Palestinian Statehood Marks End of Bible’s Longest Time Prophecy
Washington DC, (Sept 23, 2011) Abbas’ appeal for UN Palestinian statehood is meaningful for Christians, Jews and Messianic believers who see it as marking the end of Israel’s exile and a prophetic return to the Promised Land, says Dr. Richard Ruhling, author, speaker for Exodus2, a nonprofit organization.
Israel’s 390 years of apostasy (Ezekiel 4:5) and the promise of 7-fold punishment if they walked contrary (Leviticus 26:18), make 2730 years that began with the Assyrian Captivity in 720 BC (Google). bringing us to 2010, but there was no year “0,” the period ends in 2011, says Ruhling.
Seventh-day Adventists should be interested because their prophetess’ last book title was “The Captivity and Restoration of Israel” by Ellen White. But theological controversy in the church meant non-acceptance of her title so it was changed after her death to “Prophets and Kings” in 1917, thus effacing her message.
White took her title from the Bible: “Lo the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people, Israel and Judah, and cause them to return to the land that I gave their fathers, and they shall possess it…in the latter days ye shall consider it.” Jeremiah 30:3,24.
This is the context for the New Covenant Promise. Millions of Christians claim that God will give them a new heart, but they haven’t noticed the end-time context to qualify, says Ruhling.
“He that scattered Israel will gather him and keep him as a shepherd does his
flock…your children will come again to their own border.” Jeremiah 31:1,10,17,31-33.
On the verge of global government and a New World Order, this could have huge significance, but who would believe it?