We needed a Savior, so Jesus came to Forgive. Whatever human expectations Jesus faced, he came as his own Authority. The fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 introduced Christianity as God’s world-wide Faith. The very nature of Christianity demands a Finale unlike any ever seen.
Now…that finale….Throughout Spring, 1967, Moslem states of the Mid-East, led by Egypt’s President Nasser, ranted their violent rhetoric against Israel. Pending action by them inevitable, the Israeli’s launched a withering pre-emptive air attack that destroyed Egypt’s Air Force on the ground.
As ground conflict erupted, then-Israeli Cabinet member Golda Meir secretly informed Jordan’s King Hussein that Israel wouldn’t attack him if he remained neutral. He instead attacked Israel.
In their counter-attack Israeli forces entered, captured and occupied the Old City of Jerusalem for the first time since A.D. 70. To this day, the Old City and its Temple grounds remain under Israel’s control.
Though few Americans then or now understood the significance, Israeli occupation of Ancient Jerusalem fulfilled Christ’s prediction of Luke 21:20-24. He foresaw it as a Transition in history, with God renewing Jewish evangelism. Paul underscored that by saying all Israel would be saved, Romans 11:25-32, meaning a new, divinely inspired outreach to Jews would bring many Jews to Jesus. Such organizations as Jews for Jesus embody that effort.
In June, 2017, the unexpected Israel victory will celebrate 50 years of a change Moslems hate with increasing manic hatred. Which they can never reverse.
All of that, however, fades before the last great Transition the ongoing historical conflict presages. That will be from TIME to ETERNITY occasioned by the Return of Jesus Christ when “The Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God!” I Thessalonians 3:16. Looking forward to that! Fini
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