Return — TO THE JEW FIRST
Article VI ends with a temporary discourse of various writers in regard to the early Christian Church.
The following returns To The Jew First.
The Jews had been dispersed following the destruction of Jerusalem:
August 2, 1492 was the day Queen Isabella I of Castile, Spain and King Ferdinand of Aragon expelled the Jews. Specifically, a ship of Sephardic Jews — those who had lived in the Iberian Peninsula — made its way out of Spanish waters. The ship held the last Jews legally allowed in Spain, after they endured a terrible forced exodus from their homes, leaving behind all possessions. A very extensive history will reveal actions taken again the Jews to be very similar to those taken by Hitler.
The year 1492 is extremely important to Jews due to expulsion and the Spanish Inquisition in which Jews were forcibly converted to Catholicism by an individual named Father Tomas de Torquemada.
Some of the more fortunate expelled Jews were able to go to Turkey (which was secular at the time), others to surrounding nations most of whom did not welcome them and some were able to obtain passage on the ships used by Christopher Columbus, (Nina, Pinta or Santa Maria). Other ship Captain’s charged outrageous prices for travel and then threw the Jews overboard once they were away from the land.
Genesis 12 and the Blessings/Curses declaration of God came into effect and the formerly “Great” Spanish Empire, became a shadow of what it had been.
(A history of the Jews across the world from 1492 to 1900 is greatly in depth – any discourse would simply be too large for this writing.)
In 1917, a Jubilee Year for the Jews, the Balfour Declaration came from the Prime Minister of England, who happened to be a Christian aware of God’s love for Israel. This declaration took place just after World War I and declared Israel to be the land for the Jews.
England further reinforced this statement by conquering the land which was held by the Ottoman Muslim Empire. A man named General Edmund Allenby was successful in this endeavor. General Allenby traveled from the direction of Jacob’s Wells, which Abraham purchased (Genesis 33:19).
Once again going back to Genesis 12, Britain blessed the Jews, God blessed Britain, therefore Britain became the British Empire and extended throughout various areas of the world. However, around the time of World War II, the British Empire apparently began to persecute the Jews.
Then after the death of 6 million Jews in Germany by Hitler who was defeated in World War II, (with the loss of 60 million Gentiles and some Jews fighting as American Troops) an American President died.
The Vice President was raised to the Presidency. This was a man named Harry Truman, who had been instructed in Bible stories from a young age.
While serving in the Armed Forces as Harry Truman, he met a Jewish man and they became best friends. Following the war they tried opening various businesses, which unfortunately all failed.
Upon becoming President, Harry Truman insisted the United Nations must make Israel a nation, thus fulfilling the prophecy of Isa 66:8 “Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment?”:-
President Truman was visited by the Chief Rabbi of Israel, who told him “God placed you in your Mother’s womb for such a time as this”. President Truman cried. He also had a sign made up for his desk that said, “I am Cyrus”, referring to the release of the Jews in Babylonian captivity.
The next Jubilee year for the Jews was 1917 plus fifty = 1967. At this moment in time Israel was to be invaded by all the nations surrounding it. However, due to superior intelligence, Israel attacked by air at 7:15 a.m., flying below radar, completely destroying the enemy forces of air (airplanes, etc.). Utilizing World War II weapons, after six days of war, (with God’s supernatural intervention) for the first time in many centuries, the Jews walked freely in Jerusalem, their capital city called by God, the “Apple of My Eye”.
” Zec 2:8 For this is what the LORD Almighty says: “After he has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered you– for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye–“
Fifty years plus 1967 = 2017. At the time of the Jubilee the Trump must sound. Almost going over the time line, during the last month of the year, President Donald Trump sounded the Trump by declaring Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel. Worthy of mention is the fact that President Trump was born seventy years before taking office during the time of President Truman’s taking office. President Trump was seventy years, 7 months & 7 days old on his first day in office 2017 in God’s Hebrew year 5777.
The United States, China, and Russia are the leaders in the world of 2020 regarding power. Israel in the few years since God began calling Jews back to Israel is number 8, which is amazing considering it’s physical size. It is ranked 18 out of 138 in Defense.
Amos 9:15 states Israel will never be dispersed again. Unfortunately, most are coming back in “unbelief”, i.e. do not believe the Messiah has yet come.
Daniel’s time line of sixty two weeks of years leaves us with seven weeks of years to make up what is called the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble”, or The Tribulation.
There is some postulation that because Eze. 37, 38 have not yet occurred, as they do occur and as Israel sees the “God of heaven” in these supernatural events, (see below) they may still wish to end all possibilities of war and sign a “strong covenant”, with someone who comes to power quickly, who might be the Messiah, and seems the perfect coordinator for peace.
Scripture: “Eze 38:21 I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. 23 And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.'” (Insert: Gog=ruler and see Genesis 10:1-2 re. Magog as a person who dwelled in the area now called Russia.)
On the other hand, the absence of all Christians and Messianic Jews through a supernatural phenomena called “The Rapture” (discussed near the end of this publication entitled: Part II – WHY IS ALL THIS STUFF HAPPENING? – THE RAPTURE) may well trigger the “strong delusion” spoken of in:
Scripture: “2Th 2:9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders,10 and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”
Delusion: “they were all abducted by aliens in flying saucers”. “I think I saw a flash”
SCRIPTURE AND FULFILLMENT
The 1948 Prophecy
Isaiah 66:8, “Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once?”
Isaiah 66:8 is commonly referred to as the 1948 prophecy, (effected via President Harry Truman as noted above), because it is the year that Israel became a nation again (May 14, 1948). This was a major event on God’s prophetic timeline, as it is the foundation prophecy that “opens the door” for all of the other end of the age prophecies to be fulfilled, including Messiah’s Second Coming.
The 1967 Prophecy
Isaiah 66:8-9, “For as soon as Zion (Jerusalem) was in labor, she gave birth to her children. Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the Lord. “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.”
Psalm 102:16,18, “For the Lord shall build up Zion (Jerusalem); He shall appear in His glory. The prophet declares that when the Lord builds up Zion (Jerusalem), He (Yeshua) will appear in His glory. He continues to state, “this is written for the generation to come.”
This is a prophecy of Messiah’s Second Coming, as it correlates with similar descriptions by Zechariah and John the Revelator (Zechariah 14, Revelation 14:14-20, Revelation 19:11-16).
After Isaiah prophesies of Israel becoming a nation again (Isaiah 66:8), and also the children of Israel recapturing Jerusalem as their capital (Isaiah 66:8-9, Psalm 102:16,18), he continues God’s prophetic timeline with a prophecy of Messiah’s Second Coming.
Isaiah states “Isaiah 66:14-16, “When you see this,” which means when you see Israel become a nation again (1948) and the children of Israel recapture Jerusalem as their capital (1967), “the Lord will come with fire and with His chariots, like a whirlwind, to render anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword the Lord will judge all flesh; And the slain of the Lord shall be many.”
Keep in mind, this prophecy was written approximately 3,000 years ago, so the “generation to come” is the 1967 generation. In other words, the prophet is declaring that when the children of Israel recapture Jerusalem as their capital, which occurred on June 5-10, 1967, and when the Lord builds up Zion, which has occurred to such an amazing extent as noted above and here: (Hebrew language, science, natural resources, military, medicine (cures for diseases), settlements, desert blossoming like a rose, et cetera), – then Messiah will appear in His glory, which is His Second Coming!
(More to Come)