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God's People Return

By Steven Merten

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All biblical quotes are from the New American Bible.
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When the Battle of Armageddon is over, Satan is defeated, God's people Return. It is through Judgement, Justice and punishment that Jesus brings His brothers Jacob home to the Promised Land II. Jesus saves mankind from their evil human pride, which is Satan through punishments. As it was God's Woes which liberated Israel from Egypt, so will it be God's Woes which liberate Israel from Satan/Babylon in the era of the apocalypse. As ironical as it sounds, it is punishment delivered at Armageddon, which frees God's people from Satan. The more people form their false god into an 'unconditional love', 'universal salvation', the furthur from our true God they distance themselves through their sins. The more people think that God will not damn them for anything, the more people head into damnation. Sparing the rod, damns the masses. It is God's woes, deployed by Jesus at Armageddon, which free God's people from Satan/Babylon. Though not all choose to leave Satan/Babylon to return to Zion, scripture indicates many will. Once the 'great famine' hits, ('great famine' is Jesus' 'Prodigal Son' parable, description of Armageddon), many will be the number of prodigal brothers whom Jesus brings home to God our Father.

God desires mankind to turn back to love Him. God desires our repentance to spiritual life and not our physical or spritual death. This is why it is spritual death anathema being delivered at Armageddon and not physical death, total eniolation from God, through nuclear bombs. Though spritual death from full scale Church anathema is infinitly deadlier than a full scale nuclear holocaust, the spritual death from the sword of anathema can be healed by God through man's repentance and man seeking out absolution from his sins. Christ's foes who lay spritually dead on the battle field of Armageddon, can repent, seek absolution, and rise back to spritual life to love God. This is God's goal. Scripture clearly tells us that many do rise back to life through repentance and absolution after Armageddon. Armageddon is the 'great famine' that Jesus and His forces use to rescue many from Satan. Satan is man's evil pride, in individual's and secular leader's, hearts, on earth.

NAB2 ISA 16:1

Let the outcasts of Moab live with you, be their shelter from the destroyer. When the struggle is ended, the ruin complete, and they have done with trampling the land, A throne shall be set up in mercy, and on it shall sit in fidelity (in David’s tent) A judge upholding right and prompt to do justice.

NAB2 LUK 15:11

Then he said, “A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of your estate that should come to me.’ So the father divided the property between them. After a few days, the younger son collected all his belongings and set off to a distant country where he squandered his inheritance on a life of dissipation. When he had freely spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he found himself in dire need.

NAB2 PRO 23:13

Withhold not chastisement from a boy; if you beat him with the rod, he will not die. Beat him with the rod, and you will save him from the nether world.
LUK 15 Continued: So he hired himself out to one of the local citizens who sent him to his farm to tend the swine. And he longed to eat his fill of the pods on which the swine fed, but nobody gave him any. Coming to his senses he thought, ‘How many of my father’s hired workers have more than enough food to eat, but here am I, dying from hunger. I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers.”' So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.’ But his father ordered his servants, ‘Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.’ Then the celebration began.

NAB2 HOS 6:1

In their affliction, they shall look for me: “Come, let us return to the LORD, For it is he who has rent, but he will heal us; he has struck us, but he will bind our wounds. He will revive us after two days; on the third day he will raise us up, to live in his presence. Let us know, let us strive to know the LORD; as certain as the dawn is his coming, and his judgment shines forth like the light of day! He will come to us like the rain, like spring rain that waters the earth.” What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your piety is like a morning cloud, like the dew that early passes away. For this reason I smote them through the prophets, I slew them by the words of my mouth; For it is love that I desire, not sacrifice, and knowledge of God rather than holocausts.

NAB2 MAT 9:11

The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”

NAB2 MAR 12:28

Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, ‘He is One and there is no other than he.’ And ‘to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself’ is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that (he) answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And no one dared to ask him any more questions. As Jesus was teaching in the temple area he said, “How do the scribes claim that the Messiah is the son of David? David himself, inspired by the holy Spirit, said: ‘The Lord said to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I place your enemies under your feet.”’ David himself calls him ‘lord’; so how is he his son?” (The) great crowd heard this with delight.
HOS 6 Continued: But they, in their land, violated the covenant; there they were untrue to me. Gilead is a city of evildoers, tracked with blood. As brigands ambush a man, a band of priests slay on the way to Shechem, committing monstrous crime. In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing: there harlotry is found in Ephraim, Israel is defiled. For you also, O Judah, a harvest has been appointed.

