Christian view of Israel & Palestine
25th March 2010, mgh,hej
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FACE="Arial, sans-serif">God's Witness to the Christian faith: Israel
- 2. A Nation as Witness to God's... Existence
- 3. Restoration of Israel: Evidence of... God's Mercy
- 4. New Testament supports the Old... Testament Prophets
- 5. How ought Christians view the... issue of Israel and the Palestinians?
- 6. Jesus On Jerusalem
- 7. How would Christ view dividing... Jerusalem?
1) God's Witness to the Christian faith: Israel
The daily news is the greatest evidence there is for the existence of a powerful Creator. Israel is the grit in the world oyster, evidence that the Gospel is the pearl without price (Matthew 13:46). At the pearl's centre is Jerusalem.
If Israel is grit, Jerusalem is to be a heavy stone. Once Jerusalem was relatively unimportant. For example, at the time of the writing of the Koran it was so unimportant that it was not once mentioned in the Koran, by any name. But the God of the Bible said at a specific time,
In that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples. All who lift it shall be cut in pieces, and all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it. (Zechariah 12:3)
History has shown the world 'that day' that God appointed was June 7, 1967. The effects of 'that day' are still felt worldwide as the nations pressure Israel about the 1967 border. America has already been cut for taking hold of the issue of Jerusalem. It is powerful evidence that,
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret unto his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)
The Apostle Paul stated some would see the power of God at work and have great faith, whereas others would not believe,
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:13-17)
We were asked what early documents establish that Rosh of Ezekiel 38 is Russia. The answer is in 2 parts, as we explain the trajectory from fulfilled prophecy in history to prophecy yet to be fulfilled.
The Revelation 12 Sign
There is much written about the sun, moon and planets aligning on in September 2017. We have many reasons for suspecting that 2017 will be a prophetically significant year, and the time of the Jewish feast of Sukkot could be more significant than any other time, but we need to understand the scripture before we consider the stars.
Cyrus the Great encouraged the Jews to rebuild their Temple and return to their homeland.
What the world leaders intend and what God directs may be different things. In this case of the US Administration's action in the UN Security Council the Bible, with an amazing track record, both predicted the situation and indicates the future, which won't be as they hoped. They are on the wrong side of the Maker of history.