A Prophecy summary, January 2023

When will Jesus Christ return? When will the Tribulation begin? What do the prophecies really say? I here offer summarized results of my study on Biblical prophecy, which has been ongoing for forty-two years. This is entirely my own work, avoiding the common pitfalls of parroting standard interpretations and predictions.

INTRODUCTION

This is a monstrously long post: scroll down to find the juicy bits, if you aren’t up to a long read.

A lot of Biblical prophecies are yet to be fulfilled. I’ve put the bulk of them into categories below. I’ve made some brief comments, and given a few relevant Bible references in each category. At the end of these notes, which are in no particular order, I’ve commented a little on important implications of prophecies regarding the nation of Israel. Finally, I’ve provided a long list of Scripture references relating to Israel’s history and future.

Some very specific prophecies appear to be in process of fulfillment in our time. An alternative to this conclusion is that the enormous set of incredible coincidences which appear to make up this fulfilment are just that-incredible coincidences-and will all have to repeat at some time in the future. The only other option is that the Bible is not the Word of God. I subscribe firmly to the belief that we are near the time of Christ’s return.

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A large number of teachers and so-called “experts” are making predictions and claiming Biblical accuracy, or that the Lord has told them something, who are either greatly mistaken or just in it for the money. It’s my experience that you have to carefully weigh up what any of them say, because many or most of them are wrong about a number of things, due to a blanket and unquestioning acceptance of the standard interpretation of Bible prophecy. Some distort and invent prophetic meaning and apply it to current events, and in that way sell a lot of books and videos. Be very careful: this is part of the deception foretold by Jesus.

I am selling nothing. I don’t want your money or your admiration. I have endeavored to distil my knowledge and views to be as Biblical as possible, and to avoid speculating. I am not here offering much opinion on present-day fulfillment of prophecy besides that relating to Israel: you can make your own observations about our present world in relation to the prophecies. However, I will say that I think the more you look the more you will find striking parallels.

The most powerful, relevant prophecies of end times relate to the modern state of Israel. These notes are found further down the list.

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BIBLICAL SIGNS OF END TIMES EVENTS

AN INCREASE IN WICKEDNESS/ IMMORALITY

 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold (Matthew 24:12).

And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts (Revelation 9:21).

For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way (2 Thessalonians 2:7).

Paul described a culture in collapse: it is very similar to what is happening in our time around the Western world, where things that are detestable to God are being given free reign. (Romans 1:18-32).

A DECREASE IN REAL LOVE

Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold (Matthew 24:12).

A FALLING AWAY FROM THE GENUINE FAITH

that day will not come until the rebellion occurs (2 Thessalonians 2:3 NIV).

that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first (the above reference in NKJV).

Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold (Matthew 24:12).

Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8 NKJV).

A GLOBALISED POLITICAL SYSTEM

A global governance will take control of you and your nation, effectively forming a loose but powerful empire. This movement is in process mow and gaining pace. Multiple organizations of unelected individuals are working to make you comply to their wishes, among them the World Economic Forum and their “Great Reset”. Governments are increasingly made up of people who will promote this movement. In the future, according to Scripture, nations will remain (Ezekiel 38:1-6; Revelation 11:18) but with a huge loss of sovereignty and individual freedom. Prophecies of world empires speak of past kingdoms which held sway over the bulk of the world: there is a final empire to come, with more power over what you do, think and say than ever before. This empire will be a last days version, or extension, or continuation of ancient Rome (but not called Rome). It includes the United States.

Daniel chapters 2 and 7.

Revelation chapters 13 and 17.

A MINGLING OF ETHNICITIES. ALLIANCES OF NATIONS, WITHOUT REAL UNITY

And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed (Daniel 2:42-44).

A GLOBALISED FINANCIAL SYSTEM

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name (Revelation 13:16-18).

GLOBALISED COMMUNICATIONS

John described a future speed of communications not possible in his time:

For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.

But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them (Revelation 11:9-11).

PREVELENCE OF FALSE RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHIES, DESTROYED AT THE END BY ANTICHRIST

The dominance of false religion can be traced through all past world empires. In Scripture, a harlot is someone who indulges in worship of other Gods besides the true God, and who encourages others to do the same. This worship, particularly by someone once associated with the Lord, is called spiritual adultery.

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”

Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. The name written on her forehead was a mystery: babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes and of the abominations of the earth (Revelation 17:1-5).

PERSECUTION

Persecution of Christians and Jews will come first from the Harlot-the source of past persecutions- and then from the kingdom of the Beast:

I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus (Revelation 17:6).

The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them (Revelation 13:5-7).

