Multitudes In The Valley Of Decision
"For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of my people, my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also DIVIDED UP MY LAND." Joel 3:1-2 This is the generation in which God has brought back the Jews who were scattered throughout the world for 2,000 years. And in this generation he is going to gather Israel's enemies to war in the Valley of Jehoshaphat which is just outside Jerusalem, and there the enemies of Israel who come against Jerusalem are going to be destroyed. There are three last-days wars coming which we know of. There may be others, but the Bible specifies three. First will be the Psalm 83 war. Psalm 83 names the peoples who will come against Jerusalem, and these are the countries immediately bordering Israel. In this great war God will bring an end to the so-called "Palestinians" who have caused terror in the land of Israel. Hezbollah to the north, Hamas and Egypt to the south, and all the countries in between. These are the peoples who are loudly declaring that they will drive Israel into the sea and take her land. But God has news for them. In this war THEY will be destroyed and Israel's territory will be greatly increased. vs:19 “Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom a desolate wilderness, because of violence against the people of Judah, for they have shed innocent blood in their land." In the second war, foretold in Ezekiel 38, there will be a coalition of nations under Russia (Gog of Magog) and Iran (Persia.) Iran has been boasting for years how they are going to eliminate Israel forever. Well, God has news for them also! Surely they will come against Israel, but in this war God himself is going to destroy them. The third war will be the war of Armageddon in which all the remaining nations who hate Israel will come against her, surround Jerusalem, and come to their end. Until then, the subject of Israel is the great subject which polarizes the entire world. On the one hand are those who have no interest in God's Word, and those who support the enemies who are determined to create their state within the borders of Israel. Yes, they want to create their country withing Israel's borders; if that's not obvious, nothing is. This includes the Arabs and other Muslims, the Palestinians, the UN, and most of the world. On the other hand are the believers - those who know God's Word and who have refused to believe the lies that Satan has created against God's people Israel and her land. It all comes down to one thing: one's response to the Word of God and what he has said about "the last days." vs 14: "Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision." Believers in the Bible are proclaiming to all who will hear that these are the days prophesied from the ancient Scriptures concerning "the last days," because all the signs mentioned are right now on the scene. The multitudes will make their choice - whether to accept the Word of God, or whether to side with the deception concerning the AGENDA behind these things." "I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of my people, my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up my land." Joel 3:2 Most of the World will reject what God has to say on the subject, and they will go into the Great Tribulation where the wrath of almighty God will be poured out upon an unbelieving world. Make your choice now while there is still time. There will be terrible, terrible judgment upon those who have ignored or refused the Word of God. "For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be." Matthew 24:21 Their defiance will reap its reward then, and hell will follow. All the signs of the times are declaring that that time is about to begin. If you are not sure about your eternal state, it's time to turn to Jesus Christ and surrender your life to him. If you do, you will be saved and these judgments will not be yours.