Keeping Your Eyes on Jerusalem for End Times, Part 2 :: By Keith Watts


This is the link to the message on the YouTube channel. (This message has really blessed my heart.) So amazing what will happen.

I ended the last message with end times prophecy of Jerusalem. In this message, I want to go back to the old Jerusalem, before Israel was even a nation.

Genesis 12:1-3 is known as the Abrahamic Covenant. The Lord told Abram to leave his father’s house and to go to a land that he will show Abram. He said to Abram that he would make him a great nation. The Lord also said that he would bless them that blessed him and curse them that curse him. The Lord has kept his promise and always will.

Genesis 13:14-15 “And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.”

The Lord will not break his promises to Abram (Who is Abraham). As far as Abram could see, the Lord said to him this will I give to thee. I find it amazing, but Abram never stayed in one place his whole life. For ever is eternal. Anyone in their right mind would not go against God Almighty. This is an eternal promise to Abram and to his seed.

Danny Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, was in a meeting with other Ambassadors, and he held up a copy of the Bible for all the Ambassadors present to see and said, “This is our deed to our land.” Wow! No one said anything. The Word of God will quiet Satan every time.

Fast forward to King David. He makes Jerusalem his capital of Israel.

Looking at 2 Samuel 5:6-8 — At the time King David took Jerusalem, the Jebusites were living in Jerusalem. The world would say that the owners of the land should be the Jebusites. The only problem with this is they are not the creator of the Universe. Only God has the right to give land to anyone. Mankind does not have that right.

2 Samuel 5:5 “In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem, he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.”

Israel has never changed her capital and never will. Now I want to get into the message that was the introduction to the message.

Fast forward from around 1,000 587 B.C. Things have changed so much in Jerusalem; it is not looking good at all. You might look at this on the outside and say to yourself that God has broken his promise with Abraham. But we have to remember it is an eternal promise.

Jeremiah 32:1-2 “The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar.” 2 For then the king of Babylon’s army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison, which was in the king of Judah’s house.”

Verse two — The king of Babylon’s army has surrounded Jerusalem, and Jeremiah is in prison. How much worse can it get for Jeremiah? Maybe I need to ask the question, how much worse can it get for you or me? I will come back to this, but I want to ask another question. Why was Jeremiah in prison? Jeremiah spoke the truth.

Jeremiah 32:3 “For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, saying, Wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it.”

Is there anyone on the face of this earth that can shut up the truth? No. Most of the world today still does not believe the truth. One day they will kneel before Truth (Jesus Christ). How much worse can it get for you? I believe in my heart that it will get much worse for those of us that are trying to reach the world for Christ. It will also get worse here on this earth for all of us before the rapture of the church. I made a promise to my Savior that no matter how bad it gets, I will serve him for the rest of my life – by the grace of God and the sustaining power of the Holy Spirit.

Back to the message:

Jeremiah is in prison for speaking the truth. No doubt he is hungry and cold and cannot sleep; he has to make sure all of the creeping things that are crawling everywhere do not get on him. The city that he loves is besieged by the enemy. There is no way out. He is known as the weeping prophet because he was crying for Judah and Jerusalem all of the time.

WHAT IS GOD’S RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS IN JEREMIAH’S LIFE? I WANT YOU TO BUY LAND. You want me to do what, Lord? (That would be my response to the Lord.)

Jeremiah 32:7-9 “Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee, saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is thine to buy it. So Hanameel mine uncle’s son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD. And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle’s son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.”

I wonder how Jeremiah responds to the Lord in his heart. I would have said, Lord, you want me to do what? Lord, you do know I am in prison, and the enemy has besieged this city. I may not even come out of this alive, Lord.

Jeremiah gave the money to Hanameel for the land. Notice he came to Jeremiah while he was in prison.

Why did the Lord tell Jeremiah to buy land? (Remember, the promise is eternal.)

Jeremiah 32:36 “And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.”

Jeremiah 32:37 “Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath, and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely.”

