"Christ's Return and Israel"
Dr. Jacob Gartenhaus
"PROPHECIES ABOUT ISRAEL"
1. There will be a second restoration in unbelief. It is a definite
2. Great sorrow and suffering lies ahead for the Jewish people-Jer.
30:4-7, Dan. 12:1.
3. A great restoration of the twelve tribes will be seen across
the world-Ez. 37:15-28.
4. A national repentance is coming, followed by the conversion
of Israel-Zech. 12:10, 13:1.
5. Israel will send missionaries to the other nations of the world-Is.
25:6-9, Zech. 8:23, Ps. 98:1-3.
6. The Temple (Tabernacle of David) will be rebuilt in Jerusalem-Amos
9:11, Acts 15:14-17.
7. There will be a final restoration, from which Jews will not
again be plucked up-Amos 9:14-15.
8. The Jews will dwell safely in the Promised Land, in peace and
prosperity-Is. 14:13, 49:22-23.
9. A restoration comes and culminates in the return and reign
of Messiah in Jerusalem-Is. 9:6-7.
Copied: The Everlasting Nation, Sept.-Oct. 2012, p. 6
"CAN THE JEWS BE DESTROYED?"
(Excerpts from an article by Dr. Jacob Gartenhaus)
History records for us the methods used" to try
to destroy the Jews "in the past."
"1. The Egyptians sought to drown them, but the waters of
the Red Sea would not swallow them-Ex. 14:3-31.
2. The gallows of the Persians could not hang them-Esther 5:14,
3. The fiery furnace of the Babylonians would not burn them-Dan.
4. The lions of the king would not devour them-Dan. 6:3-28.
5. The great fish could not digest them-Jonah 1:17, 2:10.
Thus we see, my friends, that the Jew was water-proof, hang-proof,
fire-proof, lion proof and the great fish found him indigestible.
Many methods have been employed to bring about the complete annihilation
of the Jew, such as assimilation, the gas chamber, mass shootings,
starvation, etc., but all of these methods have proved futile
Can the Jew be destroyed? No, dear friends, we shall never be
able to destroy the Jew. He is God-created, God-called, God-elected
and God protected. God says, "Though I make a full end of
all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make
a full end of thee-Jer. 30:ll.'
God is not through with His people. The Apostle Paul clearly declares,
'God hath not cast away his people, Israel, which he foreknew-Rom.
11:`1-2.' According to the Apostle, Israel not only had a glorious
past, but will yet have a golden future when they acknowledge
their Messiah. After this, they will carry His message to the
ends of the earth."
Copied: The Everlasting Nation, Sept.-Oct. 2012, p. 7. `
THE DESPERATE NEED TO PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM-PS. 122:6
With a potentially devastating open ethnic, political and religious
based war between Israel and the radical terrorist Hamas revolutionaries
just hours away in the narrow 33 mile long Gaza strip, supposedly
neutral third-parties brokered by Egypt's govt. and the U. S.
White House negotiated a temporary truce between Israel and the
radical Hamas rebels. In all-out warfare, it was no secret that
Israel would have virtually demolished, dismantled and destroyed
all of Hamas' military capabilities.
From this writer's perspective, it appears as though Israel's
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was diplomatically pressured
by the U. S. White House to make undesirable concessions to this
violent based terrorist entity in exchange for American promises
of military technology to defend itself.
While Israeli citizens were virtually silent about the truce,
Hamas residents celebrated the cease-fire in the streets as a
great victory celebration and with little wonder: In the cease
fire, Hamas (a) retains some 12,000 rockets, all with murdering
capabilities, (b) gains open borders that gives its free access
to neighboring territories, while Israel's only written assurances
are that there will be no supposed rocket firings and an unenforceable
promise that Egypt would seek to restrain the weapons smuggling
through its land.
Israel simply seeks the legal right to autonomy and freedom within
its true borders, along with peaceful relations among all its
neighbors, while Hamas continues to pursue the violent annihilation,
extinction and destruction of Israel as a nation. In its 1988
Charter, Hamas "clearly stated their intentions": "Israel
will exist and continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it,
just like it obliterated others before it." "It strives
to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine".
Hamas is a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Despite all satanic attempts and devious endeavors to destroy
it, Israel will survive! However, as a nation, it will go through
the intense opposition of the tribulation period, described as
the "time of Jacob's trouble-Jer. 30:7." Just before
the tribulation period concludes, all the nations of the world
will oppose it-Zech. 13:3-and pour into its borders for the most
bloody battle-Rev. 14:21-of all human history, the battle of Armageddon-Rev.
In that awful conflict, two-thirds of all Jews will be killed-Zech.
13:8-9, but the believing remnant will accept Christ as their
promised Messiah-Zech. 12:10 and Israel will be both physically
spared and spiritually saved as a nation-Rom. 11:26-27.
Praise God, God's eternal covenant promises with the Jews concerning
the Lord-Deut. 18:15-19 and the land-II Chron. 20:7-will someday
be fulfilled. God keeps His Word!