The Christ in Prophecy Journal

Jewish Preparations for the Messiah (Part 1 of 5)

The Temple Mount

End-time Bible prophecy focuses on the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. Accordingly, I have written two books about the Jews in prophecy. One is titled, The Jewish People: Rejected or Beloved? (2014). The other is titled, Israel in Bible Prophecy: Past, Present & Future (2017).

The first book about the Jewish people was written to demonstrate how evil and unbiblical are two theologies concerning Israel that dominate Christendom today — namely, Replacement Theology and Dual Covenant Theology. Replacement Theology argues that God has no purpose left for the Jewish people. Dual Covenant Theology maintains that Jews do not need Jesus because they can be saved through the Mosaic Covenant by following the Ten Commandments.

Israel in Prophecy

In the second book about Israel in Bible prophecy, I contend that between the period from 70 AD to 1900, God fulfilled four prophecies concerning the Jewish people — namely, their worldwide dispersion, their persecution, their preservation and the desolation of their homeland.

I then show how God fulfilled in whole or in part seven end-time prophecies during the 20th Century. Those prophecies were as follows:

  1. The regathering of the Jewish people to their homeland (Isaiah 11:10-12 and Ezekiel 36:22-28).
  2. The re-establishment of the state of Israel (Isaiah 66:7-8, Ezekiel 37:21-22 and Zechariah 12:2-3).
  3. The reclamation of the land of Israel (Isaiah 35:1-2,7 and Ezekiel 36:35).
  4. The revival of the Hebrew language (Zephaniah 3:9 and Jeremiah 31:23).
  5. The re-occupation of the city of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:1-3 and Luke 21:24).
  6. The resurgence of the Israeli military (Zechariah 12:6,8 and Isaiah 41:15).
  7. The refocusing of world politics on Israel (Zechariah 12:3 and 14:1-9).

This is a formidable list of prophecies being fulfilled before our very eyes. We are truly once again living in Bible times — equivalent to the period of time when Jesus came into this world the first time as a baby in Bethlehem.

In the second part of this series, we’ll explore an often neglected sign — the Temple Sign!

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Dr. David Reagan

Dr. David Reagan is the Founder and Evangelist Emeritus of Lamb & Lion Ministries. He is a life-long Bible student, teacher, and preacher and he led over 45 pilgrimages to Israel. Dr. Reagan was the host of the radio then television program Christ in Prophecy for nearly 40 years.

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  • Lamplighter May/Jun “Temple Mount as viewed looking East…” I think it should be “looking FROM the East..”

  • Superb information. Gold star! Thank you very much!

    God willing, will update our ancient website, Yes, things are heating up fast now. God bless you folks!

  • I applaud your firm commitment and knowledge in this area Doctor Reagan ! I agree as you do on this matter. It appears on the horizon there might be a slight possibility of a joint venture to push a canal near Israel.
    You of course would know more about that than I.. I have a question for you Sir if you don’t mind. In the Millennial reign we will be similar to the angels, or like the angels as meaning to be as angels..?

    • Ed, the only way humans in their glorified bodies will be like the angels, according to Matthew 22:30/Mark 12:25, is that angels aren’t given in marriage and therefore cannot reproduce, just as the glorified will be. Otherwise, no, humans and angels are very different beings.

      My newest book, “The Mighty Angels of Revelation” (see banner below or, teaches chapter-by-chapter through the book of Revelation, taken from the angels’ perspective, and goes into great detail about the differences between humans and angels.

  • Very good Article, Dr. Reagan. I just noticed that Isaiah 11:12 doesn’t speak of ingathering the Jews only, but specifically mentioned “outcasts of Israel,” which are the Ten “Lost” Tribes who are not Jews, and “the dispersed of Judah,” who are the Jewish people. All over in the Bible the God’s prophets have made a careful distinction between Judah and Israel. Thanks

  • I really enjoy the in-depth studies that are presented on Lamb and Lion show, it open my eyes to see how the bible and the series you bring go hand in hand. Thank you again

  • We can see that there are preparations for the third temple. How exciting to see this plan going forward. You know God is putting all the pieces of the puzzle together and accomplishing his will.

  • Is anyone asking about the abomination of desolation?
    It refers to a very specific piece of furniture that has fulfilled its earthly mission.
    Once the 3rd temple is finished (likely a 3.5 year project) the temple will be furnished with the items that mysteriously disappeared just prior to the Babylonian conquest. God isdone with it in terms of it’s mission on earth which was…? THIS: to accept the sacrificial blood of the sacrifice. So this refers to animal blood, sprinkled yearly in the OT (Lev 16). Chirst said He would fulfill ALL of the law. Blood of the sacrifice has to be sprinkled on the Mercy Seat in order for sins to be forgiven. This is no small matter. Jesus blood had to be sprinkled PHYSICALLY on that Mercy Seat when He died. Now re-read scripture with new eyes. The ark must have been hidden below the cross. There was an earthquake and a splitting of the rock (a crevasse) opening at the foot of the cross in order for Jesus’ blood to flow into the earth and down to the chamber that held the ark, there to drip onto the Mercy Seat itself and thus to fulfill scritpure (Dan 9:24- the “anointing of the most holy”). Read also 1st John 5:7-8, Psalm 85:10. Read also 2nd Macc 2. about Jeremiah hiding the ark. So find the crucifixion site and you will know where to look for the ark. But the Jews already know where it is and hence the preparations for the temple. BTW, the arks resting place has been known since 1982, and it is at the Golgotha escarpment halfway to the Garden Tomb. If you ever visit, look around knee height at the platform there for the tops of two ancient (Roman) hand carved niches. These and one more, held the three signs that were erected above the cross as the bible tells us, that announced Jesus’ crime.


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