End Times 30, Revelation 17:1-18, The Destruction Of Religious Babylon

I. Introduction. Chapters 17 and 18 of Revelation tell of the final destruction of Babylon in both its religious and political forms. It is helpful to consider chapter 17 as dealing with Babylon as a religious entity and chapter 18 as dealing with Babylon as a commercial and political entity. It is also helpful in chapter 17 to distinguish the vision in verses one through six from the interpretation in verses seven through eighteen.

A. Series Title. Israel In Revelation.

B. Video Title: New Babylon Rising.

C. Article Title: End Times 30, Revelation 17:1-18, The Destruction Of Religious Babylon.

D. Article Focus: “Babylon means Babylon,” and not Rome, or New York City, or any other city. Additionally, the words in Rev 17:5: “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,” are incorrect. The correcting wording is: “a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT.” Consider how many times we have heard, MYSTERY BABYLON; we will address this controversy. The second video discusses Babylon, in great detail.

II. Key Verse. Rev 17:5. There are many opinions of this verse. We will discuss the factors of the verse, as well as those of the total 17th Chapter of Revelation. We will consider the worldwide ecumenical religion that will be driven by the forces of the antichrist, which will be responsible for the persecution and murder of Jews and Gentiles, those of whom choose not to become a follower of this worldwide religion, and will not worship the image of the beast (Rev 13:4-17), but whom come to saving faith in Christ during the tribulation.

A. Revelation 17:5 (NKJV)
5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

B. Revelation 17:5 (NAS77)
5. and upon her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

III. Consider “mystery.”

A. Ephesians 5:31-32 (The mystery of Christ and the church).

31 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. 32 This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.

B. Colossians 1:26-28 (The mystery of the Spirit of Christ dwelling within the spirit of believers in Christ).

26 that is, the mystery which had been hidden from the past ages and generations, but now has been revealed to His saints, 27 to whom God willed to make known what the wealth of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles is, the mystery that is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 We proclaim Him, admonishing every person and teaching every person with all wisdom, so that we may present every person complete in Christ.

C. 1 Corinthians 15:50-51 (The mystery of: (1) the resurrection of deceased believers in Christ. (2) The mystery of the rapture of living believers in Christ.

50 Now I say this, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold, I am telling you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed.

D. Consider the meaning of mystery.

1 Corinthians 15:51 mystery. This term refers to truth hidden in the past and revealed in the NT. In this case, the rapture of the church was never revealed in the OT. It was first mentioned in John 14:2-6, when it is specifically explained, and is detailed in 1 Thes 4:13–18.

E. Consider the translation of Rev 17:5. “a mystery, Babylon” and “MYSTERY, BABYLON.”

1. Greek Interlinear states, “a mystery” Babylon https://biblehub.com/interlinear/revelation/17-5.htm
2. NIV, NASB, CSB, NET translations state, “a mystery, Babylon.” (The NIV 2011 translation).
3. NKJV, KJV, KJV 2000, American KJV, ASV, ERV translations state, “MYSTERY, BABYLON.”
4. Necessary conclusions.

(a) What is the correct Bible translation that relates to Rev 17:5?
(b) What is the mystery of Babylon?

F. Location Considerations.

1. The city of Babylon. There are 259 OT scriptures that identify the literal place of Babylon. In the NT, the following verses clearly identify the literal location of Babylon (Matt 1:11, 12, 17; Acts 7:43; 1 Pet 5:13; Rev 18:10).

(a) 1 Peter 5:13 (NASB) “She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, Mark.”
(b) Rev 18:10, “Babylon, the strong city!” 18:21, “Babylon, the great city.”

2. The great city of Babylon, vs “no great city.” Some may say that there is no such city in Iraq that represents the Revelation depiction of Babylon. The following link discusses how quickly cities can be built in the Middle East. https://www.businessinsider.com/dubai-rapid-development-skyscrapers-expansion-warning-2018-12

IV. Full Text. Revelation 17 (NASB).

A. The Doom of Babylon. Chapters 17, 18 focus on one aspect of those bowl judgments, the judgment of Babylon.

1. Verses 1-7.

1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.” 3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality, 5 and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” 6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly. 7 And the angel said to me, “Why do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.

2. Notes: 17:1-7.

vs 1: “great harlot.” Prostitution frequently symbolizes idolatry or religious apostasy. “sits on many waters.” This picture emphasizes the sovereign power of the harlot. The picture is of a ruler seated on a throne, ruling the waters, which symbolize the nations of the world (see v. 15)
vs 2. “committed fornication.” The harlot will ally herself with the world’s political leaders. Fornication here does not refer to sexual sin, but to idolatry. All the world rulers will be absorbed into the empire of Satan’s false christ. “wine of her fornication.” The harlot’s influence will extend beyond the world’s rulers to the rest of mankind. The imagery does not describe actual wine and sexual sin, but pictures the world’s people being swept up into the intoxication and sin of a false system of religion.
vs 3. “a woman.” The harlot of v. 1, Babylon. “scarlet beast.” The Antichrist, who for a time will support and use the false religious system to effect world unity. Then he will assume political control (cf. v. 16). “having seven heads and ten horns.” This pictures the extent of Antichrist’s political alliances.
vs 5. “forehead.” It was customary for Roman prostitutes to wear a headband with their name on it. The harlot’s forehead is emblazoned with a 3-fold title descriptive of the world’s final false religious system. “MYSTERY.” A NT mystery is truth once hidden, but in the NT revealed. Spiritual Babylon’s true identity is yet to be revealed. Thus, the precise details of how it will be manifested in the world are not yet known. “BABYLON THE GREAT.” This Babylon is distinct from the historical, geographical city of Babylon (which still existed in John’s day). “MOTHER OF HARLOTS.” All false religion stems ultimately from Babel, or Babylon (cf. Gen. 11; see note on 14:8).
vs 6. “the blood of the saints…martyrs of Jesus.” Some see the first group as OT saints, and the second as NT saints—an unimportant distinction since this pictures the martyrs of the Tribulation. John’s point is that the harlot is a murderer. False religion has killed millions of believers over the centuries, and the final false system will be far more deadly than any that preceded it.
vs 7. “mystery.” Not that Babylon is a false system of religion, because that is already known, but that the beast will fully support the harlot and together exert vast influence over the whole earth.

3. Verses 8-13.

8 “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come. 9 Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, 10 and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while. 11 The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction. 12 The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. 13 These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.

4. Notes: Verses 8-13.

vs 8. “The beast.” Both a king and kingdom are referred to by this term. was, and is not, and will ascend. A reference to the Antichrist’s resurrection (13:3, 4, 12–14). “out of the bottomless pit.” After his “resurrection,” the Antichrist will become possessed by a great demon from the abyss. “perdition.” “Eternal destruction. “This is the lake of fire, the place of Antichrist’s destruction (19:20). “Book of Life.” Written in eternity past by God.
vs 9. “seven mountains.” The Gr. word is often used of hills. the final worldwide system of false religion includes. the 7 mountains in context likely symbolize the 7 kingdoms and their kings of v. 10.
vs 10. “seven kings.” Representatives of the 7 great world empires (Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and that of the Antichrist). Cf. Daniel’s image in Dan. 2:37–45. Five have fallen, one is, and the other. When John wrote, the Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Medo-Persian and Greek empires had gone out of existence; Rome still existed; and the Antichrist’s empire had not yet come. When it does, it will be brief (12:12; 13:5) and he will end in perdition.
vs 11. “and is not…the eighth.” The Antichrist’s kingdom is said to be both the seventh and eighth kingdoms because of his supposed demise and resurrection. He is the seventh king before and the eighth king after his “resurrection” when he destroys the harlot’s religious empire and demands exclusive worship of himself (v. 16).
vs 12. “ten kings.” (cf. Dan. 2:41, 42). These kings are sub-rulers under the Antichrist, whose empire will apparently be divided into 10 administrative districts. “no kingdom as yet.” Thus, the kings cannot be identified with any historical figures. “one hour.” Symbolic of the brief 3½ year period of time (cf. 11:2, 3; 12:6, 12, 14; 13:5; 18:10, 17, 19).
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B. Victory for the Lamb.

1. Verses 14-18.

14 These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.” 15 And he *said to me, “The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire. 17 For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled. 18 The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.”

2. Notes. Verses 14-18.

vs 14. “make war.” A reference to the battle of Armageddon (16:14–16), where the Lamb will utterly destroy the kings (19:17–21). “Lord of lords and King of kings.” A title for God (19:16) that emphasizes His sovereignty over all other rulers to whom He has delegated authority.
vs 16. “these will hate the harlot.” After using the false religious system to unify the world kingdoms and gain control of all, the Antichrist—with the help of his 10 sub-rulers—will turn against the system, plunder and destroy it, and seize all power and worship for himself. They will be carrying out God’s will (v. 17). Cf. Gen. 50:20.
vs 18. “great city.” Here is another identification of the capital city of Babylon, centerpiece of Antichrist’s empire.

V. Conclusions.

A. Conclusion 1. “Babylon means Babylon.” The NIV (2011 Translation), NASB, CSB, and NET are correct in their translation of Rev 17:5, “a mystery, Babylon.” The closing video, that is provided by Dr. Andy Woods, provides a clarifying discussion of this subject. Check out my Equipping Site Page, “About Sources,” to see Andy’s credentials, “degrees and linked experiences.”

B. Conclusion 2. The MacArthur note on verse 7 provides the answer to the question about the mystery of the text: “mystery.” Not that Babylon is a false system of religion, because that is already known, but that the beast will fully support the harlot, and together exert vast influence over the whole earth.

VI. Video Details.

A. Opening Video.

1. New Babylon Rising – Mark Hitchcock – Truth To Go. Jun 29, 2010. 100huntley.

2. Mark Hitchcock is a leading Bible prophecy expert, prolific author who has penned over 20 books on the end times, senior pastor, and adjunct faculty member of the Dallas Theological Seminary. He has appeared on hundreds of radio programs and in print as well as The History Channel, MSNBC, Fox, The Glenn Beck Show, and CNN. He is teaching on his book, “The Amazing Claims of Bible Prophecy”

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3. Credentials for Mark Hitchcock can be seen on my About Sources Page.

B. Closing Video.

1. This video digs deep into the facts that reveal the location of Rev 17 Babylon.

2. Andy Woods – Revelation (Crash Course) Part IX: Chapter 17-19. Oct 11, 2019. 29:31.
Unravelations. Dr. Andy Woods teaches 10 sessions of 30 minutes covering the entire Book of Revelation. These presentations were featured on the College of Biblical Studies’ TV program entitled “Up With the Son.”

