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Entire Chuck Missler video may be viewed here:
Chuck Missler - Prophecy 101 - 2 of 4 - Prophecy Past - video
The Precisely Fulfilled Prophecy Of Israel Becoming A Nation In 1948 - video
Bible Prophecy Fulfilled - Israel 1948 - article
Excerpt: Although July 15, 537 B.C. can not be verified by outside sources as the exact day of Cyrus's proclamation, we do know that 537 B.C. was the year in which he made it. As such, we can know for certain that the Bible, in one of the most remarkable prophecies in history, accurately foresaw the year of Israel's restoration as an independent nation some two thousand five hundred years before the event occurred.
The preceding start date, used in the prophecy calculation, is confirmed by the archaeological record:
Confirming The Exile Prophecies - Guy Cramer
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
Excerpt "In late years several cuneiform tablets have been discovered pertaining to the fall of Babylon which peg both Biblical and secular historic dates. The one tablet known as the "Nabunaid Chronicle" gives the date for the fall of Babylon which specialists have ascertained as being October 12-13, 539 B.C., Julian Calendar, or October 6-7, 539 B.C., according to our present Gregorian Calendar. This tablet also says that Cyrus made his triumphant entry into Babylon 16 days after its fall to his army. Thus his accession year commenced in October, 539 B.C. However, in another cuneiform tablet called "Strassmaier, Cyrus No. 11" Cyrus’ first regnal year is mentioned and was determined to have begun March 17-18, 538 B.C., and to have concluded March 4-5, 537 B.C. It was in this first regnal year of Cyrus that he issued his decree to permit the Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. (Ezra 1:1) The decree may have been made in late 538 B.C. or before March 4-5, 537 B.C.
In either case this would have given sufficient time for the large party of 49,897 Jews to organize their expedition and to make their long four-month journey from Babylon to Jerusalem to get there by September 29-30, 537 B.C., the first of the seventh Jewish month, to build their altar to Jehovah as recorded at Ezra 3:1-3. Inasmuch as September 29-30, 537 B.C., officially ends the seventy years of desolation as recorded at 2 Chronicles 36:20, 21, so the beginning of the desolation of the land must have officially begun to be counted after September 21-22, 607 B.C., the first of the seventh Jewish month in 607 B.C., which is the beginning point for the counting of the 2,520 years."
The following article, though the article has a minor discrepancy of being off by one year in their calculation from the previous calculation I listed, points out the uncanny 19 year match in prophetic history between the nation of Israel being restored and Jerusalem being restored.
The time span from the rebirth of Israel as a nation in 1948 to the 6 Day War in 1967 is 19 years. The time from the loss of independence in 606 B.C. to the time of the loss of Jerusalem in 587 B.C. was also 19 years. Was the recapture of Jerusalem in 1967 also prophesied? (Short Answer,, Yes!)
The restoration of the Jewish people to the land of Israel, after almost 2000 years of being spread across the globe, truly is a miracle. That they would stay together as a people and not be assimilated into the cultures they were living in is simply very remarkable for a people to do:
The Miracle of the Restoration of the Nation of Israel - video
The following video illustrates a neat story of a ‘little miracle’ that occurred during the ‘Six Day War’;
Miracle In A Minefield - The Rebirth Of Israel & 1967 Six Day War
The precisely fulfilled prophecy of Israel becoming a nation again is of no small importance, since the restoration of Israel clearly signifies the time immediately preceding the return of Christ.
The Signs of Israel's Rebirth: Lesson 1: The Parable of the Fig Tree
Concluding Statement: Now it should also be perfectly clear what the parable of the fig tree in the Olivet Discourse means (Matt 24:32-34). As the disciples were walking into the city on Tuesday morning after Palm Sunday, they noticed that the tree which Jesus had cursed the day before had withered and dried up. Later, on Tuesday evening, when the memory of the withered fig tree was still fresh in their minds, Jesus spoke the parable in question. He said that when the church sees the fig tree leafing out again, it will know that "it is . . . at the doors." The Greek for "it is" can also be translated "he is." In prophecy, "door" is often a symbol for the passageway between heaven and earth (Rev. 4:1). What the parable means, therefore, is that when the nation of Israel revives after its coming disintegration and death in A.D. 70, the return of Christ will be imminent.
