Israel & Jerusalem: Focus on the Prophecies

Israel's beloved city Jerusalem  is the center of Jewish thought and religion. Its development over the years—culturally, socially, archaeologically—is a marvel to behold. More importantly, it is the city in which Messiah walked and taught during His visitation to earth, and it remains the central focus of prophecy and final events.

After many centuries of Jewish struggle with no place to call home since the dispersion in 70 A.D., in May, 1948, Israel became a nation once again.  However, for nineteen years, from 1948 to 1967, Jerusalem was a divided city.  East Jerusalem , including the Old City, had been occupied by the Arab Legion of Jordan since the War of Independence. The Jordanian troops had decimated the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, blowing up its synagogues and destroying every vestige of Jewish life there. Jewish gravestones on the Mount of Olives had been used to pave roads and build latrines.  Although they promised access to the Western Wall, Jordan had not allowed any Jews to pray at this remnant of the wall that had once surrounded the ancient Temple. Western Jerusalem, on the other hand, was controlled by Israel and had greatly expanded during this period.  Barbed wire, minefields, and concrete walls protecting Jews from Jordanian snipers cut through the heart of Jerusalem from north to south.

The Six-Day War would end all of that, reuniting the Holy City once again.  On June 5, 1967, the Six-Day War began, and through God’s miraculous intervention, by the end of the third day on June 7, 1967, the Western Wall was recaptured.  Israeli troops stood gazing at the Western Wall, wondering if they should dance, pray, or cry.  They did all three!

“The eagerly awaited command to take the Old City was given at sunrise on the third day of the war, 7 June 1967. The Command assigned this task to the paratroopers, who started with an attack on the Augusta-Victoria hills and the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Old City. After firing in the direction of the breakthrough path, the Lions Gate, the force from the east advanced forward very quickly and broke through into the Old City. The paratroopers ran towards the Dome of the Rock, located next to the last remains of the Temple, the Western Wall, where, in the presence of the sector commander and the deputy head of the armed services, General Rabbi Shlomo Goren, the chief chaplain of the IDF blew a long blow on the rams horn, announcing the release of the Western Wall and the Old City of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, the divided and split capital of Israel, was reunited,” IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Website.

The Jerusalem Post headline on June 6, 1967, during the Six-Day War read, AIR FORCE WINS SUPREMACY AS ARMY DRIVES EGYPTIANS BACK INTO SINAI AND GAZA.  There is no doubt the Holy One of Israel intervened to push back the powerful Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian forces. Israel’s victory was extremely devastating to the Arabs, who expected victory.  In six days the Arab forces lost almost their entire air forces and much of their armed weaponry.  In all, 11,000 Egyptians were killed, Jordan lost about 6,000, and Syria lost about 1,000. Israel, on the other hand, lost only about 700 fighters.

Although Jerusalem with her holy sites was the central prize, Israel also captured in those six miraculous days of 1967 the Golan Heights, Sinai, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank.  The ancient towns of Shechem, Shiloh, Bethel, Bethlehem, and Hebron were now within Israel’s borders.  By June 11, 1967, the Jerusalem Post headline read—200,000 AT WESTERN WALL IN FIRST PILGRIMAGE SINCE DISPERSION.   

In 1967, the fortunes of Jerusalem were restored as prophesied by the prophet Joel.  He wrote, “In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning My inheritance, My people Israel, for they scattered My people among the nations and divided up My land,” (Joel 3:1-2).  The first part of Joel’s prediction became reality during the Six-Day War, when Elohim restored many cities and holy sites in Jerusalem to the Jews. The once divided city was reunited, and the Western Wall was once again under Jewish control.  Forty years later, the gathering of all nations is gaining momentum, when the magnificent work of God will be displayed with speed and finality.


Almighty God designed His final work on Planet Earth to include divine dates of disaster and deliverance, connected in time and place to the pattern of His annual Festivals.  The Kingdom Calendar shows this correlation in very clear lines. 

In the last days, Jerusalem will endure turmoil, tragedy and destruction.  The area surrounding Jerusalem’s Temple Mount will be under the control of Gentile armies for a period of 42 months (1,260 days—Revelation 11:1-2; Point 9).  As Balak and Balaam had temporary control over Israel’s fate by 42 sacrifices (Numbers, chapter 22-24), likewise, Satan and Antichrist will gain transitory control over Israel through 42 sacrificial months.

We are advised to study Jerusalem’s final time prophecy related to the three and one-half years. “Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem [Point 13] until the anointed one, the ruler [Elijah], comes [Point 16], there will be seven ‘sevens’ [49 days], and sixty-two ‘sevens’ [434 days].  It [ Jerusalem ] will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in [the appointed] times of trouble,” (Daniel 9:25). 