3. Credentials for Andy Woods can be seen on my About Sources Page.

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Consider The Jews

Koolulam | Al Kol Eleh | Israel’s 70th Independence Day | 4.9.18 The video shows Jews celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United Nations recognized Israeli statehood. Quoted at the bottom of this article, is the truth of an attitude that remains today, and seriously affects individual Jews and the nation of Israel.

As you view the video of this article please take a serious look at the Jews who are present. Do they look like the murderous monsters that the majority of United Nations countries portray Jews as being, or as our nation’s fake media maliciously broadcasts? Jews are wonderful people! I have first-hand knowledge of Jews, having grown up with many of them in my city. And, yes! Jews defend themselves if they are attacked, either as a nation, or as individuals. In the video you will notice that the Jews are seeking God’s blessings on their nation, which apparently has exited the vernacular of America’s Congressional Democrats.

The designation of “Pharisee” fits many Jews serving in the US Congress. Consider the celebration of the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem: “No congressional Jews; no congressional Democrats,” were present. Never has indifference, lack of respect, or hatred toward Jews and Israel, been so obvious in much of the United States, and throughout much of the world, as is the case now.

Jerusalem has been the Jewish Capital of Israel ever since the Jews entered that land under the leadership of Joshua in 1451 B.C. When the U.S. Embassy in Israel was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Democrat party voiced loud opposition to that move. U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all said that the U.S. Embassy should be located in Jerusalem, but only President Trump followed through and moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Only Republicans went to Jerusalem to show support for Israel when the embassy move took place. The Obama administration went all the way to the Supreme Court to block a law passed by Congress allowing American parents of children born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace on their passports https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/middleeast/jerusalem-us-embassy-trump.html There are a number of Jews in the U.S. Congress, but none of them went to Jerusalem to show support for Israel (https://www.jns.org/republicans-bemoan-lack-of-democrats-at-us-embassy-opening-in-jerusalem/). Across the Atlantic, several hours after the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Jerusalem, the Israeli embassy in Washington hosted its annual event marking the anniversary of the nation’s founding. It’s usually a festive occasion featuring lawmakers from both sides of the aisle who go to see the ambassador and be seen. But this year, not a single currently serving Democrat was spotted in attendance (https://www.timesofisrael.com/democrats-conspicuously-absent-from-israeli-embassys-dc-party/).

On May 3, 2015, President Obama, Vice President Biden, and 58 Democrat members of the U.S. Congress did not attend a speech that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made to a joint session of Congress. Of key interest is that Vice President Biden was the President of the U.S. Senate at the time of the speech (https://www.cnn.com/2015/02/26/politics/democrats-missing-netanyahu-whip-list/).

Consider the words of Christ as he unleashes words of truth on the Jewish hypocrites of His day.

Matthew 23:23-33 New International Version (NIV) (The law in this context is the Mosaic law, which was given by God to Moses. The totality of the law can be found in the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.)

23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.

25 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

29 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30 And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!

33 “You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?

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You Must Be Born Again!

Joshua Aaron – He’s Coming Again (Official Music Video) Jerusalem

Joshua Aaron sings of the truth of the return of Christ in this video. The return of Christ to earth occurs in two stages; we will discuss both. It is important that the contents of this article be understood. There are eternal consequences for those whom do not understand the details that lead to the return of Christ. Consider all parents. Consider all children. Consider all whom are living in our world.

I. Christ will return in the air to catch up His saints (not Catholic designated) from the earth. He will then take with Him, those whom have been born again, to the Presence of God The Father (This will happen prior to the time of the Tribulation. Those, whom will not have been born again, will remain on earth to undergo the persecution of the anti-christ and the judgments of God. As will be explained in this article, those whom have been born again have been made righteous through the new birth, “spiritually as righteous as Christ.” Those whom have not been born again are defiant toward Christ and are unrighteous. The tribulation is designed to judge sin and to draw unrighteous people to accept Christ as their Messiah, their Lord and Savior, with the unrighteous unborn again people of Israel being the primary focus of the tribulation; they are God’s chosen people! (Deuteronomy 7:6; Jeremiah 30:7; Daniel 9:20, 24-27). By no means will born again people of the world remain on earth to suffer from the horrors of the tribulation. So, yes! You must be born again!

Note: All verses in this article come from the New American Standard Bible, 1995 Translation, unless otherwise noted.

John 14:1-6 New American Standard Bible

Jesus Comforts His Disciples – The Catching Up Of The Born Again Believers In Christ

1 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And you know the way where I am going.” 5 Thomas *said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” 6 Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

vs 3: “I will come again and receive you to myself; where I am, there you may be also.” (Christ, God The Son, is in the Presence of God the Father in the third heaven; that is where born again believers in Christ (Jew and Gentile) will be taken by Christ, when He comes in the air, catches them up and carries them away.)

vs 6: “I am the way and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.” (It is true that only by faith in Christ that we have access to God the Father. The explanation here is that, Christ will physically take born again believers in Christ to the Presence of God the Father. No other, “supposed deity,” has made such a claim. Other supporting scriptures are 1 Cor 15:50-54; 1 Thes 4:13-18.)

II. Christ will return physically to stand on the earth, at the end of the tribulation. Then, He will judge sin and deal with Jews and Gentiles whom are still alive at the end of the tribulation as to their eternity. Jews and Gentiles, whom will not have come to know Christ as Messiah during the tribulation, will be taken to judgement; they will experience immediate death and will be resurrected at the end of the millennium to stand before the great white throne judgment; from there, they will be cast into the lake of fire, which burns forever and ever. For those Jews and Gentiles, whom will have come to know Christ as Messiah during the tribulation (being born again), they will be left behind to enter the thousand-year millennium/kingdom age, where they will rule and reign with Christ. After the time of the millennium, all born again believers in Christ will enter the eternity of the “new heaven, new earth, and new Jerusalem” in the Presence of God.

References: The return of Christ to Earth at end of tribulation (Zech 14:1-16; Matt 24:29-30; Mark 13:24-27; Luke 21:25-28; Jude 14-15; Rev 19:11-21). Angels will gather all Jews, “the elect,” (saved and unsaved) from all of the world (Matt 24:31). The day and time of the second coming of Christ to Earth is unknown (Matt 24:34: no such statement is made about the John 14:1-6 catching up of the saints of Christ). One Jew will be taken to judgment, the other Jew will be left to enter the kingdom (Matt 24:40-41).

III. In order for any to be caught up to heaven, as in John 14:1-6, or whether they are allowed to enter the millennium, “they must have been born again.”

A. When we see Christ, we will be like him (1 John 3:2) 2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.

B. When we have been born again, we can not be unborn. God created our born again spirit; no one can undo that spiritual creation, not even us.

John 10:27-30

27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

IV. Consider the seriousness of whether someone has been born again, or has not been born again. The clearly stated requirement for anyone to enter the kingdom of God is, “you must be born again,” (John 3:3). To be born again is to have your spirit made as righteous as the Spirit of God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), must inhabit the spirit of each person who is caught up in John 14:1-6, or who is allowed to enter the Kingdom in Matthew 24-25. There must be a belief in Christ as Lord and Savior; there must also be a new birth. Consider John 3:3, 3-8 3:16-18:

3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (We must be born again)

8“The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (God’s Holy Spirit creates the born again Spirit)

16“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18“He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (If we believe we have been born again; if we have been born again, we believe.)

V. Until we have been born again, our spirit can not dwell within the Spirit of God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). Unless we have been born again, we can not reside in the Kingdom Age, or in the eternal state of the new heaven, new earth and new Jerusalem. Those whom have been born again will be given resurrection bodies and souls at the time of “the catching up,” to accompany their spirits that have already been born again, and are in the Presence of God (2 Cor 5:8). All of us, whom have been caught up to be in the Presence of God the Father (John 14:1-6), will have a “body, soul, and spirit,” having no flaw.

VI. Let’s consider the events that takes place after we have been born again.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. (When we are born again, we are a new creature, as it relates to our spirit).

2 Corinthians 5:21 21 “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (When we are born again, because of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, our spirit becomes as righteous as the Spirit of Christ.)

Colossians 1:27 “to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Our hope of eternal life with Christ is to have the Spirit of Christ dwelling within our spirit.)

1 John 1:5 “This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” (In order for our spirit to dwell within the Spirit of God, we must have a spirit that is as pure as the Spirit of God.)

John 14:20 “In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.” (Christ explains the indwelling of the Spirit (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), in the spirit of born again believers; and the spirit of born again believers in the Spirit of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” (God’s Holy Spirit will teach Godliness to all of whom have been born again, those whom have the Holy Spirit dwelling within their spirits.)

John 15:26 “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me, 27 and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning. (The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Christ.)

John 16:5 “But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ 6“But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7“But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. 8 “And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; 11 and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. (For those whom have the Spirit of God dwelling within their spirits, there is a constant teaching of righteousness by the Holy Spirit; “concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.”That teaching go out from the born again believer to those whom will come in contact with them, the believers.)

VII. The benefits of being born again are that the believer’s born-again spirit dwells within the Spirit of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). The Holy Spirit constantly teaches the born again believers of Godly things. When Christ catches up the born again believers, they will be taken to the Judgment Seat Of Christ to receive rewards. Next, they will go to the Marriage of the Lamb, as the Bride of Christ. At the end of the tribulation, Christ and the Bride will return to earth at the Battle of Armageddon, to judge sin and to set up the Kingdom of God. Of those whom were left behind from the catching up of the saints (Jews and Gentiles), those which live through the tribulation, they will be judged as to those which will be taken to judgment, and those whom will be judged to enter the kingdom (A judgment is a judicial finding. Not all judgments end with guilty verdicts.). While in the Kingdom, the born again believers will take part in the Marriage Supper Of The Lamb, along with the Old Testament saints and the tribulation saints. During their time in the Kingdom, the believers will rule and reign with Christ for the thousand-years. No more judgments are ahead for the born again believers. Their next stop is the eternal state of the new heaven, new earth and New Jerusalem, where they will spend eternity in a state of purity, “forever.” (2 Cor 5:10, Rev 19:7-8; Rev 19:9; Rev 19:11-21; Rev 20:4-6; Rev 21:1-3; Rev 21:22-27).

VIII. WARNING. Revelation 20:15 “And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (The judgment for those whom are not born again is to spend eternity in the lake of fire.). This is a serious situation that is all too often overlooked and minimized, as to its severity, in sermons and lessons. In order for anyone to believe in Christ, they must have been exposed to the Word of God which is contained in the Holy Bible. There is a caution however, as to those whom have not been born again, in relation to detractors.

A. In this article we have discussed the need for all, including parents and children, to be born again, so that they will be able to spend their eternity in the Presence of God. In my next article, I will address the things that Satan uses to prevent us, our children, and all whom are alive in our world, from being born again.

