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Time-That-Is of the 2nd Restoration-May 14, 1948 to the present time [The ongoing event that we are in right now]

(Photos above taken in March of 2010 of the IDF on the northern border that separates Lebanon and Israel. These are the young Israelis that protect Israel from Hezbollah terrorist attacks (financed by Iran).

A Messianic Sign! He’s Coming!

A 2,500 Year-Old Prophecy Being Fulfilled in Our Time: FROM DRY BONES [A HOLOCAUST CONDITION] TO AN EXCEEDINGLY GREAT ARMY***"Again He said to me, 'Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, O DRY BONES, hear the word of the LORD!' (vs.4) I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone (vs.7)...the flesh came upon them (vs.8)...breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, AN EXCEEDINGLY GREAT ARMY (vs.10)...'I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel (vs.12)...I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken it and performed it', says the LORD (vs.14) (Ezekiel 37 KJV)."***

   The IDF was formed by an order from David Ben Gurion on May 26, 1948, within a few days of declaring the independence of Israel as a sovereign state. It incorporated the Israeli underground freedom fighters - the Haganah, the Irgun, and the Lehi militant groups that had fought for Israeli independence from the British mandate.THE JEWS have always had a presence in their covenant land. However, with so many taken out of the land over the centuries in two exiles, prophecy was fulfilled that said the country would become desolate. When the Jew is in the land, the land prospers; when the Jew is out of the land, the land is desolate. Mark Twain wrote in his book, Innocents Abroad, that his perception when visiting the Holy Land was total desolation, and that he did not see one Arab or one tree.    But, because of atrocites against them in other countries, the Jews dreamed of returning to their homeland and started seriously "making aliyah" [making ascent] from the countries of the diaspora in the late 1800s. They purchased land with the help of wealthy Jewish bankers in Europe, such as the Rothchilds. They started the kibbutz system of community-living to band together for protection while cultivating the land.    The German holocaust of WW2 became a major driver to propel them back to their homeland. It was in fulfillment of the prophecy through Ezekiel that their "dry bones" would stand up, take on flesh, and become an exceedingly great army.    On May 14, 1948, David Ben Gurion [their George Washington] declared their independence. The next day, the United Nations voted approval, and a nation was born in one day [in fulfillment of prophecy] . The rebirth was the fulfillment of prophecies from the time of Moses, yet they were immediately attacked by the surrounding Arab nations, which resulted in the War of Independence. They prevailed in obtaining part of their God-given land, but were not able to take back Jerusalem from Islamic control. Jordanians assaulted the Jews who lived and worked in the Jewish Quarter in the Old City, destroyed the buildings, and cut off all Jewish access to their Wailing Wall and the Old City.   It remained that way for 19 years until the 6-Day War of 1967 that they didn't start, but they did finish. They regained Jerusalem and their Jewish Quarter & Wailing Wall, but relinquished control of the top of the Temple Mt. after 3 days because of political pressure. Jews and Christians are still not allowed to pray or carry a Bible there and are limited in being able to visit. Nevertheless, the miracle of restoration continues to this day.

***"...I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion...In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers (Jeremiah 3:14-18)."***



***Overlapping Eras:

The element of the Jewish Diaspora (exile & scattering)

in the previous PERIOD of the TEMPLE OF THE BELIEVER

ended with the event of the Rebirth of Israel in 1948,

which has already occurred in

this PERIOD of the 3rd TEMPLE.***-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------***In review, there were two Temple destructions

with two exiles (scatterings) & two restorations:

- the 1st destruction by Babylon (586 BC)

(586 BC minus 516 BC = 70 yrs. of exile as prophesied by Jeremiah),  the return called the "1st Restoration" (516 BC) ,

completed with the finishing of the 2nd Temple in 516 BC.

- the 2nd destruction by Rome (70 AD)

(1948 AD minus 70 AD = 1878 yrs. of exile),    the return called the "2nd Restoration” (1948 AD),

with those returned & still returning, right now, in our day,

preparing for the building of the 3rd Temple.***-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Greatest Sign of the End-Times, Israel Returning as a Nation:

(the "hinge-door" of prophecy - most prophecy could not happen until Israel was back in their homeland) ***"Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall A NATION BE BORN AT ONCE? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children (Isaiah 66:8)."******"...there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the BONES CAME TOGETHER, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons & flesh appeared on them and skin covered them...and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet--a vast army...these bones are the whole house of Israel...I will bring...BACK TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL...and I will SAVE them from all their sinful backsliding, and I will CLEANSE them...They...will live there FOREVER (Ezekiel 37)..."******"[The disciples asked:]'...what will be THE SIGN OF Your coming and of THE END OF THE AGE?'...[Jesus replied:] 'Now learn this lesson from THE FIG TREE [Israel]: As soon as its twigs get tender and its LEAVES COME OUT [reborn] , you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, THIS GENERATION [from 1948] will certainly not pass away until all these things [that Jesus just listed in this & prior scriptures] have happened (Mt. 24:1:3, 32-34).'"[Also see Ezek. 36:8.]***

Gentile Christian Ministries Helping Israelis Make Aliyah: Jews have memories of hypocritical antisemitic behavior from people who were professing Christians. Many ministries are now making it part of their outreach to help God's first chosen with the cost of anything from air fare to donating money for bomb shelters, to heal this breach between Christian & Jew. ***"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: 'See, I will beckon to the Gentiles...they will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders' (Isaiah 49:22 NIV)."***

Desolation Turned Into a Desert Blooming With the Return of Israel:***"The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. They will say, 'This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited' (Ezekiel 36:34-35 NIV)



Time-That-Is of the Beginning of Birth Pangs

Photos above taken in March of 2010 of a few of the thousands of missiles sent to Israel from Hamas terrorists in Gaza near the southern border.)


The Wars of Israel Since Rebirth ("Jacob's Trouble"):***"I will bring again the captivity of My people Israel & Judah...and I will cause them to RETURN TO THE LAND that I gave their fathers, and they shall possess it...IT IS EVEN THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE, BUT HE SHALL BE  SAVED OUT OF IT (Jeremiah 30:3-6)."***

The 1948 War of Independence (the taking back of Israel)The 1956 Suez-Canal WarThe 1967 6-Day War (the taking back of Jerusalem).The 1973 Yom Kippor War



The 2nd Restoration