THE RE-BIRTH OF ISRAEL!

On May 14th 1948, something happened that never happened in world history, before or since, a nation was reborn.

Matthew  24:32 "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:  24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.  24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled."

May 14th 1948 Israel became a nation once more with a homeland. The fig tree blossomed. The fig tree that appeared to be dead, dry, withered and hopeless, suddenly springs back to life, putting forth branches, sprouting leaves, blossoming, producing fruit, and putting down deep roots. The fig tree blossomed. Just like Jesus said would happen. Just like Bible teachers for centuries had been predicting and teaching must happen. Israel must be born again if you would, nationally, and it happened in 1948.  That's the budding of the fig tree. Now what does this mean? The generation that sees this budding is the "Final Generation". Which generation is that? 

-------Its us! -----That is our generation. We are that "Final Generation" We are the generation that is seeing the fig tree bud.  That's what the excitement was and still is. The generation that saw the miracle of the budding of the fig tree take place. Jesus said that  this generation would be the "Final Generation" and that: " My coming is nigh even at the very  door. "No man knows the day or the hour but of the times and the seasons Paul says you should not be ignorant. You should know the seasons. what season? The season when the fig tree blossoms. What does it mean?

 Its The "Final Generation".  The Year 2000 - Beginning of The End - A Major Prophetic Turning Point.  We are approaching a most interesting time historically and prophetically as far as God's calendar goes. The year 2000, has been for centuries, from the earliest church fathers Irenaeus, Lucadaeus, and a number of  other men who were writing back in the year 150 AD. These men were pointing to, this time, the year 2000 AD, as being the start of a cataclysmic time prophetically, an important time, why? Think carefully about this.

Scoffers a Sign of the Last days

Lets turn to (2 Peter) Peter has something intriguing to say about the "last days", and about God's time calendar that's being used. Peter says this: in (2 Peter 3:3) "Knowing this first that there shall come in the last days, scoffers, walking after their own lusts, their own desires, and they shall say where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers have fallen asleep (died) all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation"

Then they (scoffers) shall say. We've heard about the promise of His coming. We've heard the rap on the Rapture. All things continue on as they were before, just like they always have and always will. Peter says hey! That is an indication that you are living in the last days. When people start to say ahh! we've heard all this before and they start scoffing. Right then that is a sign of the "Last Days".

Who are these scoffers?

Well they certainly are not all unbelievers. Unbelievers don't believe in Jesus any way.  So why should they scoff? Some do, but for the most part they are completely disinterested. Unfortunately and another major prophetic sign of the "Last Days", is the fact that these scoffers are mainly members of the Christian Church, professing Christians that have cooled off, become Laodicean - "Backslidden", and are now complaining.
Where is the signs of His coming? Where is He? We don't believe He's coming back at all.  Maybe we have been conned. Maybe its time to get out of this Christian stuff any way and move on to something else. This is another  major prophetic sign. The abandoning of the True Church. Jesus said that in the "Last Days" many shall  cool off and abandon the True faith. That there would be a falling away of believers.  " Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils..." (1Tim:4:1)

Behold I come Quickly!

Now he goes on to say, in (2 Peter 3:8) "but beloved, be not ignorant, of this one thing that one day is with the Lord as is a thousand years, and a thousand years, is as one day". Where is the promise of His coming? Didn't He say "behold I come quickly" in the book of Revelation? And that was two thousand years ago. Hey! He's not coming!

Listen, He is coming quickly, when you look at it from His perspective. A day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as a day. Therefore, the Lord has only been gone for two days. To us its been two thousand years, but for Him its only been "two days."

Jesus says "Behold I come quickly", a couple of days defines quickly I would think. A quick return. But what intrigues us here is this idea that from the Lord's perspective, that a thousand years is as a day, and a day is as a thousand years.

So what we have learned? One thousand years of earth's time is only one day of God's time. That's simple enough to understand. God's prophetic word at its simplest. One of God's days = 1000 years of earth time.

Adam's One Day.

