Bible Prophecy

 

Israel and Jerusalem:

The Road To Armageddon

 

"I (God) will bless those who bless  you (Israel) and will curse those who curse you" 

(Gen 12:3)

 

The Bible warns the destiny of the World is inseparable from Israel and Jerusalem. The Bible says God would one day re-gather the children of Israel back into their land from among many nations around the world. The Bible says they would be re-gathered in unbelief ... God warns He is not re-gathering the children of Israel into their Land because they deserve it, but because His Name and His Word are at stake (see Ezekiel 36:17-23) ... and because He loves them. They are His chosen people. The Bible warns God would then make Jerusalem a world trouble spot. The Bible says all nations of the world will turn against Israel. The Bible warns during this time 'Gaza will be forsaken' ... and offers a stark warning. The Bible warns a coming world leader (the 'Antichrist') will rise out of 10 nations which once formed the Roman Empire and will enforce a peace plan or treaty (‘covenant’) upon Israel ('upon the many' - for many in Israel will be against it) ... and then, after a 3½ year false peace, God warns He will send the children of Israel (and all the nations of the world) through a fiery trial unlike anything in the history of the world, to separate those who will turn back to God and His Word from those who have hardened their hearts against God and His Word (the 'Apocalypse'). The Bible warns two-thirds of the people in Israel will be 'cut off and die' during this time. Then, one day when the armies of the world will gather in and around nation Israel (the coming battle of Armageddon) and when all seems lost for the children of Israel, the Bible says a believing remnant will recognize their Messiah from Scripture, and will call upon His Name. He will then return to save Israel. The Bible also tells us 'after these things' the little nation of Israel and the children of Israel will rule over all the nations on Earth, in peace, under her King and Messiah Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew). The Bible says all of the covenants, promises, curses, prophecies, and blessings God has made to the children and nation of Israel will be fulfilled ...

 

   "Search from the Book of the LORD, and read,

    ‘Not one of these (prophecies) shall fail;

     not one shall lack her mate.’

     For My mouth has commanded it,

     and His Spirit has gathered them."

     (Isaiah 34:16)

 

First ...

 

God said He would re-gather Israel back in the Land . . . on May 14, 1948 God’s prophetic clock started ticking again, loudly.

These prophecies are important because we can now watch the news, read a book on post World War II history, or look at a current map of the world and see there is now a nation called Israel. For almost 2,500 years - starting with the Jewish captivity under Babylon, then Persia, then Greece, then Rome; and, almost 2,000 years since the birth and rejection of the Messiah, when God held the children of Israel accountable, and then, using the Roman army, scattered the people into the nations around the world - the Jews have been dispersed. A people without a nation. However, God said He would one day re-gather the children of Israel into the Land which He has given them as a nation. Through His prophets God also warned He would then judge the children of Israel (and the whole world) at this time for their unbelief. This prophetic re-gathering, which this generation is now seeing take place, is to serve as a sign and a warning to the world that the Apocalypse, the "Day of the Lord," draws near . . .

     "Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things?

       Shall the Earth be made to give birth in one day?

       Or shall a nation be born at once?

       For as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children."

       (Note: This prophecy was fulfilled in one day - on May 14, 1948)

       (Isaiah 66:8)     (There is remarkable mathematical prophecy concerning this event below)

 

     "He will set up a banner for the nations,

       and will assemble the outcasts of Israel,

       and gather together the dispersed of Judah

       from the four corners of the Earth."   (Not just Babylon ...)

       (Isaiah 11:12)

 

     "Thus says the Lord God:

     ' Surely I will take the children of Israel

       from among the nations,

       wherever they have gone,

       and will gather them from every side

       and bring them into their own Land."

       (Ezekiel 37:21)    ('Nations' plural ... this is not their return from Babylon)

    

     "And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel,

       and say, ‘O mountains of Israel,

       hear the Word of the LORD ...’"

     "But you, O mountains of Israel,

       you shall shoot forth your branches

       and yield your fruit to My people Israel,

       for they are about to come . . ."

