It is my view, after almost 30 years of study of the Bible and eschatology that the greatest single prophetic event to take place before the return of Messiah to this earth is the Jewish People turning back to God as they recognize that Jesus is their promised Messiah.
It is no coincidence that Jewish People all over the world are turning to Him and becoming Messianic Jews in numbers not seen since the first century.
When Napoleon’s armies swept through Europe, many were sure that he was Satan’s chosen one.
This exact chronology is repeated in Romans 11: For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
The first, Zechariah , written hundreds of years before Jesus is even born declares: “And I will pour out on the House of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and supplication.
They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.” This amazing prophecy actually predicts the day when the House of David (the Jewish People) will recognize Yeshua as their Messiah and Savior, and repent.
Here are just a few examples: • Bernard of Thuringia calculated that the end would come in 992.
• Pope Innocent III expected the Second Coming to take place in 1284, 666 years after the rise of Islam.This can only mean one thing: the return of Jesus to Jerusalem.