In the 37th chapter of the book of the
prophet Ezekiel, God gives us an exciting
prophetical vision of the period of time
towards the end of the world where He would once again return the Jews to their promised homeland - Israel
"The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which [was] full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, [there were] very many in the open valley; and, lo, [they were] very dry.
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD."
"Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
And ye shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken [it], and performed [it], saith the LORD. " Ezekiel 37: 1-6, 11-14
This prophecy reached it's practical fulfillment on May 14, 1948, when Israel was recognized by the United States as a sovereign nation.
Never before in the history of the
world had any nation been so throughly destroyed, it's people scatted to the "four corners of the earth", and THEN returned to the very place they had started.
What God declares will happen will most certainly come to pass.
"Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will
open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land
of Israel." Ezekiel 37:12
In a stunning and remarkable moment, Netanyahu also declared to the people of Europe and the world that the prophecies of Ezekiel 37 have been fulfilled. The Holocaust, he said, represented the "dry bones" and "graves" of the Jewish people, and out of that horror the State of Israel was resurrected, just as the Lord said would happen through the Hebrew Prophet Ezekiel. Rarely has any world leader given a major address on an international stage declaring End Times prophecies from
the Bible have come true. But that is exactly what Netanyahu did. - Joel Rosenberg
There is a promise in the bible that rings out almost louder than all the others. And that is
God's Promise to, in the End of Time, return the Jews to the very Homeland that they were driven
out of in 70 AD by the Romans. All through Scripture it sounds out loud and clear:
"And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it
shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be
left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from
Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth." Isaiah 11:10-12
The Romans Implement Their Answer To The Jewish "Problem"
For 1,878 years, from 70 AD to 1948 AD, there was no national State of Israel. The Romans, under
Titus, grew tired of managing Israel and especially the Jews, and decided to end the Jewish problem in a dramatic and final attempt. Roman legions surrounded the city, set it on fire, and destroyed the holy Temple which was the center of Jewish life in Israel. Thousands of Jews were killed, and then thousands more taken into Roman slave and work camps. Roman historian Josephus, the one first
hand account eyewitness whose testimony has survived, said this:
"...the rebels shortly after attacked the Romans again, and a clash followed between the guards
of the sanctuary and the troops who were putting out the fire inside the inner court; the latter routed the Jews and followed in hot pursuit right up to the Temple itself. Then one of the soldiers, without awaiting any orders and with no dread of so momentous a deed, but urged on by some supernatural force, snatched a blazing piece of wood and, climbing on another soldier's back, hurled the flaming brand through a low golden window that gave access, on the north side, to the rooms that surrounded the sanctuary. As the flames shot up, the Jews let out a shout of dismay that matched the tragedy; they flocked to the rescue, with no thought of sparing their lives or
husbanding their strength; for the sacred structure that they had constantly guarded with such devotion was vanishing before their very eyes." source - EyeWitnessTo History.com
Sporadic fighting continued for a few more years, and then it was all over, Israel lay beseiged and
beaten to a pulp. Years went by, then decades which gave way to centuries. Nearly two Millenia
passed by. During that period various groups moved in and out, but the city lay barren and quite
fruitless. It looked like God's Promise to return the Jews to Israel would be impossible to come true.
Yet, when you read Scrupture, God's Promise is sure and confident:
"For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. ¶ And these [are] the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah." Jeremiah 30: 3,4
"After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land [that is] brought back from the sword, [and is] gathered out of many people, against the mountains of
Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall
dwell safely all of them." Ezekiel 38:8
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The Sun Never Sets On The English Empire...almost
At the turn of the last century, Jolly Old England rules the waves, and boasted that Her Empire was
so vast, that "the sun never set" on it. They had colonized the empty land of Israel, known at that
time as Palestine, the former land of Israel. During WWI, the British naval guns were running short of gunpowder, and they needed a solution to the problem very badly, and very quickly. Sir Winston
Churchill, then the First Lord of the Admiralty, contacted a Jewish chemist named Chaim Weizmann,
and asked if he could take a shot at finding a solution. The question they asked Chiam was this -
"can you produce 30,000 tons of synthetic acetone so we can manufacture cordite gunpowder?"
Turns out he could, and became a national hero as he helped England to win the war. When asked
what he wanted for his services, he said that he wanted a "national homeland for my people." So
the Balfour Declaration was issued in November of 1917, to create what would become the newly
reconstituted land of Israel...but there was a bump in the road.
