At this moment the whole world is in a state of complete disarray so severe that only Divine intervention could rescue it from total ending. Fortunately God has foreseen this End Time confusion and has prepared and predicted His program in the Bible. Zechariah portrays this amazing plan in chapter twelve.
Zechariah 12:3 (NLT) Jerusalem will be attacked with the intention of capturing Israel and transforming it into an Islamic capital. But God has an alternative plan!
3 On that day I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock. All the nations will gather against it to try to move it, but they will only hurt themselves.
1. This attack will be convincingly defeated as the Angel of the Lord who achieves an amazing, supernatural victory for Israel. God will also equip the citizens of Israel making them as the Angel of the Lord who goes into battle before His ancient covenant people. They will actually become like God Himself and will bring His Divine power against their enemies.
2. Immediately after this amazing victory, the people of Israel will discover that it was their promised Messiah who has won this supernatural victory. When they recognize this amazing reality the whole nation will begin to repent, bowing low before Him and acknowledging that He is the Only Begotten Son of God. As such they will gladly receive Him as their LORD. The whole nation will undergo astounding spiritual transformation. (Zechariah 13:1)
Zechariah 12:8-10 (NLT)
8 On that day the LORD will defend the people of Jerusalem; the weakest among them will be as mighty as King David! And the royal descendants will be like God, like the angel of the LORD who goes before them!
9 For on that day I will begin to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 “Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem. They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son.
The whole world is currently under enormous stress and severe tension concerning the extremely uncertain future. So many threats are being made by nations that obviously possess powerful weapons of potential massive destruction. Iran for instance already has sufficient weapons to annihilate millions of people both in Israel, and numerous other parts of the world. The most serious of these threats are coming from Islamic countries that are enthralled by their belief that their Mahdi (Islamic Messiah) will soon appear with the determined objective of ruling the whole world. Iran, China and North Korea are nations which also threaten world peace. Only the Bible accurately predicts what the prophetic future holds for all humanity. However the world is currently in extreme confusion, regarding the immediate future. Several nations are predicting a massive war that will affect the whole world. Although greatly despised, the Bible is the only source of reliable information concerning the End Times and the great battle predicted. One prophetic thing that will certainly happen will be an Islamic attack on Israel that will be finally defeated by the Lord of Heaven’s armies that is foretold in Zechariah 12.
Islam is a two headed monster. The first head is religious, by which it seeks to be known to the world. It actually seeks to be known as a religion of peace. However, the second head is political and military and is determined to conquer and rule the whole world by this means. The method by which Almighty God will break the power of Islam and end its bid to rule the world, is therefore by supernatural power and also by spiritual transformation. This is vividly illustrated in Zechariah 12, when God will first defeat and destroy the Islamic armies, and then pour out His Holy Spirit, first on Israel and then on all flesh. Islam is presently preparing to launch the attack on Israel predicted in Zechariah 12.
This message is meant to be a positive penetrative look into the world’s prophetic future from a Biblical perspective, and an attempt to discern what may happen in the very near future. It essentially concerns the prophetic destiny of Israel, Judaism, and Christianity, plus the whole world. You may entirely disagree with this yet unprovable position, but I ask you to prayerfully search and diligently examine the scriptures involved. Only time will tell the accuracy or otherwise of this particular article. Either way it would be better to prayerfully prepare unnecessarily, than not to prepare at all. The article clearly differs from the popular traditional Christian perspective of a pre Tribulation Rapture and suggests a very different possibility. I submit in this message that Jesus will initially return to the Jews in Jerusalem, but what does the Bible actually say?