     "For I will take you (the children of Israel) from among the nations,

       gather you out of all countries,

       and bring you into your own Land."

       (Ezekiel 36:1, 8, 24)

 

     "Thus says the Lord GOD:

      ‘Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, (plural ... not Babylon)

       wherever they have gone,

       and will gather them from every side

       and bring them into their own Land;’"

       (Ezekiel 37:21)

 

Now, search through history for a sovereign nation Israel . . .

 

   Year 500 BC?   "No."

   Year 300 BC?   "No."

   Year 100 BC?   "No."

   Year 200 AD?   "No."

   Year 500 AD?   "No."

   Year 1000 AD? "No."

   Year 1400 AD? "No."

   Year 1700 AD? "No."

   Year 1800 AD? "No."

   Year 1900 AD? "No."

   Year 1948 AD? "Yes!!!" ... There it is!!!  . . .  May 14, 1948!

 

How has the world reacted to such a profound fulfillment of Bible prophecy? A miracle that can be documented by simply looking at a map and a Bible. It has ignored it!  Just as God says most of the world will ignore the warnings of the coming Apocalypse. Remember, God uses prophecy to prove that He is who He says He is, and to authenticate the warnings and the promises found in the Bible.

 

The Bible warns a series of events (which will change the world forever) would begin after Israel would once again become a sovereign Nation (after almost 2,500 years) . . . This remarkable event took place on May 14, 1948!  How has the world reacted to such a profound fulfillment of Bible prophecy?  A miracle that can be documented by simply looking at the Bible and a map.   It has ignored it!   Just as God warned most of the world will ignore the signs of the coming 'Apocalypse' (also called 'the time of Jacob's trouble', the 'Great Tribulation,' and 'the Day of the Lord.').  Remember, God uses prophecy to prove He is who He says His is, and to authenticate all the warnings and the promises found in the Bible . . .

 

Then, Jerusalem:  "A Cup of Trembling"...

       

   "Behold, I (God) will make Jerusalem

     a cup of trembling    (anger, fear)

     unto ALL the people (nations) round about . . ." 

     (Zechariah 12:2) 

 

   "And in that Day   (the "Day of the Lord" ... the coming "Apocalypse")

     I (God) will make Jerusalem

     a burdensome stone

     for ALL people" 

     (Zechariah12:3)

 

Don’t miss this . . . God says HE is the One stirring things up in Israel and Jerusalem!!!

 

Then, the struggle for 'Peace' and 'Security' . . .

Beware of 'Peace Plans' or 'Roadmaps to Peace'!

 

     "Because, even because

       they have seduced My people (Israel),

       saying, "Peace",

       and there WAS NO PEACE ..."

       (Ezekiel 13:10)

 

     "For they have healed the hurt

       of the daughter of My people slightly,

       saying, 'Peace, Peace;

       when there IS NO PEACE!"

       (Jeremiah 8:11)

 

     "For you yourselves know perfectly

       that the Day of the Lord  (the coming 'Apocalypse' and Armageddon)

       so comes as a thief in the night.

       For when they say, "Peace and safety!"

       then sudden destruction comes upon them,

       as labor pains upon a pregnant woman.

       And they shall not escape."

       (1 Thessalonians 5:2-3) 

 

A terrible warning:  GAZA!!!

 

The Bible links GAZA to the coming "Apocalypse." Several years ago the world watched as all the Jews in Gaza were forcibly removed from their homes and their land ... even those buried in cemeteries were forcibly dug up from their graves and removed from Gaza. This 'uprooting' of the Jews from Gaza which the whole world watched on the news may be a much more 'significant' prophetic event than most realize ...

 

In the book of Zephaniah, God warns Gaza would one day be ‘forsaken' (yes, that same Gaza you have recently been watching on the world news). Gaza is in the land which was given to the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:1-12), and one of Messiah's titles is "The Lion of the Tribe of Judah" (Revelation 5:5). God links the forsaking of Gaza to the coming 'Apocalypse,' which is also called 'The Day of God’s Wrath' and the 'Day of the Lord's Anger."

