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"Now when these things begin to
happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption
All around us are signs of the times, alerting us to the fact
that the coming of Jesus is near. He said, "Now when these
things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because
your redemption draws near" (Luke 21:28).
The Bible speaks of a number of key events that are related to
the Holy Land in the end times. Israel's becoming a nation and
her regathering in the land again is not just a sign of the
times, but it could be described as a super sign of the times.
The Bible predicted that Israel would be scattered throughout
the world and then regathered together as a nation. It says that
the Antichrist, the coming world leader, will make a covenant
with Israel, rebuild their temple for them, and ultimately
desecrate it in what Jesus described as the abomination of
The Bible predicts that the Battle of Armageddon will be fought
in Israel's Valley of Megiddo in the end times. It also predicts
that a large force from the north of Israel will attack her
again in the last days after she is regathered in the land. And
finally, the Bible tells us that Christ will come back to
Israel, setting foot on the Mount of Olives.
The Bible is the one book that dares to predict the future. And
we can look back and see how the Bible has been accurate in what
was the future then, but is history now, as it spoke of the
coming of Jesus the first time. So we can be confident that when
the Bible speaks of our future, where Scripture promises Christ
will return again, that God will indeed keep His promises.
I'm thankful for the promise and accuracy of Scripture. I'm
grateful for the hope it provides. Aren't you?