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Jewish Preparations for the Messiah (Part 1 of 5)

Jewish Preparations for the Messiah (Part 1 of 5)
By Dr. David Reagan

End-time Bible prophecy focuses on the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. Accordingly, I have written two books about the Jews in prophecy. One is titled, The Jewish People: Rejected or Beloved? (2014). The other is titled, Israel in Bible Prophecy: Past, Present & Future (2017).

The first book about the Jewish people was written to demonstrate how evil and unbiblical are two theologies concerning Israel that dominate Christendom today — namely, Replacement Theology and Dual Covenant Theology. Replacement Theology argues that God has no purpose left for the Jewish people. Dual Covenant Theology maintains that Jews do not need Jesus because they can be saved through the Mosaic Covenant by following the Ten Commandments.

Israel in Prophecy

In the second book about Israel in Bible prophecy, I contend that between the period from 70 AD to 1900, God fulfilled four prophecies concerning the Jewish people — namely, their worldwide dispersion, their persecution, their preservation and the desolation of their homeland.

I then show how God fulfilled in whole or in part seven end-time prophecies during the 20th Century. Those prophecies were as follows:

1. The regathering of the Jewish people to their homeland (Isaiah 11:10-12 and Ezekiel 36:22-28).

2. The re-establishment of the state of Israel (Isaiah 66:7-8, Ezekiel 37:21-22 and Zechariah 12:2-3).

3. The reclamation of the land of Israel (Isaiah 35:1-2,7 and Ezekiel 36:35).

4. The revival of the Hebrew language (Zephaniah 3:9 and Jeremiah 31:23).

5. The re-occupation of the city of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:1-3 and Luke 21:24).

6. The resurgence of the Israeli military (Zechariah 12:6,8 and Isaiah 41:15).

7. The refocusing of world politics on Israel (Zechariah 12:3 and 14:1-9).

This is a formidable list of prophecies being fulfilled before our very eyes. We are truly once again living in Bible times — equivalent to the period of time when Jesus came into this world the first time as a baby in Bethlehem.

In the second part of this series, we’ll explore an often neglected sign — the Temple Sign!

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