Zechariah 12:10- 13:1
2 Thessalonians 2:8
Arnold Fruchtenbaum in his book “The Footsteps of the Messiah” published in 1982 writes that God has a CITY OF REFUGE prepared for the Jewish people.
“No hiding place has been pinpointed, but three clues have been provided.
Once clue was in Matthew 24:16 THEN LET THEM THAT ARE IN JUDEA FLEE UNTO THE MOUNTAINS. According to this text, the place of flight and refuge is to be the mountains.
The second and third clues were given in verse 6 and 14 of Revelation 12:
“And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days.
14 But the woman was given two wings of the great eagle, so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.”
“The second clue was that the place of refuge is not only in the mountains, it must also be in the wilderness.
Third, it was prepared by God in advance and therefore indicates a very adequate preexisting place of refuge.”
“The two climactic events of the great tribulation are the Campaign of Armageddon and the second coming. A considerable amount of data is given about this period in the Scriptures. One of the greatest difficulties in the study of eschatology is placing the events in chronological sequence in order to see what exactly will happen in the Campaign of Armageddon.
The Campaign of Armageddon can be divided into eight states, and this, in turn, will facilitate an understanding of the sequence of events.”
There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
The First Stage: The Assembling of the Allies of the Antichrist
The Second Stage: The Destruction of Babylon
The Third Stage: The Fall of Jerusalem
Zechariah 12:1-3 and Zechariah 14:1-2
The Fourth Stage: The Armies of the Antichrist in Bozrah
The Fifth State: The National Regeneration of Israel
The Sixth Stage: The Second Coming of the Messiah
The Seventh Stage: The Battle from Bozrah to the Valley of Jehoshaphat
2 Thessalonians 2:8
“Regeneration is the work of the Holy Spirit, and here the nation of Israel will be regenerated because of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on them, creating some dramatic manifestations in the midst. This will be accompanied by wonders in the heavens as well. The result is that the Jews of Jerusalem and the remnant of Bozrah will be delivered and escape.”