Israel: The Number #1 End Time Sign
in the beginning God created the universe and a planet called early humans were formed in God’s image to continue God’s work but soon humans decided we want to live our way not God’s selfishness and violence filled the world so God started over with just one family and God made a covenant with a man named Abraham the land around you is now yours your family will be my blessing to the entire world in just a few generations they grew into a large nation named Israel the Egyptians became fearful and forced the Israelites to be their slaves through a humble leader named Moses God led the Israelites in a great exodus back toward their promised land along the journey God gave laws and commands to help the Israelites follow God’s ways finally after 40 years of struggle and complaining in the desert the Israelites arrived back home in the Promised Land in victory the people worshiped God but soon after they turned from God and live their own rebellious ways this became a pattern from generation to generation Israel’s greatest judge was Samuel he followed God’s ways and spoke for God as a prophet he told Israel that God was the only King they ever needed but they desired to be like the corrupt nations surrounding them and insisted we want a human king who we can see to rule over us just like the other nations so Samuel found a man named Saul to be Israel’s first king his reign began well but before long saw stopped following God’s ways and made many bad decisions so Samuel told Saul because you have turned your back on God God has rejected you as a king Samuel searched for the next king led to a courageous young shepherd boy named David when David grew up to be king God blessed him and the Israelites greatly but David was not perfect he had an affair with a married woman and committed a murder to cover it up but deep inside David always loved God and would return to living in God’s ways known as the poet warrior he wrote music to God called Saul’s heartfelt expressions of Prayer struggle and thankfulness after many years as King David gave the throne to his son Solomon God also told David one day one of your descendants will rule with the kingdom that will never end Solomon succeeded his father David becoming the richest King in Israel’s history full of God’s wisdom Solomon wrote books like Proverbs and built a magnificent temple of permanent tabernacle reminding people of God’s continual presence but Solomon strayed from God marrying corrupt wives who led him into worshipping false gods civil war broke out dividing the country into a Northern Kingdom called Israel and a southern kingdom called Judah soon both of these kingdoms were led by corrupt kings who ignored God’s win during this time prophets were sent as messengers calling the Israelites to return to God they warned of the destructive consequences ahead the prophet Elijah a wild and rugged man showed up false prophets by calling on God to give an awesome display of fire the prophet Elijah followed him bringing a boy back to life by causing him to sneeze these prophets challenged the Israelites and their kings to return to God’s better ways but the Israelites would not listen distracted in their own rebellion other nations swept in and conquered both of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah God’s people were forced out of the promised land and many were taken away to be slaves once again the temple was destroyed and the people lost everything this was a time called the exile where many of the Israelites now called Jews were scattered across different lands one prophet named Daniel was sent to a city named Babylon the law demanded that everyone pray only to the king of Babylon but Daniel refused and prayed to God three times a day so Daniel was thrown into a pit of hungry lions but God closed the mouths of the Lions and Daniel emerged the next morning without a scratch those scattered God was still watching over the Jewish people and God gave them hope speaking through the Prophet Jeremiah’s words I’ll make a new covenant with the people of Israel returning them to the promised land and filling their hearts and minds with my ways 60 years later this hope was realized the Persian Empire freed the Jewish people to return to their promised land a small number gathered back in the capital city of Jerusalem and a new smaller temple was built under the leadership of Ezra reunited they celebrated and shouted with joy but the elders wept in remembrance of what was lost profits like Malachi and Isaiah pointed to the future and a coming king a messiah one who would fully restore Israel and bring a new kingdom of peace so the Jewish people waited and hoped and God would not speak through the prophets again for 400 years Israel’s history as recorded in the Bible is a continuing cycle of blessing and punishment for Israel’s obedience and disobedience to God’s law throughout times of victory and defeat King and judges priests and prophets restoration and exile the Israelites are blessed when they obey God and disciplined when they do not as a nation Israel was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD at that time the Jews scattered throughout the whole world keeping the hope based on prophetic promises of an eventual regather until and God gave to Israel in 1948 after almost 1,900 years had passed Israel was again declared a sovereign nation and officially re-established in the promised land through a series of miraculous events including the Jews retaking of Jerusalem in 1967 this generation is witnessing the fulfillment of prophecy with respect to God’s special nation now I invite you to join us as we examine closer the amazing story of how against all odds the nation of Israel became the miracle it is today do you believe in miracles you will after watching this movie definition of a miracle an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs Merriam Webster’s dictionary the miracle nation