 

From these following passages in Zephaniah, God wants the children of Israel and ALL Mankind to learn and know at least three (3) things:

 

1.  First, God has issued a terrible warning and a 'plea' to both the children of Israel and to all people on Earth . . .

 

   "Gather yourselves together,

     Yes, gather together O undesirable nation   

     (the nation who would willingly try to give God's land to her enemies)

     Before the decree is issued,

     Before the day passes like chaff,

     Before the Lord's fierce anger comes upon you,

     Before the day of the Lord's anger comes upon you!

     Seek the Lord, all you meek of the Earth

     who have upheld His justice   (meaning ... this warning is also for everybody on Earth!)

     Seek righteousness,

     Seek humility.

     It may be that you will be hidden

     In the day of the Lord's anger."    (The coming 'Apocalypse' ... the 'Day of the Lord's Wrath')

 

2.  God wants all in Israel and on Earth to know what will help trigger this fierce and terrible anger:  Gaza!!   He warns, 'Gaza will be forsaken'... her inhabitants (the children of Israel) 'uprooted' and 'driven out' . . .

 

   "For Gaza shall be forsaken,

     And Ashkelon desolate;

     They shall drive out Ashdod at noonday,

     And Ekron shall be uprooted.

     Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast,

     The nation of the Cherethites!

     The word of the Lord is against you,

     O Canaan, land of the Philistines (Palestinians):

   "I (God) will destroy you 

     So there shall be no inhabitant."  (All 'Palestinians' and their allies should take note ...)

 

Some import things to consider as we study these Bible prophecies and watch the news ...

 

-  Hamas is directed, trained, and equipped by Russia and Iran (study the prophecies of Russia and Iran).

 

-  If you do your homework you will find Israel discovered Russian Spetsnaz (special operations) forces infiltrated Gaza soon after Israel pulled out several years ago.

 

-  You will also find banks of Hamas tele-marketers made calls to America from Gaza to campaign for Obama during an early Presidential campaign.

 

- "Hamas" in the days of Noah. Jesus warned the generation of the coming ‘Apocalypse’ would be "as the days of Noah"...

 

   "But as the days of Noah were,

     so also will the coming

     of the Son of Man be ..."

     (Matthew 24:37)

 

To help us understand this prophecy God describes the generation of Noah as morally corrupt and "filled with violence." The Hebrew word translated "violence" in this passage was "HAMAS!!"

 

   "The Earth was corrupt

     (like smelly, rotting meat ... immoral)

     before God,

     and the Earth was filled

     with violence ("hamas!")

     (the Hebrew word for violence was ‘hamas’).

     So God looked upon the Earth,

     and indeed it was corrupt;

     for all flesh had corrupted

     their way on the Earth.

     And God said to Noah,

   "The end of all flesh

     has come before Me,

     for the Earth is filled

     with violence (‘hamas’)

     through them;

     and behold,

     I will destroy them

     with the Earth.’"   (Only 8 people on Earth were saved ...)

     (Genesis 6:11-13)

 

ALL people of the world should be sitting on the edge of their seats with white knuckles watching this terrible prophecy slowly start to unfold.

 

 

3.  God also wants all to know there is Hope.  He promises hope for all those who will wait in faith and trust in Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) ... for one-day in the future, after the coming 'Apocalypse' ... the 'Day of God's Wrath' ... the terrible coming 'Day of the Lord' a remnant of the tribe of Judah will once again peacefully inhabit and prosper in that precious land God promised and gave to them ... and then, and only then, will there be 'peace on Earth.'   For at that time, our Messiah and God will restore all the Earth in peace and beauty ... as promised.

 

 "The seacoast shall be pastures,

   With shelters for shepherds and folds for flocks.

   The coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah;

   They (the remnant of the house of Judah)

   shall feed there flocks there (coastlands of Gaza);

   In the houses of Ashkelon they shall lie down at evening.

   The the Lord their God will intervene for them,

   And return their captives."

