A "Ridiculous" Prophecy
On the face of it, it's a crazy prophecy. Thousands of years ago, the prophet Zechariah said that in the End Times, Israel, tiny little Israel, would be front and center on the world stage. And that all the nations of the world would scheme for and fight over her. Hmmm, let's see what the chances of that would be.
Does Israel have any great natural resources for someone to want to steal? No, they don't. Do they have a great seaport that someone would like to takeover? No, they don't. Are they strategically located to anywhere of great value? No, they are not. So, why on earth would Zechariah make the bold statement that tiny little, nothing Israel would be the one spot on earth that would command the world's attention in the Last Days? Simple - because God said that's the way that it was going to be.
Add to this dilemma the fact that Israel was destroyed in AD 70 by the Romans, and all the Jews run out of it. So for the last 1,900 years there wasn't even an Israel existing to make Zechariah's prophecy come true. Certainly, it looked like God was wrong, and that the bible wasn't true.
But....wait, it gets worse.
Adolph Hitler, during World War II, decreed that the Jews should be wiped out, and set out to do just that in the Holocaust, effectively murdering over 6 million Jews, as well as 5 milliion non-Jews. By the time the war ends in 1945, it looked like not only would there never be a rebirth of Israel, but it also appeared that the very existence of jews anywhere in the world hung in the balance.
And yet, within 3 short years of the end of WWII, right in the very spot where the Romans had set the city on fire 1,878 years earlier, Israel was miracously reborn on May 14, 1948.
From that day to this very day, Israel has captured the attention of the whole world, and indeed is the major focal point in any discussion of world politics. Everyone who watches drama play out between the Jews and the Arabs nervously watch and wait for what they
all fear will happen - World War III.
What is Israel today? It is a "cup of trembling" for the whole world to see. And how accurate was God's prophecy that He gave to Zechariah? 100%. And in what time of history did God say that this prophecy would come true?
In the Last Days...which is exactlly where we find ourselves right now. Yes, that's right, if God is to be believed, according to His Word, we are indeed in the Last Days.
So, yes, WWIII is on it's way, and will be fought very, very soon. Would you like to know how it all turns out for all the nations that will attack Israel? This is exactly how it will turn out:
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And 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 mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn."
Zechariah 12: 9-10
“‘I will call for a sword against him on all my mountains,’ declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah. ‘Every man’s sword will be against his own brother." - Ezekiel 38:21
"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of battle and war?"
-Job 38: 22-23
“And this is the scourge with which Jehovah will scourge all the peoples who wage war against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot away while they stand on their feet, their eyes will rot away in their sockets, and their tongues will rot away in their mouths.“In that day confusion from Jehovah will be widespread among them; and each one will grab hold of the hand of his companion, and his hand will come against the hand of his companion."
- Zechariah 14:12-13
"I will make my holy name known among my people Israel, and I will not allow my holy name to be profaned any longer; and the nations will have to know that I am Jehovah, the Holy One in Israel.’ -Ezekiel 39:7
"Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life* does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever." - 1 John 2:15-17