Are The Ancient Bible Prophecies Coming To Pass?
Peter Michael Martinez (UFA-Minneapolis)
Are we seeing the beginning of the world coming against Israel? Have we witnessed the beginning of the long prophesied gathering of nations against Jerusalem? The sober reality is that we are witnessing the gradual unfolding of ancient biblical prophecies which foretell of the gathering of all nations against Israel.
For so long Bible scholars presumed that, as the United States does not appear in scripture to come to the aid of Israel in the last days prophecy, it must therefore be that the United States is somehow neutralized as an ally to Israel.
What many Bible Prophecy theologians had not considered was that perhaps instead, the leadership of the United States would be infiltrated by those whose ideology and worldview agrees more with Israel’s mortal enemies, than with the traditional position of America. In fact, most are just now realizing that for all intents and purposes, Israel is already alone in many ways.
As the United States pushes further and further away from its Judeo/Christian worldview to a more humanistic and secular worldview, the stage is set for disconnection from Israel. If you have eyes to see, you will have discerned the change of direction.
Now with a world that is increasingly hostile to Israel while applying a double standard to the enemies of the land, the stage for the fulfillment of ancient prophecies are eerily assembling before our eyes.
Zechariah 14:1-4 “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.”
According to this ancient prophecy by the Hebrew Prophet Zechariah, at the time period known as “The Day Of The Lord” we see a SIGN even the most carnal and detached observer could discern.
He declares that “All Nations against Jerusalem” … or another way of saying it would be “United Nations Against Jerusalem” and that should sober us all up.
When we see the United Nations coming against Israel and Jerusalem and talking about having to “implement” a “two state solution” which means … by force … you know that we are witnessing the fulfillment of the prophecy … it’s just that simple.
As you can see, when the United Nations gather against Jerusalem, they find themselves fighting, not the Israeli military, but the Captain of the Hosts of Heaven.
If you’re looking for a “sign” that the end is coming, you don’t have to look very far beyond the gathering of nations against Israel.
According to then ancient prophecy …. The Messiah’s Feet will descend upon the Mount of Olives directly east of the Old City of Jerusalem and directly opposite the ancient Eastern Gate through which He is prophesied to come once again.
His arrival manifests at the time of Israel’s deliverance. He comes to defend His name which HE placed on the land.
In this ancient prophesy by the Hebrew Prophet Ezekiel, you read …
Ezekiel 36:5-7 “Therefore thus saith YHWH God; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.
6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen:
7 Therefore thus saith YHWH God; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame.”
Notice that in this prophecy the God of Israel makes a promise to the land itself. He says “I have lifted up mind hand” and in that declaration, he makes a promise to defend and protect the land.
What that means is that there will be no partitioning of the land in any peace agreement or any contract that will stand. When Jerusalem is divided and the prophecy fulfilled, you know that Messiah’s arrival is then imminent. The only way such a partitioning would occur would be by force of international arms against Israel.
According to the policies coming out of the United Nations today, there is increasing impatience with the pace of the peace process and some may now believe that conflict either directly or indirectly through proxies (Psalm 83 war) is the way to force the two state solution.
According to the United Nations, this is the way to go.
According to the ancient prophecy, Jerusalem is a trip wire. When you see the nations gathered together against her … look up … for your redemption draws near!