Over the past two centuries, global movements that can be described as 'new-age ideology' have sprung up all over the place. A worldwide community is being built that has the characteristics of ancient Babel. The project contains a cocktail of evolutionism, self-brewed spirituality, secular forms of science and neo-communist economics ("inclusive capitalism"). The foundations for these developments were laid already back in the 19thcentury, in particular from 1844 onwards [see 2300 period].
With a global community in mind, a digital system is currently being rolled out. It is a system which is presented as an attractive setup, but in which world citizens can be surveilled and directed to a high degree. Almost everything will be linked to it (see the visualization below). The implementation of this system is morally justified with an appeal to health, safety, and above all sustainability, but meanwhile creates an unprecedented concentration of power. It starts to look like a new kind of Middle Age feudal system, where the middle management disappears, the mega-rich take the lead and the masses become dependent and are required to live a sober lifestyle.
A by now well-known player in this field is the World Economic Forum, which presents the development as a necessary 'reset' (see for instance: ‘My Carbon’: An approach for inclusive & sustainable cities | World Economic Forum | https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/09/my-carbon-an-approach-for-inclusive-and-sustainable-cities/. Go to[a global pact] to find out how this reset plan relates to the broader context of the timeline.
The digital identity will have far-reaching consequences, according to WEF documentation:
Source: https://www.weforum.org/reports/identity-in-a-digital-world-a-new-chapter-in-the-social-contract (download pdf), January 2022.
The pursuit of totalitarian world organization is embedded in an age-old, identifiable history. Gary Kah performed very interesting research on this and backs it up with all kinds of copies of minutes, invitations and meetings [see: a global pact] . Unfortunately, deception, fear, chaos, censorship, and coercion are basic tools for creating this edifice. The famous Freemason Albert Pike (late nineteenth century) wrote about it without batting an eyelid:
“For the sake of the goal one may deceive anyone” (quote from Morals and Dogmas in 'The secret world behind Freemasonry', pg. 60, Wilkin van de Kamp, Dutch publication).
Who is the overseer of this dubious construction world? You may hardly believe it, but even today all roads lead to Rome. Have you ever noticed that all the top politicians, multinationals, tech giants, religious leaders and Hollywood stars meet in Rome [see: V-power back on the world stage]? Always in black and white clothing by the way. Is that just for a cup of coffee or a slice of Italian pizza? The method of justifying all means to achieve a goal, like Pike endorses, is the spiritual heritage of the roman Jesuit order [see: a global pact, for substantiation]. The ancient dream of a world order under the scepter of Rome is reviving in our days like never before.
The impressive statue of Daniel's vision [Babylonia] still stands firmly on its feet. The 'horn' [1260 years of V-dominance] has grown into a superpower and is making its impressive comeback after the political wound of the eighteenth century. It enters into partnerships with all the kings and merchants of the earth (Revelation 18). The beast does its utmost to seduce the whole world with a waterfall of beautiful words and good-looking initiatives to make a better world. And that works well, not in the last place within the Protestant world. It is a monster covenant that will last until the climax of our world history. If you look closely, you will discover that it is a clash of lies and truth. A confrontation between the realm of darkness and the realm of the living God. The deception of Babylon against the promise of the New Jerusalem. No one knows exactly how long this scenario will last, but it is absolutely clear that the denouement is getting very close.
The development of a new world order is not in the first place about human economy, power and prestige. It is a matter of worship. It’s the final result of an ancient spiritual battle. The Apostle Paul says that we do not wrestle against men, but against…
“(...) but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).
It is God's adversary, the devil, who thru those systems and organizations, tries to claim worship for himself. He abuses the social, economic, and legal structures, of course in a deceitful way, to enforce it. Note to coercive language.
“(…) He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads…” (Revelation 13:15).
God does not force people, but He invites. His adversary, the dragon of Revelation, does exactly the opposite. He forces, thru merging religion and legal (state) power. Note that political power (the beast), economics (buy and sell) and religion (worship) are merged into one huge global system here. The goal of this setup in the making is to take people away from God.