Almighty God has revealed His omniscient power time and again by predicting future rulers, decrees and dates.  Only the Holy One of Israel could have designed the numbered days thousands of years in advance, and set into motion His redemptive plan.  The Kingdom Calendar, illuminating God’s remarkable alignment of timelines and God’s Festival dates, proves that we are nearing final events.  The great prophet Isaiah was instructed to go and warn stubborn Israel, “Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving. Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed,” (Isaiah 6:9-10).  This warning applies today to Jew and Gentile alike.  May YHVH open our eyes and minds to the lessons of history, which are examples of things to come!

The 70 Week prophecy represents God’s last days of mercy towards Israel and the city of Jerusalem.  Yeshua warned the generation of His day, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!… you say, If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets… Therefore, I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify, others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town… O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.  Look, your house is left to you desolate.  For I tell you, you will not see Me again until you say, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD,” (Matthew 23:29-39).  Within 40 years, Jerusalem was ransacked and burned, and the Jews scattered across the globe.

During the many centuries that followed in the Diaspora, Jews had no country to call their own; nevertheless, Hashem heard their many cries.  “Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD; The LORD looked down from His sanctuary on high, from Heaven He viewed the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death,” (Psalms 102:19-20).  El Shaddai heard the cries of Jacob from Hitler’s prisons and gas chambers, and out of the holocaust He gave birth to the final generation.

Seven is the number of perfection and completion, and themes of sevens are found throughout the Scriptures.  Peter asked Jesus (Matthew 18:21), “how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?”  The Messiah enlarged Peter’s thinking when He responded that the brethren be forgiven “seventy times seven” [490 times] (Matthew 18:22, KJV).  Jesus likely had the “seventy ‘sevens’ [490 days]” prophecy of Daniel 9:24 -27 in mind.  During the last 490 days of Israel’s history as a nation, God’s mercy will continue day after day even while Judaism is compromising with Antichrist and his spurious religion.  For many years, the Vatican has called for Jerusalem to become a “corpus separatum,” or “internationalized city,” open to people of all faiths, in order to remove it as a political capital for any nation.  One day Antichrist will walk onto the Temple Mount for his own glory, while the prophecies warn and God’s prophets condemn his detestable act. 


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Disclaimer: The following articles are from various news sources. The views expressed often do not represent those of this ministry.


Dec 6, 2019

As third elections loom, Netanyahu and Gantz vow to defeat each other

Dec 6, 2019

Likud: Netanyahu ready to serve only six more months

Dec 5, 2019

After Pompeo meet, Netanyahu says Israel has ‘full right’ to annex Jordan Valley

Dec 4, 2019

Netanyahu: Iran’s empire is tottering. Let’s make it totter even further

Dec 1, 2019

Nov 27, 2019

Rabbi: What’s Happening to Netanyahu Is God’s Judgement, Not An Accident

Nov 25, 2019

In north, Netanyahu says Tehran planning more attacks | The Times of Israel

Nov 21, 2019

Justice minister, other allies rally around Netanyahu after charges announced

Nov 21, 22019

Netanyahu rejects charges: Police set me up

Nov 20, 2019

Gantz concedes failure to form coalition, all but assuring new elections

Nov 20, 2019

Israel likely headed for third election after Netanyahu and Gantz can’t form government

Nov 20, 2019

23 killed as Israel strikes over 20 Iranian, Syrian regime targets – Arab Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post

Nov 20, 2019

Israel on war alert for Iranian reprisal after IDF assaults on Al Qods’ Syrian bases

Nov 20, 2019

Netanyahu: 'This is a great day for Israel'

Nov 18, 2019

Pompeo’s statement on settlements is a diplomatic turning point - Caroline Glick

Nov 13, 2019

Rabbi: Blessing Trump as King Shows He is the Final President Before the Return of Davidic Dynasty

Nov 12, 2019

Israel braces for violent night after over 200 rockets pound Jewish state

Nov 12, 2019

Israel is at war with Islamic Jihad. Tehran weighs opening northern fronts as punishment for Al-Atta killing

Nov 11, 2019

Islamic Jihad declares ‘We’re going to war,’ after IDF kills its strongman

Nov 6, 2019

Netanyahu: Iran’s decision to enrich uranium at Fordow endangers the world

Nov 5, 2019

Hamas warns it has enough rockets to target Tel Aviv for 'six months in a row'

Nov 5, 2019

Israel Is Preparing for Open War – The Atlantic

The senior ministers of the Israeli government met twice last week to discuss the possibility of open war with Iran.