the modern nation of Israel fits the definition of a miracle in every way furthermore the nation of Israel is God’s timepiece God sees the beginning from the end and knows all things God has a schedule and has appointed times for events to happen God has lovingly given us a look at his schedule so that we won’t be caught off guard when these events take place he has appointed Israel as his prophetic timepiece if you want to know what time it is on God’s schedule all you have to do is look at what’s happening in Israel in these videos I’m going to show you how God uses the nation of Israel as a sign to the world that his return is near today there are approximately 100 million American church members who have very little to no understanding of Bible prophecy these church members are from replacement theology churches that don’t teach Bible prophecy and who look at prophetic scriptures as allegorical and not literal consequently they do not understand the importance of Israel to the God of Israel or God’s redemptive plan for Israel and other nations these church members also have no understanding of the biblical significance of what is transpiring today in Israel Russia China Iraq Iran Syria Turkey North Korea and in other Middle East nations they are also not aware of the significance of the formation of the European Union new ID technologies and much more the good news is those who understand Bible prophecy are fully aware of the significance of Israel God’s time clock and are watching the times with great interest and expectancy an intelligence briefing from the master as he Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives the disciples came to him privately saying tell us when will all these things happen and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age and jesus answered and said to them see to it that no one misleads you for many will come in my name saying I am the Christ and will mislead many you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars see that you are not frightened for those things must take place but that is not yet the end for nation will rise against nation and Kingdom against Kingdom and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes but all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs Matthew 24 4 through 8 there will be signs in the Sun and Moon and stars and on the earth dismay among nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world for the powers of the heaven will be shaken then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory but when these things begin to take place straighten up and lift your heads because your redemption is drawing near then he told them a parable behold the fig tree and all the trees as soon as they put forth leaves you see it and know for yourself that summer is near so you also when you see these things happening recognize that the kingdom of God is near truly I say to you this generation will not pass away until all things take place heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away Luke 233 as Christians it is important for us to be able to recognize the signs of the times Matthew 16 3 or as we like to call them the times of the signs we are living in a very exciting age about which the Bible has a lot to say if you really take the time to study it diligently God made no mistake by placing us in this time and place and as such we are admonished to be brave and to contend for the faith we are soldiers in a mighty spiritual army each has a unique mission incapable of being filled by another it is time to pray for direction and purpose and then boldly do what he commands us to do if we truly believe that we are in the times of the signs and that the coming of our Messiah is near then we need to be about our masters business our goal is to hear the words well done my good and faithful servant in these last days perilous times shall come say the scriptures and if ever there was perilous times they are upon us at no time in history were times more perilous on a global scale there have always been wars and rumors of wars but never has the potential for the utter destruction of the human race been more profound we are living in the last days according to the bible bible prophecy outlines future history in stunning detail the bible claims that all prophecy will be fulfilled exactly as foretold with 100% accuracy 100% of the time no other sacred writings of any other religious belief system apart from biblical christianity makes such a claim about one-third of the bible is prophetic in nature for 20 centuries scholars and skeptics from all walks of life in all nations in all generations have debated the truth of the Bible yet in all those generations among all those scholars and skeptics given all the accumulated knowledge of Medicine history and archeology science has yet to disprove a single word of the Bible’s 30 1102 verses think of it no book in human history has endured more challenges to its accuracy across the centuries since the Bible makes its unique claim of 100% accuracy across the board and across the centuries the Bible contains some seven hundred ninety thousand eight hundred seventy-one words each has stood the test of the centuries no prophecy of Scripture has ever failed only those yet to be fulfilled the Bible contains approximately 1000 prophecies of which nearly two-thirds have already been fulfilled the remaining prophecies will be fulfilled during the end times Jesus himself fulfilled hundreds of prophecies during his short time on earth through his life death and resurrection the odds of any one person fulfilling just eight of these prophecies are a billion to one yet Jesus went beyond any conceivable odds and fulfilled over 300 specific prophecies only God can make the impossible possible some of the most amazing ancient biblical prophecies have had their fulfillment in our modern times the most amazing of these concerns the modern nation of Israel and God said when you see this one happen watch out for his return will be soon so we can look at Israel as a sort prophetic timepiece to see where we are on God’s timetable and from all indications his return has never been closer this should either bring a great sense of joy or a great sense of dread all depending on where you stand with God you were either for God or against God there’s no in-between Israel God’s timepiece and he told them a parable behold the fig tree and all the trees as soon as they put forth leaves you see it and know for yourself that summer is near even so you too when you see these things happening recognize that God is near Luke 21 29 to 31 everyone knows that the tiny nation of Israel with a population of just over eight million people nevertheless receives enormous attention in the world’s media far beyond what its size would warrant have you ever wondered why the tiny nation of Israel is in the news almost every day have you ever wondered why when Israel does anything it almost certainly makes headlines why the entire focus of peace in the Middle East centers on Israel why Israel what is it that’s so significant about this tiny little country about the size of Connecticut some countries are renowned for their strategic location their great size their climate and natural resources or their industrial and manufacturing capability and capacity Israel is not known for any of these things yet there is no other nation in the world the stirrers men’s heart like the mention of the nation of Israel the promise well it all started with a promise a promise from God and God wouldn’t be God if he did not keep his promise the promise from God was given about 4000 years ago to a man named Abraham what was this promise and what does it have to do with us in the 21st century well the promise was leave your country your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you I will make your name great and you will be a blessing I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you I will curse and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you Genesis 12 1 through 3 in this incredible promise God was setting the stage for a future miracle that would ultimately change the world it was a miracle that would bring a new era upon the earth and that would bring a savior to fallen humanity it would be a miracle that would change the course of history forever the miracle would be known as the Jews and their land would be called Israel so Abraham packed up his bags loaded up his camels and donkeys and left the land where he had grown up he left the people that he had loved all his life and left the protection and comfort of his own father and family this was a big step of faith but he trusted God to keep his promise and God did although Abraham did not personally get to see this land himself God fulfilled his promise through Abraham’s descendants God led the descendants of Abraham into a land flowing with milk and honey he blessed them they prospered and grew into a great nation just as God had promised the land the promised land is known today as Israel well part of it anyway actually the land that Israel occupies today is just a small part of the land that God had promised to Abraham to keep peace in the Middle East Israel had been pressured to give away much of its land in the near future they will obtain all the land that God had promised to Abraham but that’s another story that we’ll get to later the lease agreement now Israel was a nation they occupied the land they did not own the land God owned the land but you might say that God leased the land to Israel and as with all leases there’s a lease agreement that contains a list of rules and regulations that must be followed God gave Israel list of rules and regulations that the people were to abide by as long as Israel obeyed the rules they would be allowed to live in the land imagine having God as your landlord one rule in particular that God gave Israel was a rule regarding the very land itself the rule is as follows when you enter the land I’m going to give you the land itself must observe a Sabbath to the Lord for six years so your fields and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops but in the seventh year the land is to have a Sabbath of rest a Sabbath to the Lord do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines the land is to have a year of rest whatever the land yields during the Sabbath here will be food for you for yourself your manservant and maidservant and the hired worker and temporary resident who live among you as well as for your livestock and the wild animals in your land whatever the land produces may be eaten count off seven Sabbath’s of years seven times seven years so that the seven Sabbath’s of years amount to a period of 49 years then had the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month on the day of atonement sound the trumpet through your land consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim Liberty through the land to all its inhabitants it shall be a jubilee for you each one of you is to return to his family property and each to his own clan the fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines for it is a Jubilee and it is to be holy for you eat only what is taken directly from the fields in this year of Jubilee everyone is to return to his own property Leviticus 25 2 through 13 this rule may have been in the fine print because Israel never once obeyed the rule basically says that Israel could farm the land plant and harvest their crops and reap the bounty they could do this for six years but every seventh year they had to let the land rest no planting no tending of the crops but whatever did grow they were allowed to eat and to feed their animals they were not allowed to harvest and sell their crops secondly after seven of these seven year periods seven times seven equals 49 were completed they were to proclaim the fiftieth year as a year of