Jesus stated very clearly that the “good news” of the coming kingdom of God would be preached as a witness before the end of this age comes and the Messianic age begins (Matthew 24: 14).
Jesus, before His human birth, also gave command to His servants. He told them to: “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob [Israel] their sins” (Isaiah 58:1).
Jesus basically has said to WARN the people of the consequences of their sins. Show them that they will be scattered from being a nation because of their sins. The message is to be a witness of coming disaster, with the opportunity to be saved out of it IF they would return to their Redeemer!!!
Notice what was inspired for the nation: “If MY people [physical Israel], which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and TURN FROM their wicked ways, THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7: 14). Our Redeemer says the nation must have a change of mind and start obeying Him from the heart in order to receive forgiveness and restoration to His favor. God stated in another place that He would start at the House of God – His saints!!!
Think about this: there is ONE Bible, yet there have been categorized around 843 different belief systems within Christianity. How could this be? Spiritual blindness is the reason (Romans 11: 25-27). Until people accept the REAL Jesus and are obedient to His Laws, they will remain in blindness.
A couple of passages were written in the Book of Ezekiel for us to ponder. “Again the word of the Lord came unto me [Ezekiel], saying, Son of man, speak to the children of your people [Israel], and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he sees the sword [war] come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever hears the sound of the trumpet and takes NOT warning; if the sword [war] come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that takes warning shall deliver [save] his soul. … [v. 7] So YOU, O son of man, I have set you a watchman unto the House of Israel [modern day Lost Ten Tribes of Israel as distinguished from Judah or Jews]; therefore you shall hear the word at My mouth, and WARN them from me. … if you WARN the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way; he shall die in his iniquity; but you [doing the warning] have delivered your soul” (Ezekiel 33: 1-9).
Ezekiel wrote 130 years after the House of Israel went into national captivity at the hands of the Assyrians. He wrote in 586 B.C., while the northern ten tribes were taken captive and uprooted out of their land in 721-718 B.C. That is why Ezekiel was to write his book, and it was to be preserved for the LAST or LATTER DAYS!!! (Ezekiel 38: 8, 16).
Who has been the enemy of the United States for the last 139 years? Communism!!! Ezekiel 38 identifies Russia and China as leading the remainder of the Communist world and its radical Islamic allies against the United States. In v. 5 it identifies Persia – modern Islamic Arab countries that are engaged in a Jihad war with us already. Ethiopia anciently was all of black Africa. Most of those countries have been overthrown and are in the Communist camps. The satellite countries surrounding Russia – the Independent Federations – are identified. Central and South America, including Mexico, are identified as “many people with you.” The plan has always been to use the soft underbelly of the U.S. and Mexican border for the attack.
Russia and China are to supply their allies and keep them in line for their final push to destroy America – modern son of Joseph (v. 7).
Newswatch Magazine has been warning, as of this writing, 30 years concerning turning back to the REAL God of the Bible or captivity was coming! We warned for 25 years on radio across America. We are warning the U.S. more effectively than ever with television. We are rotating from one city to another with one-half hour programs and with 30 and 60 second commercials.
The blood of this nation will be upon its own head – not ours at Newswatch Magazine. We fully realize from Bible prophesies that a time will come when there will be no more warning. There will come a famine of hearing the word of the Lord. “Behold, the days come, says the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall NOT find it” (Amos 8: 11-12).