Welcome to the first edition of Trumpet Sounds in 2017. There are many who sense that this will be a significant year. Will they be proved right?
In this year there are a number of major anniversaries.
It is 120 years since the first Zionist Conference which paved the way for the Jewish state. Then 100 years ago the Balfour Declaration opened up the possibility of a Jewish state. UN Resolution 181 which set out the intent to establish a Jewish State was passed 70 years ago and it is 50 years since Jerusalem was restored to Jewish sovereignty.
It is also the anniversary of a number of other events which have shaped the end time world:
In 1917 the United States entered World War 1 ending a policy of isolationism. Following this the US took over the mantle of global policeman from Great Britain. That year Britain took Jerusalem from the Ottoman’s making possible a Jewish home land. Also in October 1917, revolution in Russia spread Marxism around the world.
In the UK it will be the anniversary of two Acts of Parliament which have profoundly affected the nation. It is 50 years since the passing of the Sexual Offences Act which decriminalising homosexual acts and 50 years since the Abortion Act 1967 which legalised abortions.
Finally this year is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. This event is often taken as the start date for the Protestant Reformation.
Without the Reformation there would have been no great surge in the missionary movements that took the gospel to the world. Also without the Reformation there would not have been a Christian Zionist movement in Britain. The support of Christians was crucial in enabling the dreamed of establishment of the Jewish state to get off the ground.
The Reformation led directly to the fulfilment of two essential end time prophecies; the preaching of the gospel of the kingdom in all the world as a witness to all the nations and the return of the Jews to Israel.
Because of these anniversaries many believe that 2017 will prove to be a significant year. How significant and in what way we will have to wait and see.
In this edition of Trumpet sounds
Answers In Prophecy
The Revelation of Jesus Christ
City of Games for Revolutionary Children Park
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