Fortunately, the Babylonian system of the end times will only last for a short while, just like the tower of Babel project was terminated before it finished. Soon the long-standing statue that Daniel saw [Babylon] will be razed to the ground. Or in Paul’s wording:
“(...) and then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:8).
This lawless one would be revealed after the downfall of the Roman empire and would get to power, until the coming of Christ. Soon it will be said: Babylon has fallen. Satan’s system will collapse. But before it is so, perseverance and commitment to the Creator will be essential. This brings us to the Kingdom laws of the Creator.
In the last book of Revelation, the conflict between the devil and God's community is pictured briefly and forcefully:
“And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 12:17).
Note that we are talking about the new covenant period here, and the final stages of world history as we know it. Is it still important in this final battle to keep God's commandments? Doesn't the New Testament tell us that we are not saved by the law, but by faith? An explanation is required here.
In the period after the reformation [the great change of course], a misconception arose about the status of God's law. The Bible itself seems to be fueling the confusion. Is the law still important to God, or not?
For example, the apostle John writes:
“For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17).
It seems like a contradiction, as if one replaces the other. Likewise, Paul makes it clear that people do not belong to God because they keep the law so well, but because they trust in God's promise:
“But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter” (Romans 7:6).
We've been released from the law, obviously, right?!
But on the other hand, in the famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus emphasizes the permanent importance of the law:
“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:17-20).
Paul also affirms that the law is a good thing:
“Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good” (Romans 7:12 - note the present tense!).
So, what is it? Is it still important to keep God's law in our days or not? To make sense of this, we have to differentiate between several aspect of the law.
The problem immediately starts with the article 'the' law. It suggests that there is only one law, which contains all the rules and regulations of the Torah. But that's not quite true. In Deuteronomy we read the following:
“So it was, when Moses had completed writing the words of this law in a book, when they were finished, that Moses commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying: “Take this Book of the Law, and put it besides the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there as a witness against you” (Deuteronomy 31: 24-26).
The ten words of the covenant were inscribed on stone, written by God Himself, and they were placed inside the ark of the covenant. Everything else was written by Moses in a book, and were placed besides the ark. One by God, the other by Moses, one on stone, the other on papyrus, one in the ark, the other next to it. There is a clear distinction here. Here you find the difference again:
“So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone. And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might observe them in the land which you cross over to possess” (Deuteronomy 4:13-14).
So, the covenant equals the ten commandments. The covenant people of Israel were supposed to observe these ten laws. The statutes and judgments given to Moses were a guideline, tailored to the time and context in the land of Canaan, to live according to these ten commandments. These two have to be clearly distinguished. So on the one hand you have Gods covenant words in stone, on the other hand the ceremonial laws (for the temple service and the sacrifices), the legal laws (to regulate the economic relations within the society at that time) and health regulations to work this out.
When Paul speaks of the law being abolished, he is referring to the second category (all the things that were kept in a book next to the ark of the covenant). Since Jesus, the temple service has ended, as it foreshadowed Jesus' perfect sacrifice and the heavenly temple service. The social and legal laws have had their function in the context of ancient Israel, to give guidelines in living the ten covenant rules, but they did not contain the essence of the law as such. The institutions of the Jewish feasts are a thing of the past as well, because they all find their fulfillment in the new covenant. The worldwide 'Israel of God', consisting of both Jews and Gentiles, is no longer subject to the temporary rules. But when Jesus speaks of the law that remains in force until the end of the world, He is talking about the ten covenant words. The Ten Commandments are at the heart of God's covenant of love. Jesus even summarizes (not replaces!) the law with the command to love God and your fellow people. It would therefore be absurd to state that the covenant rules are outdated. They remain valid until the consummation of time.
In the letter to the Romans Paul says that we are no longer 'under the law'. Of course, he does not mean that we can finally get rid of that annoying law of God. Are we now suddenly free to steal, lie, and curse because there is mercy and forgiveness? Do you really think God would abolish his moral law, the law of His eternal Kingdom, as if His character had changed? Of course not. The words of the covenant are not abolished by Jesus, but on the contrary fulfilled, sharpened and clarified (Matthew 5-7).
