"Israelis move from mourning to feting 69 years of independence", The Times of Israel- 5/1/2017
Bible Prophecy Commentary: Keep Your Eyes and Ears on Israel –
Israel is God's chosen land and nation. This will never change. Israel is the land to watch for the convergence of end time events as it all starts with Israel. For God Almighty made a covenant with then and therefore He will protect them as His own. Ever since the fig tree budded when they became a nation in 1948, God has had His hand miraculously on this land.
Concerning end time events … according to Matt 24:34 those that see the fig tree bud – Israel's nationhood – will be the generation that sees His return. Now, in my book that means we are the ones that will witness the last days and either watch Him return at the end of the seven years or be with Him as the saints. This depends if you are caught away with Him in the Rapture or left behind to face the dreadful 7 years of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Some things to consider: on November 29, 1947, the United Nations adopted Resolution 181 to give Great Britain's big parcel of Middle Eastern land to Israel and the Arabs in 1948. Israel became and nation and the Arabs turned down the land offered to them. Could it be that God's clock started ticking again in 1947 or 1948 for Israel to bud as a fig tree? We just don't know for sure, however, 70 is an important number in the Bible and since 2017 coincides with other highly significant Biblical numbers, could this also be significant for this year – 2017? Stay tuned and keep watch.
"Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33- So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34- Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." -Matt 24:32-34 (KJV)
"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15- To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him." -Jude 14-15 (KJV)
Coram Deo (living in the presence of Almighty God 24×7)
-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)