The End Times in Chronological Order
THE BOOK BY RON RHODES ....EXPOSED
The Protestant Prophets never stop....book after book keep coming out, year after year. It's how many of them make their money!
Israel Reborn as a Nation
The birth of the modern, self-governing nation of Israel in 1948 began the fulfillment of specific Bible prophecies about an international regathering of the Jews in unbelief before the judgments to come during the future tribulation period. This regathering was predicted to take place after centuries of exile in various nations around the world.
(1948 has no bearing on anything to do with Bible prophecy. But the year 1917 DOES! If any part of Israel [all 12 tribes] would not obey God, it was promised them they would be punished 7 times - you CAN FIND THAT PROMISE IN THE BOOK OF MOSES! USE A BIBLE CONCORDANCE. Most Bible scholars agree that a time is one year - 360 days to the year; so 7 times is 360 days [a day for a year in prophecy] x 7 = 2520 years. Judah [the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi] started their 7 times in 604 B.C. - the first invasion by Babylon. Move forward 2520 years [adding one year for there is no 0 year] and you come to 1917. In 1917 Jerusalem was liberated by the British. So ended the 7 times punishment for Judah. After 1917 and the liberation of Jerusalem the Jews really started to return to the Holy Land. When they became an official "nation" - the year - has no bearing on Bible prophecy - Keith Hunt)
In Ezekiel 36:10 God promised the Jewish people, "I will multiply people on you, the whole house of Israel, all of it. The cities shall be inhabited and the wasted places rebuilt." God also promised, "I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land" (verse 24).
(Ezekiel 36 is a prophecy for the millennium as the context of chapter 36 makes clear. Chapter 36 is for the future and has nothing to do with the Jews returning to Jerusalem and the Holy Land after 1917 or 1948 - Keith Hunt)
In biblical times, Israel had been in bondage to single nations, such as the Egyptians, the Assyrians, and the Babylonians. And in each case, God delivered them after a time. But never in biblical history have the Israelites been delivered from "all the countries." This event did not find fulfillment until 1948, when Israel finally became a national entity again, and Jews have been streaming back to their homeland ever since. Joel Rosenberg provides this insight:
Consider the numbers. "When Israel declared her independence on May 14,1948, the country's population stood at only 806,000. Yet by the end of 2005, nearly 7 million people lived in Israel, 5-6 million of whom were Jewish.
Thousands more arrive every year. In 2005 alone, some 19,000 Jews immigrated to Israel. In fact, today more Jews live in the greater Tel Aviv area than in New York City, as many Jews live in Israel as in the United States, and it will not be long before more Jews live in Israel than Jews who do not.2
(The Jews returning to the Holy Land in this age has nothing to do with Ezekiel 36. The prophecy of Ezekiel 36, 37, is for the yet future, after ALL the tribes of Israel [way more than just the Jews] have been destroyed and scattered at the beginning of the last 3 and 1/2 years of this age. It is the time of the Messiah's coming to restore what is left of them, and building them up once more in the Holy Land - Keith Hunt)
The divine program of restoring Israel has apparendy been in progress, even prior to 1948, setting the stage for the future tribulation period. Here are some key dates in recent history:
1881-1900: About 30,000 Jews who had been persecuted in Russia moved to Palestine.
1897: The goal of estabhshing a home in Palestine for Jewish people received great impetus when the First Zionist Congress convened in Basel, Switzerland, and adopted Zionism as a program.
1904—1914: 32,000 more Jews who had been persecuted in Russia moved to Palestine.
1924-1932:78,000 Polish Jews moved to Palestine.
1933—1939:230,000 Jews who had been persecuted in Germany and central Europe moved to Palestine.
1940-1948: 95,000 Jews who had been persecuted in central Europe moved to Palestine. Meanwhile, more than six million Jews were murdered by Adolph Hider and Nazi Germany.
1948: The new state of Israel was born.
1967: Israel captured Jerusalem and the West Bank during the Six Day War, which was precipitated by an Arab invasion.3
(It was especially after 1917, after the liberation of Jerusalem, that the Jews returned in massive amounts, and continues to this day. The punishment of 7 times was over in 1917 - Keith Hunt)
In the vision of dry bones in Ezekiel 37, the Lord miraculously brings scattered bones back together into a skeleton, wraps the skeleton in muscles and tendons and flesh, and breathes life into the body.
