One of the most important end time prophecies is Israel becoming a nation again.
There are a lot of other end time prophecies to stem from that, but I will be doing only one end time prophecy at a time. But since this is my first end time prophecy I’m writing about, I will mention that there must be another Jewish temple in Jerusalem, sacrifices will begin again at the temple, the antichrist will desecrate the temple and stop the sacrifices, etc.
All these things indicate that Israel has to be in their land at the time. To some that might not be a big deal on the surface. So Israel has to become a nation, whatever. But when you breakdown the history of the Jews, this is a miracle in itself. They have been persecuted for over 2500 years. They haven’t been a sovereign nation since 586 BC when they were conquered by Babylon. They just went through a massacre from Hitler before settling again into their homeland back on May 14, 1948.
A study of that, will show you that they were promised a lot from the British Government and received very little of the land by the time they declared their independence. Once they did, the surrounding nations came to attack them right away and God helped them with their victory. In 1967 in the six days war they had a miraculous victory while being outnumbered. In 1973 the Yom Kippur happened and once again they were attacked, but God has made it clear that Israel is there to stay. They will have a rough 3 and half years in the last half of the Tribulation, but then again so will everyone still on Earth.
The book of Daniel in the Old Testament has some of the most helpful end time prophecies in the Bible. Many of them will be end time posts. He mentions the abomination that causes desolation in Daniel 12:11. That is one of the scriptures of the antichrist stopping the sacrifices and defiles the temple during the end times.
The Fig Tree is mentioned many times in the Old and New Testament. In many passages it is a symbol of Israel.
Matthew 24 is one of the chapters in the New Testament when Jesus talks about his second coming and the end of the age. Jesus goes through many of these signs, of which will be future posts, which describe the End Times and His return. Please note End Times does not in any way refer to the end of the world. The End Times and His soon return refer to the days leading up to the Tribulation, the 7 year tribulation, and after the Tribulation the time leading up to his 1,000 year reign of Earth.
Jesus in Matthew 24:32-34 states: 32“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
My favorite teachers all feel this verse states that the generation that saw Israel become a nation in 1948 will not pass. I have looked over other arguments for and against and have no reason to believe it doesn’t. Those who state they don’t believe this verse says that, think it’s too vague. Maybe. But they do recognize that Israel is considered the Fig Tree throughout the Bible. Why is the placement of this verse stating this generation shall certainly not pass, so close to the Fig Tree verse?
There is much to learn on this subject and the goal of my blog is to mainly get your feet wet so you will want to study more on it. For more details visit the websites to the right of this blog.
There is one thing I can tell you. I’m seeing most of the end time prophecies coming together and Israel is now in the land. If you ask my opinion, this generation will not pass.
UPDATE: Since the search engine is hitting this page a lot lately I wanted to give it a quick update. First I have started a new blog to serve as a daily inspirational to remind us that we need to get back to our first love which is Jesus and two, realize the time period we are living in. When I did this page it was one small story of many I hope to write on end time prophecies. Just in the last few weeks I have added more end time prophecies that you can view over in the Category section. Just click on “End Times Prophecy” and all the ones I have to date will be in there. Many of those I have done to date are Israel being back in the land in the last days.
I want to encourage you to bookmark my sight and visit it occasionally. You can see if you like it or if it can help you in your search or walk with Jesus.