THE ROLE OF THE ANZACS IN BIBLE PROPHECY. Anzac Cove. THE TOWER OF DAVID, JERUSALEM. Byzantine Rule Arab Rule Crusader Rule Saladin Mamluks The Ottoman Empire. Hosea 9:17.
THE ROLE OF THE ANZACS IN BIBLE PROPHECY
THE TOWER OF DAVID, JERUSALEM
My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.
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.
HISTORY OF THE JEW
613: Very serious persecution began in Spain. “leave Spain or convert!’
855: Jews were exiled from Italy
1096: The First Crusade was launched in this year. Although the prime goal of the crusades was to liberate Jerusalem from the Muslims, Jews were a second target. As the soldiers passed through Europe on the way to the Holy Land, large numbers of Jews were challenged: "Christ-killers, embrace the Cross or die!" 12,000 Jews in the Rhine Valley alone were killed in the first Crusade. This behavior continued for 8 additional crusades until the 9th in 1272.
1099: The Crusaders forced all of the Jews of Jerusalem into a central synagogue and set it on fire.
1121: Jews were exiled from Flanders
1146: The Second Crusade began. And a call followed for the destruction of the Jews
1180: Jews expelled from France.
1189: Jews were persecuted in England.
1229: The Spanish inquisition begins.
1290: Jews are exiled from England.
‘…they shall be wanderers among the nations…’
HISTORY OF THE JEW
1298: Jews were persecuted in Austria, Bavaria and Franconia. 140 Jewish communities were destroyed; more than 100,000 Jews were killed over a 6 month period.
1306: Again exiled from France. They left with only the clothes on their backs, and food for only one day.
1347 Blamed and horribly persecuted for the black plague that swept across Europe.
1394 Jews expelled from France.
1453 Stripped of all rights and privileges in Poland.
1492 : Jews expelled from Spain
1540 : Jews were exiled from Naples.
1550: Jews were exiled from Genoa and Venice.
1582: Jews were expelled from Holland.
1881: Russian pogroms target Jews.
‘…they shall be wanderers among the nations…’
THOMAS NEWTON ON THE MIRACLE OF THE JEWS
'You see the Jews 'led away captive into all nations, and Jerusalem trodden down of the Gentiles' and likely to continue so 'until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled', as the Jews are by a constant miracle preserved a distinct people for the completion of the other prophecies relating to them.'Bishop Thomas Newton, 'Dissertations On The Prophecies', 1754
‘The preservation of the Jews is really one of the most signal and illustrious acts of divine Providence.’Bishop Thomas Newton, quoted in ‘The Treasury of Religious and Spiritual Quotations’ page 280, 1994
Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
OTTOMAN RULE IN THE 1600’S
THOMAS BRIGHTMAN PREDICTS A JEWISH RETURN
‘Shall they return to Jerusalem again?There is nothing more certain: the prophets do everywhere confirm it and beat upon it.’
Thomas Brightman, 'A Revelation Of The Apocalypse’, 1615
Elements of 6th Vial:
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
JOHN OWEN COMMENTS ON THE RECEDING RIVER
‘The great river Euphrates, the strength and fulness of whose streams doth yet rage so high that there is no passage for the kings of the east to come over. Wherefore this must be dried up... Rev.xvi.12. ...and then it may well enough denote the Turkish power; which, proud as it is at this day, possessing in peace all those regions of the east, yet God can quickly make it wither and be dried up.’ John Owen, ‘The Shaking and Translating Of Heaven And Earth’, sermon preached April 19, 1649
THOMAS GOODWIN PREDICTS A JEWISH RETURN
'Therefore He hath seven vials, which contain the last plagues...to despatch the Pope and the Turk and wholly root them out.... The first five vials do dissolve and by degrees ruin the Pope's power in the west. Then the sixth vial breaks the power of the Turk in the east -- so making way for the Jews (whom He means to bring into the fellowship of His Kingdom in their own land)...‘Thomas Goodwin, ‘An Exposition of the Revelation’, page, 209 1654
JAMES DURHAM PREDICTS A JEWISH RETURN
'The four first vials [in] chapter 16 are lesser, and more insensibly carry on Antichrist's ruin, as for the four first trumpets did more insensibly increase his rise; the fifth vial overturneth Rome his seat, as the fifth trumpet seated him there, and revealed him, the sixth overturneth Turks, Popes, and the rest of that kingdom;bringeth in the Jews; and setteth the Gospel at its full brightness.’
