Henry L Lazarus                                                                                                         

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Philadelphia, PA 19143   

Three fulfilled Prophecies and one coming. 

by Henry L Lazarus

Prophecy is a tricky business. It’s very easy to fake the stuff. For Instance Jeane Dixon made a good living as a psychic after she predicted JFK’s assassination, despite having most of her other predictions totally wrong. Nostradamus was praised as seeing the future by writing a number of vague quatrains  that people eventually found fit a future. His lucky guesses  were the leader Hister (too close to Hitler)  and submarine warfare. 

I’ve been looking at the end times prophecies found in the ancient prophetic works in the bible. What’s interesting about these prophecies is that they require both an Israeli state and a return of Jews to Israel. After Judah’s destruction and the Babylonian captivity in 586, there were only two independent Jewish  nations. The Hasmonian kingdom between the years 140 and 37 BCE and the current nation of Israel that was established in 1948. Neither The return to  Judah, nor the Macabean revolt had a return of a  significant number  Jews from exile. 

It was easy to find a reference to the Holocaust in Zechariah 13:

Verse 8

And it shall come to pass throughout all the land, says the Lord, two parts of it shall be cut off. They shall perish, and the third shall remain therein.

Verse 9

And I will bring the third in fire; and I will refine them as one refines silver, and I will test them as one tests gold. He shall call in My name, and I will respond to him. I said, "He is My people"; and he shall say, "The Lord is my God."

The Nazi’s killed three-quarters of European jews, but when you include the the jews forced out of their homes from Arab lands, then the two-thirds number fits.

It’s possible to match a war on Jerusalem with the 1948 War of independence, using chapter 12.

Verse 8

On that day the Lord shall protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the weakest of them shall be, on that day, like David. And the house of David shall be like angels, like the angel of the Lord before them.

Verse 9

And it shall come to pass on that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come upon Jerusalem.

Verse 10

And I will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplications. And they shall look to me because of those who have been thrust through [with swords], and they shall mourn over it as one mourns over an only son and shall be in bitterness, therefore, as one is embittered over a firstborn son.

Verse 11

On that day there shall be great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the Valley of Megiddon.

These verses seem very obscure, but to understand this you have to remember that the Prophet is referring to the death of Josiah.  Essentially what these verses predict is an attack on Jerusalem that is fought off with great heroism, followed by the death of the Israeli leader. In the war of Independence, the person referred to is Israel’s first general, Mickey Marcus. General Marcus had served as a American Colonel in WWII and volunteered to help the Israelis in their impossible fight against three Arab armies. He died only three days before the final truce that effectively ended the war. 

It’s also possible to find a prediction for the events of October 7th 2023. In Ezekiel 38 the prophet has the enemies of Israel saying: 

Verse 11

And you will say, "I shall ascend upon a land of open cities; I shall come upon the tranquil, who dwell securely; all of them living without a wall, and they have no bars or doors.

Verse 12

To take spoil and to plunder loot, to return your hand upon the resettled ruins and to a people gathered from nations, acquiring livestock and possessions, dwelling on the navel of the earth.

This is very general and probably could easily describe many raids on ancient Israel and Judah. However in modern times the attack was a terrible shock. Since the event is described during the final Mog and Magog war, it could be predicting the Gaan attack. 

Finally there is one prediction that seems possible in the near future  Isaiah 12

Verse 15

And the lord will completely destroy the tongue of the Egyptian Sea: and with his scorching wind shall shake his hand over the river and shall strike it in the seven streams and make men go over dry. 

The Egyptian Sea today is called the Red Sea and the tongue is near the Suez canal. The river being talked about, most people consider the Euphrates river from which both Syria and Turkey have stolen water with dams upstream. Therefore there are many dry spots in Iran. In ,y mind the verse is predicting a nuke attack, probably being blamed on Israel.