#38:
​STATE OF ISRAEL

RENDEZVOUS WITH PROPHETIC DESTINY
Modern Demographics of the Promised Land  


  • Why is the State and People of Israel such a topic to consider?
  • Is there a prophetic narrative that involves Israel in the Last Days?
  • How will Israel play a central role in the coming End of Days?

by Luis B. Vega
for PostScripts News (PSN) | www.PostScripts.org
EMAIL: vegapost@hotmail.com


‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will take the Israelites out of the Nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around & bring them back into their own Land. I will make them one Nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel.’ -Ezekiel 37:21


The purpose of this study is to illustrate several occurrences that might be prophetically related to the modern state of Israel. For context, a ‘snap-shot’ will be given of the current Israeli demographics in these Last Days. Some general facts and figures of this modern nation of the earthly People of YHVH in the Promised Land will be listed. According to the Bible, Israel is a key prophetic focal point to the study of End Times or ‘Last Generation’ per Psalm 150. Many Biblical scholars believe that when the nation of Israel declared its independence on May 14, 1948, it started the countdown of the ‘Last Generation’. The nation of Israel did not get full UN recognition of its sovereignty until a year later on May 11, 1949.

Perhaps this ‘Last Generation’ will be the one to see the culmination of all the prophecies that yet remain to be fulfilled; mainly the 3rd Temple and the return of the Messiah now that YHVH has returned Israel to the Promised Land. The basic premise of this study is to point out that, based on the prior Tetrad prophetic dates of 1948-49 and 1967-68; a pattern seems to correspond to the year 2014-15, when applying the mathematical phi ratio. One point in particular is that only since 1949 have there been 3 Tetrads in phi ratio time intervals. The Tetrads corresponding to 1949 and 1967 specifically have been accompanied by the birth of Israel as nation and the recapture of the Old City of Jerusalem. What is unique about a Tetrad is that perhaps based on the phi ratio pattern, what is next to be fulfilled is the 3rd Temple. 

In the prior 2 Tetrads of 1949 and 1967, each occurred near the season when prophetically, Israel was reborn, and Jerusalem was recaptured. If the premise and pattern is valid, perhaps something profoundly prophetic will happen as a prophetic result of the 2014-15 Tetrad regarding the Temple that is to be rebuilt. This 3rd Temple will either be built towards the end of the decade that could very well initiate the start of the ‘Time of Jacob’s Trouble’ spoken by the books of Daniel and Revelation. To ascertain this possible connection in the Tetrad Pattern, a timeline will also be presented to show that specific modern dates have been key regarding Israel’s ‘prophetic destiny’. It appears that YHVH has seen it fit for Israel to have these key dates correspond with the Celestial ‘Signs of the End of the Age’. These are the variable of what Jesus Christ spoke about regarding the end of the Age during the Olivet Discourse to His Jewish Disciples.

The Last Generation
The Jewish Messiah stated that these ‘celestial Signs’ would be for the nation of Israel in particular and to occur during the Last Generation before His Return. Thus, Israel, Jerusalem and the Temple have to be in place before Jesus’ return. To reiterate, the dates and times of Israel’s prophetic dates of 1948-49 and 1967-68 thus do show a plausible pattern of what is to come prophetically in 5776 as a result of the triple 1949-1967-2014 Tetrad sequence.

If this logic and pattern is valid, then the years of 5776 will be of the likes when Israel was rebirthed in 1948 and when Old Jerusalem with its Temple Mount was recaptured in 1967. Thus, the Tetrad sequence that corresponds to this next prophetic event will lead Israel to its prophetic destiny of rebuilding YHVH’s Temple. What is this Israel’s prophetic destiny? It is a ‘rendezvous’; the eventual meeting between national Israel and her true Messiah, Jesus Christ. This will not happen until national Israel will experience ‘Jacob’s Troubles’ or as the New Testament portrays it as the Tribulation.

Jesus stated the He would not come back to Jerusalem until she would say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the Name of YHVH’. Many Biblical scholars thus use these dates to project out the plausible count of what constitutes a ‘Biblical Generation’ – 40, 52, 70, 80? Here below are some generalized equations determinate by what the possible meaning of a ‘Generation’ is equal to in years. Note that most likely the years would have to be in Jewish Years, meaning a 360 Lunar Year cycle. On May 14, 1948, the nation was born but it was not an independent and sovereign state until May 11, 1949 formally. This was also the year that it made most of the Armistice treaties with the various Muslim nations that had attacked Israel on May 15, 1948.  

