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September 10, 2021 8:00 am
When it comes to discerning the times Israel is the super side will talk about that this our God has made a lot of promises made a lot of promises because I see him fulfilling the promises the Jews I know is to fulfill every promise that he is made to you and me to his church to understand the times radio with Jan Markel radio for the remnant by Olive tree ministries.
Today we are blending two important messages into this.
Our one by Dr. David Ragan and then short comments by Dr. Mark Hitchcock. These commentaries will be pointing to Israel in Bible prophecy scholars call this nation.
The super sign clock that measures the time as it concerns Bible prophecy with conclusion as we are 11:59. Here is today's program welcome to the program. So glad you can join me. Just a reminder that the behold he comes Bible prophecy conference is this Saturday, September 11 at Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, you can still sign up for this streaming pass is just five dollars and you can watch the presentation anytime.
If this weekend is not convenient go to behold he comes.org behold, he comes down or by the way, I have passed my conference baton to Pastor Jack Hibbs Calvary Chapel again. The time will be 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific time 4:51 PM Pacific time. So today I'm playing a message given by Dr. David Ragan on Israel in prophecy, the nation of Israel has an amazing past, present and future, but her role in Bible prophecy is staggering on the end time clock. Israel is the timepiece Jerusalem is the minute hand in the Temple Mount is the secondhand. Let's let Dr. David Ragan, founder of lamb and lion ministries explain it all. Will the flame of this conference is what old earth is God doing and the reason I selected that theme is because we get letters to that effect all the time people running signal. The whole world just fallen apart. Is God really caring about this. Does he really realize what's going own is he really in control will talk about that and that what old earth is God doing in every presentation of the scoffers ago be in response to that thing. But my response to it were things God is doing is he's preparing the people of Israel for salvation.
He is orchestrating the salvation of the Jewish people and I'll show you how he's doing that in the process were going to consider for prophecies fulfilled in the 20th century. Seven fulfilled in part or in whole. During the 20th century and five that are yet to be fulfilled, and were going to take a look at the significance of these prophecies for you and me today. What is the significance of a bunch of prophecies being fulfilled concerning his roof to a group of Gentiles here in Houston, Texas in the 21st century showed. Let's begin with the prophecies that were fulfilled before the beginning of the 20th century. They can be summed up in four words dispersion persecution desolation and preservation. Those four words let's quickly look at these four prophecies fulfilled before the 20th century began.
God has promised that he would discipline the children of Israel if they were not faithful before they went to the promised land. Moses gave a long, long speech, record the book of Deuteronomy, in which he told you must not marry these people, you must not interact with them. You must not accept anything in their culture.
You are to be separate and apart are to be witnesses of me and he told them that if you violate the rules that I have given you. I will bring all kinds of discipline upon you. In fact, in Deuteronomy things 28 2090 list all kinds of disciplines that he would put upon them what I call remedial judgments. He said you have rebellion of teenagers you have a divorce epidemic. You will have crops that will fail, you will lose in wars and all and only know what he said let me tell you something. After after all that own you.
If you don't repent and what's going to happen is this. If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, the Lord Yahweh will scatter you among all people from one end of the earth to the other, so their eviction from the lander scattering all of the world was going to be the greatest thing that God would do to them the greatest punishment and he was faithful to what he said there the fulfillment again when the kingdom of David and Solomon split your member after Solomon's death. This kingdom split into a northern kingdom called Israel and the southern kingdom called Judah. Now that northern kingdom lasted about 200 years and during that time. Never had one king, not one who was considered righteous in the eyes of God. They were in rebellion against God from the beginning to the end and the end came in 722 BC, when the Assyrians came and conquered them scattered them all over Asia and moved other people's in there who intermixed with Jews and became what were called Samaritans the southern kingdom of Judah was disciplined by God when he allowed the Babylonians to take them in 586 BC.
They destroyed Jerusalem, he took them into captivity, but God in his grace and his mercy allowed these people to come back to their land. 70 years later, and then what happened is that they still refuse to respond him. They still refuse to repent and when they rejected Yeshua as their Messiah. He allowed the Romans to come in and destroy them in 70 A.D. that's when they were beginning to spread literally all over the world all over the world. By the beginning of the 20th century there were Jews in every continent on planet Earth labor everywhere all over this world and everywhere they went, they were persecuted they were persecuted as no people have ever been persecuted in all of history and this is an fulfillment of prophecy, Deuteronomy 28 and among these nations, the nations were you be scattered. You will find no rest. Yahweh will give you a tripling heart failure advised the sparrow, so, so that your life shall hang in doubt before you, and you shall be in dread night and day, and shall have no assurance of your life and if you know anything about the history of the Jewish people you know that the wandering Jew became the suffering Jew.
