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Messiah Returns on a Prayer


Christians — that is, in terms of mostly a Gentile crowd — may have a rigorous experience when studying the Bible — but few study to the point of identifying the true Jewish roots to the object lessons at hand. For example, much of the Bible's account of an end time is couched in terms of the Church and this can quickly lead to diminishing the importance of Israel and the Messianic Jews. The importance of Jewish roots is explored in the 'Harmony' Area of the WindowView. So, what we present in that area is meant to challenge the minds of both Jewish and Gentile visitors — to really get the purpose behind the Jewish context.

The Jewish roots are many, for example:

  • the Bible is a Jewish document
  • penned and preserved over time by Jewish scribes
  • inspired by the God of Israel
  • filled with teachings by the Jewish Messiah, for the 'Jew first and also the Greek'
  • the entire thing pivots about Israel for the benefit and relationship between God and all mankind.
  • Israel is to be the light to all the nations (Gentiles) and that is the Jewish story!

So, now we can ask: What brings back the Messiah? Is there a clue to the specific condition that triggers His return?

At the every last of the Tribulation we have a picture of a Messianic community — perhaps dominated by Jewish believers with some Gentiles present — now in safe keeping in a wilderness... yet still a community being sought out by the enemy. In a desperate hour the Jews — not the Church in a ''classical'' sense — will pray for the return of Messiah. The clue to this has always been in the Scriptures:

"for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, `Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!'" (Matthew 23:39; NKJV)

A prayer will go out from the Jewish-Messianic community and then the Messiah will return (see Chapter 23 of the Creator's Window).

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SOURCES, Citations, and Reference listing.
TimeLine References:
  • Various sources were used to develop this time line. Where possible dates are cross checked or events are placed in relative position. Many of the dates used above come from the following references:
  • Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, Th.M., Ph.D.1982. Footsteps of Messiah - A Study of the Sequence of Prophetic Events. (Fruchtenbaum)
  • Ayers, Ed. 1999. God's Last Offer - Negotiating for a Sustainable Future. (A)
  • Fruchtenbaum, Arnold G., Th.M., Ph.D.1982. Footsteps of Messiah - A Study of the Sequence of Prophetic Events. (Fruchtenbaum) (New edition 2003)
  • Graham, Billy. 1992. Storm Warning. Published by: W Publishing Group (formerly Word Publishing)
  • Grun, Bernard. 1991. The Timetables of History - A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events. New Third Revised Edition. Based on Werner Stein's Kulturfahrplan. A Touchstone Book:New York. (G)
  • Ice, T., and R. Price. 1989. Ready to Rebuild — The Imminent Plant to Rebuild the Last Days Temple. (IP)
  • Infoplease.com (Info) http://www.infoplease.com/
  • H. Lindsey. 1973. There's A New World Coming. Bantam Books. (Lindsey)
  • Randall Price. 2001 Unholy War. (P)
  • Dr. G. Schroeder with Z. Levitt. Genesis One. Levitt Ministries (see note in graphic box at top of this table for details).
  • SciNews: Science News is a science news weekly generally obtained by subscription, also see: http://www.sciencenews.org/
  • Web (Internet): Occasionally we find what appear as reliable, but formally unpublished, sources on the Internet. As such these entries remain to be fully confirmed. In many cases this information is found to agree with the remainder of the timeline and the published sources used here.
  • Zondervan Corporation. 1985. The NIV Study Bible. Zondervan Bible Publishers:Grand Rapids.

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