 – not yet hearken – severe drought  v21 – walk contrary – reduce their population  v23 – still not reformed – take away into captivity  v27 – still not hearken and walk contrary – eat your children – land desolate o Then shall the land enjoy her Sabbaths

42 YE HAVE NOT RETURNED o Isa. 9:13-14 “For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts. Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.” o Jer. 5:3 “O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.” o Hag. 2:17 “I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD.”

43 YAHWEH SHALL ROAR FROM ZION Class 3: A Byway to Bitterness

44 THE CREATOR o Formed the mountains  Formed first used in Gen. 2:7 – “formed man” o Created the wind o Knows the thoughts of man o Created cycle of day and night o Above the earth o Created the stars

45 BIBLE SEARCH=“PEOPLE” IN I KINGS 18

46 REMNANT LANGUAGE IN AMOS 3:12 – described as a two legs and a piece of an ear.5:3 – ten of an hundred5:15 – remnant of Joseph = Ephraim Isa. 7:17 (= house of Israel – 10 tribes) Eze. 37:16 – remnant that returns called Ephraim. 9:9 – sift the house of Israel among all nations Mic. 5:7-8; Isa. 10:20-22

47 “I AM PRESSED UNDER YOU” o “Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves.” 2:13 o “I hate, I despise your feasts” 5:21 o “I abhor the Excellency of Jacob” 6:8 o “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:” 8:11

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49 YAHWEH SHALL ROAR FROM ZION Class 4: Prayer of the Remnant

50 PASS THROUGH

51 A PEOPLE FOR HIS NAME o “I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.” Exodus 33:19 o “then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.” and “then began men to call themselves by the name of the LORD.” Genesis 4:26

52 GOD WOULD THAT ALL MEN BE SAVED o However:  “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live:” Ezekiel 33:11  “{God, our Saviour} will have all men to be saved, and come unto the knowledge of the truth.” I Timothy 2:4

53 ABRAM & SARAI יהוה Abram & Sarai Abram = elevated father Sarai = princess Parents of one nation Abraham & Sarah Abraham = father of many nations Sarah – mother of nations Parents of many nations אֱלֹהִי ם JacobIsrael

54 PRESERVATION OF A REMNANT Levites and faithful go south in the days of Jeroboam I Remnant responds to Hezekiah’s call “Good figs” carried away to Babylon Remnant returns under Cyrus Disciples flee Saul’s persecution Waldenses fleeing persecution

55 ELOHIM SABBAOTH o Army of mighty ones  Executes judgment and mercy o Occurs only in Psalm 80 and Amos  Psa.80 “Why hast thou broken down… they which pass by do pluck her up?”  Psa.80 “how long wilt thou be angry”

56 PSALM 80 ANSWERED IN AMOS Psalm 80 “how long wilt thou be angry” “Turn us again” “Why hast thou broken down?” “Thou brought us a vine out of Egypt” “they which pass by the way do pluck her?” Amos 9:13-14 – till the kingdom 4:6, 8, 9, 10, 11 – I tried 2:6-8 – because of your actions 2:10, 3:1, 9:7 – I did “I will plant them upon their land … they shall no more be pulled up”

57 THE SECOND EXODUS o Insert map of Europe and Middle East o Arrows showing Jews comings from all nations o Arrows showing Jews coming out of Europe and around both sides of the Mediterranean into Israel. THE SECOND EXODUS

58 AN INVITATION FROM GOD Psalm 80 Turn us again Hezekiah’s Invitation “turn again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel“ v6 “if ye turn again unto the LORD” v9 “if ye return unto him” v9

59 YAHWEH SHALL ROAR FROM ZION Class 5: Judging all Nations

60 LAYERS OF BIBLE PROPHECY

61 ROARING OF A LION o Joel 3:16  “Yahweh shall roar out of Zion” – Amos 1:2 o Rev. 10:1-3  “And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.” o Pro. 19:12  “the king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion.”