Even Sir Isaac Newton, who is considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest, scientist who has ever lived, was a avid student of Bible prophecy:
Sir Isaac Newton's Prediction For The Return Of Christ - Sid Roth video
Israeli library uploads (Sir Isaac) Newton's theological texts - February 15, 2012
Excerpt: He's considered to be one of the greatest scientists of all time.,, However, the curator of Israel's national library's humanities collection said Newton was also a devout Christian who dealt far more in theology than he did in physics,, "He (Sir Isaac Newton) took a great interest in the Jews, and we found no negative expressions toward Jews in his writing," said Levy-Rubin. "He (years before it was remotely feasible) said the Jews would ultimately return to their land."
Newton's calculation to 2060 is corrected here to 2013 to reflect the different start time that is now known to greater detail than Sir Isaac Newton knew:
Newton’s end times calculation corrected!
Excerpt: Therefore, correcting Newton’s date, the year 753 B.C. designates the founding of the physical Rome while A.D. 753 establishes the rebirth of spiritual Rome. Counting 1,260 years forward from A.D. 753, one arrives at the year 2013.
Then correcting the the start date of 'spiritual Rome' by 2 years to 755 A.D.:
Donation of Pepin
Excerpt: When Pepin conquered Ataulf the ex-archate of Ravenna fell into his hands. Pepin gave both the ex-archate and the Republic of Rome to the Pope, and this munificent gift is the famous “Donation” on which rested the whole fabric of the temporal power of the Popes of Rome (A.D. 755).
Thus adjusting 2013 + 2 = 2015,,,, but myself, I find the reasoning around the whole issue of Newton's calculation a bit hard to follow, and thus, I much prefer the more straightforward counting of days from the retaking of Jerusalem by the Hebrews in 1967 which is also found in Newton's theological work on prophecy. Here is a bit more on the reasoning behind that specific time frame:
"Prophetic Perspectives, 2008-2015" - Jim Bramlett
Excerpt: For years I have been intrigued with Newton's interpretation of Daniel 9:25 and the 62 weeks and 7 weeks (62 X 7 = 434 years, and 7 X 7 = 49 years), counted "from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem." In his commentary on Daniel, a copy of which I have, Newton wrote that the interpretation of those 69 weeks is usually incorrect, violating the Hebrew language. He said the two numbers should not be added together as most scholars do, but the 434 years refer to Messiah's first coming (which he demonstrated), and the 49 years refer to His second coming, after Israel is reestablished, an idea unheard of 300 years ago but happening in our generation The start date for counting has been controversial. Many thought the 49-year-count would be the date of Israel's rebirth on May 14, 1948, but, alas, that did not work out. Other dates were tried unsuccessfully. But what if the count begins on one of the two most historical dates in Jewish history, the date in the miraculous Six-Day War when Israel captured Jerusalem and the Temple Mount: June 7, 1967? Assume the 49-year count (49 Jewish years X 360 days = 17,640 days), does start on June 7, 1967. Using a date-counter Web site at http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html we learn that the 17,640-day count takes us exactly to September 23, 2015. September 23, 2015 is the Day of Atonement! What are the odds against that? Many have believed that the Second Coming will be on the Day of Atonement. If he knew this, old Isaac Newton would be doing cartwheels and back flips right now.
The following scripture, which Jesus Himself spoke, gives significant weight to the idea that we should start our count of 17,640 days from the time Jerusalem came back into the hands of the Hebrews instead of counting the days from when Israel became a nation.
"They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."