   (Zephaniah 2:1-7)

 

  

All Nations will then turn against Nation Israel ...

The Battle of Armageddon

 

The Bible warns around the time of the coming ‘Apocalypse’ and Armageddon ALL nations will turn against Israel. God has also warned those people and nations who will someday soon divide the Land of Israel ...

 

   "In those days

     and at that time,

     When I (God)

     bring back the captives

     of Judah and Jerusalem,

     (this will happen after 1948)

     I will also gather ALL nations,

     And bring them down to

     the Valley of Jehoshaphat;

     (outside Jerusalem ... 2 Chronicles 20:1-30)

     And I (God) will enter into judgment

     with them there

     On account of My people,

     My heritage Israel,

     Whom they have scattered

     among the nations;

     They have also DIVIDED

     up My Land."

     (Israel will be divided)

     (Joel 3:1-2)

 

   "And I saw three

     unclean spirits like frogs

     coming out of the mouth

     of the Dragon, (Satan)

     out of the mouth of the Beast (Antichrist),

     and out of the mouth

     of the False Prophet

     (the second Beast - a religious leader).

     For they are spirits of demons,

     performing signs (miracles),

     which go out to the kings of the

     Earth and of the whole world,

     to gather them to the battle

     of that great Day of God Almighty ...

     And they gathered them together

     to the place called in Hebrew,

     Armageddon."

     (Revelation 16:12-16)

 

The weapons will be used. Much of the world will be destroyed. Cities will disappear. Armageddon means the "Hill of Megiddo." Megiddo is part of the Plain of Esdraelon which is located in central Israel. Napoleon came through there and declared it to be the finest battlefield in the world. The whole world will be drawn into this war over Israel and Jerusalem. No nation will be spared. The Bible warns there will be three deadly waves associated with this conflict, including: A Russian lead invasion of Israel, a massive Chinese invasion of the Middle East, which will then be "joined" as the armies of the Antichrist march from all around the world to the place called "Armageddon." Jesus will return to engage this final battle Himself. He alone will destroy the enemies of Israel. We don’t know the time between events. We do know that God has set aside seven years to complete His plan with Israel, and this Age ...

 

   "Thus says the LORD of Armies (Hosts):

     BEHOLD!

     Disaster shall go forth from nation to nation ...

     And at that Day the slain of the LORD

     shall be from one end of the Earth    

     even to the other end of the Earth ..."

     (Nobody will escape God's wrath after the 'Rapture')

     (Jeremiah 25:27-38)

 

   "For I (God)

     will gather ALL the nations

     to battle against Jerusalem,

     the city (Jerusalem) shall be taken,

     the houses rifled, and

     the women ravished (brutally raped).

     Half of the city (Jerusalem)

     shall go into captivity,

     but the remnant of the people

     shall not be cut off from the city."

     (Zechariah 14:2)

 

   "And it shall come to pass

     in all the Land (Israel),

     says the Lord,

     That two-thirds of it

     shall be cut off and die,

     but one-third shall be left in it:

     (only 1/3 survive - fewer in the world)

     I will bring the one-third

     through the fire,

     will refine them as gold is tested.

     They will call on My Name,

     and I will answer them.

     I will say, 'This is My people';

     and each one will say,

    'the LORD is my God.'"

     (Zechariah 13:8-9)

 

   "Alas!

     for that Day is great,

     so that none is like it:

     it is even the

     time of Jacob's (Israel’s) Trouble,

     but he shall be saved out of it."

     (Jeremiah 30:7)

 

   "At that time Michael (the Archangel)

     shall stand up,

     the great prince

     who stands watch over

     the sons of your people (Israel);

     and there shall be

     a time of Trouble (Tribulation),

     such as never was

     since there was a nation"

     (Daniel 12:1)

 

   "For there will be

     Great Tribulation (Trouble)

      such has not been since

     the beginning of the world

     until this time

     no, nor ever shall be.