But what then does Paul mean with the phrase ‘under the law’? He refers to the period starting with [God's covenant at the crossroads of superpowers] up to [Jesus: good news for all the nations]. During these fourteen centuries, Israel had been given the beautiful but arduous task of being a light to the Gentiles. This was the purpose of the covenant. The Torah, with all its provisions, gave shape to the old covenant.
‘Being under the law’ meant bearing the burden of this calling, while noticing that the problem is just as much deep in your own heart. The Jews were no better than anyone else, so how could they be a bright light and example? That era in history is now finally over, says Paul. The covenant no longer is regulated based on this law of Moses. Jesus has taken the baton. He has fulfilled the law and justified people in the eyes of God. He is the cornerstone of God's worldwide people. Therefore, all regulations and rules associated with Israel's exemplary function and with restoring the relationship between God and His people are no longer in force. If you belong to Christ, then you no longer live under this law with all its provisions. That is why the Gentiles do not have to adhere to it.
Paul is very keen on this topic, because for him it gets to the heart of the matter: “(…) do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage” (Galatians 5:1). Don’t try to ratify the covenant by adhering to all the rules of the old covenant law. Jesus took our sin upon himself! He restored and confirmed the covenant. Being under the law means trying to justify yourself before God, keeping the covenant in good order, based on maintaining certain rules and conducts. This no longer applies. And in fact, it has never been the true basis of the covenant. The provision regarding the literal sacrificial service and the organization of society in Israel was of a temporary nature, adapted to this period in history, and suitable as a foreshadowing. The righteous always has lived by faith. But the ten covenant words, which are the rules of the Kingdom, are forever, as they form the basis of God's eternal covenant of love [go to: the great change of course, for more info].
Keeping the 10 commandments is not a means of becoming righteous before God. It never was. Therefore, in Israel's society, the ceremonial law functioned alongside the moral law. It was obvious that no one could keep the covenant completely on their own. Everyone sooner or later violated the covenant, with a lie, a gossip or that little bit of jealousy. To rectify this, the ceremonial law consisted of a sacrificial service. Those sacrifices were not intended to please a capricious God, but to show that sin costs something. It foreshadowed the sacrifice that God Himself would give.
The patriarch Abraham had, long before the law was given, already understood that message:
“My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering” (Genesis 22:8).
The basis of life in God's community is trust in the original promise of God, that He would take care of the final outcome (Genesis 3 : 15). But as with Abraham, his actions showed whether the faith he had was genuine. God valued this because He is looking for people who really trust Him, not for fake faith.
Keeping God's commandments does not replace our confidence in the promise, but it is a touchstone of the genuineness of the faith in that promise. John says:
“Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him” (1 John 2:3-5).
James states that faith without fruit is dead and therefore worthless:
“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?” (James 2:14).
If there is no sign of a renewal of life, then apparently there is no real faith. If you want to know if you can be saved for eternity without a change of lifestyle in line with Gods character, go to the section about the reformation [the great change of course].
The Holy Spirit writes the words of the covenant on our hearts, and He renews our minds. The Spirit works out fruit (notice the singular) in our lives:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Galatians 5:22).
This is a reflection of the eternal covenant of love, in our thoughts and actions. It is impossible that you are being led by the holy Spirit, but do not show growth of this fruit. The ten words of the covenant, summarized in the great command of love, still stand, being the rules of Gods Kingdom. Even in our days it is important to live by it, not out of our own strength, but by the purifying power of the Holy Spirit in our life.
In the final battle, towards the consummation of history, the commandments of God will come under increasing pressure. The fundaments of God’s creation will be attacked. Lawlessness will increase and love will grow cold. In that grim and wicked climate, upholding God's covenant rules will be the most important sign of genuine faith in His promise.
But if all the ten covenant words remain intact, what about the Sabbath? The fourth command states we need the remember and honor the Sabbath. That seems like an odd element between the other nine commandments. We understand that we shouldn’t be jealous, steal or misuse the name of God. But we are very used to celebrating Sunday instead of Sabbath. Isn’t this Sabbath a Jewish custom that we, living under the new covenant, just can ignore? Didn’t the religious fanatics of Jesus time miss the point by imposing rigorous Sabbath regulations?
