The Promises To Israel. Now Or Later?

Q. I have just been re-reading seven signs of the Lord’s return and as I read Ezekiel 36: 8-12 and Amos 9: 14-15, I was puzzled as to whether the verses refer to the present day or the Millennium.

A. Although we can see the process of prophetic fulfillment taking place in Israel today, especially where Ezekiel 36:8-12 is concerned,  it won’t be complete until the Millennium begins.  First the nation had to be reborn, the land made fertile and the regathering begun.  Next Daniel’s 70th week has to be fulfilled, with the return to the Old Covenant and the Temple construction.  Toward the end of Daniel’s 70th week they’ll recognize the Messiah (Zechariah 12:10) so that by the time the Millennium begins everything will be ready for the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promises to Israel.

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