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Times Of The Gentiles (4 of 17)
JERUSALEM CENTER OF WORLD DESTINY
Well you notice on your outline, Jesus said about Jerusalem, "They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations,. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled." Luke 21:24. Last week we looked at the significant date of June 6, 1967 because on that day the Israelis took control of the first time since the exile of the old city of Jerusalem and to their most holy places. Moshe Dian, who was the defense minister of Israel said, you ofter saw him years ago. He's deceased now. He wore that patch over his eye. Moshe Dian said, "We have returned to our most holy places. Never to be removed from them again.So what's happening in the Middle East right now is Yasser Arafat and the Arab nations are doing all that they can to remove Israel from the face of the earth and especially to remove Israel from the holy city of Jerusalem. So, Jerusalem is the center of world destiny. On June 6, 1967 I believe that this prophecy in Luke 21:24 began to be fulfilled. I think it's in the process of continuing to be fulfilled. Israel still controls the city of Jerusalem although they allow Arabs to come and visit freely their holy places and to come and go freely and visit the city of Jerusalem. So, Christians and Muslims and Jewish folks alike are able to visit the city of Jerusalem unfettered, unhindered most of the time because it is under the control of Israel. Israel is sharing is Jerusalem with all the religions of the world and all the peoples of the world.
But the times of the Gentiles are what we were talking about last week. We looked at this metallic man that we see on the screen, this giant statue. You find this story in Daniel chapter 2 if you want to turn to it. So, we look at the time of the Gentiles as Daniel interpreted the dream of the king of Babylon. Jesus lived in the times of the ...
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