The people of the world , and tragically even some people of the WORD (Covenant Theologians of Europe ) , have come to the foregone conclusion that Israel belongs to history but not to prophecy.
Following the fall of Jerusalem / Judah in 587 BC to Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon, Israel as a nation under Israelis had disappeared from the map of the world. For over 2500 years there was no such nation as Israel, at least not on the world’s atlas. But Israel remained Israel on heaven’s atlas as heaven was fully aware that God had promised to resurrect her ( Israel ) at the right time.
Stranger than fiction was the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 with the scroll of Isaiah in its entirety found within the jars in Qumran by the Bedouin boy. It was as if the GOD of Israel was making an announcement – “Had I not promised / prophesied in Isaiah 66:8 about Zion (Israel)” and therefore “hades” had to give up Israel even as she was miraculously re-born on May 14, 1948.
Israel’s neighbors ( Middle East ) and the nations near and far literally choked with Israel stuck in their throat – it refused to go in (accept ) and refused to go out ( reject ) as the world was faced with the new reality with Israel redrawing the boundaries of the nations.
No nation in the history of the world has faced this many wars as Israel has and still is. This in itself forces one ( anyone ) to ask a very logical question – how come ? What makes Israel, a nation that occupies so little space on the map of the Middle East, and lesser still on the map of the world …different ? Answer : GOD !
Why do Christians keep getting their “timings” wrong when it comes to the end – times ? Answer : These prophecy teachers are wearing a watch with the long needle functioning ( the needle that tells us minutes / seconds ) but the short needle is dead – that is “Israel”. Without this needle we cannot tell what hour is upon us.