Verse 36 has come to pass. We know what happened to Jerusalem; it was destroyed, and so many were taken into Babylon as slaves.

Verse 36 has been happening before our very eyes. Who says there is no God? Who says God has turned his back on Israel? God knew he was going to be leading the Jews back to the promised land. We really are on the winning side.

So many pastors and Christians have given up. The easiest thing to do is to give up. The Devil is on the losing side, and one day he will be totally defeated. The enemy is all around us, but the Bible says, “Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world.”

Don’t give up; don’t quit. The lost souls all around the world are worth fighting for; your lost family members are worth fighting for. If you quit, what would you feel like when you see Jesus’s precious face?

Jeremiah said in verse 8, “Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.”

Do you want to have peace in your heart? Then receive Jesus Christ as your Savior. If you have already done that, then get into the Word of God. That is why so many Christians are falling away from the battle. It is time to get back into the battle.

A descendant of David will be king:

Jeremiah 33:14-16 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.”

Jesus Christ is the Branch of righteousness. Joseph and Mary are descendants of King David. The Lord will fulfill his promise to David.

Zechariah 8:20-23 “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also. Yea, many people, and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to pray before the LORD. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.”

Jesus will be on his throne in Jerusalem, and the whole world will have to deal with Jesus. No one will be going to New York, Washington DC, London, Paris, Moscow, or any other city. They will not be going to the United Nations Headquarters. No official will be trying to start a war somewhere. Jesus Christ will be in FULL CONTROL OF THE WHOLE EARTH. There will be no arguing with him. What a glorious day that will be when King Jesus is King over the whole earth!

When does this happen? Revelation 19:11-21. When you get a chance, read these verses.

Revelation 19:11-13 “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.”

This time, Jesus is not coming to the earth as a Lamb for the slaughter. He is not coming to the earth to die but to rule with a rod of iron (verse 15). No soldier will be able to slap his face or spit on his face. King Jesus will not be beaten. No one will be a judge over him. No one will tell lies about him. No one will be nailing him to a tree. No one will be placing a crown of thorns on his head. No one will be mocking him. That is so comforting to know.

How long will Jesus rule on this earth? Revelation 20:1-10. When you have time, read these verses.

He will rule on this earth for 1,000 years. At the end of all this comes the great white throne judgment in Revelation 20:11-15.

Then comes the new heaven, new earth, and New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:1-27). Revelation21:4 is one of my favorite verses in the Bible.

The new Jerusalem is verses 9 to 27. Wow! How many hours in your lifetime have you thought about all of this – after the 1,000-year reign on earth? Everything will be made new. No more curses on man, woman, earth, or animals.

According to the book America’s God and Country by William J. Federer, Mary Todd Lincoln said that these were the last words of Abraham Lincoln. Here is an excerpt:

“He said he wanted to visit the Holy Land and see those places hallowed by the footprints of the Savoir. He was saying there was no city he so much desired to see as Jerusalem.” And with the words half spoken on his tongue, the bullet of the assassin entered the brain, and the soul of the great President was carried by the angels to the New Jerusalem above” (page 391).

I am asking all true blood-bought prayer warriors to write these dates down on your calendar to pray, fast, and repent for this nation for a day. We are believing we will move the heart of God to save the lost. I ask you to please be a part of the harvest of lost souls that will receive Jesus as their Savior. We are also praying for the protection of Christians.

For Russia and on behalf of over 146,053,722 precious souls on June 06, 2022.

On a personal note, I am asking all prayer warriors to join me on behalf of my wife Jenni. Her health is not good at all; this has been going on for seven years. We are to a point where the medical field is saying there is no hope, but my Jesus is still on the throne. She is in the hands of Jesus, and I have put my faith and trust in him. Thank you for your prayers.

As I write this article, she is in the hospital. We are praying that there will be at least one doctor that really cares about her enough to do something for her. Thank you.

Keith Watts

Online Missionary to the world

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