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VERSIÓN en ESPAÑOL de este tema Señales en judíos y gentiles de hoy día
SIGNS taking place today in
JEWS and GENTILES
Are you aware of them?
Are you a part of them?
Do you not care?
To IGNORE them is to risk future DANGERS!
In front of the Wailing Wall, part of the underpinning foundation of Herod’s temple, Jews celebrate the liberation of Jerusalem in June of 1967.
The very famous city of Jerusalem was trodden under foot, partially or completely, by GENTILES during 1,897 long years. From the year 70 of the first century, when the Roman army laid waste to it, until June 10, 1967, when the Israeli army captured East Jerusalem, unifying the whole city under the government of the Jews. A victory they celebrate on the Day of Jerusalem.
These facts are counted among the most conspicuous and important signs of all the ages of humanity. In part, because the termination of Gentile dominion over Jerusalem was publicly foretold by a Jew 1,934 years before its amazing unfolding. He said: “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” 1
The fulfillment of the first clause of the proclamation: “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations…”, began in the most unbelievably tragic and fearful way during the years 67 to 70 of the first century, when more than one million Jews perished in Jerusalem as a consequence of (a) bloody internal conflicts between Jewish factions within the city and (b) the devastating siege of the city sustained by the Roman army for more than three brutal years. When the Jewish defenders were defeated at last, those who survived were banished to other lands. All Jews were prohibited, under pain of death, from even setting foot on the ruins of that once great, rich and beautiful city. These events are recorded in considerable detail by the renowned Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. 2
It is a fact, then, that the Romans, a race of Gentiles, completely trod Jerusalem under foot in the year 70 CE, leaving it like a barren, burned field. And from that date forward, for nineteen centuries, the city remained under the control of Gentiles of different origins, nationalities and religious beliefs. Without a doubt, the second clause of the extraordinary proclamation of that Jew: “…and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled,” was fulfilled to the letter of the law!
Those Jews who are cognizant of their very long, colorful and convulsed history, know the Gentiles did that very thing.
From the year 70 of the Common Age to the present day, the Jewish race has been fiercely persecuted through almost two millenniums. Not always. Nevertheless, often. In numerous countries. Repeated banishments, barbarous pogroms and massacres. And worst of all, the blasphemous “Holocaust,” horror of horrors.
Not a few historians are astonished, observing that any other people submitted to so many persecutions would have disappeared from the face of the earth. But, the Jews? Well, no! They rise up again and prosper. Once more they possess their Promised Land. And, in addition, their shining Jerusalem, reunified, and no longer trodden under foot by Gentiles! A very great SIGN manifest to all informed inhabitants of the world. It would behoove all who have not seen it to become informed, for this sign is one of an interrelated group of signs of crucial relevance to the times we are living. That is my humble perception. We shall see.
The Jewish people, far from being exterminated by their many enemies, have been preserved, because their God continues to love them to this very day. Another illustrious countryman of theirs from ancient times predicted this would happen.3 And to still another it was revealed that their God would prepare a place where their race would be protected.4 If he had not done it, certainly they would have ceased to exist as a people long ago.
And, marvel of marvels, that same long-living prophet- he died at the age of about 114- was given a fantastic vision for his race, according to which a multitude of them, principally the younger generations, would be rescued and glorified precisely during the days previous to the end of the world and time.5
Now then, the sudden fulfillment in 1967 of the proclamation about Jerusalem being trodden under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled exploded like deafening thunder for the studious of divine signs, dramatically validating the veracity, and by inference, the authenticity of its author. Born in Bethlehem, he was raised in Nazareth. He was called Jesus. This Jesus is the author of the very explicit prophecy fulfilled in 1967, nineteen centuries after it was enunciated!
The Jewish people have garnered fame for being exceptionally intelligent, cerebral, rational. At this late date, would it not be altogether logical for them to recognize that humble but powerful teacher and prophet for what he claimed to be? The promised Messiah. In their deliberations in that regard, not allow themselves to be confused by the decisions made by their forbearers. Their God will treat justly the just and good among them, as he does with those of all nations.6 Rather, confront the fulfillment of the prophecy of Jesus as indisputable evidence of his true spiritual identity, that they may be worthy of the tremendous blessings still reserved for them.
Gentiles of modern times. Do they see the SIGNS?
The SIGNS of PRESENT TIMES
Significantly, in the 1960’s, just when the sign of the times of the gentiles’ dominion over Jerusalem was being fulfilled, suddenly there irrupted in the United States of America, Europe and many other places around the globe, a full-fledged mixture of sensual SIGNS, libertine and rebellious! Similar signs presaged the destruction of the world by the Great Flood in the time of Noah,7 that of Sodom, Gomorrah and other cities of the Jordan River plain in the time of Lot,8 and that of Jerusalem and Israel in the first century.
