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ISRAEL GOES INTO CAPTIVITY THEN WHAT


 

As we have seen in previous articles, Israel goes into captivity, then the Father and King David rescue the Israelites from the many countries and Islands where they have been driven.

 

Mic 2:13  The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it; Their king will pass before them, With the LORD at their head."


They have been held captive for 2-3 years.

 

Hos 6:2  After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight.

 

On their way back to Jerusalem they plunder many nations, take their captives as their own slaves.

 

Isa 14:2  Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the LORD; they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors.

 

The temple will be built.

 

Zec 1:16  'Therefore thus says the LORD: "I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy; My house shall be built in it," says the LORD of hosts, "And a surveyor'sline shall be stretched out over Jerusalem." '

 

Once God is happy with their attitude they are given the plans of the temple.  They build the temple.

 

Eze 43:10  "Son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the pattern.

Eze 43:11  And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the temple and its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, its entire design and all its ordinances, all its forms and all its laws. Write it down in their sight, so that they may keep its whole design and all its ordinances, and perform them.

 

The temple is built under the direct supervision of the Father, and king David.

 

Zec 6:15  Even those from afar shall come and build the temple of the LORD. Then you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you. And this shall come to pass if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God."

 

Psa 78:69  And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has established forever.

Psa 78:70  He also chose David His servant, And took him from the sheepfolds;

Psa 78:71  From following the ewes that had young He brought him, To shepherd Jacob His people, And Israel His inheritance.


Whilst the above verses are primarily talking about Israel, in the time of King David; this verse is dual and refers to the future temple, and the future return from captivity.

 

Some of the Israelites who come back from captivity are Levites, and God puts them to work at their rightful duties.

 

Isa 66:21  And I will also take some of them for priests and Levites," says the LORD.

 

Once the temple is built, the Father enters it.

 

Eze 44:2  And the LORD said to me, "This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter by it, because the LORD God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut.

 

The Father and David then return to heaven, then the church and some Israelites weaken, and fall into the deception of the little horn.

 

Eze 8:6  Furthermore He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations."

 

Jer 23:14  Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: They commit adultery and walk in lies; They also strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one turns back from his wickedness. All of them are like Sodom to Me, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.

 

Then the gentiles ask where is your God?

 

Psa 79:10  Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let there be known among the nations in our sight The avenging of the blood of Your servantswhich has been shed.

 

The following scripture shows the people want the Father to return.  This proves He has been here rescuing Israel and overseeing the temple construction.

 

Psa 80:14  Return, we beseech You, O God of hosts; Look down from heaven and see, And visit this vine

 

Once the Father leaves the church members to look after the temple, it isn’t long before deceit and rebellion raise their ugly heads. The church becomes divided, and some are practicing abominations in the temple.

 

Eze 8:14  So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the LORD'S house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.

      

Then we see that the little horn has intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.

 

Dan 11:30  For ships from Cyprus shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved, and return in rage against the holy covenant, and do damage. "So he shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant.

 

The people think that because the Father has returned to heaven that He cannot see what is going on.

 

Eze 8:12  Then He said to me, "Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, 'The LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land.' "

 

The heathen defile the temple.

 

Psa 79:1  A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the nations have come into Your inheritance; Your holy temple they have defiled; They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.

 

When the abomination of desolation is set up the Israelites are told to flee to the mountains.  Remember on their return from captivity, they are placed in theJerusalem area.  There are approximately 14 million Israelites in the area, they have repented of their wrong ways and have their hearts turned to God.

 

Mat 24:15  "Therefore when you see the 'ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place"  (whoever reads, let him understand),

Mat 24:16  "then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

 

The day of the Lord is at hand.

 

Zec 14:5  Then you shall flee through My mountain valley, For the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee As you fled from the earthquake In the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the LORD my God will come, And all the saints with You.

 

Repentant Israel flee to the valley of Achor.

 

Isa 65:9  I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, And from Judah an heir of My mountains; My elect shall inherit it, And My servants shall dwell there.

Isa 65:10  Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, And the Valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down, For My people who have sought Me.

 

Hos 2:15  I will give her her vineyards from there, And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; She shall sing there, As in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.

 

Once again the Father marries Israel, He was married to them, but He had to divorce them because of their whoredoms, and total disobedience to Him.  Now they have a change of mind.

 

Hos 2:16  "And it shall be, in that day," Says the LORD, "That you will call Me 'My Husband,' And no longer call Me 'My Master,'

 

Hos 2:18  In that day I will make a covenant for them With the beasts of the field, With the birds of the air, And with the creeping things of the ground. Bow and sword of battle I will shatter from the earth, To make them lie down safely.

Hos 2:19  "I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me In righteousness and justice, In lovingkindness and mercy;

Hos 2:20  I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, And you shall know the LORD.

Hos 2:21  "It shall come to pass in that day That I will answer," says the LORD; "I will answer the heavens, And they shall answer the earth.

Hos 2:22  The earth shall answer With grain, With new wine, And with oil; They shall answer Jezreel.

