June 20th, 2018

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Islam, the UN and the Second Coming

One of the clearest pictures in the Bible of the second coming of Yeshua (Jesus) is found in Zechariah 14:2-3:

“I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem, the city shall be taken…then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations as He fights in the day of battle.”

The fact that the second coming of Yeshua is connected with a battle over Jerusalem raises several theological problems. Interestingly, today’s dramatic developments relating to terrorism, Islam, and the United Nations are shedding light on how this prophecy could come to pass.

The first problem is one of coalition: How could all the nations of the world, from so many different backgrounds, come together in agreement. In recent years, we have seen the block of Islamic nations joining together with the liberal humanist nations, especially European nations, in anti-Israel resolutions in the UN. Although the humanist nations and the religious Muslims are so different in their worldviews, they are able to come into unity against Israel.

The second problem is one of focus: How could all the nations of the world be focused against one small city? Here again we see the threefold influence of terrorism, Islam, and the United Nations. Terrorism affects all the nations of the world, but its primary focus is Jerusalem. Islamic claims on Jerusalem as its third most holy city (El Quds) and Palestinian anti-Israel propaganda in the UN, have made Jerusalem the focal point of international conflict in our generation.

The third problem is one of Christian Eschatology: how are Christians around the world to equate their faith in Jesus with the city of Jerusalem? Certainly, a Christian well read in the prophesies of the Bible will already be aware that the battles of the End Times are centered around Jerusalem. However, modern events are also forcing Christians to see the connection between Jesus and modern-day Israel. As some Christians see roots in the UN of a one-world anti-Christ government, so also they see the UN as a forum for anti-Israel propaganda. As Islam has become in our generation the primary obstacle to world evangelism, so has it also become the primary motivator for anti-Israel sentiment. Militant Islamic terrorism is not only directed against Jews, but is also the greatest cause of Christian martyrs in the world today.

The fourth problem is one of Jewish messianic expectations: While many religious Jews understand biblical prophecy of the coming of the Messiah at the time of a great apocalyptic battle over Jerusalem, they do not see that as connected with Yeshua. However, as the nations of the world turn more against Jerusalem, the people of Israel are finding that our only allies are staunchly evangelical Christians.

The fifth problem is one of morality: if Yeshua is coming back to judge the world in righteousness (Psalms 98:9), why would He particularly punish those who are against Israel, when there are so many evils in the world today for him to judge. Yet suicide terrorism, especially against Israel, is emerging as one of the greatest evils our world has seen. We have yet to see the effects of what suicide terrorists will do if they get their hands on small nuclear devices or biological/ chemical weapons. Terrorism and how it is interpreted is increasingly becoming an issue that forms a moral dividing line between good and evil. Every truly moral person is having to take a stand against terrorism. Since the number one focus of worldwide terrorism is Jerusalem, Jerusalem is becoming, de facto, the moral dividing line of all peoples.

Liberal humanism in the UN, religious militancy in Islam, and the growing wave of suicide terrorism are together forcing Christians, the people of Israel, and simply moral people everywhere to be aligned together. This alignment sets the stage for the prophecies concerning the second coming of Yeshua to take place.

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By |2018-10-11T08:00:52+00:00June 20th, 2018|Tags: , , |12 Comments


  1. Chris Bliesner June 22, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Amen Asher and Team. Stand strong in your faith in these end days!! Yeshua is at the door!

    Love you all in Yeshua,

    Chris and Patty Bliesner and family

  2. Harry June 27, 2018 at 7:23 am

    very impressie times we live in; van it be that with Zechariah 14:2-3 is meant the last battle after the thousand years of prison of Satan, as mentioned in Rev.20: 7-9?

    • Vanbrabant July 11, 2018 at 5:27 am

      NO…. its before… it again ?

  3. Nanci Lee Craig June 30, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Thank you for this prophetic word. Why is it we are not informed about what goes on in the UN. What sources do you follow, the US doesn’t report well on this and so many other topics about Israel?

    • M.J. Vos December 23, 2018 at 5:56 pm

      You could read the news updates from Amir Tsarfati. Google Behold Israël and you will find much information of biblical and profetic views on the news.

  4. Ray Eubanks, III June 30, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Shalom Asher, Great article and timely as well. There are many believers in the US that are only now staring to feel the effects of each of the influences you mentioned above. For those of us who have traveled to restricted nations, the persecution and challenge are faced and dealt with daily. We stand in prayer for the Holy Spirit to anoint our heads with oil, just like you do when praying for others, :), to produce a boldness to witness and wisdom of how to respond in each moment we face. Thanks for all you’re doing for the body of Messiah in this hour. Pastor Ray.

  5. Leo July 2, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    The Bible says is true.

  6. Dong July 3, 2018 at 11:15 am

    yeheeYYY!!! im going home !!

  7. Michael July 3, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    In Him we have the victory!

  8. Raymond VANBRABANT July 11, 2018 at 5:29 am

    NO……. it’s not through …… read all against….. please ?

  9. César Charry October 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Shalom, excelente comentario Pastor Asher El Eterno les bendiga.

  10. Alex Tavares Camargos December 24, 2018 at 12:35 am

    I have many questions:
    Is there any relationship between Zechariah 14:2-3 and Revelation 20:7-9?
    If Yes, they are the same battle, I think we have a problem because Revelation says
    “And when the thousand years are finished”.
    If Not, then the battle of Zechariah will be the Armageddon ‘s battle, correct? Revelation 16:12-16
    This last battle, Armagedon’s battle, is the same of Revelation 19:11-21 or not?

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