The Bible is clear in both Daniel and Ezekiel that Israel would be reborn in the End Times. A couple thousand years later, and still no Israel. Hmmm, maybe that wasn’t meant to be taken literally. Anybody got a Plan B? I know. The writer probably meant something else. He probably meant that “The Israel of God” was referring to the church. Yes, of course, Israel has been replaced by us, the church! lol
However, if you don’t get Israel right, you don’t get Prophecy right!
Then there was that fateful day, May 14, 1948. Israel was back. God is faithful and keeps His promises! He made an unconditional covenant with her that He alone is responsible to keep.
The ancient country of Israel was spectacularly re-established in the land of Palestine. According to the Bible, this one event more than any other possible events occurring in the world today, should tell us that the coming of Christ is near.
In Matthew 24:32, Jesus says, “Now learn the parable of the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; even so you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near – right at the door. Israel and the fig tree are closely linked (Hosea 9:10, Nahum 3:12, and Luke 13:6-9 for starters)
Israel was dormant – no branches from 70 A.D. til 1948. Now she has put forth leaves!
So according to Matthew 24:36, the generation alive when “the fig tree blossoms” is the last generation.
Wait a minute. Is Jesus really going so far as to tell us the generation of His return? John MacArthur said in his commentary, that the generation is the one alive at the time of those final hard labor pains. Some would say this is dangerously close to date-setting. I don’t see a generation as a date. #justsayin’
Since Israel has become a nation again after almost 2000 years, against all odds, the End Times clock has started ticking.
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock….