Posted by: thebridegroomcomes | July 28, 2012

Thousands Expected to Immigrate to Israel after Disaster

Jerusalem will fall, “the houses rifled and the women ravished,” according to Zechariah 14:1,2 that had partial fulfillment in 70AD under Titus, but it may have an end-time application when Christ foretold, “not one [temple] stone shall be on another,” (Matthew 24:2) says Dr. Richard Ruhling, Bible researcher, reminding us that some stones may be “thrown down” at the Wailing Wall.

Christ said to understand the book of Daniel. It supports a double application because Gabriel told Daniel that his vision of a ram with two horns represented the Medes and Persians “at the time of the end” when those nations are Iraq and Iran, Daniel 8:17,20. Daniel’s book was sealed “until the time of the end,” Daniel 12:4. This implies an impending war with Iran.

But Daniel 8 is linked to Daniel 9 where “70 weeks are determined [cut off, chawthak] upon [God’s] people ..and from a decree to restore and build Jerusalem to the Messiah [anointing] will be 69 weeks.” Daniel 9:24,25.

Christians believe that in the historic application, there were 69 weeks of years from Artaxerxes’ decree to restore and build Jerusalem to the Messiah [when Christ was anointed by the Holy Spirit at his baptism]. Artaxerxes decree was in 457 BC when Ezra headed a group of Jews who returned then.

We should expect thousands of Jews to return as in 457 BC, and the signal to return should be a decree to restore and build Jerusalem, suggesting an impending calamity as a basis for rebuilding the city.

For thousands of years, the Jews have fasted in memory of when Solomon’s and Herod’s Temples both burned on the 10th day of the 5th month (Jeremiah 52:12,13) which is July 30. If, indeed, we are approaching an end-time period, we might expect something ominous.

This is Part I of a series on Bible prophecy by Dr. Richard Ruhling.

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