They were harassed they were persecuted they were murdered wherever they went in the world. The climax being the Holocaust when 6 million were killed including one and 1/2 million children. I took this picture myself at the Holocaust Museum got the shim in Jerusalem and what this is is a sculpture illustrating how many of the people in the concentration camps, committed suicide, they would come out in the morning to have the rollcall and suddenly start running as fast as they could run and they would run to the barbed wire fences which were electrified and jump on them and be electrocuted. And so the sculpture shows bodies hanging on the barbed wire fence. Will the next was the desolation of the land the Lord said, I'm scatter you all the world you will be persecuted wherever you go and your land will become a desolation, God had a purpose for that he made this land so unlovely that nobody wanted and he preserved it for 2000 years for the Jews to come back to. But look at the prophecy concerning this in Deuteronomy 29 your sons to rise up after you and the foreigner who comes from a distant land when they see the plagues of the land. The diseases with which Yahweh has afflicted, they will save all the Landis brimstone and salt a burning waste under's own unproductive no grass grows and all the nations will say, why has Yahweh done this to the left. Why this great outburst of anger, then men will say because they forsook the covenant of Yahweh, the God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them out of the land of Egypt, and they went and served other gods and therefore the anger of Yahweh burned against the sling fulfillment. Here's a picture of the Judean wilderness today. On the other side of Jerusalem toward the Jordan River reason I show you this picture is by the beginning of the 20th century nearly all of Israel looked like this all of the trees south of the Galilee had been cut down Israel was a baron forsaken land when the persons who helped us understand how bad it was, was Mark Twain. He was never a believer, but Mark Twain wanted to go to the holy land. For some reason he was a reporter in San Francisco for a newspaper. Nobody knows who he was. He traveled all the way to New York, joined the group that was going a church group that was going to the holy land took it too much to get there and then it took them forever to ride a horse from Damascus all the way down to Jerusalem, but he went all over the holy land in 1866 and in 1867, the first book he ever wrote was published innocence abroad.
If you've never read get it. You confided any bookstore and it is the very first book you wrote. It was the most popular book he wrote. In fact, until the beginning of the 20th century.
This was his number one best-selling book better than Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn today has been forgotten, but it's a great book and here's how I described the holy land.
He said, is a blistering naked treeless land. He said it's a desolation is here that not even imagination can grace he said of all the lands there or for dismal summary, I think Palestine must be the prince. It is a hopeless, dreary, heartbroken land and then his final comment. Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes. It is desolate and unlovely details about how I wrote a horse for three days from the Sea of Galilee to Jerusalem. He said in those three days I never saw one tree I never saw one bush. I never saw one human being and I never saw any animals of any Police that I saw was just rock after rock after rock, a baron, desolate land in fulfillment of prophecy. So God said to miscarry all of the world you be persecuted wherever you go, your land will become a desolation and one very positive prophecy. I will preserve you. This is probably one of the greatest miracles that God is ever performed. The preservation of the Jewish people know people have been scattered all over the world persecuted like the Jewish people and preserved, it is supernatural. It is a miracle of God. The preservation of the Jewish people, but he promised over and over in the Hebrew Scriptures that this would occur look at this Jeremiah 30. I am with you, declares Yahweh to save you. For I will destroy completely all the nations were of scattered you only I will not destroy you completely, but I will chasten you justly and will by no means leave you unpunished. Second Samuel 724 states that God has established. The people of Israel as his own people for ever for ever and look at Jeremiah 31. Again, the Jewish people will cease to be a nation when the fixed order of the universe ends and when all the foundations and heavens of the earth have been measured as a powerful passage, God says, I will tell you when the nation of Israel will cease being a nation is when you export everything in the heavens. Everything of the season and when there's no longer a fixed order of the universe when the sun does not come up the sun does not go now. That's when I will no longer have all reminds me of this man called Patterson projector said when a spiritual mentor of mine when I was a very young man is going home to be with the Lord many years ago he did know a thing about Bible prophecy then claim to know anything about Bible prophecy. At least I didn't think you know anything. I went to hear him speak. One time, and when he finished speaking, he usually talked about Christian love somebody opened up the questions in the first question was it to get your side if you were going to get a person only one piece of evidence that the Bible is the word of God. What would be immediately I thought it'll fulfill prophecy. That's what I always say, but that what what he said. In fact, what he said astounded. He thought for a moment. He said I think the greatest evidence that the Bible is the word of God can be found in the Yellow Pages of the phone book by just set there. You know, look in any said I can see that you are wondering what I'm talking about. He said pick up the Yellow Pages and look at the names of the physicians. The names of the lawyers. The names of the accountants.
The names of banks. The names of department stores and you will see Jewish name after Jewish name after Jewish name God said, I will preserve them any preserve them and it's proof positive that the Bible is the word of God will add never ever forgot that particular illustration with the continuing existence of the Jewish people is proof positive that the Bible is true and that God is in control history on what you think about where are they serious where the Babylonians where the Romans in the dustbin of history and where the Jews regathered to the land of Israel that brings us to prophecies that were fulfilled in the whole or in part, during the 20th century which are continuing today to be fulfilled, in whole or in part in this is a remarkable group. First is the regathering of the Jewish people. God said one day that I will regather you and I will regather you in unbelief. Look at this. Isaiah 11 then it will come about in that day. I don't know how familiar you are with the book of Isaiah, but every time in the book of Isaiah, without exception, when he says in that day is talking about the intent choices will come about in that day that the nations will resort to the root of Jesse who will stand as a signal for the people that will happen on that day that Yahweh will again recover. The second time with his hand. The remnant of his people, who will remain from a Syria Egypt paper was Kush longshot on payment and from the islands of the sea and, incidentally, that is, islands of the sea is simply a Jewish colloquialism for the whole world. He says at times coming when I'm really getting up in the whole world is got me a second regather.
The first was in Babylon.
This is gonna be from all the nations makes it clear in the next verse, and he will lift up a standard for the nations, and will assemble the banished ones of Israel and gather the dispersed of Judah. Both Israel and Judah.
Both are going to be regather and where the glory goes from from before corners of the well will God has fulfilled at the beginning of the 20th century there were 40,000 people, 40,000 Jews, and all of his 40,000 at the beginning in 1900 today there are almost 7 million. They have now surpassed 6 million. The number killed in the Holocaust and their approaching 7 million is that the foregoing is just something I've got to show you. I just have to show you this and that is this go back and look at those words in yellow. He says I'm going to raise a signal and is going to be a standard that's the same Hebrew word same Hebrew word is just translated differently in English in those two places, but the same work in the Hebrew word can be translated signal to translate standard can be translated better on some it can be translated flag so it's saying that some sort of banner some sort of flag some sort of standard is going to be raising the end time and always will be the root of Jesse discuss her like a magnet to draw the Jewish people back to his will. Here's the Israel flag the very flag of Israel is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy is a standard that's been raised and what is on that standard, the root of Jesse, the Star of David. David was the son of Jesse, and incidentally that flag was designed to look like a personal you go to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and you see them praying with a prayer shawl you see the white with blue stripes, so the flag of Israel is a prayer shawl with the root of Jesse in the middle and I know a lot of Jewish people. I love them dearly, but one thing you find out about Jewish people. They love to argue, they love to and you get into an argument with a Jew and you start winning the argument.
He'll change sides to keep the argument going there favorite expressions were two or three Jews are together. There's at least five opinions will when they got ready to adopt the flag of Israel and knockdown drag out over the flesh is going to have them in the world is going to have the lion of Judah is a going to have the Star of David, whatever, and they fought and fought over this and finally said okay the line will be the symbol of the flag of Jerusalem. The menorah will be the official signal of Israel and all of the official documents in the Star of David will be on the flag if they just read the Scriptures, they would have held argument they would've known okay this brings us to the second and that is an outgrowth of the first if you gonna regather the people. It's only natural that the second thing you should do is reestablish the state and the Bible is full of prophecies about the reestablishment of the state of Israel in the end has been my favorite is a symbolic prophecy putting symbolic language in here it is.
Before she travailed she brought forth before her pain came. She gave birth to a son, can a man be born one day can a nation be brought forth all at once, who has ever heard of a woman having a baby and then having the planes.
The planes come before the babies delivered the pain sees after the baby is Eric says no, no, there's gonna be a landlord in one day and then the pains will come after the birth. And that's exactly what happened, only the 14th 1948. This prophecy was fulfilled when David Ben-Gurion set up in this tiny little room in Tel Aviv that that most could maybe hold hundred 5200 if you squeeze people in and declared the existence of the state of Israel. And just as prophesied.
The next day five Arab nations attacked and tried to destroy Israel.
They said they were going to make the Mediterranean run red with the blood of the Jews in the birth pain started and the birth pains have continued to this day, to this very day. 70 years later, war after war after war after war, and the only thing that's in the future as more wars.
Incidentally, here I am 40 years after 1948. This was in 1987 I had the privilege of standing in that place were David Lindgren read that Declaration of Independence and I read the same declaration that was a great day for me. The third prophecy the reclamation of the land. This one is also been fulfilled in the 20th century there's been an incredible thing happening Israel. This is what Israel looked like again.
Is was just a desolation.
Trees were cut down massive erosion had taken place valleys have become malaria infested swamplands but the Bible promise that when the Jews return it would become a glorious land once again in one of the most remarkable of those prophecies is to be found in Ezekiel 36.
This was almost breathtaking in nature that would assist us as Yahweh got on that day, I will cause the cities to be inhabited and the waste places will be rebuilt in the desolate land will be a cultivated instead of being a desolation in the sight of everyone who pass by and they will say this desolate land has become like the Garden of Eden and the waste desolate and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited, and that's a good factly. What happened Jews came to that land they began to drain the malaria infested swamps. They began to plant trees.
They planted 250 million trees in the 20th century and they turned that land once again into the garden of Eden.
This is what it looks like the day the Sharon Valley and the kibbutz at the Sea of Galilee.
