Covenant and Controversy part 3

We need to interpret the modern return to the land of Israel and the constitution of this modern phenomenon called the State of Israel.

We need to view this not as the fulfilment of eschatological prophecy, but we need to view it as the preliminary requirement that sets in motion the fulfilment of eschatological prophecy. Meaning that now they are in the land, these events can unfold. Now that they’re in the land these things can take place.

Because how do you flee Jerusalem if you are not in Jerusalem?
How can you be banished from Israel, if you’re not in the land of Israel?
There’s all of these verses about eschatological, apocalyptic expulsion and exile from the land that presuppose a Jewish presence in the land. (Dalton, Thomas, Covenant and Controversy part 3)

This is the third of a series of three videos. The other two parts have been posted previously.

The videos can also be accessed and downloaded via the vimeo site by clicking on the “vimeo” logo at the bottom of the video.

I have downloaded the films from that site onto a USB stick, I find that format makes it easier for me to watch half an hour at a time rather than have to find time to watch it all at once.

I think the films are very well written and produced and I highly recommend them.

Informed By “Unsanctified Optimism”?

Dalton Thomas quote from Covenant and Controversy III: The Great Trouble (video scheduled to be posted to this blog on 29th May). First two highly recommended episodes have already been posted.

We Christian Zionists, in our generation, have made a grave mistake. We have interpreted the victories of Israel over the last generation with an unsanctified optimism.

We saw these victories and we said we’re going to go from glory to glory. Now that they’re back in the land it’s only going to get better and better and better.

Look! The dry bones of the holocaust are coming together and now the State is back together, so flesh is being put on the bones and then God’s going to breathe into the State and its going to be amazing, and if anyone tries to oppose it, God will crush and destroy them.

We’re reading Israel’s victories onto the text and we’re not looking at the text and saying what does the text say.

Because what the text says is that if those days were not cut short, no flesh would survive in Jerusalem.

Zechariah 14 says that half of the city of Jerusalem will be taken into captivity and the other half will be absolutely pummelled.

Women raped. Houses destroyed. Goods stolen.

That’s the context of Jerusalem, and I can tell you this, Jerusalem will be the last stand.

If Jerusalem is on the verge of collapsing. If Jerusalem is about to fall, then you know the perimeter of the nation has been violated.
Meaning, that in order to get to Jerusalem via the plain of Megiddo, you have to get through the Golan heights.

And if you got through the Golan Heights, it means this, the Israeli military, the Israeli security forces have been neutralised. Their lines have been broken. They are unable to defend themselves against the onslaught.

The overwhelming emphasis of the prophetic, apostolic, eschatological texts related to Jerusalem at the end of the age, is that it is a final showdown and everyone is huddled into that city for the final climax of the age.

It’s not going to be on the heels of this progressive improvement of the State of Israel, where they’re growing and getting better and better and better and stronger and stronger.
It’s cataclysm.
It’s crisis.
It’s suffering.
It’s death, burial and resurrection.

The way that Jesus walked is the way Israel will walk.

Covenant and Controversy part 2

 

This is the second of a series of three videos. Part one has already been posted. The other part will be posted later.

The videos can also be accessed and downloaded via the vimeo site by clicking on the “vimeo” logo at the bottom of the video.

I have downloaded the films from that site onto a USB stick, I find that format makes it easier for me to watch half an hour at a time rather than have to find time to watch it all at once.

I think the films are very well written and produced and I highly recommend them.

Covenant and Controversy part 1

Covenant and Controversy Part One: The Great Rage from Covenant & Controversy on Vimeo.

This is the first of a series of three videos. The other two parts will be posted over the next week or two.

The videos can also be accessed and downloaded via the vimeo site by clicking on the “vimeo” logo at the bottom of the video.

I have downloaded the films from that site onto a USB stick, I find that format makes it easier for me to watch half an hour at a time rather than have to find time to watch it all at once.

I think the films are very well written and produced and I highly recommend them.