© 22 June 2018 Revive Israel Ministries
Islam, the UN and the Second Coming
One of the clearest pictures in the Bible of the second
coming of Yeshua (Jesus) is found in Zechariah 14:2-3:
"I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem, the
city shall be taken...then the Lord will go forth and fight against those
nations as He fights in the day of battle."
The fact that the second coming of Yeshua is connected with a battle over Jerusalem
raises several theological problems. Interestingly, today’s dramatic developments
relating to terrorism, Islam, and the United Nations are shedding light on
how this prophecy could come to pass.
The first problem is one of coalition: How could all the nations
of the world, from so many different backgrounds, come together in agreement?
In recent years, we have seen the block of Islamic nations joining together
with the liberal humanist nations, especially European nations, in anti-Israel
resolutions in the UN. Although the humanist nations and the religious Muslims
are so different in their worldviews, they are able to come into unity against
The second problem is one of focus: How could all the nations
of the world be focused against one small city? Here again we see the threefold
influence of terrorism, Islam, and the United Nations. Terrorism affects all
the nations of the world, but its primary focus is Jerusalem. Islamic claims
on Jerusalem as its third most holy city (El Quds) and Palestinian anti-Israel
propaganda in the UN, have made Jerusalem the focal point of international
conflict in our generation.
The third problem is one of Christian Eschatology: How are
Christians around the world to equate their faith in Jesus with the city of
Jerusalem? Certainly, a Christian well read in the prophesies of the Bible
will already be aware that the battles of the End Times are centered around
Jerusalem. However, modern events are also forcing Christians to see the connection
between Jesus and modern-day Israel. As some Christians see roots in the UN
of a one-world anti-Christ government, so also they see the UN as a forum for
anti-Israel propaganda. As Islam has become in our generation the primary obstacle
to world evangelism, so has it also become the primary motivator for anti-Israel
sentiment. Militant Islamic terrorism is not only directed against Jews, but
is also the greatest cause of Christian martyrs in the world today.
The fourth problem is one of Jewish messianic expectations: While
many religious Jews understand biblical prophecy of the coming of the Messiah
at the time of a great apocalyptic battle over Jerusalem, they do not see that
as connected with Yeshua. However, as the nations of the world turn more against
Jerusalem, the people of Israel are finding that our only allies are staunchly
The fifth problem is one of morality: if Yeshua
is coming back to judge the world in righteousness (Psalm 98:9),
why would He particularly punish those who are against Israel, when there are
so many evils in the world today for him to judge? Yet suicide terrorism, especially
against Israel, is emerging as one of the greatest evils our world has seen.
We have yet to see the effects of what suicide terrorists will do if they get
their hands on small nuclear devices or biological/chemical weapons. Terrorism
and how it is interpreted is increasingly becoming an issue that forms a moral
dividing line between good and evil. Every truly moral person is having to
take a stand against terrorism. Since the number one focus of worldwide terrorism
is Jerusalem, Jerusalem is becoming, de facto, the moral dividing line of all
Liberal humanism in the UN, religious militancy in Islam, and the growing wave
of suicide terrorism are together forcing Christians, the people of Israel,
and simply moral people everywhere to be aligned together. This alignment sets
the stage for the prophecies concerning the second coming of Yeshua to take
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