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Times Of The Gentiles (6 of 17)
JERUSALEM CENTER OF WORLD DESTINY
Today we are talking about the times of the Gentiles regarding Jerusalem and the prophecy Jesus made that covered both the past, present and the future at that time. Some of this prophecy came to past just a few short years later when Titus destroyed the city of Jerusalem in 70 AD. But much of this prophecy was yet to come. Verse 24 of Luke 21 Jesus made this statement about Jerusalem. Speaking of the Jews he said, "They will fall by the sword and they will be taken as prisoners to all the nations." All we have to think about is recent history and remember the Holocaust and remember all the actual footage and photographs we've seen of the Holocaust when millions of Jews were taken into railroad cars, taken to German concentration camps and from there exterminated. This passage of Jesus fits right in to the 20th century. Then he said "Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled." So last week we took history from the time of Jesus all the way up until the 20th century. All the way from the 1st century to the 20th century and we showed how this prophecy was fulfilled in the past. We traced the reign of Constantine and the control of Jerusalem by Constantine and his empire. Then we looked at how Jerusalem fell into the hands of Islamic nations, fell into the hands of the Turks. We looked also at how Jerusalem became a holy place to the followers of Islam and the third holiest site is built on the temple mound where the fallen temple once stood.
Now, with WWI and with the invasion of the British into the Middle East, Jerusalem comes under British control. That's where we want to begin today. Jesus said Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles are fulfilled. So the Turks, allies of Germany in WWI, had to evacuate Jerusalem because of the fall of the Germans to the allies. Je ...
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