Sensual, libertine and rebellious SIGNS such as those boldly and proudly displayed by the hippies and their multitudinous offspring, diverse but essentially homogenous.9 To wit: the masses who practice sexual liberation, with all its perversions contrary to nature, hedonists obsessed with pornography; innumerable drug addicts; tumultuous elements opposed to all authority (governments, police, professors); liberal, intolerant fanatics who would suppress free speech; growing crowds of atheists, humanists and the irreligious in general, aggressively opposed to all religion, and in particular to Christianity. In addition, cadres of lawyers, judges and politicians who stick up their own signs of support for this modern mixture of signs that presage an end to the millennium of religious liberty and the introduction of the short time10 when great masses of people without religion or morals, joining deceived governments and the false prophet, rise up in open, bellicose opposition to God the Creator and his people. A SIGN itself to come just before the end of the world and time!
Another omnipresent SIGN: that of Mammon.
Invisible, it seems, to the very religious people who hold it up with such great enthusiasm!
With regard to it, the Bible contains very clear and forceful prophecies that apply to our times, such as those in 2 Peter 2:1-3.
“And in their greed they will exploit you with false words; from of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not been asleep.” (RSV)
A SIGN that waves over the overwhelming majority of churches and institutions of today’s Christianity. A SIGN present, like a bird of bad omen, in every religious organization where the utterly false “prosperity gospel” is promulgated, where tithes are imposed (God abolished them on the cross11), merchandise is made with religious objects, pyramid businesses are carried on, products are sold to raise funds and incessant schemes are implemented to increase them. A SIGN that noisily burns, vigorously fanned by fervent religious leaders who are lovers of material riches.12
Pentecostals, evangelicals, independent pastors, leaders of community churches and priests, ¿how can you not see this sign? It is yours, of your own fabrication! You are the ones who make merchandise of the ingenious and ignorant with the smooth and flattering speech of worldly gospels corrupt to the core! Even the unconverted see it, ridiculing you and moving even farther away from God, for they do not understand that you do not represent the true church built by Christ. She absolutely does not make merchandise!
The SIGN of the FALSE PROPHET13 is also robust in our times. That false prophet who has an unclean spirit like a frog, who connives deceiving signs, who walks in the company of the great red dragon and the secular, political beast to deceive the governors of the earth and unite them in battle against God, who persecutes and sheds blood just like the great whore, Babylon the great, and who will be thrown very soon into the lake of fire and brimstone! The Gentiles who are wise to discern times and signs, know who he is, what he represents, and how. They will not be deceived.
Given all these signs, there is, surely, still another now visible, namely: that the fullness of the Gentiles has entered into the Kingdom of God!14
Beloved reader, do these signs convince you that Jesus is, in truth, the Son of God? If so, what will you do? The door of the eternal Kingdom14 still remains open. All who obey the divine commandments are admitted. Hear the pure gospel15, believe in Christ,16confess his name,17repent and be immersed (baptized) in water “for the forgiveness of sins.” 18 Taking these steps, Christ will add you to the church he himself built,19 and not to just any one invented by the religious. In the true Kingdom of God (Church of Christ), “There is no longer Jew nor Greek” (Gentile).20 No exception of persons! How marvelous! With regard to your obedience of the truth for the purification of your soul,21 we are more than happy to assist you. For example, help you find the congregation nearest you that follows the “sound doctrine” of Christ,22 avoiding being a part of prophecies and signs pertaining to the realm of error and apostasy. You yourself may consult the directories of congregations available in www.churches-of-christ.net.
Lovingly and respectfully, we recommend you read the Bible texts cited in this article, obeying the divine commandments found therein.
1 Luke 21:24
2 Wars of the Jews www.biblestudytools.com/history/flavius-josephus/
3 Saul of Tarsus, in Romans 11:1-6, 28-32
4 John, in Revelation 12:14-17. The woman of the vision represents the earthly Jewish race.
5 Revelation 7:1-8; 14:1-5
6 Acts 10:34-35; Rom. 2:11-16
7 Matthew 24:27-29 8 Luke 17:28-29
9 2 Timothy 3:1-6; 2 Peter 2:9-14; Rom. 1:18-32
10 Revelation 20:1-10
11 Hebrews 7:12; 2 Cor. 3:6-17
12 Romans 16:18; 1 Tim. 5:3-10
13 Revelation 16:13-14; 19:20; 20:10
14 Romans 11:25
15 Romans 10:17
16 John 3:16
17 Acts 8:26-40
18 Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:36-47; John 3:1-7
19 Matthew 16:18
20 Galatians 3:27-29
21 1 Peter 1:22
22 2 John 1:9-11; Hebrews 6:1; 1 Timothy 4:16
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