This answers a question, for us that we all have often had. Well now Lord, you told Adam that if he ate of that forbidden fruit, that tree of the knowledge of good and evil, that in that day thou shalt surely die. But Adam lived to be 938 years old. What does that mean? Well from God's perspective, a day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as a day. So Adam died, within that day, towards the end of that day, within one day, you see. Because from the Lord's perspective, a thousand years of earth time is equal to one day of God's time.

So God kept His promise perfectly. In fact, He let Adam go out towards the very end of that day. But Adam didn't extend himself beyond that day. When we begin to think this through, the ramifications are many. For the early church fathers taught, and I believe it to be true. That the account in Genesis of creation, that is the seven days, is not only history but is also prophecy. That this world is destined for seven thousand years or seven days, and that's all. On the seventh day of creation, God rested.
Entering God's Millennium

We know from the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, and a host of others, that in the seven thousandth year, if you would, is going to come a day, a thousand year period of time, called the millennium. When there is rest and peace. When the wolf lies down by the lamb. When weeds don't spring up. When disease doesn't break out. When wars don't exist any more. When men study war no more. Every man shall abide under his own vine. He starts to make things right. He brings all remnant peoples and nations under His control. He sets up God's government here on Earth, where He will rule all nations. He (Christ) and those of us who return with Him start to clean up the earth. He starts to bring God's government into effect. He rules with a rod of iron. Then righteousness shall prevail. When does that happen?

In the Millennium, which is that one thousand year period, that one day, The day of the lord. The old testament calls it. "the day of the lord". When He rules and reigns on this planet.You recall Apollo, the first manned flight to the moon about 30 years ago or so. Do you recall or remember that? When the Lunar Module landed on the moon it had these huge legs. Four huge legs that were attached to the lunar module. These legs were twenty five feet in length with big round bottoms or cushioning Pads. Then the astronauts stepped down, and said "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". Did you ever think why is it that they had to climb down that far to make that statement? What is going on?Did you know in their calculations that the scientists were absolutely convinced, believing the moon was 4.6 billion years old and knowing from already previous satellite studies, on the accumulation of meteorite dust. That there would be on the moon, because the moon being 4.6 billion years old, and realizing the rate of meteor dust that is accumulating in the atmosphere of the Earth. That on the moon there would be at least 2000  feet of accumulated  lunar meteorite dust all over the surface. So these legs with these big cushion pads were built. So that it might settle into the dust and not sink all the way down. That it would compact the dust as it settled. Then they were hoping that it would not sink indefinitely into this sea of dust, this accumulated dust.
I mean if you didn't dust your house for 4.6 billion years, what would you house look like 4.6 billion years later? The scientists were very very surprised indeed. They discovered that the lunar module set down with out going down a bit. In fact, the greatest depth of lunar dust that was measured thus far on the moon was only two inches. Now that presents a problem.

If there is only two inches of lunar dust - and they said the moon is 4.6 billion years old, something is not right here. So a number of scientists are now saying, including Dr Stewart Ross Taylor, that the moon can be no more than 10,000 years old maximum!

These are not Christians trying to talk science into something. They are scientists that are dealing honestly with the data. They are now saying, that is a group of lunar scientists and astronomers, that the moon is no longer 4.6 billion years old. That it has to be only 10,000 years old or less.

There is all kinds of scientific debate going on in scientific circles about the dating of the earth. Carbon dating is very questionable and its circular in reasoning. They are now saying that the earth does not necessarily have to be the billions of years old that some scientists have been persuasively doctrinating our culture into thinking.

Do you know that recently, scientists took samples of the lava that came from Mount Saint Helens, the Volcano that erupted only twenty years ago, That they took these lava samples and subjected them to scientific dating. The results startled them, that is the scientists, these lava samples when subjected to scientific dating, came out to be thousands and thousands of years old, but in reality were only twenty years old! The world's scientists were shocked, now they are reconsidering the accuracy of scientific dating. They are now saying that this world is not as old as they once thought. Scientific dating is misleading and not a very accurate barometer of how old the earth is in reality. Shocking and eye opening - it puts a whole new perspective in place as to just how old the earth really is. It is not as old as they previously thought. 