Jubilee a time of celebration the year of Jubilee was a special time it was a year of Liberty not only for the land but also for the people the land again was to remain idle no planting no harvesting all slaves were to be set free property reverted back to its original owners and families were reunited God set these rules so that no one would have excessive debt and slaves would not have to be in bondage for longer than 49 years it was a time for the people of Israel to give thanks and honor God for allowing them to live and use the land if the people had obeyed God everything would have been just fine but the people of Israel became greedy and stubborn there would be no celebration they were about to get evicted the beginning of woes God being a gracious and patient landlord put up with Israel’s disobedience and gave them chance after chance to follow the rules he had set forth finally God said enough is enough and removed the blessing and protection that he provided the people of Israel for hundreds of years they won battle after battle conquering all their enemies and reaping great riches possessions and livestock they were feared by all their enemies because even their enemies could see that the hand of God protected the Israelites with the removal of God’s protection Israel soon lost their position as a sovereign nation Israel was conquered and destroyed by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon for the first time in 606 BC the cities of Israel were laid waste and the people of Israel were taken captive many as slaves never again would they be a sovereign nation they existed in various forms of provinces in a succession of Empires Babylon media Persia Greece and Rome the final blow the people of Israel tried to regain their previous status and attempted many times to regroup and form their own ruling government but the final blow came in 70 AD the Roman legions under orders from Titus were dispatched to Jerusalem to put down the latest in a series of Israeli rebellions their orders were to destroy Israel as a nation and a distinct people history tells us that more than a million Jews were killed the Jewish temple was completely destroyed the survivors were scattered as slaves and were even forbidden to assemble into groups of more than three under penalty of death the Jews were scattered around the Asian and European continents humiliated and despised wherever they went they remained homeless known as the wandering Jews that kept to themselves wherever they went they faced persecution but they never forgot the promise that God made to Abraham they knew some time in the future God would fulfill his promise and they would once again overcome all the odds and become the great nation that God had intended them to be a nation that one day would become a blessing to the whole world Daniels seventy weeks the most amazing prophecy it was a very dark period in the history of the nation of Israel they had become a nation of people without a land of their own God’s punishment for Israel for their disobedience came in the form of a payback Israel had to payback God for not following the 7-year rule to let the land rest God determined upon the people of Israel that they owed him 70 weeks of years or 490 years 77 Tsar decreed for your people in your holy city to finish transgression to put an end to sin to atone for wickedness to bring in everlasting righteousness to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy know and understand this from the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One the ruler comes there will be seventy sevens and sixty-two sevens it will be rebuilt with streets in a trench but in times of trouble after the sixty-two sevens The Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing the people of the ruler who will come destroy the city and the sanctuary the end will come like a flood war will continue until the end and desolations have been decreed he will confirm a covenant with many for one seven in the middle of the seven he will put an end to sacrifice and offering and on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation until the end that is decreed is poured out upon him Daniel 227 out of this dark period arose a young prophet of God named Daniel he was used by God as a beacon of light to remind the people of Israel of his promise his light still shines today for our generation to let us know that we are approaching the end times Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon conquered Jerusalem in 606 BC and returned home with the finest young men of Israel one of these young men was named Daniel Daniel was given the finest education and training possible by the Babylonian Kingdom Daniel was gifted with great wisdom and prophetic abilities by God because of his great faithfulness as a result of his great capabilities Daniel was promoted from a Jewish slave to royal advisor and later first minister of all Babylon the greatest of all the ancient empires while Daniel lived in the royal palace the remainder of the Jewish people lived under the rule of the Babylonian army in Jerusalem there was another prophet of God named Jeremiah who spoke to these people Jeremiah declared that this whole land shall be desolation and astonishment and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon for 70 years Jeremiah angel Graham as Daniel prayed for his people God answered Daniels prayer by sending his angel Gabriel to give him a message and understanding about events that would take place in the future Daniel received one of the most amazing prophecies ever given to man the prophecy of the 70 weeks of years it was a vision of the future which included the coming rejection of Jesus the Messiah the destruction of Jerusalem and the future empires that would rule the world seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city to finish the transgression to make an end of sin to make atonement for iniquity to bring in everlasting