This following videos give 'astronomical' weight to the preceding prediction by Sir Isaac Newton of how the 'days of Daniel' are to be counted and is indeed very sobering:
Mark Biltz Talks About The Return Of Christ On Sid Roth - Solar & Lunar Eclipses - 2014 - 2015 - video
Mark Biltz -- GLC interview. Part 1 of 2 - video
2012 - 2015 - Is Jesus Coming Soon? - Lunar Eclipses - Bible Prophecy - video
Many times people will object to trying read the signs of the times by quoting this scripture;
“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
Yet, little do the people making the objection know that the specific phrase 'No one knows about that day or hour' itself gives a clue as to the timing of Christ's return. The following video deals with ‘no man knows the day or the hour’ objection starting at the 8:33 minute mark in the interview:
Interview with Mark Biltz: Part 4 of 6
Mark Biltz also has a excellent video series on the prophetic Jewish Feast Days and what they mean to us as Christians:
Yom Teruah (1 of 8) The Feasts of The Lord - video
Here is another line of 'mathematical' evidence that lines up with the year 2015 as well (Of note to the 1416 BC start date used for the following calculation; The start date used in the following calculation is not confirmed to the exact year by archaeological record as the preceding calculation is, but none-the-less, the start date does line up very close to what even secular historians agree was the date (1400 BC) for the Israelis crossing the Jordan;
Do 70 Jubilees predict the end of the world in 2015?
Excerpt: The 70 “sevens” in Daniel 9:24 are 70 Jubilee cycles. These 70 Jubilee cycles bring us to the end of the world. When the children of Israel entered Canaan, their promised land, the LORD gave them sabbatical cycles and Jubilee cycles. Sabbatical cycles are 7 years long and Jubilee cycles are 49 years long. Each Jubilee cycle consists of 7 sabbatical cycles. The 50th year is called the Jubilee.
Seventy “sevens” = 70 Jubilee cycles
70 x 7 x 7 = 3,430 years
Seventy “sevens” are decreed for your people to put an end to sin and to bring in everlasting righteousness.
The 70 Jubilee cycles point to the time when God’s people will no longer transgress His law. Eternal righteousness will be brought into their lives. Then Jesus will come to take them to heaven. The 70 Jubilees predict Christ’s second coming. The 70 Jubilees began in 1416 BC when God’s children entered Canaan. The 70 Jubilees will end 3,430 years later in 2015 AD when God’s children will enter heavenly Canaan. (Of note: In Bible prophecy 360 days are used for calculating the length of a year:
Calculating Jubilee years; notes:
Also of 'coincidental' interest is that in Ancient Jewish wedding traditions, traditions which have many parallels to Christ coming for his bride, virgins wed on Wednesday. September 23, 2015, which is the Feast Of Atonement, also falls on a Wednesday; (Also of note; Feast of Trumpets, the prophetic day of rapture, falls on September 14th in 2015.)
Setting the Date for a Jewish Wedding
Excerpt: In the Talmudic era, virgin brides wed on Wednesday,
Also of interest, it may surprise some to learn that the biblical ‘prophetic’ calender is more accurate than our modern day 'scientific' calender. The Gregorian calender uses a fairly complex system of leap days to keep accuracy with the sun, whereas, on a whole consideration, the prophetic calender uses a simpler system of leap months to keep accuracy to the sun. When these two systems are compared against each other, side by side, the prophetic calender equals the Gregorian in accuracy at first approximation, and on in-depth analysis for extremely long periods of time (even to the limits for how precisely we can measure time altogether) the prophetic calender exceeds the Gregorian calender. i.e. God's measure of time exceeds the best efforts of Man to scientifically measure time accurately.,, But why am I surprised about this? :)
Bible Prophecy Year of 360 Days
Excerpt: Is the Biblical 'prophetic' calender more accurate than our modern calender? Surprisingly yes! Excerpt: The first series of articles will show the 360-day (Prophetic) calendar to be at least as simple and as accurate as is our modern (Gregorian) calendar. In the second part of our discussion we will demonstrate how that the 360-day calendar is perfectly exact (as far as our 'scientific' measurements will allow).
Trust in God's Perfect Timing - photo
Another piece of very interesting evidence indicating that the return of Christ is very soon is the "Prophecy of the Popes":
Prophecy of St Malachy - video
This is another interesting prophetic tidbit;
108 year old Orthodox Rabbi Reveals Name of Messiah "JESUS","Yehoshua" or "Yeshua"(Hebrew) (plus Ariel Sharon passing then Messiah comes prophecy)