Joined To HaShem Ministries
By Charles (Ariel) Hamblin
Am Israel Chai
I AM A JEW AND A ZIONIST
My wife and I are Jews and citizens of Israel and the United States. My studies and research have led me to believe that all G-d fearing people must support the nation Israel.
I love my country (the United States) very much. That I and my country should support Israel is found in the scripture Isaiah 60:12 where it says, "The nation that will not serve Israel will perish," and in Genesis 12:1-3, it says, "I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you."
Charles (Ariel) Hamblin
ALWAYS HAS BEEN, IS NOW, ALWAYS WILL BE!
Is Israel really the Promised Land (Holy Land)? Or is it just a mountainous area west of the Jordan River? Since there have only been a few thousand Jews living there for the last 2000 years, I guess you could say that the thousands of Arab Moslems who have moved there from other parts of the Arab world in the last 150 years could have some claim to this strategic, controversial piece of geography. And of course, this is assuming that there is no G-d, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
If you say that the god of the Moslems is the same God of the Jews and Christians, then I suggest you go back and study your history. Because in the history of the Arabian Peninsula, you will find that there were many gods. To make a long story short, the so-called prophet Mohammed decided that he should pick only one of these gods for his followers to worship. The god he picked was the moon god. So if you believe in the moon god, then give all your backing to the Moslems. But if you believe in the G-d of the Christians and Jews, then please read and listen to the words of the one true G-d.
This message is very important, because I believe it is rarely taught in Sunday school, or church services, and in most cases it is never spoken of. I have asked many Christians how often they are taught to study the end time prophecies about time and place when the Lord G-d restores the whole land to the people of Israel.
We are sure you know that G-d promised the Land of Israel to the Jewish people and there are absolutely millions of Americans who believe what the Bible says in that regard.
Our civilization has been founded on Judeo- Christian moral and ethical values that stand in stark contrast to the values of radical Islam I feel it is necessary to comment on using Islam (a religion). I am not picking on them over other religions. I speak of them only because this religion has a hatred of Israel and Christianity. This is written in their Koran (hatred for Jews and extreme hatred of Christians).
This land of Israel is a very small portion of land, it is only 1/400th the size of the Arab states. The state of Israel would fit 10 times in Kansas. The Palestinian covenant never has been changed; it calls for the death and destruction of all of Israel. The uncompromising nature of Moslem Religion and Arab enmity are a reality. Arab incitement to terror and hatred of Israel and Jews constitutes a continuous threat to the safety of everyone. Israel cannot give up one little piece of land because G-d said they can't. It can't give up any land because it would be its death. The Arab States from which the Palestinians came could take them all home in a heartbeat, but they won't.
Although the Arab Moslems call themselves Palestinians, the largest portion have immigrated from other Arab countries such as Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Saudia Arabia, Libya, Tunisia, and Iraq. Yaser Arafat was born and raised in Egypt. For many centuries, the only people called Palestinian were Jews and a few nomadic Bedowin. This has been well established by the writings of Christian pilgrims traveling through the Holy Land and many years later by the Ottoman Turks. These Islamic Arabs make great claims to this land. History books expose their false claims. They use their people �Palestinians� as a means to their end (the destruction of all Israel). They can't stand Israel existing on earth!
The Arabs say this land is theirs, but none of their holiest sites are in Israel, they are in Mecca, Medina, and third, a mosque to the north, probably in Damascus. In contrast Israel has always been holy to the Jews. There are historical and archeological maps of Judea and Samaria, illustrating the number of places holy to the Jews that date back to Bible times. "The Land of Israel is for the People of Israel." The Temple mount in Jerusalem where Solomon's temple once stood now has a mosque on it, but this mosque is not one of Islam's holiest sites.
This all said, may help in understanding why it is so important to know why each and every G-dly person must stand up for G-d's purposes, G-d's land (Israel) and His people.
I do not have an answer to all your problems!
I do not have answers to the world's problems!
I do not have a healing ministry!
I cannot help with finances!
I cannot help the multitudes of problems that most of us have!
But I sincerely believe if you do not accept this message that has been clearly laid out by the Lord, you will deny yourself and your family a great blessing. But more than that you will put yourself on the opposite side of G-d's will. Once you know these truths and commandments you will be held accountable to the Lord G-d.
