God asserted four times in the Book of Revelation that He was the Alpha and the Omega, the Initiator and Terminator of this present world. It seems that in these closing days of history He is providing new and compelling evidence of that reality. My last post marshaled the recent, overwhelming, and continually increasing evidence demonstrating that God is the Alpha. This post pursues new and convincing evidence that history is moving according to His plan toward its conclusion demonstrating that He is the Omega.
It is easy for us to take for granted the existence of the State of Israel. However, less than a century ago dispensational Bible scholars were scoffed for their teaching from Scripture that Israel would again occupy the Holy Land. In fact, at that time from a political perspective it did appear to be an impossibility. However, dispensational scholars were convinced by passages such as the following containing God’s promise that He would do just that.
After many days you will be mustered. In the latter years you will go against the land that is restored from war, the land whose people were gathered from many peoples upon the mountains of Israel, which had been a continual waste. Its people were brought out from the peoples and now dwell securely, all of them. (Ezekiel 38:8 ESV)
This passage, predicting a future Russian attack on Israel, makes it clear that Israel would again occupy the Promised Land. On May 14, 1948 that Bible prophecy became a reality.
Not only was the reestablishment of the State of Israel a miracle, but also has been the survival of this tiny nation in the face of enemies far more numerous and better equipped. For example this website describes some of the miracles related to the Six-Day War. http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/timeline_cdo/aid/525341/jewish/Introduction.htm
In addition to God demonstrating that history will soon be terminating according to His plan through the re-gathering and survival of Israel, another demonstration of God’s plan taking shape, this one negative, is found in the isolation of Israel in recent years. Several highly unlikely developments have left Israel all alone in the world.
One is found in the anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli reorientation of the American left. This is amazing because historically Jews have been at the vanguard of liberalism in the United States. Yet, today liberals in large measures support Islam and have thrown Jewish people overboard. Because of the influence of the American left, this development has become one means of the isolation of Israel.
A second factor that has resulted in Israel losing many friends is the large number of Muslims immigrating to European nations. Those nations not wanting to offend their Muslim constituency have withdrawn support from Israel.
A third highly unlikely development that is resulting in Israel’s global isolation resides in the election for two terms of an American President who has an Islamic background and shows all of the instincts of a Muslim, including favor toward Muslim states, especially those of the more radical type, and hostility toward Israel.
What is most stunning about all of the developments above is their irrationality. It makes no sense that the American left would reject Jewish people, who to a great extent stand for everything that the left espouses and instead favor Muslims that culturally clash with virtually everything that the left stands for. Likewise, that European nations would allow a minority of Muslims to dictate their foreign policy, and do so in an irrational direction, also makes no sense. Nor does it make any sense that the United States would twice elect a President with such strong Muslim instincts incongruent on many fronts with traditional American culture.
Nonetheless, these developments regarding Israel’s return to the Promise Land and her isolation as a nation correspond to the teaching of Scripture regarding the global picture at the end of history. The factors I have described above and others provide compelling evidence that God is supernaturally bringing history to a close according to His plan. He is clearly the Omega.