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Friday, July 26, 2019

Joel 3:4

 
Indeed, what have you to do with Me, O Tyre and Sidon, and all the coasts of Philistia? Will you retaliate against Me? But if you retaliate against Me, Swiftly and speedily I will return your retaliation upon your own head;
Joel 3:4

I have always been fascinated and so reinforced in my faith by seeing prophecy fulfilled in our time. These regions that were enemies of God and His people 2,500 years ago are still contending with Israel today. Tyre and Sidon is modern Lebanon and Philistia is the Gaza Strip. Today, Israel uses Joel 3:4 as their constant military strategy. When someone strikes them, they swiftly and speedily retaliate. This is why I love prophecy because through it, God proves over and over that what He says, He will do. Whether it is predicted hundreds or thousands of years before, it WILL happen.

What does that mean for us? All the glorious prophecies throughout the Bible about Jesus' return are as sure as if they had already happened. So today let's all take comfort in knowing that no matter how bad things get around us, Jesus is coming soon to set everything right.

Longing for His soon return,

Pastor Gerard Deleeuw

 

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