Israel’s Victorious Six-Day War: Foundation for Fulfilling Prophecy

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Fifty years ago on Monday morning, June 5, 1967, Israel launched a preemptive air attack against coalition of three Arab nations. History.com explains what led to the conflict: “Increased tensions and skirmishes along Israel’s northern border with Syria were the immediate cause of the third Arab-Israeli war. In 1967, Syria intensified its bombardment of Israeli settlements across the border, and Israel struck back by shooting down six Syrian MiG fighters.

“After Syria alleged in May 1967 that Israel was massing troops along the border, Egypt mobilized its forces and demanded the withdrawal of the U.N. Emergency Force from the Israel-Egypt cease-fire lines of the 1956 conflict. The U.N. peacekeepers left on May 19, and three days later Egypt closed the Strait of Tiran to Israeli shipping. On May 30, Jordan signed a mutual-defense treaty with Egypt and Syria, and other Arab states, including Iraq, Kuwait, and Algeria, sent troop contingents to join the Arab coalition against Israel” (history.com/this-day-in-history/six-day-war-ends).

Many Israelis saw this growing coalition against them as an existential threat. With the specter of the Holocaust only 25 years before and troops amassing on their borders, Israel realized war was imminent.  

Their surprise air attack destroyed virtually the entire Arab air force before they had a chance to leave their  airfields. In less than three hours, about 500 Arab planes were destroyed, with Israel’s loss at fewer than 40. This virtually destroyed the Egyptian, Syrian, and Jordanian air forces.

Victory on three fronts

Israel then attacked on the Egyptian front with three main tank battle groups rolling West into the Sinai, smashing what remained of the Egyptian army in three days. More than 5,000 Egyptian soldiers surrendered.

The Jordanians had set up extensive bunkers and defenses on their border with Israel. One of the several pitched battles that took place was on Ammunition Hill, which had been a British ammunition fortress protecting east Jerusalem. Israeli paratroopers successfully captured the hill, experiencing terrible casualties.

With Ammunition Hill now in Israel’s hands, the Jordanians were outflanked and retreated. The Israelis captured the Old City of east Jerusalem all the way to the Western Wailing Wall, the last remnant of the second Temple. It had not been in their control for almost 1,900 years. The liberation of Jerusalem forced the Jordanian army to vacate the entire West Bank.

Using many of the same troops that fought in the Sinai and Jerusalem, they then launched a third major battle. “To the north, Israel bombarded Syria’s fortified Golan Heights for two days before launching a tank and infantry assault on June 9” (ibid.).

The Golan was considered an impregnable fortress. It had a triple-layer system of mines, bunkers, artillery and machine guns built into the higher ground. “After a day of fierce fighting, the Syrians began a retreat from the Golan Heights on June 10” (ibid.). Israel finally captured the peak of Mount Hermon, and the entire Golan fell under Israeli control.

By the end of the three-front war, Israel sustained about 700 dead and 2,000 wounded. This decisive victory left the Arab coalition weaker and humiliated.

Is peace possible?

“On June 11, a U.N.-brokered cease-fire took effect throughout the three combat zones, and the Six-Day War was at an end. Israel had more than doubled its size in the six days of fighting.

“The U.N. Security Council called for a withdrawal from all the occupied regions, but Israel declined, permanently annexing East Jerusalem and setting up military administrations in the occupied territories. Israel let it be known that Gaza, the West Bank, the Golan Heights … would be returned in exchange for Arab recognition of the right of Israel to exist and guarantees against future attacks.

“Arab leaders, stinging from their defeat, met in August to discuss the future of the Middle East. They decided upon a policy of no peace, no negotiations, and no recognition of Israel, and made plans to zealously defend the rights of Palestinian Arabs in the occupied territories.

“Egypt, however, would eventually negotiate and make peace with Israel, and in 1982 the Sinai Peninsula was returned to Egypt in exchange for full diplomatic recognition of Israel. Egypt and Jordan later gave up their respective claims to the Gaza Strip and the West Bank to the Palestinians, who beginning in the 1990s opened ‘land for peace’ talks with Israel. The East Bank territory has since been returned to Jordan. In 2005, Israel left the Gaza Strip. Still, a permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement remains elusive, as does an agreement with Syria to return the Golan Heights” (history.com/this-day-in-history/six-day-war-ends).

Newfound strength

Winning the war and reuniting Jerusalem helped the struggling Jewish nation to gain new momentum and to expand in population as well as economically and militarily. The amazing victory of the small Jewish state on the verge of annihilation changed the mindset of many in Israel. Jewish history and Jewish destiny converged, changing the perspective of many both within the country and without.

“A whole new viewpoint of Israel opened in the world. The Jews were enormously proud while many non-Jews had enormous resentment. In the United Nations and other diplomatic arenas, a great deal of that resentment spilled over. It became fashionable not to look at Israel favorably. Aware of the change, (Prime Minister) Golda Meir famously stated that given a choice between the world’s sympathy and Israel’s survival she would always choose Israel’s survival …

“Nevertheless, in terms of what was achieved at that moment it was one of the high watermarks of the generation. It was an indication of the capabilities and hidden resources of the unity and strength that lies within the Jewish people” (Middle East Institute: A blog by the editor, June 5, 2014).