God kept his promise that when the Jews return the land would be reclaimed if you just showing me you are listening to a message given by Dr. David Ragan to fascinating message on Israel in prophecy again. Her role in the last days is the primary role. Let's get back to Dr. David Ragan. This brings us to the fourth prophecy that has been fulfilled concerning the Jews in the end time and that is the revival of the language that I just wish I had time to speak about this in detail because it is such a credible prophecy and fulfillment of it. In particular, is just amazing. You see, when I speak of revival. What most people do not know is that when the Jews were scattered from their homeland. They stop speaking the Hebrew language for 2000 years. I did not speak. The only time they heard Hebrew was when they went to the synagogue and the rabbi would read from the Scriptures and he usually read phonetically and he usually didn't even know what he was reading.
It would be like you trying to read the English of Chaucer. It was all done phonetically people just stop speaking Hebrew became a dead language is what happened. The Jews that were scattered to Europe took Hebrew mixed it with German and came up with a new language called Yiddish and the Jews that were spread to the Mediterranean basin.
They took Hebrew mixed it with Spanish and came up with a new language called Ladino so they really speak and yet it sure Ladino but they were not speaking Hebrew, but there was a prophecy that it would be revised. Zephaniah 39 then I will give to the peoples a pure speech that all of them a call on the name of Yahweh, and even more clear. Jeremiah 31 thus says Yahweh of host, the God of Israel. Once again they will speak this speech in the land of Judah and in cities when I restore their fortunes and the person who did was this man Eliezer Ben Yehuda. Almost every city and town in Israel as a Jewish town has a street named Ben Yehuda Street fact when the main streets of Jerusalem. This man was born in Lithuania in the early 19th century, and by the time he was 16 years old. He started dying of tuberculosis. The doctors told him he only had about six months to live, and he decided he was gonna die is on Donna's homeland and so we went to Jerusalem which was a terrible place to go. Jerusalem was a shoddy rundown, disease ridden city. Every disease you can imagine.
And if that's where he went. And guess what, he lived in 1922 and he devoted his life to the revival of the Hebrew language some marvelous book about this is just unbelievable. This man wasn't was a purist. He was absolutely obsessed with reviving the language he would not take a word like telephone telegraphing think he would not take that and put it in the Hebrew language. I studied Russian and in the Russian they just take all those English words and just put them into so the word for Russian telephone is telephone, but they would know that. No, he had to have a root word. The Hebrew word, and that he would develop a word from that and then he had to invent hundreds and thousands of works think the language is not misspoken for 2000 years he had to pick up word for every invention, every historical event. It was unbelievably had a small group of disciples and he would test the word with them, and sometimes it's always like that work so he would come up with another work. He devoted his life to and about three months before he died in 1922 the British government which had control of Palestine adopted three languages as the official languages of Palestine. They adopted Arabic English and biblical Hebrew.
When you go to Israel today they speak biblical Hebrew centerpiece at the Dead Sea Scrolls Museum is the Isaiah scroll on a huge platform of her and you can see the scroll all the way goes all around and last time I was there I was explaining all this to the tour group and when we got ready to leave I heard somebody speaking Hebrew, and I turned around. It was a boy about 12 years old. I think he was practicing for his bar mitzvah. Eddie had a pointer and he was reading that Isaiah scroll that Isaiah scroll that was written 2000 years ago, a copy and he was really because it's in his languages biblical Hebrew child in Greece today. Can't read the Greek of Homer, no child in America today that I know of can read the English of Chaucer were only taught about 800 years ago one that operated with that short assault of the drug of much attested to the road and bothered everything and sweetly cool which virtue engendered is the flu. Chaucer that's English 800 years ago with Austin Evans that God spoke to me and told me you like English and they were supposed to back the English of Chaucer you think I was nuts. I thought he was nuts to digital.
Both sides try to killing the Orthodox hated him with a passion because he said Hebrew is the language of God.
It's a spiritual language only be spoken in the synagogue, not in the street and all the leaders of Israel were either atheists or agnostics of some socialist from Europe. They didn't want spaghetti that will speak German or somehow they will speak of language of the Bible's website stated 21. Because God had called them to revive the Hebrew language. The fifth the resurgence of the military, the resurgence of the military. Yes, God said that in the end times that Israel was going to have a great military presence in the world and focus. Another very very remarkable prophecy.
Here's a prophecy in Zechariah 12 in that day again in the end times. I will make the clans of Judah like a fire pot among pieces of wood in the flaming torch among sheaves so they will consume on the right hand on the left, all the surrounding peoples while the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Again, dwell on their own sites in Jerusalem and he continued in that day Yahweh will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the one who is feeble among them and that they will be like David, like David and Goliath in the house of David will be like God, like the angel of Yahweh before the end in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against God has fulfilled this and I'm telling you this is a remarkable prophecy and a remarkable fulfillment since the establishment of the state in 1948 Israel has one war after war after war and they have pulled off some of the most brilliant military maneuvers and raids in the history of military today. They are ranked as one of the world's strongest military powers despite the fact that there were the world's smallest nation, do ever realize how small his religious small the state of New Jersey. It's only 200 and about 270 miles long by 70 miles wide. You could drive all over one days time summation that this tiny little country is ranked right now, but everyone you go to Internet jaded by all those who write military power is ranked in the top 10 in the world and many ranked number one in the effective use of its military power there, very restrained. Israel could wipe out Hamas tomorrow they could wipe out the Palestinians tomorrow. They were very restrained in their use of power that brings us number six the reoccupation of the city of Jerusalem.