B. The seriousness of the tribulation should not be discounted, lessened, mocked or denied. Consider the following video, as to the effects of the tribulation. Please disregard any dates that are indicated and any small children that may be shown in the video. The false prophet types of “religious” leaders will continue to preach false truths of the events that will clearly be taking place…still trying to “spiritualize” visual truth. Fake news will continue to report the obvious judgments of God, of which they had denied, and will continue to deny that they are actual judgments of God. Ungodly political leaders will finally find their places of prominence in their “total world rule,” only to be short-lived. There will be no opposition to: abortion, same-sex marriage, “no borders,” or to the demonization of Israel. The ungodly forces of humanistic: “fake news, governments, academia, education, entertainment and new world order affiliated corporations,” will rejoice, because no truly Godly forces will be present on earth to oppose their Satanic goals. Truly, the earth dwellers will continue to oppose God…even to their deaths (Rev 3:10; 6:10; 8:13; 11:10; 13:8, 13:14; 17:8). Those that find themselves left behind, and coming under the tribulation judgments of God, will experience a time of cataclysmic disorder that will be greater than that which was present, even during the time of the worldwide flood of Noah (Matthew 24:21).

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Joshua Aaron
Published on Sep 8, 2014

Filmed with Joshua, his daughter and friends in Jerusalem, Israel during the 2014 Gaza – Israel war “Operation Protective Edge”.

Schneider Children’s Hospital Israel

Koolulam | Schneider Children’s Hospital | Or Gadol – Amir Dadon | 2.19.18

Do we really need to know the words of this song?

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Israel, God’s Chosen People

Deuteronomy 7:6 New American Standard Bible

“For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

In spite of God’s special love for the Jews, the following news post shows that not all of those in the world agree with God’s view of Israel. Please see the following news article.

Israel should be wiped off map, says Iran’s president

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/oct/27/israel.iran
Iran’s new president created a sense of outrage in the west yesterday by describing Israel as a “disgraceful blot” that should be “wiped off the face of the earth”. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who is more hardline than his predecessor, told students in Tehran that a new wave of Palestinian attacks would be enough to finish off Israel.

God’s Word concerning prayer support for Israel.

Psalm 122:6 New American Standard Bible

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.”

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קולולם – Koolulam
Published on Mar 20, 2018

Words & Music by Amir Dadon.
On February 19th, 2018, Koolulam arrived at Schneider Children’s Hospital to give some strength to both patients and doctors, and provide them with 3 hours of shared musical experience – a hiatus from their hectic day-to-day.
It was a beautiful and emotional event, and will be remembered by many for a long time.
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Israel – Zechariah 2:8

The Murder Of Six Million Jews – German National Socialism – The Rise of the Nazis – History – National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism (/ˈnɑːtsiɪzəm, ˈnæt-/), is the ideology and practices associated with the Nazi Party – officially the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism

Zechariah 2:8-9 The Message (MSG)

8-9 God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the One of Glory who sent me on my mission, commenting on the godless nations who stripped you and left you homeless, said, “Anyone who hits you, hits me—bloodies my nose, blackens my eye. Yes, and at the right time I’ll give the signal and they’ll be stripped and thrown out by their own servants.” Then you’ll know for sure that God-of-the-Angel-Armies sent me on this mission.

Most of the videos that are posted on this page are done so without comment. The first four videos show the inhumanity of the Nazi party. The Nazi party was a political party; it was voted into office by the German people, and took control of the government of Germany, to include its military.

Jewish children Singing “Hatikvah” the early 1930’s – A comment from a You Tube Viewer: “IM crying. They sing the first version of “Hatikvah” the “religious” one. They have a heavy European accent. They were all killed in the Holocaust. I’m in tears and crying.”

Jewish children in the Holocaust

Holocaust – A comment from You Tube, Ken Burns, Published on Jul 25, 2012, Leopold, Burnett Miller, Dwain Luce and others discuss the horror of the Holocaust and how it haunts them still. To learn more about “The War” visit: http://www.pbs.org/thewar/

Ship Full of Holocaust Survivors Sing Hatikva in 1945

Aaronic Benediction Hebrew Blessing Hebrew & English Version

What caused Dr. Jimmy DeYoung to focus on the nation of Israel?

Why is there so much anger against the Jewish people?

Genesis 12:1-3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Call of Abram

1 The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

Genesis 15:18-21 The Message (MSG)

That’s when God made a covenant with Abram: “I’m giving this land to your children, from the Nile River in Egypt to the River Euphrates in Assyria—the country of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaim, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites.”

Genesis 28:10-17 New International Version (NIV)

Jacob’s Dream at Bethel

10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. 12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 There above it stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. 15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” 17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”

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Israel – Prophecy And Current Era 71918

Middle East and Egyptian Update with Dr. Jimmy DeYoung. John Ankerberg Show. Published on Feb 8, 2011.
Dr. Jimmy DeYoung and Dr. John Ankerberg discuss the current situation in the Middle East and Egypt in light of Biblical Prophecy.

Jimmy DeYoung – Signs of the Last Days
Bio – http://jimmydeyoung.com/aboutdrd.shtml

John Ankerberg, founder and president of The John Ankerberg Show, the most-watched Christian worldview show in America.
https://www.jashow.org/about-dr-john-ankerberg/

As you can see, the video report on the situation in Egypt and Middle East was made in 2011. As you can also see, in your mind, things have not changed much about the political instability in that area of the world. Jimmy DeYoung mentioned that the situation in the middle east correlates to the prophetic scriptures of Daniel, Chapter 11. I would like to show the passages of Daniel 11:36-45, and provide a limited commentary on that area of prophecy, that has been provided by the following individuals that are highly respected for their knowledge of the end times.

The following link will take you to Daniel 11:36-45
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=daniel+11%3A36-45&version=NASB

Comments:

John Walvoord, Daniel Commentary
John F. Walvoord, https://www.thriftbooks.com/a/john-f-walvoord/203232/
(1910-2012) long-time president of Dallas Theological Seminary, was one of the most prominent evangelical scholars of his generation. He is considered perhaps the world’s foremost interpreter of biblical prophecy.
Bio – https://bible.org/users/john-f-walvoord

Daniel 11:36: The King is the Antichrist.
Daniel 11:40: The King Of the South is the leader of a political and military force that comes from south of the Holy Land, but the possibility is that it involves much more than only Egypt, and can be identified as an African army.
Daniel 11:40: The King of the North is more than the small territory possessed by Syria, and probably includes all the political and military forces of the lands to the north of the Holy Land.

Charles Ryrie, Ryrie Study Bible
Charles Ryrie, https://www.amazon.com/Charles-Caldwell-Ryrie/e/B001HMRTWW
Charles Ryrie, https://www.moodypublishers.com/authors/r/charles-ryrie/

Daniel 11:36-45: This section gives details of Antichrist’s future career, and requires reference to some details of Israel’s last days (10:14 and 12:1-2).
Daniel 11:37: “the gods of his fathers”: Antichrist will have no respect for religion or religious heritages. The phrase does not mean that Antichrist must be a Jew. He will be unkind, cruel, and inhumane.
Daniel 11:38: Antichrist’s “god” will be military power and activity.
Daniel 11:40-45: In the tribulation period, “the king of the south” and “the king of the North” will attempt a pincer movement against Antichrist (v 40). But, with Israel as his base (vs 41), he will first defeat Egypt, then Libya and Ethiopia (Sudan). “will follow at his heels” (v 43). Shall be part of his dominion.”rumors from the East and from the North” (v 44). May relate to the armies of Rev 9:13-21; 16:12). The threat of these armies will cause Antichrist to return to Israel, making his headquarters between Jerusalem and the Mediterranean (v 45). But, he will come to his end at the hands of the victorious, returning Christ (Rev 19:11-21).

John Ankerberg, (M.Div, D.Min.)
Jimmy DeYoung (Th.D., Ph.D.)
Charles C. Ryrie (Th.D, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus.)
John F. Walvoord, (Th.M., Th.D., University President, Chancellor Emeritus, Professor Emeritus.)

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Israel – Prophecy And Current Era – 7-12-2018 – The Temple

Will there be a temple on the temple mount in the last days?

Jews around the world are eagerly looking to the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem. Consider the video discussion and related Scriptures that tell of things that will happen when the temple, which will be the tribulation temple, is standing in Jerusalem. The tribulation temple will be built by Jews which were not saved, and which were left behind to endure the tribulation. The tribulation temple will be destroyed prior to the construction of the Millennial Temple, which will be built by God (Ezekiel 37:26-28). The tribulation temple may be destroyed by a great earthquake that will take place at the end of the tribulation, as the Messiah/Christ returns to earth from Heaven with his born again saints, where He will set up the Kingdom Age/Millennium. The earthquake will be one of many that will quake in many places around the world, at the same time (Zechariah 14:3-5) as Christ returns with His saints for the spiritual Battle of Armageddon (Revelation 19:11-20:4). Matthew 24:29-31 describes the same event of Zechariah of Revelation.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Man of Lawlessness

1 Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2 that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.

Note: MacArthur Study Bible. 3-4. This man is not Satan, although Satan is the force behind him (v. 9) and he has motives like the desires of the devil (cf. Is. 14:13, 14). Paul is referring to the very act of ultimate apostasy which reveals the final Antichrist and sets the course for the events that usher in the Day of the Lord. Apparently, he will be seen as supportive of religion so that God and Christ will not appear as his enemies until the apostasy. He exalts himself and opposes God by moving into the temple, the place for worship of God, declaring himself to be God and demanding the worship of the world. In this act of Satanic self-deification, he commits the great apostasy in defiance of God. For the first 3½ years of the Tribulation, he maintains relations with Israel, but halts those (cf. Dan. 9:27); and for the last 3½ years, there is great tribulation under his reign (cf. Dan. 7:25; 11:36–39; Matt. 24:15–21; Rev. 13:1–8) culminating with the Day of the Lord.

Matthew 24:15-19 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Perilous Times

15 “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 17 Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house. 18 Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!

Note: MacArthur Study Bible. 24:15 “abomination of desolation.” See notes on Daniel 9:27; 11:31. This phrase originally referred to the desecration of the temple by Antiochus Epiphanes, king of Syria in the second century B.C. Antiochus invaded Jerusalem in 168 B.C., made the altar into a shrine to Zeus, and even sacrificed pigs on it. However, Jesus clearly was looking toward a yet-future “abomination of desolation.” Some suggest that this prophecy was fulfilled in A.D. 70 when Titus invaded Jerusalem and destroyed the temple (see note on v. 2). However, the Apostle Paul saw a still-future fulfillment (2 Thess. 2:3, 4), as did John (Rev. 13:14, 15)—when the Antichrist sets up an image in the temple during the future tribulation. Christ’s words here therefore look beyond the events of A.D. 70 to a time of even greater global cataclysm that will immediately precede His coming (cf. vv. 29–31).

