If you recall, back in July of 2017 a watershed moment in Bble prophecy came to pass. The Jordanian Waqf effectively lost control of the Temple Mount for the first time since 1967. Since then, it has been under the watch of the Israeli police. You may want refer to this previous post for further review:
Also, just recently, the U.S. opely acknowledged recognition of Israel’s right to Jerusalem. See previous post here:
Since last July, Jewish worshipers have begun showing increasing determination to pray at the Temple Mount. Just a few days ago 42 Jews have openly prayed and worshiped on the Temple Mount. See video below:
Interestingly enough, these men were not attacked at all. There was no rioting that ensued. This was a a valiant act.But what caught my attention is the number of Jews that attempted this feat, the number 42. You see, the number Forty-two is a number with a direct connection to the coming Antichrist. His evil efforts will last 42 months in the end time, and thus forty-two is firmly associated with him.
Revelation 11:1-2—And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
In Revelation Chapter 13 you also have the emergenece of two key figures that arise to power: the Anti-Christ and the false prophet:
Revelation13:1-5—And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Notice the number 42 again. There is speculation a final “two-state solution” would almost have to include some sort of division of the Temple Mount, which would finally allow Israel at least some area to build a temple.
After the U.S. now Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, have all come on board supporting an undivided Jerusalem. There also have been talks that it seems that Egypt ‘unofficially’ recognises this as well, and has been making noise about the Palestinians needing to be content with Ramallah as its own capital. Now if Egypt and Palestine cave and then Ramallah becomes the P.A. capital, that would give Israel a straight path to building the temple. But what is more likely to happen is possibly a war in the Middle East that will be followed the emergence of the Anti-Christ.
Israel was officially regathered on May 14, 1948. This year, on May 14, 2018, they will have been back in their own land for exactly 70 years.
The Church will not be here for the time of Jacob’s trouble, Israel will be in the spotlight. The Church will be removed at the Rapture before all that. But how fitting would it be for God to have a major move of prophecy on the 70th anniversary of the miracle of the fulfillment of the regathering of the Jews? Israel being back in the land was fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
2018 indeed is shaping u to what will very likely be a prophetically significant year.