This week, I am beginning the series on HOW CLOSE ARE WE (to the Rapture). Students of Bible Prophecy refer to Israel as GODS TIMECLOCK. When Israel became a nation once again on May 14, 1948, it signaled that the ENDTIMES (of the present age) had begun. Israel had a civil disagreement after the death of Solomon and divided into two nations.....the northern 10 tribes became Israel and the two southern tribes (Judah & Benjamin) became Judah. How accurate is Bible Prophecy??? turn in your Bible to Ezekiel 37:18-19, 21-22, "When the sons of your people speak to you (Ezekiel) saying, 'Will you not declare to us what you mean by these? vs 19 Say to them, 'Thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim (Joseph was the father of Ephraim), and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will put with it the stick of Judah, and make them ONE stick (nation), and they will be one in My hand." vs 21 "Say to them, "Thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their OWN LAND; vs 22 "And I will make them ONE NATION in the land, on the MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL; and one king (JESUS) will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be divided into TWO kingdoms." AMAZING!
The HOLOCAUST of World War II, where 6,000,000 Jews were put to death by Hitler, is what it took to bring the Jewish people back home to Israel, where they thought they would be free from harassment and ill treatment from the nations they were in. They have been coming to Israel from all over the world, until the Jewish population in Israel has burgeoned to nearly six million. In Genesis 12, 26 and 35 we see that God Himself gave the lands of Israel to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Israel) and their descendants FOREVER! God NEVER abrogated His covenant with them and He has kept His promise to bring them back HOME. When the end FINALLY comes, the Palestinians will all be killed, by God Himself....read Ezekiel 38--39. For many reasons, which I won't go into now, God MUST Rapture the Church before the 7 year Tribulation.
TO DO OR DIE
Newsmax Magazine's cover has a large star of David withh a picture of each of the heads of government of each one of Israel's enemies in each of the points of the star, captioned, 2013-- Israel's Time To Do Or Die.
From every vantage point, Israel is in a really tough spot. "America's No.1 ally in the Middle East faces the prospect of fighting a prolonged war on multiple fronts against Islamic-led nations emboldened by the Arab Spring." "Analysts believe the missiles fired at Israel were essentially a trial run for a much greater battle with Hezbollah, Hamas, and Iran that could come later this year." The new missiles from Gaza have a much greater range, not only Tel Aviv but now the outskirts of Jerusalem can be reached. "1,500 estimated rockets and missiles, Hamas fired at Israel over eight days." "Half the population of Israel must keep an eye on the nearest bomb shelter or safe room, and be ready to run should the sirens sound."
"Israel's ability to survive the threat it faces in the next 12 months may depend on the new arms race now under way in the Middle East. In the constant conflict that is the Middle East's version of the Cold War, each side is brewing ever more deadly weapons systems." Israel has an "Iron Dome" anti missile launcher(s) that intercepts and destroys 85 percent of the incoming missiles from Gaza." However, Iran plans on overwhelming Israel by simultaneously launching such a barrage of missiles that Israel can only protect itself against a few. Will Israel be destroyed? Read Ezekiel 38 and 39.
A solution that no one is talking about, will arise just in time. The ANTICHRIST of Rome, who will head up the EUROPEAN UNION, will sign a PEACE AGREEMENT with Israel, promising to protect her from her enemies. This will take place after the Rapture of the Church......see DANIEL 7:8- 11. Read Daniel 7:13-27 to see how it all ends.
Michael the archangel will defend Israel and finally the Lord Jesus Christ will destroy the armies of the world......200 Million strong......and then they will finally accept Jesus Christ as their Messiah (Savior).....see Zechariah 12-14 and Rev. 19:11-21. If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, it is with a real sense of urgency that I plead with you to do so NOW! Pray, "Lord Jesus Christ, I ask you to forgive me of my sins, wash them away and remove them from me as far as the east is from the west. I accept you now as my personal Savior. Amen!"
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