CONCISE OVERVIEW OF ISRAEL, THE NATIONS, AND THE CHURCH, IN THEIR GOD-GIVEN PREDETERMINED POSITION Acts 17:24-31.
“These are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through His name” John 20:31.
|ISRAEL||THE NATIONS||FUTURE OF||FUTURE OF THE||FUTURE OF THE CHURCH|
|Abraham’s seed would become a great nation: Gen. 12:1–3; 17:17– 21 & 22:15–18. Fulfilled in Ex. 1:1–7 & Heb. 11:17–22.||Damascus would be destroyed by fire: Amos 1:3–5. Fulfilled in ± 732 B.C. by Assyria: II Kings 16:7–9.||The Jews will return to their land from all of the countries where they were driven by the Lord: Jer. 23:7–8, 24:6 & 30:1–11.||Russia, Iran, Ethiopia/Sudan, Libya, & other nations will soon attack Israel (at the war of Gog & Magog): Ezekiel 38–39.||All true believers in Christ (the true church) will escape the Tribulation years (“the time of Jacob's Trouble” Jer. 30:1–11) by the Rapture: John 14:2–3; I Thess. 4:13–18, 5:9 & Rev. 3:10.|
|Jacob & Esau: “the older shall serve the younger” Gen. 25:23. God changed Jacob into Israel (father of the 12 tribes). Fulfilled in Gen. 25:30–34 & 27:1–30:43.||The Philistines would be punished for selling the Jews as slaves: Amos 1:6–8. Fulfilled by king Uzziah in II Chronicles 26:1–8..||The Antichrist will promise Israel seven years of peace, but at the halfway mark he will break the treaty with great wrath: Daniel 9:27 & Rev. 12.||The Antichrist will arise from the revived Roman Empire: Dan. 7:7–8 & Rev. 13. God will send His Judgments: 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets, and 7 Bowls: Rev. 6:1–12, 8:1–9:21, 11:15 & 15:5–16:21||All true believers in Christ will receive resurrected bodies similar to Christ’s resurrected body, and we will be together with our Lord forever: I Cor. 13:9– 13, 15:52 & I John 3:1–3.|
|400 years of slavery in Egypt was to end with deliverance and rewards in the Promised Land: Gen. 15:13–14 & 46:1–4. Fulfilled in Exodus 5:1–14:31.||Tyre would be punished for turning the Jews over to the Edomites: Amos 1:9–10. Fulfilled by Alexander the Great in ± 332 B.C.||The Antichrist will unleash terrible persecution on Israel during the second half of the Tribulation years: Dan. 7:24–27; Matt. 24:4–24 & Rev. 12:6–17.||The Antichrist will deceive the whole world, he will demand worship & will establish a one-world government to control the masses: Dan. 11:36–37; II Thess. 2:3–4; Rev. 12:7–12 & 13:2–8.||The Judgment Seat of Christ will be set up in heaven where King Jesus will give out His rewards to all the faithful, they will then enter the marriage supper of the Lamb: Rom. 14:10; I Cor. 3:12–15; II Cor. 5:10 & Rev. 19:9.|
|The tribe of Judah was called by God to rule over the 12 tribes of Israel: Gen. 49:10. Fulfilled through King David: I Sam. 16:1–13 & II Sam. 5:1–5.||Edom would be punished for their cruelty and hatred against the Jews: Jer. 49:15– 20; Ezek. 25:12–14; Amos 1:11–12 & Obadiah 1:1–16.||Israel will have to flee into the wilderness for refuge: Rev. 12:6- 17. Israel will then return to the Lord with all of its heart: Jer. 24:7 & Zech. 12:10–13:1.||The False prophet will force everyone to take the mark of the Beast, in order to buy or sell, and those that refuse to worship the Antichrist will be beheaded: Rev. 13:11–18.||THE LORD WILL RETURN: The saints will return to this Earth to rule & reign with Jesus in the Messianic Kingdom after He binds Satan for 1,000 years: Zech. 14:5; Rev. 20:1–4; II Tim. 2:12 & Rev. 20:4–6.|