Gen 27:28-29 NIV May G-d give you of heaven's dew and of earth's richness- An abundance of grain and new wine.
May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed.
I believe you and yours can receive all the blessing's G-d has for you! Please don't forget that whatever Israel does has always affected the world. Remember Israel was created by G-d to be a Light unto the Nations.
THIS LAND OF THE G-D OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOBThe portion of geography we are talking about is the area of mountains in the modern state of Israel.
This area starts in the north, running from Jenin and Megiddo, directly south to a point just north of Beersheba. The towns in the south are Omer, Dura, Dhahiriya, and Hebron. In the east, there is the Jordan Valley and the Jordan River. In the west are the towns of Biet Shemesh, Lod, Petah Tiqua, and Tkulkarm.
In the middle of these mountains is the Holy City of King David, "Jerusalem." All of Israel is Holy Land! It is clearly spoken of in the Bible as holy, and part of prophetic and geographical restoration of the nation and people: Judah and Israel. All of Israel is holy, which includes the Plain of Sharon (all of the coast lands), the valleys, the rolling hills, the rivers, from the Red Sea, to Lebanon, and to Jordan on the east.
However, most of biblical prophecy is in this range of mountains called "Judea - Samaria." The unbelievers of the world call it the West Bank!
For two thousand years on most all Christian and Jewish maps, all of the land was always considered the Holy Land of G-d, the land G-d said was the land of "Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
Before I move on, I must make it clear, if you do not believe in the G-d of the Christians and Jews and that the Bible is the word of G-d sent forth by the prophets and the holy men in this book, then this message will not make sense or clarify this very difficult and important dilemma.
The problem of what nation controls this area will, and does, affect the whole world. The problem will never be settled, nor will peace be achieved! Human logic, reasoning, or world events, (past or present), will not change what G-d ordained!!
Continuing on, who claims complete ownership to all of this land, and all the surrounding land for many miles in all directions? I want emphasize that this claim is for this general area, not the whole world. So now lets look at what the word of G-d says about this land.
Lev 25:23-28 NIV The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants.In these verses the Lord G-d commands the Israelites (Jews), that the land is to be maintained throughout all history, forever. And they must be able to regain ownership, stewardship of this land. Then Lord says for all mankind to hear, "Because the land is Mine, and you are but aliens and my tenants."
Throughout the country that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption of the land.
If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative is to come and redeem what his countryman has sold.
If, however, a man has no one to redeem it for him but he himself prospers and acquires sufficient means to redeem it,
he is to determine the value for the years since he sold it and refund the balance to the man to whom he sold it; he can then go back to his own property.
But if he does not acquire the means to repay him, what he sold will remain in the possession of the buyer until the Year of Jubilee. It will be returned in the Jubilee, and he can then go back to his property.
A PROPHECY TO THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAELTHE WORD OF G-D TO THE PROPHET EZEKIEL
Eze 36:1-15 Son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD.The Lord G-d of Israel speaks to the prophet Ezekiel, that He must prophecy to the mountains of Israel, and the ravines and valleys, the time is coming soon when He (G-d) would cleanse his Holy Mountains of the gentiles and of the curses they have brought upon this Holy place.
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The enemy said of you, "Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession."
Therefore prophesy and say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because they ravaged and hounded you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people's malicious talk and slander,
Therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign LORD? This is what the Sovereign LORD says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, to the desolate ruins and the deserted towns that have been plundered and ridiculed by the rest of the nations around you-
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my burning zeal I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, for with glee and with malice in their hearts they made my land their own possession so that they might plunder its pastureland.'
Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I speak in my jealous wrath because you have suffered the scorn of the nations.
Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "I swear with uplifted hand that the nations around you will also suffer scorn.
But you, O mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home.
I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown,
I will multiply the number of people upon you, even the whole house of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt.
I will increase the number of men and animals upon you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
I will cause people, my people Israel, to walk upon you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; you will never again deprive them of their children."
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "Because people say to you, 'You devour men and deprive your nation of its children,'
therefore you will no longer devour men or make your nation childless, declares the Sovereign LORD.
No longer will I make you hear the taunts of the nations, and no longer will you suffer the scorn of the peoples or cause your nation to fall", declares the Sovereign LORD.
This Holy Place is what the non-believing world calls the West Bank.