62 THE VOICE OF THUNDER Nations Calling out a people for His name Jesus Saints (cloud of witnesses) Judgment of the saints Doctrine

63 THUNDER o Thunder & Lightening  One of the plagues of Egypt  Revelation 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 16, 19  Judgments of peoples o 7 thunders – Revelation 10:1-3  Thunders (Amos 1&2) o Lightening – Luke 17:24  Revelation of the multitudinous Christ to the world  Psalm 144:6

64 ROARING o Who is the lion? Rev. 5:5  “behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.” o Jer. 25:30  “The LORD shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; He shall mightily roar upon his habitation; He shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.” – Isa. 42:13

65 HARVESTS REPRESENTING JUDGMENT Wheat Harvest Armageddon Grape Harvest Judgment of all Nations

66 UTTER HIS VOICE FROM JERUSALEM o “The LORD will roar from Zion”  Amos 1:2 & Joel 3:16; Rev. 10:3 o “for there will I sit to judge all the {nations} round about (in a circuit)”  Joel 3:16 o “So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.”  Joel 3:17

67 UTTER HIS VOICE FROM JERUSALEM o “I will send a fire on Magog”  Eze. 39:6 o “the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom”  Isa. 34:6; 63:1 o “and {the saints with Christ} will waste the land of Assyria and the land of Nimrod”  Mic. 5:6

68 WHIRLWINDS o Isaiah 17:12-14 o Isaiah 41:15-16 o Isaiah 66:15-24 o Jeremiah 30:23-24 o Zechariah 9:14

69 PHASES OF GRAPE HARVEST o Reaping o In-gathering o Treading o Spills over

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71 IN-GATHERING

72 TREADING

73 RUNNING OVER

74 GRAPE HARVEST o Genesis 15:16 with Deuteronomy 9:5 o Joel 3:13 o Revelation 14:18

75 CHRONOLOGY OF JUDGMENT “Judgment must begin at the house of God” I Peter 4:17; I The. 4:13-17 1 st Judgment of the saints “I will bring the third part through the fire” Zech. 13:7-14:2; Jn. 1:10 2 nd Judgment of Judah (Jews in the land) “Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel” Eze. 39:1-4; Joel 2:20; Zech. 14:12-13 3 rd Judgment of Gog (Russian confederacy) “all the heathen shall see my judgment” Eze. 39:17-21; Rev. 18:4 4 th Invitation to submit to Christ’s rulership

76 CHRONOLOGY OF JUDGMENT “Babylon the great is fallen” Rev. 18 (& Eze. 27); Isa. 13:19-22; Jer. 51:36-58 5 th Judgment of Babylon (Catholic Church) “I will purge out from among you the rebels” Eze. 20:33-44, 38; Amos 9:9-10 6 th Judgment of Israel “he shall judge among the nations” Isa. 2:4; Amos 1-2; Joel 3; Psa. 72:11; Rev. 11:15 7 th Judgment of the nations “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth:” Isa. 65:17 All nations subdued

77 CHRONOLOGY OF JUDGMENT “Judgment must begin at the house of God” I Peter 4:17; I The. 4:13-17 1st.Judgment of the saints “I will bring the third part through the fire” Zech. 13:7-14:2; Jn. 1:10 2nd Judgment of Judah (Jews in the land) “Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel” Eze. 39:1-4; Joel 2:20; Zech. 14:12-13 3rd Judgment of Gog (Russian confederacy) “all the heathen shall see my judgment” Eze. 39:17-21; Rev. 18:4 4th Invitation to submit to Christ’s rulership

78 “THE HOPE SET BEFORE US” o “For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD. “  Psalm 149:4-9

79 “THE HOPE SET BEFORE US” o “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.”  Isaiah 24:17-23

80 “THE HOPE SET BEFORE US” o “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.”  Rev. 2:26 o “for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”  Rev. 5:9-10

81 “THE HOPE SET BEFORE US” o “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.”  Rev. 21:23-24

82 YAHWEH SHALL ROAR FROM ZION Class 6: The tabernacle of David

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84 o Damascus – 1v3-5  Capital of Syria o Gaza – 1v6-8  Capital of Philistia o Tyre – 1v9-10 o Edom – 1v11-12 o Ammon – 1v13-15 o Moab – 2v1-3 o Judah – 2v4-5 o Israel – 2v6-> o Dilemma: Many of the nations no longer exist o Two possibilities  Represent nations that inhabit the same territories as these ancient nations  Represents other nations who exhibit their character PROCLAMATION AGAINST THE NATIONS

85 o Damascus o Gaza o Tyre o Edom o Ammon o Moab o Syria o Palestine o Lebanon o Jordan TERRITORIAL INTERPRETATION Problem – three ancient nations in modern territory of Jordan who stands by Israel’s side in the last days – Isa. 16:4-5 w. I Sam. 22:3-4; Jer. 40:11-12

86 o Damascus (City) o Gaza (City) o Tyre (and Zidon) o Edom o Ammon o Moab o Syria & Lebanon o Palestinians o Babylon  Cp. Eze. 27; Rev. 18 o Nations that hate Israel – Gog & Catholic Europe o People = nations consumed in their pursuit of self-interest o Water = nations that deny Israel’s unique status CHARACTERISTIC INTERPRETATION