Yet, note that it’s not a particular Jewish thing. When God gave the law to Moses around 1400 BC, the Sabbath was not instituted, but remembered. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. When did God institute the Sabbath? Already during the seven-day creation week. The Jewish people didn’t even exist by then. So, it can’t be just a Jewish habit.
The fact that the ten words were given by the Creator of heaven and earth says something about the jurisdiction of this law. Under [God's covenant at the crossroads of superpowers] you will find a copy of God's Ten Commandments. The first three commandments concern the relationship with God, the last six cover the relationship with our fellowmen. In between is the Sabbath commandment. This commandment refers to creation. God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh day. For this reason, God has given the seventh day a special status. It connects our relationship with God to our relationship with our neighbors and environment. The reference to creation means that the rules apply not only to the Jewish people, but to all of humanity, everywhere and at all times. The Sabbath shows the jurisdiction and thus forms the legal basis of the ten words. It points to the central question of who’s is in charge of our life.
So, the weekly Sabbath has been instituted already since creation, unlike the Jewish feast days and all the extra Sabbath days that were part of Israel's ceremonial law, which was instituted around 1400 BC (Colossians 2:16). These ceremonial laws and extra rest days did have a temporarily and symbolic meaning and were abolished with the coming of Jesus. Nowhere in the New Testament, the weekly Sabbath is abolished. Jesus kept the Sabbath. He even calls himself 'Lord of the Sabbath' (Matthew 12:8). That makes sense because He Himself instituted the Sabbath when He created the world. Jesus clearly assumed His followers would keep Sabbath (see: Matthew 25:20). The early church did not think of deviating from this. It is therefore extremely remarkable that, throughout history, God's Sabbath has been exchanged for Sunday (which of course has a connection to the ancient and widespread solar religion). Is it a minor change, no big deal for God, or is there a big story attached to this? Is it okay for us to tweak the covenant words that were etched in stone or does this get to the very heart of the matter?
In the final conflict, Gods special day of rest will play a prominent role. In Deuteronomy God commanded that His law be carried on the forehead and on the hand (Deuteronomy 6:8). The forehead represents what you think, and the hand represents what you do. Both must be in harmony with God's character. The Bible book of Revelation shows that a countersign is coming. That sign is also connected with the head and with the hand (Revelation 13:16). In other words, 'the beast' which is introduced here, is going to set the tone. Not the Creator has the final say, but the beast. It will determine what you should think and do. The beast will enforce its own law and make people think and act along its own rules. To legitimize this, it will establish its own authority. How? Well, God choose a day to remember creation and His covenant, and His adversary is going to enforce a counterfeit day.
Sunday will become the symbol of global unity and the common good, just as mankind united around the tower of Babel 4200 years ago. To achieve this, a fusion of church and state is required. The setup of the Middle Ages returns, only in a new guise. Meanwhile, the Vatican is already busy behind the scenes preparing this coveted symbol of highest authority, by realizing all kinds of agreements with countries, companies, and unions. It will likely come in the form of mandatory 'Sunday lockdown', justified for the general public by appeals to health, safety, and sustainability. If you look at this development with spiritual eyes you see what it really is: the sign of the authority that the beast claims for itself as the center of the world community. Not the Creator of heaven and earth, but they set the tone and determine what you should think and do. Not Gods word, but their law will become the norm. Anyone who fails to acknowledge this will be denied access to economic traffic (most likely via digital means). A seemingly minor difference of a day will become a matter of life and death.
Here's an interesting conversation about a recent G7 summit, in which the concept of the Sunday lockdown is at the top of the agenda. China, Russia, and America, among others, were present, of course, under the watchful eye of Pope Francis.
The construction of Babel, however, will not last. Like it was in the old days, the project will be terminated prematurely. Jesus is coming back, as He has promised, and will establish His everlasting kingdom. The stone which came loose ‘without human hands' will destroy the great statue of Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome in one fell swoop (Daniel 2).
This event will come unexpected for many. Jesus even compares it to the days of Noah (in Matthew 24). For everyone asleep and drunk, Jesus comes like a thief in the night. But to Jesus' followers, Paul says:
“(...) But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. Sou are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober” (1 Thessalonians 5:4-6).
Already in Paul’s day an encouragement was given to watch and be awake. How much more in our own days, which is even more close to the consummation of history. Wake up, think, pray, and study the Bible. Many generations before, humanity started to grow. Many things indicates that we have arrived at the conclusion of that awe-inspiring history. We are truly living in momentous times. What do you choose? Will you put your trust in the surrogate story of Babel or will you entrust your life in the hands of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, who will soon come to make all things new?
It's not just a turbulent time. A lot of beautiful things are happening right now as well. For instance, there is a great spiritual revival going on among the Jewish people. Many tens of thousands of Jewish people are exploring the truth. Is Jesus the long-promised Messiah? The organization One-for-Israel makes professional videos of Jewish people sharing their own story. These are men and women of all backgrounds, characters, ages, and interests, but they all have one thing in common: they have discovered that Jesus is the one and only true Messiah. Reserve some time and listen to a few of these impressive, funny, and very moving testimonials (5-8 minutes each).
Sam Nadler found answers about God and the Holocaust in the most surprising place!
Searching for God thru Hinduism & Buddhism, my husband STARTLED me with his discovery!
For many Christians, 'the end time' is inextricably linked to the biological and national nation of Israel. According to this theology the last battle will be fought in the land of Israel, at the physical site of Armageddon. Developments in the past century have strongly fueled this expectation. The Jewish state was established in 1948. Are we living in the time when God will finally fulfill ancient promises to 'Israel'? The ongoing turmoil in the Middle East seems to be the steppingstone to a final war. Expectations rise that Jesus will return and restore the political kingdom to Israel. In the future, Israel will become the political and spiritual center of the world, as promised in the Old Testament. However, this interpretation raises questions.
The idea that God has a two-track policy in world history, one with the church and one with the biological people of Israel, is untenable. God's covenant with Israel is indeed forever. But, says the Jewish Paul, you have to understand what 'Israel' means. The history of Israel, as unfolded during the period from Abraham to Jesus, is in many ways a foreshadowing to something greater on a global scale. Israel was a testing ground, the small piece of land a symbol of all the earth, the sacrificial service a foreshadowing of the heavenly service, the temple a symbol of God's intention to dwell among men, and the historic city of Jerusalem a foreshadowing to the "heavenly Jerusalem" built by God Himself. An in-depth explanation about the role of national Israel in world history can be found in [490 - Israel] and [Jesus: good news for all the nations].
Jesus will set His foot on the Mount of Olives, as the prophet Zechariah foretold (Zechariah 14:1-9). He will pass judgment on the Gentiles, which is, on anyone who does not want to belong to God. Living water will flow from Jerusalem. And He will become king "over all the earth." But all this will not happen at the end of history as we know it today. It takes place after a period of a thousand years, when God will establish the heavenly Jerusalem. Out of that heavenly city flows a pure river (Revelation 22). And at that time, He will execute judgment on the 'gentile nations', namely on all people who did not want to belong to God's people. At that time the eternal kingdom of peace will begin. Go to [a new beginning & the final judgement] .to get a clear picture.
The timeline shows that the epicenter of the final battle is in Babylon. But Babylon is no longer a literal city here. It symbolizes the Babel system, which has been interwoven throughout history. Babylon used to be a literal enemy of a literal Israel. But if Babel has a symbolic meaning in the final battle, then so does Israel and the city of Jerusalem. The final battle is therefore not settled with bombs and grenades in the literal area of Armageddon, at a location somewhere in the Holy Land. It is a spiritual battle in which God's people are under attack. The battle is about you and me. Therefore, the book of Revelation, in the context of the battle of Armageddon, suddenly puts emphasis on our personal situation:
“Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame” (Revelation 16:15).
It is a worldwide conflict between God's community as opposed to the community of Babylon. The ‘Israel of God’ is opposed to the ‘Gentiles’ who live without God. The climax of this ancient conflict definitely has a spiritual character.
