Question:Â Â “It seems from the prophets that the Jewish people will go into exile again just before the Messiah returns; Zechariah 14.”
Answer:Â Blessings from the Philippines. No, chapters 12′ 13, and 14 are sequential. Remember, there is no chapter division in the original Hebrew canon. Those three verses read in context are a recap reference to the events of chapter 12 in order to link the Armageddon and Valley of Jehoshaphat events of chapter 12 with the parousia events of chapter 13 and then with the establishment of the millennial kingdom in chapter 14.
All prior to the parousia in Zechariah however have ‘peshet’ partial fulfillments at previous times in Israel’s history which are alluded to or mention in the text of Zechariah. These peshet events are replayed and totally fulfilled by the corresponding ‘pesher’ events in what Zechariah predicts. As we have noted repeatedly over the years in multiple recordings and in the books (Grain for the Famine, Dilemma of Laodicea, Shadows of The Beast) that this is a standard scriptural eschatological motif viewed hermeneuticly. I trust this helps.
Two peoples claim the same land in the Middle East. Whose land is it? Who is right: Israel or the Palestinians? Does it belong to both peoples? Who has the right to decide to whom the Land belongs? Israel? The Arab League? The United States? The United Nations Security Council? The United Nations General Assembly? How should it be decided? By the Koran? By the various competing claims of history? By voting? By war? When the Word of God speaks authoritatively on any subject, that is the final word. God has much to say about the Land and people of Israel in His supernatural revelation, the Bible, which is the very Word of God. Continue reading
Institute of Policy and Strategy
December 4, 2002
Twenty-seven months ago the Palestinian Authority commenced a campaign of terror against the State of Israel. Since then, we have been confronting a ferocious battle against a culture of bloodshed and murder, which has targeted Jews and Israelis everywhere. This campaign of terror was not coincidental; it was meticulously planned and prepared by the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority who misconstrued the high regard for human life in Israeli society as a way to compel us to capitulate to terrorism and coerce us into additional political concessions, concession with nothing in return. Continue reading