Q. God Bless You and thank you for your website. I have received a blessing everytime I visit. It seems that when I have a question, a majority of the time I find you have just answered my question before I get here. I also look forward to Monday mornings when I get to read your articles. I was wondering why you think that the last generation started when Israel became a nation. Could the last generation be the one that was beginning when Israel took Jerusalem in 1967? Thank you for your time.
A. After spending years on these two prophecies, I’ve become convinced that the regathering of Israel in 1948 signaled the beginning of the End times. Ezekiel 36:24 & 37:21 are two good sources and Isaiah 11:11-12 is another.
The re-unification of Jerusalem in 1967 was a confirmation of that, but I”m now convinced that the Lord’s prophecy of Jerusalem being trampled on by the Gentiles (Luke 21:24) will not be totally fulfilled until the 2nd Coming. I believe Zechariah 14:2 supports this.
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.
Also, Daniel 2:44-45 indicates that the times of the Gentiles won’t really be over until the Lord establishes His Kingdom.