 

Isa 54:5  For your Maker is your husband, The LORD of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.

Isa 54:6  For the LORD has called you Like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, Like a youthful wife when you were refused," Says your God.

Isa 54:7  "For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you.

Isa 54:8  With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you," Says the LORD, your Redeemer.

 

Jer 31:33  But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

Jer 31:34  No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."

 

The church is protected.

 

Rev 12:14  But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.

 

The church.

 

Rev 12:1  Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.

 

The serpent tries to destroy the church.

 

Rev 12:15  So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.

 

This flood is the Egyptian army.

 

Jer 46:7  "Who is this coming up like a flood, Whose waters move like the rivers?

Jer 46:8  Egypt rises up like a flood, And its waters move like the rivers; And he says, 'I will go up and cover the earth, I will destroy the city and its inhabitants.'

 

When this army tries to attack the church, the earth helps the church and the earth devours them.

 

Rev 12:16  But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.

 

The dragon then turns his anger on some of the members of God’s end time church, notice the remnant have the testimony of Christ.  Possibly these people have not qualified to be protected and therefore must face the wrath of Satan.

 

Rev 12:17  And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

 

The church suffers great martyrdom at this time.

 

Psa 79:2  The dead bodies of Your servants— They have given as food for the birds of the heavens, The flesh of Your saints to the beasts of the earth.

Psa 79:3  Their blood they have shed like water all around Jerusalem, And there was no one to bury them.

 

Back to repentant Israel and what happens to them. During the time they are in the Valley of Achor.

 

They call a fast, God hears them and makes sure they are well fed during the day of the Lord.

 

Joe 2:15  Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly;

Joe 2:16  Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, And the bride from her dressing room.

Joe 2:17  Let the priests, who minister to the LORD, Weep between the porch and the altar; Let them say, "Spare Your people, O LORD, And do not give Your heritage to reproach, That the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?' "

Joe 2:18  Then the LORD will be zealous for His land, And pity His people.

Joe 2:19  The LORD will answer and say to His people, "Behold, I will send you grain and new wine and oil, And you will be satisfied by them; I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations.

Joe 2:20  "But I will remove far from you the northern army, And will drive him away into a barren and desolate land, With his face toward the eastern sea And his back toward the western sea; His stench will come up, And his foul odor will rise, Because he has done monstrous things."

Joe 2:21  Fear not, O land; Be glad and rejoice, For the LORD has done marvelous things!

Joe 2:22  Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field; For the open pastures are springing up, And the tree bears its fruit; The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.

Joe 2:23  Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the LORD your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month.

Joe 2:24  The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.

Joe 2:25  "So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.

Joe 2:26  You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame.

Joe 2:27  Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the LORD your God And there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame.

Joe 2:28  "And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.

Joe 2:29  And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

Joe 2:30  "And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.

Joe 2:31  The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.

Joe 2:32  And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the LORD has said, Among the remnant whom the LORD calls.

 

Later nations try to come against Israel to destroy them, notice the following.

 

Eze 38:1  Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

 

The following nations Magog, Meshech and Tubal, are descendants of Japeth and would be Asiatics.

 

Eze 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,

Eze 38:3  and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.

Eze 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.

Eze 38:5  Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet;

 

Gomer and Togarmah are also descendants of Japeth and would be Asiatics.

 

Eze 38:6  Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops many people are with you.

Eze 38:7  "Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them.

Eze 38:8  After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.

Eze 38:9  You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you."

Eze 38:10  'Thus says the Lord GOD: "On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan:

 

Notice the description of Israel dwelling safely in the Valley of Achor

The Israelites have confidence that God will protect them in the Valley.

 

Eze 38:11  You will say, 'I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates'—

 

The Israelites are living very well in the Valley of Achor, with cattle and goods.

 

Eze 38:12  to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.

 

These nations, Sheba and Dedan, are descendants of Cush, and therefore are black nations, with their young men, they ask the Asiatics if they are going to plunder Israel.

 

Tarshish is descendant of Japeth and therefore is Asiatic.

 

Eze 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?' " '

 

They do not know that God will protect His people.

 

Eze 38:14  "Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it?

Eze 38:15  Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army.

 

God allows this to happen so that the heathen will come to know God.

 

Eze 38:16  You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me, when I am hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes."

 

The prophets told of this invasion years ago.

 

Eze 38:17  Thus says the Lord GOD: "Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against them?

 

God will make the earth shake in that day, and the people of the earth will shake at the presence of the Almighty.

 

Eze 38:18  "And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," says the Lord GOD, "that My fury will show in My face.

 

All the mountains will be made low.

 

Eze 38:19  For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: 'Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel,

Eze 38:20  so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.'

 

Fire and brimstone will fall on them.

 

Eze 38:21  I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains," says the Lord GOD. "Every man's sword will be against his brother.

Eze 38:22  And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Eze 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." '

 

When Gog and Meshech and Tubal etc. come up against Israel God kills 5/6 of the men.

