WRITTEN IN ADVANCE
The Players: Babylonian Empire, Roman Empire (ancient times), Nazi Germany (WW II); British Empire, Ottoman Empire (WW I); Israel.
"And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. ... But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. ... And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee. ... The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle [the emblem of all the nations that took Israel captive, Babylon, Rome, Germany, was the eagle] flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young: And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee. And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee." (Deuteronomy 28:2-6, 15-19, 37, 49-52)
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate [Fulfilled in 70 AD]. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down [Fulfilled in 70 AD by the Roman General Titus]." (Matthew 23:37-39, 24:1-2; cf. John 1:11-12)
"As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it." (Isaiah 31:5;On the morning of December 10, 1917, scores of British General Allenby's new biplanes flew over the Ottoman troops occupying Jerusalem. The Islamic Ottoman troops surrendered the city without firing a single shot. Jerusalem was defended,delivered and preserved. It has been well said, WW I prepared the Land for the Jews; and WW II prepared the Jews for the Land.)
The Players: Israel, Hezbollah, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, Iran, et. al.
"Now learn a parable of the fig tree [Israel]; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation [Some people alive on May 14, 1948] shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." (Matthew 24:32-34; Fig Tree: Hosea 9:10; Joel 1:1-7)
"Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of ISRAEL may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur [all Islamic peoples & nations] also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah." (Psalm 83:1-8)
The Players: Israel, Muslim Nations, Antichrist, United Nations.
"And he [Antichrist] shall confirm the covenant [including Temple worship] with many [Israel and the Arabs] for one week [7 years]: and in the midst of the week [after 3 & 1/2 years] he [Antichrist] shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation [Temple worship] to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate." (Daniel 9:27)
"The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. ... For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city." (Zechariah 12:1-3)
"Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be GREAT TRIBULATION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be." (Matthew 24:16-21)
"And when the dragon [Satan] saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman [Israel] which brought forth the man child [Jesus Christ]. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle [Renegade U.S. troops?], that she might fly into the wilderness [Mountains of Jordan], into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time [3 & 1/2 years], from the face of the serpent [Satan]." (Revelation 12:13-14)
"For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city [See Matthew 24:16-21; Revelation 12:13-14 above]. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives [Christ's return], which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south." (Zechariah 14:2-4)