Again, this was prophesied in many places.
One is in Zechariah 12 in that day. Here we go. I will make the clans of Judah like a fire pot. This is the one I just ran among pieces of wood, a flaming torch among sheaves.
The consumer the right hand left all the surrounding peoples look this while the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Again dwell on their own sites where in Jerusalem. Even Jesus prophesied this in Luke 2124 he said, and they, the Jewish people will fall by the edge of the sword that happened in 70 A.D. and will be led captive into all the nations in Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the times of Gentiles be fulfilled when they are no longer trampled underfoot in your back in the city of Jerusalem.
I'm coming. You will note that you're living in the season of the Lord's return. This prophecy was fulfilled at least in part, on June 7, 1967 when the Jews reoccupied the city of Jerusalem for the first time in 1897 years and then number seven the refocusing of world politics own Israel, the refocusing of world politics.
We find this prophecy in Zechariah chapter 12 behold, I'm going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the people around when the sieges against Jerusalem will be guess Judah will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples and all the lifted will be severely injured and all the nations of the earth be gathered against it folks and a man say to me. The other date wouldn't of been exciting to live in Bible times, and I said Philip we are living in Bible times, I made most Christians don't know these prophecies, they don't know that they're living in a world with these prophecy being fulfilled before their very eyes. Look at that all the nations of the earth will be gathered together against it and that is exactly what semiannual present trumps recognition of the city of Jerusalem has intensified this. It brought the nations of the world together so that were seeing all these nations coming together against Jerusalem, just as prophesied in Zechariah Willis pause for a summary for a moment of the prophecies that have been fulfilled in the 20th century.
They are the regathering of the people, the reestablishment of the state. The reclamation of the land. The revival of the language, the resurgence of the military and the reoccupation of the city of Jerusalem.
This brings us to our conclusion concerning the prophecies that are yet to be fulfilled prophecies yet to be fulfilled. Well, there are in refocusing a world Israel prophecies yet to be fulfilled. Well, there's one terrible and then there are some very good ones. The terrible one is the first one to be fulfilled yet and that is the Bible clearly prophesies that there is a second Holocaust coming for the Jewish people.
A second Holocaust is prophesied in Zechariah 13 it will come about in the land. This is talking about the period of the tribulation declares the way that two parts and it will be cut off and perished with the third will be left in it and I will bring the third port to the fire and refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call my name and I will answer them. The first Holocaust, the Nazi Holocaust resulted in the death of one fourth of the Jewish people. This the Holocaust of the antichrist is going to result in the death of one third of the Jewish people. One of the purposes of the tribulation. There many purpose of the AAA's are one of the purposes is to hammer the Jewish people to the point that they finally come to the end of themselves so that they will then turn to God and receive their Messiah because of a hammer because he hates them. He loves them but sometimes even we have to be hit over the head with a 2 x 4 by God for him to get our attention, and for us to turn our hearts toward him and so this is one of the purposes of the tribulation and God is going to accomplish that purpose. Here's the second prophecy repentance of the Jewish people over and over. This is prophesied will happen at the end of the tribulation at the Jewish people alive at that time will repent and turn to the Messiah. Deuteronomy for this is one of the oldest prophecies in the Bible is given by Moses in Deuteronomy 4 when you are in distress, and all these things have come upon you in the latter days, you will return to the Lord your God and you will listen to his voice. The Jewish people are going to repent. At the end of the tribulation and the result of that will be the salvation of a great remnant of salvation of a great remnant. Zechariah 12 I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication so they will look on me whom they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only son, and weep bitterly over him like a bitter weeping over firstborn and then in the next chapter verse one he says in that day a fountain will be open for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and iniquity that fountain will be the fountain of the blood of Jesus.
Jesus himself talked about this. Did you know that Jesus said I will not return to this earth until the Jewish people accept me as Messiah. That's why God is orchestrating the Jewish people to accept Jesus look at that Matthew 23 Jesus said, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her how often I would together your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling behold, your house is being left to you desolate, for I say to you, from now on you will not see me until the day you say blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
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The fourth prophecy yet to be fulfilled is a regathering and belief right now God is regathering the Jewish people in unbelief, but at the end of the tribulation when he returns the first thing is going to do is regather all the Jewish people in the world who have become believers bring them back to the land of Israel. Here is a description of that Deuteronomy 30.
Again, this is way back when Moses was prophesied, so it shall be, when all these things have come upon you the blessing of the cursed and you return to Yahweh your God and obey him with all your heart and soul according to all that I commanded that you and your sons. He says at that time. Then Yahweh your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the peoples were Yahweh your God is scattered you. If your F pass or at the end of the earth from their Yahweh your God will gather you from there he will bring you back and that brings us to the fifth promise yet to be fulfilled primacy among the nations over and over. God promises that day is coming when Jesus returns, and the Jews are regathered, and he will make them the prime nation of the world.