 

Eze 39:1  "And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal;

Eze 39:2  and I will turn you around and lead you on, bringing you up from the far north, and bring you against the mountains of Israel.

Eze 39:3  Then I will knock the bow out of your left hand, and cause the arrows to fall out of your right hand.

 

The beasts and the birds will eat their bodies.

 

Eze 39:4  You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.

Eze 39:5  You shall fall on the open field; for I have spoken," says the Lord GOD.

 

Magog is Asiatic and they live in Islands.  The heathen will know that God is the Holy One in Israel.

 

Eze 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.

Eze 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.

Eze 39:8  Surely it is coming, and it shall be done," says the Lord GOD. "This is the day of which I have spoken.

 

Israel will burn the weapons of the Asiatics for 7 years.

 

Eze 39:9  "Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and bucklers, the bows and arrows, the javelins and spears; and they will make fires with them for seven years.

 

Israel now get even with the invading Asiatics.

 

Eze 39:10  They will not take wood from the field nor cut down any from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; and they will plunder those who plundered them, and pillage those who pillaged them," says the Lord GOD.

Eze 39:11  "It will come to pass in that day that I will give Gog a burial place there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the sea; and it will obstruct travelers, because there they will bury Gog and all his multitude. Therefore they will call it the Valley of Hamon Gog.

 

It takes Israel 7 months to bury the dead of the Asiatics, 5/6 of the army have perished.

 

Eze 39:12  For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them, in order to cleanse the land.

Eze 39:13  Indeed all the people of the land will be burying, and they will gain renown for it on the day that I am glorified," says the Lord GOD.

 

Even after the 7 months of burials is past, the Israelites are still searching for dead bodies to bury.  Men are doing this full time.

 

Eze 39:14  "They will set apart men regularly employed, with the help of a search party, to pass through the land and bury those bodies remaining on the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search.

 

Any visitor to the land who sees a bone, must mark it for the burial patrol.

 

Eze 39:15  The search party will pass through the land; and when anyone sees a man's bone, he shall set up a marker by it, till the buriers have buried it in the Valley of Hamon Gog.

Eze 39:16  The name of the city will also be Hamonah. Thus they shall cleanse the land." '

 

God instructs the watchman to call in the beasts and the birds for the sacrifice.

 

Eze 39:17  "And as for you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Speak to every sort of bird and to every beast of the field: "Assemble yourselves and come; Gather together from all sides to My sacrificial meal Which I am sacrificing for you, A great sacrificial meal on the mountains of Israel, That you may eat flesh and drink blood.

Eze 39:18  You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, Drink the blood of the princes of the earth, Of rams and lambs, Of goats and bulls, All of them fatlings of Bashan.

Eze 39:19  You shall eat fat till you are full, And drink blood till you are drunk, At My sacrificial meal Which I am sacrificing for you.

Eze 39:20  You shall be filled at My table With horses and riders, With mighty men And with all the men of war," says the Lord GOD.

 

God shows the heathen His judgment.

 

Eze 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.

Eze 39:22  So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day forward.

Eze 39:23  The Gentiles shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they were unfaithful to Me, therefore I hid My face from them. I gave them into the hand of their enemies, and they all fell by the sword.

Eze 39:24  According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I have dealt with them, and hidden My face from them." '

Eze 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; and I will be jealous for My holy name

Eze 39:26  after they have borne their shame, and all their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, when they dwelt safely in their own land and no one made them afraid.

Eze 39:27  When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and I am hallowed in them in the sight of many nations,

 

Israel have been rescued from captivity, every one of them.

 

Eze 39:28  then they shall know that I am the LORD their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer.

 

As we have shown Israel are kept safe and well fed during the Day of the Lord in the Valley of Achor.

 

When the Day of the Lord is over, Israel return to their homelands and continue faithfully toward God.

 

The Father has given Israel the earnest of the Spirit.

 

Eze 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."

 

Israel do not depart from the word of God.

 

Isa 59:20  "The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob," Says the LORD.

Isa 59:21  "As for Me," says the LORD, "this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants' descendants," says the LORD, "from this time and forevermore."

 

The Israelites buy land and settle in the old places of Israel.

 

Jer 32:42  "For thus says the LORD: 'Just as I have brought all this great calamity on this people, so I will bring on them all the good that I have promised them.

Jer 32:43  And fields will be bought in this land of which you say, "It is desolate, without man or beast; it has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans."

Jer 32:44  Men will buy fields for money, sign deeds and seal them, and take witnesses, in the land of Benjamin, in the places around Jerusalem, in the cities of Judah, in the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the lowland, and in the cities of the South; for I will cause their captives to return,' says the LORD."

 

Israel will suffer greatly during the time of Jacob’s trouble, only approximately 14 million surviving this terrible time, however they repent and turn to God forever and God the Father marries them in the Valley of Achor.  They then return to their original homelands.

God’s church is protected during the time of Jacob’s trouble, but is martyred during the Day of the Lord.  Persecution for them begins before the Day of the Lord.