But is there an alternative interpretation available concerning the remarkable developments in the Middle East? Before we go into this, it is important to emphasize that politics and theology are not identical per se. That the Jewish people have a place to live is a very good thing, especially after the terrors of WWII. That this people group is unique and historically has a close connection to the Biblical testimony is certainly true. But apart from that, we have to ask the question of whether contemporary developments are to be understood as a fulfillment of prophecy.
If we look at the character of the final conflict, it is important to note that it is global and spiritual in nature, not limited to a particular country or people. With the Vatican at the forefront, a worldwide religious system is being rigged, leaving Jesus Christ on the sidelines. He may be an interesting religious figure, but not the CEO of heaven and earth. That demotion is the supreme goal of this spiritual and diabolical war.
Back to the question of how to understand developments in the Middle East. In general, what are the core strategies in warfare? That is first of all invisibility (think of the colors of the army), ensuring that the enemy is misled (for example by misleading information) and infiltration (espionage and influence). Only when that is no longer possible is the battle openly waged and a hard confrontation ensues.
Note that the Vatican has great interests in shifting the Church's attention. Already in the 16th century, she therefore developed alternative end-time theories to refute the Reformed (and Biblical) belief that Rome is in the lead of the final battle. That went with great success. Meanwhile, much of the conservative Protestant-Evangelical world has embraced the futuristic end-times doctrine. The liberal branches mainly succumbed to the preterist version, which places all events in the distant past [see: 1260 years of V-dominance]. Is it conceivable that the focus of the worldwide church is deliberately diverted, to divert attention from what really matters? Are political developments being used or even directed to mimic the futuristic end-time scenario?
That thought is not entirely far-fetched. Did you know that several key figures involved in the League of Nations Mandate and the establishment of the State of Israel (in 1948) listed high up in the Freemasonry tree? Think of the financiers Rothschild, Ben Gurion & Winston Churchill https://conejomasons.org/events/news/a-remarkable-connection-of-freemasonry-and-israel/. Also, did you know that high officials in the Vatican, at the end of WW II, organized an escape route to South America for Nazi war criminals, like the commanders of Sobibor and Treblinka and Adolf Eichmann (the so called ‘Ratlines’ documented by Mark Aarons and John Loftus). Also, be aware that there is an enormous concentration of power and money in our world. Most companies are directed by a handful of people (to get a first impression of this, see for instance: https://rumble.com/vmyx1n-monopoly-who-owns-the-world-documentary-by-tim-gielen.html). So not everything is at it seems at first sight. Under [a global pact] you will find an extensive explanation why Freemasonry, historically connected to many powerful people and institutes, in reality is an instrument of the Jesuit order. This order has become an expert at controlling public opinion, if necessary, by manipulating great events and investing its unfathomable wealth.
Furthermore, it is extremely remarkable that the Jewish Messiah Jesus in His talks about the end times never mentioned the physical return of the Jewish nation or a rebuilding of a physical temple, not even once. The same goes for the New Testament authors. If this Zionism, as many Christians nowadays claim, is the most important sign of the end times, this should be clarified. How do you explain that not a single author under the new covenant (which is the fulfillment of the old one, not a substitute or parallel reality) refers to this event?
Also noteworthy is the futuristic teaching about a new temple in Jerusalem and the restart of the sacrificial service. The Bible is crystal clear about the perfect atonement by the one-time offer of the Messiah (e.g. in Hebrews). What would a restart of literal sacrificial service implicitly communicate to God? It would be a direct attack on His perfect work of atonement in Jesus Christ. But strangely enough, within futurism, the start of a literal sacrificial service is seen as a positive development. In contrast, the fact that a future antichrist would subsequently stop ('desecrate') this sacrificial service is considered an extremely bad thing. That really is the Biblical world turned upside down.
Especially in our days it is necessary to question each other in the light of the Bible, to help and mirror. Fortunately, these kinds of complex conversations and discussions are allowed to take place in the light of the hope that God gives. We can develop a certain understanding, but not yet understand everything. Paul described the end of world history as childbirth. You don't know in advance exactly how a birth will go, but that new life will eventually be born, that's for sure.
Whatever question marks remain, eventually God will fulfill His promises to make all things new. What a fantastic prospect we have!