This will be during the millennial reign of Jesus when the little children like this can play with all the animals because of all many poisonous animals will be in a meeting and that was God's gonna return his creations to the perfection that had originally when Jerusalem will be lifted up as one of the highest points on planet Earth, and where there will be peace over all the world and Jesus will reign in glory and majesty from Mount Zion in Jerusalem.
Zechariah 8 says many peoples and mighty nations will come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to increase the favor of him. Thus says Yahweh of host in those days, 10 men that exist in that day, 10 men from the nations, 10 men will walk with a Jew when they see a Jew walking by.
Says they will grab his robe and say, may we walk with God will turn the earth just right upside them at the guard. The Jewish people the day they the subjects of persecution, hatred, murder. But during the millennial reign of Jesus. They will realize the world realize that they are the blessed people in all of the blessings of God are going to flow out from Israel to all over the world that when a Jew walks by. He will be treated with respect and honor, and the Gentiles will save may we walk with you for we know that God is with you will.
The message of Israel in prophecy is conclude by considering what it is, several things come to mind. One is that God's word is true, and it is reliable. Another that God is in control limitation folks. He is in control. General assumptions is every time I watch the news and get very upset. But I get upset with the next that my left only one time said you know you could have a great reality TV show.
All they have to do is set up a camera and focus in on you while you're watching the news and you're screaming at the TV and in all that is equipped when that happens. Always think of Psalm two. Because Psalm two says that while all of the leaders of the world are conspiring against God and his anointed one. God sits in the heavens and laughs not because he's not concerned the left because he has the wisdom and the power to orchestrate all the evil of mankind to the triumph of Jesus Christ. So God is in control. Another message God still loves the Jewish people and he still has a great purpose for them another message we are living on borrowed time because the fulfillment of these prophecies indicate that we are living in the season of the Lord's return one final thing.
What is the message of Israel in prophecy for you and me.
What is the significance of it for the church. I would contend that it proves that God is faithful to keep all of his promises, and that it is a very important message for the church of very important because God has made a lot of promises to me, folks. He's made a lot of promises, and because I see him fulfilling these promises. The Jews I know is going to fulfill every promise that he is made to you and me to his church.
He has promised that one day soon, very soon. The church agent come to an end, halt, and when that happens, when Jesus appears in the heavens and takes us out here in the rapture the church will be seven years of unparallel horror here upon this earth for seven years of the tribulation and during that time were going to be in heaven being judged of our works not to determine our eternal destiny but to determine our degrees of reward and after all the rewards of been handed out to sit down with Jesus at the greatest feast. The cosmos is ever seen and will celebrate our union with the Lord Jesus Christ.
And when he finishes limited what's gonna happen. He's going to stand up and say let's go and he's going to break from the heavens and we are coming with him. I don't know if you ever realize that before.
It says in the book of Revelation that those to whom those rewards are given are going to come with him. We will come with Jesus at the second coming. We will come with him and are glorified bodies hundreds of millions of glorified saints and I think that were going to be hovering in the sky and filling the Kedron Valley when he comes to the Mount of olives is foot touches that mountain and it splits in half and he speaks at supernatural word in the Antichrist's forces were destroyed just like that.
There is no battle of Armageddon just makes a word to destroy what's before he did this once before became the Mount of olives that time it was a little white war charge of the symbol of a victorious general was on donkey and he rode down the Kedron Valley which was filled with thousands of people who had heard of his resurrection of Lazarus as he rode down the Kedron Valley they way palm branches and they put cloaks on the ground and they shouted hosanna to the son of David knows that of the son of God week later they were shouting crucified, crucified, think Jesus can replay that day in his life is going to come back on the great white war charger and he's gonna ride down in that valley, and hundreds of millions of glorified saints are going to be in the valley and the sky above and I think were going to be singing hosanna to the son of David hosannas every time I sing a song that has the word hosanna and I get cold chills all over me as I know, I'm just preparing for the dates you see him ride down the valley, right up to that Eastern gate read Psalm 24. It tells what's going to happen as he approaches that gate it says the gate will blow open is the only gate of Jerusalem is sealed and that was prophesied in Ezekiel 44 is gonna blow open the gates go to, say, new King of glory, Lynn and be coordinated.
The King of Kings and the Lord of lords, and we will see that and we will see him as he begins to rain and glory and majesty over all the world during the 1000 years of the millennial reign and at the end of that ring. I think were to be taken off this earth and were going to be put in that new Jerusalem that is preparing right now and from the viewpoint of that new Jerusalem. Amick rigorously the greatest fireworks display in all of history as this earth is consumed with fire to burn away the pollution of Satan's last revolt and replaced by a new earth and eternal earth and then were to be lowered down and that new Jerusalem and are glorified bodies down to that new earth and live on that new earth eternally in our glorified bodies in the presence of God. It says we will serve him. It says we will see his face. No one's ever seen the face you got it says we will see his face, which I think is an indication that would have an intimate relationship with our Creator eternally. What a day that will be one a day that will be Jesus is the hope of Israel, Jesus is the hope of the church and Jesus is the world's only hope one day he's returning to the Mount of olives.
