The war in Gaza we are watching is just part of the staging for the BIG event. Russia has been on deck to mount a future invasion of Israel from the time of Ezekiel 2,600 years ago writing down God’s Word from ancient Babylon. The inexorable grind of the prophetic gears continues unstoppably to this moment. WATCH GAZA–but keep your eye on JERUSALEM. That’s the REAL target that Satan will never stop until he ravages it at the END.
Jerusalem is God’s Countdown Clock for Humanity’s Survival When Jesus told His disciples and us about the future he built every word of it around one spot on earth. In theological circles, this message (Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21) is called the Olivet Discourse. Jesus framed His words about the rest of the history of this planet by the sight of Jerusalem in all its earthly glory spread in front of Him. Look again at Christ’s very first words in Matthew 24:2.
All that He says about His second coming is introduced by those words. He said to keep your eye on Jerusalem. I am ascending from the Mount of Olives (the center of Jerusalem then and now) and I am returning to the Mount of Olives. That is why understanding God’s plans for Jerusalem is key to interpreting God’s Word correctly. (EBI-06)