Why we can trust the Bible - 7 Prophecy

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Why it makes Sense to Trust the Bible : 

Why it makes Sense to Trust the Bible 7. Bible Prophecy of Today

God will stand by the Jews – even if He punishes them : 

God will stand by the Jews – even if He punishes them “’I am with you and will save you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you. I will discipline you but only with justice; I will not let you go entirely unpunished’” Jeremiah 30:11 “If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile to me…I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you…But if they confess their sins and the sins of their fathers … I will remember my covenant with Jacob…Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them or abhor them so as to destroy them completely, breaking my covenant with them” Leviticus 26:27-44

Recent Jewish History (since 1900) : 

Recent Jewish History (since 1900) Many pogroms (campaigns against the Jews) accompanied the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the ensuing Russian Civil War, an estimated 70,000 to 250,000 civilian Jews were killed in the atrocities throughout the former Russian Empire

Then there was Nazi Germany… : 

Then there was Nazi Germany… 1933-1945, Nazi Germany systematically exterminated approx 6 million Jews

The Establishment of the State of Israel : 

The Establishment of the State of Israel The Holocaust carried out by the Nazis lead to the Establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine in 1948. This was not due to Jewish repentance or spirituality , but due to God’s purpose

God’s Purpose : 

God’s Purpose “Therefore prophecy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and the valleys: This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I speak in my jealous wrath because you have suffered the scorn of the nations. Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will swear with uplifted hand that the nations around you will also suffer scorn. But you, O mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will come home.” Ezekiel 36:6-8

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“The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” Ezekiel 37:1-3 The bones of the Defeated Nation of Israel would live again..

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“Also with uplifted hand I swore to them in the desert that I would disperse them among the nations and scatter them through the countries” Ezekiel 20:23 The Jews were and are scattered among the nations, as predicted. Rank, Country, Jews % of World Jewish Population 1 Israel 5,313,800 40.6% 2 United States 5,275,000 40.3% 3 France 491,500 3.8% 4 Canada 373,500 2.9% 5 United Kingdom 297,000 2.3% 6 Russia 228,000 1.7% 7 Argentina 184,500 1.4% 8 Germany 118,000 0.9% 9 Australia 103,000 0.8% 10 Brazil 96,500 0.7% 11 Ukraine 80,000 0.6% 12 South Africa 72,000 0.6% 13 Hungary 49,700 0.4% 14 Mexico 39,800 0.3% 15 Belgium 31,200 0.2% The Position of the Jews Today

But (Neo) Nazi-ism is alive and kicking : 

But (Neo) Nazi-ism is alive and kicking The Jews are subject to anti-Jewish hatred and this is rising. Deuteronomy 28 (etc) predicted this situation. eg In Austria's recent general election, nearly 30 per cent of voters backed extremist right-wing parties. Fascism is once again threatening to erupt across Europe.

Psalm 83 : 

Psalm 83 “See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more. With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you – the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the descendants of Hagar, Gebal, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre. Even Assyria has joined them to lend strength to the descendants of Lot” The Psalm 83 situation describes the Middle East today. Consider the next few slides.

Iranian Anti-Semitism : 

Iranian Anti-Semitism This is an editorial in the Iranian paper Jomhouri-e Eslami on June 23, 2009 The newspaper states that: «Palestinians must not accept anything less than Israel’s annihilation» Iranian media do not hid the Ayatollahs intentions of using a nuclear bomb to destroy Israel: «Official Palestinian recognition of the Zionist regime by the Palestinians is Israel’s most cherished dream. It would deal a death blow to aspirations for a Palestinian state, granting everlasting legitimacy to the Zionist regime.The Palestinians must not be satisfied with anything less than the annihilation of the Zionist regime – a goal that is within reach»

Iran and Israel’s Response : 

Iran and Israel’s Response Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called again for all Islam states to “mobilize” to “remove” Israel, which he termed the main problem of the Islamic world. “The existence of this regime (Israel) will bring nothing but suffering and misery for people in the region and the increase of hatred towards the governments that support it,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech carried live on state television. "Israel will not tolerate nuclear weapons in the hands of Iran. We will not be able to accept such a reality. It is quite obvious why. It's a serious danger not just to the state of Israel. It's a serious danger to the entire world," Olmert said.