     And UNLESS

     those days were shortened

     NO flesh (living thing on Earth)

     would be saved"

     (Matthew 24:21-22)

 

Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) warns NEVER in the history of Mankind has there ever been (or ever will be) anything as terrible and deadly as the coming "Apocalypse"... only a small remnant of the world will survive after the coming Antichrist commits "the abomination of desolations" when he will stand in a new Jewish Temple and demand to be worshiped above all that is called "god" ...

 

 

Messiah Returns ...

 

Messiah, Jesus Christ, will return at the very end of the coming ‘Apocalypse’ to save the remnant of Israel from the armies of the world which will one day gather against her. He will then rule and reign over Israel ... and over ALL nations of the World.

 

Jesus says when He returns to rule there will be no question it is Him. When He again steps forth from Eternity every eye will see Him "coming in the clouds" with millions from Heaven, in power and great glory ...

 

   "Behold,

     He is coming with clouds, and

     EVERY eye will see Him,

     even they who pierced Him.

     And all the tribes of the Earth

     will mourn because of Him ..."

     (Revelation 1:7)

 

   "Now Enoch,

     the seventh from Adam,

     (the first person "raptured" in the Bible)

     also prophesied about these men, saying,

     ‘Behold, the Lord comes with

     ten thousands (millions) of His saints,

     to execute judgment on all,

     to convict all who are ungodly among them

     of all their ungodly deeds

     which they have committed

     in an ungodly way,

     and of all the harsh things

     which ungodly sinners

     have spoken against Him.’"

     (Jude 1:14-15)

 

   "For behold,

     the LORD will come

     with fire and with His chariots,

     like a whirlwind

     (a global hurricane of fire),

     to render His anger with fury,

     and His rebuke with flames of fire.

     For by fire and by His sword

     the LORD will judge all flesh;

     and the slain of the LORD

     shall be many."

     (Isaiah 66:15-16)

 

     "I was watching

     in the night visions,

     and behold,

     One like the Son of Man, (Jesus)

     coming with the clouds of Heaven!

     He came to the Ancient of Days,

     and they brought Him

     near before Him.

     Then to Him was given dominion

     and glory and a Kingdom,

     that all peoples, nations, and languages

     should serve Him.

     His dominion is an everlasting dominion,

     which shall not pass away, and

     His Kingdom the one

     which shall not be destroyed."

     (Daniel 7:13-14)

 

     "The Earth is violently broken,

     (Earth will reel under the power of His return)

     the Earth is split open,

     the Earth is shaken exceedingly.

     The Earth shall reel to and fro

     like a drunkard,

     and shall totter like a hut;

     its transgression shall be heavy upon it,

     and it will fall,

     and not rise again."

     (Isaiah 24:19-20)

 

   "And in that Day

     His feet will stand

     on the Mount of Olives,

     which faces Jerusalem on the east.

     And the Mount of Olives

     shall be split in two,

     from east to west ...

     It shall come to pass in that Day

     that there will be no light;

     the lights will diminish.

     It shall be one day

     which is known to the LORD--

     neither day nor night.

     But at evening (night) time

     it shall happen that it will be light."

     (Awesome!!!)

     (Zechariah 14:4, 6, 7)

 

   "Now it shall come to pass

     in the latter days ...

     He shall judge between the nations,

     and rebuke many people;

     they shall beat their swords into plowshares,

     and their spears into pruning hooks;

     nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

     neither shall they learn war anymore."

     (Isaiah 2:2,4)

 

     "At that time Jerusalem

     (the same Jerusalem you see on the news)

     shall be called the Throne of the LORD,

     and all the nations shall be gathered to it,

     to the Name of the LORD, to Jerusalem.

     No more shall they follow

     the dictates of their evil hearts."

     (Jeremiah 3:17)

 

   "He will be great,

     and will be called

     the Son of the Highest;

     and the Lord God will give Him

     the throne of His father David.

     And He will reign

     over the house of Jacob forever,

     and of His Kingdom

     there will be no end."

