ISRAEL’S PM WARNS IRAN , HAMAS & ISIL . . . ALL PART OF SAME ‘ POISONOUS TREE ‘
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly , Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu warned of the dire threat from Iran , Hamas & the Islamic State likening the triumvirate to ” branches on the same poisonous tree “. It is an apt description. God’s Word , the Bible also describes the nations as ‘ trees ‘. The bible prophecy in Joel Ch.1 ~ an ominous fore-warning of global events coming soon ~ uses ‘ trees ‘ to symbolise the nations of the world just before the final apocalyptic war between the nations. Centred around the coming ‘ DAY of THE LORD ‘ this chapter describes how ‘ all the trees of the field ‘ ( of the world ) will be consumed by ‘ the fire ‘ & ‘ the flame ‘ ( a symbollic reference to ‘ nuclear war ‘ ) Importantly , Joel’s prophecy makes clear this terrible war is not directly ‘ the judgments of God ‘ rather it is man’s evil upon man ; but such is the devastation it is likened ‘ as ‘ a destruction from the Almighty.
In 2014 , as we see the Middle East rapidly sliding into chaos . . . a terrifying global ‘ arms – race ‘ as nervous nations weaponise amid rising geopolitical tensions . . . Iran , North Korea & even Saudi Arabia on the threshold of nuclear weapons . . . it is very , very clear, fulfilment of this bible prophecy is near !!! It is these exact conditions that in recent days compelled a desperate Israeli PM to alert the international community to the danger of not recognising this threat posed by a nuclear-armed Iran. Alas !! … War is coming !!!
Joel 1v12-20 – The vine is dried up & the fig tree languisheth ; the pomegranate tree , the palm tree also & the apple tree , even ‘ all the trees ‘ of the field are withered : because joy is withered away from the sons of men. Gird yourselves & lament , ye priests . . . Sanctify ye a fast , call a solemn assembly , gather the elders & all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God & cry unto the LORD. Alas for THE DAY !! for THE DAY of the LORD is at hand & ‘ as ‘ a destruction from the Almighty shall it come . . . for ‘ the fire ‘ hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness & ‘ the flame ‘ hath burned ‘ all the trees ‘ of the field. The beasts of the field cry also unto thee : for the rivers of waters are dried up & ‘ the fire ‘ hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.
NOTE : We would encourage ‘ everyone ‘ to read through the old testament Prophecy of JOEL ( Ch’s 1 -3 ) themselves . This short prophecy provides an excellent overview & detailed understanding of many of the momentous events soon to unfold. There is ‘ no substitute ‘ for a personal , thoughtful reading of God’s Word.