87 DAMASCUS & GAZA o Capital Cities – likely refer to territory o Damascus = Syria o Gaza = Palestinians o “Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with him ;”  – Iran in alliance with Syria and Palestine Iran to send 4,000 Revolutionary Guards to bolster Assad’s forces Outgoing President of Iran with Assad – article states Iran losing Arab sympathy

88 o Tyre  I Kings 5 Hiram ever a lover of David Rejoiced greatly at thought of building temple  Ezekiel 28 Heart lifted up “I am God”  Began in the truth but departed o Zidon  I Kings 16:31 – city of Jezebel  Paganism in the ecclesia  Revelation 2:20 – seduces the ecclesia  Jezebel = harlot of Revelation (18:24)  Introduction of paganism into the ecclesia = heresy TYRE (& ZIDON) Roman Catholic Church – apostatized truth and paganism combined Foreshadowed by Babylon religion of Genesis 11

89 EDOM, AMMON & MOAB o The rest of the nations  Edom – Amos 9:12 “the remnant of Edom” = Acts 15:17 “the residue of men” First hater of Israel – strong Anti-Semitism Catholic Europe  Ammon = people Rest of the nations – those not against Israel  Moab = water = nations ‘like all the other nations’ – Eze. 25:8-11 Nations that do not recognize Israel esteemed position

90 CAUSE FOR REBELLION o Three general reasons provided:  1 - Democracy “For {the frog like spirits} are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” Rev. 16:14 “Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” Psa. 2:3

91 CAUSE FOR REBELLION o Three general reasons provided:  2 – Anti-Semitism “and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.” Joel 3:3  3 – Spirit of Anti-Christ “God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:” II The. 2:11

92 UTTER HIS VOICE FROM JERUSALEM o “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat”  Joel 3:2 The valley of the judgment of Yah o Literal?  Yes and no o King’s dale  Gen. 14 – Abraham and his household of Jew and Gentile celebrate the defeat of the Northern invader with Melchizedek in the King’s dale.  I Sam. 18:18 – Memorial set up in the King’s dale for he who rebelled against the beloved enthroned in Jerusalem.

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94 DAYS OF THE LORD o World accountable  “all flesh corrupted his way” Gen. 6 o Israel & Judah accountable  Assyrian captivity of Israel “Israel is swallowed up” Hos. 8:8-9; II Kng. 17:22-23  Babylonian captivity of Judah “the wrath of God rose against His people, till there was no remedy” II Chr. 36:14-21,16; Jer. 21:1-10; Joel 1-2:17  Roman captivity of Judah “the people of the Prince... shall destroy {Jerusalem} and the sanctuary” Dan. 9:26; Matt. 24:27-29; I Pet. 3:10 o Judgments of the Great Prince  The Remnant (Jew & Gentile)  Israel and Judah  The World

95 PROPHECY OF JUDGMENT o “And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people... the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: and thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life”  Deu. 28:62-67 o “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried:”  Zech. 13:9

96 BRIEF FULFILLMENT OF JUDGMENT o 1933-1941 – Persecution of Jews in Germany rises until they are stripped of their rights not only as citizens, but also as human beings. o 1934 - 2,000 of Afghani Jews expelled from their towns and forced to live in the wilderness. o 1935 – Nuremberg Laws introduced. Jewish rights rescinded. The Reich Citizenship Law strips them of citizenship. o 1938 - Anschluss, pogroms in Vienna, anti-Jewish legislation, deportations to concentration camps. o 1938 – Father Charles E. Coughlin, Roman Catholic priest, starts anti-Semitic weekly radio broadcasts in the United States. o 1938 November 9-10 Kristallnacht (Night of The Broken Glass). In one night most German synagogues and hundreds of Jewish-owned German businesses are destroyed. Almost 100 Jews are killed, and 10,000 are sent to concentration camps. o 1938 November 17 - Racial legislation introduced in Italy. Anti Jewish economic legislation in Hungary. o 1938 July 6-15 - Evian Conference: 31 countries refuse to accept Jews trying to escape Nazi Germany (with exception of Dominican Republic). o 1939 -The "Voyage of the damned": S.S. St. Louis, carrying 907 Jewish refugees from Germany, is turned back by Cuba and the US. o 1939-1945 - The Holocaust. About 6 million Jews, including 1.5 million children, systematically killed by Nazi Germany. o 1941 - The Farhud pogrom in Baghdad results in 200 Jews dead, 2,000 wounded. o 1946 - Nikita Khrushchev, then the first secretary of Communist party of Ukraine, closes many synagogues. o 1948-2001 - Anti-Semitism played a major role in the Jewish exodus from Arab lands. The Jewish population in the Arab Middle East and North Africa has decreased from 900,000 in 1948 to less than 8,000 in 2001. o 2005-2007 – Anti-Semitism throughout Europe becoming widespread and open.

