I GAVE THIS TYPE OF A FEAST OF TABERNACLES MESSAGE, AT COLLINGWOOD, ONTARIO, 2018, WITH THE CANADIAN CHURCH OF GOD.
RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS!
by Keith Hunt
“…..WHEN THE TIMES OF REFRESHING SHALL COME FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD. AND HE SHALL SEND JESUS CHRIST, WHICH WAS BEFORE PREACHED UNTO YOU. WHOM THE HEAVEN MUST RECEIVE UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS, WHICH GOD HAS SPOKEN BY THE MOUTH OF ALL HIS HOLY PROPHETS SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN” [ACTS 3:19-21].
A man was driving an old Ford on a lonely road when it chugged to a stop. He was at a loss about what to do since he didn't know much about cars. But he got out, put the hood up and began to tap here and there, jiggle this wire and that when he heard the roar of a car coming toward him. As it got closer, he saw it was a brand new Lincoln. And the fellow was nice enough to pull over. He stepped out, walked up and said, "What's the trouble?" "Oh," he said, "I can't get this old Ford to go." "Well," replied the Good Samaritan, "let me see." So he began to tinker inside and asked, "Do you have a screwdriver?" He adjusted something, then got inside, started it right up. "Say, thanks a lot! That's great. Who are you?" Putting his coat back on, the man said, "Well, I'm Henry Ford. I ought to know a little bit about that car we made."
—Billy Graham, World Aflame
In 1987 Donna Rice was involved in a scandal with presidential hopeful Gary Hart. She accompanied Hart, who was a married man, on a pleasure cruise to the Bahamas on a yacht called Monkey Business.
At the time, Donna Rice was a backslidden Christian, says Ramona Cramer Tucker in Today's Christian Woman. As a freshman in high school, Rice had received Christ at a Cliff Barrows crusade. Throughout high school her life revolved around choir, youth group, mission trips, and inviting friends to church. When she went away to college, though, she gradually compromised to the point where she was far from God. Then, the Gary Hart scandal put her and her picture on the front page of newspapers and magazines across the country.
Her life fell apart. She resigned her job, and she was hounded by the press. She was offered millions to tell her story. As she wrestled with what to do, her mother and grandmother said something to Rice that would seem obvious: "Before you make any decisions, get your life straight with God."
But it wasn't obvious to Rice. She says, "I was stunned because I hadn't yet realized I could put the entire mess in his hands."
Then Rice's mother gave her a cassette tape from a former youth-group friend. "Donna, I imagine you're in a lot of pain right now," the friend said. "I just want you to know that God loves you and I love you."
Rice recalls, "When she began to share songs we used to sing together, I collapsed on the floor in my apartment and sobbed. I knew I—and no one else—was responsible for my choices. I cried out, 'God, it took falling on my rear in front of the whole world to get my attention. Help me to live my life your way!' God answered my plea by flooding me with his presence and forgiveness and by surrounding me with Christian fellowship."
Those who have slipped away from God can be restored. Never underestimate the role your words can play in leading someone to God.
In the United States, businesses use millions of wood pallets each year to haul products. After a pallet has borne heavy, sometimes crushing weights and taken abuse from truck travel and forklifts, eventually it can no longer be used. Now cracked and smashed, or loose and floppy, pallets are something businesses must pay other companies up to five dollars per pallet to dispose of. Disposal companies burn the pallets, chew them into wood chips, or dump them in landfills. One nonprofit company in New York had a better idea, writes Andrew Revkin in the New York Times. Big City Forest in South Bronx takes other companies' junk and turns it into treasure. The raw material of pallets is valuable hardwoods like rosewood, cherry, oak, mahogany, and maple. Big City Forest workers dismantle the pallets, salvage the usable wood, and recycle it into furniture and flooring. Recycled wood chips are worth only $30 a ton. But when used as flooring the value of the recycled wood is $1,200 a ton, and as furniture $6,000 a ton.
WE SHALL LET THE PROPHETS OF OLD TELL US ABOUT THE RESTITUTION AGE TO COME
16 "In that coming day," says the Lord, "you will call me 'my husband' instead of 'my master.' 17 O Israel, I will cause you to forget your images of Baal; even their names will no longer be spoken. 18 At that time I will make a covenant with all the wild animals and the birds and the animals that scurry along the ground so that they will not harm you. I will remove all weapons of war from the land, all swords and bows, so you can live unafraid in peace and safety.19 I will make you my wife forever, showing you righteousness and justice, unfailing love and compassion. 20 I will be faithful to you and make you mine, and you will finally know me as Lord.
