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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Current & Past News About Israel & Surrounding Countries Affecting Israel

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

 

Sep 14, 2019

NETANYAHU: WE WILL HAVE NO CHOICE BUT START MILITARY CAMPAIGN IN GAZA

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

WAR INEVITABLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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

Mar 25, 2019

IDF Attack on Gaza has Begun

Mar 24, 2019

IDF ramps up defense presence on Golan border following Trump recognition announcement

Mar 24,2019

Netanyahu meets Trump at the White House at start of US visit

Mar 23, 2019

US boosts forces in Iraq/Syria, backing recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Mar 23, 2019

In rare TV interview, PM lashes out at opponents, accuses them of ‘blood libel’

Mar 22, 2019

Pompeo says Trump may have been sent by God to save Jews from Iran

Mar 22, 2019

Israeli leaders gush over Trump’s Golan recognition, ‘a Purim miracle’

Mar 22, 2019

Israeli PM welcomes Trump's Golan Heights decision

Mar 22, 2019

Pompeo: Trump Recognizes 'Hard-Fought Real Estate' on Golan Heights Should be Israel's

Mar 21, 2019

Trump: Time for US to ‘fully recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights’

Mar 21, 2019

Guide to the Perplexed: End of Days and Purim

Mar 21, 2019

Are the Temple Vessels Ready for Purim?

Mar 20, 2019

Meeting Pompeo, Netanyahu calls for recognition of Israeli Golan Heights

Mar 18, 2019

Netanyahu vows to build new West Bank housing following terror attack

Mar 14, 2019

IDF launches airstrikes on Gaza targets after rockets fired at Tel Aviv

Mar 13, 2019

Like it or not, Israel has no plans to leave the Golan Heights

Mar 12, 2019

Netanyahu: Israel in close contact with 6 Arab countries

Mar 4, 2019

US THAAD deployed for first time in Israel for joint drill

Our political sources also reveal that, by the THAAD deployment to Israel, the Trump administration demonstrates how far it is ready to go to defend this country against Iranian threats – and also whom Washington prefers to see in charge of Israel’s security.

Mar 3, 2019

Open Letter From Sanhedrin to Donald Trump Concerning Dividing the Land of Israel and Jerusalem

Mar 1, 2019

A serious blow to Likud, Netanyahu won't be able to form coalition - poll

Feb 28, 2019

BREAKING: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu indicted in 3 cases of bribery & corruption.

Feb 26, 2019

Israel seeks Russia’s approval to operate against Iran in Syria – TV7 Israel News 25.02.19

Feb 22, 2019

Shooting for the moon, engineers cheer successful launch of Beresheet

Feb 21, 2019

Israels first moon mission set for liftoff from Florida on Thursday

Feb 20, 2019

Israel unveils Rafael's new advanced bunker buster missile, 'Rocks'

Feb 16, 2019

The US and Israel drill Iranian missile attack scenario in joint military exercise

Feb 15, 2019

History is changing course

Formally the U.S. and Poland were behind the summit, but the main focus – the issue that Netanyahu has positioned atop the international agenda – was stopping Iran's expansion.

Feb 14, 2019

Netanyahu Says He's Rallying International Support for War with Iran

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Feb 13, 2019

Slamming Europe over Iran stance, Netanyahu heads to Warsaw for Mideast summit

Feb 13, 2019

Netanyahu Confirms Syria Strike: Israel Operating Constantly Against Iran in Syria

Feb 11, 2019

Israel spying on Iran from Afghanistan - reports

Feb 10, 2019

Report: Israel spying on Iran from US air base in Afghanistan

Feb 10, 2019

Netanyahu to meet Pence, Pompeo at Polish Middle East summit

Feb 9, 2019

Poll shows Likud-led coalition winning out no matter if Gantz and Lapid merge

Feb 8, 2019

Israel, U.S. to begin massive air force drill amid northern tension

Jan 30, 2019

Iran vows to annihilate Israel, amid escalation – TV7 Israel News 30.01.19 

Jan 27, 2019

Likud minister Gallant: Israel has plan to boot Iran from Syria

Jan 24, 2019

Iron Dome batteries in Greater Tel Aviv and the South against possible hostilities

Jan 23, 2019

Netanyahu mocks top Iranian general: ‘Look at the state of your bases in Syria’

Jan 22, 2019

INSS: Israel could face three-front war in 2019

Jan 21, 2019

IDF: Iran’s Al Qods aimed the Fateh-110 missile at Golan, which Iron Dome intercepted

Jan 12, 2019

Report: Israel attacks Damascus airport arms depot

Jan 12, 2019

Netanyahu said invited to anti-Iran conference in Warsaw alongside Arab FMs

Jan 5, 2019

The uncertainty to come in the Middle East

Logic does not always prevail ‎in the Middle East, especially as the region lies under the menacing ‎specter of Iran, which is trying to increase its ‎influence.‎

Jan 1, 2019

As 2019 begins, Israel’s population stands at 9 million