Summary: God has sent divine judgement upon ancient Israel because they had abandoned their Godly foundation in which their nation had been founded.The Judgement was meant to awaken Israel to return to their foundation, Godly heritage but instead of repenting they
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February 26, 2012 Chester’s FBC Chester, IL Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker
A God has sent divine judgement upon ancient Israel because they had abandoned their Godly foundation in which their nation had been founded.
1 God had sent prophet after prophet but His message through their voice had fallen upon deaf hears and hardened hearts.
a He lifted the hedge that was around Israel and allowed the Assyrian Empire to strike hard, fast. (Limited, short in duration)
b The Judgement was meant to awaken Israel to return to their foundation, Godly heritage but instead of repenting they responded in defiance.
aa Is. 9.10
bb We will come back bigger, taller, stronger. We will rebuild/recover & they defiantly did!
c Israel vow to come back stronger and that seemed to work for a period of time.
aa Cleared away the ruins, construction and the sight of the nation rebuilding itself brought the sense of national resurgence. Illusion.
bb Their response was defiance (hewned stones/gazit stone, Cedar/Erez Tree)
cc By vowing in Is. 9.10, they were setting the nation up for future calamities/disasters.
d Their stronger, higher walls were meant to protect the nation from further injury & prevent another attack.
2 Divine anger will not cease until its purposes are accomplished (If Israel resisted one expression of anger, another must be found.)
a Is. 9.11, The nation is shaken again because it didn’t wake up the first time.
b Their root problem was never addressed. (Money, Military, Political...Spiritual!)
aa The attack/raising of the hedge was intended for “ . . . the people . . . to turn back to Him . . . “ Isa. 9.13.
bb You can’t solve a problem by dealing with the symptoms . . . its manifestations. (Must deal with the cause that lies hidden beneath the surface & their root problem was Spiritual)
c A spiritual problem can only be solved by a spiritual solution (Apart from that, every other solution will end up producing another crisis!)
aa It’s the Isaiah 9.10 Effect
bb The attempt of a nation to defy the course of its judgement, apart from repentance, will, instead, set in motion a chain of events to bring about the very calamity it sought to avert.
cc The defiant vow to rebuild/replant brought the warnings to pass . . . also put into play the second part of God’s judgement.
dd The Isaiah 9.10 Effect must be born out of the nations response to the first calamity.
B Seven years after 9/11 the American economy collapsed, triggering a global economic implosion (more on this later) and it all goes back to the hedge being lifted on September 11, 2001.
1 The economic collapse was birthed out of the calamities of 9/11.
a For six days after 9/11 the NYSE was closed, when it reopened the following Monday (September 17, 2001) Wall Street suffered it’s largest point crash in its history up to that time, lost 7% of its value.
b FYI: By January 01 our bullish economy was beginning to slow down and the FED had reduced the target interest rate to 3.5% by summer then 9/11.
aa On September 17, the Federal Reserve began lowering the target interest rate even further to help get the economy moving.
bb By December 11, the interest rate was 1.75%. (Lower than the rate of inflation which is the equivalency of creating free money.)
2 By June 2003, the rate would reach 1% and would remain under 2% for several years.
a These infusions of money were all in response to the calamities of 9/11.
b This response sets into motion a chain of events that would bring down the American & global economy.
T.S.: I want to look how an ancient blessing turned into a judgement because of national defiance to follow God.
I The Mystery of the Shemitah
A God rested on the 7th day, He has given us the commandment to keep this day of rest (the 7th day), and He told Israel that every 7th year that the land of Israel was to rest.
1 That 7th year was intended to be a blessing meant to recharge/renew the land, their economy, & their relationship with God. (The Shemitah: the rest, remission, release)
a At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release. 2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbor shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbor, or of his brother; because it is called the Lord'S release. Deut 15:1-2 (KJV)
aa 10 And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: 11 But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard. Ex 23:10-11 (KJV)