Stand on the Wall!

Ecc. 1:5-6;9 The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. 6 The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. 9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

This week could be a prophetically significant week as events are unfolding throughout the world.

Last week, an Iranian ship in the Red Sea was hit supposedly by Israel whereby Iran has threatened retaliation.  On Sunday, a power outage at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility was caused by an act of "nuclear terrorism" Iranian officials claimed and reserved the right to take action against the perpetrators.  Over the past week, Russian troops have been massing on the border of Ukraine in a region increasingly threatened by war.  Meanwhile, in the United States, a major court case is being decided in Minnesota that could unleash riots throughout the country.  It's safe to say, we need to be watching carefully as these events are unfolding!

The writer of Ecclesiastes was aware of cycles in nature, how they repeat themselves. Some have noticed another interesting historical cycle that awakens our awareness at this time of year. The dates April 15th-21th contain an interesting pattern. This is a time frame that has seen the birth of much havoc in the world. Historically this is when the birth of Rome and the Roman empire took place, the birth of Napoleon, and the birth of Hitler and Nazi Germany occurred.  Currently, in our day, Iranians will celebrate the birth of their leader Ali Khamenei who has called for the annihilation of the Jewish state on April 19th.

This time frame is also key in American history as these dates mark times when wars have begun; among them, The Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the Mexican-American War, and the Spanish-American War.

Historically, this time frame also includes when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, the Titanic sank, America abandoned the gold standard, the Waco Branch Davidian debacle, the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Columbine High school massacre, the Virginia Tech shootings, the Boston Marathon bombing, and finally, the ecological disaster of BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Anniversaries can be positive, and awaken joyful memories, or...they can recall difficult moments which cause us to brace inwardly and wonder if some kind of trouble will arrive once again. God is the Lord of history and His purposes stand for our good in any case, so we needn't fear the future under His care. During this season when much trouble has been seen in history, let us be watching and ready to stand in the gap and to unleash prayers as the need arises -- for truly it is the season for believers to standing on the wall.

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5 thoughts on “Stand on the Wall!”

  1. The things of YHVH run in cycles. Seasons, Holidays, as well as history. Even our personal lives. If we do not heed His correction in our lives, we get to 'go around' that particular mountain again. The Jewish people have experienced this in Tasha b Av, when both previous Temples are said to have been destroyed.

  2. Thank you for a summarized update on the events regarding America, Russia & the middle east.Just would only like to add that although i am not very familiar with the worlds politics but somehow i would never want to support Russia since i don't believe they believe in Jesus's teachings & the very same applies to China , whereas majority of the Americans do believe in the Holy Bible.

  3. Believers are not the majority in America anymore, sadly. Look at Barna statistics. The persecuted church is growing, and worthy of our prayers and support. They are praying for US, that we may be strong in our faith as persecution comes our way. May we 'strengthen ourselves in the LORD' and stand firm clothed in the full armor of God, praying continuously for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ, who are already sharing the sufferings of Christ.

  4. So I actually have never read the bible cover to cover I read it but not in a year or anything like that. I don't ever remember reading Ecclesiastes. Sadly I had put the Bible aside for a while so I was looking for it in the New Testament and found out it is in the Old Testament. Anyway, the verse had me interested so I went to bible gateway and read the whole chapter and a few more after. I am finding it to be a good read and I am enjoying reading it I believe Solomon must have written it. I know I like Proverbs all though I have read Psalms more. Thank you!

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