If a Generation is 70 Years: 1948 + 70 = 2018         
70 x 360 days/year = 25,200 days

If a Generation is 52 Years: 1967 + 52 = 2019         
52 x 360 days/year = 18,720 days

Nation in Exile since AD 70 = AD 70 + 1948 Years = 2018

From Tetrad of 1949 - 1967 = 19 Years
From Tetrad of 1967 - 2015 = 48 Years

19 + 48 = 67 as 1967


The Last Generation as it pertains to Israel will perhaps see all the fulfillment of all the remaining Promises of the YHVH come to fruition. Sadly, this Last Generation of Israel, that has not been that far removed from the horrors of World War 2 and the concentration camps, will not realize the fulfillment without a last severe persecution. In part, it will be because Israel will seek a Covenant with the false Messiah instead. It is a Covenant with Lucifer, one that the Bible describes as a pact with ‘Death’.

The Chosen Race?
Israel will seek ‘Peace and Security’ that the AntiChrist will promise to guarantee it. As in so many other instances in Israel’s prophetic past, Israel will rather find a political solution than to put their hope and trust in the YHVH/Jesus Christ, the True Messiah. As to the demographics of modern Israel, in no other time in history has the Jewish population reached such numbers as in our modern era. It is estimated that worldwide, there are close to 14 million Jews. According to the latest demographic figures, 80% either live in Israel or the USA. In terms of eschatology, this could perhaps affect not only Israel demographically, but the USA indirectly.

Since the end of World War 2 and the declaration of independence by Israel, Israel has heavily relied on the USA for this ‘Peace and Security’. Since about half of all Jews live in the USA, its population, power, and political positioning have acquired considerable favor of the USA and its government towards Israel. The Israeli political and economic lobby in the USA does leverage considerable power in the U.S. government. This favor will wax cold; sooner or later; the USA will withdraw this support for Israel altogether. At this point, Israel’s prophetic mistake will once again reveal its ancient-old weakness of seeking its ‘Peace and Safety’ by other means, with another world power and leader, aka AntiChrist false Messiah.

Perhaps as many Biblical scholars prognosticate, the USA will cease to be a world power at this juncture in line with Israel’s ‘prophetic destiny’. This might be due to the Rapture of the Bride of Christ, an economic implosion, a nuclear attack, a social-moral collapse, and/or a combination of them all. If one were to think of a city that would represent al that the USA is about and stands for, what would that city be? Most would suggest New York to represent metaphorically the USA. Perhaps New York will thus play a prophetic card in this ‘Last Generation’.

The highest concentration of Jews outside of Tel-Aviv is New York with about 2 million. If history were to repeat itself metaphorically, New York would thus be the ‘Babylon’ of the New World as the Jews during the times of Nebuchadnezzar. The Jews were exiled there due to their unfaithfulness to YHVH. This means that not only were GOD’s People thus judged but the Great City of Babylon was thereafter also judged. The book of Revelation alludes to this prophecy of a great and might city center of world trade, commerce, and sale of human souls even. Perhaps New York City, which has already seen a prelude to judgment with the Twin Tower attacks, will succumb to the same fate as Babylon of old. In this last case though, it would not just be NYC, but the whole USA.

1948
After Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948, it initially survived an onslaught of several military attacks by well-equipped Muslim armies. Aside from the current controversy and dispute about if the state of Israel is what the LORD of the Bible had in mind; the nation of Israel was ‘birthed’ in a day as Isaiah foretold it. Most Biblical scholars believe that in any event, this has been the most profound prophetic event in the modern area as far as eschatology is concerned.


Ever since the Babylonian Exile (~536 BC), the Jewish nation had been a vassal state of subsequent empires as described in the book of Daniel. Israel did not possess total independence and had little or no sovereignty of its own. To some degree, Israel or Judea were known as either a province or territory but Israel as a sovereign nation did not exist until 1948.

'Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son. Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.' -Isaiah 66:7.


A unique association thus to the year 1948 is the prophecy of Ezekiel 4:3-6. It states the exact amount of years YHVH’s People would not have sovereignty of the Land of Israel.

‘I will bring back my exiled people Israel; they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them, says the Lord your God.’  -Amos 9:14-15.


