Israel

Israel

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:
The nation and the land of Israel are the subject of many Old Testament prophecies. Many of them relate to God's plans for the nation, warnings of judgment because of their disobedience, and restoration after they were conquered by the Assyrians and the Babylonians.

There are also comforting prophecies about Israel's distant future, and especially their role in the future righteous kingdom that will be established by the Messiah.

In our lifetime we have witnessed one of the most amazing fulfillments - the promise of Ezekiel chapters 36 and 37 that the chosen people will be brought back from all over the Earth and re-born as a nation. This, of course, was fulfilled in 1948 when, against all odds, Israel declared independence, and with God's help, has been able to fight off enemies on all sides for over 65 years.

The current wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians could die out and become one of many such cycles in the area, or it could lead to more serious war, such as the one predicted in Psalm 83. The outcome of this war could be a most welcome peace agreement.

Such a peace agreement might be just another phase in the age-old struggle between the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael, or it could be the false peace mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 5:3. While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (NIV)

When Israel finally is at peace, it will be the first time since they became a nation in 1948 that they have enjoyed such security. This could cause them to lower their guard, which would set the scene for The War of Gog and Magog predicted in Ezekiel 38 and 39. This war will most likely correspond to the 2nd Seal of Revelation 6.

The dramatic end of this great war of the 2nd Seal could produce the treaty predicted in Daniel 9:27, which many prophecy scholars identify as the beginning of the seven-year Tribulation period.

Key Scriptures
Background
Current Events
Israel Links


Key Scriptures

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NIV & Other VersionsIncludes Commentary
Genesis 12:1-3 Further Study
Abrahamic Covenant
Psalm 105:8-11 Further Study
An Everlasting Covenant
Ezekiel 37:1-14 Further Study
Rebirth of Israel
Zechariah 12:1-6 Further Study
Future Conflict/ Burdensome Stone
Revelation 12 & 13 Further Study
Israel in the Tribulation
Romans 11 Further Study
Restoration of Israel

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Current Events and Links

Prophetic Significance of Israel

See also:
The Temple
Feasts of Israel
Mid-East Conflict
Peace
Other Israel Links

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Names translated from other languages may have different spelling, depending on the source. For example Hizbollah may be translated "Hezbollah," "Hizballah," etc.


Netanyahu to Trump: We must seize ‘historic opportunity’ to annex Jordan Valley

Dec. 2, 2019 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke yesterday with President Trump.
“We talked about Iran, but we also talked at length about historic opportunities that stand before us in the coming months — among them are [establishing] the Jordan Valley as the recognized eastern border of the State of Israel.”
Source: The Times of Israel

Prophetic Significance of Israel


Bible proof: How incredible 2,600-year-old Jerusalem discovery MATCHES biblical story

Nov. 23, 2019 -
In the Hebrew Bible, the rare name of Nathan-melec is given to a servant of the King Josiah during the Book of Kings. He is said to have lived near the Temple of Jerusalem ,
Source: Callum Hoare - Express



Israel May Be Headed for Its Third Election in a Year. Here's What Happens Now

Nov. 21, 2019 -
Neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his centrist challenger Benny Gantz has succeeded in forming a government, raising the probability of yet another vote early next year.
Source: Time

23 killed as Israel strikes over 20 Iranian, Syrian regime targets

Nov. 20, 2019 -
23 people, including 16 non-Syrians who are most likely Iranians, were killed in the Israeli airstrikes. The senior Israel defense official acknowledged that there were injuries and a number of Iranian fatalities.
Source: Anna Ahronheim, Idan Zonshine - Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu, Gantz to Meet in Last-ditch Effort to Negotiate Unity Government

Nov. 19, 2019 -
Benny Gantz continues his attempt to secure a coalition, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud claiming that a Gantz-led minority government backed by the country's Arab parties would be a "national attack on the State of Israel."
Source: Haaretz

Pompeo: Iran behind Islamic Jihad rocket attacks against Israel

Nov. 17, 2019 -
Iran is behind the latest round of Israeli-Gaza violence, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Saturday... “Iran uses its terrorist proxy Palestinian Islamic Jihad to strike our great ally Israel."
Source: Jerusalem Post

Security Restrictions, Cementing Gaza Cease-fire With Islamic Jihad

Nov. 14, 2019 -
450 rockets launched at Israel since Tuesday... The cease-fire came into effect 48 hours after the targeted assassination of top Islamic Jihad leader Baha Abu al-Ata, who was killed with his wife Asma.
Source: Haaretz

