MBS189 The Modern State of Israel in Bible Prophecy

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MBS189 The Modern State of Israel in Bible Prophecy
bY Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum

The modern state of Israel is a conundrum to many Christians today. On the one hand, they recognize the providence of God in the re-establishment of the nation of Israel in the land of Israel as an independent nation after many years of world-wide dispersion for most of the Jewish people.

On the other hand, the vast majority are unbelievers in Messiah, and not even Orthodox; they would class themselves as atheist or agnostic.

How does the Modern State of Israel fit into Bible Prophecy?

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MBS189 THE MODERN STATE OF ISRAEL IN BIBLE PROPHECY

By Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

A. Three Perspectives on the Modern State of Israel in Bible Prophecy

1. The First Perspective: Replacement Theology

2. The Second Perspective

3. The Third Perspective

B. Two worldwide Regatherings

I. THE REGATHERING IN UNBELIEF IN PREPARATION FOR JUDGMENT

A. To the Land—Ezekiel 20:33–38

B. To Jerusalem—Ezekiel 22:17–22

C. The Gathering Before the Tribulation—Zephaniah 2:1–2

1. The Fourth Perspective

2. Only Two Regatherings

D. The Number of Worldwide Regatherings—Isaiah 11:11–12:6

II. THREE COROLLARY ISSUES

A. The Start of the Tribulation

B. The Third Temple and the Abomination of Desolation

1. The Prophecy

2. The Preparations for the Third Temple

3. Questions Asked About the Temple

a. What About the Ark of the Covenant?

b. What About the Ashes of the Red Heifer?

C. The Invasion of Ezekiel 38 and 39

1. The Israel of Ezekiel 38 and 39

2. The Place of the Destruction of the Invading Armies

CONCLUSION

And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication, and they shall look unto me whom they have pierced.

Zechariah 12:10

On the topic of the modern State of Israel in Bible prophecy, one will hear four views, giving four different perspectives. Three perspectives will be discussed in the Introduction of this study. The fourth perspective will be discussed in the context of Isaiah 11:11–12:6. And a fifth perspective will be introduced in connection with the two worldwide regatherings.