Prophecy Update #780 – You Saw Me Standing Alone

There are an estimated 500 future Bible prophecies yet to be fulfilled. Since God has 100% accuracy in prophecy, we know everything He recorded for us in the Bible that has not happened, will happen.

We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to suggest news, or trends, that seem to be predicted by a literal, futurist reading of the Bible.

We are careful to use recognized, reliable sources for news. There is a lot of sensationalism surrounding unfulfilled Bible prophecy, and we don’t want to add to it.

We’re not saying the things we report are the definite fulfillment of prophecy – only that they are the things you’d expect to set the stage for the things to come.

The nation of Israel finally recognizing Jesus as their Messiah, and receiving Him as their King, is the dominant theme of the remaining prophecies.

For example: A 7yr time of great tribulation is predicted. It goes by many names. One of them is the Time of Jacob’s Trouble. Jacob was the father of the 12 boys who constitute the 12 tribes of Israel. The happenings of the Time of Jacob’s Trouble are designed to save the Jews on Earth at the Lord’s Second Coming.

There are predictions that Israel will stand alone. I read an article in The Economist thus week titled, Israel Alone.


There is still a narrow path out of the hellscape of Gaza. A temporary ceasefire and hostage release could cause a change of Israel’s government; the rump of Hamas fighters in south Gaza could be contained or fade away; and from the rubble, talks on a two-state solution could begin, underwritten by America and its Gulf allies.

It is just as likely, however, that ceasefire talks will fail. That could leave Israel locked in the bleakest trajectory of its 75-year existence, featuring endless occupation, hard-right politics and isolation. Today many Israelis are in denial about this, but a political reckoning will come eventually. It will determine not only the fate of Palestinians, but also whether Israel thrives in the next 75 years.[1]

If you keep up with news you heard Senator Chuck Schumer call upon Israel to hold new elections to change their government. Trying to explain himself, he said, “Bibi [Benjamin Netanyahu] could prevent any election until 2026,” he said. “I worry under his leadership, Israel would become such a pariah in the world and even in the United States, because I look at the numbers and they’re rapidly decreasing. I had to speak out before it erodes.”

President Donald Trump, in February of 2020, announced his plan for the peace of Jerusalem. He said, “My vision presents a win-win opportunity for both sides, a realistic two-state solution that resolves the risk of Palestinian statehood to Israel’s security.”[2]

In the Book of Joel “the Lord says: ‘I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land’ ” (3:2).

Joel Rosenberg writes, “The Bible is crystal clear: the Lord Almighty will judge all nations who divide the Land of Israel.”[3]

The nation of Israel reborn and in her promised land is a very definite fulfillment of many prophecies. Standing alone, being forced by the nations to divide up the land, interfering with her democracy, are things we expect on account of reading Bible prophecy.

End Times events are going to progress according to God’s plan. The seven-year time of great tribulation is going to break-out upon the Earth. You can read about it in chapters 6-19 of the Revelation.

What you won’t read about is the Church. We are significantly absent as God’s wrath is poured-out upon those who dwell upon the Earth.

Jesus promised His Church, “I… will keep you from [out of] the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 3:10).

He keeps us entirely out of those 7yrs by raising deceased Church Age saints, and rapturing “we who are alive and remain”

The return of the Lord for us is imminent. It could happen any time. Nothing needs to occur before Jesus can come for us.

Are you ready for the rapture? If not, Get ready; Stay ready; Keep looking up.

Ready or not, Jesus is coming!