THIS PERSECUTION IS ASSOCIATED WITH A WORLDWIDE AND HISTORY-LONG CONCERTED REBELLION AGAINST THE GOD OF THE BIBLE

Why do the nations conspire
    and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
    and the rulers band together
    against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,
“Let us break their chains
    and throw off their shackles.”

The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
    the Lord scoffs at them
(see all of Psalm 2)

Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. But the beast was captured (Revelation 19:19-20).

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DECEPTION

Daniel was told that in that future time “truth will be thrown to the ground” (Daniels 8:12). The focus of Jesus Christ’s prophecy of that time was a warning of huge and multi-faceted deception, which would be so effective that if it were possible, “even the elect” would be led astray (Matthew 24:24). And Paul’s own warning also drew attention to end-times rampant deception and lies. This coming deception would be allowed by God in order to once and for all divide the saved from the unsaved:

The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).

Deception comes in many forms today, including the falsehoods and corruption of government, false religions, evolutionism designed to strip us of our faith, false philosophies which claim, among other things, that you can choose your gender, and false teachings, false miracles and fake ministers within the Church. All these are far more common than they were fifty years ago.

TALK OF SECURITY OR/AND PEACE-POSSIBLY RELATING TO ISRAEL IN PARTICULAR-WHICH WILL NOT BE REAL OR LASTING

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape (1Thessalonians 5:3).

When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.(Daniel 8:25).

“Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? (Ezekiel 38:14).

THE GOSPEL WOULD FIRST BE PREACHED IN ALL NATIONS

I used to assume from this verse that everyone in the world would have to hear the gospel before the return of Jesus could happen, but that’s not what Jesus said:

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Matthew 24:14).

JEWS WOULD BE REGATHERED INTO THEIR ANCIENT HOMELAND

These prophecies concerning Israel have been and still are in process of fulfilment. The relevant Scriptures are listed below.

WHILE REGATHERING Israel would prosper and its population would increase to fill the land. That is happening.

NATIONS SURROUNDING Israel would consider the land, especially Jerusalem, to belong to them. They do.

ONCE ISRAEL IS REGATHERED AND PROSPERING the land will be invaded from the north.

INVADERS will recognize that the nation is newly regathered to the land and is prospering.

JERUSALEM will be the center of tensions. It has been since 1967 and continues to be.

JERUSALEM will be divided, as the U.N. and most governments of the world, including the US Democratic party today have already decided must happen.

NATIONS said in Scripture to come against Israel are opposed to Israel today, and are allied. Some such as Iran, have vowed to destroy Israel.

ARMAGEDDON will be fought close to Jerusalem, and “all nations of the world” will be involved.

PART OF THE END TIMES WAR AND BATTLE SCENARIO WILL BE A HUGE ARMY MARCHING INTO THE MIDDLE- EAST FROM THE EAST

Revelation 16:12, and 9:16

The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number.

In John’s day no such army was possible: now it is.

AT THE VERY END, SEVERE NATURAL DISASTERS WILL OCCUR

But immediately after the suffering of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken (Matthew 24:29).

TIME LIMITS ON THE LITERAL FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECIES CONCERNING ISRAEL

There are two challenges to the entire Israel regathering “scenario” (to use a prophetic cliché) which, rather than being negatives, may be clear indication-the clearest we have-that our present age will see the Tribulation and so the return of Jesus Christ. Together with any fulfillment of the other signs we see today, we can perhaps commit ourselves to the idea that the coming of Christ is soon. The alternative is a metaphorical, unknowable, vague interpretation of Scripture, in which we can’t be sure of anything, and which suggests falsely that God wishes to confuse billions of people.

CHALLENGE 1: THE “SECOND” RETURN FROM EXILE

The first challenge concerns a Biblical limit to the number of returns of the nation from total exile. Isaiah wrote:

In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant of his people…he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth (Isaiah 11:11-12).

In the Bible only two returns are allowed from total exile. Isaiah’s “second time” may possibly translate simply as a repeat. However, the principle remains. The first return in the sixth century BC occurred after ancient Israel-the northern kingdom-was destroyed by Assyria, and after Judah was invaded and carried off by the the Babylonians. Read about this return in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Some may try to claim that Isaiah’s prophecy was fulfilled in Nehemiah’s day, but there are two huge problems with this view. First, they have to explain away a lot of God’s promises in this passage, and secondly Scripture makes clear that the exiles returned the first time specifically from Babylon:

Now these are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive to Babylon (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to their own town) (Ezra 2:1).

In contrast, the Isaiah return-the second return-is:

from the four quarters of the earth (Isaiah 11:11-12).