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But let me say this. Even if you opt for an ancient earth theory that shouldn't bother anyone a bit. I still believe that the genealogies of Genesis take you back to 4004 BC or 6000 years ago.

The Original Creation - *See note at bottom of Page
Because you see, in (Genesis 1) - "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Period). This was a done deal. It was completed and finished. Then the second  verse (Genesis 2) says "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep...". So how did we get from a completed creation of heaven and earth and end up with a earth that was now without form and void?

The Hebrew words for "without form" and "void" is "tohuw" and "bohuw"  without form and void "tohuw" and "bohuw". It means chaotic. It means totally turned upside down in a state of total confusion, empty and wasted. God created the heavens and the earth. Then next thing we know the earth is without form and void. It ended up in a state of chaos and total confusion. So what happened? - Well we turn to Isaiah for the answer.

In the book of (Isaiah 45:18) "For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: ...."

Now we've got a problem. (Genesis 1) says "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" The earth then became "tohuw" and "bohuw".  Isaiah says when God created the earth it was not in vain. He did not make it "tohuw" and "bohuw". Contradiction? - No! solution.  What is that solution? We can clearly see that some cataclysmic event took place between  (Genesis verse 1 and  Genesis verse  2). Between those two phrases a catastrophe took place.

Darkness falls upon the face of the earth
Then something cataclysmic occurred, a disaster of tremendous proportion came upon the earth.

For (Genesis 2) tells us: "And the earth was (became) without form and void; and darkness was (now) upon the face of the deep."
Now we can clearly see that  between the First creation; where God had already completed His making of heaven and earth, that all of a sudden, the Earth was now, "without form" (tohuw), and "Void" (bohuw) and was now in a state of,  "darkness" (choshek).

The Hebrew words for "without form", and "Void" from the original Hebrew text of Genesis is: "tohuw" and "bohuw". and the word  for "darkness" is "choshek".

The Hebrew word for "without form", is  "tohuw" which means, "to lie in waste and desolation, to be in a state of confusion, and chaos, without inhabitable form".

The Hebrew word, for "void" is "bohuw" which means, "to become empty, desolate, in indistinguishable ruin, and void".

The Hebrew word for, "darkness" is "choshek" which  means to be in a state of, "misery, destruction, death, sorrow, wickedness, obscurity and darkness".

The earth had become a place of chaos, and confusion, a shadow of its former glory and created magnificence.

We know that God is not the author of confusion or chaos.
"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace...." (I Corinthians 14:33)

What was it that had happened to this original first creation of the earth? The earth had now become "without form" and "Void" and in "darkness".

It was obvious that God had not created the earth in such a terrible condition. Something terrible had happened to the earth after God had originally created it.

The Rebellion

I believe it was then between those two verses of (Genesis 1 and Genesis 2), That the highest angel named Lucifer launched a rebellion against God. He was cast out of heaven,  and down to the  planet earth. Where Paul calls him the god of this earth. Where Jesus calls him the prince of this earth and as Satan came to the earth, man this earth became "tohuw" and "bohuw" When Satan hit, this original creation got wiped out.

Then God pronounces His judgement against Lucifer now Satan for his rebellion and you can read about it for yourself in: (Jeremiah 4:23-36, Isaiah 24:1 and Isaiah 45:18) Where it clearly indicates that the earth had undergone a cataclysmic change as the result of a rebellion and divine judgement. The face of the earth bears everywhere the marks of such a catastrophe.

So if you present your relics and you wish to embrace that particular view point, you can present your bones and your fossils. We shouldn't have any problem with that. They were part of the first creation. So we can relegate the bones, the fossils and all the relics -to the first creation. That very first creation  of (Genesis 1) That original creation that was totally damaged, subverted and perverted beyond recognition, by the rebellion of Satan and his demon hoards and  then no conflict of science with the Genesis cosmogony remains. No conflict with science at all. Its no wonder that such bizarre creatures existed on this earth during this time of rebellion and judgement - all this happened within the confines of the first creation period.

