Life and business continues as usual in the Middle East, planning, building, marrying and diplomatic efforts to resolve the “Israel situation”. We, as Bible students, have some idea about Gods plans as given to us through His prophets. It’s clear that the next major event will be a nuclear war started by Iran and finished by God’s intervention. His Day of vengeance and wrath against His enemies. There won’t be a winner, as such, as the entire region will be depopulated – mostly killed, some evacuated, excepting Israel, where a remnant of the Jews will remain in the Land.
After a short period, God will motivate His people, Israel, that is, every faithful Christian, to move to the Promised Land. Millions will gather to face His Judgement and then will enter the land in peace in security after they “pass under the rod”. Ezekiel 20:35-38
In Deuteronomy 32:36 Moses said that after Israel has sinned and been dispersed, that the Lord will judge His people and have compassion on His servants, for He will see that their strength has gone and no one is left, slave or free.
Deut 32:41 I will sharpen My sword and set My hand to judgement, then I shall punish My adversaries and take vengeance on My foes.
Hosea 12:2 The Lord has a charge to bring against Judah and is resolved to punish Jacob for his misconduct.
Ezekiel 20:35-36 I shall confront Israel and bring you to judgement. Even as I did in the Wilderness of Egypt against your forefathers, so against you I shall state My case.
Isaiah 1:25 Once again I shall act against you, to refine and purge away all your impurities.
Ezekiel 22:17-22 The Lord says, all Israelites are a debased alloy, I shall gather you in My anger and wrath into Jerusalem, where I will melt and refine you.
Hosea 7:1 When I am minded to restore the fortunes of My people their guilt will stand revealed.
Amos 3:1 You alone I have chosen of all the nations, therefore I shall punish you for your sins.
Nahum 1:3 The Lord is longsuffering, but does not let the guilty go unpunished.
Zechariah 8:11 But now I will deal differently toward the remnant of this people than as I did in the past.
Psalm 68:6 God leads the prisoners home, but the rebels must remain in the desert.
Ezekiel 20:37-38 I shall make you pass under the rod, counting you as you enter. I shall purge you of those who revolt and rebel against Me. I shall take them out of the lands where they now live, but they will not set foot on the soil of Israel.
Isaiah 10:17-22 The Holy One of Israel will become as a flame which in one day will consume his thorns and briars. On that day the remnant of Israel, the survivors of Jacob, will rely only on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel. Israel, your people may be as many as the sands of the sea, but only a remnant will return (into the Land) Destruction has been decreed- righteous and just.
Isaiah 54:22-23 I take from your hand My bowl of wrath, I shall hand it to your tormentors
Ezekiel 20:40-41 On the Holy mountain of Israel, all the Israelites will serve Me. There I will accept them, after I have brought you out from the peoples and lands to which I dispersed you. I alone will have your worship and the nations will witness it.
Hosea 2:14-23 But now I shall woo My people and lead them into the wilderness. I will speak words of encouragement to them. I shall betroth you to Myself forever. Israel will be My new sowing in the Land. I will say “You are My people “and you will say “You are our God “
Isaiah 41:1 Listen in silence to Me, you coasts and islands, together we go to the place of Judgement. v8-10 Israel My servant, summoned from the ends of the earth. Have no fear, for I am with you, I shall strengthen you and uphold you with My victorious right hand.
Psalm 30:4-5 Sing to the Lord, all you loyal servants. His anger lasts but a moment, His favour a lifetime. Weeping for a night, rejoicing comes in the morning.
Psalm 22:23-25 You that fear the Lord, praise Him, revere Him, you descendants of Jacob. The Lord listens to your cry for help. I shall fulfil My vows in the sight of those who fear you.
Isaiah 32:15-20 The Land is forsaken until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high. The land will become fertile. Justice, righteousness and peace will reign in the Land and My people will dwell undisturbed in peace and security.
Acts 26:6-7 Paul says: And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers: unto which promise our twelve tribes, serving God day and night, hope to come.
Bible references: KJV, NIV, REB. (Some verses abridged.)