Posted BY: Terry James
We have looked many times at how, in our view of end-times matters, there is no more significant indicator of where this generation stands on God’s prophetic timeline than the nation Israel. We often point out that God’s chosen nation being front and center in today’s news is why we believe the stage is now set for all final prophecies to begin the process of fulfillment.
Israel’s very existence is a miracle of first order. The Jewish people have been hunted and hated and had genocide perpetrated against them by history’s most horrific tyrants. Yet they were reborn as a nation in 1948, following perhaps the most maliciously ambitious of all genocides–the Holocaust inflicted by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime.
Yet there they are, just where God’s prophetic Word said they would be at the time when Christ’s Second Advent nears. They reside between enemies that practically encircle them. They are in but a tiny portion of the land God says belongs to them–and they are there so located and so land-limited because they have failed to possess the great expanse God promised them. They have always, as a people, refused to occupy their rightful place in the world as God directs them to do.