The New Creation or Re-Creation

But the Bible teaches that something happened. And then God re-created the Earth and that is why God told Adam to replenish the earth the word there is "to do again" - to replenish. That's why God told Adam that he was to go and subdue the earth - subdue from who? - Subdue from Satan who had now set up his headquarters here on this earth. Adam here is your job. You are to subdue the earth. You are to replenish it, subdue it and recapture it. That is your assignment Adam, to recapture the earth. And of course we know what happened. Adam failed miserably. Then we know what happened next. God had to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to straighten out the problem as He is going to do eventually.

History And Prophecy

But wait! What does this mean? -I believe we really can look at this Genesis account, as not just being history, but of being prophecy, as well. Think about it - for 6 days God reformed the earth and created the progenitors of all its present life and then - the Sabbath - or rest - God rested on the seventh day. This began a weekly cycle in which man is to work for six days and rest every seventh or Sabbath day. (Exodus 20:9-11).

 In Hebrews 4:3-11, the Apostle Paul explained that the seventh day Sabbath pictures the wonderful era of peace and rest that follows this current age of God's grace. The Apostle John was inspired to write that this coming era, beginning with Christ's return to set up His kingdom, will last 1,000 years (Rev. 20:1-4) - a time we simply call the Millennium.

As the seventh day represents a 1,000 year period in God's plan, it follows that the previous six days of the week also represent 1,000 year periods. The Apostle Paul brought our attention to this principle in discussing the anticipation of Christ's return: "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." (2 Peter 3:8)

God rested after 6 days of re-creation -Things were right - a 6000 year period - a day is as a thousand years - and a thousand years is as a day. Starting a 4004 BC, after 4 days or 4000 years - you are at or about the year 1 AD. The first coming of Jesus Christ. Then there are 2 more days or 2,000 years - from the time that Jesus came -  until we come up to 2000 AD. Then we will come into that seventh day, that 1,000 year Millennial kingdom ruled by Christ in person! it will be wonderful.

The Year 2000 AD. Signaling The Time of The End.

 Is there any indication Biblically that this would hold true?

We read in (Hosea 6:1-2) in speaking of God's working with the Jewish people He says this: " Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn us and he will heal us; he hath smitten us, and he will bind us up. After [two days] will he revive us: in the [third day] he will raise us up, and then  we shall live in his sight.".

Speaking of the "End Times" here in (Hosea 6:1-2). For two days they are going to be torn. The Jewish people are going to go through hard, tearing difficult times. But on the third day - the day of resurrection - on the third day - that seventh millennium - that year that begins  somewhere in and around or somewhere just after 2000 AD - on the third day - we will be revived. Israel shall be fully restored when Jesus rules and reigns from Jerusalem.

Then  its the millennium. That one day - the seventh day, that one thousand year reign of Christ. When he sets up His Kingdom here on earth. It centers around Jesus who reigns in Jerusalem and Israel becomes the most important nation once again. Interesting - it maps out perfectly - 4004 BC. Then 4 days later, if a day is as a thousand years - Jesus comes to earth as a child grows up, is rejected and is killed. He rises again and returns to heaven. And for the next two days or two thousand years Israel, that is the Jews, suffer greatly until they are restored to the own land once again.

Israel is torn because they rejected Him at His first coming. We will not have this man rule over us. Thus Jesus told them that they would go through desolation and destruction because they rejected Him [speaking of the cursing of the fig tree].

For two days or two thousand years, they are going to be torn - and smitten - but on the third day - that day somewhere  in and around or somewhere just after the year 2000 AD. And for the next thousand years - that millennium - that seventh period of time - they will be fully revived and indeed they will - this is thrilling.

This concept was well known amongst the Jews of the apostle Peter's day. About 200 years before Christ, Rabbi Elias wrote; "The world endures six thousand years: two thousand years before the law, two thousand years under the law, and two thousand years under Messiah's (grace) " Then the Millennium reign of the Messiah will begin. ("Millennium," Adama Books, 1986, p.263)

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