When Jesus Christ announced Himself, He said He was here to partly fulfill a prophecy of Isaiah…
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down.
And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” – Luk 4:18-21
Needless to say some were excited and some wanted to throw Him off a cliff. What we need to see that Jesus Christ didn’t say “the day of vengeance of our God”… He only spoke of “the year of the Lord’s favor”.
You see, Jesus Christ was quoting Isaiah 61:2. He fulfilled: “to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor”…
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor,
but not the second part of that prophecy…
and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; – Isa 61:2
But now very very soon, the second part is going to occur “the day of vengeance of our God”, a year of recompense.
A year of recompense? The year so far has had incredible suffering for many people, floods all over the world. We are in a year of recompense…
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
And the streams of Edom shall be turned into pitch, and her soil into sulfur; her land shall become burning pitch. – Isa 34:8-9
In Edom? “Edom will be a sign”, just as the Holy Spirit said to me on Sunday night (3rd October 2010) after church as I lay in the bath marvelling at what He did at church. He audibly said “Edom is a sign” to me.
I needed to hear that because I had refused to speak out about Edom without hearing from God first about it.
People need to hear, how else can they heed the warning and make reconciliation with God and put up a shield of faith? To be reconciled to God means to accept the full single perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ on behalf of our sins.
Edom is a vast topic. I could not speak about such things without hearing clearly from God about it. I have now heard from Him. I can speak now.
And the streams of Edom shall be turned into pitch, and her soil into sulfur; her land shall become burning pitch. – Isa 34:9
The streams of black pitch, the sulfur… it sounds like a volcano, or a series of volcanos. And indeed the whole area, as of last year, has become volcanically active. It wasn’t like that before last year.
And recent news events already point to the same thing…
- New study sheds light on Saudi volcano risk
- Northwest Saudi Arabia Vulnerable to Volcanoes – ABC News
- Failed eruption shook Saudi Arabia : Nature News
- Area of Saudi Arabia Is Incredibly Volcanically Active
- Northwest Saudi Arabia vulnerable to volcanoes | Reuters
- Ancient volcanic field reawakens in Saudi Arabia – CSMonitor.com
- Arabia’s Largest Volcano Field
Es Safa is a striking basaltic volcanic field located to the southeast of Damascus, Syria, seen in an image released today. It lies within the larger Harrat Ash Shamah — the largest volcanic field on the Arabian tectonic plate.
Harrat Ash Shamah parallels the Red Sea and extends from northeastern Israel, through southern Syria and Jordan, and into Saudi Arabia, covering an area of over 19,000 300 square miles (50,000 square kilometers). – Arabia’s Largest Volcano Field
As you can see from the dates of all of these items, this is a new discovery last year. And it’s in the very same area – but in fact covers a much larger area. The bible speaks of this as a slaughter, just as Haiti was a slaughter.
A year of recompense
I believe this next one year will be incredibly difficult: “a year of recompense”. The very good news is that it will end and the world will have changed – the end of spiritual Babylon (sin and death) will have come.
He will comfort all who mourn with His Presence, because we will experience something entirely new…
And the LORD will make himself known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians will know the LORD in that day and worship with sacrifice and offering, and they will make vows to the LORD and perform them. – Isa 19:21
Please note: I don’t think it’ means “Egyptians” but that’s symbolic, in the same way that Babylon is symbolic.
I believe the year of recompense has a definite end date and time: 7 Sept 2011, 7pm. I know that, because it was at 7pm that God spoke to me and it will be one calendar year from then.
It is an exact calendar year. A very difficult time.
Several months ago I blogged about how I saw a single shaggy animal and some cutters came down and cut all the hairy covering off the animal. The animal looked up at me, it was faced away from me, I was kind of behind it and up above… and it looked at me in shock and amazement.
Lift up your shield of faith!
I have spent a lot of time and effort teaching people and encouraging people how to raise up a shield of faith over their country or city or family. I have written maybe 100 posts and an online free book of almost 200 pages and I’ve even gota two page prayer document. I’ve been warning and encouraging and teaching via Facebook, Buzz and Twitter.
But I think my message has not got through. It’s a pity. That shield would have shielded us from wrath.
This is a part of the Edom series…