Renewed national vigor

This short war’s impact continues to be felt today. Jewish presence in Israel is stronger than ever and is projected to continue to grow. But before the 20th century the regathering of the Jews to Israel seemed impossible. The Jewish people had been scattered for some 1,900 years, and the Islamic Ottoman Empire controlled the territory. The Jews did not have the military power, unity or backing of other nations to return to their former land.

Even when the fledgling nation formed in 1948, it was questionable if the nation would survive for long. And there seemed to be very little prospect that the Jews would ever control all of Jerusalem. The 1967 Six-Day War dramatically changed all that “The population of Israel had continued to grow, mainly by immigration; by 1967 it stood at some 2.3 million, of whom the Arabs formed roughly 13 per cent. Its economic strength had increased, with the help of aid from the United States, contributions from Jews in the outside world, and reparations from West Germany. It had also been building up the strength and expertise of its armed forces, and of the air force in particular” (Albert Hourani, A History of the Arab Peoples, 2002, pp. 412-413).

According to the Jewish Virtual Library today’s population is 8.63 million. “The Jewish population makes up 6,450,000 (74.8%); 1,796,000 (20.8%) are Arabs; and, those identified as ‘others’ (non-Arab Christians, Baha’i, etc) make up 4.4% of the population (384,000 people). When the state was established, there were only 806,000 residents and the total population reached its first and second million in 1949 and 1958 respectively. Judging by current population trend data, experts predict that the population of Israel will reach 10 million by 2025 or sooner” (jewishvirtuallibrary.org/latest-population-statistics-for-israel).

The percentage of the world’s Jews living in Israel continues to grow as well. It was only 6 percent when it was founded, and now it has grown to 43 percent of the roughly 14.3 million Jews worldwide (breakingisraelnews.com, “New Census: 43 Percent of World’s Jews Now Live in Israel” May 10, 2016).

The end-time prophecies

The success Israel secured in the aftermath of the Six-Day War gives us an indication that we could be coming close to the time of Christ’s return. Prophecies in the books of Joel, Zechariah and elsewhere in the Bible indicate an organized Jewish presence in Jerusalem before Christ’s second coming. For example, the prophetic book of Joel talks about the terrible time of destruction during the “Day of the Lord”—a time of dramatic events just before Christ returns. And notice it is addressed to “Zion, the mountain of the Lord,” which is a biblical name for Jerusalem.

“Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of the LORD is coming, for it is at hand” (Joel 2:1 Joel 2:1Blow you the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD comes, for it is near at hand;
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emphasis added throughout).

For this prophecy to make any sense and to be fulfilled, there will need to be an organized group of Jewish inhabitants in the land. Later in the chapter they are instructed to gather a wide variety of Jews, such as elders, priests, children, bride and bridegroom (Joel 2:16-17 Joel 2:16-17 16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. 17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare your people, O LORD, and give not your heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: why should they say among the people, Where is their God?
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). A huge invading army will come over the land leaving it desolate: “… A people come, great and strong, the like of whom has never been; nor will there ever be any such after them, even for many successive generations” (Joel 2:2 Joel 2:2A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread on the mountains: a great people and a strong; there has not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
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; see also Joel 2:3-11 Joel 2:3-11 3 A fire devours before them; and behind them a flame burns: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yes, and nothing shall escape them. 4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. 5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devours the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. 6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. 7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: 8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall on the sword, they shall not be wounded. 9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run on the wall, they shall climb up on the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. 10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: 11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executes his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
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and Joel chapter 1).

The third chapter of Joel also describes this huge army that will come down to the area of Jerusalem to fight the inhabitants. An army of this size would probably be overkill if the military strength and population size in the area were small and insignificant. So it seems from context that there will be a large army in and around the city preceding this major end-time battle.

Israel certainly has grown into a strong military power today. She has the second most powerful military in the Middle East—16th in the world—next to Egypt, according to the international defense site Global Firepower (globalfirepower.com/countries-listing.asp),

The Israeli Defense Forces have mandatory conscription of men and women. Its structure emphasizes close relations between the army, navy and air force. Some estimate they possess between 80-400 nuclear weapons. And according to Global Fire Power, Israel today has 3 million people fit for military service. It has more than 4,000 tanks, more than 10,000 fighting vehicles, 650 self-propelled guns, 300 towed artillery, 48 multiple-launch rocket systems and 65 ships or defense crafts (globalfirepower.com/country-military-strength-detail.asp?country_id=Israel).

