When you read the Word of God, (the Bible) as it is written, in ORDER, instead of extrapolating, or extracting a portion, or portions of it and then try to make it fit somewhere in the future, beyond the prophetic Word, you will have chaos, incongruence, inconsistencies, contradictions and deception that leads to false doctrines and false beliefs! This is not how God works! God’s Word flows congruently and in order. The Old Testament is not only about the History of Creation and the story of Israel, but primarily about the Coming of the Messiah! The Old Testament is shapes and shadow’s and prophesies of Jesus Christ! It’s not about wars and rumours of wars, of pestilences, or famines and earthquakes, although these things have taken place throughout the history of Israel! The Old Testament is Jesus, the New Testament is Jesus! When Jesus was dying on the cross, He proclaimed, “it is finished!” That’s it! Prophecy of the Old Testament had been fulfilled once Jesus came, died, and rose again on the third day! Jesus came to finish the work that God the Father had started. The whole point of God’s Word is, man is incapable of doing anything right, let alone trying to save ourselves or mankind? Jesus came that He might give eternal life to all! When the prophets tell of Israel being restored, and the people of Israel being gathered together from all the nations of the world, it was speaking of that specific time after their 70 years of bondage in Babylon, the remnant of those that had been dispersed throughout the nations of the world! We know that this prophecy took place and was fulfilled! The temple and Jerusalem was destroyed once again in 70 AD! Prophecy was fulfilled! There was not to be another temple nor Jerusalem to be built again? Jerusalem and the temple coincided with Jesus in fulfilling prophecy. If we keep the order in context, then everything makes sense. If we extrapolate or extract verses out of context, then we have questions without answers? We have man trying to make things fit in place when there is no place for it to fit! Prophecy was that Jerusalem and the temple was to be restored again after the first destruction of Jerusalem and the temple! There is no prophecy of a third or more Jerusalem and temple to be rebuilt? Therefore, Jesus fulfilled all prophecy. Jesus subsequently prophesied of the existing Jerusalem and temple to be destroyed which it was in 70 AD. There was no longer any prophecy to be fulfilled after that, save only the second coming of Jesus Christ our Saviour to separate His sheep from the goats. To bring back with Him, His bride, and to mete out judgment to the unbelievers! That’s it! Therefore, we must all be ready because we don’t know when our last day is? People have already died, that was their last days! We are currently living in what was prophesied as the 1000 year reign, or the millennium. The Great Tribulation happened during and at the days of the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD! We are just living in the post Great Tribulation, simply our own tribulation that has been an ongoing thing since the days of Jesus! 1Corinthians 4:6 Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other. (NKJV)
All praise and glory to God our Father and to our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ!