God Decreed It :: By Daymond Duck

The 30th chapter of Jeremiah is filled with God’s promises to the children of Israel.

It was meant to console and inspire the people by offering hope to the nation.

It certainly did, and it still does.

One promise tells us Jerusalem would be rebuilt in the same place it always was (upon her own heap; Jer. 30:18).

This is why Jerusalem exists where it does today.

God decreed it.

A second promise tells us the population of Jerusalem will greatly increase (“I shall multiply them, and they shall not be few” Jer. 30:19).

That is why the population of Jerusalem has grown from about 3,000 people in the 1840s to almost one million today.

God decreed it.

A third promise tells us God will punish anyone who harms Israel (“I will punish all that oppress them” Jer. 30:20).

That is why Israel’s enemies keep losing wars with Israel.

God decreed it.

A fourth tells us Israel will have their own leaders (“their nobles shall be of themselves” Jer. 30:21).

That is why Israel is ruled by Jews (not Babylonians, Romans, Muslims, etc.).

God decreed it.

A fifth promise tells us the Jews will be God’s people, and He will be their God (Jer. 30:22).

That is why the entire world is turning against Israel.

Most Jews have not yet returned to God, but they will soon learn that they are His people, and He is their God.

God decreed it.

A sixth promise tells us the judgment of the Lord will fall upon the wicked (“God’s fury will fall with pain” (Jer. 30:23).

That is why the devastation in Gaza is so bad.

God’s fury is falling upon people who have committed terrible wickedness.

God decreed it.

When will these promises be fulfilled?

God said, “In the latter days ye shall consider it” (Jer. 30:24).

Hang on because God said He will make a full end of the nations that the Jews returned home from (Jer. 30:11).

(My opinion: I cannot predict the future, but I know that the Middle East problems are going to lead to a worthless 7-year peace treaty, the rise of the New World Order, and the destruction of the nations (Dan. 9:27; Rev. 13:7; Dan. 2:41-45.))

Here are some articles that made the news recently:

One, concerning Israel’s attacks at and or near hospitals in Gaza: in his weekly report (Nov. 16-23, 2023), highly regarded Prophecy teacher Amir Tsarfati said, “The ferreting out of the Hamas infrastructure has continued through the past week. Al-Shifa Hospital has been a primary target because the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) must go to where the enemy is. The terrorists were the ones who chose to base their operations in tunnels below essential humanitarian targets. Any innocent lives who may be caught up in the battles are the result of the evil combatants who drew the war to the hospital. They are not the fault of the Israeli forces who warned all civilians ahead of time that they were coming so as to minimize any collateral damage.”

(FYI: To his credit, Amir Tsarfati has been invited to Washington, DC, to speak at several venues, including some congressmen and senators in the coming days. That may be over by the time this article is posted.)

(More: On Nov. 27, 2023, Elon Musk visited Israel. After watching videos of Hamas murdering women, children, and others, Musk said, “There’s no choice but to kill those who insist on murdering civilians. You are not going to change their mind.”)

(My opinion: Sadly, Musk is right because Hamas said they will do it again and again until Israel is destroyed. If Hamas is not going to stop, Israel has no choice but to eliminate them.)

Two, concerning financial aid to rebuild the Gaza Strip after Israel’s war with Hamas is over: on Nov. 22, 2023, it was reported that the Arab Gulf nations are talking about two conditions:

  • One, there must be a change in leadership of the Palestinian Authority before the Arab Gulf nations provide any financing.
  • Two, Israel must produce a political plan for dealing with the Palestinian issue.

(My opinion: Israel has produced many plans in past years, and all of them have been rejected. It is impossible to produce a political plan that everyone will accept.)

Three, concerning possible corruption in the Democrat Party: on Nov. 22, 2023, it was reported that recently released video recorded by a member of the Washington, DC, police department on his phone of demonstrators at the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, shows a plainclothes police officer with a badge hanging around his neck telling another police officer, “We go undercover as Antifa in a crowd.”

Some demonstrators who were arrested on Jan. 6 have said police urged them to enter the Capitol.

The video has been turned over to the Congressional House Oversight Committee for investigation.

(My opinion: Someone was using undercover police disguised as Antifa to urge Trump supporters to enter the Capitol, where they would soon be arrested.)

Four, concerning the decline of America and the rise of a godless one-world religious system: on Nov. 23, 2023, Pres. Biden released the President’s annual Thanksgiving Proclamation, and for the first time in American history, the Pres. of the U.S. omitted all references to God or faith.

(My opinion: What should Christians expect from a president who loves and promotes the godless New World Order, abortion, the gay agenda, etc.?)

Five, concerning world government:

  • On Nov. 22, 2023, the Estonian Parliament notified the World Health Organization (WHO) that it is rejecting the International Pandemic Treaty (Accords) as well as the amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHRs).
  • On Nov. 25, 2023, it was reported that Slovakia has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) that it will not sign or ratify the WHO International Pandemic Treaty (Accords).
  • On Nov. 28, 2023, it was reported that New Zealand announced that it will not be pushed around by the UN and the WHO anymore, and it will not agree to the IHR amendments.

More countries need to do this.

These two documents will change the WHO from an advisory organization to a controlling international authority.

They will require the surrender of national sovereignty to an unelected world government during a potential crisis.

Six, concerning theft and the decline of America at the end of the age: on Nov. 26, 2023, it was reported that organized shoplifting and soft-on-crime policies cost New York State retailers $4.4 billion in 2022.

A bipartisan bill to create a task force to find ways to deal with it was vetoed by the governor last week.

Seven, concerning wars and rumors of wars (perhaps Psa. 83, Isa. 17, Ezek. 38-39): on Nov. 27, 2023, an advisor to Iraq’s Prime Min. said if the current truce is not turned into a permanent one, “the entire region (Middle East) is on the verge of a devastating conflict that may include everyone, and the extent of its expansion or how to control and stop it is not known.”

Eight, concerning the Mark of the Beast: on Nov. 24, 2023, Canada and the EU agreed to promote a digital ID system (a pre-requisite for tracking all buying and selling) and to jointly push it in the G-7, G-20, OECD, UN, and WTO.

(My opinion: They have agreed to work together on a global ID system.)

(More: On May 28, 2023, it was reported that the Bill Gates Foundation is attempting to replace cash with a digital ID and digital currency system in Nigeria, and the effort is supported by the World Economic Forum, EU, and several UN agencies.)

Nine, concerning pestilences at the end of the age: due to an outbreak of pneumonia in China, on Nov. 27, 2023, it was reported that China is once again requiring citizens to wear face masks and follow social distancing.

China is also urging children and the elderly to get vaccinated.

Here are some daily updates about Israel’s war with Hamas.

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023 (Day 47)

  • Hamas was supposed to give Israel a list of the hostages to be released at 10 am tomorrow but failed to do it, so the release was delayed for 24 hours.
  • Because the hostage release was delayed for 24 hours, Israel delayed the pause in the war 24 hours.
  • An Israeli source said Hamas is making new demands to their hostage deal.
  • After finding evidence that Hamas was using Al-Shifa Hospital for a command center (Hamas denies it), Israel arrested the head doctor and several other doctors at Al-Shifa and is holding them for questioning.
  • A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent said Hamas and other terrorist groups are already in the United States thanks to the flood of migrants crossing the southern border.

Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023 (Day 48)

  • Hezbollah said it fired 48 Katyusha rockets at northern Israel and attacked 10 other fronts in Israel near the Israeli-Lebanon border (Israel retaliated by shelling several sites in southern Lebanon).
  • The ceasefire is now scheduled to begin at 7 am Friday. 13 Israeli hostages (and 11 foreigners) are scheduled to be released at 10 am, and when they are released, Israel is scheduled to release 39 Palestinians.
  • Hamas called upon its supporters in the West Bank (part of Israel) and elsewhere to rise up against Israel.

Friday, Nov. 24, 2023 (Day 49) (Day one of a 4-day ceasefire)

  • Hamas said it cannot locate 10 children that were taken on Oct. 7, 2023.
  • There were 240 hostages taken on Oct. 7, 2023, and more than 100 were from nations other than Israel.
  • The 4-day ceasefire started (Israel’s border with Lebanon was also quiet).
  • If both sides agree, Hamas can extend the ceasefire one day at a time by releasing 10 hostages per day.
  • Palestinians in the southern part of Gaza were warned that the war is not over and they should not return home.
  • A group of Israeli rabbis said they support the families of Israeli hostages, but stopping the war before it is finished puts the Israeli troops and citizens in grave danger.
  • Biden said, “I cannot prove what I’m about to say, but I believe one of the reasons Hamas struck when they did is because they knew I was working very closely with the Saudis and others in the region to bring peace to the region by having recognition of Israel and Israel’s right to exist.”
  • Egypt said it is ready for Gaza to be demilitarized and to be temporarily occupied by forces (UN, EU, NATO, U.S., Arabs, or whoever) to guarantee the security of the Palestinians and Israel (Note: This sounds like a force to guarantee peace and safety in the area. Jordan said the Arabs would not want to send troops there).
  • Hamas released 13 Israeli hostages, and Israel released 39 Palestinians.

Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023 (Day 50) (Day two of a 4-day ceasefire)

  • Hamas said Israel broke the agreement by not sending enough food to northern Gaza, so it would delay the release of more hostages.
  • Israel denied that it broke the agreement.
  • Israel warned that the war would resume at midnight if Hamas did not release the hostages as agreed.
  • Following several hours of a tense standoff, Hamas said they would release 13 Israeli hostages and 7 foreigners (note: They released 4 foreigners). (note: One female hostage was injured and had to undergo emergency surgery). Israel released 39 Palestinians.

Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023 (Day 51) (Day three of a 4-day ceasefire)

  • Israeli officials believe Hamas is still holding 195 hostages.
  • Israel struck the airport in Damascus, Syria, and there was major damage.
  • Hamas released 14 Israeli hostages (one hostage was a 4-year-old Israeli girl) and 3 foreigners.
  • Israel said the freeing of a 4-year-old hostage is enough to justify the war.
  • Hamas is seeking to extend the ceasefire.
  • Prime Min. Netanyahu’s ruling party warned him that if he does not eventually resume the war his government will collapse immediately.

Monday, Nov. 27, 2023 (Day 52) (Day four of a 4-day ceasefire)

  • Hamas is supposed to release 11 hostages today, and Israel is supposed to release 33 Palestinians, but there are reported disagreements over the names of hostages to be released.
  • Israel and Hamas are discussing the issues.
  • Israel and Hamas are ready to extend the ceasefire, but Israel said it will renew the war with full force if more hostages are not released.
  • Hamas released 11 hostages (2 women and 9 children), and Israel released 33 Palestinians.
  • Israel and Hamas agreed to extend the ceasefire for two more days and to release more hostages (Hamas will release 20 more women and children).
  • Israel is seeking the return of about 40 more hostages, but Hamas said they do not know where some of those hostages are.
  • Israel said Hamas must find the other hostages if they want to extend the ceasefire.
  • Hamas said it is willing to negotiate the release of Israeli soldiers, but the terms will be different from the release of civilians.
  • The number of nations that are calling for a peace treaty, the division of Israel, and the creation of a Palestinian state in the Middle East is growing.
  • S. Sec. of State Blinken will return to Israel, the West Bank, and the UAE this week to discuss more ceasefires in the Middle East.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 (Day 53) (Day five of the ceasefire; First day of the extended ceasefire.

  • Hamas has committed to release 20 hostages (women and children) over the next two days, and Israel has committed to release 60 Palestinians.
  • Israel said it will not end the war until Hamas is destroyed and all the hostages are released.
  • Hamas said it is not holding all the hostages that are in the Gaza Strip.
  • Qatar said some of the hostages are held by smaller groups (the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Mujahideen Brigades, and al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades admit that they have some of the hostages).
  • Hamas detonated three explosive devices near a group of Israeli troops, and Israel said several of its troops were slightly injured.
  • Hamas released 10 Israeli hostages and 2 foreigners. Israel released 30 Palestinians. Hamas has released 60 Israelis and 21 foreigners to date. More than 160 are still in captivity.
  • Erdogan of Turkey told UN Sec. Gen. Guterres that Israel must be held accountable in international courts for war crimes in Gaza.

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 (Day 54) Day six of the ceasefire; Second day of the extended ceasefire.

  • At the time this article was sent to Rapture Ready, it was unclear if there would be another extension of the ceasefire.

FYI: God does not send anyone to Hell (all of us are born with a sin nature and destined to go to Hell because we sin), but God has provided a way (Jesus) for everyone to go to Heaven (and He is the only way to get there; John 14:6).

Finally, are you Rapture Ready?

If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.