     (Luke 1:32-33)

 

   "From Jesus Christ,

     the faithful witness,

     the firstborn from the dead,

     (speaking of His Resurrection)

     and the Ruler over

     the kings of the Earth.

     To Him who loved us

     and washed us from our sins

     in His own blood,

     and has made us kings and priests

     to His God and Father,

     to Him be glory and dominion

     forever and ever. Amen.

     Behold, He is coming with clouds,

     and every eye will see Him,

     even they who pierced Him.

     (not as a "thief in the night" this time)

     And all the tribes of the Earth

     will mourn because of Him.

     Even so, Amen."

     (Revelation 1:5-7)

 

He will return with millions and millions of those who believed and waited in faith ...

 

   "And they sang a new song, saying:

    ‘You (Jesus) are worthy

     to take the Scroll,

     and to open its seals;

     for You were slain,

     and have redeemed us

     to God by Your blood

     out of every tribe and tongue

     and people and nation,

     And have made us

     kings and priests to our God;

     and we shall reign on the Earth.’

     Then I looked,

     and I heard the voice

     of many angels around the throne,

     the living creatures, and the elders;

     and the number of them was

     ten thousand times ten thousand,

     and thousands of thousands,

     (millions upon millions of faithful believers)

     saying with a loud voice:

    ‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

    to receive power and riches

     and wisdom, and strength

     and honor and glory

     and blessing!’"

     (Revelation 5:9-12)

 

Awesome ...

 

   "Now I saw Heaven opened,

     and behold, a white horse.

     And He who sat on him

     was called Faithful and True,

     and in righteousness

     He judges and makes war.

     His eyes were like a flame of fire,

     and on His head were many crowns.

     He had a Name written

     that no one knew except Himself.

     He was clothed with a robe

     dipped in blood,

     and His Name is called

     The Word of God.

     And the armies in Heaven,

     clothed in fine linen, white and clean,

     followed Him on white horses.

     Now out of His mouth

     goes a sharp sword,

     that with it He should strike the nations.

     And He Himself will rule them

     with a rod of iron.

     He Himself treads the winepress

     of the fierceness and wrath

     of Almighty God.

     And He has on His robe

     and on His thigh

     a Name written:

     KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS."

     (Revelation 19:11-16)

 

The Holy Spirit has spoken to us in prophecy as a true and faithful witness.

 

God warns none of His prophecies shall fail . . .

 

 "For I am God, and there is no other.
   for I am God, and there is none like me . . .

   Declaring the end from the beginning,
   and from ancient times
   things that are not yet done."

   (Isaiah 46:9-10)

 

 

 "Search from the book of the LORD, and read:

   not one of these (prophecies) shall fail;

   not one shall lack her mate.

   For My mouth has commanded it,

   and His Spirit has gathered them."

   (Isaiah 34:16)

 

 

 "Indeed I (God) have spoken it;

   I will also bring it to pass.

   I have purposed it;

   I will also do it.

   Listen to Me, you stubborn-hearted,

   who are far from righteousness . . ."

   (Isaiah 46:11-12)

 

 

 "Before the decree is issued, before day passes like chaff,

   before the LORD'S fierce anger comes upon you,

   before the day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you!

   Seek the LORD,

   all you meek of the Earth, who have upheld His justice.

   Seek righteousness, seek humility.

   It may be that you will be hidden

   in the day of the LORD'S anger."

   (Zephaniah 2:2-3)

 

Israel Back As a Nation ... May 14, 1948

A Remarkable Mathematical Prophecy!

 

The Prophecy ...  (Ezekiel 4:4-6)      

 

 "Then God said to Ezekiel,

  'Now lie on your left side for 390 days

   to show Israel will be punished for 390 years

   by captivity and doom. 

   Each day you lie there represents

   a year of punishment ahead for Israel. 

   Afterwards, turn over and lay on your right side

   for 40 days, to signify the years of Judah's punishment.

   Each day will represent one year . . .'"

   (Ezekiel 4:4-6)   

 

 

A Mathematical Bible Prophecy . . .