Major military force moves in

By the time this final battle occurs toward the end of the three-and-a-half years of the Great Tribulation (Daniel 9:26-27 Daniel 9:26-27 26 And after three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and to the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the middle of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured on the desolate.
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; Daniel 11:31 Daniel 11:31And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that makes desolate.
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; Daniel 12:11-13 Daniel 12:11-13 11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. 13 But go you your way till the end be: for you shall rest, and stand in your lot at the end of the days.
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; Revelation 13:5 Revelation 13:5And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months.
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; Revelation 14:14-15 Revelation 14:14-15 14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and on the cloud one sat like to the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in your sickle, and reap: for the time is come for you to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
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) another major military apparatus will have moved into the region. The major power the Bible calls the “Beast” and “King of the North” will have moved its operations to Israel. “He shall also enter the Glorious Land (Israel), and many countries shall be overthrown …” (Daniel 11:41 Daniel 11:41He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
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) in the Middle East. He has a fierce powerful military. The world will stand in awe and fear of his military strength: “They worshipped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:4 Revelation 13:4And they worshipped the dragon which gave power to the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like to the beast? who is able to make war with him?
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Other prophecies for Jerusalem

After more than a half century with Jerusalem united, a clear marker is now set for when future prophecies will begin to be triggered. One such prophecy we can expect is a dramatic and traumatic division in the city: “… Half of the city shall go into captivity … Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east” (Zechariah 14:2-4 Zechariah 14:2-4 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 4 And his feet shall stand in that day on the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall split in the middle thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
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Earlier he reveals details of this horrific final siege of Jerusalem: “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it” (Zechariah 12:2-3 Zechariah 12:2-3 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
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Jesus Christ must intervene in this final battle to cut it short to prevent the complete annihilation of all of mankind (Matthew 24:22 Matthew 24:22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
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). He will powerfully intervene on behalf of His people. “In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem … It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem” (Zechariah 12:8-9 Zechariah 12:8-9 8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
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“Just when it seems that all hope is gone, ‘then the LORD’ himself appears as ‘divine warrior’ and delivers his beleaguered people…. But who is this ‘LORD’? When one compares this scene, including (Zechariah 14) v. 4, with [that of the coming of Jesus Christ in] Acts 1:9-12 Acts 1:9-12 9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, You men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen him go into heaven. 12 Then returned they to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.
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and Revelation 19:11-16 Revelation 19:11-16 11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a clothing dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he has on his clothing and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
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, it would appear certain that ‘the LORD’ here is ultimately the Messiah” (Expositor’s, note on Zechariah 14:3-5 Zechariah 14:3-5 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 4 And his feet shall stand in that day on the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall split in the middle thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 5 And you shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal: yes, you shall flee, like as you fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with you.
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Christ confirmed these prophesied major battles in and around Jerusalem at the time of the end: “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near” (Luke 21:20 Luke 21:20And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is near.
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Then there will be major heavenly signs that occur just before Christ returns (Luke 21:25-26 Luke 21:25-26 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
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). “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:27-28 Luke 21:27-28 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.
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). He also warns the residents to flee when war is imminent (Luke 21:22-24 Luke 21:22-24 22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath on this people. 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
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This final battle is popularly called the Battle of Armageddon. “Armageddon” simply refers to a plain, called Megiddo, 55 miles north of Jerusalem where those armies gather. The battle will be stirred up behind the scenes by powerful evil spirits. “For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty” (Revelation 16:14 Revelation 16:14For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
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“Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame. And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon” (Revelation 16:14-16 Revelation 16:14-16 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
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But the battle is not fought there—they only gather there and then head south to fight the armies in and around Jerusalem just as Christ returns with His spiritual army. Seeing this invading force, they turn and fight Christ and His spiritual saints as they enter the area. “Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle” (Zechariah 14:3 Zechariah 14:3Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
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). “Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Revelation 11:15 Revelation 11:15And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
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Jesus’ weapons of war

The powerful weapons Jesus will use in this final battle are more powerful than any ever devised by man. “And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths. It shall come to pass in that day that a great panic from the LORD will be among them. Everyone will seize the hand of his neighbor, and raise his hand against his neighbor’s hand” (Zechariah 14:12-13 Zechariah 14:12-13 12 And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand on their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. 13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor.
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His intervention occurs just as He returns to earth to stop the madness and end the sadness by setting up His Kingdom (Zechariah 14:4-5 Zechariah 14:4-5 4 And his feet shall stand in that day on the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall split in the middle thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 5 And you shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal: yes, you shall flee, like as you fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with you.
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Acts 1:11-12 Acts 1:11-12 11 Which also said, You men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen him go into heaven. 12 Then returned they to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.
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shows that Jesus ascended to heaven from the Mount of Olives on the east side of Jerusalem. This is where He will also return.

“And the LORD shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be—‘The LORD is one,’ and His name one . . . The people shall dwell in it; and no longer shall there be utter destruction, but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited” (Zechariah 14:9 Zechariah 14:9And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
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These climatic events, battles and destruction are necessary for Christ to clear the earth of the stiff-necked rebellious. Unfortunately many will stubbornly refuse to repent and accept Christ as king (Revelation 9:20-21 Revelation 9:20-21 20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
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; Revelation 20:4 Revelation 20:4And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark on their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
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). His reconstruction of the war-torn earth will begin with people who have been humbled. This will ultimately help bring about a wonderful, peaceful environment for a thousand years.

“Many people shall come and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem” (Isaiah 2:3 Isaiah 2:3And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
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). Christ must intervene to save humanity from total destruction. The humble and teachable who remain will help build the new world order of peace, abundance and happiness for all.