righteousness to seal up the vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place daniel this one verse sums up the Jewish history from Daniels day to the return of Jesus Christ seventy weeks have been decreed for your people in your holy city Daniel was told the Jews measured time and units as did the Greeks just like we used the word decade to denote a period of ten years the Jews measured by sevens rather than tens like the Greeks so the Jewish or Hebrew equivalent to a decade of ten years was the Hebrew shabooey or week a period of seven years seventy of these weeks indicates a period of 490 years so the penalty given Daniels people the Jews and the holy city of Jerusalem was 70 weeks or 490 years the first 69 weeks no one understand this from the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One the ruler comes there will be seven sevens sevens and 62 it will be rebuilt with streets and a train but in times of trouble after the 62 sevens The Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing the people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary the end will come like a flood war will continue until the end and desolations have been decreed Daniel and 26 just how accurate is Daniel in the late 19th century Sir Robert Anderson a retired Scotland Yard inspector reviewed Daniel’s prophecy of the 70 weeks of years in his book the coming Prince Anderson calculated the first 69 weeks of Daniels prophecy Daniel stated that there will be seven sevens and sixty-two sevens that comes to 483 biblical years a biblical year equals 360 days the clock starts ticking history tells us that on March 4th 445 BC a decree was issued by the Persian king artaxerxes long Dominus to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem exactly to the day March 30th 33 AD Jesus rode into Jerusalem as he approached Jerusalem and saw the city he wept over it and said if you even you had only known on this day that would bring you peace but now it is hidden from your eyes the days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side they will dash you to the ground you and the children within your walls they will not leave one stone on another because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you Luke 19 41 through 44 in AD 70 less than 40 years after Christ’s prophecy the Roman army besieged Jerusalem killing more than 1 million of her inhabitants the Roman legion leveled the city of Jerusalem completely fulfilling Christ’s prophecy that they will not leave one stone on another Luke for the temple was completely destroyed and taken apart stone by stone to melt down the gold that had lined the wall of the inner temple still confused get your calculator by working backwards from our calendar dates follow these computations from March 14th 445 BC the date of the command to rebuild Jerusalem to march 14th ad 30 – is 476 years of 365 days each or 170 3,740 days ad the 24 days from March 14th 8030 – until April 6th 80 32 Palm Sunday the cutting off of Messiah 24 days then add the 116 leap days that occurred during this period calculated by the Royal Observatory Greenwich United Kingdom 116 days these numbers added together 170 3,740 plus 24 plus 100 16 equals 173,880 total days the exact duration of Daniels 69 weeks of years the clock stops ticking but wait I thought you said there were 70 weeks you’ve only counted verse 69 weeks that’s right God stopped his prophetic watch the 70th and final week owed by Israel is yet to come the seven-year tribulation period the last 70th week of seven critical years remains to be fulfilled in our generation in Daniel we are specifically told that the 70 weeks are decreed for Daniels people the Jews the first 69 weeks of years dealt with the Jewish people and God’s witness to the world through his chosen people the final 70th week of seven years again be focused on God’s dealing with Israel and the judgment of the world through attention-getting events 360 times 7 equals 2500 20 after the destruction of Jerusalem and the rejection of Jesus the Messiah the Jews were taken captive and dispersed throughout Europe and Asia they left the promised land fearing further for their lives it was a dark time in the history of the Jews yet wherever they lived they never forgot their roots or the promise that God had made to their forefathers to make them a great nation the Land of Israel itself became a barren wasteland not fit for humans or animals as noted by Mark Twain Israel became a desolate dry and arid place where trees were not seen for miles the land and the people were as one as long as they were obedient to God they would flourish disobedience brought about despair and denial how long Lord Israel did not repent of its sin at the end of the 70 years of Babylonian captivity some of the Jews did return to the promised land but the majority simply settled in the Persian Empire Iran Iraq so how long until God would regather the Jews and restore them back as the nation of Israel the solution to the mystery is found in Leviticus 26 if after all this you will not listen to me I will punish you for your sins seven times over Leviticus 26 18 in other words if Israel did not repent the punishment promised would be multiplied by seven times there was a prophet of God named Ezekiel like Daniel he too was captured and carried off to Babylon he was there for about twenty years and like Daniel he also knew the prophecies of Jeremiah that the captivity in Babylon would last seventy years the Lord appeared to Ezekiel and gave him this vision then take an iron pan place it as an iron wall between you and the city and turn your face toward it it will be under siege and you shall besiege it this will be assigned to the house of Israel then lie on your left side and put the sin of the house of Israel upon yourself you were to bear their sin for the number of days you lie on your side I have assigned you the same number of days as the years of their sin so for three