(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
The State of Israel is completing what the prophets of Israel foretold, a member of the country’s leading political party said at a biblical prophecy conference.
“Today if you don’t see prophecy, you better get yourself a new set of glasses,” Likud MK Yehudah Glick said at the Breaking Israel News “Prophecy in the News” Conference, in Jerusalem’s Bible Lands Museum on Sunday evening.
The inaugural conference took place on the 50th anniversary of the start of the Six Day War. This years marks 50 years of a reunified Jerusalem
and the liberation of Judea and Samaria from Jordanian occupation.
Glick, who is a Temple Mount activist, calls his office in the Knesset “Jerusalem of Peace,” and says that all that one needs to do is look at the history of Israel to see how the Bible has come to life.
“‘Ezekiel – the bones aren’t dry anymore,’ ‘Jeremiah – Jerusalem is not isolated anymore,’ ‘Zachariah – not only [a few] children are playing in the streets, hundreds and thousands of children are playing in the streets,’” he said. “It’s happening before our eyes.”
The event featured a diverse group of speakers, including Jewish and Christian voices. The conference consisted of four discussion panels on major topics impacting religious media and journalism in the Holy Land. The topics were the Jerusalem jubilee, honest reporting in a world of fake news and media bias, what the future has in store, and the advantages and disadvantages of reporting on prophetic and biblical issues in the mainstream news.
The conference is part the Rejoice Jerusalem initiative, spearheaded by Israel advocacy organization Israel365. The initiative celebrated 50 years of a united Jerusalem with a week-long tour of the land, a gala dinner and a unique commemorative journal.
Chris Mitchell, Christian Broadcasting Network’s Middle East bureau chief, who has been working in Israel for almost 17 years, said Jewish-Christian cooperation and dialogue has skyrocketed in the past few decades.
“I see this trend increasing,” he said. “After the intifada began in late September 2000, many people stopped coming, and the tourist industry began to dry up and the one group that kept coming was Evangelical Christians, and I believe that Israeli leaders and the Israeli people realized that they’re were going to be the friends of Israel, that they were going to stand with Israel – the Jewish state – during difficult times.”
Mitchell, the author of “Dateline Jerusalem: An Eyewitness Account of Prophecies Unfolding in the Middle East,” said there has been an acceleration of the biblical words coming to life.
Regarding US President Donald Trump’s broken promise about moving the embassy to Jerusalem, Mitchell said, “Can you think of any other country in the world where it makes global news of whether or not the US is going to move its embassy?”
Other speakers included Christian author Britt Lode; David Parsons of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem; Head of Republican Overseas Israel Mark Zell; founder of Prophecy News Watch Kade Hawkins; end-times author Rabbi Pinchas Winston; and other Jewish and Christian news-makers and journalists.
Zac Waller, the executive director of Hayovel, a Christian organization that brings volunteers to Israel to help strengthen the country’s small independent farmers in Samaria, said he sees the organization as being something “supernatural” that will keep growing as more and more of the nations will come to learn from the people of Israel.
“It’s an incredible thing when you know that God is using you,” he said. “We’re now realizing the prophetic national call in the Bible... People from the nations will come to Israel and realize their place: they’ll come to pray, they’ll come to be a plowman and vinedresser, to connect to Israel and to experience the light that’s going forth from this place.”
The full panels can be seen at: https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/88854/watch-live-prophecy-news-conference-2017/#l9EKgfjbiQzdtqRr.97sign up to our newsletter