Revelation 11:1-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Two Witnesses

1 Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it. 2 Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months. 3 And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”

Note: MacArthur Study Bible. “the temple of God.” Refers to the Holy of Holies and the Holy Place, not the entire temple complex (cf. v. 2). A rebuilt temple will exist during the time of the Tribulation (Dan. 9:27; 12:11; Matt. 24:15; 2 Thess. 2:4).

Consider the education of the participants in the video.

John Ankerberg, (M.Div, D.Min.)
John Ankerberg, founder and president of The John Ankerberg Show, the most-watched Christian worldview show in America
https://www.jashow.org/about-dr-john-ankerberg/

Mark Hitchcock (J.D.,Th.M., Ph.D.)
Mark Hitchcock, http://marklhitchcock.com/about/
Mark Hitchcock is a leading Bible prophecy expert, prolific author who has penned over 20 books on the end times, senior pastor, and adjunct faculty member of the Dallas Theological Seminary.

Ron Rhodes (Th.M., Th.D.)
Ron Rhodes, http://ronrhodes.org/
http://ronrhodes.org/meet-ron.html
Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary (1986). Major: Systematic Theology. Graduated with High Honors.
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (1983). Major: Systematic Theology. Graduated with Honors. Elected to Dean’s List.
B.A., Houston Baptist University (1979). Recipient of the Greek Excellence Award. Chief nominee for the Riverside Scholarship.

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Israel – Prophecy And Current Era – Temple Construction

Tribulation Temple The Bible refers to a Jewish temple in Jerusalem during the tribulation time. When will it be built?

John Ankerberg Show, Published on May 28, 2018. Introduction comments: From our special 1 hour question and answer session on the book of Revelation featuring very special guests Dr. Ron Rhodes, Dr. Ed Hindson, and Dr. Mark Hitchcock.

Jews have a great interest in the reconstruction of the Jerusalem temple that was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. In the opening video there is a discussion about the tribulation temple. The credentials of the participants in the discussion can be found on my blog pages, Sources and Library.

The video guests discuss the destruction of the Dome of The Rock. Please let me say that if God wants the Dome of the Rock to be destroyed, the Dome of the Rock “will be destroyed.”

The tribulation temple which will be built in Jerusalem, during the time of the tribulation, will have to be destroyed so that the Millennial Temple can be built. Per Zechariah 14:1-5, there will be a great earthquake that will take place at the end of the tribulation, as the Messiah/Christ returns from Heaven to Earth at the Battle of Armageddon; then, He will establish the Millennial Kingdom. Pay special attention to verse 4. The tribulation temple will not be “of God.” It will be built by Jews which are not believers in Messiah/Christ, and which are left behind, having missed the rapture of the saints. The tribulation temple will be built under the graces of the anti-Christ; the anti-Christ will claim himself to be God (Daniel 11:36; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4; Revelation 13:5-6). The Millennial/Kingdom-Age Temple will be built by God (Ezekiel 37:26). Ezekiel 40-48 describes the Millennial Temple. The Glory of God was Present in the Temple that Solomon built, and was finished, in 1004 B.C., per 2 Chronicles 7:1-3. The Glory of God departed the Temple, per Ezekiel’s vision of 594 B.C. (Ezekiel 10-11). The Jerusalem Temple was destroyed in 586 B.C. by Babylonian invaders (2 Kings 25:1-10). The Glory of God did not return to the temple that was rebuilt in Jerusalem in 515 B.C. (Ezra 6:13-15). It will only be during the Kingdom Age/Millennium that the Glory of God will return to the Temple, “the Millennial Temple,” (Ezekiel 43:1-3).

Following, is a chronology of events that lead from the Glory of the Lord filling the Temple, to the Glory of the Lord refilling the Temple.

The Glory of the Lord Fills the Temple

2 Chronicles 7:1-3 English Standard Version (ESV)

Fire from Heaven

1 As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. 2 And the priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord filled the Lord’s house.3 When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the Lord on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

The Glory Of God Departs From The Temple (Ezekiel 10-11)

Ezekiel 10:3-4 English Standard Version (ESV)

3 Now the cherubim were standing on the south side of the house, when the man went in, and a cloud filled the inner court. 4 And the glory of the Lord went up from the cherub to the threshold of the house, and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the Lord.

Ezekiel 10:18-20 English Standard Version (ESV)

18 Then the glory of the Lord went out from the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubim. 19 And the cherubim lifted up their wings and mounted up from the earth before my eyes as they went out, with the wheels beside them. And they stood at the entrance of the east gate of the house of the Lord, and the glory of the God of Israel was over them.

20 These were the living creatures that I saw underneath the God of Israel by the Chebar canal; and I knew that they were cherubim.

Ezekiel 11:22-25 English Standard Version (ESV)

22 Then the cherubim lifted up their wings, with the wheels beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel was over them. 23 And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city and stood on the mountain that is on the east side of the city. 24 And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me in the vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to the exiles. Then the vision that I had seen went up from me. 25 And I told the exiles all the things that the Lord had shown me.

MacArthur Note. The glory of God moved to the Mt. of Olives to which the glorious Son of God will return at the Second Advent (cf. 43:1–5; Zech. 14:4).

2 Kings 25:1-10 English Standard Version (ESV)

Fall and Captivity of Judah

1 And in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came with all his army against Jerusalem and laid siege to it. And they built siegeworks all around it. 2 So the city was besieged till the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. 3 On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land. 4 Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, by the king’s garden, and the Chaldeans were around the city. And they went in the direction of the Arabah.5 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho, and all his army was scattered from him. 6 Then they captured the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and they passed sentence on him. 7 They slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him in chains and took him to Babylon.

8 In the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month—that was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon—Nebuzaradan, the captain of the bodyguard, a servant of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem. 9 And he burned the house of the Lord and the king’s house and all the houses of Jerusalem; every great house he burned down. 10 And all the army of the Chaldeans, who were with the captain of the guard, broke down the walls around Jerusalem.

Ezra 6:13-15 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Temple Finished and Dedicated

13 Then, according to the word sent by Darius the king, Tattenai, the governor of the province Beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai, and their associates did with all diligence what Darius the king had ordered. 14 And the elders of the Jews built and prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. They finished their building by decree of the God of Israel and by decree of Cyrus and Darius and Artaxerxes king of Persia; 15 and this house was finished on the third day of the month of Adar, in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.

Anti-Christ In The Tribulation And Temple (Daniel, 2 Thessalonians, Revelation 13)

Daniel 11:36 English Standard Version (ESV)

36 “And the king shall do as he wills. He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods. He shall prosper till the indignation is accomplished; for what is decreed shall be done.

MacArthur Note. 11:36 Then. This word points to the future “time of the end” mentioned in v. 35. Verses 36–45 discuss the career of the final Antichrist in the last 7 years before Christ’s millennial kingdom. This willful king is the final Antichrist (see notes on 7:8, 11, 12, 25; 9:27; cf. Rev. 13:4–7).

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Man of Lawlessness Anti-Christ

1 Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, 2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4 who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.

Revelation 13:5-6 English Standard Version (ESV)

5 And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven.

MacArthur Note. forty-two months. The final 3½ years—1,260 days—of the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7) and Daniel’s 70th week (Dan. 9:24–27), known as the Great Tribulation (see notes on 11:2; 12:6; cf. Dan. 7:25). This last half is launched by the abomination of desolations (see note on Matt. 24:15).

Zechariah 14:1-5 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Coming Day Of The Lord – A Great Earthquake

1 Behold, a day is coming for the Lord, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst.
2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped. Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle.

4 On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward.

5 And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

The Millennial Temple Built By God

Ezekiel 37:26 English Standard Version (ESV)

26 I will make a covenant of peace with them. It shall be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will set them in their land and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in their midst forevermore.

Ezekiel 43:1-3 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Glory of the Lord Fills the Temple

1 Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing east. 2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with his glory. 3 And the vision I saw was just like the vision that I had seen when he came to destroy the city, and just like the vision that I had seen by the Chebar canal. And I fell on my face.

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Israel Prophecy And Current Era July-1-2018

What preparations are being made to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem? Please click onto the following link to see today’s post of “The Millennial Kingdom,” which is shown on my Revealing Israel blog. Please follow all of my blogs.

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140 – The Jewish Prophet Zechariah – 3:9 – All People

חתונה דתית – די ג’יי הסוד – תקליטן דתי – כניסה לחופה Consider the Holiness and special character of this Jewish Wedding. Continue reading to learn more about the special people, whom are called Jews, of the nation of Israel. This post will discuss the first of four covenants that relate specifically to Israel and the Kingdom Age.

“Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares, a sculpture by Evgeniy Vuchetich in the United Nations Art Collection” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swords_to_ploughshares (My note: “Let us beat swords into plowshares,” taken from Isaiah 2:4)

This article will discuss the time of Isaiah 2:4 (760 B.C.) which is known as the Kingdom Of God, and is also known as the millennium and the thousand-year reign of Messiah/Christ. As a gentile believer in Christ, I am trying to write as if I were a Jew, in an attempt to tell a story that is important to Jews. I trust that my work will be deemed to have been made with proper respect toward Jews. The beliefs that are held closely by Jews, are held equally as close by most believers in Christ. Therefore, I will not repeat the statement that “such and such a belief of Jews” is also a belief of believers in Christ. Muslims will also enter into this conversation; you may be surprised to learn the details.

“You must be born again,” are words that relate to the spiritual state that anyone must have in order for them to be in the eternal Presence of God/Elohim/Yahweh/Adonai/Theos/Messiah/Christ (Ezekiel 36:24-27, John 3:3-8, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 John 1:5.)

In my post “139 – The Jewish Prophet Zechariah,” the words, “in one day,” are written. The wording of that verse follows:

Zechariah 3:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

9 For behold, the stone That I have laid before Joshua: Upon the stone are seven eyes. Behold, I will engrave its inscription,’ Says the Lord of hosts, ‘And I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.’

Unless otherwise stated, the NKJV translation will be used in this post.

The following terms are used interchangeably. Kingdom of God, Kingdom Age, Millennium, Millennial reign of Messiah/Christ.

