One only needs to read the news and watch events that are unfolding in the world to understand that our civilization is coming upon a watershed moment in history. The events that are taking place are beyond the control of governments and the power élite. Amid the chaos that is descending upon our society, stands a tiny nation centered in the Middle East – the Israel. The creation of the modern nation of Israel has caused many problems for the modern world, especially for the Arab and Islāmic countries in the region. The return of the Jewish people, however was prophesied centuries ago by the Nevi’im, the Prophets of Israel, foretold in the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible. After the heinous crimes against the Jewish people by the Nazi regime in which over 6,000,000 Jews were exterminated as if they were nothing more that a plague or infestation, HaShem opened up a door to bring about the re-formation of the nation of the children of Israel. Even from the beginning, hatred and anti-Semitism of the Arab people and others in the West sought to destroy the fledgling nation even before it was born. There are many stories about miraculous interventions and amazing victories recounted by both Arab and Israeli people who saw them. Stories of the appearance of mighty angels to the Arab armies trying to destroy Israel. Another story of the appearance of a huge HAND of GOD made of sand that buried an attacking army – Israel’s enemy.
The return of Israel as a nation marked a moment in history when the time clock of the Redemption began ticking. The events now overtaking the world, the numerous protests and uprisings that are being experienced in the Middle East in 2011, are surely signs of times that we live in. Many people are afraid of what is taking place. Terrorism, suicide bombers, The Islāmic world’s threat of global jihad, earthquakes, tsunami’s and nuclear accidents all are adding anxiety to an already stressed situation. The financial woes and coming collapse is continually in the underground news sources and some mainstream media outlets. Many people fear that a world war is coming, and the possibility that the Islāmic Republic of Iran is close to producing a nuclear weapon, makes this an almost certainty.
As we look at the world today in 2011, we see a world that has sunken into a penetrating darkness which is not only reflected in the natural world but also in the spiritual arena. Tyrants, Dictators and religious extremists tighten their grip on those who fear them and use terror to force compliance of their nightmarish agendas. The dark forces which have aligned against Israel plot our demise even as we speak. But as the darkness of our exile grows denser, a penetrating light pierces that darkness. That light is the light of the Mashiach coming into the world bringing redemption and salvation and re-establishing the Kingdom of HaShem once again. the brilliant light of that kingdom will pierce the darkness for all the nations to see what had been told to them, though they did not believe it.
Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of Hashem has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; But HaShem will rise upon you and His Glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Israel in Prophecy will continue to examine scripture and prophecy as we await the arrival of the Messiah. May peace be within your walls.