Israel My Beloved!
By Chad Taylor
Israel My beloved, My first born! Have you not heard the cries of your children? The cries of restoration and reconciliation? I time of great controversy is about to grip the hearts of your countrymen. A time of controversy and rumor. A time when the mothers will weep for their children and the children for their fathers. A time when the nation will tremble and quake. A time of peril and sword. But I tell you O Israel, I have succored you! I have prayed for you! And the prayers that I prayed so many years ago are about to come to pass O Israel!
"And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one... Father, I desire that they also whom You have given Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me..." (John 17).
O Israel My beloved! In this hour you will look to Heaven and cry, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" But I say to you O Israel, My beloved! I have not forgotten you! I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands! I have written My covenant on the fleshly tablets of My heart! O Israel, in this time of your testing, when the threshing floors will be full, I will show My self strong on your behalf. And what the devil has meant for your evil, I have meant for your good! I will not forsake you O Israel, I will not leave you.
Go cry in the hearing of Jerusalem, saying, Thus says the Lord, 'I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the love of your betrothal, when you went after Me in the wilderness, in a land not sown. Israel was holiness to the Lord...' (Jeremiah 2:1).
O My beloved Israel! In this hour men shall sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you! I have interceded for you! You will not perish forever, you will not fall forever, I will lift you up and you will shine like you have never shined before! You will run like you have never run before! I will turn your mourning into dancing says the Lord! I will turn you mourning into dancing and your tears to shears! You will lay the harvest of nations at My feet O Israel. You will restore the ruins of many generations. You will repair the breach. If you do not faint you will reap. In your distress and perplexity O daughter of Zion, do not fear, I am here says the Lord, I am here.
"When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against Him. The redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob, says the Lord..." (Isaiah 59:19-20).
O My beloved! This is the reckoning, the consummation of all things. This is that great and terrible day. This is the acceptable year of the Lord, and they day of vengeance of your God. To console those that mourn, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning. This is the day that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and daughters O Israel shall prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your handmaidens shall sing the song of Deborah in this day says the Lord. A day of reckoning and reconciliation. A day of famine, and a day of fire. A day I will deliver your sons and daughters. This is that hour says the Lord. This is that hour.
"Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace...And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again..." (Romans 11).
Prepare yourself O Israel. A time when I will shake the heavens and the earth. A time when I will burn with an unquenchable fire. A time when I will consume the wood, hay, and stubble. A time when 'I will purge the sons of Levi as gold and silver. That they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.' This is the hour that I will walk through your streets with a winnowing fan. I will burn the chaff. I will burn it up says the Lord. I will set those that are Mine aside. They will not be harmed in the flame. They will not die. Not even the smell of smoke will be upon their garments. I will preserve them in this time of famine says the Lord. I will keep them.
"For behold the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day that is coming shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts... But you who fear My name, The Sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings..." (Malachi 4:1-2).