“The Day,” in question, will be the dividing line between all that has been bad for Israel, and all that will be good for Israel, from then and forever. The Kingdom Age, which is also known as the Millennium, meaning one thousand years, dictates the length of time of the Kingdom Age, which will be a specific time for Israel to experience true peace. Following the Millennium/Kingdom Age will be the eternal state of the new heaven, new earth and new Jerusalem (Revelation 21:1-2), which will be an eternity of peace for Israel. It is important to know that Israel is the only group that is identified as a nation that will have a specific place on earth for its habitation during the millennium. Other people, not nations, will also be present on earth during this time of peace, but none of them will occupy “their own land.” During the millennium, non-Jews will reside outside of the boundaries of Israel until they also enter the eternal state. With that having been said, it must also be stated that the Messiah/Christ will rule and reign over all of the earth during the millennium (Revelation 20:4-5), and that no one will enter the Kingdom Of God, or the eternal state, without first having been born again (John 3:3).

It will be during the Kingdom Age that the purposes of God for Israel will be fully realized; the words to Israel, from each of the Jewish prophets, will be seen to have been true. Non-Jews, whom will be present on earth at that time, will also benefit from the promises that have been made to Israel by God. The promises that God made to Israel are known as covenants. It will be during the Kingdom Age that those covenants will find their fulfillment. The following is the first of God’s four covenants that He made with Israel, as they relate to the Kingdom Age. As we continue with this study of the Jewish prophets, it is important to remember that the nation of Israel, through the Law, was a chosen people/nation to be a holy and righteous people to bring a holy and righteous Messiah into the world. No other nation has ever been blessed with such a calling. People from other nations will also have individual Kingdom age blessings, including believers in Christ. However, those gentile blessings will be as a result of the blessings that will be showered upon Israel.

FIRST COVENANT

1. THE FIRST COVENANT. The promises that were made by God to Abraham, concerning land and seed, are fulfilled in the Kingdom Age. Israel’s possession of their land, and their God-given blessings, are specifically related to the fulfillment of this covenant. Not only are the Jews blessed, the born again people of the whole world are also a recipient from this covenant of God with Abraham. These specific blessings will take place during the Kingdom Age.

Consider certain Muslims (see Isaiah 19:18-25). They will have an encounter with a Jew, the Messiah/Christ. There will be Muslims that will come to know Messiah/Christ as “LORD and Lord” when He comes to set up His Kingdom. Notice the upper and lower case spellings of “LORD and Lord.” Just as Muslims must be “born again” to see the Kingdom of God, it will be the same for other Gentiles, as well as for those of Israel (John 3:3). It is cut and dry; “you must be born again,” to be a present on earth in the millennium. The Kingdom of God will be free from sin, of any kind. Only those whom have been given sinless spirits by God will be present with God during the millennium. It is only because of the absence of sin that the Kingdom of God will be a kingdom that is free from the collateral effects of sin. “LORD” is Yahweh. “Lord” is Adonai; notice the upper case letters in LORD, and upper case “L” and lower case “ord” in Lord.

The following notes of Isaiah 19:1-20:6 come from the Moody Bible Commentary

Isaiah 19:1-20:6 Has two main sections. The first contains a long-term prophecy of events that will occur at the “end of days” (19:1-25), and the second one has a near-term prophecy of events in the eighth century B.C. (20:1-6). In the first section, there is a prediction of eschatological judgment (19:1-15) followed by an eschatological blessing (19:16-25). (My note: In this context, “the end of days” relates to the tribulation and the millennium. The tribulation is extreme persecution for the Jews. The millennium, is extreme peace for the Jews. For example, the tribulation is described in Joel 3:10, “Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears.” The millennium is described in Isaiah 2:4, ” 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 19:1-10. The events predicted in this chapter refer to the end of days. This is most likely because the judgments described have yet to occur. The repetition of the eschatological phrase IN THAT DAY points to both judgment and blessing at the end of days.

Isaiah 19:11-15. “The LORD” is affecting the ability of Egypt’s leaders to rightly direct the nation.

Isaiah 19:16-22. IN THAT DAY marks a shift in the message to Egypt from end of days judgment to end of days blessing.

Isaiah 19:23-25. We see the millennial peace between Assyria, Egypt and Israel. When the Messiah/Christ returns to earth and establishes His earthly kingdom, these three nations will be united in worship of the LORD. Such worship of God will occur only for those whom have been born again, which must happen for each individual prior to the final events of Zechariah 14:1-15/Revelation 19:11-21/Matthew 24:29-30, in order for them to enter the Kingdom Age; these three preceding passages relate to the second coming of Christ at the Battle of Armageddon. Only those whom have been born again will enter the Kingdom Of God; all others will suffer death at the second coming of Messiah/Christ. While the born again people are enjoying the Peace and Presence of Messiah/Christ in the millennium, those whom have not been born again (of all the ages) will be in their states of death, awaiting the Great White Throne Judgment, and expulsion into the eternal lake of fire (Revelation 20:10-15). The Battle of Armageddon, which occurs at the end of the Tribulation, is the time when all sin will be removed from the world; the sinless Kingdom of God will follow for the next one thousand years. The eternal state of Revelation 21-22 will immediately follow the millennium for those whom have been born again, where they will be in the Presence of God for all of eternity.

Isaiah 20:1-6. Isaiah shifts his prophecy of end times peace to the judgment against Egypt, when Assyria would come against her. The judgment fell in 711 B.C. when Egypt handed over the king of Ashdod to the Assyrians.

Zechariah 14:16-19. Many Gentiles from other nations of the world will embrace Messiah/Christ during the tribulation and will not be destroyed by Him when He returns.

My note from Isaiah 19:24-25. God’s blessings will rest on Israel, as well as Egypt and Assyria, “in that day.” Assyria was a large and powerful empire. (https://www.historyonthenet.com/assyrian-empire-the-most-powerful-empire-in-the-world/ For 300 years, from 900 to 600 B.C., the Assyrian Empire expanded, conquered and ruled the Middle East, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, the eastern coast of the Mediterranean, and much of today’s Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran and Iraq.

Genesis 12:1-3 New King James Version (NKJV) (Blessings and cursings)

1 Now the Lord had said to Abram: Get out of your country, From your family
And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make
you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall
be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who
curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Genesis 13:14-17 New King James Version (NKJV) (An eternal covenant)

14 And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; 15 for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever. 16 And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered. 17 Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.”

Comment: MacArthur Study Bible. 13:14–17 With Lot gone, the Lord reaffirmed His covenant promise with Abram (Gen. 12:1–3). Strikingly and unmistakably, the Lord deeded the Land (v. 14—look in all directions, and v. 17—walk in all directions) in perpetuity to Abram and his descendants, whom He declared would be definitely innumerable (v. 16—as the dust).

Ezekiel 37:21-23 New King James Version (NKJV) (An eternal covenant)

21 “Then say to them, ‘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; 22 and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again.
23 They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God.

Comment: MacArthur Study Bible. 37:21–23 God made 3 promises that summarized His future plans for Israel: 1) restoration, v. 21; 2) unification, v. 22; and 3) purification, v. 23. These promises bring to fulfillment: 1) the Abrahamic Covenant (cf. Gen. 12); 2) the Davidic Covenant (2 Sam. 7); and 3) the New Covenant (cf. Jer. 31), respectively.

Genesis 15:18 New King James Version (NKJV) (Specific land promise)

18 On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying:

“To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—

Genesis 15:19-21 New King James Version (NKJV) (Description of the land)

19 the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites, 20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, 21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

Comment: MacArthur Study Bible. 15:18–21 river of Egypt to the…Euphrates. Scripture records both general (Ex. 23:31) and specific (Num. 34:1–12) descriptions of the Promised Land, centering on the ancient land of Canaan. Such precise geographic demarcation will not allow for any redefinitions which would emasculate God’s promise of its specificity. The river of Egypt was most probably what became known as the Wadi El Arish, the southern border of Judah. Kenites…Jebusites. The various peoples who inhabited the land are named. Such precise detailing of the nations in the land of Canaan attests again to the specificity of the Promised Land in God’s promises.

The following terms are important to know.

Luke 21:24 New King James Version (NKJV) The Times Of The Gentiles.

24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

MacArthur Study Bible note. 21:24 the times of the Gentiles. This expression is unique to Luke. It identifies the era from Israel’s captivity (ca. 586 B.C. to Babylon; cf. 2 Kin. 25) to her restoration in the kingdom (Rev. 20:1–6). It has been a time during which, in accord with God’s purpose, Gentiles have dominated or threatened Jerusalem. The era has also been marked by vast spiritual privileges for the Gentile nations (cf. Is. 66:12).

Jeremiah 30:7 New King James Version (NKJV) Jacob’s trouble, or Jacob’s distress.

7 Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.

MacArthur Study Bible note. 30:7 time of Jacob’s trouble. This period of unprecedented difficulty for Israel, as the verse defines, is set in a context of Israel’s final restoration. It is best equated with the time of tribulation (cf. vv. 8, 9) just before Christ’s Second Advent, mentioned elsewhere (Dan. 12:1; Matt. 24:21, 22) and described in detail by Rev. 6–19.

Zechariah 14:1 New King James Version (NKJV) The Day of the Lord

14 Behold, the day of the Lord is coming, And your spoil will be divided in your midst.

MacArthur Study Bible note. when God’s wrath is unleashed against the whole world of sinners, which results in the establishment of the Lord’s millennial reign on earth. (My note. In this context, “The Day of the Lord” begins with the tribulation, which is judgment, and extends through the millennium, which is blessing. See the notes on Joel 1:15.)

Joel 1:15 New King James Version (NKJV) The Day of the Lord

15 Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is at hand; It shall come as destruction from the Almighty

MacArthur Study Bible note. 1:15 the day of the Lord is at hand. See Introduction: Historical and Theological Themes. This is the first occurrence of the theme. Later in the book (2:18ff.; 3:1, 18–21), the Day of the Lord (the occasion when God pours out His wrath on man) results in blessing and exoneration for God’s people and judgment toward Gentiles (Is. 13:6; Ezek. 30:3), but here Joel directs the warning toward his own people. The Day of the Lord is speedily approaching; unless sinners repent, dire consequences await them. My note. Notice the difference of context from Zechariah 14:1, which is the Battle Of Armageddon.

In summary:

The first covenant, which God made with Abraham, will be fulfilled through the covenant seed of Abraham, Issac and Jacob (God named Jacob Israel, Genesis 32:28). There are three main aspects of this first covenant. (1) The promise of a great nation. (2) Four personal promises are given to Abraham. (3) Promises are made to the Gentiles. (Scofield Study Bible, Genesis 12:2 note)

The boundary of Israel, as promised by God, is much larger than that which had been granted to Israel by the United Nations. In the Kingdom Age, God’s boundaries will overrule the U.N. boundaries of Israel. See the following borders of Israel, as they were spoken by God. Notice the map of Israel. https://theisraelbible.com/biblical-boundaries-land-israel/ Scriptures that relate to the covenant land that God promised to Israel, are as follows.