21 In that day, says the Lord, I will answer the pleading of the sky for clouds, which will pour down water on the earth in answer to its cries for rain. 22 Then the earth will answer the thirsty cries of the grain, the grapes, and the olive trees for moisture. And the whole grand chorus will sing together, ‘Jezree’—‘God plants!’
23 At that time I will plant a crop of Israelites and raise them for myself! I will show love to those I called 'Not loved.' And to those I called 'Not my people,' I will say, 'Now you are my people.' Then they will reply, 'You are our God!'"
EVERYWHERE IN PROPHECY WHEN THE MESSIAH GOD CHRIST JESUS RETURNS, THE PEOPLE OF ALL THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL ARE IN CAPTIVITY, FROM WHICH JESUS WILL RECUE THEM, SET THEM FREE, BRING THEM BACK TO THE HOLY LAND. THERE THEY WILL BE MARRIED AGAIN TO GOD; A COVENANT THAT SHALL NEVER BE BROKEN; THEY WILL BE RESTORED—A RESTITUTION ON THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH NOW UNITED AS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, DAVID, AND THE 12 APOSTLES - Keith Hunt
Then the Lord said to me, "Go and get your wife again. Bring her back to you and love her….. For the LORD still loves Israel even though the people have turned to other gods, offering them choice gifts."
2 So I bought her back for fifteen pieces of silver and about five bushels of barley and a measure of wine.….4 This illustrates that Israel will be a long time without a king or prince, and without sacrifices, temple, priests, or even idols! 5 But afterward the people will return to the Lord their God and to David's descendant, their king. They will come trembling in awe to the Lord, and they will receive his good gifts in the last days.
IT MEANS ALL ISRAEL [12 TRIBES] WILL FOR A TIME HAVE NO LEADER, THEY WILL BE IN CAPTIVITY, BUT THEY WILL RETURN TO GOD, TO DAVID WHO WILL BE RESURRECTED, AND AS JESUS SAID IN THE GOSPELS, THE 12 APOSTLES WILL EACH RULE A TRIBE OF ISRAEL - Keith Hunt
3 1 know what you are like, O Israel! You have left me as a prostitute leaves her husband; you are utterly defiled. 4 Your deeds won't let you return to your God. You are a prostitute through and through, and you cannot know the Lord.
5 The arrogance of Israel testifies against her; she will stumble under her load of guilt. Judah, too, will fall with her.
IN ANCIENT HISTORY THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL FELL FROM 745 TO 718 B.C. AND THE HOUSE OF JUDAH FELL FROM 604 TO 586 B.C. TWO SEPARATE CAPTIVITIES—— ISRAEL TO ASSYRIA; JUDAH TO BABYLON. THE COMING CAPTIVITY OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH AT THE END TIMES, WILL BE A DESTRUCTION OF THEM ALL AT THE SAME TIME - Keith Hunt
6 Then at last, they will come with their flocks and herds to offer sacrifices to the Lord. But it will be too late! They will not find him, because he has withdrawn from them, and they are now alone. 7 For they have betrayed the honor of the Lord, bearing children that aren't his. Now their false religion will devour them, along with their wealth.
8 Blow the ram's horn in Gibeah! Sound the alarm in Ramah! Raise the battle cry in Bethaven! Lead on into battle, O warriors of Benjamin! 9 One thing is certain, Israel: When your day of punishment comes, you will become a heap of rubble.
10 The leaders of Judah have become as bad as thieves. So I will pour my anger down on them like a waterfall. 11 The people of Israel will be crushed and broken by my judgment because they are determined to worship idols. 12 I will destroy Israel as a moth consumes wool. I will sap Judah's strength as dry rot weakens wood.
13 When Israel and Judah saw how sick they were, Israel turned to Assyria, [King of the North - the 7th resurrection off the Holy Roman Empire - Keith Hunt] to the great king there, but he could neither help nor cure them. 14 I will tear at Israel and Judah as a lion rips apart its prey. I will carry them off, and there will be no one left to rescue them. 15 Then I will return to my place until they admit their guilt and look to me for help. For as soon as trouble comes, they will search for me."