hundred ninety days you will bear the sin of the house of Israel after you have finished this lie down again this time on your right side and bear the sin of the house of Judah I have assigned you forty days a day for each year Ezekiel four three through six so that’s three hundred ninety years for the house of Israel and forty years for the house of Judah that’s four hundred thirty years but we have to subtract the 70 years that Israel had served during the Babylonian captivity so now Israel owed God three hundred sixty years of punishment multiplied seven times 360 years times seven equals two thousand five hundred twenty biblical years of 360 days each so when did the two thousand five hundred twenty year punishment begin from the Bible and other historical sources including Flavius Josephus the end of the Babylonian captivity occurred in the spring of 536 BC this date will be our starting point two thousand five hundred twenty biblical years times 360 equals nine hundred seven thousand two hundred days converting this figure into our calendar year of 3days and dividing into nine hundred seven thousand two hundred days we reach a total of two thousand four hundred eighty three point eight calendar years in these calculations we must keep in mind that there is only one year between 1 BC and 1 ad therefore the end of Israel’s worldwide captivity would occur after a total of two thousand four hundred eighty three point eight years had elapsed from the spring of 500 36 BC them dry bones what was once a land flowing with milk and honey was now a dry barren and desolate land a graveyard of things past a land waiting for a miracle Ezekiel’s vision the hand of the Lord was upon me and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley it was full of bones he led me back and forth among them and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley bones that were very dry he asked me son of man can these bones live I said o Sovereign Lord you alone know then he said to me prophesied to these bones and say to them dry bones hear the word of the Lord this is what the sovereign Lord says to these bones I will make breath enter you and you will come to life I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin I will put breath in you and you will come to life then you will know that I am the Lord so I prophesied as I was commanded and as I was prophesying there was a noise a rattling sound and the bones came together bone to bone I looked and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them but there was no breath in them then he said to me prophesy to the breath prophesy Son of Man as say to it this is what the sovereign Lord says come from the four winds o breath and breathe into these slain that they may live so I prophesied as he commanded me and breath entered them and they came to life and stood up on their feet a vast army then he said to me son of man these bones are the whole house of Israel they say our bones are dried and our hope is gone we are cut off therefore prophesy and say to them this is what the sovereign Lord says o my people I’m going to open your graves and bring you up from them I will bring you back to the Land of Israel then you my people will know that I am the Lord when I open your graves and bring you up from them I will put my spirit in you and you will live and I will settle you in your own land then you will know that I the LORD have spoken and I have done it declares the Lord Ezekiel 37 1 through 14 the regather in’ and a miracle rebirth of a nation May 14th 1948 p.m.
Tel Aviv on a small podium stands a determined sinus leader before hastily convened gathering reading out a proclamation which would change the course of history this is how the State of Israel was born first a bit of background at the end of World War 1 the Allied powers gain control over the Middle East including the Land of Israel the League of Nations recognized a historical connection of the Jewish people to their land and granted Great Britain a mandate to help them reconstitute a national home however Arab riots and geopolitical considerations led to a series of British restrictions on Jewish development and immigration even ships including displaced children and the Holocaust survivors were sent back to European Jewish resistance grew as well by 1947 the bar was back in the United Nations Court where majority of the nations decided on November 29th after a tense vote to divide the land into a Jewish and an Arab state the Jews rejoiced at the local Arab population well they launched a war throughout the country May 15th 1948 was the date the British Mandate officially ended the date the Jewish state was to be declared and the date five regular Arab armies planned a coordinated attack to annihilate the newborn state on May 12th David ben-gurion convened the People’s Council the atmosphere was great Musharraf reported that the Americans are demanding a postponement of the declaration or else they would not help Israel against the United Arab invasion Golda Meir reported that King Abdullah had retracted his original agreement and will join the attack the military leaders expressed serious doubts about the ability of the small Jewish community to withstand five regular Arab armies equipped with European weaponry but somehow after thirteen hours of deliberations ben-gurion succeeds in swaying the balance against the American demand and on Friday May 14th in the presence of local Jewish leaders he declares the establishment of the State of Israel the proclamation which was inspired by the American Declaration of Independence asserted the historical and moral rights of the Jewish people in its historic homeland and defined Israel as a Jewish Democratic state based on equal rights freedom and justice the declaration ended with the call on Jews to return home and extended a hand for peace towards the local Arab population and neighboring our countries the Arab invasion was immediate and lasted