To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt (traditionally taken as the Nile) as far as the great river, the River Euphrates (Gen 15.18)
I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines (Gaza coast), and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates (Exod 23.31)

Great news for Muslims!

The Assyrian World Empire was one of the most cruel groups of people, if not the most cruel, of all times. The brutal attacks of Assyria on Israel date back to 758 B.C.(2 Kings 15:19). In 722 B.C. (2 Kings 17:5-6), the Assyrians attacked the northern Kingdom of Israel, and deported those Jews from their homeland to other lands in Assyria. In 721 B.C. (2 Kings 17:24) the Assyrians began relocating gentiles into the vacated land of the Jewish Northern Kingdom. To this day, the people of the former Assyrian World Empire continue in their hatred of the Jews. Egypt’s brutal treatment of the Jews date back to 1706 B.C. (Exodus 1:7). But, God’s Providence trumps sin. When we consider all of the gentiles, and gentile nations, that are present in the world, it is amazing to know that Isaiah has identified the two most brutal of all of Israel’s enemies (by name), saying that there will be people of those lands whom will share the blessings of the millennium with the Jews and with other Kingdom Age people. The Jews will inhabit their promised land. Non-Jews will occupy other lands in the Kingdom Age world. The Spiritual calling of God will draw Muslims, from the former Assyrian World Empire, as well as Egyptians and Jews, to saving faith in Messiah/Christ; they will be “born again.” IMAGINE THAT! Muslims and Jews acknowledging that “Messiah/Christ is Lord!” (Philippians 2:9-11). Such a spiritual calling of all of mankind to saving faith in Messiah/Christ is consistently ongoing (John 1:9-13). The Old Testament verses that explain the born again experience are Ezekiel 36:25-27; verses 24-30 are particular to Jews.

“IN THAT DAY” “IN ONE DAY”

So, what is meant by, “In That Day” and “In One Day?” The answer is the day of the return to earth by Messiah/Christ for the Battle Of Armageddon, when Messiah/Christ establishes the Kingdom Age/Millennium/Kingdom Of God.

The following video shows a peek view of the time of the Kingdom Age. Arabs and Jews are seen in common worship of Messiah/Christ. They are Muslims and Jews whom are, “one in Messiah/Christ.” The solution to division is to have a common ground of faith in Messiah/Christ.

Galatians 3:28 New King James Version (NKJV)

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Jews & Arabs worship together in Nazareth, Jerusalem…Rare video Clip(Subtitles @ CC)

Regardless of the sculpture marking of Isaiah 2:4 at the United Nations, there will be no peace on earth until Messiah/Christ returns to earth to set up His Kingdom of peace.

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Israel Prophecy And Current Era 6-22-18

This opening video was made in 2009. Nine years later, nothing has changed. Israel remains a nation that is hated by most of its neighbors, and by most of the member nations of the United Nations. On November 29, 1947, the United Nations voted to grant statehood status to Israel, long after the Romans attacked Jerusalem in A.D. 70, murdering more than one hundred thousand Jews, destroying its Temple, and beginning a dispersion of surviving Jews from Israel. The Israeli Declaration of Independence, formally the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel was proclaimed on 14 May 1948.

On May 14, 2018, UN Human Rights Council voted to investigate Israel for Gaza protest deaths. After 29-2 vote, with US and Australia opposed, Israel rejects council’s ‘hypocritical, absurd’ attempt to undermine right to self-defense, dismisses probe as ‘foregone conclusion. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Israel would not cooperate with the investigation.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely in Washington, November 2017. (Shmulik Almany/MFA)
“The UN Human Rights Council prefers to back Hamas instead of supporting Israel’s right to defend itself from terror,” tweeted Hotovely. “We have no intention of cooperating with an international investigative committee that wants to dictate results without a connection to facts.”

Israel rejected the decision, saying all that it proved was that the council had “an automatic anti-Israel majority, where hypocrisy and the absurd held sway.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/un-human-rights-council-votes-to-investigate-israel-for-gaza-protest-deaths/

Consider Israel’s history, as it relates to Gentile attacks on its people, its land, and its Temple.

925 B.C. Shishak, king of Egypt, takes the city; the temple is plundered. (2 Chronicles 12:9).
850 B.C. The Philistines, Arabians, and Ethiopians lay siege to Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 21:16). The King’s palace is sacked and the Temple plundered.
586 B.C. The forces of Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the temple in Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 36:19).
515 B.C. The Temple was rebuilt in Jerusalem, being known as Zerubbabel’s Temple (Haggai 1:1-15).
63 A.D. Herod’s Temple, which was a remodeling of Zerubbabel’s temple, was completed in 4 B.C., but was not totally completed until 63 A.D.
https://www.bible-history.com/jewishtemple/
https://www.bible-history.com/jewishtemple/JEWISH_TEMPLEHerods_Temple00000006.htm.
70 A.D.Herod’s Temple was destroyed by the Romans.

History Of Gentile Attacks On Jerusalem

During its long history, Jerusalem has been attacked 52 times, captured and recaptured 44 times, besieged 23 times, and destroyed twice.The oldest part of the city was settled in the 4th millennium BCE, making Jerusalem one of the oldest cities in the world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Jerusalem

Sieges of Jerusalem: 701 BC 587 BC 70 614 637 1099 1244 1917 1948
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Jerusalem

Consider the following news articles that relate to the hatred toward Israel, and the desire of its Arab and Muslim neighbors to destroy the only democracy in the Middle East. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_in_the_Middle_East

Yasser Arafat, the former leader of the PLO was Egyptian. Opposed to the 1948 creation of the State of Israel, he fought alongside the Muslim Brotherhood during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasser_Arafat

Arafat didn’t negotiate – he just kept saying no https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/may/23/israel3
Ever since the start of the second Palestinian intifada, a row has raged over who was responsible for the breakdown of the peace process. Now, for the first time, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak has weighed in, accusing Yasser Arafat of being a liar who talked peace while secretly plotting the destruction of Israel. Interview by Benny Morris

There has never been a nation of Palestine. After World War II, in 1947, the United Nations adopted a Partition Plan for Mandatory Palestine recommending the creation of independent Arab and Jewish states and an internationalized Jerusalem. After the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel, to be known as the State of Israel on 14 May 1948, neighboring Arab armies invaded the former British mandate on the next day and fought the Israeli forces. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Palestine

Jerusalem is an ancient city located in ancient Judah that is now the capital of Israel. The city has a history that goes back to the 4th millennium BC, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. It is the holiest city in Judaism and Christianity and has been the spiritual center of the Jewish people since 1000 BC, when David the King of Israel first established it as the capital of the Jewish Nation, and his son Solomon commissioned the building of the First Temple in the city. https://www.ancient.eu/jerusalem/

World War 3: Turkey’s Erdogan calls for ‘ARMY of Islam’ to ATTACK Israel on all sides
TURKEY’S President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have announced they want to create an “army of Islam” to wage war against Israel, it has been revealed.
By MATT DRAKE PUBLISHED: 06:15, Tue, Mar 27, 2018 | UPDATED: 07:46, Tue, Mar 27, 2018
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/936954/World-War-3-Turkey-Erdogan-army-of-Islam-Israel-war-attack-all-sides-latest-news

Consider the hatred of Israel by its neighboring Arab and Muslim neighbors. The phrase that has become so very common among those that hate Israel is, “wipe Israel off the map.” It is amazing to know how many times that phrase has been stated, and recorded on search engines. About 1,780,000 results (0.47 seconds) is an amazingly hateful result of a search. If you search for that phrase, it will amaze you. Consider the following statement.
https://www.google.com/search?q=wipe+israel+off+map&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS751US752&oq=wipe+isr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j0l4.5644j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Consider other hateful statements directed at Israel. Iranian leaders’ calls for Israel’s destruction have not abated at all in the 20 months since the Iranian nuclear deal was signed, meaning that those who claimed the deal would moderate Iranian attitudes were completely wrong, former Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold said on Wednesday. https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Iran-continues-to-call-for-Israels-destruction-despite-nuclear-deal-481659

Can you say, “Pharisees?” Read on!

Almost 6% of Congress now Jewish — 28 Democrats and 2 Republicans
The 115th Congress has largest share of Jews in any freshman class since data became available, analysis shows. https://www.timesofisrael.com/almost-6-of-congress-now-jewish-28-democrats-and-2-republicans/

After no-shows in Jerusalem, Democrats also absent from Israeli Embassy DC party.

WASHINGTON — The inauguration of the new US embassy in Jerusalem was not the only event Monday celebrating the establishment of the State of Israel and the Trump administration’s dramatic change in US foreign policy.

Embassy says all were invited, after Jewish legislator says some Dems weren’t, to independence event; relocation of Embassy to capital, Gaza violence said to widen partisan schism.

Across the Atlantic, several hours after the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Jerusalem, the Israeli embassy in Washington hosted its annual event marking the anniversary of the nation’s founding. It’s usually a festive occasion featuring lawmakers from both sides of the aisle who go to see the ambassador and be seen. But this year, not a single currently serving Democrat was spotted in attendance.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/democrats-conspicuously-absent-from-israeli-embassys-dc-party/

It is amazing to think that someone would “sell their soul” for a vote.

With such a history of hatred toward it, by neighboring nations and by those far away from its borders, it is a wonder that any Jew could ever imagine that its land would ever be a place of peace and safety. But, Jews remember the writings of the Jewish prophets,” which tell of God’s protective hand of love for His chosen people, Israel. People, who call themselves “believers in Christ,” also hold the same beliefs.

Deuteronomy 7:6 New Living Translation (NLT)

6 For you are a holy people, who belong to the Lord your God. Of all the people on earth, the Lord your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure.

Amos 3:2 Living Bible (TLB)

2 “Of all the peoples of the earth, I have chosen you alone.

Zechariah 2:7-8 New Living Translation (NLT)

7 Come away, people of Zion, you who are exiled in Babylon!”

8 After a period of glory, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies sent me against the nations who plundered you. For he said, “Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession

Isaiah 2:4 Living Bible (TLB) (Written by the Prophet Isaiah in 760 B.C.)

4 The Lord will settle international disputes; all the nations will convert their weapons of war into implements of peace. Then at the last all wars will stop and all military training will end.

Jeremiah 31:3 Living Bible (TLB)

3 For long ago the Lord had said to Israel: I have loved you, O my people, with an everlasting love; with loving-kindness I have drawn you to me.