If you believe that the word of G-d is true, and people try to convince you that the land (Eretz) is to be given to Palestinian Moslems, I would ask you to please study the scriptures on this subject. I will list many of them below and comment on some.
Please do not be in error on these facts. I will probably never know you, but G-d will know your mind, and most importantly He will know just how you stand, for His purpose or against His purpose.
THE GENTILE NATIONS JUDGEDTHE WORD OF G-D TO THE PROPHET JOEL
Joel 3:1-21 "In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,This prophecy from G-d to the prophet Joel is a message not only to the Jews and about how the Messiah leads them to destroy their enemies, but is a prophecy about the Palestinians and Lebanon and how he will deal with the Palestinians and all the nations of earth. Let the Gentile nations be roused and prepare for war as G-d brings them into the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Valley of Decision). This is an earth-shaking, soul-searching time, in my opinion, that is about to come upon us. In this chapter he also speaks about a devastating time for Egypt and Jordan. In the last two verses the Lord reminds us of how sinful and guilty the Jews have been, and yet in spite of this, because G-d keeps his covenants, some of them are redeemed and pardoned. His very last statement to all of us is a reminder over and over again in the Old Testament and also in the New Testament that he reigns from Jerusalem. This is also found in the book of Zechariah chapters 12 and 14.
I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.
They cast lots for my people and traded boys for prostitutes; they sold girls for wine that they might drink.
"Now what have you against me, O Tyre and Sidon and all you regions of Philistia? Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done.
For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasures to your temples.
You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, that you might send them far from their homeland.
"See, I am going to rouse them out of the places to which you sold them, and I will return on your own heads what you have done.
I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far away." The LORD has spoken.
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.
Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, 'I am strong!'
Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble there. Bring down your warriors, O LORD?
"Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side.
Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, trample the grapes, for the winepress is full and the vats overflow- so great is their wickedness!"
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.
The LORD will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the sky will tremble. But the LORD will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.
"Then you will know that I, the LORD your God, dwell in Zion, my holy hill. Jerusalem will be holy; never again will foreigners invade her.
"In that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills will flow with milk; all the ravines of Judah will run with water. A fountain will flow out of the LORD'S house and will water the valley of acacias.
But Egypt will be desolate, Edom a desert waste, because of violence done to the people of Judah, in whose land they shed innocent blood.
Judah will be inhabited forever and Jerusalem through all generations.
Their bloodguilt, which I have not pardoned, I will pardon. The LORD dwells in Zion!"
MORE VERSES CONCERNING THE HOLY MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL
Isa 2:1-5 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:ZION : G-D'S MOUNTAIN, (Har Zion)
In the last days the mountain of the LORD'S temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.
Many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.
Isa 14:25 I will crush the Assyrian in my land; on my mountains I will trample him down. His yoke will be taken from my people, and his burden removed from their shoulders."The Assyrians are to be destroyed on G-ds Mountains!
Isa 49:13-16 Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. Again the Lord commands the heavens, earth and the Mountains, sing and shout for joy when He saves His People.
But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me."
"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me."
Isa 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news,When the prophets of G-d bring good news on the mountains of Israel, (Judea & Samaria), that He has returned to Mt. Zion, it will most likely be the prophet Elijah, and others proclaiming that the Messiah is about to arrive.
who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your G-d reigns!"
Isa 65:9 I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah those who will possess my mountains; my chosen people will inherit them, and there will my servants live.God will bring the descendants of Jacob, Israel, and Judah home to possess his Holy Mountains.
Ps 68:16 Why gaze in envy, O rugged mountains, at the mountain where G-d chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever?The shepherd of Israel (The LORD G-D OF ISRAEL) will gather His people Israel from all over the world and pasture them forever on the Mountains of Israel. (Eretz) and even on all the valleys and plains (Sharron).
Genesis 28:10-19 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran.Jacobs dream should have been enough to alert humanity that this is "Holy Land," and it was given to all the descendants of Jacob. There is a song about Jacob's ladder that many have learned in Sunday school as children, but it was never taught how very important it is, and was never taken seriously. It should be taught just how important it was to read and sing what Jacob said when he awoke. Truly, these words should have been enough to humble the world of G-d believing Christians and Jews.
When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.
He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of G-d were ascending and descending on it.
There above it stood the LORD, and he said: "I am the LORD, the G-d of your father Abraham and the G-d of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.
Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.