YES IT WILL NOT BE LONG INTO THEIR CAPTIVITY THAT THEY WILL SORROW, THEY WILL REPENT OF THEIR GROSS SINS THEY PRACTICED AGAINST THEIR GOD, EVEN DENYING HIS EXISTENCE AS THEY MOVED INTO SECULARISM, THROWING GOD AND THE BIBLE OUT ONTO THE TRASH HEAP. WHEN IN THIS END TIME TROUBLE THEY WILL SOON REPENT AND CRY OUT TO THEIR GOD TO HEAL AND SAVE THEM - Keith Hunt
"Come, let us return to the Lord! He has torn us in pieces; now he will heal us. He has injured us; now he will bandage our wounds. 2 In just a short time, he will restore us so we can live in his presence.
The LORD says, "Then I will heal you of your idolatry and faithlessness, and my love will know no bounds, for my anger will be gone forever! 5 I will be to Israel like a refreshing dew from heaven. It will blossom like the lily; it will send roots deep into the soil like the cedars in Lebanon. 6 Its branches will spread out like those of beautiful olive trees, as fragrant as the cedar forests of Lebanon. 7 My people will return again to the safety of their land. They will flourish like grain and blossom like grapevines. They will be as fragrant as the wines of Lebanon.
8 O Israel, stay away from idols! I am the one who looks after you and cares for you. I am like a tree that is always green, giving my fruit to you all through the year.
9 Let those who are wise understand these things. Let those who are discerning listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them. But sinners stumble and fall along the way.”
YES LISTEN O PEOPLE OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH; YOU HAVE FORSAKEN THE RIGHTEOUS WAYS OF YOUR GOD; YOU HAVE FALLEN ASTRAY FROM THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, TO WALK IN THE DITCH OF SINS AND WICKEDNESS— YOUR RELIGIOUS LEADERS HAVE LED YOU IN THE WRONG WAYS; WHILE THEY OFFER YOU LIBERTY THEY ARE THE SERVANTS OF SIN; THEY HAVE NOT EXPOUNDED WHAT IS SIN AS OUTLINED IN THE WORD OF GOD; THEY HAVE TURNED GRACE INTO A LICENSE TO LIVE IN SIN; THEY HAVE TURNED YOU AWAY FROM THE SABBATHS OF THE ETERNAL TO FALLOW THE CUSTOMS FROM THE HEATHEN.
YES O ISRAEL IT IS TIME TO UNDERSTAND THE TRUTHS OF GOD FROM THAT OF THE WAYS OF BAAL!
The Lord's Promise of Restoration
"Then the Lord will pity his people and be indignant for the honor of his land! 19 He will reply, Look! I am sending you grain and wine and olive oil, enough to satisfy your needs. You will no longer be an object of mockery among the surrounding nations. 20 I will remove these armies from the north and send them far away. I will drive them back into the parched wastelands, where they will die. Those in the rear will go into the Dead Sea; those at the front will go into the Mediterranean. The stench of their rotting bodies will rise over the land.
Surely the Lord has done great things! 21 Don't be afraid, my people! Be glad now and rejoice because the LORD has done great things. 22 Don't be afraid, you animals of the field! The pastures will soon be green. The trees will again be filled with luscious fruit; fig trees and grapevines will flourish once more. 23 Rejoice, you people of Jerusalem! Rejoice in the LORD your God! For the rains he sends are an expression of his grace. Once more the autumn rains will come, as well as the rains of spring. 24 The threshing floors will again be piled high with grain, and the presses will overflow with wine and olive oil.
25 The Lord says, "I will give you back what you lost to the stripping locusts, the cutting locusts, the swarming locusts, and the hopping locusts. It was I who sent this great destroying army against you. 26 Once again you will have all the food you want, and you will praise the Lord your God, who does these miracles for you. Never again will my people be disgraced like this. 27 Then you will know that I am here among my people of Israel and that I alone am the Lord your God. My people will never again be disgraced like this.
28 Then after I have poured out my rains again, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions.
29 In those days, I will pour out my Spirit even on servants, men and women alike.
30 I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth—blood and fire and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon will turn bloodred before that great and terrible day of the LORD arrives. 32 And anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. There will be people on Mount Zion in Jerusalem who escape, just as the LORD has said. These will be among the survivors whom the Lord has called.
