When someone has doubts and wonders if the Bible is really true or not, all they have to do is examine bible prophecy and the prophecies that have already been fulfilled and the prophecies that are being fulfilled today and the prophecies yet to be fulfilled. A careful examination of bible prophecy should convince the most skeptical person of the authenticity of the Bible, if that person is honest with themselves.
How do we know Israel is the fig tree? Consider these two Old Testament verses which identify Israel as the fig tree. Hosea 9:10I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the FIG TREE at the first time:Here the early Jewish people are referred as the first fruit in a FIG TREE.
In the first chapter of Joel we read of a nation wreaking havoc upon Israel and verse 7 states “He hath laid my vine (Israel) waste and barked my FIG TREE”. Here again Israel is referred to as a FIG TREE.
What is happening in Israel today? Jews from every country are returning to their home land. Does prophecy talk about this? Jeremiah 23:3 states “And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase” Isaiah 43:5 & 6 state Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; and I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;There is no doubt about it. The Jews are returning to their homeland from every corner of the earth. Prophecy is being fulfilled right before our eyes!
Erdogan’s rise to power in Turkey is a Biblical prophecy as well as a political fact. His acidic attack on John Kerry and mendacious words to Israel show that he may indeed be recreating that entity, known in the Bible as Gog. Walid Shoebat explores this and more in this blog from the Shoebat Foundation.