Egypt’s Position Today : 

Egypt’s Position Today Egypt is not listed among the nations of Psalm 83. Today she continues to behave as predicted. Egypt’s foreign minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, warned Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah saying the three “worked together in the fighting over Gaza to provoke conflict in the Middle East”.

Todays Position of Israel’s Neighbours – is like Psalm 83 : 

Todays Position of Israel’s Neighbours – is like Psalm 83 The following want Israel’s destruction: Hamas (Main Palestinian party) Hezbollah (Lebanonese party) Iran “Undeclared” position on the destruction of Israel but against Israel Syria Iraq Neutral to Israel Egypt

A Prophecy of Israel for a future time : 

A Prophecy of Israel for a future time “A day of the LORD is coming when your plunder will be divided among you. I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city. Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle” Zechariah 14:1-4 Israel will be attacked by many nations. The current situation of Israel in the world is moving towards this position.

Modern Day Trends – Change in balance of Jews/Arabs in US : 

Modern Day Trends – Change in balance of Jews/Arabs in US Muslim social scientists and researchers have spent a great deal of time trying to determine the number of Muslims in the United States. Most accept the estimate of from 5 million to 8 million. That is to say at least 5 million people in North America claim Islam as their religion and/or practice. In 1991, the World Almanac reports that Muslim in the United States number approximately 5,220,00. The number of Jews in the US is in decline through immigration, inter-marriage with Gentiles and assimulation. The number of Arabs and Muslims is rising quicker than the number of Jews is declining. This is shifting the balance of power in the US. The time may come when the US will abandon Israel, much like the British did when they abandoned Israel in 1948.

Modern Day Trends – Dependence on Mideast Oil to Grow : 

Modern Day Trends – Dependence on Mideast Oil to Grow WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (IPS) - At a time when rich nations, especially the United States, are trying to break their dependence on Middle East oil, a global agency is predicting that fuel imports from the area will keep rising unless buying countries adopt "radical" technological changes. "More and more oil will come from fewer and fewer countries, primarily the Middle East members of OPEC (the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries)," said the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its 2004 world energy outlook released Tuesday. Few nations can afford not to be friends with Arabs. This means they cannot be too friendly with Israel.

Modern Day Trends – Popularity of the Nations and Israel : 

Modern Day Trends – Popularity of the Nations and Israel Canada is ranked No. 1 in a new world popularity poll that looked at attitudes toward 12 major nations. Israel received the worst rating of the group. The survey polled more than 28,000 people for the British Broadcasting Corp.'s World Service, asking them to rate 12 countries as having a positive or negative influence on the world. The countries on the list included: Britain, Canada, China, France, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, North Korea, Russia, the United States, and Venezuela. Israel had the worst rating with only 17 per cent sharing a positive view of the country and 56 per cent with a negative rating. For Iran, 18 per cent were positive and 54 per cent negative. The United States had the third highest negative rating with 51 per cent citing the country as negative and 30 per cent positive. North Korea had a slightly better rating than the U.S. -- 48 per cent negative and 19 per cent positive. "It appears that people around the world tend to look negatively on countries whose profile is marked by the pursuit of military power,"

Summary : 

Summary The survival of Israel is miraculous – because God has caused it The Revival of Israel is miraculous – because God has caused it Today’s Israel is in for a difficult time, because of unbelief and prophecy The events prophecies in Psalm 83 fit the situation today Prophecy (Zechariah, Joel etc) demands another invasion of Israel. This time the invasion will be successful but temporary. God is moving the world slowly so that the events of prophecies become more likely God is in control of world events, as He always has been. He is still working through the nations today.

Christ is coming : 

Christ is coming “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As is was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of man…Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come…So you must also be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Matthew 24:36-44

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