Asher Intrater shares the final four of ten prophecies that relate to modern Israel, the church, the end times and the millennial kingdom.
- Confrontation of the Nations
Binyamin Netanyahu, our Prime Minister, goes to the United Nations and confronts them, unlike any other world leader I’ve seen. He tells the UN that they are making decisions against the Land and people of Israel, even though we have a mandate from God to be here. He quotes the Bible and he rebukes them for immorality and humanistic thinking, boldly confronting the nations of this world.
There is something about the nation of Israel and its very existence that is in confrontation with the UN. I believe we are going to begin to confront the nations of the world with the truth of God. This is one aspect of Israel’s calling, and now that the body of Messiah is connected to Israel, we have a prophetic message to give to the world.
- Exposing Radical Islam
Netanyahu–more than any other world leader today– understands that radical Islamic terrorism is the worst evil this world has ever seen, and we need to fight it. People are being murdered at an unprecedented rate and nobody is really fighting it other than Israel. There is an alignment coming out of the nation of Israel, and you have the choice either to succumb to radical Islam or to fight against it. The church doesn’t necessarily need to take up weapons. But it needs to be able to speak the truth and call it what it is: a murderous, Anti-Christ spirit. When you send people all over the world to murder everyone who disagrees with you, you are breaking the Ten Commandments. That cannot be the God of Israel and we need to actively oppose it.
- Establishment of the Throne of David
In Hebrew, there is no word for prime minister. Instead, he is the head of the government of Israel. Do you remember all the prophecies about Yeshua when He was born? He would sit on the throne of David and rule over the tribes of Jacob. When Yeshua comes back, he will sit on David’s throne and rule the world from David’s throne forever.
What is a throne? A throne is a chair. The prime minister has a chair that represents the government of Israel, the authority of David being restored in the land of Israel. Right now, Netanyahu as the prime minister of Israel sits in that chair. I’m not saying Netanyahu is the Messiah. I’m not even saying he’s born again. But positionally, structurally, authoritatively he sits in the position of the throne of David.
We believe in a literal fulfillment of the prophecies of the kingdom of God coming on earth. But until there was modern Israel and a government in Israel, how could you believe these prophecies? For 2,000 years much of the church did not really believe in the second coming, but instead in the second appearance. They believed that Yeshua is going to appear, come half way down, rapture away His bride, and then leave again! But the Bible says He comes back once– all the way back to the Mt. of Olives! The fact that we have a nation here with a government, and its capital in Jerusalem, Yeshua can now is return and reign over the earth from Jerusalem.
- Physically Inheriting the Land
Lastly, one of the things that the head of the Israeli government does is to guarantee that we can live here and settle in the Land: that we have the right establish homes, build farms, have an economy, and raise our children. It is amazing how much this idea is hated by so many around the world.
Does the Bible say that when Yeshua comes back the saints will inherit the earth? (Matt. 5:5) The way God promises that His kingdom will come to this earth is through promising it to the Jewish people, in the Land of Israel. If it doesn’t happen here, it can’t happen on the rest of the earth. However, the fact that Jewish people are living here is a sure sign that Yeshua is coming and we will inherit the earth.
The majority of Christians have misbelieved for the last 2,000 years that we will live for eternity in heaven leaving the earth to the Anti-Christ, without a physical resurrection. That’s all wrong teaching. But if the Jewish people never come back to the Land of Israel, then that would probably be true. The covenant rights of the Jewish people to live in Israel guarantee the rights of Christians to inherit their own land and nation.
If you missed it, be sure to catch up on Part 2.
Asher serves as president of Tikkun Global family of ministries and congregations, dedicated to the dual restoration of Israel and the Church. He is founder of the Revive Israel five-fold ministry team, and oversees both Ahavat Yeshua and Tiferet Yeshua congregations in Israel.
He and his wife Betty share a passion for personal prayer and devotion, local evangelism and discipleship in Hebrew, and unity of the Body of believers worldwide.
Asher was raised in a conservative Jewish home and holds degrees from Harvard University, Baltimore Hebrew College and Messiah Biblical Institute. He has authored numerous books, tracts and articles.