 

Although a little obscure (and sophisticated) this is one of the most fascinating prophecies found in the Bible.

 

Here, we find God telling Ezekiel that each day he (Ezekiel) lies on his side will represent one year of punishment for the nation Israel (Israel + Judah) because of their iniquities (sins) against God . . .

 

So, we have:

 

      390 days     Judgment against the 10 northern tribes 'Israel'

  +    40 days     Judgment against the 2 southern tribes 'Judah'

  =  430 years   Judgment against the nation of Israel

 

 

The Fulfillment of the Prophetic Judgment Begins . . .

 

In 606 B.C. Israel (Judah) was taken into captivity by Babylon for exactly 70 years ...

 

      430  years of judgment determined against nation Israel

  -    70   years fulfilled during the captivity in Babylon

  =  360  years remaining in judgment against the nation of Israel

 

 

The Mystery of 360 Years . . .

 

There should have been a total of 360 years left in judgment against Israel after their release from Babylonian captivity by the Persian general Cyrus, exactly 70 years after the Babylonian captivity began (just as the prophet Jeremiah had prophesied before the captivity) ... but where was the remaining 360 year judgment in Israel's history??!!

 

 

The '7X' Factor of God's Judgment . . .

 

Bible scholars could not find any specific captivity or dispersion that fulfilled these 360 years left in the judgment until a close look in the book of Leviticus revealed a startling prophetic warning ...

 

 "And after all this, if you do not obey Me,

   then I (God) will punish you seven times more for your sins."

   (Leviticus 26:18)

 

 "Then, if you walk contrary to Me,

   and are not willing to obey Me,

   I (God) will bring on you seven times more plagues,

   according to your sins."

   (Leviticus 26:21)

 

 "And after all this,

   if you do not obey Me,

   but walk contrary to Me,

   then I (God) also will walk contrary to you in fury;

   and I, even I will chastise you seven times for your sins.:

   (Leviticus 26:27-28)

 

 "I (God) will scatter you among the nations

   and draw a sword after you;

   your Land shall be desolate

   and your cities waste."

   (Leviticus 26:33)

 

 

The 7X factor of God's judgment against nation Israel.  God warned Israel if they continued in their disobedience He would multiply their judgment by seven times!  Remember, as noted throughout these prophetic studies, God says what He means and He means what He says! 

 

 

Prophecy Fulfilled . . .

 

Now, let's apply the 7X factor to the remaining 360 years of judgment against nation Israel in this remarkable mathematical prophecy . . .

 

        360    Remaining years of judgment

      x    7    The prophetic '7X' factor

 =  2,520   Years of judgment remained against nation Israel

 

 

God gave the Jews the most sophisticated calendar on Earth.  It is both a Lunar and a Solar calendar.  The Jewish calendar uses a 360 day lunar (and prophetic) year and then adds a 'Leap Month' on specific years to accurately coincide with the Solar cycle we use on our 'Julian' calendar ...

 

The Bible uses 360 day years for prophecies and expects us to add the appropriate 'leap months' on schedule.  So, the easiest way to unravel this prophecy is to first convert this prophecy into days ...

 

          2,520   years

        x   360   days

  =  907,200  days of judgment remained against nation Israel after the Babylonian captivity

 

 

Now, convert the 907,200 days found in this prophecy into our 365.25 day solar years (the .25 adjusts for leap years) . . .

 

  907,200 days ÷ 365.25  days =  2,483.78 years of judgment remained against nation Israel

 

 

With this information, let's look at this remarkable prophecy again . . .

 

        606  B.C         Israel taken into Babylonian captivity

    -     70  Years      for 70 years

  =   536   B.C.        End of first 70 years of judgment

  + 2483   Years      Now add the 2,483 years remaining in this judgment

  +       1   Year        Add 1 year because there is no "0" B.C. or A.D.

  = 1948   AD!         End of judgment against nation Israel

 

 

Israel Back in Her Land as a Nation . . . in 1948!