He will stand on that. Mount of olives and the Jewish people will come out of Jerusalem and bow before him and receive him as Messiah and they will cry out the root, but she him at 09. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord until that day happens. I just get up every morning look at the sky and cry out from the depths of my heart marrow NASA marrow NASA Marinette, come quickly, Lord Jesus say I hope you enjoyed that message by Dr. David Ragan again. We carry his very short book titled the rapture fact or fiction just $10.
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Rejoice in what God has prepared for you. Militaries demand the plan after the rapture takes place in this chaos in the world everybody's gonna be looking for someone was really looking for that today we know you can always be via radio so just remember that our programming is posted to our website both its audio and video formats. Just go to college to review these large achievements, olive trees.org and then to radio and also find us on YouTube rumble light source and his channel now here is the conclusion to today's programming with Dr. Mark because Dr. Reagan's message was short and wanted to grab a soundbite of Dr. Mark Hitchcock explaining that Gog Magog were found in Ezekiel 38 and 39 and because of the Afghanistan debacle back in August. Many are asking is Afghanistan in Bible prophecy. The short answer is yes. Afghanistan is a part of Magog and the Gog Magog invasion, including the other stands, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, etc. all or part of Magog they will invade Israel, and I believe the Gog Magog war could be any day but probably right after the rapture of the church. Here is Dr. Mark Hitchcock author Mark Hitchcock joins us again today and we look at Ezekiel 38, one and two as we talked about the war coming against Israel, and Mark contends in his book Iran and Israel that it is going to be a combination of nations. Under the leadership of Russia.
This is extremely interesting and it's been challenged.
Article give us the definition, but we pick it up from 38 one and two of Ezekiel's prophecy, and I hope you'll get a Bible and just open it to those two chapters now the word of the Lord came to me saying Son of Man, set your face against Gog land of Magog, the Prince of the Roche knee shack into ball to ball and prophesy against him. Now here we have this verse that sets the stage of nations and we know the Bears coming down from the north tell us who are these nations and why you so emphatically believe that Iran is going to be involved in the attack against Israel. I think it's fascinating to me.
You have Ezekiel 38 and 39. These two chapters of never been fulfilled. So this is not something that's happened in the past it has to be future right before that's Ezekiel 37 chapters 36 and 37 to talk about the regathering of Israelite ocular language we've seen in our lifetime and their last couple of generations now fulfill their they are in the lab wonder there than the Bible says this invasion is going to take place by this Confederation of nations and their list of their one of things we have to remember is the names that were given there in Ezekiel chapter 38 were the names of these places and by about 570 BC when Ezekiel wrote the prophecy so we don't look on a map today in synagogue or Magog, or may shack or tube also are task is to find out where were these places. When Ezekiel wrote that Gog the first name that's mentioned there is probably the leader of this invasion because he's referred to repeatedly as a person and I don't think the person's name is literally going to be Gog. The word God means high or exalted is probably like a tidal for this person, this is Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Roche may shack into ball. We go through and look at these places. In ancient Magog is the area of central Asia today for the ancient Scythians lived in central Asia. Today would be countries like Afghanistan, all the underbelly of the old Soviet Union, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan icon the stands there different countries, about 60 million Muslims live there and that part of the world so there mentioned there then we have the word Roche or Roche which I do believe refers to Russia there is an ancient people called the roster the recycler the live to the north of Israel and eventually became what we know as Russia today. You may shack into ball. Also, I believe later on in the prophecy he mentions Gomer until garment. All four of those I believe are in modern-day Turkey. So turkeys can be part of this invasion. It also says that verse five, Persia, and Ethiopia surround Ethiopia would be the Sudan. We see the flaming eccentric Islam in the Sudan. How does all that for Ron's can be part of this ancient Persia ancient plot, which is the main French Sudan is her crush this mention. So all these nations are to come together in the end times. According the Bible and they're going to attack Israel.
And it says it's going to happen later on in Ezekiel prophecy when Israel is at rest and living securely. So there's gonna be a time in the future. It's hard for us to believe now that Israel under a treaty.
This can be coming to being as you let their guard down and all these nations are in a coming to Israel I think is one final attempt to wipe out and to destroy the Jewish people and just to clarify this battle of Gog and Magog is the first major military campaign of the end times is not Armageddon. That's right, the battle of Armageddon.
We often hear so much about is the final great battle that takes place in conjunction with the second coming of Jesus back to the earth. This Gog Magog wars can happen earlier than that, it's can happen in the end times when Israel is living under this treaty there and how within and across the Bible tells us about market. When you look at this war. We ask ourselves how in the world could Israel have any peace covenant okay and who's going to be the conduit of that behind and with the proliferation and growth of Islam in that region of the world. How is Israel going to get his pseudo-pieces in the cause and the relaxed of the attack.
