Nuggets from Countdown to the Second Coming—Israel’s Rebirth (Part 2) |

Dave Hunt

Israel is by far the major topic in the Bible. How overwhelmingly this is true may be seen in the following comparisons: grace and gracious together are found 201 times; salvation and saved occur 268 times; love, loved, and lovest are found 420 times; peace is found 429 times; Christ and Jesus are found 1,538 times; Israel and Jacob are found 2,923 times.

It is not surprising, then, that Israel is the major topic of Bible prophecy. There are hundreds of promises of her full and final restoration in the “promised land” in the “last days,” with the Messiah reigning over her in righteousness. It is to Israel that Christ returns to conquer the Antichrist, to establish His kingdom, and to rule the world from Jerusalem. Nor have any been lost. The myth of the “ten lost tribes,” if true, would prove the Bible false.

Paul referred to the twelve tribes as existing in his day and hoping for their restoration (Acts:26:7). James wrote his epistle “to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad” (James:1:1). If the twelve tribes of Israel did not exist to be gathered to the land God gave them, there could be no second coming of Christ to rescue and rule over them. Christ’s promise to His disciples that they would sit on the throne “judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (Luke:22:30) would be a lie and would prove that He was not the Savior. Likewise, God would have been proven a liar, and Satan would have achieved a stalemate in his battle with God for control of the universe.

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