Likewise, the Ezekiel account of the regathering of Israel is from all nations, not just Babylon:

In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety (Ezekiel 38:8).

God’s promises to the nation of Israel upon their second return include complete and permanent peace and security. That has not happened in any past event.

A FAKE RETURN OF AN ENTIRE NATION FROM EXILE?

The second return to the land began in 1948, when the United Nations officially allowed for a new state of Israel in the ancient homeland. The claims of some that the present-day state of Israel, and the current regathering is bogus and the real one refers to the Church, or is yet future, don’t fit the facts or the rest of Scripture. If the miraculous events of the past several decades and the struggles between Israelis and their neighbors and the world are not those prophesied, they are an incredibly realistic and detailed dress-rehearsal. Also, believing that the real return is yet future demands, according to Scripture, that the current inhabitants of the land are to be driven out by some huge war or other disaster and sent back into exile in all nations of the world. The land would have to be invaded and claimed by enemies again, and then left empty and waste for a very long period of time.

Scripture speaks of the prophesied regathering as replenishing a desolate land:

In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate (Ezekiel 38:8).

In 1867, almost 1800 years after Jews were driven from the land by the legions of Rome, Mark Twain travelled through the land before the present-day regathering began. He wrote:

“Palestine is desolate and unlovely. And why should it be otherwise? Can the curse of the Deity beautify a land?” (From “The Innocents Abroad”).

How many times in the course of human history can the incredible set of events prophesied actually play out, in such an amazing series of what would have to be “coincidences”, as they have over the last several decades? It seems to me that either the 20th/21st century restoration of Israel-the current one-must be the second regathering spoken of in Isaiah, or we would have to accept that the prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel and others were accurate but at the same time wrong, and therefore didn’t speak the word of God at all. In that case, no Biblical scripture could be trusted. Jesus was wrong to quote Isaiah as much as he did, and was himself a charlatan. We would in this case be without a savior.

Also, when you consider other conditions in our world at this time in relation to Biblical prophesies, it seems obvious that there’s much more than just coincidence at work here.

CHALLENGE 2: THE INVASION OF A LAND RECENTLY REGATHERED

The other time-issue concerns a Biblical limit on the time which can transpire between the regathering of Jews to the land and end times events. To my knowledge nobody seems to notice this: it’s a “between-the-lines” prophecy. Prophecies in Ezekiel foretell an international assault on Israel and the Middle-East in general ending in God’s clear and decisive intervention, after which the whole world will know there is a God who is still the Protector of Israel. This assault is said to come, in the eyes of the invaders soon after the return from exile. The attackers say to themselves:

I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land. (Ezekiel 38:12).

God says through Ezekiel that they will come:

…against a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate (Ezekiel 38:8).

The Ezekiel invasion is, therefore, not long after the return from exile, but long enough (as I will show later) for the nation to proper and grow in population. Today Israel is blooming, growing internally, prosperous and filling up with Jews and converts from all over the globe.

HOW LONG IS “RECENT” IN SCRIPTURE?

The above Ezekiel passage and others indicate that Israel will be invaded by nations who recognize that its regathering is recent. So the very large question is, just how long a time period, scripturally-speaking, could be considered “recent”? Here’s my theory.

Jews, says the prophecy, upon regathering from the nations of the world, would boom in population and in economic success (Scripture references given below). Something like this would naturally take some time, but it has happened in just a few decades. Aliyah has continued apace for several decades. You can find online compiled annual figures for Aliyah (return to the land).

We Bible students know that to the Lord “a thousand years is as a day”, so using that scale of what time seems like to God, the “recent” period from the regathering of Israel to the invasion could be many thousands of years. However, in contrast, Israel (Jews and those from the northern tribes who had joined with Judah) were expelled from their land for seventy years in ancient times (Ezra 1:1) and God had told Isaiah many centuries BC that Ephraim was “about to” be judged by Assyria (Isaiah 8:7 NIV). That “about to” period was sixty-five years (7:8).

The two ideas of something in human history being recent, and “thousands of years”, don’t fit together well to us mortals, and the invading force of end-times in Ezekiel chapter 38 certainly wouldn’t see an event thousands of years previous as being recent. God’s words, “sixty-five years” were meaningful as a relatively short time-period to Isaiah, and perhaps to us, but thousands of years or even hundreds are not. The idea of a short time period in Ezekiel must be seen as being truly recent to humans-not thousands of years long.