Why don't think we really know your best theory.
well, i think the what's gonna happen is the right believe the rapture sematech place one of these days that's the catching away of god's people. all the believers i want to talk about that in some of the programs like a week, but not if it's gonna take place. that's gonna be a game changer in a world changers can change everything.
i think we have no idea today to look at the world after that to see how things are going to unfold, but ultimately strong man is going to come into place in the world, probably to bring order out of the chaos this person we know in the bible is the antichrist and he's going to be able somehow to common to forge this peace between israel and her neighbors and it may be some type of enforced peace that he may even say hey you know that event role these people disappeared i caused that to happen and he may take credit for that and threaten people in the world somehow.
but somehow he's gonna be able to broker that kind of a peace agreement.
it's only gonna last three and half years it will be a pseudo-pieces. you said, but somehow easier to bring up the past and that's one of things is gonna launch him in the world's eyes to probably be times man of the year probably win the nobel peace prize the world and look to him as the great savior because he's been able to solve this problem, but eventually everything will begin to unravel. you indicate that this plat form is prepared by what probably would look like the potential of complete annihilation, devastations, and there's a desperate need to bring order and he rises as the man who pulls it off military. he's the man with the plan and after the rapture takes place in there's chaos in the world everybody's gonna be looking to someone affect the world really looking for that today is really looking for someone to come to be the savior, and come in and solve the problems and answer all the questions that we have and no one has emerge like that. but satan is going to have his man ready at that time to come in and to do things that really today, we would see as unimaginable i will save the impact on the united states. north america yearbooks is something i never read it all the prophecy books i read meet you and i can think different, and i wanted to do that is so powerful were to say that for tomorrow where is the united states north american prophecy, but i want to respond to this we see the revived roman empire daniels image in the vision that you deal with in your book. how does the economy because we see a fracture in europe right now even the euro athens look at the debt, it would seem to me that if there was some economic savior. there might be some kind of peace do you see anything in regard to the economic system of the world as it relates to that kind of peace covenant sure now. i think what we see in the bible's receivers nebula really devastation of the world economy hyperinflation. when you look in revelation chapter 6 at those four horsemen of the apocalypse in one of those is where it takes all the money a person come up with every day just to buy enough to feed one or two people so there should be a runaway inflation is going to take place and we all know that the politicians always say it's the economy stupid and are high when the economy goes in the tank everyone scrambling like that people will give over any amount of authority to anyone who can just give them the basic necessities of life. and i think that's what's gonna launch this person to such great powers like the economy will be a real segway for this person against the military and political clout that they're going to have but not to jump ahead to what we want to unpack tomorrow. my understanding is first time i seen, this is clearly is that the global economic collapse which might need a little trepidation invalid.
even today happens you say as a result of the christians being sapped out here.
yes, the rapture, the catalyst for economic global distress and sense that he ate from one world letting you larry and i like flipping out with excitement. okay, i mean we've got so many questions and when it makes perfect sense because we see that forecast of that's already there. $1 trillion in the nation is in there, has no overspending. so given the dichotomy in the middle east. those of us who traveled there and all these nations and i'm into a number of them.
i just want you to come back and tell us that this amalgamation of nations and we can see it on the perimeter of the map i think will bring a map of right now to show you how to the north with lebanon controlled by hezbollah, we have syria that's gonna collapse.
we know that and then we have saudi arabia. that's it. rather, neutral, historically pro-american party and that'll change in the face of the islamic a price.
how does this dichotomy get quelled, even temporarily, not just thinking and are crushing of the bible tells us this antichrist figures can be dominated by satan, like any persons or ever. and somehow he's gonna be able to come in and bring the parties. he may give everybody a take it or leave it.
kind of a deal is the word in daniel 927 refers to this peace treaty says it's gonna be a firm covenant and some take out to be a compelled covenant of forced covenant and overheating of force this upon people so we don't really know how he's gonna be able to make this happen. some people though even place the gog magog invasion were talking about here before that period of time. they say that what enables him to come in and make us take control and do these kinds of things is that this islamic army has been wiped out by god. during that period of time. the entity problem with the gap in daniel's 70 weeks as we come to daniel 927. how do you explain the gap that we've always said that it's a grace period, etc. but what's happening in that. before the final week of the 70th week of daniel will during this current age that we live in.
i call it the church age during the sage god is taking out a people for his nine jews and gentiles together in one body, forming the body of christ. but one of these days, again at the rapture. this church age is in and that's one of the purposes of the rapture stay in the church age and at that point in time then that final week of daniel's 70 weeks of final seven year period will unfold will be the final days before the second coming of jesus christ. for god's purpose in this age in the state of crisis to build his church to build the body of jesus christ. and that's our ultimate goal, and that's our ultimate purpose.
during this time in which we live is to see people brought into this body of christ that god is forming your on the earth during the sage. this is the day of grace, just a reminder this is the weekend of the behold he comes bible prophecy conference, calvary chapel chino hills, california saturday, september 11. if you did not get the streaming pass.
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