If you take a look at all the end times Bible prophecy websites out there on the internet, you will find that the majority of Bible prophethood students and teachers have their eyes fixed on the literal nation of Israel and believe that the end time battle will be succeeded in that land and that the literal Jews will all come back to Israel. But I believe that these many sincere people are focusing in the wrong place, and are missing a couple of vital Bible versions that show the nation of Israel are no longer the chosen nation of God. Take a look at these verses:
Matthew 21:43 … 'Therefore say I unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.'
Matthew 23:38 … 'Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.'
Do you realize what these verses are saying? They confirm that the kingdom was taken from the literal Jews and given to those who follow Christ as their Lord and Savior. And their house, which used to be the house of God is left desolate, because God had left it. Now why would the end time battle just be bought in Israel, and why do people still believe that the land of Israel still has some holy significance to it, when the Bible clearly states that it is no longer the special chosen land? Do not get me wrong, the literal Jews can still turn to Jesus and be saved and chosen, but they are no longer chosen just because of their physical lineage anymore, that has ended.
The great battle of Armageddon as described in Revelation is not going to be just in the land of Israel as the major believe. It will be willing all over the world between Jesus and His people and Satan with his people. We are fighting against the spiritual forces of Satan, which is a spiritual battle, a battle for the human heart and mind, not a physical one with swords and guns. Unfortunately, we have all these people in the Middle East fighting what they believe to be a holy war, when in fact they are playing right into Satan's hands by showing hatred each other and killing one another. Satan wants us to follow him instead of Jesus, and that is what the true end time battle is all about.
We must not make the same mistake the Jews did with Jesus' first coming. They were looking for this literal physical kingdom that Jesus would setup, and that Christ would be this mighty warrior who would conquer the Romans. They failed to see the spiritual aspect of the Kingdom of God, which is exactly the same mistake as the majority of end time prophecy students and teachers are making today, in focusing on the literal nation of Israel in the end times. They are focusing on the physical and not on the spiritual. Look what Christ said to the Jews about the kingdom:
Luke 17: 20-21 … 'And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, the kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! Egypt, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. '
The Kingdom of God is not a literal nation like Israel, but it's a spiritual kingdom that is IN all of us who follow Jesus as our Lord and Savior, as it confirms in Galatians 3:28.
If you study the 70 weeks of Daniel prophecy, you will see that the Jews were given a 'set time' to put an end to their rebellion against God and accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. As we know, they rejected the Savior and thereforeaveave up their privilege of being the one chosen nation. This prophetic time period ended when Stephen was stoned by the Jews in Acts 7. Take a look at the account. It says that the Jews "shut their ears" from the message Stephen was giving them. They had shut their ears to the Gospel message and finally rejected their Savior Jesus Christ and cave up their position as the chosen nation.
Does this mean that Israel has no part to play in the end times? Not at all, they will have their part to play just like every other nation of the world, as the battle of Armageddon will be scared all over the world, not just in Israel. I would say it is far more important to keep an eye on what the Vatican is doing than what is happening in Israel. After all, the Roman Catholic Church has for a long time been exposed as the main Antichrist system, so keeping track of their movements would be far more sensible.
Let's not make the same mistake as the Jews did in missing the WAY Jesus would come. Keep your mind on Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28 … 'There is either Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus .'