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End Times Berean Watchman Report - Issue #26 - Fulfilled Prophecies Regarding Israel - Part 5

End Times Berean Watchman Report
End Times Berean Watchman Report - Issue #26 - Fulfilled Prophecies Regarding Israel - Part 5
By Dr. Christian Widener • Issue #26 • View online
April 22nd, 2022
Welcome to the next edition of the End Times Berean Watchman Report, and Part 5 of the series on prophecies that have modernly been fulfilled in Israel.

Fulfilled Prophecies Regarding Israel - Part 5
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH SETTLEMENTS
The Israeli government has destroyed hundreds of settlement homes and forcibly removed thousands of Jews from resettled towns in Gaza, Judea, and Samaria. Questions of legality aside, however, families in the settlements were evicted using force and their homes were demolished by the military. Many of the residents resisted the government mandated evictions because they felt the evictions were illegal and were against God’s will. On the whole, I agree with the settlers—based on these prophecies, I think God would too.
The LORD God said: “You leaders of Israel have robbed and cheated my people long enough! I want you to stop sinning and start doing what is right and fair. You must never again force my people off their own land. I, the LORD, have spoken.” – Ezekiel 45:9 CEV
The women of My people you evict, each one from her pleasant house. From her children you take My splendor forever. – Micah 2:9 NASB
The full IDF operational Gaza expulsion plan | Israel National News - Arutz Sheva
Settlers: Barak is War Criminal | Israel National News - Arutz Sheva
Settlers believe evacuation betrays God's will
THE JEWISH PEOPLE WOULD RETAIN THEIR IDENTITY
Though I scatter them among the peoples, yet in distant lands they will remember me. They and their children will survive, and they will return. – Zechariah 10:9 NIV
No other people in history have maintained their identity, customs, beliefs, and language after being conquered and completely removed from their homeland for more than a few centuries. In every case, within a few generations, the conquered or exiled people have lost who they are. Even if they retain some aspects of their heritage and culture, such as the gypsies found all over Europe, they can no longer trace their origins back to their beginning. The Jews are unique in that regard and have been miraculously sustained for more than 2,000 years in exile. 
The Preservation of the Jewish People
ISRAEL AS A STRONG NATION
The prophets Zechariah and Micah also prophesied that Israel would be a powerful nation. Although Israel is one of the smallest nations on the earth, it is also one of the most militarily and technologically advanced nations on the earth. Though they represent just 0.2 percent of the world’s population, they have been awarded more than twenty percent of the world’s Nobel Prizes. Some people might argue that this one is easy to declare into the future, but fulfilling those prophecies with such a tiny nation—that’s a miracle!
On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume right and left all the surrounding peoples, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place. – Zechariah 12:6 NIV
“In that day,” declares the LORD, “I will gather the lame; I will assemble the exiles and those I have brought to grief. I will make the lame a remnant, those driven away a strong nation. The LORD will rule over them in Mount Zion from that day and forever.” – Micah 4:6-7 NIV
Why Israel has the most technologically advanced military on Earth
Jewish Nobel Prize Laureates
THE RESTORATION OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE
The spoken Hebrew language was gradually replaced with the common languages of the day such as Aramaic, Persian, Greek, and Latin. This began around the eighth century BC for the ten northern tribes when they were conquered and scattered throughout the Assyrian empire. The same thing happened to Judah in the sixth century BC when Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonian empire. Each subsequent empire that conquered the land of Israel also generally brought a new language. The Jewish people were forced to maintain at least two languages, one religious and one secular. 
For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one accord. – Zephaniah 3:9 NKJV 
NOTE: The NKJV has a better translation of this verse. Many translations write “pure lips” instead of “pure language,” but the Hebrew word sapa (Strong’s H8193), is the same word in Genesis 1:11, “Now the whole world had one language (sapa) and a common speech,” which seems to be the truer sense here. 
By the nineteenth century Hebrew was thought to be a dead language; however, it was revived by some of the Jews who returned to Israel (circa 1880s). They developed teaching tools and opened schools to teach Hebrew. By the time the nation of Israel was declared in 1948, Hebrew was widely spoken and was made the official language of the Jewish state. This is another modern fulfillment of a prophecy about the last days.
The Revival of the Hebrew Language | Jews | Lamb and Lion Ministries
THE SHEKEL
It’s been nearly two thousand years since the shekel was in use, but with the formation of the Jewish state it has been reinstated as the common monetary unit in Israel. Israel initially began printing money in the denomination of the Israeli Pound, but in 1980 they transitioned to shekels, and thus fulfilled the vision of Ezekiel. Writing about the preparation for the restoration of Israel in the last days, he made mention of the shekel and the proper measurement of money. Its placement in chapter 45, along with the description of a millennial temple, tells us that shekels would again be used in the last days in Israel, as indeed they now are. 