NAB2 MAL 3:1

Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me; And suddenly there will come to the temple the LORD whom you seek, And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire. Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. But who will endure the day of his coming? And who can stand when he appears? For he is like the refiner’s fire, or like the fuller’s lye. He will sit refining and purifying (silver), and he will purify the sons of Levi, Refining them like gold or like silver that they may offer due sacrifice to the LORD. Then the sacrifice of Judah and Jerusalem will please the LORD, as in days of old, as in years gone by. I will draw near to you for judgment, and I will be swift to bear witness Against the sorcerers, adulterers, and perjurers, those who defraud the hired man of his wages, Against those who defraud widows and orphans; those who turn aside the stranger, and those who do not fear me, says the LORD of hosts. Surely I, the LORD, do not change, nor do you cease to be sons of Jacob. Since the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes, and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts.

NAB2 HOS 11:10

They shall follow the LORD, who roars like a lion; When he roars, his sons shall come frightened from the west, Out of Egypt they shall come trembling, like sparrows, from the land of Assyria, like doves; And I will resettle them in their homes, says the LORD.

NAB2 HOS 2:1

Then the people of Israel shall turn back and seek the LORD, their God, and David, their king; They shall come trembling to the LORD and to his bounty, in the last days. The number of the Israelites shall be like the sand of the sea, which can be neither measured nor counted. Whereas they were called, “Lo-ammi,” They shall be called, “Children of the living God.” Then the people of Judah and of Israel shall be gathered together; They shall appoint for themselves one head and come up from other lands, for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

NAB LUK 10:16

The seventy(-two) returned rejoicing, and said, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.” Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky. Behold, I have given you the power ‘to tread upon serpents’ and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you.
As Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert so will Jesus be lifted up in God's Holy City of post-Armageddon, Zion. As the serpents bit the Israelites in the desert, causing them death, so will auto-anathemas bite the wicked of the world, at Armageddon, causing them spiritual death. Moses raised up a serpents head in the desert so that all who looked upon it were healed. So also will Jesus, our Light to the Nations, be lifted up in Zion for all the world to see. Those struck down by strikes from the sword of Christ's mouth, anathema, will see and journey to, Zion, where they will be healed by Jesus, through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Those healed by Jesus will spiritually live again in spiritual life, with Jesus in Zion. Massive numbers of people will repent, convert and return to God, under Messianic Reign. Those who live in Zion will enter Zion through the gates of Zion, which the gates of Zion is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Punish wicked with spiritual death and then heal the repentant back to spiritual life, through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Then light the whole world up with Christ's glory when He enters into Zion, within three days after the Battle of Armageddon, so all the world can see Him, so all the people of the world know the path to eternal life. This is how Jesus brings His brother Israel, and the world, home to God under Messianic Reign. This is how Jesus rescues captive Israel, and the world, from Satan. Satan is Israel and the world's evil human pride.

NAB3 NUM 21:4 The Bronze Serpent.

From Mount Hor they set out by way of the Red Sea, to bypass the land of Edom, but the people’s patience was worn out by the journey; so the people complained against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in the wilderness, where there is no food or water? We are disgusted with this wretched food!”

So the LORD sent among the people seraph serpents, which bit the people so that many of the Israelites died. Then the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you. Pray to the LORD to take the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people, and the LORD said to Moses: Make a seraph and mount it on a pole, and everyone who has been bitten will look at it and recover. Accordingly Moses made a bronze serpent and mounted it on a pole, and whenever the serpent bit someone, the person looked at the bronze serpent and recovered.

NAB3 JOH 3:14

And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.

NAB3 REV 22:1

Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of its street. On either side of the river grew the tree of life that produces fruit twelve times a year, once each month; the leaves of the trees serve as medicine for the nations. Nothing accursed will be found there anymore. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will look upon his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. Night will be no more, nor will they need light from lamp or sun, for the Lord God shall give them light, and they shall reign forever and ever.