SEE THOSE LAST VERSES AGAIN! IT IS THE SIGNS IN THE SUN, MOON, AND SKY, FORETOLD BY JESUS IN MATTHEW 24; MARK 13; LUKE 21. IT IS THE LAST DAYS OF THIS AGE AS THE MESSIAH GOD COMES AGAIN TO RESTORE ISRAEL AND JUDAH, AND BRING IN THE RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS ON THIS EARTH - THE 1,000 YEAR REIGN OF REVELATION 20 - Keith Hunt
"At that time, when I restore the prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem, says the Lord, 2 I will gather the armies of the world into the valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will judge them for harming my people, for scattering my inheritance among the nations, and for dividing up my land. 3 They cast lots to decide which of my people would be their slaves. They traded young boys for prostitutes and little girls for enough wine to get drunk.”
IT IS THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON OF REVELATION 16 - Keith Hunt
9 “Say to the nations far and wide: Get ready for war! Call out your best warriors! Let all your fighting men advance for the attack!10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Train even your weaklings to be warriors. 11 Come quickly, all you nations everywhere! Gather together in the valley.
And now, O Lord, call out your warriors!
12 Let the nations be called to arms. Let them march to the valley of Jehoshaphat. There I, the Lord, will sit to pronounce judgment on them all. Now let the sickle do its work, for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread the winepress because it is full. The storage vats are overflowing with the wickedness of these people.
Thousands upon thousands are waiting in the valley of decision. It is there that the day of the Lord will soon arrive.
The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will no longer shine. The Lord's voice will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem, and the earth and heavens will begin to shake. But to his people of Israel, the LORD will be a welcoming refuge and a strong fortress.”
IT IS INDEED THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON OF REVELATION 16—— GOD IN THE FORM OF JESUS CHRIST WILL COME AND FIGHT AGAINST THE NATIONS; DESTROY THOSE WHO ARE DESTROYING THE EARTH. NOTE AGAIN THE SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS, SUCH AS NEVER WAS BEFORE IN HUMAN HISTORY - Keith Hunt
Blessings for God's People
17 "Then you will know that I, the Lord your God, live in Zion, my holy mountain. Jerusalem will be holy forever, and foreign armies will never conquer her again. 18 In that day the mountains will drip with sweet wine, and the hills will flow with milk. Water will fill the dry streambeds of Judah, and a fountain will burst forth from the Lord's Temple…. 19 Egypt will become a wasteland and Edom a wilderness, because they attacked Judah and killed her innocent people.
20 But Judah will remain forever, and Jerusalem will endure through all future generations. 21 1 will pardon my people's crimes, which I have not yet pardoned; and I, the Lord, will make my home in Jerusalem with my people."
A Promise of Restoration
13 "The time will come, says the Lord, when the grain and grapes will grow faster than they can be harvested. Then the terraced vineyards on the hills of Israel will drip with sweet wine! 14 I will bring my exiled people of Israel back from distant lands, and they will rebuild their mined cities and live in them again. They will plant vineyards and gardens; they will eat their crops and drink their wine. 15 I will firmly plant them there in the land I have given them, says the Lord your God. Then they will never be uprooted again."
“In the last days, the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem will become the most important place on earth. People from all over the world will go there to worship. 2 Many nations will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the Temple of the God of Israel. There he will teach us his ways, so that we may obey him. For in those days the Lord's teaching and his word will go out from Jerusalem.
3 The Lord will settle international disputes. All the nations will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. All wars will stop, and military training will come to an end. 4 Everyone will live quietly in their own homes in peace and prosperity, for there will be nothing to fear. The Lord Almighty has promised this!”
14 “For the time will come when all the earth will be filled, as the waters fill the sea, with an awareness of the glory of the Lord.”
14 “Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout aloud, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! 15 For the Lord will remove his hand of judgment and will disperse the armies of your enemy. And the Lord himself, the King of Israel, will live among you! At last your troubles will be over, and you will fear disaster no more.
16 On that day the announcement to Jerusalem will be, "Cheer up, Zion! Don't be afraid! 17 For the Lord your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song.
18 I will gather you who mourn for the appointed festivals; you will be disgraced no more.19 And I will deal severely with all who have oppressed you. I will save the weak and helpless ones; I will bring together those who were chased away. I will give glory and renown to my former exiles, who have been mocked and shamed. 20 On that day I will gather you together and bring you home again. I will give you a good name, a name of distinction among all the nations of the earth. They will praise you as I restore your fortunes before their very eyes. I, the Lord, have spoken!"
