by Robert Brow (www.brow.on.ca)
By viewing AD 70 as the coming that the Lord had predicted in the Synoptic Gospels (and imminently expected in the Epistles), we could retrieve all subsequent history for our OT prophetic vision of the Lord actively reigning in our world.
Consider some of the events that historians have been trained to explain merely as the result of economic, social, and political forces: The Jews from in AD 70 and 1948
The Muslim advance to the gates of Paris America, France, Russia (1919,1989), Spain, the German Reich Similar events in China, Japan, Viet Nam, Cambodia Or in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Angola, Ruanda, Zimbabwe And in India, Iran, Afghanistan
Was the toppling of the iron curtain in 1989 mere economics?
Ordinary church members have been trained to think that what happens in these countries is nothing to do with the Lord's interventions (days of the Lord). The only interest is whether Napoleon, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Saddam Hussain, Arafat is the Antichrist as proof that the Lord is finally going to come and do something.
It is time for us to read the OT prophets, and Jesus' prophecies for
his generation, and recapture the prophetic vision of history as He reigns
in every nation.