What Time Is It On God's Clock?

June 24, 2012

I've heard it said that if you want to know what time it is on God's clock, look to the land of Israel. This phenomenon goes all the way back to the days of Genesis and will continue to extend until the days of Revelation. It's in Genesis 12:1-3 where it all got started. God began his plan with one man, a particular piece of real-estate and the people that would eventually be called, the children of Israel. The Old Testament and all it's prophecies are about God's personal intervention throughout human history, on Israel's behalf: generation after generation, century after century, throughout all time because of that first promise made to Abraham.

With those eternal promises came the prophecies of Israel's Messiah. It was foretold that He would tread down the wicked, establish an earthly Kingdom bringing in universal peace, not only between peoples and nations but even among all the animals. This coming kingdom was promised by God to King David to be a Jewish Kingdom. In striking contrast to those exciting prophecies, the Messiah was also prophesied to be rejected by Israel and executed for the sins of the world. One prophecy does not replace the other. If God is a God who keeps His promises, then BOTH prophecies must come to pass.

Roughly 2000 years after God's promise to Abraham, the Messiah came to Israel and was rejected just as it was foretold. Before he was executed, Jesus prophesied that Israel would fall and the Temple in Jerusalem would be destroyed. He also said that Jerusalem would be trampled by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. 40 years after Jesus made these statements, Jerusalem fell under Rome, the Temple was burned and dismantled literally brick by brick to retrieve all the gold.

Israel fell in 70 A.D. and the children of Israel had no homeland for the next 1878 years. So many God-given promises about Israel's Messiah were still unfulfilled. What about treading down the wicked? What about the earthly Jewish Kingdom that would endure forever? What about the universal peace that would extend even to the animals? When will Israel's Messiah return to fulfill all these unfulfilled promises? It's prophesied that a future generation in Israel will one day acknowledge their offence against their Messiah and request His return. When they do, God said "I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son."

Israel's Messiah is prophesied to return to the planet earth and fulfill all those promises at the request of a future Israel, to imprison Satan in chains and establish His Kingdom. That is why Satan has done everything he possibly can to wipe out the Jews to stop that prophetic generation from being born. If there are no Jews on earth to request Jesus' return, then Jesus can't fulfill His promises. God also promised, that he would pour the spirit of grace upon, not just the house of David but upon THE INHABITANTS OF JERUSALEM! That is why Satan has done everything he possibly can to keep Jews out of Jerusalem so that God can't fulfill that promise. But in spite of almost 2000 years of wandering without a homeland, in spite of every Satanic attempt to wipe out the Jews (including the slaughter of almost 6 million Jews under the Nazi regime), Israel was reborn on May 14, 1948.

Three years after Hitler's defeat, the United Nations was formed in the hopes to prevent another dictator like Adolf Hitler from ever again rising to power. One of the first things the U.N. agreed to do was divide the middle-east into new borders giving every Arab and every Jew a place to call home and this began what has become known to this day as "The Middle East Conflict."

Nazi Germany may have been defeated, but they were merely Satan's puppets. When those puppets were defeated, Satan found new puppets. But in spite of all Satan's efforts to wipe Israel off the map, they endure to this day and will continue to endure until the return of Jesus the Messiah. The more hatred Satan conjures up to fuel attacks against the land of Israel, the more God will use their own wickedness against them to fulfill His ultimate purpose.

But here's why this is important to you and me, as Bible believing Christians. The return of Israel in the 20th Century after 19 centuries of wandering, is an indication of what time it is on God's clock. The times of the Gentiles are just about up. The remnant of Jews who will acknowledge Jesus as Israel's Messiah and officially request his return, could very well be alive today. Satan hasn't had to live with the fear of that possibility for 19 centuries, but now as I write this post, he's had to live with that fear for the past 64 years. Since 1948, he's influenced attack after attack after attack against the little state of Israel and they're still there! The desperation of Satan's attempts to wipe Israel off the map is an indication to all of us, just how much little time Satan himself fears that he has left.

Israel's continual existence is a testament to God's faithfulness toward keeping His promises.

The hatred that surrounds Israel is a testament to Satan's fear and desperation. As long as Israel exists, his days are numbered.

And with that I bring you the following video. Today, it was officially announced in Egypt that the next President of Egypt will be Mohammed Morsi (Muhammad Mursi). With that news in mind, you might want to take a look at what Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi said when he launched Mursi's presidential campaign. Notice the response from the crowd. This was aired on Egyptian Al-Nas TV on May the 1st. Don't skip ahead, be sure to watch the entire 4-minute video.

Remember what I said about Satan using different puppets? This isn't Nazi Germany. This is a different nation, a different people, a different religion in a different time. But doesn't everything in this video look and sound familiar? Interesting days are ahead of us. There are many other Biblical prophecies centered around Israel that are not mentioned in this post. We will cover them in time as things begin to escalate. In short, Israel is prophesied to be the target of another major attack in our near future. God will personally intervene.

August 29, 2013 UPDATE!!
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been overthrown as an all-out civil war breaks out in Egypt.
Meanwhile, civil war also continues in the land of Syria.