6 "For this is what the Lord Almighty says: In just a little while I will again shake the heavens and the earth. I will shake the oceans and file dry land, too. 7 I will shake all the nations, and the treasures of all the nations will come to this Temple. I will fill this place with glory, says the Lord Almighty. 8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the Lord Almighty. 9 The future glory of this Temple will be greater than its past glory, says the Lord Almighty. And in this place I will bring peace. I, the Lord Almighty, have spoken!"
YES THE NEW EZEKIEL TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM WILL BE BUILT; JESUS WILL BE LIVING IN JERUSALEM; THE GLORY THEN WILL HAVE NO COMPARISON IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY - Keith Hunt
6 "I will strengthen Judah and save Israel; I will reestablish them because I love them. It will be as though I had never rejected them, for I am the Lord their God, who will hear their cries. 7 The people of Israel will become like mighty warriors, and their hearts will be happy as if by wine. Their children, too, will see it all and be glad; their hearts will rejoice in the Lord. 8 When I whistle to them, they will come running, for I have redeemed them. From the few that are left, their population will grow again to its former size. Though I have scattered them like seeds among the nations, still they will remember me in distant lands. With their children, they will survive and come home again to Israel. 10 I will bring them back from Egypt and Assyria and resettle them in Gilead and Lebanon. There won't be enough room for them all! 11 They will pass safely through the sea of distress, for the waves of the sea will be held back. And the waters of the Nile will become dry. The pride of Assyria will be crushed, and the rule of Egypt will end. 12 I will make my people strong in my power, and they will go wherever they wish by my authority. I, the Lord, have spoken!"
ALL ISRAEL WILL COME FROM THE LANDS OF THE KING OF THE NORTH AND KING OF THE SOUTH [HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE OF EUROPE AND THE EGYPTIAN LED ARAB UNION OF THE SOUTH] - THEY WILL RETURN TO THE HOLY LAND AND MULTIPLY IN PEACE AND SAFETY - Keith Hunt
12: 1 - 14
Future Deliverance for Jerusalem
"This message is from the Lord, who stretched out the heavens, laid the foundations of the earth, and formed the spirit within humans. 2 I will make Jerusalem and Judah like an intoxicating drink to all the nearby nations that send their armies to besiege Jerusalem. 3 On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone, a burden for the world. None of the nations who try to lift it will escape unscathed.
4 On that day, says the Lord, I will cause every horse to panic and every rider to lose his nerve. I will watch over the people of Judah, but I will blind the horses of her enemies. 5 And the clans of Judah will say to themselves, 'The people of Jerusalem have found strength in the Lord Almighty, their God.'
6 On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a brazier that sets a woodpile ablaze or like a burning torch among sheaves of grain. They will burn up all the neighboring nations right and left, while the people living in Jerusalem remain secure. 7 The Lord will give victory to the rest of Judah first, before Jerusalem, so that the people of Jerusalem and the royal line of David will not have greater honor than the rest of Judah. 8 On that day the Lord will defend the people of Jerusalem; the weakest among them will be as mighty as King David! And the royal descendants will be like God, like the angel of the LORD who goes before them! 9 For my plan is to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the family of David and on all the people of Jerusalem. They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died. The sorrow and mourning in Jerusalem on that day will be like the grievous mourning of Hadad-rim-mon in the valley of Megiddo.
12 All Israel will weep in profound sorrow, each family by itself, with the husbands and wives in separate groups. The family of David will moum, along with the family of Nathan, 13 The family of Levi, and the family of Shimei. 14 Each of the surviving families from Judah will mourn separately, husbands and wives apart.”
13: 1 - 6
1 “On that day a fountain will be opened for the dynasty of David and for the people of Jerusalem, a fountain to cleanse them from all their sins and defilement.
2 Of every trace of idol worship throughout the land, so that even the names of the idols will be forgotten. I will remove from the land all false prophets and the unclean spirits that inspire them…..
4 No one will be boasting then of a prophetic gift! No one will wear prophet's clothes to try to fool the people. 5 'No,' he will say. 'I'm not a prophet; I'm a farmer. The soil has been my means of livelihood from my earliest youth.' 6 And if someone asks, 'Then what are those scars on your hands he will say, ‘I was wounded at the home of friends!’”