I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it."
He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of G-d; this is the gate of heaven."
Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it.
He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz.
In Yeshua's message in Matthew 5:17, Jesus was trying to warn his followers that there is a lot more to achieving a place in the Kingdom of Heaven, than healing the sick, raising the dead, and having all your personal needs met. He refers to the laws of G-d, and the words of the prophets. They must all be obeyed!
Matthew 5:17-20 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.In the New Testament Paul writes about the humility and fear of G-d. He speaks of G-ds plan of redemption for his people "Judah and Israel," he speaks of the Holy Land, and of its importance. His words about this are in the New Testament, they are found in Romans 11, and other places in Paul's letters.
I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
Anyone who breaks one of the lest of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
THE REMNANT OF ISRAEL
Romans 11:1-10 I ask then: Did G-d reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.INGRAFTED BRANCHES
G-d did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don't you know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah - how he appealed to G-d against Israel:
"Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your alters; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me?"
And what was G-d's answer to him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal."
So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened,
As it is written: [Quoted from Isaiah 6] "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes so that they could not see and ears so that they could not hear, to this very day."
And David says: "May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.
Romans 11:11-32 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious.The G-d of Israel has made an everlasting promise to the Jewish people that the Holy Land will forever be their inheritance. No earthly leader is empowered to go against G-d's Word.
But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring!
I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry
In the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them.
For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
If the part of the dough offered as first fruits is if holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have ben grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,
Do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.
You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.
For if G-d did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of G-d: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.
And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in for G-d is able to graft them in again.
After all, if you ere cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,
For G-d's gifts and his call are irrevocable.
Just as you who were at one time disobedient to G-d have now received mercy as result of their disobedience,
So they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as result G-d's mercy to you.
For G-d has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
IN CONCLUSIONIs Eretz (all the land of Israel) just a nice place for Jews to live and have some ancient history of their early beginnings? Well, many other people have lived there too, and have made a significant history in that place. The Assyrians, the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Mamalukes, the Nomadic Arabians, and of course the Ottoman Empire (Turks) lived there for many hundreds of years, but none of these people wanted to make this land into a nation. It was only a possession or a very strategic location in the Middle East, dead center in the middle of the Fertile Crescent. In all the thousands of years of history did any of these people ever record it as their homeland? NO! This land was only part of some other nation.
Did any of these people ever pray for the land and crops and early and late rains? NO! Only the Galute (wandering Jew)! Wherever he was driven on the face of this earth (the dispora), only the Jew prayed for blessings on the land and to the city of the living G-d, Jerusalem. Don't Jews face Jerusalem when they pray?
And do the Jews remember the vows taken under the marriage Chupa, "If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill, may my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy." Is G-d dead? Well, if there is a G-d of Jacob then many of us have never paid attention to what he has always been saying. Were we listening when He said He took away land of other people and gave it to Israel (Jacob). And in the latter days He would restore agriculture and the good water sources and rebuild the great cities on the ruins of the ancient cities.
G-d would proceed ahead of the Israeli Army like hornets to confuse and terrorize the enemies of Israel. Israel exists today because G-d has defeated all of her enemies!
And in another Biblical example, David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the G-d of the armies of Israel, who you have defied. This day the Lord will hand you over to me, and I will strike you down and cut off your head, today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and beast of the earth, and the whole world will know that THERE IS A GOD IN ISRAEL." 1 Samuel 17:46
Nothing has changed, this is still the army of the living G-d, and He is still there in the land of Israel. So you see, some of us cannot accept this false peace. By G-d's decree the land should not be divided up or given away.
And as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
I believe these are the days, and the times like that of Queen Esther, when Mordecai her cousin and guardian, came to her and said,
"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14Today this hour, is that time for us to stand for the purposes of the Lord G-d, to save His people Israel, from those who would like to give "Eretz" (the land of Israel) away for the purpose of a false peace.
VALLEY OF DECISIONWe are all on a very high-speed highway, bumper to bumper with no room for errors. All of us are trying to get to the right place. The problem lies in that in this high-speed world, there is rarely little room and time for major changes. Most of us have been programmed to stay in the lane we are in. When the Lord G-d speaks to us, will we hear it, and be able to make the correct lane changes fast enough, or will confusion take us on an off ramp to a dead end?
By Charles (Ariel) Hamblin