NAB3 REV 22:14

Blessed are they who wash their robes so as to have the right to the tree of life and enter the city through its gates. Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the unchaste, the murderers, the idol-worshipers, and all who love and practice deceit. "I, Jesus, sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the root and offspring of David, the bright morning star." The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." Let the hearer say, "Come." Let the one who thirsts come forward, and the one who wants it receive the gift of life-giving water.

NAB3 WIS 16:5

For when the dire venom of beasts came upon them and they were dying from the bite of crooked serpents, your anger endured not to the end. But as a warning, for a short time they were terrorized, though they had a sign of salvation, to remind them of the precept of your law. For he who turned toward it was saved, not by what he saw, but by you, the savior of all. And by this also you convinced our foes that you are he who delivers from all evil. For the bites of locusts and of flies slew them, and no remedy was found to save their lives because they deserved to be punished by such means; But not even the fangs of poisonous reptiles overcame your sons, for your mercy brought the antidote to heal them. For as a reminder of your injunctions, they were stung, and swiftly they were saved, Lest they should fall into deep forgetfulness and become unresponsive to your beneficence. For indeed, neither herb nor application cured them, but your all-healing word, O Lord! For you have dominion over life and death; you lead down to the gates of the nether world, and lead back.

NAB3 JOH 12:31

Now is the time of judgment on this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.

NAB3 PSA 106:47

Save us, LORD, our God; gather us from among the nations That we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in praising you. Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Let all the people say, Amen!Hallelujah!

Chapter 107

“Give thanks to the LORD who is good, whose love endures forever!” Let that be the prayer of the LORD’S redeemed, those redeemed from the hand of the foe, Those gathered from foreign lands, from east and west, from north and south.

NAB MAT 6:9 The Lord's Prayer

"This is how you are to pray: 'Our Father in heaven hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven ...//...
Subject us not to trial but deliver us from the evil one.'

NAB2 PSA 14:7

Oh, that from Zion might come the deliverance of Israel, That Jacob may rejoice, and Israel be glad when the LORD restores his people!

NAB ACT 1:6

When they had gathered together they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority. But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.
The world beyond Armageddon.

Job is released from the bondage of the devil and lives out a long life with more wealth and family than before his bondage to the devil. So will it be for the Restored Kingdom of Israel. Isaiah tells us that, upon slaying Leviathan, the devil, Israel prospers and produces much fruit. God tells us that He will no longer hide His face from us when Israel is restored. We will reap the blessings from heaven that God promised to Abraham. God will protect His people as in the old days of King David. There is a better world for the remnant Israel on the other side of Satan/Babylon's defeat. There will be peace on earth.

NAB2 ISA 32:11

Tremble, you who are complacent! Shudder, you who are overconfident! Strip yourselves bare, with only a loincloth to cover you. Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields, the fruitful vine, And the soil of my people, overgrown with thorns and briers; For all the joyful houses, the wanton city. Yes, the castle will be forsaken, the noisy city deserted; Down it comes, as trees come down in the forest! The city will be utterly laid low. Hill and tower will become wasteland forever for wild asses to frolic in, and flocks to pasture, Until the spirit from on high is poured out on us. Then will the desert become an orchard and the orchard be regarded as a forest. Right will dwell in the desert and justice abide in the orchard. Justice will bring about peace; right will produce calm and security. My people will live in peaceful country, in secure dwellings and quiet resting places.

NAB2 ISA 51:1

Listen to me, you who pursue justice, who seek the LORD; Look to the rock from which you were hewn, to the pit from which you were quarried; Look to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth; When he was but one I called him, I blessed him and made him many. Yes, the LORD shall comfort Zion and have pity on all her ruins; Her deserts he shall make like Eden, her wasteland like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness shall be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of song. Be attentive to me, my people; my folk, give ear to me. For law shall go forth from my presence, and my judgment, as the light of the peoples. I will make my justice come speedily; my salvation shall go forth (and my arm shall judge the nations); In me shall the coastlands hope, and my arm they shall await.
Let us pray, "Dear Lord Jesus Christ, send us Your great Combat Angel Michael the Archangel. Let Michael be Your modern day Joshua and the one to fight with You and deliver us into the Restored Promised Land of Israel. We pray that You, Lord, Deliver us soon. Amen!"

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