THE PEOPLE OF JUDAH WILL ASK ABOUT THE WOUNDS IN CHRIST’S HANDS; JESUS WILL ANSWER THEY WERE FROM HIS FRIENDS, HIS PEOPLE! THEY WILL KNOW THEN JESUS WAS AND IS THE MESSIAH GOD - Keith Hunt
14: 1 - 19
Watch, for the day of the Lord is coming when your possessions will be plundered right in front of you! 2 On that day I will gather all the nations to fight against Jerusalem. The city will be taken, the houses plundered, and the women raped. Half the population will be taken away into captivity, and half will be left among the ruins of the city.
3 Then the Lord will go out to fight against those nations, as he has fought in times past.
THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON - Keith Hunt
4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east.
THE COMING OF CHRIST IS ON ONE DAY, NOT AN INVISIBLE COMING AS TAUGHT BY THE “SECRET RAPTURE” PEOPLE, THEN A GLORIOUS COMING 7 OR 3 AND 1/2 YEARS LATER; JESUS COMES AGAIN ONCE ONLY, IN VISIBLE GLORY - Keith Hunt]
And the Mount of Olives will split apart, making a wide valley from east to west, for half the mountain will move toward the north and half toward the south. 5 You will flee through this valley, for it will reach across to Azal. Yes, you will flee as you did from the earthquake in the days of King Uzziah of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all his holy ones with him.
THE 7TH TRUMPET WILL BLOW; THE LAST TRUMP; THE RESURRECTION TAKES PLACE; THE SAINTS WILL BE BROUGHT FROM THE FOUR CORNER OF THE EARTH, TO JESUS IN THE CLOUDS; THEY WILL DESCEND WITH HIM TO THE MOUNT OF OLIVES; THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON IS UNDER WAY - Keith Hunt
6 On that day the sources of light will no longer shine, 7 yet there will be continuous day! Only the LORD knows how this could happen! There will be no normal day and night, for at evening time it will still be light. 8 On that day life-giving waters will flow out from Jerusalem, half toward the Dead Sea and half toward the Mediterranean, flowing continuously both in summer and in winter.
9And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day there will be one Lord— his name alone will be worshiped. 10 All the land from Geba, north of Judah, to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem, will become one vast plain. But Jerusalem will be raised up in its original place and will be inhabited all the way from the Benjamin Gate over to the site of the old gate, then to the Comer Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses. 11 And Jerusalem will be filled, safe at last, never again to be cursed and destroyed.
12 And the Lord will send a plague on all the nations that fought against Jerusalem. Their people will become like walking corpses, their flesh rotting away. Their eyes will shrivel in their sockets, and their tongues will decay in their mouths.13 On that day they will be terrified, stricken by the Lord with great panic. They will fight against each other in hand-to-hand combat; 14 Judah, too, will be fighting at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the neighboring nations will be captured—great quantities of gold and silver and fine clothing. 15 This same plague will strike the horses, mules, camels, donkeys, and all the other animals in the enemy camps.
16 In the end, the enemies of Jerusalem who survive the plague will go up to Jerusalem each year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Shelters [Tabernacles] 7 And any nation anywhere in the world that refuses to come to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, will have no rain. 18 And if the people of Egypt refuse to attend the festival, the Lord will punish them with the same plague that he sends on the other nations who refuse to go. 19 Egypt and the other nations will all be punished if they don't go to celebrate the festival [the feast of Tabernacles].
AND SO ISRAEL AND JUDAH WILL BE GATHERED TO THE HOLY LAND; THE NATIONS TRYING TO FIGHT CHRIST ON HIS RETURN, WILL BE DESTROYED AT THE GREAT BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON [REVELATION 16]. ALL NATIONS WILL COME UNDER THE RULERSHIP OF THE MESSIAH CHRIST. ALL NATIONS WILL HAVE TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES UP TO JERUSALEM AT EACH FEAST OF TABERNACLES.
THE AGE TO COME WILL HAVE ARRIVED; PEACE WILL EVENTUALLY BE UPON EVERY NATION OF EARTH; THERE WILL BE NO MORE LEARNING WAR; THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WILL GO OUT TO ALL PEOPLE; THE LAW OF THE LORD WILL GO FORTH FROM JERUSALEM; ALL PEOPLE WILL OBSERVE THE 7TH DAY SABBATH AND THE FESTIVALS OF GOD.
THE EARTH WILL EVENTUALLY BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEAS!
WHAT AN AGE THAT WILL BE!
SO WE PRAY “THY KINGDOM COME; THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.”
Keith Hunt - November 2018
Bible verses are from THE NEW LIVING TRANSLATION