97 VISIONS OF JUDGMENT 7:1-3 Grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth – after the king’s mowing 7:4-6 Fire did devour the great deep and did eat up a part7:7-9 A plumb line by a wall8:1-3 A basket of summer fruit9:1-11 The Lord on the altar

98 DEW (GENTLE RAIN) o Psalm 72:6  “as dew upon mown grass”  Isaiah 40:6 “all flesh is grass”  Psalm 37:1-2 “{the wicked} shall soon be cut down as grass” o Deuteronomy 32:2  “My doctrine shall drop as the rain, My speech shall distil as the dew, As the small rain upon the tender herb, And as the showers upon the grass:  II Samuel 23:4

99 WHY? o Judah  The household of God – a different basis for judgment “They despised the law of the Lord” “They have not kept his commandments” “Their lies caused the to err”  Yet many years before their destruction.  Still outward show of obedience – but living a lie.  They knew the law and the commandments.

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101 DAVID’S CONVERSION o Began killing gentiles  I Sam. 18:7 – “David hath slain his tens of thousands”  I Chr. 28:2-3 – “thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed a multitude of blood” o Ended converting gentiles  II Sam. 18:2 – Ittai the Gittite – captain over a third of his followers – from Gath!

102 DAVID’S CONVERSION o Ended converting gentiles  II Sam. 15:32; 16:16 – spy for David against Absolom – from Archi (Josh 16:2)  II Sam. 15:18 – Cherethites, Pelethites, Gittites – 600 men from Gath  Psa. 101:6 “faithful of the land, walketh in a perfect way” o Mighty men of valour  Zelek the Ammonite

103 TABERNACLE OF DAVID o House of worship for all nations  Isa. 2:1-5 “the LORD’S house”  Isa. 27:13 “the holy mount at Jerusalem”  Psa. 68:15-16 “the hill which God desireth to dwell in”  Jer. 3:17 “Jerusalem the throne of the LORD”

104 TABERNACLE OF DAVID o House of worship for all nations  Eze. 37:28 “And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.”  Eze. 40-48 “and the name of the city from that day shall be, Yahweh Shammah”  Zec. 8:3 “Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.”

105 FUNCTION OF TABERNACLE OF DAVID o As priests judging  Role of the priests (Deu. 17:9-12)  Dan. 7:22 – includes sentences of a judge (completed before taken the judgment thrones of David) and judgments of a priest  Psa. 122:5 – judgment thrones – Rev. 20:4  I Cor. 6:2 – saints shall judge the world

106 FUNCTION OF TABERNACLE OF DAVID o Transfer of sacrifice to king priests  Natural Levites assist in slaying and cleaning of animals (see next) – bring to the inner court (requiring a clothing change – Eze. 44:17-19) – and hand off to the sons of Zadok.  Sacrifices of mortals conveyed from here to the altar where the high priest sits – Eze. 44:15-16

107 FUNCTION OF TABERNACLE OF DAVID o Why reinstitute sacrifice?  Points back to atonement – through sacrifice of a perfect man  Why not baptism? Isa. 65:20,25 “a child shall die an hundred years old” “wolf and the lamb shall feed together” What is absent during the ‘olam’? - Death  I Cor. 11:26 “till he come”

108 FUNCTION OF TABERNACLE OF DAVID o Praise  Eze. 40:44-45 – chambers of the singers  I Chr. 25:1-3 – sons of Asaph – Heman – Jeduthan Prophecied with music! – Gave instruction through singing. Gave thanks and praise to God.  Imagine the sound of the immortal choir!

109 FUNCTION OF TABERNACLE OF DAVID o Dwellings  Eze. 40:46 – prospect toward the north for the priests – keepers of the charge of the altar – Lk. 1:8 “he executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course”  Psalm 84 “I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God”

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112 o Amos 3:13 “Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, Saith the Lord GOD, the God of hosts, … I shall visit the transgression of Israel upon him”  Amos 6:8 “The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces:” Amos 7:2 “O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: By whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.” Amos 7:5 “O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: By whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.”  Amos 8:7 “The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.” o Amos 9:8 “Saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD.”


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