More than 200 rockets fired into Israel from Gaza after Islamic Jihad leader killed

Nov. 13, 2019 -
Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip sent a barrage of more than 200 rockets into Israel Tuesday... after the Israeli military carried out a pair of targeted airstrikes on senior Islamic Jihad commanders, killing one in Gaza.
Source: Fox

IDF LAUNCHES NEW WAVE OF ATTACKS AFTER 160 ROCKETS FIRED FROM GAZA STRIP

Nov. 12, 2019 -
Israel was preparing for several days of fighting after over 160 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into the Jewish state Tuesday following the targeted assassination of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Leader Bahaa Abu Al-Ata.
Source:Anna Ahronheim,Tovah Lazaroff, KhaledmAbu Toameh, & Tzif Joffre in Jerusalem Post

Poll predicts slight edge for Netanyahu over Gantz if direct elections were held

Nov. 5, 2019 -
A poll published Tuesday predicted a close race if direct elections for prime minister were held ... had those elections been held today, Netanyahu would get the support of 40 percent of Israelis, slightly more than Gantz’s 36%.
Source: The Times of Israel

Netanyahu: We have no better friends than our Christian friends

Nov. 3, 2019 -
The prime minister also touted the shared ‘Judeo-Christian’ values of Israel and the Christian world, saying Israel’s closest allies are its “Christian friends”... “We have no better friends in the world than our Christian friends.”
Source: Arutz Sheva

IDF attacks terror targets following rocket barrage from Gaza Strip

Nov. 2, 2019 -
The Israeli Air Force struck several Hamas terror targets across the Gaza Strip overnight on Friday after a residential home in the southern Israeli city of Sderot sustained a direct hit by a rocket launched during a barrage.
Source: The Jerusalem Post

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Background:Israel's History


History of the Land (partial)

Canaan - Canaanites, Hittites, Perizites, Amorites
Philistia - "Gaza Strip"
Israelite Conquest
Divided Kingdom
Assyrian occupation
Babylonian occupation
Medo-Persian occupation
Greek occupation
Syrian occupation
Roman occupation
Moslem occupation
Crusader occupation
Ottoman occupation
Zionism (1896)
Balfour Declaration (1917)
British Mandate (1922)
Nazi Persecution (1930's-1940's)
Independence "Israel" - May 15, 1948


Israel: The Center of Divine History

Study this 15 part series from Zola Levitt's site on the History of Israel by Dr.Thomas S. McCall.

Israel: History of conflict

BBC timeline from 1948 to the present time

History of Middle East Conflict - BBC


History of Israel: Key events - BBC



ISRAEL LINKS


From The Jerusalem Center...


Window on the Wall

The Temple Mount In Jerusalem

Virtual Jerusalem

Bridges For Peace

Stratford Mid-East Intelligence

Jerusalem Post


Other Links

Insight from 2012: The Year the World Didn't End
Insight from 2010 In Review: The Year In Prophecy
Insight from 2008 In Review: The Year In Prophecy
Israel Today Magazine
Western Wall Webcam - Mindfactory
Feasts Of Israel
Demonstrates the historical reliability of the Bible through archaeological research and related apologetic investigation.
Judaism and Jewish Resources
Extensive list of links
Israeli Culture - From About.com
Christian Friends of Israel
War of Gog and Magog
More information about Israel's future - Ezekiel 38 & 39
Middle East Maps

ONLINE BOOKS
The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah - by Alfred Edersheim, 1883
The Temple - Its Ministry and Service - by Alfred Edersheim

Helpful Articles

Why Palestinians Should Learn About the Holocaust - Robert Satloff and Mohammed Dajani Doudi
Will there ever be peace for Israel & her neighbors? - Joel Rosenberg
The Evil of Replacement Theology: The Historical Abuse of the Jews by the Church - David Reagan - Lamb and Lion Ministries
Understanding the Evangelical Christian's Support for Israel - Christian Post 2013
Myths of the Middle East - Joseph Farah, 2000
More myths of the Middle East - Joseph Farah, 2000
When 'Palestine' meant 'Israel'- Joseph Farah, 2001
Author: Bible predicted date of Israel's return - 'Covenant' book finds May 1948 date hidden in prophecies - WND
Declassified: Israel nearly used nukes in Yom Kippur War - Israel Today




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