With the declaration of the modern state of Israel the world entered the Biblical age known to the prophets as the "latter days," etc.. None of the "latter day" prophecies could be fulfilled without a modern nation of Israel. This was good fodder for Biblical critics who could laugh at Bible believers and say "There will never again be a nation of Israel." They lost that argument on May 14, 1948.
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"Whenever I speak, I have to cry out; I shout, 'Violence!' and 'Destruction!' Thus the word of ADONAI becomes for me the cause of reproach and derision all day! But if I say, 'I won't think about him, I won't speak in his name any more,' then it seems as though a fire is burning in my heart, imprisoned in my bones; I wear myself out trying to hold it in, but I just can't do it." Yirmeyahu 20: 8-9 (CJB)
Thus sayeth the LORD: "I bring war!" You have been warned prepare for modern war in America.