There is no doubt that this chapter is speaking about Israel, for we read that"these bones are the whole house of Israel" (verse 11). The chapter portrays Israel as becoming a living, breathing nation, seemingly brought back from the dead.
(TRUE - THIS IS THE WHOLE HOUSE OF ISRAEL - ALL 12 TRIBES; 13 TRIBES AS JOSEPH INCLUDES THE BROTHERS EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH. THE RABBI JEWS THEMSELVES ACKNOWLEDGE THIS HAS NOT YET TAKEN PLACE. THE CONTEXT IS THE RETURN OF THE MESSIAH AND DAVID BEING RESURRECTED TO REIGN OVER THEM UNDER CHRIST - SEE ALSO JERIMIAH 30 - Keith Hunt)
This means that 1948 is a year to remember. After all, in AD 70 Titus and his Roman warriors destroyed Jerusalem, definitively ending Israel's identity as a political entity (see Luke 21:20). The Jews were dispersed worldwide for many centuries. In 1940, no one could have guessed that within a decade Israel would be a nation again. And yet it happened. Israel achieved statehood in 1948, and Jews have been returning to their homeland ever since.
Biblical prophecy reveals that this newly reborn nation of Israel will become prosperous. God promises, "I will make the fruit of the tree and the increase of the field abundant, that you may never again suffer the disgrace of famine among the nations" (Ezekiel 36:30).
(ONCE MORE the author cannot see from the whole context of Ezekiel 36, going back to chapters 34,35, and chapter 37, that this is a prophecy for the age of the Messiah returning to earth to establish the Kingdom of God on earth - Keith Hunt)
The Stage Is Being Set
The regathering of Jews in Israel is necessary in order for key biblical prophecies about the tribulation period to make sense. The return of the Jews to the land prior to the tribulation period is clearly implied in the peace covenant between the antichrist and the leaders of Israel (Daniel 9:27). The signing of this peace pact will signal the actual beginning of the tribulation period. Note, however, that for such a treaty to make sense, the Jews must be in their own land, and Israel must be a viable political entity. The point is, then, that Israel must be regathered to the land before the beginning of the tribulation period. This is what makes the year 1948 so significant from a prophetic standpoint.
(1948 has nothing to do with Bible prophecy. The author follows the repeated and repeated false teaching of Daniel 9:27....a peace covenant with the Jews and the anti-christ of 7 years, broken in the middle, after 3 and 1/2 years. The Protestant prophets do NOT even read their own old Protestant Bible Commentaries of people like Matthew Henry, Adam Clarke, and Albert Barnes, for if they did they could come to understand correctly the prophecy in Daniel 9 - Keith Hunt)
We can make the same point in relation to the rebuilding of the Jewish temple that will exist during the tribulation period (see Matthew 24:15-16; 2 Thessalonians 2:4). How could there be a rebuilding of the Jewish temple in Israel unless Israel had been previously reborn as a nation?
The Protestant prophets do NOT understand correctly Matthew 24 and 2 Thessalonians 2:4. ON MY WEBSITE YOU WILL FIND EXPOUNDED IN DETAIL MATTHEW 24 AND 2 THESSALONIANS 2:4. THERE ARE MANY STUDIES UNDER "PROPHECY" ON MY WEBSITE, WHICH WILL DEBUNK THE IN-CORRECT IDEAS PUT FORTH BY FUNDAMENTAL PROTESTANT PROPHETS!!
IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE 1980s BOOKS CAME FROM THEM SAYING JESUS COULD RETURN BY 1988, FOR THAT WOULD BE 40 YEARS FROM 1948 - IN SOME EYES THAT WAS A GENERATION. I WROTE AND SAID AT THE TIME THAT 1948 HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH BIBLE PROPHECY, AND THE PROTESTANT PROPHETS WHO WERE POINTING TO 1988 FOR THE RETURN OF CHRIST WOULD BE PROVED VERY WRONG.
One prophet guy in the early 1980s said the stones for the new Temple in Jerusalem were at a dock-site in the USA, ready to be shipped over to Jerusalem. There was no such "dock-site" and there was no such stones. He deliberately lied so he could sell more books etc. in his deceptive so-called "Christian" ministry.
To be continued