Nov 1,2019

Netanyahu told ministers Trump can’t be counted on to act against Iran — report

Oct 29, 2019

Trump’s departing peace envoy hails ‘huge shift’ in neighbors’ ties with Israel

Oct 26, 2019

Jerusalem Post: Prepare for war – the right way

Oct 26, 2019

A strike on Israel by an emboldened Iran looms, but may not be imminent 

Oct 23, 2019

Israel on ‘high alert’ of cruise missile attacks from Iran – hold emergency meeting

Oct 23, 2019

Following Netanyahu’s Failure to Form a Government, What Comes Next?

Oct 22, 2019

Times of Israel: He’s in control now, but Gantz’s coalition chances no better than Netanyahu’s

October 21, 2019
Netanyahu gives up effort to form government, returns mandate

Oct 16, 2019

Israel's true failures on Iran

Oct 12, 2019

Rumblings quiet after Likud vote assures Netanyahu as party head, premier designate

Oct 8, 2019

Millions of Jews Worldwide to Pray for Forgiveness on Yom Kippur

Oct 8, 2019

Israel, bracing for Iranian assault, studies recent attack on Saudi oil facility

Oct 8, 2019

Israel shuts down for Yom Kippur

Oct 7, 2019

Netanyahu said pushing NIS 1b air defense plan to counter Iran threats | The Times of Israel

Oct 5, 2019

Israel’s top ministers to meet for first time in months, amid warnings on Iran

Oct 4, 2019

Right-wing bloc pledges to back only Netanyahu

Oct 4, 2019

Netanyahu Calls for National Unity government in the face of Iran threat

Oct 2, 2019

On 1st day of hearing, PM’s defense presents hundreds of pages of ‘new evidence’

Oct 2, 2019

Huge Iranian Guards base rising near Baghdad for missile-drone attacks on Israel

Oct 1, 2019

Iran Guards chief: Destroying Israel now not a dream but an 'achievable goal'

Sep 30, 2019

Nasrallah: We are prepared to enter 'occupied Palestine'

Sep 27, 2019

The IDF mulls pre-emptive strike to ward off planned Iranian attacks on the UAE and Israel

Sep 21, 2019

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Sep 20, 2019

First Israeli-Saudi air force collaboration for demolishing Iran’s Abu Kamal complex

Sep 15, 2019

Trump says he and Netanyahu discussed possible US-Israeli defense treaty

Sep 14, 2019


Sep 13, 2019

Meeting Putin after 3-hour wait, Netanyahu vows to stop Iran’s attacks on Israel

Sep 11, 2019

Netanyahu exposes previously unknown nuclear weapons site in Iran

Sep 11, 2019

Netanyahu to make 'dramatic announcement' Tuesday

PM to hold press conference with 'dramatic announcement' at 5:00 p.m. Israel time. Likud refusing to release details of announcement.

Sep 8, 2019

“A War with Hezbollah is Only a Question of Time” 

Sep 6, 2019


Sep 5, 2019

Israel said again mulling raid on Iran; thinks Trump, unlike Obama, won’t oppose

Sep 5, 2019

A glimpse into Israel's brain war against Iran

Aug 31, 2019

Will Iran strike back at Israel? US ally puts army on standby for imminent Tehran blitz

Aug 29, 2019

‘Watch out’: In tacit threat, IDF reveals details of Iran-Hezbollah missile plot

Aug 28, 2019

Israel to Hizballah: A crushing Israeli response will come – even for a “limited reprisal”

Aug 27, 2019

US Backs Israel’s Right to Self Defense as IDF Braces in North; Lebanese President Says Drone Attack was “Declaration of War”

Agu 25, 2019

Israel hits Iranian force in Syria to stop 'killer drones' - military

Aug 24, 2019

U.S. Officials Confirm Israel Struck Iranian Targets in Iraq

Aug 23, 2019

Back to the 2nd Intifada and Palestinian remote-control bombs. No leads to killer-terrorists

Aug 20, 2019

Eight ‘Eye to Eye’ Events; The 'God of Israel' will not allow an Arab State in Judea and Samaria.