James Durham, ‘Complete Commentary upon the Book of Revelation’, volume 2, page 604, 1657
GEORGE FABER PREDICTS A JEWISH RETURN
‘One great body of the Jews will be converted and restored by the instrumentality of some mighty maritime nation of faithful worshippers, and therefore by some maritime nation hostile to the views and principles of AntiChrist.’George Faber, ‘A Dissertation On The Prophecies’, volume II, page 245 , 1806
‘…the maritime power must not only be sought for generally in the West, but particularly in the isles of the Gentiles or Europe; and, not only generally in the isles of the Gentiles or Europe, but particularly in the believing isles of the Gentiles or Protestant Europe.’George Faber, ‘A Dissertation On The Prophecies’, volume II, page 259 , 1806
1788 – First Fleet of Convicts to Australia
1789 – French Revolution
1798 – The Campaigns of Napoleon
1815 – The Battle of Waterloo
1850 – Australian Gold Rush
1870 – Pope loses temporal power
1898 – First Zionist Congress
1914 – World War One
1917 – The Balfour Declaration
"If the Old Country is at war, so are we".
Joseph Cook, Australian Prime Minister, 1914
THE ARRIVAL OF ALLENBY ON THE FRONT
Allenby’s presence was quickly felt on the front line, for within days he was in his advanced HQ. He made an early effort to familiarize himself with the various units of his multi-faced force, often making quick surprise visits to the camps. Other meetings were more formal, as Wilson wrote of one review:
‘…we sat on our horses for three hours without moving an eyelash with drawn swords which ultimately weighed about five ton – whilst he rode around. This was after three hours of forming up and getting into shape – a battle is a picnic compared to a show of this sort.’
Anzacs, Empires and Israel’s Restoration, Kelvin Crombie, Page 169
THE BATTLE OF BEER SHEBA – Oct 31st, 1917
The moment the leading troops had crowded out onto the plain, a storm of shrapnel, high explosives and machine gun fire began and the great spread of horses increased pace to a canter… The horses were shying aside from the shell bursts. A thin haze of smoke and dust began to rise, but the three lines of horses moved steadily forward.
The first half mile was the worst. After that, much of the fire seemed to be going over our heads. As we learned later, the Turks had ranged all their weapons on us but the sight of these Australians coming from an entirely unexpected direction and bearing down on them was demoralizing, and they had forgotten to bring their sights down as we advanced.
Jim Henderson, Quoted in: Anzacs, Empires and Israel’s Restoration, Page 178-179
ALLENBY DESCRIBES THE BATTLE
…attempts to advance in small parties across the plain towards the town made slow progress. In the evening, however, a mounted attack by the Australian Light Horse, who rode straight at the town from the east, proved completely successful. They galloped over two deep trenches held by the enemy just outside the town, and entered the town at about 7pm capturing numerous prisoners.
The Turks at Beersheva were undoubtedly taken completely by surprise, a surprise from which the dash of the London troops and Yeomanry, finally supported by their artillery, never gave them time to recover. The charge of the Australian Light Horse completed their defeat.
Anzacs, Empires and Israel’s Restoration, Kelvin Crombie, Page 179-180
‘THE BALFOUR DECLARATION’
Foreign OfficeNovember 2nd, 1917
Dear Lord Rothschild,
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
Arthur James Balfour
ALLENBY ENTERS JERUSALEM
ANZACS MARCHING INTO JERUSALEM
ANZACS AT FOOT OF DAVID’S TOWER
Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
THE STATE OF ISRAEL IS ESTABLISHED