I’m not setting dates by saying that sixty-five years is the time period we must look for, but it seems logical that it’s a “ball-park” number. It could actually be fifty, or seventy, eighty, or more. Or it could be less. At what point would the regathering of Israel not be considered by its invaders to be recent any more? And when exactly would the “prophetic clock” for this prophecy start ticking: 1948? 1967? Perhaps it would start when the majority of Jews had returned from the nations- the year 1990, or 2010 or 2025.

WEST BANK AND GAZA

We could create a maximum time of fulfillment so that, say, seventy-five years from the dwindling of returnees to the land from the nations would take us to the year 2085. This would be the very latest date we could reasonably expect the prophecies of Ezekiel to be fulfilled. Alternatively, If we add sixty-five years to 1967, the year Israelis regained their ancient capital which figures so highly in last-days prophecy, we get the year 2032.

The Ezekiel invasion of Israel and the Middle-East must take place in a time period reasonably soon after Israel’s regathering. The alternative is that Bible prophecies regarding end-times are either greatly allegorized and impossible to make clear sense of, or are simply untrue and therefore not the Word of God.

A THIRD TEMPLE?

According to a popular and most obvious interpretation of a prophecy known as “Daniel’s 70 Weeks”, found in Daniel chapter 9, a third Jewish temple must be built exactly on the site of the previous two. However, a highly revered Islamic holy site controlled by Jordanian officials is in its place. Will the temple be rebuilt? In present circumstances it seems impossible. The entire Islamic world would be vehemently and violently opposed to this happening, and the Israeli government and certainly the leftist political scene in Europe and America has no intention of allowing such a thing. This is not necessarily an obstacle. God is able to go around or through any force or eventuality, and if he has said there will be a temple, there will be a temple.

Don’t call me a heretic-yet-but I have wondered, given the seeming impossibility, whether there will actually be a third temple built before or during the Tribulation. Yes, several trusted Bible versions, such as ESV, NKJV and NASB tell us Paul said that Antichrist will be revealed by sitting in the temple (2 Thessalonians 2:4). In slight contrast the NIV says that Antichrist “sets himself up in God’s temple”. However, all the above versions quote Jesus, in his “Olivet Discourse”, as saying that Antichrist will be “standing in the holy place” (Matthew 24:15).

Today, Jews will not tread just anywhere on the temple mount (even if they’re allowed up there) for fear of accidentally standing on the spot of “the holy place”, in case just standing on that spot even by mistake will be an offense to God. Could it be that Paul, when he said Antichrist will sit in the temple, overstated the prophecy, or that his words were wrongly recorded? Will Antichrist simply ascend the temple mount as it is now, and knowingly stand on that special spot to stake his claim, without having need of a holy of holies, or even a temple?

In Daniel’s prophecy of the seventy weeks the NKJV, NASB and the ESV versions don’t mention the temple. Instead they cryptically say that “… on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate” (Daniel 9:27b).

But isn’t the daily sacrifice put to an end by Antichrist? It will, or has it perhaps already been put to an end by “the prince who will come” (Daniel). Could the prince referred to there ultimately be Satan? In this case, he’s already put an end to sacrifice, in 70 AD with the help of Rome, since the crucifixion of Jesus negated the need for any more sacrifice.

So what of Paul’s words to the Thessalonians where he used the word “temple”? Indeed. And what of John’s mention of the temple in Revelation chapter 11″? It seems so obvious that there has to be a temple…but I can’t help wondering. We know that some Old Testament prophecies fulfilled in the past were not clear to many or to anyone until after the fact. In prophecy God wants to demonstrate that He knows the end from the beginning.

In any case, the building of the temple is really not greatly significant to the timing of last days events. Trump arranged for the building of an American embassy in Jerusalem, and had it done all in very short time, against the will of most of the world: an indicator of how quickly a temple could be erected on the temple mount once the decision is made. New political arrangements or even a war could make the building of a third temple much more straightforward.

MY THOUGHTS

If a new temple is built it will go up quickly. If not really needed, all that remains is for that man-Antichrist-to ascend the present-day slope to the temple mount, and to stand there claiming to be God or to be speaking for God. At that point, we will be three and half years from the return of the King.

