Today is 06 December 2017 and is a date I believe will “live in infamy” as does 07 December 1941. Why?
First of all, let me state that I am NOT a theologian, preacher, eschatologist, but I am simply one who loves, adores, admires, the Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua and His Word. The purpose of this article is to provide some very interesting talking points relevant to what I believe are undeniable “signs of the times.” What I mean by that is the fact that our Lord articulated that no one knows the day or the hour of His return, “that Day” of the Apocalypse, but I do believe my Lord has alluded to the fact that we can know the “season” of His return by observing His Chosen People, the Jewish Nation of Israel.
I am not going to enter into a deep eschatological study of current events and attempt to impress you with Hebrew, Greek renderings of the Scriptures, but only provide you with a brief overview of what has transpired since the 1940’s until today and let you take the evidence where it leads.
For hundreds-of-years, eschatologists could not comprehend the Biblical Prophecies relevant to the Apocalypse due to the fact that the Nation of Israel no longer existed subsequent to the complete and utter destruction of Jerusalem by Titus and the Tenth-Roman Legion in 70 AD. The Jewish Tribes were scattered throughout the World…how would Israel ever achieve Nationhood again?
Then our Lord, using Satan’s evil intent in the Jewish Holocaust of the 1940’s, placed the desire for a Nation of refuge into the hearts and minds of the Jewish people with the motto “Never Again.” Never again would the Jewish People be the slaves and downtrodden of the World; therefore, Jewish leaders began a push toward Nationhood/Statehood.
In 1948, it was decided that the small piece of desert land formerly given to Abraham by the Lord would become the Nation of Israel once again and thus the eschatological time-clock was set, once again, into motion.
In 1967, the Six-Day War, the Nation of Israel won back the City of Jerusalem. The entire Apocalypse surrounds the City of Jerusalem; the possession of Jerusalem by the Jewish People will be the impetus for the overwhelming hatred and retribution by the Muslim/Islamic Nations of the Middle East that initiates the Apocalypse (in my opinion). But what is the catalyst that will initiate a call-to-arms against Israel by its Muslim Neighbors? Here, I believe, is possibly why today, 06 December 2017, is a most significant eschatological event.
Today, 06 December 2017, United States President, Donald J. Trump, will support the relocation of Israel’s Capital from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as well as the relocation of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – this decision will most assuredly incite the wrath of those who hate the Nation of Israel as spoken of in Jesus’ Revelation to the Apostle John.
Considering the resurgence of antisemitism; the nuclear programs of Iran, N. Korea, Pakistan, Russia; the struggles of Russia to regain diplomatic significance; the growth of China and its military; the weakening of America by rampant abortion and immorality having alienated the Lord Jesus Christ (as in the Days of Noah), the pieces of Biblical Prophecy are fitting perfectly together and though I do not know the day or the hour, the signs of the times are undeniable.
Again, I am not going to bore you with all of the intricate details and reference Scriptures, but I will leave you with a basic pictorial of what I believe is the relevance of 06 December 2017.
Rickey D. Holtsclaw