|Israel would be taken captive to other lands due to their sin of idolatry: Deut. 28:15–68, by Assyria in ± 722 B.C. & by Babylon in ± 586 B.C.||Fulfilled when Rome conquered the Nabateans (Edomites) in ± 106 A.D. By ± 398 A.D. Petra (its capital) had become a barren place.||THE LORD WILL RETURN: Jesus will defend His people & will destroy all His enemies: Zech. 9:14–17, 12:1–9, 14:3–5 & Rev. 19:17–21||The armies of many nations will come to Armageddon (Megiddo): Rev.16:10–16 & 19:11–21. Jesus will end all the world's commerce & all the religious systems will be dissolved: Rev. 17–18.||At the end of the 1,000 years, following a brief satanic rebellion, all of the redeemed (Jews & Gentiles) will enter eternity where they will enjoy eternal life with Christ in new heavens and a new Earth: Isa. 66:22 & Rev. 21:1–7.|
|King David would be punished for his sin with Bathsheba: II Sam. 11:1–12:11. Fulfilled when Absalom murdered Amnon to avenge Tamar: 13:1–39. Absalom also rebelled & was killed: II Sam. 14:1–18:33.||The Ammonites would be punished for killing Jewish women & children: Amos 1:13–15. Fulfilled by Assyria in ± 732 B.C., Nebuchadnezzar also devastated them: Jer. 27:1–7||Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords, will rule over the whole Earth and will establish again the Davidic Kingdom here on Earth: Isa. 9:7 & 11:1–5; Jer. 23:5–6, 30:9 & 33:14–17.||THE LORD WILL RETURN: Our Lord will return and will judge all nations according to their sins & their treatment of the Jewish people: Joel 3:9– 16; Zech. 14:2–4; Matt. 25:31–46. Jesus will destroy Satan and the Antichrist: Rev. 19:11–20 & 20:10.||All our tears and our sorrows will be wiped away, we will never die again, and we will never be separated from Christ or from each other, we will serve our Lord forever: Rev. 7:17, 21:4. The saints (believers from all ages) will rule & reign with Christ, the believers will even judge the angels: I Cor. 6:3.|
|Israel would be divided due to Solomon's sin: I Kings 11:29–40 & 12:16–24. His son Rehoboam also would be punished (Josiah born to be king): I Kings 13:1–5. Fulfilled in: II Kings 23:15–20||Babylon would be captured by the Medes and the Persians: Isa. 21:1–9; Jer. 25:11–12 & 51:1–14. Fulfilled in ± 539 B.C.: Daniel 5:25–30.||Israel will receive a double blessing in their land: Isa. 61:7. During the Messianic Kingdom the wolf will dwell with the lamb and the lion will eat straw: Isaiah 11:6–9 & 65:25.||The Gentiles will be greatly blessed during the Messianic Kingdom here on Earth by the good works promoted by our Lord through the Jewish people: Isaiah 11:10, 19:23–25, 42:1, 49:1 & 66:12–19.||“I am the LORD, that is My name: and My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare, before they spring forth I tell you of them” Isaiah 42:8–9.|
|Israel was promised to return home under King Cyrus (after 70 years of slavery in Babylon due to their idolatry): Isa. 44:21 –45:5 & Jer. 25:11–12. Fulfilled in Ezra 1–2 & Dan. 9:1–12.||Daniel prophesied of the four kingdoms that would rule the world – ending with Christ destroying them at the end of the Tribulation years: Dan. 2:36–45, 7:1–14||Israel will dwell in peace & safety in the Promised Land (Jer. 23:6). Israel will lead the Gentile nations in the worship of Christ (the God of Israel): Isa. 61:6 & Zech. 8:23.||At the end of the Messianic Kingdom, at the Great White Throne Judgment, all the unbelievers will be judged, & every knee will bow to Messiah Jesus and every tongue will confess that He is Lord: Phil. 2:10–11 & Rev. 20:11–15.||“Behold, I come quickly, & My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” “SURELY I COME QUICKLY. AMEN. EVEN SO, COME, LORD JESUS. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” Rev. 22:12 & 22:20–21.|
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