February 24: God’s unique relationship with Israel

Trouble ahead

Every prophesy God gave regarding Israel’s past and the first coming of Yeshua have been completely and perfectly fulfilled.  Therefore we can expect the same detailed fulfillment for the prophecies relating to the future. 

Although they wrote and spoke hundreds of years ago, these same prophets warned of the increase of Israel’s trouble which would precede Yeshua’s second coming. It seems that some of those details are being fulfilled today. We also see how circumstances are aligning for their ultimate fulfillment – the time that the Bible calls, “Jacob’s Trouble.”

Joel 2:1-12

Blow the trumpet in Zion
And sound an alarm in My holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble;
For the day of the Lord is coming,
For it is at hand:
A day of darkness and gloominess,
A day of clouds and thick darkness,
Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains.
A people come, great and strong,
The like of whom has never been;
Nor will there ever be any such after them,
Even for many successive generations.

A fire devours before them,
And behind them a flame burns;
The land is like the Garden of Eden before them,
And behind them a desolate wilderness;
Surely nothing shall escape them.
Their appearance is like the appearance of horses;
And like swift steeds, so they run.
With a noise like chariots
Over mountaintops they leap,
Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble,
Like a strong people set in battle array.

Before them the people writhe in pain;
All faces are drained of color.
They run like mighty men,
They climb the wall like men of war;
Every one marches in formation,
And they do not break ranks.
They do not push one another;
Every one marches in his own column.
Though they lunge between the weapons,
They are not cut down.
They run to and fro in the city,
They run on the wall;
They climb into the houses,
They enter at the windows like a thief.

The earth quakes before them,
The heavens tremble;
The sun and moon grow dark,
And the stars diminish their brightness.
The Lord gives voice before His army,
For His camp is very great;
For strong is the One who executes His word.
For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible;
Who can endure it?

“Now, therefore,” says the Lord,
“Turn to Me with all your heart,

 God’s unique relationship with Israel reveals both His holiness which demands purging Israel of her sins and His mercy, giving her the promise and the way of escape.   Therefore it’s crucial that we warn Israel of the time of testing that is to come.


Eduardo Propper de Callejon was appointed to the Spanish Embassy in Paris, France. When France fell to the Germans, hundreds of thousands were fleeing France –Jews and non-Jews. Callejon and his family went to Bordeaux. He found that the Spanish consulate had fled and the office was closed. He opened the office and for four days, June 18-22, 1940, he incessantly stamped passports in defiance of the instructions of the Spanish Foreign Ministry.

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