The Last Days: Focus Beyond 666

Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives

How can we know that there will be a soon return of Yeshua (Jesus), that His Second Coming is imminent? How can we know that we are, in fact, living in the Last Days?

Many Bible teachers focus on the typical signs of the End Times: the mark of the beast . . . God and Magog . . . 666 . . . a confederation of ten nations . . . the antichrist’s ascendancy to power  . . . the abomination of desolation.

But let’s not forget these other key events that have happened or are happening now in Jewish lives around the globe, which are the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. The greatest single prophetic event to take place before the return of Messiah to this earth is the Jewish People turning back to God as they recognize that Jesus is their promised Messiah.

Key Fulfilled Jewish Events:

  • The restoration of Israel and Jerusalem in 1948 and 1967 respectively.
  • The return of the Jewish People from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia.
  • Jewish People coming to faith in Messiah in greater numbers than ever before. (See Zechariah 12:10; Romans 11:25; Psalm 102:13.)
  • The rise of the modern Messianic Jewish congregational movement worldwide.

Other Signs of the Last Days:

  • False Messiahs.
    “Watch out that no one deceives you, for many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah’ “(Luke 21:8).
  • An increase in wars and conflict worldwide.
    “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars” (Matthew 24:6).
    “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom” (Luke 21:10).
  • A significant increase in the frequency and magnitude of natural disasters.
    “There will be famines and earthquakes in various places” (Matthew 24:7).
  • A rise in anti-Semitism and persecution of true Christians.
    “You will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death” (Matthe 24:9).
  • A falling away of Believers from the faith.
    “Many will turn from the faith and betray and hate each other” (Matthew 24:10).
  • A major increase in false prophets and prophecy. (Matthew 24:11).

Adapted from “Are You Ready for Yeshua’s Return?” by Jonathan Bernis in the May/June 2010 issue of Jewish Voice Today.

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