Following is a simplistic calculation of what it might come out to be. The prophet Ezekiel speaks of a 430 years exile punishment laid-out that ironically also mirroring the Jewish captivity and 430-year Exile in Egypt. This is based on a 360-day lunar calendar.

Adjusted for solar calendar = 2,484 years
From 536 BC + 2,484 years = 1948


1967
During the 6-Day War, the Temple Mount was recaptured and back under Jewish control. The Jews had not been in control of the Temple Mount in the Promised Land since 70 AD when the 2nd Temple was leveled by the ‘The Prince’, Titus of Rome. Although from Italia, his family lineage came from Hispania or Spain. Many are speculating that the new King of Spain, Felipe could have some role in the acquisition of ‘confirming the Covenant’ perhaps. His is the only royal title to include King of Jerusalem, by the way. If the prophetic progression is to follow, then at some time in the near future, the Temple is next in line to be reconstructed. Thus, 1948 and 1967 are significant time pieces Biblically speaking.

Perhaps these dates have started the countdown to several Biblical prophecies that have yet to be fulfilled. One prophecy yet to occur is the Rapture of the Body of Christ; that is all the Believers that are in Christ are to be removed physically from the Earth. After the Rapture, the disclosure of the Man of Perdition or the false Messiah-AntiChrist will be revealed. Most Christians believe that this false Messiah cannot be known until the Restrainer is taken out. After a short period of false Peace and Security guaranteed to Israel by this false Messiah, the time of intense Tribulation in which the Seals of the Scroll of the Lamb, Jesus Christ are broken and the world, Lucifer and Israel are judged by them. Lastly there is the Battle of Armageddon and the physical return of Christ to occur at the end of the 7th and last week of years per the prophet Daniel.


Mirrored Pattern of a Prophetic Menorah
Another premise that this study seeks to point out is that given the order of major prophetic progression for Israel in the past, such prophetic milestones are occurring or being ‘mirrored’ in reverse order in these Last Days in Israel. This is just a hypothetical supposition but based in the ‘mirrored’ Menorah Pattern of how it has occurred prophetically in Israel’s past.

DATE:                    ~580BC  >>>>>>>  70AD  >>>>>>>>> ~70AD  >>>>>>>        ~183AD
ELEMENT:            PRESENCE           TEMPLE*              JERUSALEM                 NATION
RESULT:              Glory Departs    Temple Destroyed       City Sacked                     Exiled

(Mirrored Order): An approximation of the same sequence of events. *Realize that the Temple has been destroyed twice.

DATE:                    1948                        1967/68                   2015/16                          2022?
ELEMENT:            NATION >>>>>   JERUSALEM >>>>>   TEMPLE* >>>>>>    TRIBULATION
RESULT:                Birthed                   Captured                    Event?                       Returned


The next ‘prophetic progression’ season of time will thus correspond to an ‘event’ that will line up with the rebuilding of the 3rd Temple. This is based on the Tetrad sequence of 1949-1967-2014 that has marked a significant Biblical fulfillment regarding national Israel and Jerusalem. What is prophetic about these 3 Tetrads is that they are in approximate phi ratio. Thus, it made them more prophetically significant.

Coat of Arms
The Israeli coat of arms is the depiction of the classic Hebrew Menorah of 7 candlesticks with a base. It is flanked by a symmetrical stem of laurel branches. The following is a suggested mathematical interpretation of its numerical association.

13 Leaves (left side) + 7 Branch Menorah + 13 Leaves (right side)
= 33

Menorah
Lamps total = 7
Branches total = 7

Stand (5 degrees) + 1 Center Stem + 1 Lamp = 7
7 Branch Menorah + 5-degree Stand

= 7 + 5 = 12
13+13+13
(1+3)(1+3)(1+3) 
4 + 4 + 4  

12 (Tribes)
(12 Nodes on each side within 13 Branches)


ALIAYA -The Ascent
After Israel obtained its independence in 1948, there has been in this generation a miraculous regathering of Jews to the Promised Land from the 4 corners of the globe. YHVH has kept His word to gather the Jews in the Last Days. To aid this process, the state of Israel in 1950 passed the Law of Return called Aliyah. This decree promises immediate citizenship to any Jew who moves to Israel. Aliyah (עלייה) means to ascent or to go up as in when Jews went up to Jerusalem to worship at the Temple, primarily Passover. It is also attributed to some of the Psalms that the Jews would sing as they went up to the House of YHVH on Mt. Zion. The following is a snapshot of the current demographic of the modern state of Israel.

