Israel / Middle East, Prophetic Portents

Prophecies Fulfilled

There are four prophecies concerning Israel that began being fulfilled over 2000 years ago. All of these prophecies can be considered end times prophecies because scripture tells us this is so. Hebrews calls the time just after Christ’s death the “last days”. 1 Peter 1:5 also calls this time the “last times”. 1 Peter 4:7 states that “the end of all things is at hand”.

The four prophecies are:
1. The Jews were scattered worldwide (from the four corners of the earth) – Deuteronomy 28:64
2. The Jews have been persecuted wherever they have lived – Deuteronomy 28:65-67
3. The land of Israel (Palestine) was desolate during their dispersion – Deuteronomy 29:22-28
4. The Jewish people still exist – Jeremiah 30:7 and Jeremiah 31:36-37

There are seven more end times prophecies concerning Israel that have also been fulfilled:
1. The Jews have returned to the land – Jeremiah 29:14 Ezekiel 37:21, Isaiah 43:5-6
2. The rebirth of Israel ( the fig tree buds) – Matthew 24:32-34, Isaiah 43:5-6
3. The Hebrew language is recovered – Zephaniah 3:9, Jeremiah 31:23
4. The desolate land becomes fertile – Isaiah 27:6, 51:3, 35:1-2, 7, Ezekiel 36:34-35
5. The military power of Israel – Zechariah 12:6
6. The reoccupation and control of Jerusalem – Zechariah 12:2-6, and Joel 3:1
7. Israel becomes the focal point of world politics – Zechariah 12:2-3

Netanyahu Confirmations
Ezekiel 37:10 – “So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.”

Joel 3:20 – “Judah will be inhabited forever and Jerusalem for all generations.”

Ezekiel 36:34 – “The desolate land will be cultivated instead of being a desolation in the sight of everyone who passes by.”

Isaiah 61:4 – “They will rebuild the ancient ruins, they will raise up the former devastations; and they will repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.”

Amos 9:14-15 – “Also I will restore the captivity of My people Israel, and they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them; They will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, and make gardens and eat their fruit. I will also plant them on their land, And they will not again be rooted out from their land Which I have given them, says Yahweh your God.”

On February 16, 2010, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking on the recent 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz in Poland, proclaimed the fulfillment of the prophet Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones.  Netanyahu said, “Armed with the Jewish spirit, the justice of man, and the vision of the prophets, we sprouted new branches and grew deep roots. Dry bones became covered with flesh, a spirit filled them, and they lived and stood on their own feet.”

In January of 2013 Benjamin Netanyahu, said “Jerusalem will not be divided so long as I’m prime minister.”  In order for a Palestinian state to become reality, the Palestinians must first recognize Israel as a Jewish state, they must declare an end to the conflict, and any Palestinian state must be demilitarized, with security arrangements meeting Israeli approval.

On October 1, 2013 at the United Nations, Netanyahu once again confirmed that prophecies are being fulfilled before our very eyes, saying: “In our time the Biblical prophecies are being realized. As the prophet Amos said, they shall rebuild ruined cities and inhabit them. They shall plant vineyards and drink their wine. They shall till gardens and eat their fruit. And I will plant them upon their soil never to be uprooted again.  Ladies and gentlemen, the people of Israel have come home never to be uprooted again.”

Prophecies to Come
Jeremiah 49:35-36 – “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘See, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might. I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven; I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam’s exiles do not go’.”

While at the United Nations on October 1, Netanyahu also addressed the issues surrounding Iran’s nuclear programs and Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani’s rhetoric, saying: “First, his country takes Iranian promises to wipe Israel off the map seriously.  Such words are not “bluster.” “The world may have forgotten this lesson.  The Jews have not.  And second, “Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons.  If Israel is forced to stand alone, it will stand alone.”  The Jewish people are defenseless no longer.”

End times prophecies are being fulfilled before our very eyes.  The Jews are back in Israel.  Efforts are being made to divide the land and to take control of Jerusalem away from the Israelis.  The Arabs and Persians are determined to wipe Israel off the map, only to be destroyed themselves.

Prophecy continues to unfold as foretold by the Hebrew prophets. The stage is being set. Each day is one day closer to our Lord’s return.  Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon.  Get busy reaching the lost.

Related Links
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