The British also wanted to curry favor with the Arabs living in the region, and Jewish immigratrion
was greatly reduced. As Hitler started cranking up his holocaust hell-holes in 1938, Jews begged the
British for permission to escape to Palestine, but were refused. When Israel finally became a nation
again in 1948, Great Britian had opposed her at every turn because Britian had forgotten that God
had promised the Land of Israel to the Jews forever. The end result was that Great Britian would
soon fall from it's standing, and never again from that day to this be a Super Power on the world
stage. Britian forgot that God had promised Abraham that He would "them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." England soon
found out exactly what it meant to be cursed by God. *source - "The Fall and Rise of Israel, Hull. Zondervan*
Hitler Invents The Final Solution
The absolute horror that Hitler wreaked upon the Jews is so well documented, that I will not take
much time here to discuss it. Adolph Hitler was the forerunner of the final Antichrist, a warm-up act
if you will. The death camps he created were something that this world had never seen before.
This video is an excellent portrayal of the horror that was Nazi Germany.
But now here is the sweet irony of what Hitler had started. In his demonic desire to rid the world of
all Jews, a goal he almost accomplished, the opposite effect actually occured. By the time that the
smoke cleared and dust settled, world opinion and sympathies for the Jew was at an all-time high. In
this environment, the groundwork was finally established for the creation of the modern state of Israel in May of 1948.
The Jews have been back in their homeland now for the past 63 years, and though they still have
some battles ahead of them, God has promised that they will never again be driven out of Israel.
The bible looks forward to the time when the Meschiac, Yeshua (Jesus), will physically return to the
land where He was born so many years ago.
"And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south."
"And it shall be in that day, [that] living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. Zec 14:9
And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name
one. " Zechariah 14: 4, 5, 8, 9
The is only one Holy Land that God knows about, and that is the land of Israel that was first
promised to Abraham, Issac and Jacob. God's Promises don't change, even if in this case it took
nearly 2,000 years to occur. God is not is a rush, He is always right on time.
Watch this awesome video series on God's enduring promise to return the Jews to Israel forever.
IDF Chief in Rome: Israel Lives 2,000 Years After Temple Razed
IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, speaking at the Arch of Titus 1940 years after the Roman Empire destroyed the Second Holy Temple, declared, "We are here, on the eve of Tisha B'Av, the day the Jewish Temple was destroyed by Titus, and together with the Jewish Community we say, 'The Nation of Israel lives.'" He also told senior editors of the Italian media, "Hizbullah duplicates sections of southern Lebanon underground, and is building an underground infrastructure of command centers and rocket launchers, mostly within the Shiite villages in southern Lebanon, as well as other parts of Lebanon." The IDF Chief of Staff warned that "throughout Lebanon, including in southern Lebanon, residential villages were turned into 'surface-to-surface rocket villages,' while Hizbullah is taking advantage of the local population and the lack of UNIFIL's mandated authority, to strengthen its command centers and rocket launchers inside the villages"
Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi said in his speech at the Arch of Titus, "Despite all the misery and horrible tragedies that struck us since the destruction of the Second Temple and our exile, the Jewish People were able to re-establish their national independence in 1948. The Israel Defense Forces, which I'm proud to head, carries the responsibility for the security of this independence. "The IDF, as a large, strong and deterring army which draws on its physical and morale strength, is the force that stands prepared against all of our enemies and those who seek to harm us. It is the force that when required, will prevent tragedies, like the one commemorated by this arch".
Earlier Monday, he met with his Roman counterpart, Chief of Defense Staff of Italy, General Vincenzo Camporini. Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi also met with the Italian General Staff and discussed expansion of cooperation between the two armies on the war on terror, urban warfare, maritime fighting and aerial fighting. He thanked his host "for the Italian government's assistance and support for Israel in light of the recent campaign to delegitimize the IDF and the Zionist movement". Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi will meet and address the Jewish Community of Rome Monday night. The Arch of Titus is famous for a relief that depicts Jewish captives carrying the Holy Temple's Menorah to Rome. The Arch, opposite the Coliseum where Jewish captives were forced to fight gladiators and lions, honors Titus' conquest of Jerusalem. Despite the debacle, the captives' descendants are still extant as the Jewish people, whereas the original Romans have disappeared. source - Israel National News
End times bible prophecy has declared that this would happen in the last days, and that is exactly
where we are right now.