for over a year close to 50% of Israel’s small fighting force were survivors of the Nazi death camps who vowed never again one out of every hundred Jews living in Israel died in the fighting but by the end of the war the small Jewish state had emerged victorious as an independent nation in this homeland for the first time 2,000 years gods in the miracle business by God’s grace the outnumbered and outgunned Israelis were victorious humanly speaking there’s no way to explain the well-trained heavily armed Muslim army that outnumbered them ten to one the restoration of Israel is a modern miracle in every way it’s continuing survival is an even greater miracle never in history has such a thing happened from being scattered around the world for over 2,500 years they returned to the original piece of real estate that God had promised them amazingly their culture customs religious and dietary laws remained intact and in spite of living under horrible conditions in lands that did not belong to them a sense of nationhood survived in their hearts a dead language revived fulfilling the words of the Prophet Zephaniah even the Hebrew tongue a dead language even before the days of the Roman occupation is the working language of Jerusalem today then will I purify the lips of the peoples that all of them may call upon the name of the Lord and serve Him shoulder to shoulder Zephaniah tick-tick-tick with the restoration of Israel on may 14 1948 God started the prophetic watch again when the six pointed star of david’ ascended for the first time over the newly established nation of Israel the countdown to the end of the present age began now learn this lesson from the fig tree as soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out you know the summer is near even so when you see all these things you know that it is near right at the door I tell you the truth this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away Matthew in the parable of the fig tree we are commanded to learn about the general time right before the return of Jesus Christ we are the generation that has seen and witnessed the rebirth of Israel with the people of Israel back in the promised land their attention turned to the land itself it had been nearly 2000 years since the Jews had been back in their land the once fertile land filled with milk and honey was now desolate and devoid of any plant life and pocketed with mosquito infested swamps for I will take you from the nations gather you from all the lands and bring you into your own land ezekiel thus says the lord i will cause the cities to be inhabited and the waste places to be rebuilt the desolate land will be cultivated instead of being a desolation in the sight of everyone who passes by they will say this desolate land has become like the Garden of Eden and the waste desolate and ruin cities are fortified and inhabited Ezekiel 36 33 through 35 in other words God promised that when the Jews returned to the land it would be reclaimed from being a wasteland and would become like the Garden of Eden Mark Twain visited the Holy Land in 1867 and wrote of his visit a desolate country whose soil is rich enough but is given over wholly to weeds a silent mournful expanse a desolation is here that not even imagination can grace with the pomp of life in action we never saw a human being on the whole route there was hardly a tree or shrub anywhere even the olive and the cactus those fast friends of the worthless soil had almost deserted the country 1867 quoted in Mark Twain the innocence abroad London 1881 and this is exactly what has happened the swamps were drained trees were planted water was conserved and channeled carefully to the agricultural regions the result was that by 1950 the land had been reclaimed and by the end of the 20th century Israel had become the breadbasket of the Middle East growing every kind of crop imaginable during the 20th century the Jews planted 250 million trees and Israel ended the century as the only nation in the world with more trees than at the beginning of the century no mistake there can be no mistake the rebirth of Israel is the key sign around which all other prophetic signs began to appear never before has this explicitly predicted event appeared in history and it can’t be undone Israel can’t unbe come an Asian they can’t stop speaking Hebrew again in other words once the rebirth of Israel was set into motion all the other predicted events also fell into place and they all lead to one final conclusion the second coming of Jesus Christ Israel is God’s time clock its existence was foretold in detail from the point in Israel’s history in which its revival seemed the least likely by individuals who had the least reason to expect that prophecy would ever be fulfilled to underscore its divine importance God has surrounded the revival of Israel with one miracle after another so that there would be no mistake having made that point he promised the generation that would witness that rebirth would not pass until all these things be fulfilled we can’t know the day or the hour but we can know when it’s soon even at the doors watch Israel for when these things begin to come to pass then look up and lift your heads for your redemption draws nigh Luke an even greater miracle just as God knows the beginning from the end about Israel he also knows our beginning and our end and even everything in between Oh Lord you have searched me and know me you know when I sit down and when I rise up you discern my thoughts from afar you search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways even before a word is on my tongue behold Oh Lord you know it all together Psalm 139 one through four God knows everything about us he even knows us better than we know ourselves and yet he still loves us this is perhaps the greatest miracle of all ..+We acknowledge that this video belongs to the author and thank them for it’s use.
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