As I write this article on Israel, I am drawn to the truth of a New Testament scripture, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). I have no mindset of spreading propaganda; my desire is to share the truth of the Jewish people, which is not being told in the mainstream liberal media. At present time, there are those of the industries of “liberal” media, entertainment, academia, and politics, whom are saying that our nation’s current situation at our southern border is like that of the Holocaust. Such a lack of truth is a total insult to the six million Jews which were murdered in the Holocaust of the 1930s and 1940s in Nazi Germany, as well as to the surviving Holocaust Jews. If anyone is interested in learning the truth of the Holocaust, and the children which were interred and murdered in the Nazi concentration camps, there are videos in my prior articles on the history of Israel that show the mangled bodies of men, women and children that were murdered with the full knowledge of the nearby German citizens. Unfortunately, those of the liberal press do not challenge their guests who equate any U.S.A situation with that of the true Holocaust. But, like I said, there are people who will sell their souls for a vote, or for a tv rating. I make it my business to know about the things that go on around the world. I follow the news reports of all media.

As a child, I lived in a city that had a significant Jewish population. I started elementary school with Jews, and graduated with them. I have found Jewish people to be wonderful people; as a nation, Israel will defend itself whenever it has been attacked. I am not a registered Republican; neither am I compensated for any of the articles that I write. My family’s roots are Democrat, reaching back to the time of the great depression of 1929.

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Shabbat Shalom

The video of this post shows a Jewish family, and friends, as they honor the Sabbath. May we remember the psalm of peace for the Jewish people. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6). From a Gentile believer in Christ, I offer “Shabbat Shalom” (Sabbath of peace) to Israel, and to Jews whom reside in the four corners of the earth.

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Israel – Prophecy And Current Era – 57 Muslim Nations Urged to Besiege Israel by Ergogan

https://www.memri.org/reports/turkish-newspaper-close-president-erdogan-calls-form-joint-islamic-army-fight-israel

Introduction (from above link)

On December 12, 2017, ahead of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, the Turkish daily Yeni Şafak, which is close to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling AKP party, published an article titled “A Call for Urgent Action,”[1] which also appeared on the paper’s website under the title “What If an Army of Islam Was Formed against Israel?”[2] The article called on the 57 member states of the OIC to form a joint “Army of Islam” to besiege and attack the state of Israel. It notes that such a joint army will greatly exceed the Israeli army in manpower, equipment and budget, and presents statistics to prove this. It also advocates establishing joint bases for the army’s ground, air and naval forces that will arrive from all over the Muslim world to besiege Israel, while noting that Pakistan, as the only nuclear country, has “a special status” among the OIC countries. An interactive map provides information on military forces stationed in various locations and the role they can play in the potential joint Muslim attack on Israel. (more to be seen from above link)

http://www.wnd.com/2018/03/57-muslim-nations-urged-to-besiege-israel/

(following information from above link)

57 Muslim nations urged to besiege Israel

A Turkish newspaper close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party is urging 57 Islamic nations to build a joint army specifically to attack Israel, notes a new report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

The Middle East Media Research Institute reports the article appeared on the paper’s website under the title “What If an Army of Islam Was Formed against Israel?”
It was published shortly ahead of a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which has 57 members, MEMRI reported.

The article notes, MEMRI said, “that such a joint army will greatly exceed the Israeli army in manpower, equipment and budget, and presents statistics to prove this.”

“It also advocates establishing joint bases for the army’s ground, air and naval forces that will arrive from all over the Muslim world to besiege Israel, while noting that Pakistan, as the only nuclear country, has ‘a special status’ among the OIC countries,” the report said.

MEMRI explained that many of the major points in the newspaper article were “taken from the website of the Turkish SADAT International Defense and Consulting Company, which provides consultancy on defense and warfare, both conventional and unconventional, and on military organization, training and gear.”

“The company has an agenda of promoting pan-Islamic military cooperation. According to its mission statement, it seeks ‘to establish defense collaboration and defense industry cooperation among Islamic countries, to help the Islamic world take its rightful place among the superpowers by providing … strategic consultancy and training services to the militaries and homeland security forces of Islamic countries.’”
The article states: “It becomes evident that the member states’ [joint] military might greatly exceeds that of Israel. Moreover, in a possible military operation, this superiority [can] be realized on the ground by [setting up] joint military bases for ground, air and naval forces.”

It says that if the OIC member states “unite and form a joint military force, it will be the largest army in the world.”

“These countries’ total population is 1,674,526,931. The number of soldiers in active service in these countries is at least 5,206,100.”

The newspaper calls Israel “significantly inferior” and says that “this country, which attempted to occupy Jerusalem while surrounded by Muslim states” has a population of only about 8 million, while Istanbul alone exceeds 14 million. – source

From memri.org

Turkish Newspaper Close To President Erdogan Calls To Form Joint Islamic Army To Fight Israel

March 7, 2018

On December 12, 2017, ahead of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, the Turkish daily Yeni Şafak, which is close to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling AKP party, published an article titled “A Call for Urgent Action,”[1] which also appeared on the paper’s website under the title “What If an Army of Islam Was Formed against Israel?”[2] The article called on the 57 member states of the OIC to form a joint “Army of Islam” to besiege and attack the state of Israel. It notes that such a joint army will greatly exceed the Israeli army in manpower, equipment and budget, and presents statistics to prove this. It also advocates establishing joint bases for the army’s ground, air and naval forces that will arrive from all over the Muslim world to besiege Israel, while noting that Pakistan, as the only nuclear country, has “a special status” among the OIC countries. An interactive map provides information on military forces stationed in various locations and the role they can play in the potential joint Muslim attack on Israel.
The Source Of The Yeni Şafak Article: The SADAT Company Website

The main points of the article are taken from the website of the Turkish SADAT International Defense and Consulting Company, which provides consultancy on defense and warfare, both conventional and unconventional, and on military organization, training and gear. The company has an agenda of promoting pan-Islamic military cooperation. According to its mission statement, it seeks “to establish defense collaboration and defense industry cooperation among Islamic countries, to help the Islamic world take its rightful place among the superpowers by providing… strategic consultancy and training services to the militaries and homeland security forces of Islamic countries.”[3]

According to Israeli security sources, the SADAT company is involved in aiding Hamas, and seeks to assist – with funds and military gear – the creation of a “Palestine Army” to fight Israel.[4]

SADAT Founder Adnan Tanrıverdi

The SADAT company was founded by Erdoğan’s senior advisor on military affairs, retired general Adnan Tanrıverdi, and is chaired by his son, Melih Tanrıverdi. Adnan Tanrıverdi (b. 1944) served in the Turkish army’s Artillery Corps and headed the Home Front Command in northern Cyprus. He is an expert on assymetric warfare, and was dismissed from the Turkish military in 1996 for his Islamists leadnings. A former Turkish army officer, Ahmet Yavuz, described him as “an enemy of Atatürk” and stated that his dismissal from the army was not surprising.[5]

The Yeni Şafak article is based on a PDF booklet featuring a number of articles by Tanrıverdi, as well as other materials, that appeared on the homepage of SADAT’s website and has since been removed.[6] Some of the articles are virulently anti-Israel and promote the goal of arming the Palestinians and forming an Army of Islam to eliminate Israel.

One of these articles, titled “SADAT and the Future of the Muslim World” describes Israel as “the outpost of the new Crusade and a dagger in the heart of Islam,” and “the eyes, ears and fist of the Christian World.” A second article, titled “How to Solve the Palestinian Question?” emphasizes the need to utilize the OIC as the basis for a permanent defense cooperation committee, and also describes his vision of establishing military bases for the purpose of liberating Palestine. An article titled “Palestine Too Should Have an Army” articulates Tanrıverdi’s vision of forming a Palestinian army equipped with tanks and other heavy weaponry, and adds that this army, along with a united Army of Islam, can bring about Israel’s military defeat within 10 days and its diplomatic defeat within 20 days.

The fact that Yeni Şafak echoes Tanrıverdi’s articles indicates that regime-associated media is promoting an agenda of attacking Israel.

Tanrıverdi Associate Arrested In Israel On Suspicion Of Aiding Hamas

Recently, Israel became aware of Tanrıverdi’s activities after it arrested a Turkish academic, Cemil Tekeli, on suspicion of aiding Hamas terrorists in Turkey. According to the Israeli paper Makor Rishon, Tekeli, who has since been deported to Turkey, is a close associate of Adnan Tanrıverdi. The Makor Rishon report featured a photo of him with both Adnan and Melih Tanrıverdi:[7]

The following are excerpts from the Yeni Şafak article, along with some of the images and infographics that accompanied it. Bold text was highlighted in the original :

“This Wednesday, Istanbul will host an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, at which decisions on military and economic issues will presumably be made. In this framework, it becomes evident that the member states’ [joint] military might greatly exceeds that of Israel. Moreover, in a possible military operation, this superiority [can] be realized on the ground by [setting up] joint military bases for ground, air and naval forces. Below are a map and statistics presenting a comparison between Israel and the [proposed] Army of Islam…

“What If An Army Of Islam Was Formed Against Israel?

“If the OIC member states unite and form a joint military force, it will be the largest army in the world. These countries’ total population is 1,674,526,931. The number of soldiers in active service in these countries is at least 5,206,100. Their [overall] military defense budget, of $174,728,420, is also worthy of emphasis.

“Half Of Istanbul

“As for Israel, it is significantly inferior. The population of this country, which attempted to occupy Jerusalem while surrounded by Muslim states, is 8,049,314. Note that the population of Istanbul alone exceeds 14 million. The number of soldiers in active service in the [Israeli] occupation forces is 160,000, and [Israel’s] defense budget is approximately $15, 600,000,000.

Infographic comparing the OIC countries with the Israel:

“Defense Budget: OIC: $174,728,420; Israel: $15,600,000. Population: OIC: 1,674,526,931; Israel: 8,049,314. Soldiers: OIC: 5,206,100; Israel: 160,000″

“Islamic Countries Will Lay Siege To Israel

“Among the decisions that can be taken at the OIC [summit] is to form a ‘Jerusalem Task Group.’ In this framework, military steps are likely to be taken. The [Muslim] armies, ranging from Africa to Asia, surpass the Israeli [army in might]. So if an Islamic army is formed, Israel will be under a siege.

“At The First Stage: 250 Thousand Soldiers

“In a possible military operation, the first step is expected to involve 250,000 soldiers, and the establishment of joint land, air and naval bases for use in the short term.

“500 tanks and armored vehicles, 100 war planes, 500 attack helicopters and 50 warships and submarines can be mobilized.

Interactive map providing information on particular bases and missions in a possible operation against Israel. Clicking on various locations provides the following information, for example:

“Eskişehir – Konya – Kilis: In case of a military operation, air bases in various locations will house 100 planes and 500 attack helicopters, and also serve as reinforcement and supply bases. 250,000 military staff, including pilots, will be ready for duty.