 

Judah (Israel) was taken into captivity by the Babylonians in 606 B.C.  They were released from captivity 70 years later by the Persians in 536 A.D., exactly as the prophet Jeremiah had prophesied, but their land was still under the control of the Persians.  The Persians were later conquered by the Greeks, and the land of Israel remained under Greek control.  The Greeks were then conquered by Rome and the land of Israel remained under Roman control.  After failed rebellions against Rome around 70 A.D. and another around 100 years later, the Romans removed the Jews from the land of Israel, dispersed them around the world, and renamed the land 'Palestine' after the enemies of Israel.  Then, after 2,500 years, for the first time since the Babylonian captivity in 606 B.C., the world watched as Israel once again appeared on the world map as a sovereign nation, on May 14, 1948 ... exactly when the Bible said it would!

 

    "Thus says the Lord God:

     'Surely I will take the children of Israel

      from among the nations,

      wherever they have gone,

      and will gather them from every side

      and bring them into their own land." 

      (Ezekiel 37:21)     ('Nations' (plural)...this is not their return from Babylon)

 

 

A Future Warning For Israel and the World . . .

 

Remember, God uses prophecy to prove He is who He says His is, and to authenticate all the warnings and the promises found in the Bible . . . The Bible warns a series of prophetic events which will change the world forever would begin to unfold after Israel would once again become a sovereign Nation (after 2,500 years) which was fulfilled on May 14, 1948! 

 

God has a covenant with Israel that will never be broken.  He has revealed a destiny for the nation Israel which will soon be completed.

 

God has declared a new covenant (see Jeremiah 31:31) and destiny for a people to be drawn from the whole world, through His Messiah, including any and all of the children of Israel who recognize and come to know their Messiah from Scripture.  This new covenant is a promise for all who believe in Him (Jesus Christ ... Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) ... also sent forth as 'a light unto the Gentiles') and will accept Him as their Lord and Savior (saving us from our sins and from the darkness and torment of Hell.)

 

 

Have a hard time believing in God?  The above verses are clear . . . 

 

Why?  God is warning us . . .

 

Please remember . . . 

 

The Kingdom of Heaven is available to every man, woman, boy, and girl in this world, no matter who they are, where they live, or what they have done.  It is freely offered to any and all who will receive it.  Simply learn of Jesus (Yeshua), the promised Messiah, invite Him into your life as Lord, believe He died on the Cross for all of your sins and rose from the grave (proving there is a Kingdom of Heaven ... and a coming resurrection for both those who are going to Heaven and for those who are going to Hell).  Learn of Him and believe in Him . . . for He was the only one who has ever loved you enough to substitute Himself for you on the Cross (which represents Hell).  He shed His blood, suffered, and died on the Cross to save you from your sins and from the utter darkness, aloneness, and torment of Hell, if you will accept it, believe it, and trust in it.  That is why Jesus is called Savior.  He now lovingly and graciously offers you life in Heaven (and we are warned it is a "take it or leave it" proposition.)  We have to consciously receive it and accept it in faith.  If you sincerely admit you have sinned (and need a Savior to get into Heaven) and fully trust in Him alone to save you from your sins and from Hell ... and turn away ("repent") from those things God says are wrong and turn back to God, you will go to Heaven ... and with open arms and tears of joy He will receive all who will come to Him in faith and in love ... It's God's Promise!!!

 

The only unpardonable sin is to reject (or ignore) God's love and His free offer of eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven by rejecting His Son ... Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) ... who stepped forth from Eternity ("from of old, from everlasting"... see Micah 5:2) ... not to condemn the sinner, but to save the sinner (from the torment of Hell) and who willingly and lovingly shed His blood and bore all of our sins and guilt on the Cross so we can be "washed clean" and forgiven of all our sins.  The Bible warns there will be no peace in our hearts or minds until we make peace with God through His Son, Jesus (Yeshua), the promised Messiah. 

 

The Bible also warns clearly there will be no peace in Israel or on Earth until Jesus (Yeshua), the Messiah returns . . .

 

Grace and Shalom

 

 

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