Demographics
Capital:                       Jerusalem
Coordinates:               31 46 N, 35 14 E
Life expectancy:         81 years (Psalm 90)
Exchange rates:         New Israeli shekels (ILS) US Dollar = $3.532
Growth rate:                1.5%
Independence:            May 14, 1948
GDP:                           $242.9 billion
Growth rate:                4.7%

Jewish Racial Heritage
50%   Sephardic (Spanish) Iberian, North African, Middle East
35%   Ashkenazi (German) European, North, Central, Eastern
10%   Russian
05%   Ethiopian
05%   Other

United States of Israel
What is unique about the Jewish Diaspora is that Jews come from a variety of ethnic mix and familiarity from a majority of nations they ended up in. Currently in this present modern era, no other place on Earth has harbored a significant amount of the Jewish race outside of Israel than the USA.

Time

Israel has daylight saving time: +1hr in April, it ends the first Sunday between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.

Jewish Ethnicities
76.4%                         Jewish
23.6%                         Non-Jewish
67.1%                         Israel-born
22.6%                         Europe/America-born
05.9%                         Africa-born
04.2%                         Asia-born


Major Airlifts
It appears that the USA has played a vital role in the harboring of the bulk of the Jewish population in these Last Days. As noted at least half of the entire Jewish population resides in the USA. What the USA will look like in 2015 remains to be seen if such a support and alley will be there of Israel. According to prophecy, the USA will not be available. Rescue Missions called Operations have occurred in which Jews residing outside of Israel have been brought back to Israel since 1948. In most cases, those countries in which a significant Jewish population existed became hostile towards Israel, especially after the declaration of independence in 1948.

Magic Carpet              Yemen            1949-50
Ezra                            Iraq                1951
Nehemiah                    Iraq                1951
ELIJAH                       Ethiopia           1979-83
MOSES                      Ethiopia           1985-86
SOLOMON                 Ethiopia           1991
PERESTROIKA          USSR              1991

Religions
Jewish                         75.6%,
Muslim                        16.9%,
Christian                     02.0%,
Druze                          01.7%,
Other                           03.8%

Generations
0-14 years:                 27.6%
15-64 years:               62.2%
65 years & over:         10.1%

Immigration

Since 1948, major Jewish Immigration by Country

Poland                        3.3%
Ethiopia                       3.6%
Iraq                             3.6%
Americas                     4.0%
Romania                     5.7%
Morocco                      8.1%


Below is a list of the largest core Jewish population in the world by country. Most notably the USA and Israel in modern times accounts for most of where the Jews currently reside in. The top 10 countries are ranked. There is a grouping based on the approximate number in population for a comparison from country to country. According to the 2011 figures, these are the areas in the world where currently there are a significant population of Jews. Since 1948, many Jews from these countries have immigrated to Israel. Most of the initial immigration has been from Europe and from Arab-Muslim held lands.

Cities in World with larges core Jewish Population.
RANK  AREA                         COUNTRY      POPULATION
1        Tel Aviv                         Israel               2,979,000
2.       New York                      USA                2,007,850
3.       Jerusalem                     Israel              703,600
4.       Los Angeles                  USA               684,950
5.       Haifa                             Israel              671,400
7.       Be’er Sheva                  Israel              485.850
8.       San Francisco              USA               345,700
9.       Paris                             France           284,000
10.     Chicago                        USA               270,500
11.     Philadelphia                  USA                263,800
12.     Boston                          USA                229,100
13.     Washington                  DC                  215,600
14.     London                         UK                   195,000
15.     Toronto                         Canada           180,000
16.     Buenos Aires                Argentina        165,000
17.     Atlanta                          USA                119,800
18.     Moscow                        Russia             95,000
19.     Baltimore                      USA               91,400
20.     San Diego                    USA                89,000

World City Jewish Population
1. Israel                       5,703,700
2. United States          5,275,000
3. France                    483,500
4. Canada                   375,000
5. UK                          292,000
6. Russia                    205,000
7. Argentina                182,000
8. Germany                 119,000
9. Australia                 107,500
10. Brazil                    95,600

Ukraine                       71,500
S. Africa                      70,800
Hungary                      48,600
Mexico                        40,000
Belgium                      30,300
Netherlands                30.000
Italy                             28,400
Chile                           20,500

The Temple
It appears that the pattern to include the prophetic events of Israel being birthed anew in 1948-49 and Jerusalem being recaptured in 1967-68 will make 2014-15 a very plausible prophetic year. This 3rd event does lead into the Year of Light in which many Jews are expecting their Messiah to appear and enable them to rebuild the 3rd Temple. Thus the Tetrads sequence may indeed have some possible significance to Biblical prophecy, at least from what one can be understood presently. Listed below are the prophetic events thus far fulfilled.