The shekel is to consist of twenty gerahs. Twenty shekels plus twenty-five shekels plus fifteen shekels equal one mina. – Ezekiel 45:12 NIV
One Israeli Shekel
One Israeli Shekel
In the News...
The world continues to turn, so that’s good, but global inflation and the international medias coverage of the situations in Israel continues to be bad…
The International Monetary Fund is warning of huge food and energy price hikes that will bring about "social unrest" in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war | Not the Bee
Israeli PM takes on biased media coverage of Jerusalem violence and terror attacks | All Israel News
But despite the fact that Israel continues to follow a policy of appeasement for terrorism, by giving in to Muslim demands to deny open access for Jews and Christians to the Temple Mount or the reinstatement of Jewish worship there, there still is a chance that suddenly they will come to their senses and realize that appeasement never works. Israel must just assert their sovereignty over the site and force the world to deal with it. Maybe then we really would see the rebuilding of the temple, which is beginning to be more openly recognized as something that could be done without destroying the Dome of the Rock or al-Aqsa mosque.
When blood spills on Passover and Easter, it’s time to build the Temple - The Jerusalem Post
And the current drama isn’t over yet. It looks as though there are some concerted efforts to see this blow up into another intifada, that would likely be joined by Hamas and/or Hezbollah.
Rocks, Hamas flags and chanting: Palestinians and cops clash again on Temple Mount | The Times of Israel
A Second Passover?
But here is a tantalizing tidbit. The window for another attempt to reinstate passover sacrifices has passed… or has it? Read this passage from Numbers 9, and notice that God appointed a second opportunity to celebrate the Passover for those who were unable to do so during the normal time.
Passover Regulations - Numbers 9 NET
1 The Lord spoke to Moses in the desert of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt: 2 “The Israelites are to observe the Passover at its appointed time. 3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at twilight, you are to observe it at its appointed time; you must keep it in accordance with all its statutes and all its customs.” 4 So Moses instructed the Israelites to observe the Passover. 5 And they observed the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight in the desert of Sinai; in accordance with all that the Lord had commanded Moses, so the Israelites did.
6 It happened that some men who were ceremonially defiled by the dead body of a man could not keep the Passover on that day, so they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day. 7 And those men said to Moses, “We are ceremonially defiled by the dead body of a man; why are we kept back from offering the Lord’s offering at its appointed time among the Israelites?” 8 So Moses said to them, “Remain here and I will hear what the Lord will command concerning you.”
9 The Lord spoke to Moses: 10 “Tell the Israelites, ‘If any of you or of your posterity become ceremonially defiled by touching a dead body, or are on a journey far away, then he may observe the Passover to the Lord. 11 They may observe it on the fourteenth day of the second month at twilight; they are to eat it with bread made without yeast and with bitter herbs. 12 They must not leave any of it until morning, nor break any of its bones; they must observe it in accordance with every statute of the Passover.
Now that just seems amazing to me. Knowing that God doesn’t make commandments or exceptions lightly, and furthermore that many of them have not only a practical reason but also a prophetic analogy to teach, it begs a question. Could the passover sacrifice be made exactly one month later this year on the Temple Mount and still officially count? And do you know what one month later will be this year? May 14th, the 74th anniversary of the declaration of the State of Israel (Sat, 14 May 2022, after sunset = 14th of Iyyar, the second month, 5782). I admit that this sounds like a long-shot, but hope ever springs eternal. :) And if not this year… we’ll wait for next year, or maybe a red heifer will be found and sacrificed. From what I understand, though, the first sacrifice to be reinstated will either be a lamb on the Passover or the red heifer.
Witnessing the End
It’s going to be another week it seems to get the physical books available for pre-order on Amazon, but I received my first physical proof copies of the book this past week, and will make a few final tweaks and fixes, and hopefully have the FINAL FINAL version available for order.
But if you want the Kindle digital version, it is already available for pre-order.
Witnessing the End: Daniel's Seventy Sevens and the Final Decree Everyone Missed - Kindle edition by Widener, Christian. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Until Next Week...
The list of prophecies fulfilled by Israel will continue next week with Part 6, and hopefully I’ll have the hardcopy book pre-order link up and running.
Until then, May God bless and keep you all through these crazy days.
Blessings,
Christian
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