The Determined time
Bro. Michael Jacob
Let us now look at the
prophecies regarding that nation Israel which have already been fulfilled.
1. Rejection of Christ
foretold :- Isa 53:1-3, Psa 118:22 - 'One whom the nation abhorreth' Isa
2. Rejection of Christ
to be long continued:- the prophet asks how long the doom of blindness is to
rest upon Israel - Isa 6:9-12 ; Rom 11 : 25 - until the fullness of the gentiles
3. The Romans to be
used in the chastisement of Israel - Duet 25:49,50; Jer 5:15, Instead of one
of the surrounding nations which had often been used to chastise Israel, they
came from far , they spoke different tongue - the Romans . Eagle was their well
known sign. They were merciless.
4. They were to be
taken back to Egypt in Ships- Duet 28 :68- Of the saved of Jerusalem all who
were over 17 years of age were sent to labour in the Egyptian mines where
prisoners were kept at work day and night without rest till they fell down and
5 .The cities of Israel
were to be besieged - Deut 28:52- The conquest of Israel by the Romans in
contrast to previous wars , was a war of sieges.
6.The method of attack-
Deut 28:52- The strongest walls fell down before the Romans.
7. The extremities of
famine- Deut 28:53; Jer 19:9- Literally fulfilled in the siege of Jerusalem.
8.They should be left
few in number- Deut 28: 62,63 Many hundreds of thousands were slain, besides
those who perished by famine , disease , fire and multitudes were carried away
9. Their universal
dispersion- Deut 28:64; Hosea 9:17- The Jew is found in every land today
from north to south, east to west etc.
10.They should be
preserved as a nation - Lev 26:44 ; Jer 30:11;46:28- Massacred by the
thousands , yet springing up again , the Jews appear at all times in all
12.They should have no
rest - Deut 28:65-67 ; Amos 9:4 - Literally fulfilled
13.They should be
deprived of central Govt. & temple- Hosea 3:4- These words have been
fulfilled inspite of the strenuous efforts of the Jews to maintain themselves to
some central authority. Read Hosea 3:5 ; Jer 31:10
14.They will rebuild
Jerusalem - Psalms 102:16- Jesus predicted - In AD 70, through Titus the
Roman General, after a month's siege Jerusalem fell and was buried by fire.
In the centuries that
followed the city was rebuilt at various times, only to suffer again a similar
fate. Romans, Arabs, Turks- overran the city. In 1917, general Allenby took it
and with Balfore declaration made it homeland for the Jews.
The Arab part of the city
inside the old walls is completely occupied. Therefore the Jews had to build for
themselves to the north of the old city. Many beautiful and modern buildings
Most significant fact is
that the new lines of the city follow Jer 31:38-40 -JESUS IS COMING
15.Airforce will defend
Jerusalem- Isaiah 31:5
When Jerusalem was
besieged by Allenby in 1917, his two scout planes startled the Turks, who had
never before seen a plane, it contributed to their decision to leave Jerusalem
without firing a shot.
The Israel airforce in
1967 was the means of the swift route of the Gentiles who sought to destroy
Jerusalem. The Jordanians had felt confident that Nasser would break through
from Sinai Desert into Israel territory on June 5, wave after wave Israel;
bombers went into the air. NO less than 25 bases were pulverised- Major parts of
air power were destroyed in the first day.
On Oct 6,1973,Saturday-
Yam kippur day (Day of Atonement). At about 2:00 p.m. Egypt and Syria attacked
Israel as two fronts. On this day most of the Jews fasted. It is a time of
prayer and penitence. At 2:00 p.m, Israel had fasted nearly 20 hours and were
their weakest physically. This was to conclude at sun down (Lev 23: 27,28,32),
Syrian forces attacked in the Golan Hights & Egypt , Suez canal. Israel suffered
heavy losses . By Oct 12, Israel were with in 18 miles of Damascus . Israel had
air superiority .
During the course of the
war, The Soviets had 20 transport aircraft airlift via Hung&Yug to Syria.
Soviets also placed 7 airborne divisions on alert . But it did not ……..
On June 7, 1981, Israel
bombed Iraqi nuclear reactor in a surprise attack- "as birds flying'