“When you see Jerusalem surrounded with armies, know its desolation is nigh”
Israel faces steep odds in the near future in spite of their technology. Trouble is not far away and seems to be prophetic.
“A rabbinic court, or Sanhedrin, has ruled that a Jew who believes in Jesus as the Jewish Messiah is no longer considered a Jew for purposes of marriage in Israel. This makes it impossible for two Messianic Jews to get married inside the country.” WorldNewDaily.com, 9-2-17.
Didn’t Moses say that the land would spew them out if they didn’t live by the law—the law that taught equality and freedom? Summarizing the law, the Messiah taught us to love God with all our hearts and our neighbor as ourselves.
So how many times should we expect a spewing out? Moses and Ezekiel might help us see that Israel was not free to return when the United Nations gave them land, or do we think God can’t count? He said if Israel walked contrary to His law, that He would punish them seven times over (Leviticus 26).
But Israel walked contrary for 390 years, according to Ezekiel 4. Seven times 390 years suggests 2730 years of exile that began in 722 BC when the Assyrians took Israel captive and they were scattered among the nations. The math is easy. 2730 minus 722 = 2008, but with no year “0” it is 2009, when Israel could have returned, but for one thing.
Yeshua warned of an ‘abomination standing where it ought not’ in Mark 13. Early Christians understood that warning to be Rome and fled when Cestius came in 66 AD. Their fleeing spared them the siege by Titus in 70 AD. But Rome came to Jerusalem in 2009, when Pope Benedict was “standing where he ought not” and the sign to flee would over-ride Jewish freedom to return after their long exile.
The United Nations is the beast system that the pope will ride in Revelation 17. Israel’s return (Aliyah) was premature and they are destined to trouble as this unfulfilled prophecy of Zechariah 14 shows—
“I will gather all nations (United Nations? Arab nations?) against Jerusalem to battle. The house shall be rifled and the women ravished. Half the city shall go into captivity. Then the Lord will go forth to fight against those nations.”
For more information on how this plays out, visit http://IslamUSinProphecy.wordpress.com
Zechariah’s context is the “day of the Lord” and the link above supports it as “the time of the end.” I can hear the skeptics laughing, but the vision in the link above, thought 2500 years old, is half-fulfilled with the war against Iraq and the death of Saddam. War against Iran has been discussed in Washington. The Bible transcends best-sellers.
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