ISRAEL IN SCRIPTURE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

THE LAND OF CANAAN WAS PROMISED TO ABRAHAM’S DESCENDANTS…

Genesis 13: 14 – 17

Genesis 17: 8

…THROUGH THE LINEAGE OF ISAAC, NOT ISHMAEL:

Genesis 17: 18 – 21

THE PROMISE IS IRREVOCABLE – IT CANNOT BE CANCELLED:

Jeremiah 31: 35 -37

Romans 11:25– 32

Isaiah 49: 14 – 18

EXILE FROM THE LAND WAS A PART OF GOD’S JUDGEMENT ON ISRAEL’S REBELLION:

Deuteronomy 28, especially v.63 – 65

THE FIRST COMPLETE EXILE WAS TO BABYLON:

Daniel 1: 1 – 2

Ezra 5: 11 – 16

THE SECOND WAS TO ALL NATIONS:

Ezekiel 36: 16 – 19

Ezekiel 36: 3

Matthew 23: 33 – 39

GOD SAID THE SECOND EXILE WAS TO BE THE LAST:

Isaiah 11:10– 16

Ezekiel 37: 21 – 25

JEWS WOULD BE MIRACULOUSLY  REGATHERED TO THEIR LAND BEFORE THE LAST DAYS:

Ezekiel 38: 8 – 9

Ezekiel 39 21 – 29

Zephaniah 2: 1 – 3

THE WASTE-LAND WOULD BECOME FERTILE AND DENSELY POPULATED:

Ezekiel 36: 8 – 12

Ezekiel 36: 30 – 38

Joel 3:1-2

ISRAEL’S ENEMIES WOULD SAY THAT THE LAND WAS THEIRS:

Ezekiel 36: 1 – 7

Ezekiel 35

ISRAEL WOULD NOT REPENT OF THEIR REBELLION UNTIL THE RETURN OF JESUS:

Ezekiel 36: 22, 23, 31, 32

Ezekiel 39: 21 – 29

Romans 11:25– 27

JERUSALEM WOULD BE A SOURCE OF ANGER AND TURMOIL FOR THE NATIONS:

Zechariah 12: 1 – 10, especially 2, 3

Zechariah 14: 1 – 19, especially 2, 3

Matthew 24: 14 – 22

Revelation 16: 1 – 2

THE SO-CALLED ‘OCCUPIED WEST BANK’ IS ‘JUDAH’ IN PROPHECY:

Zechariah 12, verses 2, 6 and 7.

Zechariah 14:14

Joel 3:1

Matthew 24:15-22

JERUSALEM AND JUDAH WOULD BE THE DISPUTED TERRITORIES

Zechariah 12: 2-3

ISRAEL WILL BE ATTACKED BY THE WORLD COMMUNITY, AND JERUSALEM WILL BE DIVIDED FORCEFULLY:

Zechariah 12:2, 3

Zechariah 14:2-9

THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL TODAY WERE PROPHECIED 2500 YEARS AGO

All the nations around Israel: Ezekiel 36 – 39; Zechariah 12:2

Russia: Ezekiel 38

Iran (called Persia until 20th C): Ezekiel 38

Turkey(then Gomer) Ezekiel 38

All nations of the world – see below

ALL NATIONS WILL BE ANGRY WITH THE BIBLICAL GOD AS WELL AS WITH ISRAEL:

Revelation 19 – 19

Psalm 2: 1 – 6

Revelation 11: 18

ALL NATIONS WILL ATTACK ISRAEL (PERHAPS TWO SEPARATE ATTACKS):

Joel 3, especially verses 1 – 2

Zechariah 12:3

Zechariah 14:2

Revelation 16: 14 – 16

Ezekiel 38: 1 – 9

THE ATTACKS WILL BE SOON AFTER ISRAEL’S REGATHERING TO THE LAND (see notes above):

Ezekiel 38:7-9

Ezekiel 39:25-27

BUT FIRST, THERE MAY BE A TEMPORARY ‘PEACE’ OR (MORE LIKELY) SECURITY PACT INVOLVING ISRAEL:

1 Thessalonians 5: 1 – 4

Daniel 8: 25 (esp. see the KJV)

Daniel 9: 27

Ezekiel 38: 14 – 16

THERE MAY OR MAY NOT BE A JEWISH TEMPLE OR WORSHIP CENTER BUILT AT ABOUT THIS TIME IN J:

Daniel 9: 27

Revelation 11: 1 – 2

2 Thessalonians 2: 4 – 6

Matthew 24: 15

PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING ‘NORMALLY‘, UNTIL THE TRIBULATION STARTS:

Matthew 24: 37 – 39

Ezekiel 39: 6

GOD WILL DEFEND ISRAEL:

Zechariah 14: 2 – 5 and verse 12

Zechariah 12: 9

Isaiah 34:1 – 10

Joel 3: 16

Ezekiel 38: 17 – 23

Matthew 24: 30

THIS WILL BE THE END OF HUMAN RULE OVER THE EARTH:

Revelation 19 and 20

Daniel 2: 42 – 45

Isaiah 34: 1 – 4

Zechariah 14: 9 and v 16 – 19

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