ISRAEL TODAY from ENEMIES OF THE HOME:
FATHERS VERSUS SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS
Maurice M Johnson
November 4, 1956
Tonight, among other things, by the way, I'm going to bring out this fact: Israel needs a prophet, Israel needs another Moses. My how tragic it is to see Israel, the present Israel nation, turning to the United Nations.
In the 8th chapter of Isaiah, we find what God says to Israel. But Israel today ... well let me read Isaiah 8th chapter a little bit of it. Isaiah 8 beginning at the 9th verse,
Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, and it shall come to naught.
How many times I thought of this passage as I heard different speakers belittling and railing against England and France and the nation Israel last night and Thursday night and early Friday morning past midnight.
I'm not taking sides now, that isn't my point, my thought. I'm commenting upon the uncertainty. I do think, and I'll go more into detail tonight, God willing, I do think that I can see clearly how Israel's present move, and the fact that all of the nations except England and her sister nations New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, abstained from voting the other night, England and France and Israel, all of the others voted against Israel because it's primarily Israel. Israel's the first one that went in. I do think, I started to say, that I can see and that I did see, that I heard the first rumblings of the prophesied anti-Semitic movement. I'll have a good deal more to say about that tonight.
We're living in interesting, in frightening, in awful, in glorious times. We read in Isaiah about Israel's day of grief and desperate sorrow. We read in the 30th chapter of Jeremiah about the day of Jacob's trouble. You think England and France are going to be able to effectively help Israel to maintain her national boundaries and integrity and sovereignty and so forth and so forth and so forth? But now back to Isaiah for a moment, Isaiah 8. God says here, Isaiah 8 verse 10, and jot this down and make it your own, these are great times my friend to be familiar with passages like this in Isaiah.
Take counsel together, and it shall come to naught; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
Now this is Isaiah the prophet speaking for the godly remnant Israel.
For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy.
You know that's getting together. The United Nations and so forth. Say ye not, don't join the hue and the cry of the mass, the people that are turned from God and His Christ, the only Redeemer, the only wise God and the only potentate, the King of kings. Don't join the crowd that see no beauty, nor majesty in Jesus Christ. And who therefore say, "Well the times are such that we must get together," a confederacy. God says here, Say ye not ... A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, let him be your dread. And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
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