Israel at the Epicenter of End Time Events
by Irvin Baxter
As we enter this new year of 2015, we need to realize this will not be just another year. We have now entered the end time. We have entered the time of more prophetic fulfillment than any other time since the world began! The fulfillment of end time prophecies will continue to be fulfilled right in front of our eyes at an ever-escalating rate.
Israel at the Epicenter of Prophetic Fulfillment
As the prophecies of the end time culminate, Israel finds itself at the epicenter of end time events.
We will soon see a treaty signed in Israel that starts the Final Seven Years to Armageddon; a Jewish temple will be built on the Temple Mount in Israel; the Great Tribulation will begin in Israel; and the Antichrist will be revealed to the world in Israel.
All Israel Shall Be Saved
Yet, in the midst of these apocalyptic fulfillments, we have the wonderful promise of Romans 11:25-26 that all of Israel shall be saved. What an incredible prophecy! Think of it! How will we go from most of Israel rejecting Jesus as the Messiah to all of Israel turning to Him?
It appears from the scripture that the revival will come in two phases. Zechariah 12:7 says, “The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.”
This promise happens in the end time and refers to the Jews that are presently living in Judea, the area that will soon become the new Palestinian state. Jesus warned the Jews of Judea that they would have to run for their lives three and one-half years after the Palestinian-Israeli agreement is signed. Many of them will escape because of the warning of Jesus in Matthew 24:15-21. This will cause many of them to turn to Jesus at that time.
The revival in Israel and around the world will gain momentum during the final three and one- half years just before the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Jesus to the earth.
The culminating phase of the prophesied revival will happen when Jesus comes to earth, placing His feet on the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:3-4). According to Zechariah 13:6, the Jews will run to the Mount of Olives to meet their Messiah. As they bow to worship Him, the passage states, “And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.”
That’s when the Jews will realize that Jesus is their Messiah. All who have not turned to Jesus prior to this will turn to Him at this time!
Think of it! During a very short seven-year period, all of Israel will come to believe in Jesus as their Messiah! What an incredible revival that is prophesied for the Final Seven Years!