Daniel 12: But he did rise up, as God prophesied that he would. Laodice, therefore, caused Antiochus to be poisoned, and when she saw that he was dead, she placed in his bed a person named Aremon, who very much resembled him both in his features and in the tone of his voice, to act the part she had occasion for.
But war is expensive. Revelation 11: Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
We will ask, but not now answer, another question: But before we get into this, we would like to remind everyone that the purpose of Bible prophesy is not to be able to predict the future, and the exact date when Christ will return.
The Watchtower has since then sponsored the proclamation—"Jehovah himself has become king"! Jesus told them:. A time was considered to be the full circle of the earth around the sun, which the Jews had divided into 12 months of 30 days, totaling 360 days.
God has taken the crown off Zedekiah and declared the Image, of which Nebuchadnezzar is the head, ruler of the world until the kingdom of God takes its place smiting it on its feet ; and, as this is the same time at which Israel is to be delivered, for "Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled" , we here get our second clue, viz.: Paul recognized a divine story was unfolding that would result in both the salvation of Israel and the nations.
Reasoning further on the Watchtower's application of the Psalm, if Jehovah installed his king upon heavenly Mount Zion back in 1914 and the nations have been in defiance of his kingdom ever since, how then are we to understand the words of the Psalm that indicate that Jehovah disturbs them "at that time"?
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Daniel records it this way:. It is not enough for the nations to demonstrate their vengeance; God must demonstrate His vengeance for this passage to be fulfilled. In view of Jesus' feelings toward Jerusalem and the temple it is not likely that he intended his references to the holy place and Jerusalem to symbolize unholy Christendom.
The Apostle James spoke to the leaders of the early church as they were attempting to understand how God would turn to the Gentiles. A few years later in 70 AD, just as Jesus had prophesied, the Roman armies destroyed Jerusalem and burnt the Second Temple to the ground.
To summarize, this means that the desolation of Luke 21: Jesus, in his last week of life, three days before he was crucified, sitting on the Mount of Olives overlooking the city of Israel, spoke a prophesy about the Jews and Jerusalem, and it is often referred to as the Mount Olivet prophesy.
Zedekiah was to be the last king of the line of David to sit upon the throne until the Messiah would be given a heavenly kingdom.
Jehovah's Witnesses have understood that the present political system that has dominated the earth for approximately 4,000 years will at some point give way to the rule of God's kingdom. He will only allow the gentiles to trample the Holy City for a brief period of time Daniel 7: