November 27, 2007 - It has been stated, “If you want to watch bible prophecy unfold in this day and age, watch the Middle East; watch Israel”. Although you may be hard-pressed to find a Christian who would disagree with such an assertion, the process of interpreting biblical prophecies—whether they are fulfilled, unfulfilled, or unfolding—may, at times, be a little difficult when attempting to apply them to the events currently unfolding on the world’s stage. The interpretation either aligns itself with another prophetic event—past, present and/or future—gaining merit in the process, or it simply “fizzles out” as an error in human reasoning. History provides clear examples of both. However, there are those prophetic writings found in the Word, foretold thousands of years ago, which undoubtedly apply to the events of the modern era, even in this day.
An example that comes to mind is the rebirth of Israel as a nation (Ezek 34:13) after 2,000 years of Jewish dispersion across the four corners of the globe. Moreover, there are those prophecy scholars—such as highly-respected, Dr. David Reagan of Lamb & Lion Ministries—who would assert that the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967 exists as another example of definitive prophecy fulfillment. (Luke 21:24) The focus of this article is the emergence of a third example. Simply put, the prophecies of Zechariah 12 serve as the only logical explanation for the manner in which the leaders on today’s international stage have aligned themselves against Israel.
Read: America: On a Collision Course with Zechariah 12