[Northern] Cyprus: In case of a military operation, the 50 warships and submarines stationed in naval bases can take an active role [in the fight] against Israel in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. The Turkish navy, among others, will participate in the operation. Together the forces will comprise 250,000 men.

“Military Bases Close to Israel Available For Immediate Action

“The war planes that will be dispatched to the region from greater distances will be stationed in airbases [closer to Israel]. Israel will most likely to be besieged by the naval fleets that will be sent to the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

“The Necessary Equipment Exists

“The military capability of the OIC member states is considerable. These armies have the necessary equipment to carry out a military operation on land, sea and air.

“Even Turkey Alone Is Superior [To Israel]

“Turkey will serve as an important headquarters during the operation, due to its land, air and naval infrastructures. The Turkish army, which carried out ‘Operation Euphrates Shield’ [in Syria in 2017] with great success, is now ranked the world’s seventh strongest army, and the second largest army among the NATO powers. Turkey has approximately 4,000 tanks and 1,000 war planes and other aircraft. Its navy made significant progress during the last years, with 194 vessels at its disposal.

“As the only country which possesses nuclear weapons, Pakistan has an important status among the 57 Muslim [OIC] countries…

“Those who believe that they are the owners of Jerusalem today will not find a single tree to hide behind tomorrow”

“Asia’s Military Defiance

“In a statement, Malaysian Defense Minister [Hishammuddin] Hussein described Trump’s recognition [of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] as a blow to Muslims, and added: ‘The Malaysian armed forces are ready to fulfill their duty regarding Jerusalem.’

“Turkey Is Forming Alliances

“In recent years, Turkey has launched a series of collaborations with [OIC] member states. The joint military drill with our Iraqi neighbors conveyed a clear message to the terrorists, and Turkey is [also] engaging in new collaborations with Qatar, Somalia and other Gulf and African countries. In this context it should be underlined that Turkey is taking steps to realize the model of the ‘Army of Islam,’ forging alliances with many Muslim countries to increase its military mobility.” – source

Israel Prophecy And Current Era 6-13-18

As we have been discussing the prophecies of the Jewish prophets, a key focus has been on the Temple in Jerusalem. As we have discussed in the past, the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the invading Babylonian forces in 586 B.C. The temple was rebuilt in 515 B.C., and was destroyed again by the forces of Rome in 70 A.D. Jews all around the world are anticipating the reconstruction of the Temple. However, the Temple in which they seek will not be realized until the Kingdom Age, which will be known as the Messianic Temple. A Christian perspective of this subject follows.

Preceding the Messianic temple will be a “fake temple,” which will be built during the tribulation, and will be authorized for construction by the Anti-Christ. God will build the Messianic Temple. Jews will build the tribulation temple, which will be destroyed during the tribulation. God will have no part in the tribulation temple. Christ, the Messiah, will rule and reign from the Messianic Temple.

At this time in the history of the world, the temple is of key concern, not only for Jews, but also for followers of Christ, and for those of the Muslim religion. Consider the words of the Jewish prophet Obadiah, as he speaks words of God to the Jews in 841 B.C. He speaks about the destruction of Israel’s enemies which will take place at the end of the tribulation (at the Battle of Armageddon), immediately preceding the Kingdom Age.

Obadiah 15-18 Living Bible (TLB)

15 The Lord’s vengeance will soon fall upon all Gentile nations. As you have done to Israel, so will it be done to you. Your acts will boomerang upon your heads. 16 You drank my cup of punishment upon my holy mountain, and the nations round about will drink it too; yes, they will drink and stagger back and disappear from history, no longer nations anymore. 17 “But Jerusalem will become a refuge, a way of escape. Israel will reoccupy the land. 18 Israel will be a fire that sets the dry fields of Edom aflame. There will be no survivors,” for the Lord has spoken.

See the following note from the NKJV Study Bible. “16 as you drank:” The reference here is to the “cup of God’s wrath” that was passed from Samaria to Judah, and finally to the “nations”—including Edom (see Jeremiah. 25:27, 32, 33). The Lord still viewed Jerusalem as His holy mountain because He intended to reestablish His presence there (see Zechariah. 1:16).”

Consider the Current Era of Israel.

Of 350,000,000 people living in the middle east, only about 6,556,00 of them are Jewish. The remaining population are mostly Arab/Muslim.

http://guides.library.cornell.edu/MideastIslamStudies/Statistics
In the year 2010, the Muslim population of the following regions totaled one billion, six hundred thirty million, two hundred thousand: Asia-Pacific (985,530,000); Middle East And North Africa (317,000,000); Sub-Saharan Africa (248,110,000); Europe (43,490,000). Total: 1,630,200,000.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Israel
The demographic features of Israel are monitored by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. The State of Israel has a population of approximately 8,855,000 inhabitants as of first half-2018.[3] Some 74.5% percent are Jews of all backgrounds (about 6,556,000 individuals), 20.9% are Arab of any religion other than Jewish (about 1,837,000 individuals).

It is amazing that news reports from traditional media outlets point the finger of blame at Israel, for all of the problems that develop in its surrounding countries and regions. Consider the argument that six million Jews can be a “thorn in the side” for more than a billion Muslims and Arabs. You can do the following exercise.

Search for “wipe Israel off the map.” You will see the total number of times that haters of Israel have made that statement. Today, that total was: About 61,700 results (0.49 seconds). The problem is not with Israel.

Consider how Hamas uses the money that is targeted for humanitarian aid to the residents of Gaza, and instead, uses the money to attack and kill Jews.

Hamas films deadly tunnel attack

http://www.cogat.mod.gov.il/en/Our_Activities/Pages/Hamas-Terror-Tunnels-18.5.17.aspx

Hamas Terror Tunnels- Built with Gazans’ Stolen Money

Terror tunnels, the main investment of the Hamas terror organization, are not aimed to create a better future for the residents of Gaza, but are rather destroying it, propelling Gaza toward a conflict with Israel. Hundreds of millions of dollars, many of which comes from foreign aid, which Hamas diverts to tunnel building rather than to aid Gaza’s two million residents.

https://www.idf.il/en/minisites/facts-and-figures/hamas/hamas-exploitation-of-humanitarian-aid/

Although a large amount of building materials enters Gaza from Israel (more than 3.5 million tons of construction material in 2016 alone), a significant portion does not reach construction companies, and is instead diverted to Hamas’ tunnel building activities.

Consider the following information that compares Israel to its Muslim and Arab neighbors.

https://gerryporter.blogspot.com/?view=classic
The Historic Betrayal of the Palestinians

Why, throughout their history, have the Palestinians been the victims of so many irresponsible leaders who harm their own constituents?

Historically, the Palestinian “liberation organizations” have had no ideology or motivation beyond the of destruction of the State of Israel. They are proxies for the countries funding them, instead of acting in the authentic national interests of the Palestinian people.

Instead of bringing jobs, water and better education — as they promise when they stand for election — some Arab Israeli legislators sell out their people for a few crumbs of headline attention. They parrot the Iranian line, with no regard for the needs of their voters. Iran just wants to get its foot in the door.
With the generous “help” of our Palestinian leaders — and especially with the “help” of the treacherous Europeans who keep on enabling them — any real help for the Palestinians looks more distant than ever.

http://www.imninalu.net/israel-arabs.htm
Israel Science and Technology Directory

It was only after the Jews re-inhabited their historic homeland of Judea and Samaria, that the myth of an Arab Palestinian nation was created and marketed worldwide. Jews come from Judea, not Palestinians. There is no language known as Palestinian, or any Palestinian culture distinct from that of all the Arabs in the area. There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. “Palestinians” are Arabs indistinguishable from Arabs throughout the Middle East. The great majority of Arabs in greater Palestine and Israel share the same culture, language and religion.

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Israel Prophecy And Current Era 6-9-18

Where do Jews believe the Temple will be built? As we have been studying the Jewish Prophets Of Israel, we have discussed the Jewish Temple. The Jewish people have a strong tie to the Temple, and have a great desire for it to be rebuilt. Consider the following time line, as it relates to the building and destruction of the Temple at various times in the history of Israel.

1491 B.C. God commissioned the construction of the tabernacle/sanctuary (Exodus 25:8-9).
1490 B.C. The tabernacle in the desert was completed (Exodus 40:33).
1015 B.C. God commissioned King Solomon to build the first temple in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 28:6).
1004 B.C. Solomon finished the construction of the temple in Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 5:1).
925 B.C. Shishak, king of Egypt, takes the city; the temple is plundered. (2 Chronicles 12:9).
850 B.C. The Philistines, Arabians, and Ethiopians lay siege to Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 21:16). The King’s palace is sacked and the Temple plundered.
586 B.C. The forces of Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the temple in Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 36:19).
515 B.C. The Temple was rebuilt in Jerusalem, being known as Zerubbabel’s Temple (Haggai 1:1-15).
63 A.D. Herod’s Temple, which was a remodeling of Zerubbabel’s temple, was completed in 4 B.C., but was not totally completed until 63 A.D.
https://www.bible-history.com/jewishtemple/
https://www.bible-history.com/jewishtemple/JEWISH_TEMPLEHerods_Temple00000006.htm.
70 A.D.Herod’s Temple was destroyed by the Romans.

History Of Jerusalem

During its long history, Jerusalem has been attacked 52 times, captured and recaptured 44 times, besieged 23 times, and destroyed twice.The oldest part of the city was settled in the 4th millennium BCE, making Jerusalem one of the oldest cities in the world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Jerusalem

Sieges of Jerusalem: 701 BC 587 BC 70 614 637 1099 1244 1917 1948
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Jerusalem

It is interesting to know that the name of Jerusalem is never mentioned in the Quran.

While Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible (Tanach) over 500 times, it is NEVER mentioned in the Quran, not once! http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/israel-shield/5-facts-that-prove-jerusalem-was-never-a-muslim-holy-city-or-an-arab-capital/2014/10/30/

The Truth About Hamas

Son of Hamas founder: Hamas tortures and kills Palestinian children, goal to target civilians

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How is Israel preparing for the temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem?

How is Israel preparing for the temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem? The Temple is a subject that is very close to the hearts of most Jews. Anyone having a Jewish friend should be aware of Jewish beliefs and concerns. Hardly a day passes without news reports of the nation of Israel being discussed on most of the major news outlets. At present time, there is a lot of discussion that deals with the reconstruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, which will replace the one that was destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 A.D. Unfortunately, much of the reporting on Israel and the Temple is done by people who have no intimate knowledge of Israel, or of the Temple. In my series of articles that relate to the Jewish prophets of Israel, there is a post that discusses the temple, that goes back to the tent of Moses, which was called the Tent Of Meeting. My discussion of the Temple can be found in the following link, verse 7 comments. https://equippingblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/30/133-the-jewish-prophet-haggai/