1) 1948 The Nation being ‘birthed’
2) 1967 Old Jerusalem and the Temple Mount recaptured
3) 2016 The 3rd Temple possibly event?


This study starts off the prophetic progression of events with the departure of the ‘Glory’ of the LORD that left the Temple. This is described in detail in the book of Ezekiel chapter 10. No sooner than was the Temple constructed that YHVH’s People departed from the LORD’s Commandments due to their sins of stubbornness, independence, pride, and greed. Thus, Ezekiel describes the start of this Prophetic Progression of the Presence of the LORD’s Glory departing off the Ark of the Covenant in stages. This strongly suggests that the same ‘Glory’ which is the Glory of Jesus Christ will, in stages be reinstated in the Last Days according to the LORD’s Promises.

After the Glory departs from the Holy of Holies, then there is the prophetic progression that leads up to the actual destruction of YHVH’s Temple. This event actually happened twice and on the same day, the 9th of Av. The destruction of the 2nd Temple was by the Romans. This happened in 70 AD with the legions of the Romans that controlled and ruled the known world. Under the command of Titus, the Prince, he came and leveled the Temple.

Since this time, the Jews as a sovereign nation have not had control and administration of even the very land of Temple Mount until 1967. Presently, the Temple Mount is technically under Jewish sovereignty however the Temple has not yet been erected. Several Temple organizations nonetheless have all that is needed currently to operate the Temple sacrificial orders of services. All that remains is the Ark of the Covenant to be revealed. After the 2nd Temple was destroyed, there is the prophetic progression that leads up to the actual destruction of YHVH’s City; the City of the King, Zion.

Although the 2nd Temple was destroyed, Jerusalem kept a significant resistance against the Romans. This agitation got to the point that Rome leveled the city. At certain times, the city was barred of any significant Jewish population. The Temple Mount was made a Roman Temple and later on it even became a place to dump trash. It was not until recently that, not only the Temple Mount but the sector of Old Jerusalem was re-captured in 1967. It was not until recently that a unified and undivided Jerusalem was declared to be Israel’s capital once again; before then, all Jews would toast ‘Next Year in Jerusalem’ since 70 AD.

The Nation
After Jerusalem was destroyed, the next prophetic progression leads up to an exile or Diaspora. From around ~70- 180 AD, Rome permanently exiled the Jewish nation to the 4 corners of the world. This Diaspora has lasted up to the modern era; it ended in 1948. The first Diaspora is ascribed to Abraham, then with Joseph in Egypt. The Diaspora at a national level first occurred with the 10 Northern Tribes (Israel) that were exiled by Assyria. The next Diaspora was by the Babylonians in which most of Judea was taken to Babylon as exiles.

YHVH did return the captives by way of Ezra and Nehemiah through the workings of King Cyrus of Persia, modern day Iran. He also promised to do the same, one last time in the Last Days. To this day, one can statistically count the effects of this final Diaspora of Jewry around the world since 70 AD. Since then Jews have ‘wondered’ throughout many nations of the world and have been expelled many times by others, in Spain for example in 1492. Christians believe that the last Diaspora was due to Israel as a whole rejecting Jesus of Nazareth as Messiah.

‘I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.’ –Zechariah 12:10

It appears then that a ‘prophetic’ trend has been set in motion. Prophetically, the nation of Israel was rebirthed, it recaptured the Temple Mount; it is now ready to rebuild the 3rd Temple and meet their Messiah in an amazing rendezvous as depicted by the prophet Zechariah. Thus, modern Israel seems to have a scheduled rendezvous with Jesus Christ as it was foretold by the Prophets Daniel and John. This reunion with Jesus will not occur until the Battle of Armageddon to conclude the ‘Time of Jacob’s Trouble’.
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Main Sources
CIA.gov
GoogleMaps.org
JewishDataBank.org (2011)
NASA.gov
Wikipedia.com

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