Aug 15, 2019

Israel blocks Omar, Tlaib from entering country amid pressure from Trump

Aug 14, 2019

Preparing for Ezekiel 38:19? Israel’s Navy Leads Major Multinational Earthquake Drill

Aug 14, 2019

Russia lets Iranian-Hizballah forces redeploy opposite Syrian-Israel border

Aug 12, 2019

Israel's Yoav Galant: There will be a large-scale operation in Gaza

Aug 12, 2019

Israel's participation in Gulf security force opens its 5th front against Iran

Tehran says, “The illegitimate presence by the Zionists in the waters of the Persian Gulf could spark a war."  Tehran sees Israel’s Gulf role as the next step in the new game: the opening of a fifth front against Iran after Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

Aug 10, 2019

Israel’s Arrow 3 Missile Test Intercepts Iran-type Ballistic Missiles

Aug 7, 2018

Israel’s Amos 17 satellite successfully launched by SpaceX – DEBKAfile

Aug 6, 2019

Israel involved in US-led naval mission in Strait of Hormuz — foreign minister

July 29, 2019

Top Rabbi in Israel: We Must Build the Third Temple

July 28, 2019

Second Israeli attack on Iranian targets in E. Iraq reported by Iraqi sources

July 26, 2019

Things are heating up between Israel and Hezbollah in the Golan

July 25, 2019

IDF on high alert along northern border following Syria strikes

July 21, 2019

Hezbollah Moves Troops To The Israeli Border As It Prepares To Attack If A U.S.-Iran War Breaks Out

July 20, 2019

As sanctions choke Iran, Hezbollah said deploying for war on Israel’s border | The Times of Israel

July 15, 2019

Netanyahu: Some in Europe won’t wake up until Iran nukes land on them

July 10, 2019

Right After IDF Discovers Tunnel, Hamas Prepares for War with Israel with Surprise Gaza-Wide Drill

July 9, 2019

Netanyahu confers with Air Force chiefs, warns F-35s can reach Iran

July 5, 2019

Israel unveils ancient road 'where Jesus walked' to temple

July 2, 2019

Netanyahu: Iran’s breach of uranium cap marks ‘significant step’ toward nuke 

July 2, 2019

Iran official: If US attacks, Israel will be destroyed in half an hour 

June 28, 2019

Failed US cyber strike on Shiite rocket control systems in Lebanon stirs war fears in Israel

June 27, 2019

Iran said to be short of uranium limit but expected to reach it by weekend

June 27, 2019

Israeli F-35s train alongside US, UK in first international exercise

June 26, 2019

Earthquake Hits Dead Sea: Is it the First ‘Pre-Messiah’ Quake that’ll Turn it Into a ‘Garden of Eden’?

June 18, 2019

Olmert: Iran won't have a bomb, trust me

June 14, 2019

With glitz and glamor, Tel Aviv celebrates Mideast's largest Pride parade

June 11, 201

Netanyahu: Zarif is lying, we won't allow Iran to develop Nuclear weapons

May 19, 2019

Report: Israel will not join war with Iran unless attacked

May 19, 2019

IDF Deputy Chief of Staff to take part in NATO Military Committee meeting

May 15, 2019

4.5 Earthquake shakes Jerusalem, central Israel

May 6, 2019

US deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East to deter Iran

May 6, 2019

Iran’s Badr 3 missile debuts against Israel in Palestinian rocket offensive

May 5, 2019

Trump: We support Israel 100%, rockets will only bring Gazans ‘more misery’

May 5, 2019

Amidror: Iran behind the Gaza escalation

Apr 22, 2019

VIDEO: Israel wants to name Golan Heights town after Trump, Netanyahu says

Apr 19, 2019

Report: IAF Used New Supersonic Missile to Beat S-300 Russian Anti-Aircraft System in Attack in Syria

Apr 16, 2019

Netanyahu secures majority backing after right-wing parties recommend him as PM

Apr 15, 2019

Israel’s national security adviser to meet with Bolton for Iran talks | The Times of Israel

Apr 14, 2019

Satellite photos show damage from Syria strike attributed to Israel

Apr 13, 2019

Iranian forces said killed in reported Israel airstrike on Syria missile factory

Apr 11, 2019

The kids are all right-wing: Why Israel’s younger voters are more conservative

Apr 10, 2019

After tight race, Netanyahu to lead rightist bloc to center stage for a long haul

Apr 10, 2019

Huge Netanyahu Victory, Israeli Left Trashed, Orthodox Judaism Rules

Apr 2, 2019

Netanyahu & Putin meet urgently over Iran’s new command hub in Aleppo

Mar 29, 2019

IDF at peak readiness in Gaza sector, adds reinforcements after failed Egyptian truce bid

Mar 29, 2019

US redrawing official maps to include Golan as part of Israel

Mar 27, 2019

Source: Order for TLV Missile Strike Was Given by Iran

Mar 27, 2019

Fourth Gaza War May Start Friday or Saturday

Mar 26, 2019

Israeli air raids resume, Gaza rocket fired at Ashkelon as calm disintegrates

Mar 26,2019

IDF build-up continues in Gaza sector. More Hamas rockets expected this week

Mar 25, 2019

No ceasefire as IDF pounds Gaza all evening

Mar 25, 2019

Trump Signs Proclamation Recognizing Israel’s Sovereignty over Golan Heights